Michael Vaughn, M.S., has been named the inaugural Assistant Dean for Information and Technology Integration (ITI) at the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing (JHUSON). He comes to Johns Hopkins from Indiana University (IU), where he served as Assistant Dean for Information Systems.
Vaughn brings to the School 12 years of experience leading the integration of technology into health education, research, and practice. His expertise will allow the School to pursue several technology-driven initiatives, such as real-time simulations involving mannequins and online courses.
At JHUSON, he will lead the strategic, operational, and innovative technological initiatives necessary to move into emerging growth areas in higher education.
Pamela Jeffries, the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs notes, "Michael brings years of experience working with nursing faculty and he will provide the leadership in IT in order to promote our academic and research mission in the School."
While at IU, Vaughn pioneered the introduction of many cutting-edge technologies, including the first school-wide implementation of a course management system in 1997, implementation of a fully distance-accessible option for the PhD program utilizing sophisticated web conferencing technologies, and the construction of a state-of-the-art clinical simulation facility. He was also instrumental in establishing the IU School of Nursing Lifelong Learning department as a global provider of online continuing education offerings, reaching over 1,500 individuals annually.
"It is a tremendous opportunity for me to become part of the Johns Hopkins tradition with a school whose star is rising," Vaughn said about his new position. "I am excited to work with faculty, students and practice providers to take full advantage of technology to improve healthcare and healthcare education, locally, nationally, and globally."