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C. Scott Kruse, MBA, MHA, MSIT, PhD, FACHE, CPHIMS, Security+, SSGB, MCSE

Assistant Professor & Graduate Programs DirectorA handsome fellow

Contact Information:
Phone #: 245.4462
Office: Encino Hall (EH), Room 254
Email: scottkruse@txstate.edu

Degrees:
PhD in Health Related Sciences from Virginia Commonwealth University
MSIT in Information Technology from University of Texas at San Antonio
MHA in Healthcare Administration from Baylor University
MBA in Management of Technology from University of Texas at San Antonio
BS from the United State Military Academy

Dr. C. Scott Kruse graduated from California High School in Whittier, California. He enlisted in the U.S. Army (Infantry) in 1985 and retired from service (Medical Service Corps) in 2011. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Engineering Psychology in 1991 from the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York. He earned a Master of Business Administration with a concentration in the Management of Technology in 2004 from the University of Texas at San Antonio, and he earned a Master of Science in Information Technology in 2005 from the same university. He earned a Master in Health Administration in 2005 from Baylor University. He earned his PhD in Health Related Sciences in 2013 from Virginia Commonwealth University. He has taught at the undergraduate and graduate levels for eight years. He taught five years in the Graduate School at Baylor University, two years in the graduate school at Trinity University, one year in the graduate school at the University of the Incarnate Word, and two years at Texas State University (some simultaneously). He has designed, used, and refined health information technology curriculum in nationally ranked graduate schools. He has taught a wide range of topics ranging from software design to medical and anatomical terminology. He worked in the healthcare technology industry in the federal sector for eleven years and was a US Army Officer for over 20 years. He is a board certified healthcare administrator and Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives, a board certified healthcare information manager through the Health Information Management Systems Society, a certified computer security manager through the Computer Technology Information Association, a certified systems engineer through Microsoft, a certified Six Sigma Green Belt and senior member at the American Society for Quality, and he received a Federal Chief Information Officer Certificate in 2010 from National Defense University. Dr. Kruse has lived all over the world and worked in a variety of roles: leadership, policy making, personnel security, logistics, as well as information system development and testing.

Dr. Kruse is the principal of Kruse Consulting Services where he has provided consulting services for the US Air Force Medical Service Agency with an information system that he designed to help them manage the process of securing intellectual property rights for Air Force researchers and the Air Force.

Dr. Kruse is married with two teenagers. His wife is a Daughter of the American Revolution and Daughter of the Confederacy, which means, by default, Dr. Kruse is an avid follower of both American and Civil War history. One of Dr. Kruse’s favorite professors at West Point was a vibrant, dynamic U.S. Cavalry Officer who brought to life the History of Military Art. As much as possible, Dr. Kruse tries to emulate that effect in his own teaching.