|Nursing appoints associate dean of graduate studies|
Julie Anderson, interim associate dean of graduate studies and director of the Ph.D. program at the College of Nursing since June 2007, has been appointed to permanently fill the position.
As associate dean, Dr. Anderson will be responsible for overseeing both the master’s degree tracks and the Ph.D. program offered at the college. She will also work to develop and implement the Doctor of Nursing Practice, curriculum evaluation and provide leadership in the ongoing development of the graduate nursing program within the college.
“I welcome Dr. Anderson’s leadership to the college as we address the growing nursing shortage in the region,” said Chandice Covington, dean of nursing. “Her experience and ideas will be extremely valuable as the college reaches out to more rural nurses and graduate students who aspire to become practitioners and teach in programs of nursing.”
Anderson has been with the College of Nursing since 2001. She is an associate professor of nursing, has chaired and served on several graduate committees, and is a strong advocate for the college’s graduate initiatives. Several letters of commendation have been received from graduate students regarding Anderson's mentorship quality and support for their programs of study.
She received her bachelor's degree in nursing in 1979 and master's in 1996, both from the College of Nursing. In 2000 she received her Ph.D. in research methodologies from the College of Education and Human Development. She is a practicing neonatal nurse at Altru Health System and is a published and noted researcher on issues of wound management and technology as well as worksite wellness programs.
-- Becky Cournia, Alumni & Development Officer, Nursing, email@example.com, 777-4526