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Dr. Mark R. Reinhardt

College of Natural & Health Sciences
Chair; Chief Nursing Administrator


DNP, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN
PMC, (Emergency Nurse Practitioner) University of Texas, Health Science Center, Houston, TX
MSN, University of Texas, Health Science Center, Houston, TX
BSN, Belmont University, Nashville, TN


Mark R. Reinhardt, DNP, RN, FNP-BC, CNS, CEN, is currently the Chief Nurse Administrator at Southeastern University.

Prior to SEU, he was the Associate Dean (Chief Academic Officer) and Professor, School of Nursing at Valdosta State University, Valdosta, Georgia. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Belmont University, a master’s degree in Nursing as a Clinical Nurse Specialist, post-master’s certificate as an Emergency Nurse Practitioner both from the University of Texas Health Science Center-Houston and a Doctor of Nursing Practice from Vanderbilt University and is currently enrolled in the Juris master’s program with a focus in health law at Liberty University.

Dr. Reinhardt is a retired Army officer with over 20 years of active duty. His assignments included both enlisted and officer leadership and clinical positions. He has served in deployed settings, combat support hospitals, fixed hospitals in positions from medic to Chief of Emergency and Ambulatory Nursing. He was the Officer-in-charge of the Emergency Department in Iraq and Hurricane Katrina and has also been a Company Commander, Nurse Manager, chief, Department of emergency, and in his final nursing active-duty nursing assignment Associate Chief Nursing Officer of emergency and outpatient services. His awards include the Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medals, the Humanitarian Service Medal, the Expert Field Medal Badge, and the Honorary Kentucky Colonel from the Governor of Kentucky. He serves as a reviewer for the Journal of Doctoral Nursing Practice. He served on the Tennessee Nurses Association’s Advanced Practice Registered Nurse committee and spoken with numerous state elected officials on the role of the Nurse Practitioner and to improve health care outcomes. He currently serves as the state Vice President for the Georgia APRN association.

Dr. Reinhardt is committed to the advancement of nursing and healthcare practice. Past nursing leadership assignments include Dean, School of Nursing at the University of Lynchburg, Department Chair and Coordinator of the Family Nurse Practitioner program at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. He has also taught at UTHSC-Houston and University of Texas Medical Branch-Galveston.

Dr. Reinhardt has a passion for nursing, education, leadership, and helping students obtain their goals and dreams. His goal is to promote the practice of nursing, faculty scholarship, service, growth, and research to improve patient outcomes in the ever-changing healthcare landscape.