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Academic Affairs - Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
Dr. Seng received her AAS degree (Nursing) from the University of Kentucky / Paducah Community College and was employed in Registered Nurse (RN) staff and team leader positions in the Newborn Nursery and Infant Special Care Unit at the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington, Kentucky, and in postoperative and recovery room areas at Lourdes Hospital in Paducah, Kentucky. While in the latter position, she earned her B.S. in Nursing degree from the University of Tennessee at Martin. Upon completion of that degree, she entered graduate school at the University of Alabama in Birmingham, earning her M.S. in Nursing degree as a Clinical Nurse Specialist in Maternal-Infant Nursing. In 1981 she accepted a faculty position in the Department of Nursing at UT Martin, functioning in teaching team member and course coordinator roles in the Associate of Arts degree program. She earned a Ph.D. in Nursing in 1988 from Texas Woman's University while teaching at UT Martin. She achieved the rank of professor in 1997, and served as acting chair and later chair of the department of nursing from 1988-2000. As chair, she worked with faculty to phase out the associate degree program in nursing and to develop and implement a successful and fully accredited baccalaureate program in nursing.
Dr. Seng's scholarly activity has primarily focused on application of the Neuman Systems Model to evaluate student performance in clinical nursing. She has written several chapters and presented posters at international symposia. She worked with Dr. Betty Neuman, the model's author, as a curriculum consultant for nursing programs in Kuwait and Portugal. She authored a test bank for a nursing pharmacology textbook, and collaborated with colleagures to present papers related to the development of an online interdisciplinary degree program. In 1992, Dr. Seng represented UT Martin as a guest professor at Hirosaki University in Hirosaki, Japan. She has served as president of the UT Martin Faculty Senate and as a member of the Research Committee for the Tennessee Nurses Association.