Donna Hathaway, PhD, RN, FAAN

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    Donna Hathaway

Professor and Dean, Ruth Neil Murry Endowed Chair in Nursing

The University of Tennessee Health Science Center

Memphis, TN

Donna Hathaway received her baccalaureate and masters degrees in nursing from the University of Missouri-Columbia and her PhD in nursing from the University of Texas at Austin. During her career she has held a variety of clinical positions working primarily in post surgical units and has taught in all levels of nursing schools from practical nursing to doctoral programs.

 She joined the University of Tennessee College of Nursing in 1984 as Assistant Professor and subsequently was promoted to Associate Professor and to the rank of Professor. During this time she was also appointed as a Professor of Transplant Surgery in the College of Medicine where she held a position as Director of Clinical Transplant Research. She has also served as Director of the PhD program and in August 2000 was appointed Dean of the College of Nursing, serving in that position until August 2011.

 Dr. Hathaway is active, and has held positions in a variety of professional organizations; is a fellow in the American Academy of Nursing; serves as a consultant to government, industry, and educational institutions; and has also served on several NIH review panels and workgroups.

 Currently she is a UTHSC Distinguished Professor at The University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis where she is continuing her research which examines quality of life and biobehavioral outcomes following organ transplantation.