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Meet the Interim Dean

Dean Pamela Slaven-LeePamela Slaven-Lee, senior associate dean for academic affairs and clinical associate professor, serves as interim dean of the George Washington University’s School of Nursing.

Dr. Slaven-Lee joined GW in 2015 and has held a number of administrative roles, including program track director for several programs and assistant dean of the master of science in nursing program. She has also served as chair of the School of Nursing Academic and Student Affairs Committee.

As senior associate dean for academic affairs, a position she has held since 2019, Dr. Slaven-Lee is the chief academic officer of the School of Nursing. She advances the quality and integrity of academic programs for the School’s 1,200 students by overseeing planning and assessment of degree programs, monitoring academic policies and procedures, and leading the development of new programs of study and new academic departments.

Dr. Slaven-Lee has directed a number of initiatives at the School of Nursing that have been instrumental in advancing the School during its first decade. She was the architect of the School of Nursing Master Plan of Evaluation, which details the regular assessment of each program at regular intervals and guarantees ongoing evaluation of programs. She also designed and implemented a model for clinical placement and supervision of advanced practice nursing students, ensuring regulatory compliance, and instituted mandatory Quality Matters (QM) training for faculty teaching in the online environment.

Recently, Dr. Slaven-Lee has led efforts to secure a partnership with a major corporate healthcare organization to create a Complex Adult/Geriatric Fellowship Program, launching in fall 2022, pending university approval.

In addition to her roles in the School of Nursing, Dr. Slaven-Lee is a Fellow in the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, a Sigma Theta Tau Experienced Nurse Leadership Academy scholar, and a Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator. She holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in nursing from the University of Maine and she earned a doctorate in nursing practice from Case Western University.