Angela Amar

Dean and Erline Perkins McGriff Professor
NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing

Angela Frederick Amar, PhD, RN, ANEF, FAAN, is Dean of New York University Rory Meyers College of Nursing and Erline Perkins McGriff Professor of Nursing. 

Prior to her appointment as Dean in August 2023, Dr. Amar was a tenured faculty member at Emory University and Boston College. Most recently, she was the dean of the School of Nursing at the University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV). While at UNLV, Dr. Amar’s innovative approach and focus on advancing strategic priorities have led to growth in student enrollment across academic programs, recruitment of quality and diverse faculty and staff, greater financial stability through revenue generating activities, and increased ranking and stature of the school, faculty, and students.

Dr. Amar was named a fellow of the American Academy of Nursing (AAN) in 2010,  is a Fellow in the Academy of Nursing Education (2016), and is a Distinguished Fellow in the International Association of Forensic Nursing (2010). She was in the inaugural cohort of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Nurse Faculty Scholar program (2008-2010) and the AACN Wharton Executive Leadership program. 

As a leading scholar in gender-based violence, Dr. Amar’s research has influenced the direction of campus policy nationally. Dr. Amar is also a leader in nursing education regarding violence and forensic nursing. Dr. Amar is also recognized for her efforts to advance diversity in nursing leadership across organizations and institutions and is highly sought-after speaker and media guest.

Dr. Amar’s work was been widely recognized for the many contributions she has made. This includes the Nursing Leader Award from the Asian American group and the Las Vegas Indian Chamber of Commerce (2022) and the People’s Choice Outstanding Dean and Leader from the Nevada Nurses Association (2021). Her 2016 book on forensic nursing received gold and bronze awards from AJN. The Nursing Network on Violence Against Women International awarded her the Excellence in Practice and Policy award (2015). 

Dr. Amar currently serves on the board of directors of the American Academy of Nursing, chairs the government affairs committee for the American Association of Colleges of Nursing, and is a member of the finance committee of the National League for Nursing. 

Dr. Amar holds a Ph.D. from the University at Pennsylvania School of Nursing, and a master’s and bachelor’s degrees in nursing from Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center.