Dr. Sue McLennon earned a PhD in nursing from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, a Master’s degree as an Adult Nurse Practitioner from the University of Florida, and Bachelor’s degree from the University of Central Florida.
Dr. McLennon teaches in the undergraduate and graduate programs at the University of Tennessee Knoxville, College of Nursing. Her areas of teaching and research focus in areas related to gerontological nursing, specifically in family caregivers for persons with Alzheimers disease and stroke with an emphasis on improving the quality of life for older adults.
She is a member of the UTK NeuroNet, a group of faculty and students with overlapping interests in neuroscience research. She has received funding for nursing research and education grants totaling more than $3 million dollars. Dr. McLennon has authored more than 30 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters on issues associated with older adults; serves as a manuscript reviewer for several leading nursing journals; and is active in professional nursing organizations.