Susan R. Jacob, PHD, RN, BSN, MSN, has been named executive associate dean for academic affairs in the College of Nursing at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. She previously served in an interim role in this position.
Dr. Jacob has been a nursing educator for over 30 years, serving as a tenured professor on the faculties of the University of Memphis and Union University, where she was dean of the School of Nursing before joining UTHSC as executive associate dean of the College of Nursing in 2003. She also served as the interim dean for College of Nursing from 2011 to 2012. Dr. Jacob retired from the College of Nursing in 2012 and returned in 2015 as the interim associate dean of Academic Affairs. Over the last few years, she has held leadership roles throughout the college, including interim chair of the Department of Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, interim director of the BSN program and assistant dean of Quality and Strategic Affairs.
Dr. Jacob is a member of the Beta Theta At-Large chapter and the Nu Lambda chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society, the American Nurses Association, the Tennessee Nurses Association, and Faith Community Nursing International. She has extensive experience in the areas of curriculum development and teaching and learning at the undergraduate and graduate levels. She is an evaluator for the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education and a curriculum/accreditation consultant for colleges of nursing across the country. She is a co-author and co-editor of “Contemporary Nursing: Issues, Trends, and Management,” in its eighth edition, and the author of numerous book chapters and journal articles.
Dr. Jacob received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from West Virginia University, a Master of Science degree in Community Health Nursing from San Jose State University, and her PhD from UTHSC.