Sarah Esveldt, Carroll University faculty

Dr. Sarah Esveldt

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Health Care Administration School of Business Business


Professor Esveldt has been teaching in higher education since 1997 and have been at Carroll University since 2011. Prior to teaching, she worked in many aspects of health care, including the federal government, hospital systems and managed care. Professor Esveldt has experience in wellness, disease management, contracting and insurance billing. In a previous position, she had the unique experience to assist with the development of a fully online undergraduate degree program, so she have a special interest in distance learning programs and pedagogy. She developed and started an undergraduate major in healthcare administration at Carroll in 2014, which has seen steady enrollment and interest.   She is passionate about teaching and her work at Carroll.

Sarah has three adult children.   She lives in a suburb of Milwaukee with her husband and their dog Brooke.   She loves sports (especially golf), reading, family vacations, and socializing with friends.


  • DBA , Healthcare Administration, Concordia University Chicago
  • MBA, Keller Graduate School of Management, DeVry University
  • B.S., Central Michigan University

Areas of Specialization

Healthcare Administration
Applied Ethics

Scholarly and Professional Achievements

Association for University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA) Undergraduate Workshop, Denver, CO. “Top Ten Tips for Moving Your Class Online”.

Honors and Awards

Outstanding Teaching Award – Carroll University Department of Business, Accounting and Economics, 2015

What is your teaching style?

I want students to recognize my passion and enthusiasm for teaching as well as my consideration and respect for them as individuals. I strive to be fair but challenging and to give them an experience that is valued, rewarding and practical. Teaching is a rewarding endeavor, and I feel honored and thankful every day that I can have a positive impact on the students I teach.

Why do you do what you do?

As a full-time faculty member in higher education, it is my obligation to help prepare students not only for the demands of their work and career, but to enable them to be curious, inquisitive and contributing citizens in the communities in which they live and work.

How do you make learning engaging?

I like to use technology, student engagement activities and case studies to help students apply what they’re learning. I like to be approachable and informal in my approach, which helps to build relationships with students.

What should students know about you?

Students should know that I am young at heart and try to keep pulse with their interests and lifestyles. I have kids in the same age group, so I work to connect with and understand them.

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