Monmouth names Rutgers associate dean as new leader of its nursing school

Monmouth University has named Ann Marie Mauro the dean of its Marjorie K. Unterberg School of Nursing and Health Studies, it announced Tuesday. She will join the West Long Branch-based college on July 13.

Mauro, a certified nurse educator and clinical nurse leader who holds a BS and MS from Seton Hall University and a Ph.D. from New York University, succeeds Janet Mahoney, who was dean for 11 years. Mahoney will remain on the faculty as a tenured professor of nursing.

“We are very excited to have Dr. Mauro join us as the new dean of the School of Nursing and Health Studies,” Rekha Datta, interim provost and senior vice president for academic affairs, said in a prepared statement. “Dr. Mauro brings a wealth of experience and knowledge about the field of nursing and allied health areas. With her expertise in diversity and leadership in health studies, we hope to enhance our commitment to health care education and service to the community.”

In her new role, Mauro will oversee Monmouth’s health care program offerings at all levels of education and career experience. The school of nursing has more than 35 full-time faculty members and nearly 1,000 students.

“I am excited to join my colleagues at Monmouth University and to meet the School of Nursing and Health Studies faculty, staff and students,” she said in a statement. “The COVID-19 pandemic has clearly accentuated the critical need to prepare excellent nurses and health professionals to meet current and future health care workforce demands. I am eager to build upon the outstanding reputations of the university and school to further enhance our existing programs and create new ones that will address complex population health needs in a dynamic, global environment.”

Mauro most recently was founding associate dean, professor and director of the Center for Educational Research and Innovation at Rutgers University School of Nursing.

Her clinical expertise is in cardiovascular and critical care nursing, and her research focuses on support of cardiovascular patients and educational innovations, Monmouth said in a news release.