Dr. Colfer is joining Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences as Professor and Program Director of the Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA) program. He has over 13 years’ experience in higher education, which includes teaching graduate and undergraduate courses such as Multi-Discipline Strategic Management, U.S. and International Health Systems, Healthcare Finance, Methods of Inquiry and Analysis, and Issues and Trends in Health Policy. Dr. Colfer held faculty positions at Seton Hall University and the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia, as well as being an adjunct at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. His previous university service experience includes serving as Vice Chair of an Institutional Review Board, a faculty representative on a college-wide Executive Committee, a General Education Committee member, and a faculty advisor to multiple student organizations.
His professional experiences include working within the pharmaceutical industry as Director of Business Development and in global clinical project management in which he participated in strategic planning and clinical trial management of territories including parts of North & South America, Europe, Japan, China, and the Middle East. He also spent five years working in the Hackensack Meridian Health System as an allied health professional.
Dr. Colfer’s research interests focus on reimbursement policy of the economic burden of disability and the management of this burden within healthcare systems. He has published two articles on the impact of COVID-19 on MHA students over the past two years. He is a board member of The Healthcare Planning and Marketing Society of New Jersey.
HCA-415 Health Care Finance
NHA-602 Strategic Planning
NHA-620 Administrative Internship
IPC-500 Intro to Graduate Studies
IPC-504 Communication and Technology
IPC-512 Health Care Policy and Finance
IPC-550 Integrating Experience I
IPC-650 Integrating Experience II
Ph.D. University of the Sciences in Philadelphia (2018) – Health Policy
M.B.A. University of the Sciences in Philadelphia (2005) – Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Business
B.S. Monmouth University (1999) – Biology
American College of Healthcare Executives - Member
Healthcare Planning and Marketing Society of New Jersey – Board Member
Colfer BP, Hewitt AM, Johri N, Wagner SL. (2022) Comparability Across the Program (CAP): Assessing Competency Development of On-line/Hybrid and On-Campus MHA Courses.
Colfer BP, Johri N, Wagner SL. (2021) A Case Study of MHA Faculty and Student Experiences in Adapting Learning Modality Options to Hybrid Flexible (HyFlex) During the COVID-19 Pandemic. Journal of Healthcare Administration Education. 38:1.
Colfer BP. (2017) Interoperability and Education in the Fragmented U.S. Healthcare System. Journal of Healthcare Communication. 2:53.
Colfer BP, Harris D, Greene S, Ibrahim S. (2012). Supporting Market Share with Comparative Effectiveness Research. Product Management 360.