University of Tennessee

Michael Stahl

Department: Management and Entrepreneurship, Physician Executive MBA

Title: Professor Emeritus

629 Haslam Business Building

Michael J. Stahl is Professor Emeritus of Business in the Haslam College of Business at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. From 1998-2015, he served as director of the Physician Executive MBA (PEMBA) Program. That program was rated by Modern Physician and Modern Healthcare magazines in 2004-2015 as the No. 1 Preferred MBA Program Exclusively for Physicians.

Stahl received his bachelor’s in electrical engineering from the State University of New York at Buffalo and his doctorate in management from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. As an Air Force officer in the early 1970s, he was a program manager on the design of a communications satellite at the Space and Missile Systems Organization in Los Angeles. From 1982-1989, Stahl was head of the Clemson University Management Department, and he was associate dean in the UT College of Business from 1989-1997.

Stahl has published over 50 journal articles in a variety of areas including strategic management, total quality, and healthcare, as well as 13 books including Strategic Management, Perspectives in TQ, The Physician’s Essential MBA and The Encyclopedia of Health Care Management. He teaches business planning in PEMBA.

Stahl served from 2000-2017 on the Board of Catholic Charities of East Tennessee, serving as its president from 2015-2017. He also chairing the board’s planning committee from 2000-2007 and served on its finance committee from 2012-2017. From 2008-2011, he served on the board of the St. Joseph Health System in Lexington, Kentucky, and was a member of the board’s finance, physician transaction review and strategic planning committees. In 2014, he became a charter member of the American Board of Administrative Medicine in Tampa. He currently serves on the finance committee of the Board at Ladies of Charity, Knoxville, and does volunteer work in its Emergency Food Pantry.


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