Dr. Donna McCarthy, RN, FAAN, professor and interim associate dean for research in the College of Nursing, has been named the college’s interim dean. She will assume the deanship from Dr. Margaret Faut Callahan, who recently accepted a position as provost for the health science division at Loyola University Chicago.
McCarthy, who begins in her role today, joined the Marquette nursing faculty in 2013 and was named interim associate dean for research in January 2015. Prior to coming to Marquette, she was the Mildred E. Newton Professor of Nursing and associate dean for research at Ohio State University College of Nursing. Previously, she served as the interim scientific director and scientist at the Division of Intramural Research at the National Institute of Nursing Research and was a professor of nursing at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. McCarthy’s area of research addresses the pathobiology of illness symptoms, including fever, anorexia and fatigue.
“Dr. McCarthy has great energy and a serious commitment to the College of Nursing and its progress,” said Provost Dan Myers. “I’m confident she will be a strong leader and a champion for nursing education at Marquette while we search for the next permanent dean.”
“I look forward to continuing the excellent programs and initiatives of Dr. Callahan and her leadership team in the college and to sustaining our important collaborations in Milwaukee, southeastern Wisconsin and the Midwest,” McCarthy said. “While it is an honor to serve the faculty and our students in this role, I am hoping for a swift and successful search in the coming year.”
According to Myers, a search committee for the next dean will be announced in the coming weeks.