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17th Annual Distinguished Lecture Series

Distinguished lecturer April 2015

Deborah A. Raines, PhD, EdS, RN, ANEF

Associate Professor

University at Buffalo: SUNY

Assessing learning: Process or outcome?

Deborah Raines, PhD, EdS, RN, ANEF is an Associate Professor at the University at Buffalo: The State University of New York. Dr. Raines received a PhD in Nursing Administration and Information Systems from Virginia Commonwealth University, a MSN as a Clinical Nurse Specialist from the University of Pennsylvania and a BSN from Syracuse University. In 2011 she earned a second doctorate from Walden University in Educational Technology. Dr. Raines previously held faculty positions at Florida Atlantic University, Virginia Commonwealth University, George Mason University and Marymount University. She has held clinical positions at a number of hospitals and medical centers including George Washington University Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Providence Hospital and the Medical College of Virginia.

Thursday, April 16, 2015, 3:30-4:30 p.m.

The University of Akron-Quaker Square Ballroom

Reception Following Presentation


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Evelyn Tovey

The Distinguished Lecture Series is funded by a generous gift from the late Evelyn Tovey.  This gift enables the School of Nursing to address key initiatives in support of the school's vision to provide excellent academic programs and promote student success. Evelyn Tovey is remembered  by the School family as a caring person and a very competent faculty member committed to students.  She retired from the University in 1975 as Professor Emeritus of Nursing.  She passed away at age 89 in October 2004.