Professors Publish Books in Disciplines

    Books by University of Scranton professors Ann A. Pang-White, Ph.D., and Daniel J. West Jr., Ph.D., were published recently in the fields of philosophy and health administration.
    February 12, 2019

    Books by Ann A. Pang-White, Ph.D., philosophy professor and director of Asian Studies Program, and Daniel J. West Jr., Ph.D., professor and chair professor and the Department of Health Administration and Human Resources, were published recently.

    “The Confucian Four Books for Women,” published by Oxford University Press and translated with introductions, annotations, and notes by Dr. Pang-White, is the first complete English translation of the Nü Shishu and the commentary of Wang Xiang. The 16th century book is a female counterpart to the Sishu (Four Books) compiled by Zhu Xi. It includes four books by five women authors over a span of 1,600 years and provides a look at the history and evolution of Chinese women’s writing, education, identity, and philosophical discourse.

    This is Dr. Pang-White’s second book. Her first book, “The Bloomsbury Research Handbook of Chinese Philosophy and Gender,” was published in 2016. She has published numerous articles in scholarly journals related to her research interests in interdisciplinary aspects of Chinese philosophy and Western theories on metaphysics, ethics, political philosophy, and women. She serves as the deputy director of the International Society for Chinese Philosophy.

    Dr. Pang-White joined the faculty at Scranton in 1997. She was awarded the University’s 2010 and 2017 Provost Award for Excellence in Advancing Global Learning. In 2011, she guided the Asian Studies Program in receiving the Bringing the World to Pennsylvania: K-16 Collaborative Award from the Pennsylvania Department of Education’s Council for International Education.

    Dr. Pang-White earned her bachelor’s degree from Tung-Hai University in Taiwan, her master’s degree from the University of South Carolina–Columbia and her doctorate from Marquette University.

     “The Global Healthcare Manager: Competencies, Concepts and Skills,” published by Health Administration Press, was edited by Dr. West and his colleagues Michael Counte, Ph.D., professor of health management and policy at St. Louis University; Bernardo Ramierez, M.D., associate professor of health management and informatics at the University of Central Florida; and William Aaronson, Ph.D., associate professor and chair of the Department of Health Services Administration and Policy at Temple University. The book provides a comprehensive overview of healthcare management and leadership in a global context, with real-world perspectives from a broad range of countries, cultures, and delivery settings. Chapters highlight health services management concepts, leadership and organizational design and managing the organizational environment, as well as future directions, issues and challenges in global healthcare management. Dr. West authored the chapter on “Principles of Effective Leadership.”

    During his distinguished career that extends over more than 30 years, Dr. West has served as a CEO for a hospital, medical practice and several healthcare businesses. He is board-certified in healthcare management and a certified healthcare consultant. He is president and chief executive officer of HTC Consulting Group, Inc. Dr. West is a fellow of numerous prestigious academies including the American College of Healthcare Executives, American College of Medical Practice Executives and American College of Healthcare Administrators. He also serves on numerous local and national boards. He is the past chair for the Accreditation Council, Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME). He is a board member at Moses Taylor Hospital.

    An International Fellow at Scranton, Dr. West joined the faculty in 1990. He also holds a professor in public health appointment at Trnava University, Slovak Republic and a visiting professor appointment at St. Elizabeth University in the Slovak Republic. In 2007, Dr. West received an honorary doctorate from St. Elizabeth University in health and social sciences for his international leadership and research.

    Dr. West earned his bachelor’s, master’s and Ph.D. degrees from the Pennsylvania State University.

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