Tanya Marie Sudia is currently Dean at the Augusta University College of Nursing in Augusta, Georgia.
Dr. Sudia is an experienced academician, clinician, and researcher who has held various leadership positions across the country. Her nursing career began at Akron Children’s Hospital in the NICU where she found her passion for NICU care and clinical ethical issues. Her later work as a Neonatal CNS and NICU Educator at Grady Hospital in Atlanta led to focused contributions on neonatal ethical issues and palliative care through numerous presentations and publications. Dr. Sudia held faculty positions at several universities including Mercer and Emory. While at Emory, in addition to her faculty appointment in the School of Nursing, she served as a Faculty Fellow in the Ethics Center, and was later appointed as the Director of the IRB and Interim Director of the IACUC. Dr. Sudia’s accomplishments include funded projects on research and clinical ethics. Dr. Sudia’s academic career also includes inaugural Associate Dean for Research in the Louise Herrington School of Nursing at Baylor University. She presented internationally in Hong Kong where she later led a nursing student study abroad experience. Dr. Sudia has also presented internationally in Australia. Most recently, she co-led a USAID/ASHA funded project for the establishment of a Women and Children Health and Research Centre, including a Pediatric Palliative Care Unit and Program, in India.
Dr. Sudia completed her BSN at the University of Akron and her MN and PhD degrees at Emory University.