- About the College
- Academic Programs
- Case Management
- Continuing Education
- Geriatric Nursing Center
- Palliative Care
Lazelle Benefield, PhD, RN, FAAN, Professor
Dean for OU College of Nursing
Role: Dr. Benefield is currently the Dean of the University of Oklahoma College of Nursing. She also holds the Parry Endowed Professor and is the Director of the Donald W. Reynolds Center of Geriatric Nursing Excellence.
Gary Loving, PhD, RN, CNE
Associate Dean for Academic Programs and Associate Professor
Phone: 405-271-1491 ext. 49227
Role: Dr. Loving oversees the college's academic programs.
Barbara J. Holtzclaw, PhD, RN, FAAN
Associate Dean for Research, Associate Director, Geriatric Nursing Translational Research Training, Donald W. Reynolds Center of Geriatric Nursing Excellence and Professor
Phone: 405-271-1491 ext. 49172
Laurie A. Price
Assistant Dean For Administration and Finance
Phone: 405-271-1491 ext. 49289
Beverly Bowers, PhD, RN
Assistant Dean for the Center for Educational Excellence and Associate Professor
Role: Dr. Bowers coordinates, plans and oversees the ongoing education for College of Nursing faculty, as well as the college's continuing education offerings.
Tulsa Site Director (Interim), Assistant Professor
Kathy Cooper, MS, RN, CNE
Lawton/Duncan and Outreach Site Coordinator and Assistant Professor
Phone: 580-591-8016 or 405-397-9578
Role: Professor Cooper works with the Assistant Dean for Distance Education and Instructional Technology to assure the quality of academic programs at outreach sites.
Gina Fisher, LCSW
Executive Director, Clinical Operations
Phone: 405-271-8767ext. 43272
Heath P. Burge, M.Ed.
Assistant Dean for Student and Alumni Affairs
Role: Mr. Burge coordinates, plans, and oversees the ongoing Student and Alumni Affairs efforts for the College of Nursing.