July 25, 2011
Patricia C. Clark, professor of nursing, and Lynda Goodfellow, associate professor of respiratory therapy, have been appointed as associate dean for research and associate dean for academic affairs respectively for the new Byrdine F. Lewis School of Nursing and Health Professions. Both associate deans began their positions July 1.
Clark is an experienced nurse researcher, focusing on family caregivers of persons with chronic illness such as stroke and heart disease. She has received substantial research funding from a variety of public and private sources including the National Institutes of Health. Her contributions have been recognized through numerous awards for her research and teaching.
Clark is active in the Council on Cardiovascular Nursing of the American Heart Association (AHA) and in 2006, was appointed to the Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving Board of Directors. She is a Fellow of the AHA and the American Academy of Nursing. She received her Ph.D. in nursing from the University of Rochester (New York).
Goodfellow, the new associate dean for academics, brings previous academic leadership experience as the director of the School of Health Professions within the old College of Health and Human Sciences, a position she held from 2005 until June 2011. Goodfellow directed the academic activities of the nutrition, physical therapy, and respiratory therapy programs. As associate dean in the new school, she will add nursing to her field of responsibilities.
Goodfellow is a registered respiratory therapist (RRT), a certified asthma educator (AE-C) and a Fellow of the American Association for Respiratory Care. She has received external funding for her research on respiratory therapy education and chronic respiratory disease management education for asthma, tuberculosis, and for tobacco control. She has published in several medical journals, and has written two book chapters in respiratory therapy textbooks. Currently, she is completing her term in 2011 as the Education Section Chair for the American Association for Respiratory Care.
She received her bachelor’s in respiratory therapy from the Medical College of Georgia and earned an Ed.D. from the University of Georgia in adult education.
For more information on Clark and Goodfellow, please visit their faculty profiles found on the Byrdine F. Lewis School of Nursing and Health Professions web site.