Mark J. Bonica, Assistant Professor, Health Management and Policy

Mark Bonica

Associate Professor
Phone: (603) 862-0598
Office: Health Management & Policy, Hewitt Hall, Durham, NH 03824

Lieutenant Colonel (retired) Mark Bonica is an associate professor at the University of New Hampshire’s Department of Health Management and Policy where he teaches courses in management and finance. His research is currently focused on healthcare careers, with a special emphasis on individuals making organizational transitions. He joined the UNH faculty in January of 2015 after serving in the Army Medical Department as a Medical Service Corps officer for 23 years. The recipient of numerous teaching awards, he retired as the Associate Dean of the Army Medical Department Graduate School, and the Deputy Director of the Army-Baylor Graduate Programs in Health and Business Administration. Some of his operational roles included Chief Financial Officer for DeWitt Army Community Hospital, Chief Financial Officer for Bayne-Jones Army Community Hospital, and Chief of Manpower for Tripler Army Medical Center. He holds a PhD in Economics from George Mason University, an MBA with a focus in organizational behavior from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, an MS in Finance from the University of Colorado at Denver, and a BA in English Literature and Philosophy from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. He is also the host of the healthcare leadership podcast, The Health Leader Forge (<a href=""></a&gt; ) and the author of the newsletter and podcast, Flourishing in the World (<a href=""></a&gt; ).

Courses Taught

  • HMP 401: US Health Care Systems
  • HMP 621: Pre-practicum Seminar
  • HMP 622: Field Pract/Mgmt Skills Develp
  • HMP 624: Post Practicum Seminar
  • HMP 642: Health Economics
  • HMP 740: Health Care Financial Mgt
  • HMP 741: Health Care Finance II
  • HMP 796: Independent Study
  • HMP 798H: Honors Project/Research Design


  • Ph.D., Economics, George Mason University
  • M.B.A., University of Massachusetts - Amherst
  • M.S., Finance, Univ Colorado/Denver
  • B.A., English, University of Massachusetts - Amherst
  • B.A., Philosophy, University of Massachusetts - Amherst

Selected Publications

  • Bonica, M. J., & Klein, D. B. (2021). Adam Smith on reputation, commutative justice, and defamation laws. JOURNAL OF ECONOMIC BEHAVIOR & ORGANIZATION, 184, 788-803. doi:10.1016/j.jebo.2020.08.028

  • Hartman, C. L., & Bonica, M. J. (2019). A transdisciplinary, longitudinal investigation of early careerists? leisure during the school-to-work transition. JOURNAL OF LEISURE RESEARCH, 50(5), 438-460. doi:10.1080/00222216.2019.1594467

  • Bonica, M. J., & Bewley, L. W. (2019). A Comparison of Mentorship Attitudes and Attributes Between Civilian and Army Healthcare Leaders. MILITARY MEDICINE, 184(5-6), E255-E262. doi:10.1093/milmed/usy301

  • Bonica, M. J., & Hartman, C. L. (2018). Managing Up and Followership: Competencies for First Year Health Administrators. The Journal of Health Administration Education, 35(3), 327-352.

  • Bonica, M. J., & Story, K. (2018). Into the (Food) Desert: A Food Desert Simulation. Global Journal of Medical Research: Nutrition and Food Science, Volume 16(Issue 2). doi:10.17406/gjmra

  • Aytur, S., Craig, P. J., Frye, M., Bonica, M., Rainer, S., Hapke, L., & McGilvray, M. (2018). Through the Lens of a Camera Exploring the Meaning of Competitive Sport Participation Among Youth Athletes with Disabilities. THERAPEUTIC RECREATION JOURNAL, 52(2), 95-125. doi:10.18666/TRJ-2018-V52-I2-8774

  • Bewley, L., Bonica, M. J., Hernandez, S., & Shewchuk, R. (2016). Mentorship Mediated by Life-Career Seasons: An Analysis of a Multi-Dimensional Model of Mentoring Among Career Groups of United States Army Officers. Global Journal of Management and Business Research, 16(8), 34. doi:10.17406/GJMBR

  • Mellott, M. D., Bonica, M. J., & Mapes, M. J. (2015). Data Analytics Under Deployed Conditions: A Case Study.. US Army Med Dep J, 59-67. Retrieved from

  • Bewley, L., Broom, K., & Bonica, M. J. (2014). What is the Value of Graduate Education? An Economic Analysis of Army Medical Department Graduate Programs. The Army Medical Department Journal, January - March, 2014, 7. Retrieved from

  • Weigel, F., & Bonica, M. J. (2014). An Active Learning Approach to Bloom's Taxonomy: 2 Games, 2 Classrooms, 2 Methods. The Army Medical Department Journal, January-March 2014, 21. Retrieved from

  • Most Cited Publications