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Ramona Ann Parker, Ed.M., Ph.D., RN

ASSISTANT DEAN OF MEDICAL AND INTERPROFESSIONAL EDUCATION

Ramona Ann Parker, PhD, RN, Ed.M.Ramona Ann Parker, Ed.M., Ph.D., RN, is an Associate Professor at the University of the Incarnate Word.  She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from the University of Texas Health Science at San Antonio School of Nursing and a Master of Science degree in Nursing from the University of the Incarnate Word.  She has taught in higher education since 2004 receiving her doctorate in 2007 from the University of Texas at Austin School of Nursing with a specialty in Parent-Child Nursing and in 2012, received her Master of Education from the University of Illinois- Urbana Champaign. 

At the University of the Incarnate Word, she served in several leadership positions including Director of the Robert J. Jr. and Helen C. Kleberg Center for Innovative Research and Clinical Learning at the School of Nursing and Health Professions and as Faculty Senate President. 

With experience in undergraduate and graduate education, Dr. Parker assisted in program assessment/evaluation, curricula development and numerous faculty development programs.  While her clinical expertise is in the area of neonatal and child healthcare, she led interprofessional teams in didactic and clinical teaching for faculty and students in adult and community health.

Active in her community, Dr. Parker served as chapter President of Delta Alpha at Large Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing and a board member of Kinetic Kids and treasurer of San Antonio Ladies of the Talent Tenth.  Dr Parker’s awards include the 2009-2010 Transformational Leadership Award from the University of the Incarnate Word School of Nursing and Health Profession, 2011 Nursing Excellence Award from the Medical Center Rotary Club of San Antonio, and inducted into the 2011 Educators Hall of Fame from the National Sorority of Phi Delta Kappa, Inc. Gamma Tau Chapter and 2014, she was inducted into the National Academies of Practice, an interprofessional practice organization, as a Distinguished Fellow and Scholar.

Dr. Parker is excited to be part of the interprofessional administrative team of the University of the Incarnate Word School of Osteopathic Medicine as the Assistant Dean of Medical and Interprofessional Education.