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S.C. professor named to APSU's Reuther Chair of Excellence in Nursing

A professor of nursing with extensive leadership experience in the military was reappointed recently as holder of Austin Peay State Universitys Lenora C. Reuther Chair of Excellence in Nursing.

Initially, Dr. Mary M. Martin, Charleston, S.C., was named to this post in March 2007, but recently received a temporary, part-time appointment for the 2007-08 academic year.
A professor of nursing with extensive leadership experience in the military was reappointed recently as holder of Austin Peay State University's Lenora C. Reuther Chair of Excellence in Nursing.

Initially, Dr. Mary M. Martin, Charleston, S.C., was named to this post in March 2007, but recently received a temporary, part-time appointment for the 2007-08 academic year.

Through virtual work sessions, Martin will mentor nursing faculty on presentations and publications while helping the School of Nursing establish new admissions criteria and also develop a partnership with Blanchfield Army Community Hospital, Fort Campbell, Ky.

An assistant professor of nursing and director of graduate programs at the Medical University of South Carolina, Martin earned a doctorate in nursing from Indiana School of Nursing and master's and bachelor's degrees in nursing from the Medical College of Georgia.

From November 1996-January 2005, Martin was director of the Medical Liaison Office, Office of the Chief, Air Force Reserve, Headquarters Air Force, Pentagon, Washington. D.C.

Among previous work experience, Martin was chief of aeromedical nursing, Operation Desert Shield/Storm, MacDill Air Force Base, Florida, and chief nurse, Medical Strategic Health Care Group, Veterans Administration Center, Bay Pines, Fla.

Martin's scholarly activities include manuscript reviewer for the Journal of Military Medicine and guest editor for Nursing Magazine. She has authored and presented numerous professional papers and articles and written several successful grant proposals.

She is a life member of the Air Force Association, Military Officer's Association, Reserve Officer Association and Association of Military Surgeons of the United States.

Martin has received the Air Force Legion of Merit and Air Force Meritorious Service Medal twice, as well as the Air Force Commendation Medal, National Defense Service Medal and the Combat Readiness Medal.

For more information about Martin or the APSU School of Nursing, contact Dr. Francisca (Chita) Farrar by telephone at (931) 221-6317 or e-mail farrarf@apsu.edu.-- Dennie B. Burke