William L. Holzemer

Dean & Distinguished Professor
Contact Information

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
College of Nursing
Ackerson Hall, Room 302C
180 University Avenue
Newark, NJ 07102

William L. Holzemer CV


PhD: Syracuse University
BSN: San Francisco State University
MS: Miami University
BS: University of Washington

Research and Clinical Interests: 

Dr. William L. Holzemer is Dean and Professor at the College of Nursing, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, appointed September 1, 2009. He is also Professor Emeritus from the School of Nursing, University of California, San Francisco. He is an internationally recognized expert in academic nursing and HIV/AIDS care providing global leadership to the World Health Organization, the International Council of Nurses, and many Universities around the world. Dr. Holzemer has served as consultant and external reviewer for governmental agencies such as the Finish Academy of Nursing, the Japan Academy of Nursing, African Nursing Honor Society, RAE 2001 Higher Education Funding Council (United Kingdom), the Medical Research Council for South Africa and others. Dr. Holzemer has demonstrated leadership with the National League for Nursing (NLN), American Academy of Nursing (AAN), Commission on the Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools (CGFNS), American Nurses Association (ANA), and served as President of the American Nurses Foundation (ANF) (2002-2006).

Professional and Community Activities: 
  • Editor-in-Chief, Japan Journal of Nursing Science, 2003-present.
  • Board Member, International Council of Nurses, Geneva, 2005-2013.
  • Member, Scientific Advisory Co., President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), 2009-present.
  • Member, Board of Directors, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, New Brunswick, 2009-present.
Honors and Awards: 
  • Recipient, The Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Neck Ribbon from Japanese Government for Contributions to the Development of Academic Nursing in Japan, 2012.
  • Appointed Member, National Advisory Council for Nursing Research, NINR, National Institutes of Health, 2012-2016.
  • Inducted, International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame, Sigma Theta Tau, International, Brisbane, Australia, 2012.
  • Fellow, New York Academy of Medicine, 2010.
  • Distinguished Visiting Professor, St. Luke’s College of Nursing, Tokyo, 2009.
  • Ambassador, Paul Rogers Society for Global Health Research, Research!America, 2006.
  • Elected Member, Institute of Medicine, 2003.
  • Fellow, American Academy of Nursing, 1986.