Judith Karshmer

Dean, Professor, & ASU Chief Wellness Officer

Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation, ASU

Judith Karshmer was named dean and professor of Arizona State University’s Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation in 2018. Her focus is on expanding the global footprint of the college through academic practice partnerships that promote the college's research agenda while embedding students and faculty in the community in meaningful ways. She pioneered this approach at the University of San Francisco during her tenure there. She was also instrumental in developing the first doctorate of nursing program in California and establishing an evidence-based education model that challenges students and faculty to think creatively to produce better health solutions and outcomes.

In 2021, Karshmer was named ASU's chief wellness officer. In this position, she is hoping to make more people aware of all of the wellness services offered to students and employees and to better create linkages between wellness and the three university enterprises.

Outside of ASU, Karshmer serves a volunteer role as a board member of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Nursing and was named ""Most Influential Women in Business in the Bay Area 'Forever Influential Honor Roll'"" in 2016. She also serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services.