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Mark C. Crider, PhD, MSN, RN

Assistant Dean for Administration and Special Projects
School of Nursing

Fisher Hall 551E
Phone: 412.396.2308


PhD, Nursing/Health Policy, University of California San Francisco, 2008
MSN, Nursing Education, Villanova University, 1993
BS, Nursing, Pennsylvania State University, 1988

Dr. Crider served as Assistant Professor in the Valley Foundation School of Nursing at San Jose University, San Jose, CA before moving back to Pennsylvania in 2011, taking the position of Assistant Professor in the School of Nursing at Duquesne University. Dr. Crider has a diverse nursing background as a staff nurse, nurse manager, nursing director, lobbyist, management and organizational development specialist, and nurse educator. His research interest is focused on policy, specifically health policy impacting persons with chronic mental illness in the community and integrative health practices, professional practice policies, and nursing education policies.

Dr. Crider received his BS in nursing from the School of Nursing at the Pennsylvania State University, his MSN in nursing education from the College of Nursing at Villanova University, and his PhD in nursing with a health policy focus from the University of California San Francisco School of Nursing and Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences.

Dr. Crider has extensive experience in professional organizational leadership holding membership positions in several nursing specialty organizations including the American Psychiatric Nurses Association and the National League for Nursing. In addition, he has held state leadership roles as a member of the board of directors of the Pennsylvania State Nurses Association, the American Nurses Association/California, and the California League for Nursing. He is a three time delegate from both Pennsylvania and California to the American Nurses Association general assembly meetings. He is an honorary member of the Student Nurses Association of Pennsylvania.


Pilot Study Research Project Complementary Alternative Care for Persons with
Schizophrenia Living in the Community. Researchers: Phyllis M. Connolly, PhD, PMHCNS-
BC; Mark C. Crider PhD, MSN, RN, Ronald Henninger, DC, DABCO, Carol Irwin, DC, San
Jose State University School of Nursing. Spring/Summer 2008.

Grant Writing

Submission for NIH Complementary and Alternative Medicine Grant, NIH: Dr. Phyllis Connolly,PI, Dr. Mark Crider, Co-Investigator, Fall 2008, Unfunded.

Submission for a 2007-2008 California State University Research Fund Award for An
interdisciplinary collaborative pilot project: Complementary alternative care for
persons with schizophrenia living in the community, Fall 2007, Unfunded.

Assisted Principal Investigator Charlene Harrington, PhD, RN, FAAN in writing a two year
continuation grant for HRSA, Bureau of Health Professions, Advanced Nurse Training Grant in Health Policy, Fall 2005, Unfunded.


Peer Reviewed Publications - Last 5 years

Crider, M.C., McNiesh, S. (2011). Integrating a Professional Apprenticeship Model with Psychiatric Clinical Simulation. Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services, 49(5). 42-49.

Connolly, P., Crider, M., Henninger, R. & Irwin, C. (October, 2009). Complementary Alternative Care for Persons with Schizophrenia Living in the Community: A Pilot Study. Online Journal of Nursing Informatics (OJNI), 13, (3). Available at http:ojni.org/13_3/Connolly_Crider_Henninger_Irwin.pdf

Crider, M.C. (2008) Managing professional and labor interests through organizational change in the American Nurses Association: A professional society case study (Doctoral dissertation, University of California, San Francisco, 2008). UMI Dissertation Abstracts.

Published Abstracts - Last 5 years

Crider, M.C., Harrington, C., Malone, R.E. (2005). Graduate nursing education in health policy. WIN Assembly, Looking Ahead: Innovations in nursing science, practice and education. Western Institute of Nursing; 13, 192.


Crider, M. (2009). APNA California state chapter hosts annual conference and meeting 2009. APNA California Chapter Online Newsletter, 7(1).

Invited Presentations - Last 5 years

American Psychiatric Nurses Association 23rd Annual Conference, Charleston, SC. "Complementary Alternative Care for Persons with Schizophrenia. Poster presentation, October 7-10, 2009. Crider, M.C., Connolly, P.

2010 California Institute for Nursing and Healthcare, Magic in Teaching /Simulation
Conference, San Francisco, CA. Poster Presentation: Application of a Professional
Apprenticeship Model in Designing Undergraduate Psychiatric/Mental Health Clinical

2007 Student Nurses Association of Pennsylvania Annual Meeting, Keynote Address: Unity Through Diversity


2009, 2002
Strathmores Who's Who - Leadership and Achievement in Profession

Honorary Member - Student Nurses Association of Pennsylvania

University of CA, San Francisco - Deans Health Sciences Fellowship

University of CA, San Francisco - Nurse Faculty Loan Forgiveness Program

Sigma Theta Tau, Beta Sigma - International Honor Society of Nursing

Outstanding Young Men of America

Student Service Award - Pennsylvania State University

1988, 2007
Honorary Member - Student Nurses Association of Pennsylvania

Daughters of the American Revolution - Good Citizenship Award

Blair County Law Enforcement Association - Scholarship

1984 Judge Thomas Baldridge Award - Best All Around Boy Award