Amber Stephenson Receives Promotion at Clarkson University

June 13, 2024

Amber Stephenson has been promoted from associate professor to full professor of healthcare management in the David D. Reh School of Business. She is also the Director of the Healthcare Management Programs.

Headshot, Amber Stephenson

Stephenson teaches health systems management, leadership and organizational behavior, as well as strategy capstone in the Healthcare Management MBA and Online MBA programs.

Her research focuses on how professional identity affects perceptions and behaviors of the healthcare workforce in terms of willingness to lead, engagement, burnout, and retention.  She also explores how women leaders experience gender bias. Her work has been published in top-rank health management and human resources journals and also featured on Morning Joe, CBS News, CNBC, Business Insider, Financial Times, Fortune, and was utilized in policy by the European Health Parliament.

Through her scholarship, Dr. Stephenson has had the opportunity to present to the US Department of State’s International Visitor Leadership Program, at the inauguration of the University College London’s Global Business School for Health, Grand Rounds at Brigham and Women's Hospital, and she was one of five recipients nationally to receive the AcademyHealth Presidential Award for Health Services Researchers.  She was also the recipient of the John W. Graham Jr. Faculty Research Award, The David D. Reh School of Business Service Excellence Award, The David D. Reh School of Business Teaching Excellence Award, and the Phalanx Distinguished Service award.  

She is on the executive board of the Academy of Management's Heath Health Care Management Division and a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives.  

Clarkson University is a proven leader in technological education, research, innovation and sustainable economic development. With its main campus in Potsdam, N.Y., and additional graduate program and research facilities in the Capital Region and Hudson Valley, Clarkson faculty have a direct impact on more than 7,800 students annually through nationally recognized undergraduate and graduate STEM designated degrees in engineering, business, science and health professions; executive education, industry-relevant credentials and K-12 STEM programs. Alumni earn salaries among the top 2% in the nation: one in five already leads in the c-suite. To learn more go to
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