DR. PEGGY VALENTINE
The School of Health Sciences
Dr. Peggy Valentine was appointed the 2nd Dean of the School of Health Sciences at Winston Salem State University effective January 2, 2006. Dr. Valentine had previously served as the Associate Dean for the Division of Allied Health Sciences in the College of Pharmacy, Nursing and Allied Health Sciences, overseeing 7 academic programs. She served as Principal Investigator of the Malawi Project – University Technical Assistance Program, funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Global AIDS Program. She directed the Targeted Provider Education Demonstration Grant, funded by the Health Resources and Services Administration, the Complementary Health Care Project, funded by the Ford Foundation, the National AIDS Minority Information and Education Program, funded by CDC, and many others. She joined Howard University in 1980 as a lecturer in Psychiatry. She has served in various clinical and academic capacities, including Department Chairman for six years, and currently holds academic rank of Professor in the Physician Assistant Department. Her clinical experiences include registered nurse, nursing coordinator, and physician's assistant.
Dr. Valentine received the Doctor of Education Degree from Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia in 1987, and was awarded a certificate for "Promising Doctoral Research in Education" for the State. She received the Master of Arts Degree and Bachelor of Science Degree from Howard University, where she was chosen "Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges," honored as "Outstanding Research Scholar by the Graduate School," and inducted into the Honor Society of Allied Health. She is listed in "Who's Who of American Women," and was honored as "Educator of the Year" by the American Academy of Physician Assistants in 1997. She was elected Fellow in the Association of Schools of Allied Health Professions in 2003. The Howard University Faculty Senate honored her for "Outstanding Contributions to the African Diaspora" in 2005. Her professional expertise includes working as a consultant and accreditation site visitor for physician assistant educational programs, and grant reviewer for various federal agencies.
Dr. Valentine has conducted research on homeless and minority issues. She has lectured extensively on minority HIV/AIDS issues to professional and lay groups nationally and internationally. International experiences include a three-year funded project in Zimbabwe that involved training of nurses in HIV/AIDS, 1993-1996. She has published in refereed journals, textbooks, and HIV/AIDS training manuals. She provided six years of service to the Community Prevention Planning Committee for HIV Prevention in the District of Columbia, served on the Advisory Board for the United Negro College Fund Project HOPE, and is past President for the National Society of Allied Health. She served as Chairman of the DC Mayor's HIV/AIDS Advisory Committee from 2003 - 2005.