Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Lynn Babington, PhD, RN

Lynn BabingtonDr. Lynn Babington, BSN, MN, is professor of nursing and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs (SVPAA) at Fairfield University since 2014.

Prior to being named SVPAA, Dr. Babington was the dean of Fairfield's School of Nursing from 2012-2014. During those two years, the School began the Executive DNP program and a new Master's in Nursing--Nursing Leadership program with the aim of giving advanced practice nurses the skills needed to become leaders and change agents within a changing healthcare landscape.

Prior to joining Fairfield University, Dr. Babington was Associate Professor, Assistant Dean of Graduate Programs, and Director of the Doctorate of Nursing Practice program at Northeastern University's School of Nursing. She has lived and worked across the United States in a variety of academic and clinical settings. Dr. Babington has been the recipient of several honors and distinctions, including the Robert Wood Johnson Executive Nurse Fellowship, a Fulbright Scholarship, and multiple awards for excellence in teaching and the use of technology, and is widely respected and called upon for her expertise as a nursing educator and academic leader.

Dr. Babington holds a B.S.N. from the University of Michigan and a M.N. and Ph.D. from the University of Washington.

Dr. Babington has an established record of successful program development, grant writing and team building. Her vast experience and executive talent are evident in her success in working collaboratively to build partnerships; designing curricula for education at all levels; and working with culturally diverse populations in addressing health issues of vulnerable populations, particularly immigrants.