Dr. Robert Hernandez is a Professor in the Department of Health Services Administration in the School of Health Professions at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) and served as Department Chair from 1994 to 2000. He is a graduate of the Masters of Science in Hospital Administration Program at UAB, and received his doctorate from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Dr. Hernandez has worked in the health services administration field for more than 30 years and has served as Chair of the Health Care Administration Division of the Academy of Management. He served on the Regent's Advisory Council for the American College of Healthcare Executives in Alabama. He also has served on the editorial boards of Health Care Management Review, Journal of Healthcare Management, Medical Care Review, Health Services Management Research, and Alabama Journal of Medical Sciences. He currently serves as co-editor of the Journal of Health Administration Education.