Joyce J. Fitzpatrick, PhD, MBA, RN, FAAN, is Elizabeth Brooks Ford Professor of Nursing, Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) in Cleveland, Ohio, where she was dean from 1982 through 1997. She holds an adjunct position as professor, Department of Geriatrics, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, New York. She earned a BSN (Georgetown University), an MS in psychiatric-mental health nursing (the Ohio State University, Columbus), a PhD in nursing (New York University), and an MBA from CWRU. Dr. Fitzpatrick has received numerous honors and awards; she was elected a fellow in the American Academy of Nursing in 1981 and a fellow in the National Academies of Practice in 1996. She received the American Journal of Nursing Book of the Year Award 18 times. Dr. Fitzpatrick is widely published in nursing and health care literature. She served as co-editor of the Annual Review of Nursing Research series, volumes 1–26; she edits the journals Applied Nursing Research, Archives of Psychiatric Nursing, and Nursing Education Perspectives, the official journal of the National League for Nursing. She has published several books with Springer Publishing Company, including three editions of the classic Encyclopedia of Nursing Research (ENR).