Meet the Dean

Dean Judy Beal
College of Natural, Behavioral, and Health Sciences

Judy Beal

Dr. Judy Beal is the Dean of the College of Natural, Behavioral, and Health Sciences. An engaging teacher, widely published scholar, and frequent public speaker, Dr. Beal has held significant leadership roles at Simmons and in her professional organizations. She pioneered the successful expansion of Simmons' Master of Family Nurse Practitioner program to the online environment and oversaw the impressive growth of that program. She then added the RN-to-MSN and the DNP to Simmons' online portfolio with the school's distance learning partner 2U. She has built strong programs in Nutrition and Physical Therapy—as well as international partnerships in Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Bangladesh, and Israel.

Dr. Beal has been a Robert Wood Johnson Executive Nurse Fellow, and is currently a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing and the National Academies of Practice, and the Chair-elect of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing. Dr. Beal received her BSN from Skidmore College, her MSN from Yale University, and DNSc from Boston University.