Dr. Branch received his doctorate in education leadership from Widener University,
a master’s degree in organizational leadership from Philadelphia Biblical University,
and a bachelor’s degree in business administration from La Salle University.
Dr. Branch currently teaches two courses in the ODL curriculum: 1) Foundations of
Organization Development and Systems and, 2) Leadership for Practitioners.
In his role as faculty, he focuses on integrating theory into the practice of organization
development and leadership by designing and facilitating a highly synergized experiential
action learning curriculum where the adult learners/leaders work on real issues impacting
the health and performance of their organizations. As an outcome, the leaders are
charged with designing and implementing interventions that enhance individual and
The integration of his senior leadership and higher education practice in healthcare
has stimulated Dr. Branch’s current research interests including investigating support
and funding of an initiative focused on physicians as de facto team leaders in a collaborative
care model with other health care providers and the impact it has on physician satisfaction,
nurse satisfaction and patient satisfaction.
Dr. Branch is a member of NTL Institute, the Organization Development Network (ODN)
and the Alliance for Non Profit Management. He is also a member and on the steering
committees of the Philadelphia Region Organization Development Network (PRODN), and