Linda McCauley, Dean
Linda McCauley, RN, PhD, FAAN, FAAOHN
Dean and Professor
Linda A. McCauley is the sixth dean of Emory University’s Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing. She began her appointment in May 2009 after serving as the associate dean for research at the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Nursing.
Under her leadership, the School of Nursing is executing a comprehensive strategic plan to expand the school’s research enterprise, forge new clinical partnerships, and increase diversity among the faculty and student population. The nursing school is engaged in an aggressive growth campaign, which has resulted in the hiring of a record number of faculty from the world’s top research institutions, offering student learning opportunities at more than 300 clinical sites in the U.S. and internationally, and launching a new initiative to attract and retain diverse students.
McCauley holds a secondary appointment in the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University and is internationally recognized for her scholarship in environmental and occupational health. She has devoted much of her distinguished career to identifying culturally-appropriate interventions to decrease the impact of environmental and occupational health hazards for workers and young children. McCauley is currently leading two studies in Oregon and Florida with funding from the National Institutes of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
McCauley is an elected member of the Institute of Medicine. She also is a fellow of the American Academy of Nursing and the American Academy of Occupational Health Nurses. She has been widely published in the fields of nursing and environmental health. She is a sought-after speaker and has been featured in national publications and broadcasts including Time, Business Week, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, NPR, and the Weather Channel.