Karen McMillen Dielmann, D.Ed., SHRM-CP, PHR

Associate Professor, Healthcare Administration
Health Sciences Faculty


I came to the College in 2009 after many years as a healthcare administrator at regional healthcare systems. I teach leadership, human resources, policy, health system organization and management, and other healthcare leadership and management courses. I am passionate about teaching our students how to be effective leaders while remembering to keep the human in managing our human resources (our employees). My areas of research interest are qualitative works on women in healthcare leadership and management roles. My doctoral dissertation was the stories of women who come from working class backgrounds and then become managers and leaders in healthcare.


  • Certified Professional, Society of Human Resources Management
  • Professional in Human Resources, Human Resources Credentialing Institute


  • HSC-402 Healthcare Leadership
  • HCA-335 Health Care Human Resources
  • HCA-420 Health Care Policy & Planning
  • HCA-431 Health Care Management Seminar
  • HCA-620 App Prac in Health Care Adm
  • NHA-521 Health Systems Org & Mgmt
  • NHA-611 Health Care Human Res Mgmt
  • IPC-450 Capstone


  • D.Ed. Penn State University, 2009
  • M.A. Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 1982
  • B.S. Penn State University, 1978

Professional Memberships

  • Member, Society for Human Resources Management
Karen Dielmann

Contact Information

850 Greenfield Rd
Lancaster, PA 17601 US

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