Peggy Valentine serves as Vice President of Allied Health Education where she has direct oversight for all allied health education programs at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. She joined Vanderbilt in September 2021 and served previously as dean of Winston-Salem State University School of Health Sciences since 2006. Additionally, she served as interim chancellor at Fayetteville State University from August 2019 to March 2021.Valentine is the former associate dean in the College of Pharmacy, Nursing and Allied Health Sciences, Division of Allied Health Sciences, at Howard University, a position she held from 1998 to 2005. She received her Doctor of Education degree from Virginia Tech and Master of Arts degree and Bachelor of Science degree from Howard University. She began her career as a physician’s assistant (PA) following a short career as a registered nurse. She was recruited to join the PA faculty at Howard University and became department chair in 1983, serving in that role for six years. She has conducted research on homeless and minority issues. She has lectured extensively on minority HIV/AIDS issues to professional and lay groups nationally and internationally. Valentine has published in refereed journals, textbooks and HIV/AIDS training manuals and currently serves as editor-in-chief for the Best Practices in Health Professions Diversity Journal, which she founded in 2007. She is president of the Consortium for International Management Policy and Development.
History of Employment
Vice President, Allied Health Education
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Office of the Chancellor
Fayetteville State University
School of Health Sciences
Winston Salem State University
Professor, Associate Dean, Department Chair
College of Allied Health Sciences
Sibley Memorial Hospital
George Washington University
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Budgeting and Finance,
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