Faculty Profile

Timothy Rotarius, PhD

Timothy Rotarius, PhD, is a professor of health services administration in the Department of Health Management and Informatics within the College of Health and Public Affairs at the University of Central Florida. His research is focused on health care finance and health care management. He has written more than 70 peer-reviewed publications and has presented his research to more than 80 academic and professional associations.

Dr. Rotarius has proudly served UCF since 1996. During that time, his administrative responsibilities have included: vice chair of the Department of Health Management and Informatics; program director of the graduate health services administration degree; director of internships for hundreds of health services administration student interns; and program director of the undergraduate health services administration degree.

Dr. Rotarius has a PhD in health care strategic management from Texas Tech University, along with an MBA from the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque and a BBA in finance from Eastern Michigan University. He also has 12 years of full-time professional experience in the financial analysis field.

Donna Malvey, PhD

Donna Malvey, PhD, is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Health Management and Informatics at the University of Central Florida.  She received her Master’s Degree in Health Services Administration from the George Washington University and completed an administrative residency and postgraduate fellowship in health systems at the VA Medical Center in Washington, D.C.  She earned her PhD in Administration-Health Services at the University of Alabama at Birmingham where she received the Outstanding Graduate Student Award in Health Services Administration. She also received a national research award from Sodexho Marriott for her dissertation research on medical group practices.

Dr. Malvey is a nationally known speaker with audiences ranging from practitioner organizations such as Medical Group Management Association to prestigious academic settings such as Harvard Medical School’s Beth Israel-Deaconess Hospital. She has been interviewed in the press and on television about health care issues, ranging from physician unions to retail health care. She has also recently studied managing patient flow in local public health departments, which was underwritten by a grant from IBM.

Dr. Malvey has published extensively in the health care field. She is also co-author of The Retail Revolution in Health Care, published by Praeger 2010. This book examines the silent revolution in health care delivery that is being driven by the private sector. She has served on the editorial advisory board of Health Care Management Review. This journal combines academic theory with practical application and therefore appeals to both academic and practitioner audiences. She was appointed and subsequently reappointed by the Governor of Florida to the Florida Cancer Control and Research Advisory Board. Donna has worked in a variety of health care settings and served as the executive director of a national trade association, representing health professionals in private practice.  She also has worked as a congressional aide on Capitol Hill. 

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