Baylor LHSON Names New Associate Dean for Academic Affairs - Dr. Marie Lindley

October 25, 2021

The Baylor University Louise Herrington School of Nursing (LHSON) is pleased to announce Marie K. Lindley, PhD, RN, CNE, has been named the new Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Clinical Associate Professor. Dr. Marie Lindley has been a registered nurse for over 25 years and has taught nursing for over ten years at the undergraduate and graduate level. She began at Baylor University in January 2016. Specializing in holistic health assessment and transition to practice, she teaches courses online and on-campus, as well as in the clinical and simulation labs. Her teaching is informed by many years of professional experience practicing as an ER nurse, nurse practitioner in acute care, and as a nurse leader, including time as acting co-CNO.

“We so pleased to have Dr. Lindley serve in this vital leadership role at the LHSON,” said Dean Linda Plank, LHSON. “She brings a great deal of both Baylor knowledge and professional expertise to help support and sustain the future of our ever-changing nursing school.”

Dr. Lindley completed her Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree from the University of Texas at Arlington, Master of Science (MSN) from Columbia University in New York, New York, where she also worked as clinical adjunct faculty. She earned her Bachelor of Science (BSN) from William Paterson University in Wayne, New Jersey.

Dr. Lindley currently serves on nursing school, University and professional organization committees. These include the Undergraduate Curriculum, Graduate Studies, Academic Policies, Research and Scholarship, and Program Effectiveness committees. She is currently the Texas Nurse’s Association, District 4, Government Affairs Committee representative. Dr. Lindley also serves as an expert advisor to the Texas Nurses Association, Education and Regulatory Committee. In the past, she served as an ambassador to the National League for Nursing and was a Board of Director for the Texas Nurses Association, District 4.
Outside the classroom, Dr. Lindley serves as a faculty leader and advisor for the Medical Service Organization and LHSON Nursing Peru team. She contributes to nursing science through presentations and publications related to online teaching methodology and simulation. Future scholarly plans include the continuation of work to explore and study new online teaching strategies.

Dr. Lindley is involved in her local community. Aside from spending time with her husband and son, she is an active member of St. Patrick Catholic Church in Dallas, where she serves as a Eucharistic Minister and Proclaimer.