Julie Luetschwager is the Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of Graduate Studies at Marian University in Fond du Lac, WI. In her role as Associate Vice President, Dr. Luetschwager oversees the Office of Institutional Effectiveness, Assurance of Learning, Graduate Studies, and Grant Sponsored Programs. She also leads initiatives related to enhancing process, function, and flow across the university, such as the quality initiative launching the Center for Instructional and Organizational Development. Dr. Luetschwager serves as the Higher Learning Commission accreditation site coordinator.
Prior to serving as Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dr. Luetschwager was the Dean for the School of Nursing and Health Professions at Marian University. In that role, she was responsible for the oversight of undergraduate and graduate nursing programs, undergraduate social work program, undergraduate radiologic technology program, and a graduate program in thanatology. Dr. Luetschwager guided development of new health profession programs in community health and human services and exercise and sports science. Across her career in higher education, Dr. Luetschwager has actively led the work of assessment of student learning at the program and institution level, and participated in and guided specialty accreditation for nursing, radiologic technology, and regional accreditation for the institution.
Dr. Luetschwager’s professional service has included membership in several regional organizations, including 2012 and 2015 appointment to the Wisconsin Action Coalition’s Nursing Leadership Learning Collaborative as a part of the “Taking the LEAD for Nursing in Wisconsin: Leadership, Educational Advancement and Diversity” project supported by a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation State Implementation Program (SiP) grant and led by the Wisconsin Center for Nursing and the Rural Wisconsin Health Cooperative. In 2014, she became the president of the Administrators of Nursing Education in Wisconsin, an association she participated in developing. Dr. Luetschwager serves as a site evaluator for the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education to ensure quality of nursing education across the country. She also serves as a volunteer member on the Fond du Lac Area Women’s Fund Grant Committee focusing on the needs of young girls and women.
A 1984 graduate of Viterbo University, Dr. Luetschwager received a master’s degree in nursing from Pittsburg State University in 1995, and completed a doctorate in nursing from The Catholic University of America in 2002.