Dr. Frankline (Frankie) Augustin, MSHA is an award winning Assistant Professor in the Health Administration Program at California State University, Northridge. Reflected both in her teaching style and philosophy, Dr. Augustin typically utilizes a learning-centered approach that is both hands-on and holistic. She has taught undergraduate and graduate courses in health administration, gerontology, cultural competence, health policy, international health, leadership development, management skills, and human resources among others. Before her faculty appointment, Dr. Augustin amassed over 10 years of management experience in educational administration, developing and implementing programs that improve college completion rates for low-income undergraduate students in science, mathematics, and health sciences. Also under her leadership, Dr. Augustin oversaw the development and implementation of a successful health pathways pipeline program that helped to improve the diversity of the healthcare workforce. Her research interests include studying the well being of elderly/older adults; professional competence of health administration students and health professionals; and investigating strategies that improve diversity in the healthcare workforce. Dr. Augustin serves the healthcare community as Vice Chair of the Program Board for M.E.N.D. (Meet Each Need with Dignity) in Pacoima, California.