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academic dean

Patricia Lee Starck, American academic dean. Registered Nurse; certified logotherapist.


Starck, Patricia Lee was born on September 15, 1938 in Americus, Georgia, United States. Daughter of Ernest W. Lee and Margaret Inez (Pilcher) Rush.


Associate of Arts, Georgia Southwestern College, 1959. Bachelor of science in nursing, Emory University, 1960. Master in Nursing, Emory University, 1963.

Data Source Name, University Alabama, Birmingham, 1979.


Staff nurse, Emory University Hospital, Atlanta, 1959-1960; rehabilitation nursing consultant, Liberty Mutual Insurance Company, Atlanta, 1960-1961; instructor, Grady Memorial Hospital, Atlanta, 1961-1962; instructor, Georgia Baptist Hospital, Atlanta, 1963-1964; assistant professor, Georgia Southwestern College, Americus, 1966, 70-72,; assistant professor, Georgia Southwestern College, Americus, 1974-1975; teacher, St. Petersburg (Florida) Junior College, 1972-1974; department chair nursing, Albany (Georgia) State College, 1975-1977; dean, professor, Troy (Alabama) State University, 1979-1984; dean, professor, University Texas Health Science Center, Houston, since 1984. Consultant various universities, since 1979. Board directors CURAFLEX Home Health Svc., Houston, 1985-1986.


  • Registered Nurse; certified logotherapist.


  • Other Work

    • Author: The Invisible Dimension of Illness-Human Suffering, 1992. Contributor articles to professional journals.


A member of a Christian Church should support all social initiatives having a purpose to maintain and strengthen well-being and progress of the whole community and its members.


Anyone may appear in hardship and poverty. Never give up in pursuit of happiness and one day you will find yourself in the right place, where God gives the sense of joy and assurances you are looking for.


Member Texas Medical Association Task Force, Austin, 1989-1990. Member Institute of Logotherapy (diplomate), National League for Nursing (board of reviews), American Association Colleges of Nursing (board directors, chair public relations and resolutions), Council Deans, Directors Nursing Executives (chair), Texas Medical Center Nursing Executive (chair-elect, Texas Nurses Association (vice president district 9 since 1991), Rotary Club Houston (committee member).


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: golf, needlepoint, reading.


Married Edward J. Rice, February 11, 1991. Children: Jaime Catherine Schier, Patricia Ann Reitz.

Ernest W. Lee Rush

Margaret Inez (Pilcher) Rush

Edward J. Rice

Jaime Catherine Schier Starck

Patricia Ann Reitz Starck