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UT Martin names interim chair for Department of Nursing

UT Martin names interim chair for Department of Nursing

Posted: Wednesday, August 3, 2011 11:02 am

The Messenger 08.03.11

Dr. Mary Radford, University of Tennessee at Martin assistant professor of nursing, has been named interim chair of the Department of Nursing.
The appointment was effective Monday.
Dr. Radford earned a bachelor’s degree in nursing and a master’s degree in nursing education at Union University in Jackson. She also earned her doctorate in education in higher education administration and leadership from Union University and has been a member of the UT Martin nursing faculty since 2002.
She has an extensive list of scholarly and community activities, including graduating from Leadership Weakley County in 2003 and being a member of the Association of Operating Room Nurses.
“Given this month’s transition of the Department of Nursing to the College of Education, Health and Behavioral Sciences, Dr. Radford’s acceptance of the position of interim department chair is particularly critical,” said Dr. Jerald Ogg, vice chancellor for academic affairs.
“Mary has a record of classroom excellence, and she combines that with a rich appreciation for both our region and the challenges our nursing graduates face in a rapidly evolving health care environment,” he added.

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