Sandra B. Lewenson, EdD, RN, FAAN, coeditor of the book, Capturing Nursing History: A Guide to Historical Methods in Nursing, is a professor of nursing at Pace University, College of Health Professions in Pleasantville, New York. She teaches in the master of nursing education program as well as the graduate core courses where she integrates history into the courses she teaches. She has developed both a master's and an undergraduate course in nursing history that has evolved into an online course. Dr. Lewenson has published widely on nursing and political activity during the first half of the 20th century and on the history of public health nursing and primary health care. She is the recipient of the American Association for the History of Nursing (AAHN) 1995 Lavinia Dock Award for Exemplary Research and Writing for her book, Taking Charge: Nursing Suffrage and Feminism, 1873-1920, and received the Mary M. Roberts Award for Exemplary Writing (2013) for her edited book (coedited with Patricia D'Antonio) Nursing Interventions Through Time: History as Evidence. Dr. Lewenson has coedited Public Health Nursing: Practicing Population-Based Care, as well as the most recently published Practicing Primary Health Care in Nursing: Caring for Populations, with Marie Truglio-Londrigan. In 2016, the Nursing Education Alumni Association at Teachers College, Columbia University, awarded her the prestigious R. Louise McManus Medal for her leadership in nursing.
Annemarie McAllister, EdD, RN, dean of the Cochran School of Nursing at St. John’s Riverside in Yonkers, New York, has taught an online nursing history course to undergraduate students and graduate core courses with historical components at Pace University, College of Health Professions in Pleasantville, New York. Her research focuses on the history of the associate degree program as it was designed at Teachers College, Columbia University, in New York City during the mid-20th century. Her work explores the development of curricula at the associate degree level and the success of the leaders who were the proponents of this educational program, including Mildred Montag and R. Louise McManus. She received the American Association for the History of Nursing (AAHN) H31 Pre-Doctoral Research Grant Award to complete her dissertation titled, R. Louise McManus and Mildred Montag Create the Associate Degree Model for the Education of Nurses: The Right Leaders, the Right Time, the Right Place: 1947-1959. In 2013, she was awarded the prestigious AAHN Teresa Christy Award for Exemplary Research and Writing for her outstanding contribution to nursing. She recently published two chapters, "Inside Track of Doing Historical Research: My Dissertation Story" and "Learning the Historical Method: Step by Step" in Nursing Research Using Historical Methods: Qualitative Designs and Methods in Nursing, edited by Mary de Chesnay (Springer Publishing).
Kylie M. Smith, PhD, joined the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing at Emory University as the school's first Andrew W. Mellon Faculty Fellow in Nursing and the Humanities, in November 2015. Dr. Smith's research focuses on American psychiatric nursing history, particularly approaches to advanced practice in the context of the Cold War. Prior to joining Emory, she served as lecturer at the School of Nursing at the University of Wollongong, Australia, where she taught reflective practice and incorporated humanities research and teaching methods into nursing curricula. In 2014, Dr. Smith received the prestigious Karen Buhler Wilkerson fellowship from the Barbara Bates Center for the Study of the History of Nursing at the University of Pennsylvania to undertake research into the development of American psychiatric nursing after World War II. This research has been further supported by grants from the Rockefeller Archive Center in New York and the American Association for the History of Nursing (AAHN). In 2015, she received the AAHN H15 Award for her current research, which looks at the relationships among American psychiatry, nurses, and race in the mid-20th century.