Howard W. Houser, PhD

Dr. Howard Houser is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Health Services Administration. His career at UAB spanned 45 years, from 1965 until his retirement in 2010. As a young administrator he was known for his work to desegregate University Hospital, Birmingham. Dr. Houser went on to train and develop numerous graduate and postgraduate students in Health Administration and is beloved by nearly 1500 students. He and Dr. Mathew McNulty developed a curriculum that has educated over 1,719 Masters and 133 PhD students. These students have effectively led community hospitals for over 55 years. Dr. Howard Houser was instrumental in laying the foundation for UAB’s Master of Science in Health Administration (MSHA) Program that is now ranked #1 in the country by US News & World Report.