University of Southern Indiana

Karla Diekemper, MBA, LNHA, GWEP Instructor in Gerontology

Karla Diekemper is a licensed nursing home administrator. She graduated from Greenville University with her bachelor of science in organizational leadership, followed by her MBA. She graduated from Southwestern Illinois College with her associate of applied science degree (AAS) in the Physical Therapist Assistant Program. She has worked in the long-term care industry for more than 32 years, just recently transitioning to the academic world.

Her area of focus at USI is the long-term care industry, more specifically, the field of gerontology and the admin-in-training program. Having many years of experience in long-term care enables her to have first-hand experience to share with the health administration students of USI. 

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