Tanya Sudia, Ph.D., RN

Tenured Professor and Associate Dean for Research and Scholarship

PhD Emory University
MN Emory University
BSN University of Akron

Contact Info:
Email: Tanya_Sudia@baylor.edu
Phone: 972.576.9118

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Tanya Sudia, R.N., Ph.D.
Associate Dean for Research & Scholarship

Education and Work
Dr. Tanya Sudia has a Ph.D. from Emory University in Educational Studies (Leadership); M.N. from Emory University, in Nursing and Education (Dual Major - Pediatric CNS & Nursing Education); and B.S.N. from the University of Akron in Nursing.

Dr. Sudia has more than 30 years of experience in higher education, administration, nursing, and health care research. Her responsibilities at LHSON provide the nursing school with research and teaching. In addition, some of her many contributions include: developing and implementing policies and processes that promote and enhance research; mentoring and assisting faculty as they develop research programs; providing support and resources for faculty and student researchers including proposal development; grant administration and regulatory oversight.

She joined Baylor in September 2014 from Mercer University Georgia Baptist College of Nursing in Atlanta, Georgia where she worked as a Professor (Tenured) and provided significant leadership within the PhD in Nursing Program and administration activities of the graduate programs, including several years as Chair of the Graduate Programs Committee. Prior to that, she worked in a variety of leadership roles at Emory University: Director, Institutional Review Board (IRB) office; Acting Senior Director, IRB & Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) Office; University Research Subject Advocate; Faculty Associate, Center for Ethics; Vice-Chair, IRB; and, undergraduate and graduate faculty positions in the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing.

Committees and Organizations
Throughout her career, Dr. Sudia has been active in various professional organizations and recognized with distinction in her field. She is a member of Phi Kappa Phi; Omicron Delta Kappa, and Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing.

Articles and Presentations

  • Dr. Sudia has made presentations before professional groups on topics such as: expanding ethical insight and skill development among nursing students; forging the pathway to collaborative scholarship among nursing Ph.D. and DNP students; anticipating and managing emerging ethical issues in nursing practice; and ethics content across US doctoral nursing programs; end-of-life care for neonates; and paradoxical decision-making in high risk cardiac patients.
  • Dr. Sudia has also been published in various journals and books. Her expertise is included in publications such as MCN: The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. Additionally, she has contributed chapters to books such as: AWONN: Core Curriculum for Neonatal Intensive Care Nursing; Comprehensive Neonatal Care: An Interdisciplinary Approach; Developmental Care of Newborns and Infants: A Guide for Healthcare Professionals; and Developmental Care of Newborns and Infants: A Guide for Healthcare Professionals.
  • Dr. Sudia has a significant background in research, grants and sponsored projects. Some of these specialty areas include: integrating selected courses in PhD and DNP education; disruptive workplace behaviors among pediatric nurses; and enhancing human subjects research and protection. Her interests also include ethical insight and skill development among nursing students, and risk assessment practices in clinical research.
  • Current projects with co-collaborators include: LHSON, in partnership with BSWHN and BIR, received $462,135 for Nursing Innovation Grant from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. The grant is entitled, Geriatric Competency Validation Toolbox for New Nurse Graduates: Utilization of DEU’s and Collaborative Clinical Partnerships for Development and Validation.