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  • Julie Sanford, DNS, RN, Dean 
  • Joseph Tacy, PhD, RN, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs 
  • Anne Norwood, PhD, RN, Associate Dean for Practice and Partnership
  • Tina Martin, PhD, RN, Associate Dean for Administration 
  • Lei Zhang, PhD, MBA, Associate Dean for Research and Scholarship 
  • Audwin Fletcher, PhD, RN, Assistant Dean for Graduate Programs 
  • Sharon McElwain, DNP, RN, Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Programs 
  • Michelle Palokas, DNP, RN, Assistant Dean for Accreditation and Evaluation 
  • Tammy J. Dempsey, EdD, LMSW, Assistant Dean for Students 
  • Marilyn Harrington, PhD, RN, Assistant Dean for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion 
  • Leigh Holley, DNP, RN, Assistant Dean for Oxford Instructional Site 
  • Margaret Jeanne Calcote, PhD, RN, Director of Nursing and Health Care Administrator Track 
  • Kimberly Douglas, PhD, RN, Director of Nurse Educator Track 
  • Tina Ferrell, PhD, RN, Director of RN to MSN Program
  • Audwin Fletcher, PhD, RN, Director of Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Track  
  • Jill Clayton, PhD, RN, Director of RN to BSN Program 
  • Derek Holt, DNP, RN, Director of Family Nurse Practitioner Track  
  • Carl Mangum, PhD, RN, Director of Family Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Tracks 
  • Robyn MacSorley, PhD, RN, Director of Clinical Skills and Simulation Center 
  • Amy Lowery Carroll, DNP, APRN, Director of Neonatal Nurse Practitioner and Primary/Acute Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Tracks 
  • Linda Upchurch, DNP, RN, Director of DNP Program
  • Audwin Fletcher, PhD, RN, Interim Director of Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Track 
  • Mary W. Stewart, PhD, RN, Director of PhD in Nursing Program 
  • Chelsey Andries, DNP, RN, CPN, Director of Accelerated BSN Programs 
  • Keyshawnna "Nikki" Lee, PhD, RNC, Director of Traditional BSN Program 
  • Farrah Evans, EdD, Director of Student Life


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