Marilyn H. Oermann, PhD, RN, ANEF, FAAN, is Thelma M. Ingles Professor of Nursing and Director of Evaluation and Educational Research, Duke University School of Nursing, Durham, NC. She is the author/co-author of 18 nursing education books and many articles on teaching and evaluation in nursing, and writing for publication. She is the Editor of Nurse Educator and the Journal of Nursing Care Quality and is past Editor of the Annual Review of Nursing Education. Dr. Oermann received the National League for Nursing Award for Excellence in Nursing Education Research, Sigma Theta Tau Elizabeth Russell Belford Award for Excellence in Education, and American Association of Colleges of Nursing Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Excellence Award.
Jennie C. De Gagne, PhD, DNP, RN-BC, CNE, ANEF, is Associate Professor, Duke University School of Nursing, Durham, NC. She has consulted with a variety of nursing schools, including in South Korea, Ghana, South Africa, and Taiwan, on nursing program development, continuing education, and/or faculty development. As an expert in educational technology, Dr. De Gagne’s research focuses on promoting cybercivility among health professions students and faculty across the curriculum, policies, and guidelines. She is the author/co-author of three books including two Korean-translated nursing education textbooks, and more than 50 publications, including 35 articles in peer-reviewed journals. She has made over 50 professional presentations nationally and internationally.
Beth Cusatis Phillips, PhD, RN, CNE, is Assistant Professor, Duke University School of Nursing, Durham, NC, where she teaches in the ABSN and MSN programs. She has extensive experience in medical-surgical nursing and nursing education. Dr. Phillip’s research focus is on undergraduate nursing students and their clinical decision- making abilities. She is also interested in interprofessional education and practice, new faculty and clinical instructor development and preparation, and the use of virtual environments in nursing education.