Mayola Rowser


Mayola Rowser, PhD, DNP, FNP-BC, PMHNP, is the Jack Taylor Dean and Professor of Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes-Jewish College. Dr. Rowser joins Goldfarb from the University of Southern Indiana, where she held a number of positions over the past 13 years, including director of Graduate Studies since 2015, assistant dean and director of community health centers.

Dr. Rowser previously served the College of Nursing and Health Professions as assistant dean and chair of the Doctor of Nursing Practice Program, assistant professor of nursing, and as project coordinator, project director, and principal investigator for a Health Resource Services Administration grant.

She is the 2005 recipient of the Academic Excellence and Community Service Award from UTHSC, the 2003 recipient of the Distinguished Nursing Alumni Award from USI’s College of Nursing and Health Professions, and a 2002 recipient of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Minority Fellowship at the American Nurses Association. She holds professional memberships in various organizations; has been published in numerous journals and publications; and is a regular presenter at regional, national, and international conferences and events. She also has been instrumental in securing numerous grants for USI.