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 provides volunteer consultation at USA Health Advanced Practice Providers (Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants) and to the College of Nursing. 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 over 20 years. She has practiced as a FNP/PNP for over 25 years, and is currently a part-time Professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 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 the Editor in Chief 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 board of the Family Center and is a member of the Department of Human Resources Quality Assurance Committee of Mobile County.