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Cassandra R. Henson, DrPA, MBA

  • Assistant Professor
Media Expertise:
  • Business Administration
  • Economics & Finance

Affiliated Programs

About Me

I'm excited to be a part of the Widener University family! Many professionals don't realize that all functions within an organization are connected, no matter how specialized. My experiences have taught me that everything has potential impact on resources (human and material) as well the bottom line. My goal is to prepare our students (future business professionals) to properly analyze an organization's processes and procedures, to maximize the effectiveness of these connections. My approach to teaching and learning is interdisciplinary, with course content delivered with necessary context. This, in my opinion, hones both analytical and decision-making skills.

Research Interests

My research agenda focuses on ‘The Business of Healthcare’ and encompasses several key content areas:

  1. Expenditures, financial and economic impacts 
  2. Health policy and public administration (including ethics)
  3. Pedagogy and teaching.

These concepts provide full breadth and depth of the healthcare administration, business administration and public administration (specifically health policy) industries, with common elements of each captured in my research. Supporting research on these topics will include the analysis of management functions such as planning, decision making, organizational design and resource management as well as the exploration of influences on these content areas.


  • Henson, C.R. (2023). Healthcare Financial Management: Applied Concepts and Practical Analyses (textbook). Springer Publishing. 
  • Henson, C. R., Davenport, M., & Whitner, W. (2019). Managing Healthcare Costs – Where to Look When Things Go Wrong. In Clack, L. and Ellison, R., Health Policy Management: A Case Approach. Burlington, MA: Jones & Bartlett Learning.
  • Henson, C.R. (2019). Combating Teaching Failure: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Educating the Next Generation and Producing Market-Ready Graduates. Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies in Education, 7(2):55-62. Center for Excellence in Education Publications.
  • Henson, C.R. (2018). Personal Healthcare Spending: Potential Impacts of Income and Population Growth in Eight U.S. Economic Regions. Journal of Health Care Finance, 45(2):1-12. World Web Publishing.

Professional Affiliations & Memberships

  • Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA)
  • Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management (APPAM)
  • American Society for Public Administration (ASPA)
  • Academy of Management