Phone: 512 232-4789
Fax: 512 232-4777
Office: NUR 2.102B
The University of Texas at Austin, School of Nursing
1710 Red River Street
Austin, TX 78701
Linda Carpenter is associate professor of Clinical Nursing and assistant dean for Undergraduate Programs. Carpenter earned a Bachelor of Science in nursing from The University of New Mexico, a Master of Nursing Science from the University of Arkansas in medical sciences, and a doctorate in higher education administration with a minor in nursing from the University of Arizona. She has held teaching positions at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, the University of Arizona and the University of Texas at Austin and earned national certification as a nurse educator through the National League for Nursing. She has held many administrative positions including coordinator of Academic Affairs at the College of Nursing at the University of Arizona, director of the Blinn College Associate Degree in Nursing program, and assistant dean for Student and Clinical Affairs and assistant dean for Community Relations at the School of Nursing at The University of Texas at Austin. She made significant contributions to the Children’s Wellness Center by writing grants to sustain financial support and create student intern programs and by directing efforts to maintain clinical experiences for graduate and undergraduate students. She developed work-study programs for nursing students with local clinical agencies and established a study abroad program for nursing students in Mexico. She has completed a study to assess the learning outcomes of the study abroad experience using concepts of cultural competence and a cultural awareness survey and published this work in Nursing Education Perspectives. Dr. Carpenter was awarded two grants from the Texas Workforce Commission to create a certificate program to prepare practicing nurses for faculty positions and to ease the nursing faculty shortage. She was selected to serve a three-year term on the task group for Innovations in Curriculum Design for the National League for Nursing. She has served as a moderator, an abstract reviewer, and has been on the planning committee for several NLN Education Summits. Dr. Carpenter also has been the NLN Ambassador for her School of Nursing and is chair-elect of the Nursing Education Advisory Council for the NLN. In 2012, Dr. Carpenter was inducted as a fellow in the American Academy of Nursing.
She teaches graduate courses for students in the nursing education concentration including Strategies for Teaching and Best Practices in Clinical Teaching. She serves on the Education Advisory Committee for the School of Nursing and conducts faculty development programs and orientations to support the work of the faculty.