Dr. Carmen Herbel Spears has over 30 years in nursing/healthcare management. She has 15 years of experience in traditional and online education. Dr. Spears’ experience in healthcare management includes home health, hospital and critical care management. She has been director and CEO of both national healthcare and rural healthcare systems. Dr. Spears has been Dean of Healthcare for eight years. She holds a Doctorate in Health Care Administration and master’s and bachelor’s in nursing. Dr. Spears has published on national healthcare systems iniatives, Learning Theory, nursing mentoring programs, and organizational management of online education and healthcare systems.