Michael W. Popejoy

Dr. Michael W. Popejoy, (M.B.A.. Ph.D., M.P.H., M.S.) Fellow, Royal Society of Public Health (UK), Adjunct Professor, Central Michigan University and Florida International University, has been teaching for 23 years in undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs in traditional on campus, online, and compressed time format weekend programs designed for working professionals. He is cross trained in public administration, public health, and health care administration while also teaching in business and education. He received an M.B.A. from Barry University in Miami Shores, Florida, and then entered Florida Atlantic University for the Ph.D. in public administration with a concentration in government budgeting. Later he completed an Ed.D. program in higher education administration (all but dissertation). For the first ten years of his career he was professor of business and public administration and department chair at the Rinker School of Business, Palm Beach Atlantic University where he was also elected president of the university faculty senate. More recently, he completed the M.P.H. degree in community health and will complete the M.S. Health Administration later in 2011.

He has for many years been an adjunct professor at Central Michigan University, and more recently an adjunct professor of public health at Florida International University, Robert Stempel School of Public Health and Social Work. He is also assistant editor for the journal White House Studies, a frequent contributor and recent guest editor at Public Voices. His work has also appeared several times in the British journal Public Health where he is also a Fellow in the Royal Society of Public Health. His interests in global public health are exemplified by his article in PA Times on the challenge to public administration to partner with public health; and his forthcoming book (2011) Global Public Health Policy which is being published by Nova Science Publishers. He also leads a small group of interested scholars in creating network health systems for developing countries which will result later in 2011 with a special issue of the Journal of Health and Human Services Administration co-edited by Dr. Popejoy and Dr. Hillary Knepper of Pace University.

Dr. Popejoy has been writing book reviews even well before his academic career began since early in his undergraduate years he was published in the Journal of the Florida Medical Association and Florida Banker where he was a contributing editor. Once he was in his doctoral program, his book reviews were appearing in Hospital Topics and he was the charter book review editor for the first several years of Public Voices. His reviews appear regularly in Public Integrity, Public Voices, White House Studies, Public Health and most recently, in Public Administration Review (January-February 2011) with another review scheduled for later in the year. His most recent major review was an article length memorial essay on the late David Halberstam and his writing career which is scheduled to appear in 2011 in White House Studies.


created February 3, 2011

Last updated: June 14 2013