JoAnn S. Oliver, Ph.D., R.N., C.N.E., F.A.A.N.
PhD, Nursing, Georgia State University, 2007
MSN, Masters of Science in Nursing, Adult Nurse Practitioner, The University of Alabama at
BSN, Bachelor Science in Nursing, The University of Alabama, 1998
ADN, Nursing, Shelton State Community College, 1993
Dr. Oliver, a tenured full professor, has over 20 years as a faculty member at The University of Alabama Capstone College of Nursing. Dr. Oliver served six years as a commissioned officer- captain, in the United States Air Force Reserve. Dr. Oliver worked for over nine years in the area of psychiatric and mental health, including at the state's only forensic psychiatric mental health facility, Taylor Hardin Secure Medical, where she served for many years as the assistant director of nursing and was an ANCC certified mental health nurse. Dr. Oliver remained certified as an adult health nurse practitioner from 2002-to 2021. Dr. Oliver is actively involved in community-based participatory research and works with a collaborative multidisciplinary team of researchers. She currently works with Dr. Mercy Mumba’s (PI) Mind and Mentors Program, in the capacity of chairing the research monitoring committee. Dr. Oliver is an investigator on the UAB Deep South RCMAR Community Liaison Research Core. In 2020, Dr. Oliver was appointed by Governor Kay Ivey to serve on the Alabama United Health Committee, which focused on addressing health issues, particularly those affecting rural and underserved communities. Dr. Oliver is involved with the Alabama Comprehensive Cancer Control Coalition and serves as the chair of the Early Detection Committee. She serves on the leadership team of the African Caribbean Cancer Consortium (AC3), a National Cancer Institute-EGRP supported consortium that supports international collaboration and research. She co-chairs the AC3 Colorectal Cancer Working Group and serves on the AC3 Research Ethical and Review Committee. She is a faculty associate and executive board member of the Alabama Research Institute on Aging and collaborates with the Alabama Life Research Institute. In 2021, Dr. Oliver was inducted as a fellow of the American Academy of Nursing, the highest honor in nursing. The Association of Black Nursing Faculty (A.B.N.F.) recognized Dr. Oliver’s service in 2018 during the annual A.B.N.F. conference in London, England, where she received the distinguished A.B.N.F. Community Service Award. Dr. Oliver is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated and serves as the faculty advisor mentoring undergraduate members. She is passionate about sharing her knowledge and mentors many early-career scientists and students. Dr. Oliver continues to exemplify the teaching, research and service mission of The University of Alabama.