Arizona State University (ASU) recently named Judith Karshmer the new dean of the College of Nursing and Health Innovation. Karshmer is the former dean of the School of Nursing and Health Professions at the University of San Francisco (USF) and will join her new post at ASU in June.

Mark Searle, executive vice president and university provost, tells, “Judy’s commitment to seeking out innovative collaborations that address real-world concerns and develop new initiatives will position her well to lead our College of Nursing and Health Innovation. It’s exciting to have her join our knowledge enterprise.”

ASU has chosen Karshmer to focus on expanding the global footprint of the college through academic practice partnerships that promote research and community. She tells, “At USF I’ve been positioning the university to be the go-to place to advance health priorities in the city and the Bay Area. I want to bring that same kind of energy around promoting community and strategic partnership that embed practice, research and scholarship to ASU.”

Karshmer graduated from the University of Iowa with her bachelor’s degree in 1970 before continuing on to earn her master’s degree in advanced psychiatric nursing at Rutgers University. After being appointed to the San Francisco Health Commission in 2013, Karshmer became experienced in creating relationships within academia, overseeing the formation of partnerships with several nearby universities, as well as developing an integrated academic-practice model that allows faculty to provide services wile working with students at community clinics.

Karshmer is now expected to bring that expertise to ASU. To learn more about Judith Karshmer and her background in nursing education, visit here.

Christina Morgan

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