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Goodwin will assume this role effective Monday, Jan. 24.

UMSON is pleased to announce that Jana Goodwin, PhD, RN, assistant professor and director of the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Program, has agreed to serve as the interim associate dean for student and academic services. She will assume this role effective Monday, Jan. 24, following Larry Fillian’s departure for his new position at New York University.

Goodwin joined the University of Maryland School of Nursing in 2011 as a clinical instructor at the Universities at Shady Grove, and in 2015, upon completion of her doctoral degree, was appointed assistant professor. Since 2017, she has served as the director of the BSN program. Her responsibilities include collaborating with faculty, the associate dean for the baccalaureate program, academic department chairs, and the associate dean for student and academic services to manage curriculum development, student progression, program evaluation and quality improvement, policy development, and faculty mentorship.

Goodwin brings a solid understanding of the work of the Office of Student and Academic Services (OSAS). She has worked closely with Fillian and OSAS staff across the functional areas of the office and is familiar with its team-based approach.

She earned her PhD in Nursing Education from Villanova University and her Master of Science in Nursing, Adult Nurse Practitioner, and Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Temple University. She is a graduate of the Nurse Leadership Academy, Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing (2014 - 15) and was selected nationally as a fellow in the American Association of Colleges of Nursing’s Leadership in Academic Nursing Program (2018 - 19).

"I am grateful to Dr. Goodwin for assuming this important interim role as we undertake a national search for the position,” said Jane Kirschling, PhD, RN, FAAN, the Bill and Joanne Conway Dean of the School of Nursing. "I am confident she will provide wise and collegial leadership and ask that you extend her your full support and assistance."

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