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  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, Family And Preventive Medicine
  • Director Academy of Health Sciences Education, School Of Medicine-Operations
  • Director of Graduate Studies
  • Director CON Excellence in Education Initative, College Of Nursing
  • Adjunct Professor, Pediatrics
  • Professor (Clinical), College Of Nursing

Research Summary

My research focus is using the Community of Inquiry Model to promote student engagement and deep learning in online environments.


  • PhD, Educational Technology, Arizona State University. Project: External Validation of an Instructional Design Model for High Fidelity Simulation: Model Application in a Hospital Setting.
  • MSN, Acute Care Nursing, Columbia University

Career Highlights

Director, Academy of Health Science Educators, University of Utah 2018

Professor (Clinical) University of Utah College of Nursing 2022
Frederick Q. Lawson Excellence in Teaching Endowed Chair (2020)

Director of CON Excellence in Education Initiative 2022

Assistant Professor and Director of Nursing Education Specialty Track; University of Utah College of Nursing 2015

Director of Interprofessional Education; University of Utah Health Sciences 2014-2015

Faculty Associate, Arizona State University College of Nursing, Undergraduate Nursing and Graduate Nurse Educator Program.

Nursing Education Specialist, Mayo Clinic (Unit-Based, Clinical Educator, Multidisciplinary Simulation Center) 1998 - 2013.