The University of Pittsburgh Names Christine Kasper Dean of Its School of Nursing

Christine E. Kasper has been named the next dean of the University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing. She will take on her new role on January 1.

“I am mindful of the unique and essential role that a highly ranked and world-class major research university such as the University of Pittsburgh plays in its mission as a model public university serving the state, the nation, and international communities,” Dr. Kasper said. “The University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing has long served as one of the preeminent elite nursing schools in the country. Over its long and distinguished history, it has been a leader and innovator in the profession’s education, scholarship, and research.”

For the past four years, Dr. Kasper has served as dean of the University of New Mexico’s College of Nursing. Before joining the University of New Mexico faculty, Dr. Kasper served as a senior nurse executive in the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Office of Nursing Services. In that post, she advised the chief nursing officer on academics, research, and policy and was a professor in the Daniel K. Inouye Graduate School of Nursing at Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Maryland.

Dr. Kasper is the current editor of the Annual Review of Nursing Research and was the founding editor of Biological Research for Nursing. Earlier in her career, Dr. Kasper was a professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the University of California, Los Angeles, and held the M. Adelaide Nutting Research Chair at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore.

A graduate of the University of Evansville in Indiana, Dr. Kasper holds a master’s degree in nursing from Rush University in Chicago and a Ph.D. in nursing and exercise physiology from the University of Michigan.


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