Assistant Dean, Undergraduate Programs
Assistant Director of Research, Office of Health Promotion and Wellness
Dr. Carter received her BSN from Troy University in 1977. She earned her MSN in Adult Health from the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 1983 and her DSN in Community Mental Health with a functional role of Nursing Service Administration in 1998. Dr. Carter is an associate professor at the Capstone College of Nursing and the course leader for Community Health Nursing. She also teaches in Population Health in the DNP program and Fiscal Resource Management in the Case Management program. Dr. Carter is the Assistant Dean of Undergraduate Programs and professor at the Capstone College of Nursing. She received both the Outstanding Commitment to Teaching Award from the National Alumni Association and the Outstanding Nurse Educator/Academe Award from the Alabama State Nurses’ Association in 2000.
Dr. Carter also received the Outstanding Commitment to Teaching Award for the Capstone College of Nursing in 2008. Dr. Carter serves on the Faculty Senate and the Senate Steering Committee. She is a past President of the Epsilon Omega Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau and is a member of XXXI.
Dr. Carter serves as the Assistant Director of the Office of Health Promotion and Wellness for the University of Alabama and has maintained a worksite wellness faculty practice for 10 years. She is a research Think Tank member for the national Health Enhancement Research Organization (HERO) and is on the Wellness Advisory Board for the University of Alabama and Mannington Wood Floors. Dr. Carter’s research interests are in the areas of worksite wellness in industries and university settings.