Lydia D. Rotondo, DNP, RN, CNS

  • Associate Dean, Education and Student Affairs
  • Director, Doctor of Nursing Practice Program
  • Associate Professor of Clinical Nursing


Lydia Rotondo was named associate dean for education and student affairs in 2015 and continues as the director of the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program. As associate dean, Rotondo works closely with program directors, faculty, and students to meaningfully respond to emerging educational needs to meet the health care workforce demands of the future.

A graduate of the DNP program at Vanderbilt University, she has directed the school’s DNP program since July 2014. In that role, she has focused on promoting collaborative scholarship among doctorally-prepared nurses and encouraging interdisciplinary teams to employ evidence-based practice, information technology, and critical quality and safety appraisals of the health care environment.