About Dr. William A. Lybarger
Expert Witness, Health, Mental Health, Special Education and Special Needs
Business Consultant and Executive Coach
William A. Lybarger, Ph.D. holds a Masters Degree in Special Education and a Ph.D. in Psychology (behavior disorders). He currently serves as a Professor of Management, at Friends University in Wichita, Kansas.
Over the years, Dr. Lybarger has worked as a director, administrator, manager, teacher, consultant, and executive coach in the Healthcare field. He has "been there, done that" in nearly every aspect of healthecare management.
He brings to the industry a record of publication, presentation of reality-based management strategies and teaching that supports his pursuit of organizational success templates which coincide with achieving sustainable competitive advantage. He has extensive training and experience in health and human service management, special education, quality assurance, performance management and regulatory compliance.
Dr. Lybarger's research, at the moment, is focused on illuminating management/leadership strategies that increase the probability of a business surviving and thriving during a business down-turn. He has analyzed the work of Gordon Bethune, Ken Iverson, Michael Dell, Jim Collins, Jack Welch, Keith McFarland and others related to creating a Culture of Execution that lays a firm foundation for organizational success. He has meshed the business successes of the preceding group of management leaders with his own vocational experience to create a pathway to success in hard times.
Dr. Lybarger believes that adversity is oftentimes accompanied by opportunity. In his presentation "Increasing Profits by Doing Less" he builds on that concept as he describes strategies for leading and managing during a business down-turn.
As an Expert Witness, Dr. Lybarger provides Standard of Care opinions related to quality of care and treatment provided by health, education and human service agencies. He has extensive training and experience in health and human service management, special education, quality assurance, performance management and regulatory compliance. His casework includes personal injury, wrongful death, deficient practices in nursing care centers, foster care, community and residential mental retardation programs, private psychiatric facilities, juvenile treatment and special education.
Dr. Lybarger has provided deposition testimony 20 times, trial testimony five times, spends 20% of his professional time in expert witness work and is retained by the plaintiff 90% of the time.