Jose Proenca

Jose Proenca, PhD

  • Associate Dean for Graduate Programs in the School of Business Administration
  • Professor

Affiliated Programs


  • PhD, Business and Health Care Management (1993)
    University of Alabama--Birmingham (AL)

About Me

Prior to entering academia, I worked in marketing and operations in the pharmaceutical and hospital industries. I teach in the areas of leadership development, change management, strategy, and population health management. 

I have conducted leadership development workshops in a variety of industries including health care, pharmaceutical, medical equipment, and entertainment. In addition to my PhD, I have a master's degree in business administration and a bachelor's degree in pharmacy.

Research Interests

My research interests focus on human capital management issues in health care organizations, service issues in the health care industry, and community orientation.


  • Proenca, E. J. (2014). Perceived organizational support as a moderator of empowerment practices. Academy of Business Research Journal, 14 (1), 139–153.
  • Proenca, E.J., Rosko, M.D., & Dismuke, C.E. (2005). Service collaboration and hospital cost performance: Direct and moderating effects. Medical Care, 43 (12), 1250–1258.
  • Proenca, E.J., Rosko, M.D., & Zinn, J.S. (2000). Community orientation in hospitals: An institutional and resource dependence perspective. Health Services Research, 35 (5), 1011–1035.


  • Distinguished Graduate Teaching Awards (1995, 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012)
  • American Academy of Medical Administrators Award
  • ACHE Heath Management Research Award (2000)