Dr. Andrew Wolf, Chief Nursing Officer and Director of the Malek School of Nursing Professions at Marymount University, has been selected to participate in the American Association of Colleges of Nursing’s (AACN) Advancing Academic Leadership for Deans Program.
The program is designed as ‘the gateway to success and sustainability’ for new or transitioning nursing deans and chief academic officers, and seeks to enhance the executive leadership skills of professionals who are pursuing a high-level skillset to maximize opportunities and meet challenges. AACN has collaborated with the Center for Creative Leadership to implement this innovative 13 month-long immersion program that consists of four face-to-face meetings and work performed virtually between sessions. It also fosters the creation of peer group relationships that support success over the entirety of one’s career in nursing education.
Content in the program explores numerous areas that include boundary spanning leadership, building effective teams, improving resiliency and learning agility, DEI, emotional intelligence, creating high-performance cultures and advancing policy.
“This program is well known within the academic nursing community for its focus on enhancing leadership skills and offers a unique opportunity for growth that I’m very grateful for,” Dr. Wolf said. “It is also strongly relevant to the ongoing commitment of the Malek School of Nursing Professions to excellence and leadership in nursing education.”
Dr. Wolf, a seasoned academic leader and an accomplished nurse practitioner with a deep-seated passion for nursing education and online pedagogy, began in his role at Marymount in June 2023. Previously, he served as the Assistant Dean for Online Education at the Wegmans School of Pharmacy at St. John Fisher University and the Coordinator for Online Education at the University of Rochester School of Nursing, where he led the development and implementation of innovative academic programs.
In addition to his academic leadership roles, Dr. Wolf maintains an active clinical practice as an adult-gerontology acute care nurse practitioner, specializing as a surgical hospitalist providing inpatient consultations for trauma, general surgery, urology and vascular surgery. His diverse clinical experience spans critical care, cardiothoracic surgery, oncology and bone marrow transplant, adding valuable practical insights to his academic expertise.