Lisa Eichelberger, PhD, MSN, BSN
Dr. Lisa Eichelberger is the Dean Emeritus of the College of Health at Clayton State University where she has been led the department for more than 16 years. In her role she oversees the nursing, dental hygiene, health care management and health and fitness management educational programs at the university. She is also a professor at the university for both undergraduate and masters-level courses. During her tenure as the leader of the university’s health programs, Dr. Eichelberger was honored as a visionary leader, co-authored a textbook that uses art to teach nursing theories in a less intimidating and more innovative way, and played a key role in Clayton State School of Nursing’s grant initiatives.
Dr. Eichelberger received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing, a Master of Science in Nursing, and her Doctorate in Nursing degrees from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She is currently enrolled in the University of Pennsylvania’s – The Wharton School – American Association of Colleges of Nursing-Wharton Executive Leadership Program. Prior to her career at Clayton State University, she served as the dean of Mississippi College School of Nursing and was Assistant Dean of the School of Nursing at Auburn University and a faculty member at the University of Alabama and Auburn University.
Dr. Eichelberger was the lead collaborator on a federal HRSA – Health Resources and Services Administration – grant that led to Southern Regional and Clayton State University receiving a nearly one million dollar grant focused on increasing the COVID-19 vaccination rates in Clayton County. To this end, Dr. Eichelberger has taken on the lead as Executive Director of the grant know as: Clayton Calling the Shots: Get the Vax Out. She and her grant team are coordinating the collective resources and services of Southern Regional’s leadership members, Clayton State University, Clayton County Health District, Clayton County Fire and Emergency Services, Clayton County Public School System, Clayton County Chamber of Commerce, Clayton County Association of Christian Ministers, Clayton County Senior Services, Clayton Country Board of Health Comprehensive Facility, and local clinics.