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YSU Faculty Member Dr. Daniel F. Cesene

Dr. Daniel F. CeseneAdjunct Instructor for the Bitonte College of Health and Human Services and the Williamson College of Business Administration

"I started teaching to help inspire and instill a 'passion for learning' to others."

Degrees Held:

  • Doctoral Degree in Education and Educational Leadership – Youngstown State University, 2016
  • Certificate in Healthcare Management – Youngstown State University, 2016
  • Certificate in Aging Studies – Youngstown State University, 2016
  • Master's Degree in Health and Human Services Administration – Youngstown State University, 2014
  • Bachelor's Degree in Allied Health – Youngstown State University, 2011
  • Associate Degree Applied Science of Massotherapy – Tri-County College, 2009
  • Pastoral Counseling Studies – Emerge Ministries of Akron, Ohio, 1990
  • Theological Studies – Berean College of Springfield, Missouri, 1989

Career Highlights:

Doctoral Dissertation 2016

"Understanding the Moderators of Adverse Childhood Experiences on Mature Adult Satisfaction and Adjustment"

Master’s Thesis 2014

"The Completeness of the Electronic Medical Record with the Implementation of Speech Recognition Technology"


"Speech Recognition Acceptance by Physicians: A temporal replication of a Survey of Expectations and Experiences. Health Informatics Journal, July 2015

"The Use of Speech Recognition to Enhance the Completeness of the Electronic Medical, Journal of Internal Medicine Review, February 2018

In which online degree program do you teach?

MBA in Healthcare Management

  • What do you want students to take away from your classes?

    This course examines the principles of strategic planning and fiscal management in relation to Health and Human Services Organizations. Emphasis is placed on the specific role of the program director in leading and managing an organization in collaborative efforts and community planning. This course prepares the student to analyze the impact of fiscal management on resource allocation, personnel management, decision making, and future planning through the development of an individualized strategic plan.

  • Why did you start teaching?

    I started teaching to help inspire and instill a "passion for learning" to others.

  • What drew you to this field?

    The Youngstown State University MBA Program provides students with outstanding opportunity for advanced studies and accelerated learning in preparation for real-world business experience and leadership.

  • What advice would you give to your online students?

    The Youngstown State University MBA Program should be considered a foundational investment into one's future business and administrative success.

  • What is the one book you think everyone should read?

    "How to Win Friends and Influence People" by Dale Carnegie.

  • Tell us something interesting about yourself that your students might not know.

    In addition to his academic responsibilities, Dr. Cesene serves as the Life Skills Director at Safehouse Residential Services, where he provides case management, life skills training, and mentorship to at-risk youth in preparation for independent living. An ordained minister and chaplain for the Brookfield Township Police and Safety Services, Dr. Cesene has invested over 30 years providing community leadership and support to both families and professionals. As a licensed massotherapist, he was founder of the Integrative Health and Wellness Corporation – a local non-profit organization serving patients within the Tri-County Area with free clinical therapy and nutritional information. Affectionately known as "Dr. C.", he is recognized for his passion for teaching and personal dedication to student success. A lifelong Mahoning Valley resident, he and his wife Diane reside in Hubbard, Ohio. They enjoy spending time with family and friends, beekeeping, camping, cooking, gardening, inspirational music, and wine making.

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