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William Pfeifle, M.S., M.A., Ed.D., MBA
William G. Pfeifle is a Professor in Health Services Management Department of the College of Public health. Sent by the U.S. Army after service in Vietnam to teach U.S. Military and Diplomatic History in the UK Military Science Department in the early 1970’s he went on to complete graduate degrees at the University of Kentucky. Throughout his career he has been involved in numerous educational projects within the University and on State, National and International levels. He served in a variety of management and leadership positions on campus, including Program Director, Department Chair, Associate Dean, and Director of various educational support services.
Major scholarly contributions have largely focused on the development of monographs and materials designed to enhance teaching and assessment. Similar materials have been developed on management and supervision skills. Administrative issues and solution finding remain a high scholarly priority. Clinically-related activity has focused on management techniques in health services delivery in developing countries. A prominent feature in a variety of efforts relates to multi-institutional collaboration and the use of instructional technology in curriculum design and instructional approaches in professional program preparation.
He has received several service awards and been recognized twice as a distinguished author. His research interests focus on the impact of education and leadership on individual and collective behavior in the public domain. His goal is to have a meaningful, if not life-changing, impact on each and every MPH and DrPH student he encounters in the course of their academic pursuits.