Dr. Gwyndolan L. Swain

Dr. Gwyndolan L. Swain
Dr. Gwyndolan L. Swain
Founding Director and Professor,
Health Administration

Meet Dr. Gwyndolan L. Swain

As a testament to her passion for teaching, she was awarded the University’s inaugural Webb Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2019, a recognition that is determined by the student body.

At Atrium Health, she was a Corporate Expert and Administrative Manager within Human Resources. By developing and implementing a Return to Work program for 65,000 employees, an 11% decrease in Short Term Disability claims duration was realized, saving the organization $1.2 million. As a Clinical Manager with Mecklenburg County Health Department for Maternal and Child Health Services and Immunizations, she managed a comprehensive community outreach program resulting in significant increases in both client referrals and a 25% increase in revenue for the agency.

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Examples of classes taught by Dr. Gwyndolan L. Swain:

  • Healthcare Marketing
  • Healthcare Capstone Strategy
  • Doctor of Health Administration, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC
  • Master of Business Administration / Master of Health Administration, Pfeiffer University, Charlotte, NC
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Dillard University, New Orleans, LA


  • The Impact of Early Return to Work Programs on Employers and Employees, 2014 ProQuest
  • Strategic Analysis for Healthcare, Concepts ad Practical Applications, Wayland and McDonald HAP, (2nd Edition (2021) – HAP/AUPHA Editorial Board for Graduate Students



  • Coronary Heart Disease Disparities by Race/Ethnicity, International Symposium on Minority Health, Baltimore (2014)
  • High Blood Pressure by Race/Ethnicity among Coronary Heart Disease Patients in North Carolina, Beverly Earle Minority Health Disparities Conference, Charlotte (2016)


Professional Memberships

  • American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE)
  • President-elect for the Greater Charlotte Healthcare Executives Group (GCHEG)
  • Member of National Association of Health Service Executives (NAHSE)
  • Association of University Programs in Health Administration
  • North Carolina Board of Nursing Member of National League of Nursing
  • ANSWER Scholarship Organization, volunteer and member of Professional Development Committee
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated
  • Health Administration/Association of University Programs in Health Administration Editorial Board
  • Health Education Press/Association of University Programs in Health Administration Editorial Board

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