Dr. Eric Richardson, Ph.D., MPH, MBA, PHR, SHRM-CP, CHHR

Associate Professor and Program Coordinator, University of North Carolina Wilmington

As a seasoned professional in healthcare management and business education, Dr. Eric Richardson brings a wealth of experience and a proven track record to his role as a consultant. Currently, he serves as a dedicated member of the CAHME Accreditation Council and actively participates as a site visitor. His extensive experience includes successfully guiding two programs to Candidacy and leading one program through initial accreditation, demonstrating his deep understanding of the accreditation process and commitment to academic excellence.

With 18 years of documented experience, Dr. Richardson is a forward-thinking, inclusive, and systems-oriented leader adept at building successful teams, driving key initiatives, and facilitating critical change within academic organizations. His adaptability and strong record of success in accreditation initiatives, market analyses, assessment, and award-winning program/course design highlight his capability to effectively implement 21st-century academic programs and specializations.


Dr. Richardson’s broad knowledge base is supported by his diverse academic credentials, including a Ph.D., MPH, and MBA. He further enhances his expertise with professional certifications in human resource management such as PHR (Professional in Human Resources), SHRM-CP (Society for Human Resource Management – Certified Professional), and CHHR (Certified in Healthcare Human Resources). This diverse educational background enables him to approach academic program development and leadership with a comprehensive and multidisciplinary perspective.


Dr. Richardson excels in communicating vision, establishing expectations, building interprofessional teams, monitoring progress, and delivering results. His leadership experiences include aligning processes with relevant technology, progressing university and college objectives, building value propositions, and developing differentiated offerings and scalable solutions to support successful student outcomes.


Specializing in online education and program development, Dr. Richardson leverages innovative approaches to enhance curriculum design and delivery. His expertise in creating robust and scalable online programs ensures that institutions can provide high-quality, affordable, and accessible education to students. Whether developing new programs, navigating the accreditation process, or improving existing offerings, Dr. Richardson is well-equipped to support institutions in achieving their goals.