Edward R. Balotsky, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Discipline Taught: Managing Human Capital
Office: Mandeville 234
Phone: (610) 660-1447
Fax: (610) 660-1229
Email: edward.balotsky@sju.edu


Education

  • B.S., Philadelphia University '77
  • MBA, Temple University ‘79
  • Ph.D., Temple University '99 

Professional Experience

  • Hospital Administrator (1979-1990).
  • Academy of Management(2001-Present).  External reviewer for the Business Policy and Strategy and Health Care Management divisions.  Selected as an Outstanding Reviewer in Health Care Management Division in 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, and 2006.
  • Business and Health Administration Association (2002).  Chair, Managed Care Track, 2003 BHAA Annual Meeting.
  • Eastern Academy of Management (1999-2002).  External Reviewer.  Designated as an outstanding reviewer for 2001.

University Service

  • Middle States Task Force (2012-2013). Served on Task Force 6 which analyzed the institutional assessment measures in effect at the university.
  • Faculty Senate Executive Committee (2012-2013; 2008-2010). Elected for a two year term as a representative of the School of Business. Elected to an Officer position, Representative to the Elections Committee, for the 2009-2010 academic year.
  • University Council (2010-2012). Elected to the Executive Committee for AY 2011-2012.
  • Hearing Committee (2010-2011). Elected as an alternate member as needed.
  • GER Committee (2009-2011). Elected to represent the School of business on the committee that oversees the implementation of the revised general education curriculum.
  • Faith-Justice Institute Advisory Board (2009-2011).
  • Harassment Advisory Liaison Team (2008-2013). Initial point of contact for any university employee, faculty member, or student who believes that they are experiencing any type of harassment
  • Institute of Catholic Bioethics (2008-present). Inside member of the Board of Directors.
  • Institutional Review Board (IRB) (2003-present).  Monitors human subject research performed at the university
  • Collegium Alumni Faculty (2006-2007). Committee of SJU faculty who have attended the Collegium experience. Recommend mission-related activities for the SJU community.
  • Search Committee: Provost (2004-2005). Successfully recruited the university's new provost.
  • Faculty Marshall (2003-present). Participated in graduation ceremonies.

Haub School of Business Service

  • Assurance of Learning (AOL) Program (2010-present). Program Director.
  • HSB Strategic Planning Committee (2004-present).
  • Business Policy Task Force (2002-present).
  • HSB Advising Committee (2008-2009).
  • Undergraduate Programs Committee (2006-2008).
  • Executive MBA Admissions Committee (2005-2007).

Management Departmental Service

  • Undergraduate Committee 2007-2008).
  • Teaching and Learning Committee (2004-2006). Committee Chair.
  • Department Strategic Planning Committee 2005-2006
  • Department Assurance of Learning Committee (2011-present).
  • Search Committee: Strategic Management (2) (2004-2007).
  • Search Committee: Business Law (2005).
  • Course Coordinator (2003-present).

Contributions to the University’s Mission as a Jesuit institution

  • Ignatian Pilgrimage (2008)
  • Institute of Catholic Bioethics (2005-present)
  • Pedro Arrupe Center for Business Ethics (2004-present)
  • Collegium Faculty 2006-2007)
  • Colleagues in Jesuit Business Education (CJBE) (2004)
  • Saint Joseph's University Office of Mission, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (2011).  Served as a panelist in a forum entitled National Leadership Roundtable on Church Management which was part of the Saint Joseph's University Catholic Intellectual Series.
  • Saint Joseph's University Office of Mission.  Collegium: A Colloquy on Faith and the Intellectual Life (2007). A panel of SJU faculty who have gone to Collegium will shared their reflections on the experience and its impact on their life at SJU.
  • Saint Joseph's University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  Lessons of New Orleans: Looking Forward - The Responsibility of the Business Community (2005). A series of panel discussions dealing with the impact of Hurricane Katrina on the Gulf Coast
  • Third International Healthcare Systems Conference, Charleston, West Virginia.  Meet the Healthcare Industry Executives (2004). A panel discussion on key issues in international healthcare administration

Positive Involvement in Student Life and Activities

  • iSJU Program (2010-present). Freshman orientation program.
  • Haub School of Business Student Advising Center (2004-2006).
  • Beta Gamma Sigma (2003-present)

Service in a Professional Organization

  • Academy of Management (2001-present)
  • Business and Health Administration Association (2004)
  • Vincentian International Conference Promoting Business Ethics (2006)
  • Midwestern Academy of Management (2007)
  • Journal of Managerial Issues (2007-present)

Community Service

  • Saint Frances Cabrini RC Church (2005-2012). Merged three parishes in Ocean City into one Catholic community.
  • American Red Cross (1996-present).

Publications

Newhouse, John J. and Edward R. Balotsky (2013).  “Factors Motivating Hospital CEOs to Commit to Ethical Integration in their Organizations.” Journal of Leadership, Accountability and Ethics vol. 10(2).

Newhouse, John J. and Edward R. Balotsky (2013). “The Theoretical Framework Used by Hospital CEOs to Formulate their Ethical Practices and Decision-Making.” Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics.

Balotsky, Edward R. (2012). “Just How Much Does Business Ethics Education Influence Practitioner Attitudes? An Empirical Evaluation of a Multi-Level Ethical Learning Model.” Journal of Business Ethics Education 9: 101-128.

Balotsky, Edward (2008). “Where Strategy and Ethics Converge: Pharmaceutical Industry Pricing Policy for Medicare Part D Beneficiaries.” Journal of Business Ethics.

Balotsky, Edward R. and John J. Newhouse (2007). “Reformation in Chinese Healthcare: Lessons to be Learned from U.S. Best Practices in Consulting, Education and Development of Health System Change.” International Journal of Chinese Culture and Management, 1 (1), 73-92.

Balotsky, Edward R. and David S. Steingard (2006). “How Teaching Business Ethics Makes a Difference: Findings from an Ethical Learning Model.” Journal of Business Ethics Education 3, 5-34.

Balotsky, Edward R. (2005). “Is It Resources, Habit or Both: Interpreting Twenty Years of Hospital Strategic Response to Prospective Payment.” Health Care Management Review, 30 (4), pp. 337-346.

Balotsky, Edward R. and Edward W. Christensen (2004). “Educating a Modern Business Workforce: An Integrated Educational Information Technology Process.” Group and Organizational Management, 29 (2), 148-170.

Hacker, James O. and Edward R. Balotsky (1998). “Strategic Business units (SBUs): Competitive positioning in a Managed care environment.” Carolina Health Services and Policy Review, 5, 17-27.

Zinn, Jacqueline, Roger Kaslak and Edward Balotsky (1994). "Selecting Markets Strategically for International Competition: Lessons from the For- Profit Hospital Industry." Hospital and Health Services Administration, 39 (1), 17-31.

Proceedings

Balotsky, Edward R. (2010) “Can Business Ethics Education Influence Practitioner Attitudes: The Continuing Genesis of a Quantitative Investigation.” 17th Annual International Vincentian Business Ethics Conference, Chicago, IL (Abstract).

Balotsky, Edward R. (2008) “Is It Possible to Identify, Measure, and Rank the Determinants of Effective Ethical Education: A Longitudinal Approach Using a Survey Instrument.” 15th Annual International Conference Promoting Business Ethics.

Balotsky, Edward R. and Patrick G. Maggitti (2007). “The Relative Influence of Market Structure Versus Resource Configuration on Organizational Performance.” 2007 Midwest Academy of Management 50th Anniversary Meeting, October 4-6, Kansas City, MO.

Balotsky, Edward (2006). “Where Strategy and Ethics Converge: Pharmaceutical Industry Pricing Policy for Medicare Part D Beneficiaries.” 13th Annual International Conference Promoting Business Ethics, October 25-27, 2006, Niagara Falls, NY. (Published Abstract).

Balotsky, Edward R. and David S. Steingard (2005). “How Teaching Business Ethics Makes a Difference: Findings from an Ethical Learning Model.” 12th Annual International Conference Promoting Business Ethics, October 26-28, 2005, New York, NY. (Published Abstract).

Balotsky, Edward R. and John J. Newhouse (2004). “Reformation in Chinese Healthcare: Lessons to be Learned from American Best Practices in Consulting, Education and Development of Health System Change.” 3rd International Conference on Healthcare Systems, October 14-17, 2004, Charleston, WV.

Balotsky, Edward R. (2003). “Can the Sub-Acute Care Industry Learn from the Hospital Experience with Managed Care?” Midwest Business Administration Association Annual Meeting, March 12-14, 2003, Chicago, Illinois.

Balotsky, Edward R. and Edward W. Christensen (2002). “Educating a Modern Business Workforce: An Integrated Educational Information Technology Strategy.” Eastern Academy of Management Annual Meeting, May 1-4, 2002, New Haven, CT. Nominee for Outstanding Conceptual Paper Award.

Balotsky, Edward R. (2001). “Hospital Response to the Diffusion of Managed Care: A Neo-Institutional Perspective.” Eastern Academy of Management Annual Meeting, May 8-11, 2001, New York, NY.

Book Chapters

Balotsky, Edward R. and David B. Smith (2010). “Strategic Planning,” In Marilyn D. Harris, Ed., Handbook of Home Health Care Administration, 5th edition. Sudbury, MA: Jones and Bartlett Publishers.

Balotsky, Edward R. and Patrick G. Maggitti (2006). “Setting Objectives and Making Strategic Choices.” In Stephen J. Porth (Ed.), Strategic Management: A Cross-Functional Approach, 2nd edition. Boston: Pearson Custom Publishing, 153-157.

Balotsky, Edward R. and David B. Smith (2005). “Strategic Planning,” In Marilyn D. Harris, Ed., Handbook of Home Health Care Administration, 4th edition. Sudbury, Massachusetts: Jones and Bartlett Publishers, 693-707.

Pantuosco, Louis j. and Edward R. Balotsky (2000). “Progression Toward Efficiency: Why Managed Care is an Economically Rational Strategy for Health Care Onsurers and Consumers,” in Strategy & Tactics in Business Management for the New Millennium, J.S. Boronico (ed.), Edwin Mellen Press: Lewiston, NY.

Balotsky, Edward R. and James O. Hacker (2000). “Beyond the Strategic Business Unit (SBU): How Hospitals are using the Center of Excellence as an Evolving Strategic Response to Managed Care Diffusion,” in Strategy & Tactics in Business Management for the New Millennium, J.S. Boronico (ed.), Edwin Mellen Press: Lewiston, NY.

Aaronson, William and Edward R. Balotsky (1999). "The Community Hospital as the Fulcrum of a Community Care Networks: Promises and Obstacles. In A. O. Kilpatrick and J. A. Johnson, Eds., Handbook of Health Administration and Policy. Marcel Dekker: New York.

Balotsky, Edward R. and David B. Smith (1997). Strategic Planning. In Marilyn D. Harris, Ed., Handbook of Home Health Care Administration, 3rd edition. Gaithersburg: Aspen Publishers, Inc., 693-707.

Smith, David Barton and Edward R. Balotsky (1994). "Strategic Planning." In M.D. Harris, Ed., Handbook of Home Health Care Administration, 2nd edition. Gaithersburg: Aspen Publishers, Inc., 541-552.

Other Publications

Smith, David B., Apt, Joan, Aaronson, William A., Balotsky, Edward R., Shields, John, Roth, Lisa, Kotranski and Loeb, John (1994). “The Bucks County Community Health Assessment.” A joint report submitted to the seven Bucks County hospitals, Bucks County Medical Society and Bucks County Health Department.

Presentations

Is Business Ethics Education Worth the Effort: Results of a Pilot Study of an Empirical Survey (2009).  2009 Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Chicago, Illinois.

Government Policy Implications for Long Term Care: Provider Opportunities During a Presidential Election Year (2008). Institute for Continuing Education & Research, March 4, 2008, Philadelphia, PA.

The Role of Government in Health Policy and Reform: Back to the Intentions of our Forefathers (2007). Institute for Continuing Education & Research, August 15 and March 29, 2007, Philadelphia, PA.

The Role of Government in Health Policy and Reform: Balancing the Budget Versus Mid-Term Elections (2006). Institute for Continuing Education & Research, August 2 and March 29, 2006, Philadelphia, PA.

A Comparison of U.S. and Indian Health Care: A Management Perspective (2006). Made to the first cohort of Indian students in the joint Masters of Health Administration program between Saint Joseph’s University and Dr. NGP College of Arts and Sciences, Coimbatore, India, June 12, Philadelphia, PA.

Lessons of New Orleans: Looking Forward - The Responsibility of the Business Community (2005). A series of panel discussions presented by Saint Joseph’s University, October 6, 2005, Philadelphia, PA.

The Long Term Care Administration and Government Interface: Policy Implications in the Immediate Post-Presidential Election Environment (2005). Institute for Continuing Education & Research, February 15 and July 20, 2005, Philadelphia, PA.

Meet the Healthcare Industry Executives (2004). A panel discussion on issues in international healthcare administration. 3rd International Healthcare Systems Conference, October 15, 2004, Charleston, WV.

Government Policy Implications for Long Term Care: Provider Opportunities During a Presidential Election Year (2004). Institute for Continuing Education & Research conferences, March 30 and July 22, 2004, Philadelphia, PA.

Federal, State and Local Governments Role in the Financing and Structure of U.S. Healthcare (2003). A lecture given to the Shanghai, China Municipal Health Bureau during an executive education program conducted by Saint Joseph’s University, December 3-5, 2003, Philadelphia, PA and Washington, D.C.

The Long Term Care Administration and Government Interface: An Evolving Relationship (2003). Institute for Continuing Education & Research, March 5 and August 12, 2003, Philadelphia, PA.

Government Policy and Its Impact on Long Term Care Administration (2002). Institute for Continuing Education & Research, August 22, 2002, Philadelphia, PA.

The Role of Government in Health Policy, Regulation and Reimbursement (2001). Institute for Continuing Education & Research, March 8, August 1, and, December 12, Philadelphia, PA.

Work in Process

Balotsky, Edward R. and Ronald Dufresne. “When the Macro and Micro Worlds Collide: The Case of the Merger of Three Roman Catholic Churches”

Balotsky, Edward R. and Ronald Dufresne. “An Expanded Approach to Measuring the Value of Business Ethics Education: Revisiting the DIT Survey”

Grants and Awards

Saint Joseph’s University

  • Saint Joseph's University Office of Mission- InforMed Medicare Educational program (2010)
  • Saint Joseph's University Office of Mission- Medicare Part D Feasibility Study (2009)
  • Saint Joseph's University Summer Research Grant (2003)
  • Merit Award for Teaching (2006).
  • Pedro Arrupe Center for Business Ethics Fellow in Professional Development (2006, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2013).

Monmouth University

  • School of Business Administration Beta Gamma Sigma Faculty Service Award (2001).

Temple University

  • Beta Gamma Sigma: the national honor society for Collegiate Schools of Business (1999).

National Medical Enterprises, Inc.

  • Richard K. Eamer Presidential Fellowship for Young Administrators (1982).

United States Air Force

  • Certificate of Recognition for Meritorious Service (1977).

Faculty Expert Profile

  • Expertise: Health Care Management, Delivery Issues and Trends, Managed Care Financing

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