Ph.D. Healthcare Management and Administration, Capella University, 2006
Ph.D. Healthcare Management and Administration, Southwest University, 1999
M.S. Physical Therapy, University of South Dakota, 1995
Joining Hodges University’s School of Allied Health in 2016, Dr. Eric Oestmann is an adjunct faculty member in the Health Services Administration program. With more than 30 years of administrative experience in nonprofit and for-profit health care institutions, he also possesses more than 20 years of experience as a licensed physical therapist. Currently, he performs consulting work in various areas of health care, including motivation and leadership applications, personal retention and quality improvement/six sigma programming via OEI Consulting.
In additional to his work in health care, Oestmann has more than 20 years of part-time teaching experience, working in public and private institutions. He has taught and developed 82 different health care leadership and research-related courses ranging from associate to doctoral levels. Oestmann is also a professional continuing education speaker with Summit Professional Education, as well as a faculty-student adviser for the American College of Healthcare Executives.
Oestmann is a United States Air Force veteran, serving six years of active duty. He received various awards of meritorious service.
When he isn’t teaching or consulting, he enjoys outdoor activities. He and his wife, Joanna, who is a licensed mental health counselor/psychologist, recently collaborated on the book, “4 Abundant Life.”