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Michael J. Stahl wass the William B. Stokely Professor of Business in the Haslam College of Business at the University of Tennessee, and is Director of the Physician Executive MBA Program. That program was rated by Modern Physician and Modern Healthcare magazines in 2004-2013 as the #1 Preferred MBA Program Exclusively for Physicians. Stahl received his B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the State University of NY at Buffalo and his Ph.D. 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, Mike was Head of the Management Department at Clemson University.  He was Associate Dean in the College of Business at UT 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 strategy and business planning in the Physician EMBA and MBA Programs. 

Mike served from 1997-2000 on the Board of Directors and chaired the Board’s Development Committee for the Florence Crittenton Agency. He served from 2000-2007 on the Board of Catholic Charities of East Tennessee, and chaired the Board’s Planning Committee. From 2008-2011, he served on the Board of the St. Joseph Health System in Lexington, KY and was a member of the Board’s Finance, Physician Transaction Review, and Strategic Planning Committees. He has served on the Finance Committee of the Board of Catholic Charities of East Tennessee since 2012, and was elected Vice President/President Elect in 2013.


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