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Peggy Valentine

Position: Dean and Professor Department: School of Health Sciences

Contact Info

Office: 241 F L Atkins Building Phone: 336-750-2570 Fax: 336-750-2568


Dr. Peggy Valentine is Dean and Professor of the School of Health Sciences with oversight responsibility of educational programs in Clinical Laboratory Science, Exercise Physiology, Health Care Management, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Counseling. She has administrative responsibility for the Rams Know H.O.W. mobile clinic. Her clinical experiences include registered nurse and physician assistant. She received the Doctor of Education Degree from Virginia Tech, the Master of Arts and the Bachelor of Science degrees from Howard University. 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. She was elected Fellow in the Association of Schools of Allied Health Professions, and the Howard University Senate honored her for outstanding contributions to the African Diaspora.

Dr. Valentine has conducted research on homeless and minority issues. She has published in refereed journals, textbooks and manuals. She is the founding editor-in-chief for the Journal of Best Practices in Health Professions Diversity. She serves on the board of trustees for Novant Health and is secretary/treasurer, board of directors for the North Carolina Center for Public Policy Research and is vice president, and serves as general chair and president of the Consortium on International Management Policy and Development. Other service includes board membership with the Association of Schools of Allied Health Professions, the National Society of Allied Health, SciWorks and others. She is a Paul Harris Fellow for Rotary, Winston-Salem.

Educational Background

  • Doctor of Education, 1987, Virginia Tech
  • Master of Arts, 1983, Howard University
  • Certificate of Primary, 1979, Howard University
  • Bachelor of Sciences, 1981, Howard University
  • Associate of Arts, 1972, Washington, Tech

Research and Project Interests

  • Health Disparities and Health Equity
  • Diversity and College Students