Dr. Julee Waldrop

Dr. Julee Waldrop is a relative newcomer to Alabama, having moved here with her husband, Tony Waldrop, the President of the University of South Alabama, in 2014.

As First Lady, Dr. Waldrop supports the mission of the university in many ways. She is currently providing volunteer consultation at USA Health in developing a model for professional development and optimal service to patients and the organization for advanced practice providers. She has presented on numerous occasions to the faculty in general on the method of “flipping the classroom,” and consults with the Center on Innovation and Learning to support faculty in their development of scholarship of teaching and learning. She serves on the College of Nursing Development Council, a group of community nurses and alumni who are working to increase alumni involvement and community awareness of the college.

Dr. Waldrop has been a faculty member at multiple universities for 20 years. She has practiced as a FNP/PNP for over 25 years, and is currently a Professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in the School of Nursing. She previously coordinated the DNP program at the University of Central Florida, and her research focus is on the health of mothers and infants and outcomes of those who have earned the DNP degree.

She has practiced in many settings: inpatient, outpatient, public health and schools, caring for women, mothers, and children from newborns to teens.

Dr. Waldrop is a Fellow in the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and the American Academy of Nursing, and serves as the Associate Editor for The Journal for Nurse Practitioners. She is an advocate for high quality graduate nursing education and clinical scholarship. She is currently mentoring junior faculty in scholarship and writing for publication, and is a coach/mentor in the Duke University-Johnson & Johnson Nurse Leadership Program.

In the community, Dr. Waldrop volunteers in a variety of ways and is on the boards of the Mobile Ballet, Friends of the Library and Feeding the Gulf Coast, and is a member of the Department of Human Resources Quality Assurance Committee of Mobile County.