Judy Carlson - 2013 Woman of the YearJudith "Judy" Carlson was one of six University-wide women honored as Woman of the Year 2013. The Women's Commission Executive Board commented that of the six nominees, Judy Carlson's nomination was a unanimous decision to giving her this honor. Judy Carlson is celebrating her 40th anniversary at the School of Nursing, with the title of associate professor and coordinator of the traditional option for baccalaureate nursing education. She earned her baccalaureate and master degrees from the University, and immediately was invited by the dean to accept an appointment to the Faculty.
She has played an important role in the development of the School of Nursing, as it reacted to the many societal and educational changes of the past forty years. For example, in recent years, she has developed a nursing education program for our students in Madrid, with her Blackboard courses and conferences with faculty, and she works with the Madrid students when they come to campus. She was among the faculty and administrators who championed the new Interprofessional Health teaching program, and she serves on a wide variety of University academic and student development committees.