Faculty and Staff

Bill Stroube, Professor and Director of Health Services Administration, School of Health Sciences

Dr. Bill Stroube

Professor and Director of Health Services Administration, School of Health Sciences

Graves Hall, Room 216


  • Ph.D. in Analytical and Nuclear Chemistry, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky
  • M.B.A. in Finance, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland
  • B.S. Chemistry, Murray State University, Murray, Kentucky


Bill Stroube is Professor of Health Services Administration and Director of the Health Services Administration graduate and undergraduate programs. Before joining the University of Evansville faculty in 1998, he spent twelve years in management positions in the pharmaceutical industry, and eight years at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in Washington, D.C.

Dr. Stroube maintains an active research program, and has authored and co-authored over 70 publications in peer reviewed journals and conference proceedings. His research and teaching interests include international health care issues, health care marketing and strategy, health care regulatory issues, medical ethics, and public health. He is a member and officer of several professional societies. He is past president of the Division of Biology and Medicine of the American Nuclear Society, and is the past president and current board member of the international Business and Health Administration Association. He has served on the organizing committee for the past eight International Conferences on Health Care Systems and served as Chairperson for two of these conferences.

He has extensive international experience leading student groups through several health care systems. Since 2000, he has taught seventeen summer classes in various formats in England, China, Hungary, Slovakia, and Austria. His popular 5-week and 10-day comparative health systems courses in England have been attended by health care professionals and students from over thirty universities. He was an Adjunct Professor in 2017 and 2018 at IMS Union University in Dehradun, India. Since 2017 he has served as a Visiting Fellow at the Centre for Health Innovation, Leadership and Learning at the University of Nottingham in England.

He has been active in service to the university and has served as Chair of the Faculty Senate. A past recipient of the Dean's Teaching Award, he was presented the University of Evansville Outstanding Teaching Award at the 2008 May Commencement.

Payal Patel-Dovlatabadi, Associate Professor of Public Health, School of Health Sciences

Dr. Payal Patel-Dovlatabadi

Associate Professor of Public Health, School of Health Sciences

Graves Hall, Room 220

Payal Patel-Dovlatabadi is associate professor of public health and director of the public health program. Dr. Patel-Dovlatabadi's research interests include health policy, lifestyle factors and chronic disease prevention, mental health, and disaster preparedness on both the national and international levels.

Dr. Patel-Dovlatabadi has a passion for public health and teaching the multidisciplinary aspects of the field. Students will gain the knowledge and skills to target public health issues at the local, state, and national levels.

Dr. Patel-Dovlatabadi holds a DrPH in public health management, an MPH in health care organization and policy, an MBA in health care management, and a BS in psychology, all from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.


Erin Obenchain, Administrative Assistant, School of Health Sciences

Mrs. Erin Obenchain

Administrative Assistant, School of Health Sciences
Graves Hall, Room 219

Cheryl Shafer, Graduate Studies Specialist, School of Health Sciences

Mrs. Cheryl Shafer

Graduate Studies Specialist, School of Health Sciences
Graves Hall, Room 217

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