Jace Hargis, PhD, has been appointed to the position of associate provost for Faculty Development, Assessment and Research at Chaminade University. Hargis had recently served as an education consultant advising and creating strategic education plans for worldwide education divisions. Previously he worked as the college director for Higher Colleges of Technology, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates and was responsible for full fiscal responsibility and management of two state of the art college campuses and over $30 million USD in salaries, facilities and operating budgets. There he also oversaw 2,500 students, 130 faculty members and 80 full time staff. Hargis earned his PhD in Science Education in 1999 from the University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.
Gwen Anderson, PhD has been selected by Chaminade University to serve as the university’s new Dean of the School of Nursing. Anderson previously served in higher education in Nursing at the undergraduate and graduate level in California and in British Columbia. She received a Bachelor’s degree in Nursing from the University of Victoria, a Master’s degree in Nursing from the University of Alberta, a Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Nursing from Boston College, and a Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Biomedical Ethics from Stanford University. Her more than 50 publications in peer reviewed journals has emphasized genomic nursing competencies; the perspective of families as they embrace the impact of genomic knowledge about themselves, their children and grandchildren; and the importance of creating morally accountable polices that protect genomic privacy. Anderson has advocated, promoted and developed genomics education for nurses in the US and in other countries. She and her team of research staff at VA San Diego Healthcare System have contributed to an ongoing national study by the Office of Research and Development in the Department of Veteran Affairs to enroll a million Veterans across the US into a research study designed to investigate a better understanding of how genes affect health.
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