Shirleatha Lee, PhD., RN, CNE
Associate Dean of Academic Programs, Associate Professor
Dr. Lee's research focuses on pre-diabetes and cardiovascular risk factors in overweight and obese youth. She has also examined other factors associated with obesity in children such as physical activity, physical fitness, environment, and health disparities. She has presented research findings locally, regionally, and nationally and has published in several peer reviewed research journals. She is also a peer reviewer for several nursing research journals and a Southern Regional Educational Board Doctoral Scholar.
Dr. Lee is a Certified Nurse Educator and teaches in both the undergraduate and graduate programs. In 2015 she was the recipient of the Thomas Briggs Excellence in Teaching Award. She also teaches in the Helen Hardin Honors program and is a Certified American Heart Association CPR Instructor. Her practice specialty is medical/surgical nursing and telemetry.
Dr. Lee serves on the curriculum committee, admissions committee, personnel committee, and chairs the evaluation committee for LCON. She also serves on several university committees and external committees such as the National League of Nursing, Southern Nursing Research Society, Sigma Theta Tau International Beta Theta Chapter at large, American Nurses Association, and Tennessee Nurses Association. In addition, she is an on-site evaluator for the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).