UA Nursing PhD Faculty

Sheau-Huey Chiu, Ph.D., MS, BSN
Associate  Professor

Research interests: Child health/health promotion and information technology

Email: schiu@uakron.edu

Michelle Dumpe, Ph.D., MS, MSN, BSN
Visiting Associate Professor

Research interests: Supply of and Demand for Nurses

Email: mdumpe@uakron.edu

Christine Heifner-Graor, Ph.D., MSN, PMHCNS-BC
Associate Professor

Research interests: Health promotion and intentional self-change, related to health/weight loss maintenance, croup involvement, associated meanings, Qualitative methods.

Email: graor@uakron.edu

Marlene Huff, MSN, Ph.D.
Director, School of Nursing

Research interests: Health promotion in vulnerable populations, Oral health care, Mother-infant health

Email: mhuff@uakron.edu

Lori Kidd, Ph.D., RN
Assistant Professor

Research interests: Interventions that increase mindfulness, Awareness and decrease stigma towards at risk populations (seriously mentally ill, those living in poverty), Educational effectiveness of simulation strategies in mental health nursing

Email: kidd@uakron.edu

Carolyn Murrock, Ph.D., MEd, RN
Associate Professor

Research interests: Testing behavior interventions, specifically dance, to improve health outcomes in vulnerable populations

Email: cjm4@uakron.edu

Carrie Scotto, Ph.D., RN
Associate Professor

Research interests: Heart Failure, Cardiac Rehab, Adherence to prescribed treatment and self-management Ethics, Ethical decision making, Acute and Critical care nursing interventions

Email: cscotto@uakron.edu

Linda Shanks, Ph.D., DNP, RN
Associate Professor, DNP Coordinator, Interim Assistant Director of Graduate Programs

Research interests: Teaching and Learning Cardiac Nursing (Health Beliefs, Quality of Life)

Email: shanks@uakron.edu