Ken Tillman, a registered nurse since 1984 with over 18 years of experience in nursing education, has been appointed Southeastern’s School of Nursing department head.
Tillman began his career in nursing education in January 2000 as an instructor with Southeastern. During his time at Southeastern, he taught in both undergraduate and graduate level programs, and served as coordinator of the Baton Rouge Center.
Since 2013, he has held various leadership positions in nursing education, including Director of Undergraduate Programs and Associate Dean of Academics at East Tennessee State University College of Nursing, and Dean and Associate Provost of Health Sciences and Nursing at Northshore Technical Community College.
Tillman earned his BSN from the University of South Alabama (1984), his MSN from the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (1989), and his PhD from Louisiana State University (2006).
Prior to his career in nursing education, he held various administrative positions in hospitals and home health care agencies and has received several awards of recognition for excellence in leadership, teaching, and research. Areas of interest for his teaching and research include leadership and management, community health, stigmatization and care of marginalized groups, men in nursing, and men’s health issues.
In 2014, Tillman was honored to be selected for “Fellow of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing Leadership for Academic Nursing Program.”