Ron Hudak

Contributing Faculty
College of Management and Human Potential
Ph.D. Health Services

Dr. Hudak is a strategic planner in the U.S. Department of Defense Health Agency. A graduate of West Point, he was a career Army officer. He served in operational, tactical, enterprise and educational health care administration positions in Germany, Vietnam and the United States and achieved the rank of colonel. During his career, he earned a graduate degree in health administration from Baylor University. He also earned a PhD in health services administration and a law degree from The George Washington University. After military service, he held academic positions at Nova Southeastern University and Marymount University. He also held health care management positions in the Department of the Army and the Department of Defense TRICARE Management Activity. He is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives and a member of the Bars of the District of Columbia and Florida. He has published in a number of peer-reviewed health care journals. He joined Walden’s faculty in 1998 and is a contributing faculty member in the Ph.D. Program in Health Services.


PhD, The George Washington University

Masters of Health Administration (MHA), Baylor University

BS, United States Military Academy, West Point

Public Service

Pentagon Federal Credit Union, Board of Directors -


Schweitzer, T., White, E., Hudak, R. (2018). Lessons Learned: Military Screening for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. United States Army Medical Department Journal

Hudak, R. P. (2018). Enhanced Multi-Service Markets: An Evolution in Military Health System Governance. Military Medicine