Three Nursing Schools Announce the Appointment of New Deans

Angela Amar will be the next dean of the Rory Meyers College of Nursing at New York University, effective August 1. She is the dean of the Las Vegas School of Nursing at the University of Nevada. Earlier, she was the associate dean of the nursing school at Emory University in Atlanta. She is the co-author of A Practical Guide to Forensic Nursing (Sigma Theta Tau International, 2015).

Dr. Amar received bachelor’s and master’s degrees in nursing from Louisiana State University. She holds a Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania.

Julie McCullough has been appointed dean of the College of Nursing and Health Professions at the University of Southern Indiana, effective July 1. She has been serving as interim associate provost for academic affairs. Dr. McCullough is also an associate professor of nutrition at the university. Her areas of expertise are centered around dietetics, and her research focuses on food system policy.

Dr. McCullough holds a bachelor’s degree from Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana. She earned master’s and doctoral degrees in nutrition from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

Victoria Vaughan Dickson has been selected to serve as the eleventh dean of the School of Nursing at the University of Connecticut. She will begin her new role on August 1. Dr. Dickson currently is the John W. Rowe Professor in Successful Aging at New York University’s College of Nursing, where she is also the assistant dean for research innovation and director of the Pless Center for Nursing Research. Dr. Dickson’s research focuses on investigating bio-behavioral influences on self-care in patients with cardiovascular disease risk, coronary heart disease, heart failure, and multiple comorbidities.

Professor Dickson is a nursing graduate of Temple University in Philadelphia. She holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in nursing from the University of Pennsylvania.

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