Office of Academic Affairs

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The Office of Academic Affairs (OAA) coordinates the major activities that contribute to the School of Nursing’s educational mission. We serve as a resource for faculty and students in both the undergraduate and graduate programs. Major responsibilities in OAA include:

  • Academic advisement and student progression issues
  • Clinical site development and management of clinical contracts
  • Coordination of accreditation and regulatory requirements
  • Coordination of course schedules and maps
  • Coordination of faculty workload policies
  • Depository for plans of student, comprehensive exams, thesis/dissertation approvals
  • Development and coordination of academic policies and procedures
  • Liaison with the Graduate School
  • Maintenance of graduate faculty appointments
  • Program evaluation oversight, including course and teaching evaluations
  • Strategic planning for academic programs
  • Undergraduate Honors Program

The Office is located in 1000 Carrington. Staff members are available to assist students and faculty between 8 AM and 5 PM, Monday through Friday. The general phone number is 919.966.3734.


To Be Announced, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs


Jennifer D’Auria, PhD, RN, CPNP, Associate Professor & Interim Director of Graduate Practice Programs

Phone: (919) 966-3586

Beverly Foster, PhD, RN, Associate Professor & Director, Undergraduate Program

Phone: (919) 966-4995

Barbara Mark, PhD, RN, FAAN, Professor & Director, PhD and Post-Doctoral Programs

Phone: (919) 966-8418

Hilary Mendel, MSN, RN, Instructor & Undergraduate Clinical Site Coordinator

Phone: (919) 966-5299

Leigh Mullen, MSN, RN, FNP-BC, Instructor & Graduate Clinical Site Coordinator

Phone: (919) 966-0978

LaTressa R. Lane, Data Coordinator for Clinical Sites and Contracts

Phone: (919) 966-3735

Janet Hughes, Administrative Support Specialist

Phone: (919) 966-7511

Morgan Ray, Administrative Support Specialist (MSN, DNP)

Phone: (919) 966-5690

Michelle Tarpy, Administrative Support Specialist (MSN, PhD)

Phone: (919) 966-3733

Sonja McMillan, Interim Business Services Manager