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Dr. Reid Oetjen currently serves as the chair of the Faculty Senate at the University of Central Florida.  Dr. Oetjen is an Associate Professor and the Interim Chair of the Department of Health Management and Informatics. Dr. Oetjen teaches courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Dr. Oetjen focuses his teaching on long-term care administration, aging populations, healthcare quality management, leadership, and human resources management.

Dr. Oetjen has numerous peer-reviewed publications and regularly presents his research at academic and practitioner conferences.  His research foci are on the long-term care quality, developing tools for healthcare practitioners, and the scholarship of teaching and learning.  In addition to his academic experience, Dr. Oetjen served as an Assistant Administrator for a national Skilled Nursing Facility chain and spent 10 years as an operations manager for a major international airline. 

In addition to his University service, he is very active within the College of Health and Public Affairs and the Department of Health Management & Informatics.  Reid is also active in several national professional organizations, including the Association of University Programs in Health Administration and the Academy of Management.  He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the Pennsylvania State University in 1990, his Master of Science degree from the University of Central Florida in 2002, and his Ph.D. from the University of Central Florida in 2004.