Dr. Vega received his undergraduate education in Respiratory Therapy and Health Science from Loma Linda University. Following a number of years of clinical practice, he went on to graduate studies in management and business administration at the University of Redlands and Chaminade University, respectively. Dr. Vega began working in higher education in the late 1990s, and decided to pursue a doctoral degree in management and organizational leadership, which he earned in 2004 from the University of Phoenix.
Most of Dr. Vega’s early professional career involved clinical practice and management of clinical operations within acute care, home care, and outpatient clinic sites. As a mid-level and senior manager in health care organizations his primary responsibilities involved organizational operations, quality assurance, and continuing education.
In the late 1990s following nearly 20 years of health care management experience, Dr. Vega began teaching business administration, management, and healthcare courses as an adjunct faculty member for a number of local colleges and online university programs. Over the last 8 years Dr. Vega has held management positions within higher education programs at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.
He continues to teach online as an adjunct professor. As an author, Dr. Vega received a “1st place in research” award for co-authoring an article on Hyperbaric Medicine. He has also authored other published work in healthcare and management.