Dr. Carol Gaskamp is a Clinical Associate Professor and Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Programs at the UT School of Nursing. She received a PhD in Nursing from the University of Kansas in 2000. Dr. Gaskamp joined the public health nursing and nursing administration faculty of The University of Texas at Austin School of Nursing in 2001. Her nursing career has been in nursing education and community health nursing practice and administration. A native of Houston, Texas, she lived in the Midwest (Iowa, Wisconsin, and Kansas) from 1976 to 2001. Providing care to the aging and elderly was a large component of her county health nursing practice in rural Wisconsin and Kansas. Dr. Gaskamp’s research area is quality of life, the connection between spirituality and health, and faith community nursing.