Noma Anderson was named dean of the College of Nursing and Health Sciences at the University of Vermont. She will begin her new job on February 1.
Most recently Dr. Anderson was dean of the College of Health Professions at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. She also served as a special adviser to the University of Tennessee System president on diversity and inclusion. Earlier, she was chair and a professor in the department of communication sciences and disorders at Florida International University in Miami. She was also dean of the School of Health Sciences at FIU for five years. Prior to her serving on the faculty at florid International University, Dr. Anderson was a department chair for 10 years and on the faculty for 16 years in the department of communication sciences and disorders at Howard University in Washington, D.C. She is a past president of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
“I am both excited and honored about being selected as the new dean of the college,” Dr. Anerson said. “I look forward to working with the outstanding students, faculty and staff in the College of Nursing and Health Sciences as the college forges a powerful path into the future. I am also excited about joining the University of Vermont. When I see the university’s commitment to education, research, health, the environment, equity, and inclusion, I view UVM as an institution with values that are important to me.”
Dr. Anderson received a bachelor’s degree in speech pathology and audiology from Hampton University in Virginia. She earned a master’s degree in speech pathology from Emerson College in Boston and a Ph.D. in speech-language pathology from the University of Pittsburgh.