Linda Moneyham, PhD, RN, FAAN, Professor and Rachel Z. Booth Endowed Chair at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) School of Nursing has been appointed as the Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, following a national search. Dr. Moneyham will serve as the Chief Academic Officer in the School of Nursing with primary responsibility for operations related to academic and student affairs. She has demonstrated the initiative, knowledge, and experience to lead the academic mission, overseeing undergraduate and graduate programs, and to energize the teaching mission. Her commitment to faculty development is evidenced in her record of collaboration, mentorship, and sponsored program funding.
Dr. Moneyham served as a faculty member for more than 15 years at Northern Kentucky University, Brenau College, Indiana University, Medical College of Georgia, and Emory University. She has taught at both the undergraduate and graduate level courses including community health and psychiatric/mental health nursing. She also served as a research professor at the University of South Carolina for 10 years prior to joining UAB School of Nursing as the first Rachel Z. Booth Endowed Chair in Nursing in 2007. Since her chair appointment, she has taught in the master’s and doctoral programs, served as a senior scientist at the Minority Health Research Center and the Center for AIDS Research, and served as an associate director for the Center for Nursing Research. Dr. Moneyham’s recent honors and awards include induction as a fellow of the American Academy of Nursing, 2010 recipient of the Charles Barkley Excellence in Mentoring Award, and 2011 recipient of the Dean’s Award for Excellence in Mentorship. Since 2011, Dr. Moneyham has served as the interim Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. She received her BSN from Berea College, her MSN from the University of Kentucky, and the PhD in nursing from the University of Indiana.