Dr. Norris White Gunby, Jr's Biography
Dr. Norris White Gunby, Jr., is a teaching assistant professor in the Management, Innovation and Entrepreneurship department at North Carolina State University.
His presentation on the provision of long term care will include an overview of the long term care continuum in the United States, its primary financing mechanisms, and an examination of the current status within the domestic healthcare system. He will focus on racial and ethnic disparities as well as sociocultural, political and economic issues germane to the provision of long term care.
Dr. Gunby has a doctorate in health services administration from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) in the strategic management track. His research career began with the dissertation, “Strategy Development Processes in Long Term Care: A Multidimensional Assessment”, which assessed the methodology and processes by which long term care managers and nursing home administrators formulate, implement and evaluate their strategic processes. Prior to his doctorate, he earned a Master of Health Administration from Tulane University serving as a graduate assistant in the Tulane Institute for Health Services Research and as a TA in health economics. He also earned a bachelor’s degree in sociology from Paine College.
Dr Gunby’s current research interests include: general healthcare administration, race and ethnicity in organizations, nursing workforce issues, long term care policy (financing, disparities and strategy) as well as the demography of top management teams. His research has been published in the Academy of Strategic Management Journal, Journal of Organizational Culture, Communications and Conflict, Health Marketing Quarterly, Management Decision, among others. In his teaching career, Dr. Gunby has taught general management, human resource management, business policy and strategy, international business, issues in workplace diversity, and health care management at UAB, the University of Alabama-Huntsville and Elon University. He also has lead several study abroad trips at the graduate level to China, Vietnam and Macau. He is a past participant of SREB and The PhD Project, which were established to increase the representation of underrepresented people of color on university faculties.
Dr. Gunby and his wife, Dr. Jessica DeCuir-Gunby, associate professor of Educational Psychology, also at NCSU have a 3 year-old son, Norris III and live in Durham, NC.