California State University
United States of America
Dr. Carrie Pullen has recently joined the Health Administration program as an Assistant Professor, transitioning from over 20 years in the for-profit sector managing health care facilities for the elderly. That experience included operation of three facilities totaling over 500 skilled beds, as well as the creation, management and ownership of three neighborhood-based residential homes for the elderly. Her doctorate was obtained from Pepperdine University in Organizational Leadership, and she also has a Master’s degree in Healthcare Administration from Central Michigan University. Dr. Pullen’s research interests include innovation and best practices in long-term care and cultural diversity and competency in the health field. Immediately prior to accepting this position, Dr. Pullen was a member of the Health Services department at CSUN as part-time faculty, and has experience teaching courses in various aspects of healthcare management including organization, leadership, communication, law and ethics. She has also traveled to over 50 countries and is a champion of travel as education.