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Dr. Beth Woodard

Dr. Beth WoodardWoodard

Associate Professor of Management

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  • Ph.D.  - University of Alabama at Birmingham,  Administration - Health Services
  • M.H.S.A. - Medical University of South Carolina,  Health Administration
  • B.S. - Clemson University,  Management


    Professional Experience:

    • Associate Professor of Management, Jack C. Massey College of Business, Belmont University
    • Instructor, School of Business, University of Alabama Birmingham
    • Graduate Research Fellow, University of Alabama Birmingham
    • Graduate Research Assistant, University of Alabama Birmingham
    • Business Associate I, Patient Registration, Medical University of South Carolina/University Medical Associates
    • Administrative Assistant II, Patient Registration, Professional Staff Office
    • Patient Financial Services Representative, Professional Staff Office



    • Churchman, R., York, G. S., Woodard, B., Wainright, C., & Rau-Foster, M. (2014).  Revisiting Perceptions of Quality of Hospice Care: Managing for the Ultimate Referral.   American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine, 31 (5), 521-526. 
    • Wainright, C., York, G. S., & Woodard, B. (2012).  A Transformative Framework for Improving Healthcare Management Education.   Journal of Health Administration Education, 29 (1), 39-70.    [
    • York, G. S., Churchman, R., Woodard, B., Wainright, C., & Rau-Foster, M. (2012).  Free-Text Comments: Understanding the Value in Family Member Descritpions of Hospice Caregiver Relationships.   American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine, 29 (2), 98-105.



    Dr. M. Elizabeth (Beth) Woodard has taught at Belmont since 1999. She has a B.S. in Management from Clemson University, a Masters in Health Services Administration from the Medical University of South Carolina, and a Ph.D. in Administration-Health Services from the University of Alabama-Birmingham.

    Dr. Woodard determined while working in the health care industry and taking masters-level classes that the best way for her to affect the industry she loved would be to teach others. She obtained her Ph.D. and began teaching at Belmont University in 1999. She teaches undergraduate classes in healthcare management for the Jack C. Massey College of Business, master’s courses in healthcare for The Jack C. Massey Graduate School of Business at Belmont University, and doctoral courses for the Physical Therapy program in the College of Health Sciences.

    Her research interests have resulted in published articles in professional journals such as Advances in Health Care Management, Journal of Nursing Research, Omega: Journal of Death and Dying, Health Care Management Review, Journal of Applied Management and Entrepreneurship and cases in the textbook entitled Strategic Management of Health Care Organizations. Holding membership in the Association of University Programs in Health Administration, Academy of Management, American College of Healthcare Executives, Strategic Management Society and other professional organizations, she actively serves her profession as a conference paper and textbook reviewer and presents her research findings at national and international conferences.

    Various organizations in the Middle Tennessee area benefit from her service. Currently the Education Committee Vice-Chair for the Health Care Executive Forum of Middle Tennessee, she also serves the University of Alabama at Birmingham Alumni Association and her church.

    Dr. Woodard is a member of the business honor society, Sigma Beta Delta. She was honored by her selection to intern for United States Senators Ernest F. (Fritz) Hollings and Strom Thurmond. Dr. Woodard received the Best Case award at the United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship conference in January of 2007.