Fevzi Akinci, PhD, MHA

Dean and Acting Department Chair

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Fevzi Akinci, PhD, is dean of the John G. Rangos, Sr. School of Health Sciences at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh. Prior to joining Duquesne University in July 2017, Dr. Akinci served as an associate dean of the William G. McGowan School of Business and director and tenured professor of the Graduate Health Care Administration program at King’s College in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania from 2012 to 2017. He worked as vice president for academic affairs, dean and professor of faculty of economics and administrative sciences at Zirve University in Turkey for three years. He also held a tenured associate professor position in the Health Policy and Administration Department at Washington State University and taught graduate courses in health care economics, research and evaluation methods, health care finance and health management decision science from 2004 to 2009. Dr. Akinci was acting chairperson, graduate program director and assistant professor of health care administration in the Department of Health Care Administration and International Business with six years of undergraduate and graduate-level teaching experience at King’s College, William G. McGowan School of Business.

Dr. Akinci holds an MHA (1995) in Health Administration, Saint Louis University and a PhD (1999) in Health Services Research with a minor in Economics from the School of Public Health and John Cook School of Business at Saint Louis University. His scholarly research accomplishments over the past 14 years include more than $1.6 million funded research projects, 31 refereed journal articles, four refereed book chapters, 31 refereed proceeding publications, four refereed abstracts and four professional/other journal articles. Dr. Akinci’s publications appear in such internationally and nationally recognized journals as Health Policy, American Journal of Preventive Medicine, Disease Management and Health Outcomes, Health Services Management Research, Quality of Life Research, International Journal of Nursing Studies, the Journal of Health Administration Education and Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice.

Professional memberships include Academy Health, American Association of University Professors and Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA) Finance and Economics Faculty Forum.

Dr. Akinci served as a fellow of the Commission on Accreditation Healthcare Management Education (CAHME) in 1999 and as a member of the CAHME Criteria Review Committee between 1999 and 2001. Dr. Akinci is the first recipient of the Mary Gumble Levy Award to recognize his commitment to teaching and research at Saint Louis University in 1998. Other awards and recognitions include:

  • Recipient of the WSU Spokane Faculty Excellence Award for his scholarly contributions to research, teaching and service at WSU in 2006
  • Numerous student awards for excellence in teaching at WSU
  • First Mark R. Leffler Scholar of the Year Award at King’s College in 2003
  • Best Paper Award in Nursing Administration Track at the Business and Health Administration Conference in 2003
  • Distinguished Research Award at the Allied Academies Fall International Conference in 2001