Albany State University Interim Nursing Chair Selected for USG Executive Leadership Institute

Albany State University’s (ASU) Interim Chair and Associate Professor in the Department of Nursing, Dr. Andrea Dozier, has been selected for the University System of Georgia (USG) Executive Leadership Institute (ELI).

Dr. Dozier was nominated for the program by ASU President, Dr. Marion Ross Fedrick. She will participate in the six-month program and its leadership development curriculum, including content, personal reflection, job shadowing, and cross-mentoring. 

I am honored to have been selected for the University System of Georgia Executive Leadership Institute. This professional development opportunity is sure to help me grow as a leader. I am excited to use what I learn for the benefit of Albany State University and the continued success of our students,” said Dr. Dozier. Andrea Dozier Headshot

Dr. Dozier has provided higher education instruction for over 21 years. In 2014 she joined ASU and has remained committed to academic excellence and student success. In addition to her role as professor and interim chair, she has served as the program director for the Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN) program, the undergraduate clinical coordinator, and as part of the USG High Impact Practices Team.

Her research interests include nursing faculty teacher efficacy, instructional methodologies, and course design in nursing education.  She has been published in a special issue of the International Research and Review, Journal of Phi Beta Delta Honor Society for International Scholars. She also co-authored an open educational resource eMajor healthcare systems textbook for the University System of Georgia titled “Healthcare in the United States.” In addition to her accomplishments, she is a Faculty Internationalization Fellow and Faculty Excellence Associate.

Committed to students, in 2020, she led a study abroad trip to Jamaica with four nursing students. Most recently, she led a suicide awareness and prevention campaign for the university.

Dr. Dozier earned an Associate of Science in Nursing degree from Darton State College (’95), a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Georgia Southwestern State University (’04), a Master of Science in Nursing from Albany State University (’12), and a Doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction from Valdosta State University (’18).

She is a member of the Georgia Association of Nursing Educators, the National League for Nursing, the Georgia Association for Deans and Directors, and Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing.

The ELI targets emerging USG leaders with a combination of experience, education, and core leadership competencies essential to the USG's future success. The ELI is designed to accelerate the development of high-performing and high-potential leaders across the USG by providing valuable learning experiences and leadership challenges. The Institute also seeks to enhance self-awareness, broaden individual capabilities, and strengthen the USG's leadership pipeline.