PhD, RN, ANEF, FAAN
Dr. Cynthia Clark is an award-wining tenured professor, Strategic Nursing Advisor for ATI Nursing Education, Professor Emeritus, and the Founder of Civility Matters®. She serves as a fellow in the American Academy of Nursing, the National League for Nursing Academy of Nursing Education, and co-chaired the American Nurses Association Professional Panel on Incivility, Bullying, and Workplace Violence. Her groundbreaking work on fostering civility has brought national and international attention to the controversial issues of incivility in academic and practice environments. Her theory-driven interventions, empirical measurements, theoretical models, and reflective assessments provide best practices to foster civility and healthy work environments. She is the recipient of numerous teaching, research, and service awards; including the prestigious Elizabeth Russell Belford Award for Excellence in Education, awarded by Sigma Theta Tau International.
Opening Plenary Session
Friday, April 20 2018 | 8:30-10:00 a.m.
Empirical Analysis of Faculty-to-Faculty Incivility: Implementing Best Practices to Foster Civility and Healthy Academic Work Environments
Faculty-to-faculty incivility can devastate individuals, teams, and organizations; cause physical, psychological, and emotional harm; and negatively impact the teaching-learning environment. Dr. Clark presents findings from empirical studies regarding faculty-to-faculty incivility and offers best practices to foster and sustain civility, collegiality, and healthy academic work environments.
PhD, RN, FAAN
Nancy C. Sharts-Hopko has been a member of the faculty of the Villanova University College of Nursing for over 25 years and is currently the Director of the PhD Program in Nursing. With a background in women’s and infant’s health, she has taught at all levels of the undergraduate and graduate programs, most recently developing and directing the PhD program since 2003. Prior to this appointment, Dr. Sharts-Hopko practiced in the neonatal intensive care unit at New York Hospital – Cornell University College of Medicine, and she taught in the City University of New York at Lehman College and the University of Delaware. In 1983, she served as a short-term WHO consultant in Bangladesh, working with the University of Dacca and with nursing service education directors at the medical centers in Chittagong and Mymensingh on community-based primary care outreach. From 1984 to1986, she taught as an Overseas Associate of the Presbyterian Church (USA) teaching at St. Luke’s College of Nursing in Tokyo. From 1987 to 1995, she was an officer in the U.S. Army Nurse Corps Reserves.
Plenary Session II
Saturday, 21 April 2018 | 8:30-10:00 a.m.
Scholarly Evidence and Best Practices for Healthy Academic Work Environments: Deployment by Degree
Using the National League for Nursing’s conceptualization of healthy work environments as a foundation, implications of research examining faculty productivity by type of doctoral educational preparation will be proposed.