Assistant Dean, Undergraduate Programs
Assistant Director of Research, Office of Health Promotion and Wellness
Dr. Carter serves as the Assistant Dean of Undergraduate Programs and professor at the Capstone College of Nursing. She received her BSN from Troy University, and a MSN in Adult Health with a functional role in nursing education from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Dr. Carter earned a PhD in Community Mental Health with a functional role of Nursing Service Administration. Dr. Carter teaches across programs and serves as chair of dissertation committees. 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 received the Outstanding Commitment to Teaching Award for the Capstone College of Nursing in 2008. She was selected to participate in Leadership U and as a AACN Faculty Health Policy Fellow.
Dr. Carter served as the Assistant Director of the Office of Health Promotion and Wellness for the University of Alabama and co-developed the WellBAMA health screening program. Thousands of University of Alabama employees have participated in the onsite screening and health promotion program. She maintained a worksite wellness faculty practice for 10 years in Sumter County.
Dr. Carter served as a Faculty Senator and on the Senate Steering Committee. She is a past President of the Epsilon Omega Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau and is a member of XXXI. She is a member of the national Health Enhancement Research Organization (HERO) and served on the Board of the Good Samaritan Clinic in Tuscaloosa. Dr. Carter’s research interests are in the areas of worksite wellness in industries and university settings. She is also interested in predictors of nursing student success.