Lori Anderson

Associate Dean

Lori Anderson

Associate Dean

Associate Professor

Academic Appointment(s)

College of Nursing
Department of Physiological and Technological Nursing

The Graduate School


As Associate Dean, I shape the education of nursing and other health professions by designing environments, methods, and materials for learning. Because learners vary considerably in their learning styles, I guide and design options for faculty to use in tailoring teaching strategies to accommodate individuals needs. In the regional, national, and international arenas, I am best known for the development and evaluation of human patient simulation as a 21st century teaching approach that promises to markedly enhance the academic and professional success of students and health professionals in the health sciences.

  • (706) 721-0422
  • EC 5426


  • Ph.D., Registered Nursing, Nursing Ad Duquesne University of the Hol, 2004

  • MS, Registered Nursing, Nursing Ad University of Minnesota - Twin, 1996

  • BSN, Registered Nursing, Nursing Ad Creighton University, 1988


  • Alumnus CCRN American Association of Critical Care Nurses, 2009

  • RNL GA Board of Nursing, 1995

  • BCLS Instructor American Heart Association, 1998

  • ACLS Instructor American Heart Association, 1997

  • CCRN American Association of Critical Care Nurses, 1997

Awards & Honors

  • Fellow Becoming A Provost Academy, 2017

  • Inducted as a Charter Member into The Honor Society Phi Kappa Phi Augusta University Chapter #324, 2016

  • Inducted as a Charter Member into The Honor Society Phi Kappa Phi Georgia Regents University Chapter #324, 2013

  • Inducted into Georgia Health Sciences University, Academy of Educators 2012

  • Inducted into The Honor Society Phi Kappa Phi Georgia Health Sciences University Chapter #318, 2012

Courses Taught Most Recent Academic Year

  • NURS 9250

    Investigation of a Problem
  • NURS 9300

    Research Thesis
  • NURS 3800

    Essentials of Pathophysiology

Teaching Interests

Critical Care, Neuroscience, Medical-Surgical Nursing


Selected Recent Publications

  • Mentoring to retain newly hired nurses, 2016
    Journal Article, Professional Journal
  • The use of change theory to facilitate the consolidation of two diverse Bachelor of Science in Nursing programs, 2016
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Active learning strategies to teach renal-cardiovascular integration with high student-to-teacher ratios, 2009
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Real-World Nursing Survival Guide: Critical Care and Emergency Nursing, 2009
  • Simulation Learning System for Ignatavicius and Workman: Medical-Surgical Nursing, 2009

Research Interests

Clinical Decision-Making, Critical Thinking, Learning Outcomes, High-fidelity Simulation

Professional Service

  • Georgia Board of Nursing, Nursing Education Committee 2015 - Present

    Role: Editorial Review Board Member
  • AHRQ Study Section Review Member for Healthcare Safety and Quality Improvement Research 2011 - Present

    Role: Reviewer
  • interdisciplinary journal Simulation in Healthcare 2005 - Present

    Role: Editorial Review Board Member