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Dale Gooden

Adjunct Professor @ Sofia University
Dale Gooden

Dale L. Gooden, DHSc, EJD, MBA, is an award-winning educator and subject-matter- expert in business administration, information systems, health informatics, , health administration, health law and compliance, health information technology, clinical information systems, and the health sciences.

Dr. Gooden is a part-time professor of Health Administration at Colorado State University Global, Concordia University Irvine, American Public University, and Sacred Heart University. Additionally, he is a professor of Business Administration at Sofia University and Saybrook University. His teaching philosophy is a student-centered methodology with focused learning outcomes designed to build and reinforce self-directed student learning. From 2018 -2022, Dr. Gooden also served as Dissertation Chair and Doctoral Faculty Advisory for the Doctor of Business Administration and Healthcare Administration Program at Franklin University.

Dr. Gooden’s unique academic instruction approach integrates real-world proven experience with academic rigor, setting high expectations for student performance and engagement with the learning outcomes. In 2016, he was awarded academic faculty of the year by his colleagues. Dr. Gooden received a Doctor of Health Sciences (DHSc) in Fundamentals of Education from A.T. Still University of Osteopathic Medicine in 2017. His dissertation analyzed cybersecurity breaches in modern healthcare organizations since the adoption of electronic health records. He earned an Executive Juris Doctorate (EJD) from Purdue University Law School in 2021. Dr. Gooden was conferred a Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Health Services Management from the University of La Verne in 2011.