Mrs. Tarpley is an adjunct instructor in the Department of Surgery at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, and adjunct lecturer in medical education at the University of Botswana. After 15 years as a theological librarian in Nigeria, she spent 15 years in the Department of Surgery at Vanderbilt working with general surgery residents and medical students. Her current focus is on medical education and medical journal editing. She has worked in Kenya, Rwanda, and currently works in Botswana. Mrs. Tarpley’s research interest is in surgery education and cultural competence in the field of medicine and health care delivery.
Mrs. Tarpley earned her bachelor’s degree in English from Vanderbilt University and a master’s degree in Library Science from Peabody College.