Associate Professor; Director, Nursing Administration Graduate Program
University of Texas at Austin School of Nursing
Linda H. Yoder, MBA, PhD, RN, AOCN, FAAN Linda is an Associate Professor of Nursing and the Director of the Graduate Concentration in Nursing Administration and Healthcare Systems Management at The University of Texas at Austin School of Nursing. She currently holds the Luci Baines Johnson Fellowship in Nursing. Linda served in the Army Nurse Corps for 28 years, retiring as a Colonel. During that time she received numerous military and civilian awards. She also has served at the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center and a large civilian multi-hospital organization as the Director of Research and Evidence-based Practice. In her research roles, Linda has received and facilitated the development of grants for approximately $7 million to study administrative and clinical healthcare issues. Her areas of research have included examining the nursing work environment, career development of nurses, and quality of life in patients with chronic illnesses, such as cancer, cardiovascular, and pulmonary disease. She also conducted a TriService Nursing Research Program grant examining the quality of life experienced by military service members after they were discharged from the military burn unit, the United States Institute of Surgical Research, Fort Sam Houston, Texas. Currently she serves on research teams investigating: 1) the use of a female urinary diversion device for female service members serving in combat and austere environments and 2) post-deployment reintegration of military nurses that provided en-route care for wounded service members in Iraq and Afghanistan. She is a member of several professional nursing organizations to include the Academy of Medical Surgical Nurses, the Oncology Nursing Society, the Association of Nurse Executives, the American Nurses Association, and Sigma Theta Tau International. She is a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing and serves as a reviewer or editorial board member of several clinical and research journals such as Nursing and Health Sciences, Nursing Research, and Nursing Forum. Linda earned her Ph.D. at the University of Pennsylvania and she earned three masters degrees, a nursing master's from The University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, Texas, where she was selected as a distinguished Alumnus in 2000, a Masters of Business Administration from Incarnate Word College, and a Masters in Strategic Studies from the Army War College. She earned an undergraduate nursing degree with highest honors from the University of Maryland in Baltimore.