Scott Goodspeed

Program Director, Master's in Healthcare Leadership, Professor of the Practice of Health Services, Policy and Practice


Scott is the Program Director for the School of Professional Studies’ Master's in Healthcare Leadership. Prior to coming to Brown, Scott had the opportunity to be the President and CEO of four hospitals in three states and has deep industry experience and a national reputation in governance. His focus is centered on clarifying strategy, rapid-deployment culture change, and enhanced operational/financial outcomes. Scott is an expert in accelerated operations improvement, encompassing revenue enhancement strategies, improved cash flow, operating cost reduction and action-oriented strategic assessment options. A nationally recognized speaker, Scott has authored and delivered over 500 presentations to various professional associations and healthcare organizations. Scott’s most recent book is titled “Community Stewardship: Applying the Five Principles of Contemporary Governance.” Most recently, Scott worked as a Director at Stroudwater Associates, where he designed solutions for healthcare leaders’ most pressing challenges. He also has a wide range of teaching experience at the Medical University of South Carolina and University of Rochester.

Scott completed his doctorate in Health Administration and Leadership from the Medical University of South Carolina in 2003. He received his Masters degree in Hospital Administration from the University of Minnesota, where he was recognized for his academic achievement, and graduated with his Bachelors degree from Ithaca College.