Barbara Archer

Contributing Faculty
College of Health Sciences and Public Policy
Ph.D. Public Policy and Administration

Dr. Barbara Archer brings both a practice and academic background to the classroom with over 35 years’ experience in healthcare management and consulting and over 25 years teaching experience in business, commercial, and academic settings. Her teaching experience includes on-ground teaching, online teaching, and program and course design. Areas of expertise are public administration, business administration, and healthcare administration. Research interests include public administration, transformation in public organizations, and healthcare administration.
Her management career includes middle management, upper management, and executive positions in healthcare and healthcare policy making organizations. She has over 10 yeas’ experience as a management consultant working with financially distressed organizational turn-arounds. She is familiar with private sector for-profit and not-for-profit organizations as well as governmental agencies. Her academic leadership experience includes Chair of a Healthcare Administration program.
Dr. Archer holds a Doctorate in Public Administration (DPA) from University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA; an MBA from University of Portland, Portland, OR; and a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Willamette University, Salem, OR. She also holds a Master Black Belt Certificate from Villanova University.
At Walden University, Dr. Archer is a Contributing Faculty member working with doctoral dissertation students.

Courses Taught

PPPA 9000 - Dissertation


DPA, University of Southern California

MBA, University of Portland

BA, Willamette University

Postbaccalaureate Certificate, Villanova University

Registered Nurse, Sacred Heart Hospital School of Nursing

Public Service

Cat Adoption Team, Volunteer - Tualatin