Valdosta State University has announced the appointment of James C. Pace, PhD to the leadership post of Dean of the College of Nursing and Health Sciences. He will assume the administrative role on June 1, 2020.
Dr. Pace currently serves as the Senior Associate Dean for Academic Programs at New York University’s Rory Meyers College of Nursing and holds the rank of clinical Professor of Nursing. His extensive teaching experience spans three decades, having taught at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, Emory University, and Vanderbilt University.
Prior to joining NYU Meyers, Dr. Pace was the director of the Adult Nurse Practitioner/Palliative Care Program at Vanderbilt University. He has held various nurse faculty practice appointments to include working as a nurse practitioner at the Vanderbilt Ingram Cancer Center.
Dr. Pace earned his BA degree in philosophy, cum laude, at The University of the South in Sewanee, Tenn., and his BSN degree, cum laude, at Florida State University. He completed his MSN in Adult Health and MDiv in Pastoral Care and Counseling degrees at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tenn. He holds a PhD in Nursing Science and Research from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
He is a board-certified adult nurse practitioner and a fellow in both the American Association of Nurse Practitioners and the American Academy of Nursing. His scholarly interests and activities are in the areas of spirituality/religion and health, palliative/hospice care, and HIV/AIDS and spirituality.