Stephanie LaPuma


Stephanie LaPuma
PhD, MBA

Dean of Health Professions

Contact Information:

  • Phone: (402) 354-7848
  • Address
  • 720 N. 87th Street
  • Riley Leinart Center, Office 2023
  • Omaha, NE 68114

Education
Associate of Science in Respiratory Care - Nebraska Methodist College
Bachelor of Science - Nebraska Methodist College
Master of Arts in Management - Bellevue University
Master of Business Administration - Bellevue University
Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration, emphasis in Organizational Leadership - Northcentral University 

General Background
Dr. LaPuma is a graduate of Nebraska Methodist College having received an AS in respiratory therapy and a BS in Allied Health during the late 1990s. She also has a MA in Management and an MBA from Bellevue University. In 2015, she completed her Doctorate of Philosophy in Business Administration with an emphasis in Organizational Leadership at Northcentral University. Her dissertation topic was: Investigating the Moderating Effects of Generational Identity on Transformational Leadership and Employee Well-Being.

She was previously employed at Bellevue University as an Assistant Professor and Director of Curriculum Development. As the Director she worked to ensure students were receiving current and relevant content in the most effective pedagogical way. She taught in the undergraduate and graduate Health Care Administration/Management Programs. Previously she was a Respiratory Therapist practicing in home-care for 10 years. 

Notable Publications/Presentations
Investigating the Moderating Effects of Generational Identity on Transformational Leadership and Employee Well-Being

Professional Service/Recognition/Charitable Boards
A member of the following academic honor societies
Golden Key International Honour Society
Delta Mu Delta