Anne Thomas, PhD, ANP-BC, GNP, FAANP is the associate dean for academic affairs at Michigan State College of Nursing and is well-known for her academic leadership roles and curricular work, particularly in nurse practitioner programs. Her academic leadership and nurse practitioner career trajectory spans over 31 years. She has held administrative positions at the University of Texas at Arlington, Indiana State University, the University of Michigan, the University of Indianapolis and Michigan State University and in the intramural programs at the National Institute of Nursing Research and the National Cancer Institute. Dr. Thomas is active in numerous national nursing organizations and is currently the past-president for the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties, where she served 4 terms on the board of directors. Her influential work in creating nurse managed centers, leading national competency development for nurse practitioner education, and documenting nurse practitioner clinical outcomes was recognized with induction as a fellow in the American Association of Nurse Practitioners.