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Kenneth W. Dion, PhD, RN, MSN, MBA

Assistant Dean
Assistant Dean for Business Development and Strategic Relationships


Ken Dion is a nurse entrepreneur, inventor, scholar, and 30-year veteran of the healthcare industry. He is a member of the Theta Epsilon Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau and a founding principle at TurnPath, LLC, a healthcare technology innovation incubator.

Dr. Dion's service to the nursing profession began as a student. He held offices in the National Student Nurses Association (NSNA) at the local, state, and national levels. He served with NSNA as national secretary/treasurer from 1990 to 1991. When called upon again later in his career, Dr. Dion served NSNA as a board member, treasurer, and president of its foundation. He has been recognized by the NSNA with its highest honor, honorary member.

Dr. Dion obtained his bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of Central Florida in Orlando. He obtained his master’s degrees in business administration and nursing administration, as well as a doctorate in nursing systems from the University of Texas at Austin.

Dr. Dion is an ardent supporter of Sigma Theta Tau International, having served the organization at a variety of levels and in many capacities. He currently serves as Treasurer on the International Board of Directors. He is the immediate past-chair of the Foundation Board and co-chair of the Corporate Committee of the Foundation. He is a Virginia Henderson, Billye Brown, and Sigma Theta Tau Fellow.