UTHSCSA Faculty Profiles v1.0

Gardner, Donna (De De)

School of Health Professions
Respiratory Care
(210) 567-7960

De De is the Chair of the Department of Repiratory Care, The Steven Lloyd Barshop Endowed Chair, and Tenured Associate Professor at the Univeristy of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, Texas. Teaching at an academic health science center has allowed De De to utilize her strengths in leadership, teaching and service to fulfill the mission of the Health Science Center. In regards to teaching, De De utilizes a variety of strategies to capture students attention and learning. Most recently she has incorporated standardized patient simulation into the clinical education for a 360 degree evaluation of the student. De De is a certified blackboard course director and was one of the first adopters of this technology on campus. De De has authored five book chapters on patient assessment, infection control, and disease management, and blended learning. De De is a practicing respiratory therapist in the South Texas ALS Clinic and is the primary investigator who is funded by the ALS Association & the Will Rogers Institute to determine the best airway clearance device for the ALS patients. Two of her grants associated with asthma education are supported by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). In regards to professional leadership, De De is a Fellow in the American Association for Respiratory Care, a Board of Director of the CHEST Foundation in the American College of Chest Physicians and Chair of the Allied Health Network Steering Committee in the American College of Chest Physicians. She is currently a site visitor for the Commision on Accreditation for Respiratory Care, and Board of Director for the Coalition for Baccalaureate and Graduate Respiratory Therapy Education. She has also served as President of the Central Texas Society for Respiratory Care and Texas Society for Allied Health Professions.

8/2012 - Present Associate Professor and Department Chair and Steven Lloyd Barshop Endowed Chair The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Respiratory Care, San Antonio, TX
1/2012 - Present Department Chair UTHSCSA, Departme of Respiratory Care, San Antonio, TX
8/2009 - Present Respiratory Therapist Medical Arts and Research Center (MARC), Neurology, San Antonio, TX