Faculty Profile

David Meckstroth, DHA

Adjunct Faculty and Doctoral Faculty Advisor



I have been in the healthcare industry for 37 years. I've had the opportunity to work through several mergers, a major consolidation to a new hospital, and an affiliation where the health care system became part of a larger system. During my career, I was the President & CEO for 14 years (1994-2009) at Upper Valley Medical Center in Troy, Ohio. I am currently teaching for several universities and providing health care consulting services. I have a Doctorate degree in Health Administration from Central Michigan University. I also have an MBA degree from the University of Dayton and a BS degree in Business Administration from Bowling Green State University in Ohio. I also am a Fellow in the Healthcare Financial Management Association, served on the Board of Directors for the Ohio Hospital Association, and was the Chair of the Board for the Greater Dayton Hospital Association. I am married and have two grown children that live in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and State College, Pennsylvania. I enjoy exercising and a variety of sports.


Central Michigan University (Mt. Pleasant, Michigan)
Doctor of Health Administration, Health Administration
University of Dayton (Dayton, Ohio)
Master of Business Administration, Business Administration
Bowling Green State University (Bowling Green, Ohio)
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Business Administration


Protecting Human Research Participants, The National Institute of Health (NIH) Office of Extramural Research
Certificate of Advanced Technical Study, Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA)
Fellow, Healthcare Financial Management Association

Work Experience

2013 - Present
Franklin University, Adjunct Faculty & Doctoral Faculty Advisor
2011 - 2016
Franklin University, Adjunct Faculty - Urbana

Publications & Presentations

Meckstroth, D. (2014, Nov. 14). The Key Variables Health Care Executives Utlilize in the Decision-Making Process. Franklin University's Learning Showcase, Franklin University.