Good News Times Two for Ohio Wesleyan University Professor

Randolph K. Quaye, Ph.D.

Randolph K. Quaye, Ph.D.

DELAWARE, Ohio – Randolph K. Quaye, Ph.D., director of Ohio Wesleyan University’s Black World Studies Program, is being recognized for his work in reviewing the academic research of others and for his own research into the Affordable Care Act.

Quaye, an associate professor who joined the Ohio Wesleyan faculty in 2004, has been selected as an Outstanding Reviewer for Leadership in Health Services as part of the Emerald Literati Network 2014 Awards for Excellence. Quaye was selected by the network’s editorial team to recognize his “significant contribution” throughout 2013.

“[W]ithout your effort and dedication Emerald journals would not have the right to be called scholarly,” Emma Hollindrake, academic relations assistant of Emerald Group Publishing Limited, told Quaye in informing him of the award.

Quaye has been a reviewer for 15 years for the Journal of Leadership in Health Services and other industry-leading journals including Health Policy, American Journal of Managed Care, International Journal of Health Care Quality Assurance, International Journal of Social Economics, The Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis, and Journal of Clinical Governance.

“I comment on the relevance of the article within the scope of the journal’s publication, review theory and research design of the paper, suggest ways to enhance or improve the article, comment on style and clarity of presentation, and most often will read the revised articles when suggestions have been incorporated,” Quaye said. “I then determine if the article should be published, rejected, or revised to be resubmitted.”

Not only is Quaye contributing to the caliber of scholarship of his peers, but he also is conducting and publishing his own research. His most recent article, “The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) and Ohio physicians,” will be published in Volume 27 Issue 2 of Leadership in Health Services.

For the article, Quaye surveyed a group of 90 Ohio physicians to examine how informed they were about ACA, how much they had discussed its effect in their practices, how they think the act will impact their practices, and whether they were in favor of its provisions.

“Overwhelmingly, while the physicians surveyed were familiar with the specific provisions of ACA, almost half of them opposed it,” Quaye reported in the article. “Primary care physicians reported generally favorable opinions about ACA. All but one of the physicians concluded that ACA, much like managed care provisions, has undermined and will continue to reduce the autonomy and professional independence of physicians.”

Although the sample size was small, Quaye concluded: “This study has practical implications for examining how Ohio physicians are responding to the new health care reform in the United States. It has broader implications for addressing the problem of the uninsured and the role of the federal government in health care.”

Read more about Quaye, his research, and Ohio Wesleyan’s Black World Studies Program at bws.owu.edu/faculty.html.


Founded in 1842, Ohio Wesleyan University is one of the nation’s premier liberal arts universities. Located in Delaware, Ohio, the private, coed university offers more than 90 undergraduate majors, minors, and concentrations, and competes in 23 NCAA Division III varsity sports. Ohio Wesleyan combines a challenging, internationally focused curriculum with off-campus learning and leadership opportunities to connect classroom theory with real-world practice. OWU’s 1,850 students represent 42 states and 37 countries. Ohio Wesleyan is featured in the book “Colleges That Change Lives,” listed on the 2013 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction, and included in the U.S. News & World Report and Princeton Review “best colleges” lists. Learn more at www.owu.edu.

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