West Long Branch-based Monmouth University on Tuesday said it named Ann Marie P. Mauro as the new dean of the Marjorie K. Unterberg School of Nursing and Health Studies succeeding Janet Mahoney, who served in the post for 11 years. Mauro will assume her new role on July 13, 2020.
Mauro comes to Monmouth from Rutgers University School of Nursing, where she served as founding associate dean, professor, and director for the Center for Educational Research and Innovation (CERI) since 2015.
A certified nurse educator and clinical nurse leader, she brings expertise in advancing diversity initiatives, creative educational strategies, progressive curricular models, novel interprofessional education, educational policy, faculty governance, and cardiovascular health. Her clinical expertise is in cardiovascular and critical care nursing, and her research focuses on support of cardiovascular patients and educational innovations.
“We are very excited to have Dr. Mauro join us as the new dean of the School of Nursing and Health Studies,” said Rekha Datta, interim provost and senior vice president for academic affairs. “Dr. Mauro brings a wealth of experience and knowledge about the field of nursing and allied health areas. With her expertise in diversity and leadership in health studies, we hope to enhance our commitment to healthcare education and service to the community.”
As dean of the School of Nursing and Health Studies, Mauro will oversee Monmouth University’s health care program offerings at all levels of education and career experience, including: health studies; health and physical education; physician assistant; undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral nursing programs; as well as post-master’s and post-baccalaureate certificates and continuing education programs. The school has approximately 37 full-time faculty members and educates close to 1,000 students.
A fellow of the American Academy of Nursing, the American Heart Association (AHA), and the New York Academy of Medicine, Mauro holds several national professional leadership roles. She also serves as president of the Eastern Nursing Research Society and as a member of the Council for the Advancement of Nursing Science National Advisory Council, the National League for Nursing Board of Governors, and the AHA Cardiovascular and Stroke Nursing Council Awards Committee.
Previously, Mauro was a clinical associate professor of nursing at New York University where she remains an adjunct clinical professor. At NYU, Mauro was a Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing fellow, and project director for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) New Careers in Nursing Scholarship Program, providing leadership development and mentoring for accelerated nursing students from diverse, underrepresented, and disadvantaged backgrounds.
Prior to her time at NYU, Mauro was an assistant professor of nursing at Seton Hall University, where she was a leader in university and college governance and key educational initiatives, including the new doctorate in nursing program, the first entry-level clinical nurse leader master’s degree in New Jersey, and implementation of high-fidelity patient simulation.
Mauro earned her Bachelor of Science in nursing and Master of Science in nursing education from Seton Hall University, her doctorate in research and theory development from New York University, and a certificate from the Wharton Nursing Leaders Program at the University of Pennsylvania.