Posted by Mary Wimberley on 2014-04-14

Former Samford University nursing dean Martha Bishop Hearn died March 31, 2014.  She was 85.

Hearn joined the faculty of Samford's Ida V. Moffett School of Nursing in 1973 and served as dean from 1977 to 1986.

She had earlier worked with the Jefferson County Health Department and taught community health at the University of Alabama School of Nursing. 

A funeral service celebrating her life was held April 3 in Birmingham.


About Samford University – Samford University is a premier nationally ranked private university deeply rooted in its Christian mission. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th oldest institution of higher education in the United States. U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 4th among regional universities in the South. Samford enrolls 5,619 students from 44 states, the District of Columbia and 29 other countries in its 10 academic units: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy, and public health. Samford also fields 17 NCAA Division I teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference.