Aaron Liberman, Ph.D., retired Jan. 6, 2014, as a professor
of Health Management and Informatics at the University of
Central Florida in Orlando. During his almost 18 years at UCF,
Liberman served as the department chairman for a total of seven
years. Liberman is a trained hospital administrator and worked
actively in the field as a CEO and COO of several hospitals and
health services organizations. He also earned and has retained
State of Florida licensure and certification as a health care risk
manager. Liberman was awarded the rank of professor emeritus in
April 2014 for his contributions to the university.
As a researcher, Liberman has published 98 scholarly
manuscripts in refereed national and international journals, five
monographs, and four books. His most recent book is titled "Raising
a Parent." Liberman has served as a member of the editorial review
board of two national journals. He is a charter faculty fellow
of UCF's School of Teaching Learning and
Leadership. Liberman also has had consulting assignments with
more than 100 organizations in a variety of health services,
defense and other industrial settings. Included in his
portfolio of consulting assignments have been studies of the
financial value of 35 hospitals and health systems to their
communities of service.
Liberman has earned four academic degrees: a Bachelor of
Arts in psychology from Baylor University; a Master of Science in
educational psychology from Indiana University; a Master of Arts in
hospital and health administration from The University of Iowa; and
a Doctor of Philosophy in hospital and health administration, also
from the University of Iowa.
Liberman and his wife, Joan, a licensed clinical social worker,
have resided in Orlando since 1996. In July 2014, they celebrated
their 50th wedding anniversary. They are the parents of
two grown children and they have three school-aged grandchildren,
and recently were advised that a fourth will soon be on his
health care risk management
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