LCON Associate Dean Hired

Larry Z. Slater

Larry Z Slater, PhD, RN-BC, CNE, FAAN, will join the Loewenberg College of Nursing as the Associate Dean for Academic Programs, starting in January 2021.

“I am excited and honored to be joining the tremendous team of faculty, staff, and students at the University of Memphis Loewenberg College of Nursing. As an institution that prides itself in preparing nurse leaders to transform healthcare, LCON, under the direction of Dean Zhan, is primed for an exciting decade of growth,” Dr. Slater wrote. “My combined expertise in technology-driven, innovative education practices and student and faculty leadership/professional development are assets that I look forward to bringing to LCON as it strives to achieve its vision as a center of excellence in nursing education, research, scholarship, practice, and partnerships.”

Dr. Slater earned his bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from the School of Engineering at Auburn University in Alabama (1991) and Bachelor of Science in Nursing (2008), Post BSN to PhD (2011), and Post-Doctoral Fellow (2012) from the University of Alabama Birmingham School of Nursing. Since 2012, he has been faculty and then director for undergraduate programs at Rory Meyers College of Nursing at New York University in New York.

Scholarly, Dr. Slater’s research is twofold: HIV/AIDS in vulnerable populations and the efficacy of student learning. Since 2011, he has published (as author and co-author) 14 articles in refereed journals, six book chapters (two in press), three encyclopedia entries regarding HIV, AIDS, and Aging, as well as more than 10 nursing research conference proceedings and numerous professional presentations from local to global.

Dr. Slater has been a senior Fellow of the Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing in New York, and a Fellow of the New York Academy of Medicine. In 2020, he was inducted as a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing (FAAN) – the highest honor in nursing for outstanding, impactful, and sustainable contribution to nursing and nursing science.

“We welcome Dr. Slater. Working together, we will continue advancing academic nursing and preparing graduates who transform healthcare to be accessible, affordable, high quality, and equitable!” Dean Zhan noted.