Meet the Dean

Lori Wild

These are exciting times to pursue a career in nursing, or in such fields as strength and conditioning, fitness training, coaching, education, recreational leadership, occupational therapy, or physical therapy. In the changing landscape of health, fitness, and health care reform, you can play a critical role in leading and shaping positive change through a focus on overall health and wellness.

That’s part of the reason why I’m excited to serve as dean of the School of Health Sciences at SPU. After years in practice and health care leadership, I find it a great privilege to be a part of this special community. Our outstanding faculty members are wholly committed to excellence in education, clinical practice, and scholarship.

You’ll discover something unique here, as well, in our Nursing and Health and Human Performance programs, which are set apart by the integration of a strong foundation in Christian faith and values. Since 1936, thousands of our graduates have carried these values to their practices throughout the Pacific Northwest and around the world. What’s more, a robust academic atmosphere and relationship-centered learning and practice help our students become exceptional practitioners who provide compassionate, evidence-based care, education, coaching, and community health. SPU graduates naturally emerge as leaders in their profession.

What’s your next step? If you have a passion for learning and a desire to integrate faith, practice, and scholarship to make a difference in the lives of others, we invite you to explore the School of Health Sciences and its programs.

Lorie Wild, PhD, RN, NEA-BC

Why I Teach at SPU

Lorie Wild, Dean and Professor of Nursing

“I love teaching because it affords me the opportunity to keep learning with and from my students. At SPU, I have the freedom to work with students not only to help them gain knowledge but also to cultivate strength of character and professional identity. Our students give me great hope for the future.”

Who’s Who in SHS

A list of the School of Health Sciences faculty and staff, along with their photos, contact information, and more.