Faculty Spotlight: Pam Rollins

Pam RollinsDr. Rollins currently serves as Professor, Assistant Chair, and Sarkeys Endowed Chair for the Department of Nursing at the University of Central Oklahoma. Areas of interest include public health, leadership, complex adaptive systems, community engagement, social/emotional intelligence, and experiential learning. Having retired from the Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) with 28½ years of service, Dr. Rollins served in a variety of state and county level leadership positions. She has been recognized at the state and national levels for professional activities, being named Oklahoma Nurse of the Year and receiving the AANP Award of Excellence. Since entering academia in 2012, Dr. Rollins has been actively involved in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, as well as the neuroscience of learning. Acknowledged by the University as a Most Distinguished Teacher-Scholar, a SOTL Scholar, and a Service-Learning Scholar, Dr. Rollins continues to strive for excellence in Transformative Learning, as well as continued involvement in Public Health practice. Dr. Rollins and a colleague received the 2017 Masonic Endowment for Transformative Learning Award, in recognition of outstanding achievement in the implementation of the “Making-a-Difference Capstone Project” for graduating seniors in the nursing department. Also, Dr. Rollins and Sadie, a trained therapy dog, serve the UCO Community as a member of the Broncho Barkers.