Southern Arkansas University appoints Landry to serve as Chair of the Department of Nursing and to be the inaugural holder of the Embree Chair

Southern Arkansas University has appointed Karen A. Landry, Ph.D., to serve as Chair of the Department of Nursing. She will be the inaugural holder of the Embree Chair of Nursing.

Dr. Landry brings more than 34 years of experience in nursing, including over 25 years in nursing academia. She is currently the Department Chair and Director of Nursing in the College of Arts, Sciences, and Education at Texas A&M University - Texarkana. She leads a team of faculty members in the Department of Nursing that offers the BSN Traditional, RN-BSN, and MSN programs

Since 1995, Dr. Landry has taught graduate and undergraduate nursing. In addition to her work at Texas A&M University – Texarkana, she has been on the nursing faculties of the Texas A&M Health Science Center in Bryan, Texas Woman’s University in Denton, and Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, La. Outside academia, she held nursing positions, from 1995 to 2009, at Louisiana State University Health Science Center in Shreveport.

At Northwestern State University, Dr. Landry earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree in 1983 and Master of Science in Nursing degree in 1994. She received her Ph.D. degree in Nursing from Texas Woman’s University, in 2008.

Dr. Landry has presented at Sigma Theta Tau International, American Association of Heart Failure Nurses, National Nursing Ethics, HIMSS Nursing Informatics Symposium, Annals of Behavioral Science and Medical Education, Southern Group on Educational Affairs, American Academy on Communication in Healthcare, and AACN Baccalaureate Education Conferences.