Dr. Okpala is the Director of the Master of Science in Health Service Administration program and Associate Professor in the Department of Health Science and Human Ecology at California State University, San Bernardino (CSUSB). He obtained his Doctor of Health Sciences degree from A.T.Still University of Health Sciences, Mesa, Arizona, Master of Health care Administration with concentration in Leadership from Bellevue University, Nebraska, Master of Public Administration from Bellevue University, Nebraska, Bachelor of Science in Health care Management from Bellevue University, Nebraska; Associate of Science degree in Health care Management from Ashworth University, Norcross, Georgia; and Associate of Science degree in Respiratory Therapy from Concorde Career College, Garden Grove, California. Prior to coming to California State University as Full-time Professor, Dr. Okpala was an adjunct Professor at various universities in the U.S., where he taught in the undergraduate and graduate healthcare administration programs. Dr. Okpala has worked in both acute care and skilled nursing facilities as a licensed Respiratory Care Practitioner. Dr. Okpala’s research interests have been shaped by the fact that health care managers are the main drivers of effective functioning of the healthcare sector. As such, his research studies primarily focused on harnessing the importance of theory, evidence-based research and advance technology in improving the quality of healthcare services and prevention of degenerative diseases among the vulnerable individuals in the society. Currently, he has 26 peer reviewed journal publications and advising on thesis preparation on a number of topics. Also, he has presented his scholarly work, publications, at various professional conferences, both local and international.