Biography

Laura Mattingly, PA-C, MHS completed her physician assistant (PA) training at the University of South Alabama in 2003.  She then moved to the Dallas-Fort Worth area where she has worked clinically as a PA in family practice, long-term care, pediatrics, pulmonology, and sleep medicine.  Her clinical interests include chronic disease management and patient empowerment.  

Professor Mattingly has a strong passion for education and in 2009 joined the faculty at the University of North Texas Health Science Center (UNTHSC) PA Program.  She served as the Director of Academic Education at the UNTHSC, then later worked as the Director of Didactic Education to develop a new PA Program for Lincoln Memorial University in Knoxville, TN.  In 2020, she returned to Dallas to join the UT Southwestern PA Program faculty.  Since September 2020, she has served as the Academic Coordinator at the UT Southwestern PA Program.  

Professor Mattingly's educational interests include educational delivery methods, curriculum development, and assessment development.  

Education

Graduate School
University of South Alabama (2021), Physician Assistant Studies

Honors & Awards

  • Outstanding Faculty Award
    Awarded by the University of North Texas Health Science Center PA Class of 2015 (2015)
  • Outstanding Faculty Award
    Awarded by the University of North Texas Health Science Center PA Class of 2014 (2014)
  • Rising Star Award
    Awarded by the Physician Assistant Education Association (2014)
  • Outstanding Advisor
    Awarded by University of North Texas Health Science Center (2013)
  • Outstanding Preceptor
    Awarded by the University of North Texas Health Science Center PA Class of 2013 (2013)
  • Pi Alpha Honor Society
    (2012)
  • President's Award for Educational Excellence
    Awarded by University of North Texas Health Science Center (2012)
  • Alpha Eta Honor Society
    (2003)
  • Summa Cum Laude, Physician Assistant Studies
    Awarded by University of South Alabama (2003)
  • Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society
    (2001)
  • Summa Cum Laude, Biomedical Sciences
    Awarded by University of South Alabama (2001)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American Academy of Physician Assistants (2002)
  • Physician Assistant Education Association (2009)
  • Texas Academy of Physician Assistants (2009)