Dr. George Jarnis
Coordinator and Advisor
A.B., Clark University; M.A. Northeastern University; Ph.D., Tufts University
Dr. Jarnis teaches a variety of Health Care Administration courses. He is also the coordinator of the Master's in Public Administration Program and the Chair of the Undergraduate Government Department.
Dr. Edward Burke
A.B., Notre Dame; M.P.A., Princeton University; J.D., Suffolk University
My name is Edward Burke. My background is in elective politics, law practice, lobbying, and teaching. For twenty-two years, I served as a member of the Massachusetts Senate (1971-1993). For much of that time, I was Chair of the Legislature's Health Care Committee. During and after that time, I practiced law in small and large firms and am currently self-employed. During that time, I also worked as a lobbyist for a regional health insurance company.
I have taught graduate courses at Framingham State College since the mid-1970s, with a special focus on health care policy and regulation. For the last ten years or so, I have also conducted the Seminar in Health Care Administration, which is one of the last courses students take prior to receiving the Masters Degree. The focus of the Seminar is “Leadership in Health Care Settings.” I have also taught courses for the last three years at Regis College, primarily a course that surveys the pharmaceutical and medical device industry.
I live in Framingham. My wife Lisa has a busy senior management position at a teaching hospital in Boston. My older daughter Sarah graduated from the University of Vermont, has Master's Degrees from Baruch College and Columbia University, and is currently working in the Student Affairs office at Columbia. My younger daughter Emily has just graduated in 2010 from New York University, with a major in studio art.
My volunteer activities have included a ten-year tenure as a member of the Framingham State College Foundation and serving as its chair for a portion of that term. My current volunteer board work includes serving as a community member of the Institutional Review Board for MetroWest Medical Center, which approves and oversees clinical trials at the medical center; and also serving as an elected member of the Framingham Town Library Board of Trustees.
Dr. Laura Long
Visiting Associate Professor
B.S.N., Boston College, M.S.N., Southern Connecticut, Ph.D., UMass Boston
I received my undergraduate degree in nursing (BSN) from Boston College in 1982, and a masters degree in nursing (MSN) from Southern Connecticut State University in 1985. I have worked in community health nursing and health care administration for over 25 years, with a focus on home healthcare and health policy. I completed my PhD in nursing at UMass Boston in 2005 with a concentration in health policy. I continue to work in home health care and health policy consulting. I have taught at Clemson University, Regis College, Curry College, and presently teach a health care internship at Holy Cross. My research interests are home healthcare services and outcomes, Medicare reimbursement, hospice care and telehealthcare. I have numerous publications and research cited in Medicare demonstration projects.
Mr. Martin Kennedy
Visiting Senior Instructor
B.A., MEd., Boston College; M.B.A., Northeastern University
Martin Kennedy has been teaching courses in Management since the mid 1980's with a short break here and there. He has a Master's Degree in Education from Boston College and an MBA from Northeastern University. He has taught in the MPA and the MHA programs for many years and focuses on Leadership as well as Personnel Administration. He teaches with a combination of styles but with a heavy focus on practical application of material learned. He is currently employed by the City of Somerville as a Special Education Supervisor. His forty year career has wound its way around public and private schools and organizations. He has two adult children and has been married to Ellen Lang for thirty four years. Martin's pastimes include being an amateur builder on his land in New Hampshire.