D'Youville students are among the most engaged students I have known. They make every class interesting.
As a newspaper reporter for Business First of Buffalo, I covered the healthcare industry for almost 20 years. During that time, because of my tremendous interest in the field, I earned my master's degree in D'Youville's HSA program and later a doctorate in the health policy program. My doctoral dissertation involved public policy as it relates to the design of neighborhoods that encourage physical activity. Currently, I'm researching new media models and other media-related topics as an assistant professor in the Communication Department at Buffalo State College.
I was thrilled and honored to be asked to teach in the HSA program. I jumped at the chance to work with D'Youville students, who are among the most engaged students I have known. They make every class interesting - for each other and for me - with their valuable and insightful contributions to the discussion.
Health care is a dynamic industry that needs energetic, engaged, forward-thinking leadership. Students can start on this path by learning not only from instructors in class but by keeping abreast of current happenings in the industry. It's crucial.
The healthcare environment is changing at a rapid pace. There are forces at national, state and local levels that have implications in the smallest healthcare administration office. Students who understand these big-picture relationships will be able to put their studies into perspective. They'll succeed in school and when they land that great new job.
Annemarie Franczyk, EdD & MS
Adjunct Lecturer; Alumna
Dual major: Exercise Sports Science & Business Management
Health Services Administration (HSA)