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Mary Ellen Glasgow, PhD, RN, ANEF, FAAN

Dean and Professor
School of Nursing
Nursing

Fisher Hall 540B
Phone: 412.396.6554
glasgowm@duq.edu

Education:

Ph.D., School of Nursing, Duquesne University, 2002
M.S.N., School of Nursing, Villanova University, 1987
B.S.N., School of Nursing, Gwynedd-Mercy College, 1983
Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Adult Health, American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), 1991 - 2021
Bio

Dr. Mary Ellen Smith Glasgow joined the School of Nursing as Dean and Professor in August 2012. Dr. Glasgow previously served as Associate Dean for Nursing, Undergraduate Health Professions, and Continuing Education and Chair of Undergraduate Programs at Drexel University. She completed a fellowship at Bryn Mawr College and HERS, Mid-America Summer Institute for Women in Higher Education Administration. Dr. Glasgow was a Trustee of Princeton HealthCare System and was selected as a 2009 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Executive Nurse Fellow.

As dean, under her leadership, enrollment and NCLEX-RN scores increased, and research and scholarship has significantly expanded. The School is recognized as a national leader in nursing education, emphasizing social justice, digital technologies, and graduates with strong ethical reasoning skills. Recently, she led the development of the first dual undergraduate Biomedical Engineering and Nursing Program in the country, and a PhD in Nursing Ethics.

Dr. Glasgow is an innovator in nursing and health professions both nationally and internationally. At Drexel, she created a BSN Co-op Program, BSN Accelerated Career Entry Program, Pathway to Health Professions Program, and other forward-thinking educational programs. She also advanced online pedagogy developing one of the largest online nursing programs in the country. She previously served as Associate Editor for Oncology Nursing Forum responsible for the Leadership and Professional Development Feature.

She is the co-author of three books, two of which have won the American Journal of Nursing Book-of-the-Year Award, first place. She was inducted as a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing and as a NLN Academy of Nursing Education Fellow. She has been honored with the Villanova University College of Nursing Alumni Medallion for Distinguished Contribution to Nursing Education and received the Distinguished Alumni Award from Gwynedd-Mercy University. Recently, she served on the Health Service Executive and National Nursing and Midwifery Quality-Care Metrics Project Team to develop quality metrics for the country of Ireland.

Dr. Glasgow brings years of experience in nursing education and practice that includes teaching nursing on the undergraduate and graduate levels. Dr. Glasgow also brings a passion and enthusiasm for nursing enabling her to positively impact the nursing education and health care environment of Pittsburgh and the surrounding area.

Research

RESEARCH FUNDING

Awarded

Principal Investigator: "Bone Marrow Donation: Factors Influencing Intentions in African Americans." Oncology Nursing Foundation/Genentech Inc., PI: Smith, M.E., Grant Award
$9, 225. Funding Period: 2001-2003.

Co-Investigator: "Maternity Smart Fabric Bellyband" Coulter Foundation, PI: Dion, G., Co-I: Co-I: Fontecchio, A., Co-I: Dandekar, K., Co-I: Smith Glasgow, M.E., Co-I: Montgomery, O., Co-I: Kurzweg, T.  Grant Requested: $120,000. Funding Period: 2012 -2015.

Non-funded Research

Principal Investigator: Smith Glasgow, M.E., Dreher, H.M., Cornelius, F., & Bhattacharya, A. "A report on a national study of doctoral nursing faculty (both PhD & DNP) and succession planning."  2009 - 2010, 2012 - 2016.

PROGRAM FUNDING

Awarded

Co-Investigator: "Do Health Professions Students and Practitioners Exhibit Racial Bias with a Virtual Patient?"Independence Blue Cross Medical Education Simulation Center Grant. PI: Lind, D.S., Ryan, K., & Smith Glasgow, M.E. Grant Award: $ 49,997.00. Funding Period 2012 - 2013.

Principal Investigator: "BSN Accelerated Career Entry Students: A Rapidly Growing Population of Future Diverse Nurse Leaders." Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, PI: Smith Glasgow, M.E. & Co-I Schwartz, J., Grant Award: $105,000. Funding Period: 2010 - 2011.

Principal Investigator: "Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Executive Nurse Fellows Program Leadership Project." Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, PI: Smith Glasgow, M.E., Grant Award: $35,000 Funding Period: 2009 - 2012.

Principal Investigator: "Fast Track to Nursing Leadership: A Development Program for Accelerated BSN Students." Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, PI: Smith Glasgow, M.E. & Co-I: Dunphy Suplee, P., Grant Award: $100,000 Funding Period: 2008 - 2009.

Co-Investigator: "Life Science Career Alliance Workforce Development Grant." The Health Care Improvement Foundation, PI: Smith, M. E. & Co-I: Dreher, H. M, Grant Award: $189,000, Funding Period: 2003 - 2004.

Co-Investigator: "CDC's DES Update: Implementation Activity." The National Centers of Excellence in Women's Health, PI: Nunez, A., Co-I: Smith, M.E., & Blunt, E., Grant Award : $98,000, Funding Period: 2003 - 2005.

Principal Investigator: "William E. and Theresa M. Rubert Memorial Symposium Grant, Nursing in the New Millenium: Career Issues, Opportunities, and Predictions." William E. and Theresa M. Rubert Memorial Trust, PI: Smith, M.E., Grant Award : $20,450. Funding Period: 1999 -2000.

Principal Investigator: "Biotherapeutics and Nursing Care: Mainstream & Complimentary Therapies: A Multi-Media Course." National Institute of Standards and Technology Grant. PI: Smith, M.E., Co-I: Dreher, H. M, & Blunt, E., Grant Award: $38,646, Funding Period: 1998 -1999.

OTHER FUNDING

Principal Investigator: "Nurses for Tomorrow Graduate Scholarship." Independence Blue Cross Foundation, PI: Smith Glasgow, M.E., Grant Award: $ $226,354, Funding Period: 2011 - August 2012.

Principal Investigator: "Nurse Scholars Grant", Pennsylvania Higher Education Foundation. PI: Smith Glasgow, M.E., Grant Award: $306,603, Funding Period: 2010 - August 2011.

Principal Investigator: "Nursing Education Grant." Pennsylvania Higher Education Foundation, PI: Smith Glasgow, M.E., Grant Award: $28,634, Funding Period: 2010 - August 2011.

Principal Investigator: "Focusing on Retention of Pre-Licensure Nursing Students." Nursing Education Grant, Pennsylvania Higher Education Foundation, PI: Smith Glasgow, M.E., Grant Award: $185, 311 Funding Period: 2010 - 2011.

Principal Investigator: "Nurse Scholars Grant." Pennsylvania Higher Education Foundation, PI: Smith Glasgow, M.E., Grant Award: $302,884 Funding Period: 2009 - 2010.

Principal Investigator: "Nursing Education Grant." Pennsylvania Higher Education Foundation, PI: Smith Glasgow, M.E., Grant Award: $25,327, Funding Period: 2009 - August 2010.

Principal Investigator: "IBC Supplemental Grant Nurse Education Grant Program." Pennsylvania Higher Education Foundation, PI: Smith Glasgow, M.E., Grant Award: $150,000, Funding Period: 2006 - 2009.

Principal Investigator: "Increasing Nurse Capacity through Accelerated Programs." Pennsylvania Higher Education Foundation and Independence Blue Cross Nursing Education Grant, PI: Smith Glasgow, M.E., Grant Award: $130,500, Funding Period: 2004 - 2005.

Scholarship

Books

Dreher, H.M, & Smith Glasgow, M.E. (2017). DNP role development for doctoral advanced nursing practice. New York, NY: Springer Publishing Company.

Smith Glasgow, M.E., Dreher, H.M., & Oxholm, C. (2012). Legal issues confronting today's nursing faculty: A case-study approach. Philadelphia, PA: F.A. Davis Publishing Company. (AJN Book of the Year Award - 2012)

Dreher, H.M, & Smith Glasgow, M.E. (2011). Role development for doctoral advanced nursing practice. New York, NY: Springer Publishing Company. (AJN Book of the Year Award - 2011) 


Book Chapters

Smith Glasgow, M.E. (2017). "Function effectively within the institutional environment and academic community" in Certified Nurse Educator Certification Review (3rd ed). (Wittmann-Price, R., Goodshall, M., & Wilson, L., Eds.). New York: Springer, pp. 331-352.

Johnson, C., Smith Glasgow, M.E., & Guimond, M.E. (2016) Quality Improvement Research Methods in Practice-Based Clinical Inquiry in Nursing: Looking Beyond Traditional 9 Methods for PhD and DNP Research, (Bloch, J., Clark, M., & Courtney, M.) (Ed.). New York: Springer, pp. 69-89.

Crider, M. & Smith Glasgow, M. E. (2015). Fostering professional development in healthcare simulation in Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator (CHSE) Examination Review Manual. (Wilson, L. & Wittmann-Price, R.) New York: Springer Publishing, pp. 301-312.

Smith Glasgow, M.E. (2013). "Function effectively within the institutional environment and academic community" in Certified Nurse Educator Certification Review (2nd ed). (Wittmann-Price, R., Goodshall, M., & Wilson, L., Eds.). New York: Springer, pp. 293-309.

Wilson, L. & Smith Glasgow, M.E. (2011) "Human Simulation Comprehensive Cases for Undergraduate Nursing" in Human Simulation in Nursing and Health Professions (Wilson, L., & Rockstraw, L., Eds.). New York: Springer.

Smith Glasgow, M.E. (2009). "Function effectively within the institutional environment and academic community" in Nurse Educator Certification Review. (Wittmann-Price, R., & Goodshall, M., Eds.). New York: Springer.


Recent Refereed Publications

Davis, C.R., & Smith Glasgow, M.E. (2017). Nurse-Scientists and Nurse-Engineers: Nurse- driven device innovations and inventions can improve patient care. The American Nurse Today, 12(11), 50-51.

Casey, M., O'Connor, L., Cashin, A., Smith, R., O'Brien, D., Nicholson, E., O'Leary, D.F., Fealy, G., McNamara, M., Smith Glasgow, M.E., Stokes, D., Egan, C. (2017). An overview of the outcomes and impact of specialist and advanced nursing and midwifery practice, on quality of care, cost and access to services: A narrative review. Nurse Education Today, 56 DOI: 10.1016/j.nedt.2017.06.004

Williams M., Cardona-Morrell, M., Stevens P., Bey J., & Smith Glasgow M.E., (2017). Timing of palliative care team referrals for inpatients receiving Rapid Response services: A retrospective pilot study in a US hospital. Journal of International Studies, 75, 147-153.

O'Connor, L., Casey, M., Smith, R., Fealy, G., O'Brien, D., O'Leary, D., Stokes, D., McNamara, M., Glasgow, M.E., & Cashin, A. (2017). The Universal, Collaborative Dynamic Model of Specialist and Advanced Nursing and Midwifery Practice: A Way Forward?, Journal of Clinical Nursing, doi:10.1111/jocn.13964

Smith Glasgow, M.E., Lockhart, J. S., & Nolfi, D. (2017) Online Nursing Education: Expanding Boundaries to Meet the Health Care Needs of the Future. Health Progress, September-October, 46-51.

Williams, M., & Smith Glasgow, M.E. (2016). The Use of Rapid Response Teams and their Impact on End of Life Care for Clients with Cancer. Oncology Nursing News, 12(16), 41.

Anselmi, K.K., Gambescia, S., & Smith Glasgow, M.E., (2014) Using a Student Conduct Committee to foster professional accountability. Journal of Professional Nursing (In-press).

Waite, R., McKinney, N., Smith Glasgow, M.E., & Meloy, F. (2014). The embodiment of authentic leadership. Journal of Professional Nursing, 30(4), 282-291.

Adeniran, R. K., Smith Glasgow, M. E., Bhattacharya, A., & Xu, Y. (2013). Career advancement and professional development in nursing. Nursing Outlook, 61(6), 437-446

Research Reports

Health Service Executive Ireland & National Nursing and Midwifery Quality-Care Metrics Team (2018). Dublin, Ireland: HSE

  • Older Person Research Report
  • Public Health Nursing Research Report
  • Mental Health Nursing Research Report
  • Children's Services Research Report
  • Intellectual Disability Services Research Report
  • Acute Care Research Report
  • Midwifery Services Research Report

Recent Selected Presentations

O'Connor, L., McAuliffe, E., Devane, D., Brenner, M., Murphy, F., Hunter, A., Smith
Glasgow, M.E., Doody, O., Rogers, L., Lyons, R. (2018). Nursing and Midwifery Quality
Care Process Metrics: Systematic Review. American Academy of Nursing. 2018 State of the
Science Congress on Nursing Research - Precision Health, Washington, DC. [podium
presentation].

Smith Glasgow, M.E. (2018). Nursing Midwifery and Healthcare Quality Improvement: Developing a Just Culture. Health Service Executive Ireland, Cork City, Ireland [keynote presentation].

Smith Glasgow, M.E. (2017). Into the Abyss: The Tale of Curriculum Evaluation to Improve Standardized Test Scores. American Association of Colleges of Nursing, Faculty Development Conference, Atlanta, GA [plenary presentation].

Smith Glasgow, M.E. (2017). Universities and Corporations Working Together for Better Outcomes. Pearson Executive Leadership Forum/Google, New York, NY [panel presentation].

Magnolia Cardona-Morrell, M., Williams, M., Smith Glasgow. M.E., Stevens, P. Julie Bey, J. (2017). Evaluating RRS team calls in older inpatients: failure to rescue or failure to palliate? The 13th International Conference on Medical Emergency Teams and Rapid Response Systems, Chicago, IL [poster presentation].

Smith Glasgow, M.E. (2017). Legal Considerations for the Nursing Academic Administrator. Sigma Theta Tau International, Indianapolis, IN [webinar presentation].

Smith Glasgow, M.E. (2017). Legal Issues for Nursing Faculty. National League for Nursing Massachusetts and Rhode Island League, Research Day, Worcester, MA [podium presentation].

Smith Glasgow, M.E. (2016). Legal Issues for Nursing Faculty. Faculty Development Day, Robert Morris University [podium presentation].

Smith Glasgow, M.E. (2016). From the ICU to the Ivory Tower: Educating Nurse Clinicians to be Influencers, Knowledge Builders, and Users of Nurse Driven Evidence. University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) St. Margaret's Research Day, Pittsburgh, PA [podium presentation].

Smith Glasgow, M.E. (2016). Ethical and Legal Issues with Incivility among Faculty, Students, and Administrators in Nursing Education. Faculty Development Day, Community College of Allegheny County [podium presentation].

Smith Glasgow, M.E. (2016). "You can't do this to me, I know my rights!" Exploring Legal Issues Concerning Standardized Assessment Measures in Undergraduate Nursing Education. Elsevier Elevate Outcomes with HESI Conference, Las Vegas, NV [podium presentation].

Smith Glasgow, M.E. (2015). Why Nurses Should Serve on Boards! Hospital Council of Western Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh, PA [presentation].

Smith Glasgow, M.E. (2015). Legal Issues for Nursing Faculty. American Association of Colleges of Nursing, Faculty Development Conference, Nashville, TN [podium presentation].

Smith Glasgow, M.E. (2014). Legal Issues for Nursing Faculty. American Association of Colleges of Nursing, Instructional Leadership Conference, Baltimore, MD [podium presentation].

Smith Glasgow, M.E. (2014). The Power of Real Influence: Leveraging Innovation in Nursing Education, University of Pittsburgh Center for Nursing Excellence and Innovation and School of Nursing Influencing Our Profession: Driving Healthcare Change Conference, Pittsburgh, PA [podium presentation].

Smith Glasgow, M.E. (2014). The Gender Wage Gap, Challenges of Wages in the 21st Century, The Southwestern PA Chapter of Labor and Employment Relations Association, Pittsburgh, PA [podium presentation].

Smith Glasgow, M.E. & Dreher, H.M. (2014). Legal Issues for Nursing Faculty. Pennsylvania Higher Education Nursing Schools Association, Harrisburg, PA. [podium presentation].

Smith Glasgow, M.E. (2014). Legal Issues for Nursing Faculty. American Association of Colleges of Nursing, Faculty Development Conference, Dallas, TX. [podium presentation].

Smith Glasgow, M.E. (2014). The Power of Real Influence: Leveraging Innovation in Nursing Education, University of Pittsburgh Center for Nursing Excellence and Innovation and School of Nursing Influencing Our Profession: Driving Helthcare Change Conference, Pittsburgh, PA. [podium presentation].

Smith Glasgow, M.E. (2014). The Quandary of Leadership Development in the Professional Doctorate Curricula: Exploring Content and Context. International Conference on Professional Doctorates, Middlesex University & UK Council for Graduate Education, Cardiff, Wales.

Smith Glasgow, M.E. (2013). Toyota Production System: A Model to Teach Patient Safety, Leadership, and Collaboration. National League for Nursing Leadership Conference, Transforming Leadership nto Action: Disrupting Your Curriculum. Phoenix, AZ [podium presentation].

Halstead, J., Malone, B., Jeffries, P., Gurbud-Howe, P., Smith Glasgow, M.E. (2013). A Discussion with Successful Disruptive Innovators. National League for Nursing Leadership Conference, Transforming Leadership into Action: Disrupting Your Curriculum. Phoenix, AZ [panel discussion].


Invited Presentations

Smith Glasgow, M.E. (2018). Legal Issues in Nursing Education: What Keeps Faculty Up at Night? American Association of Colleges of Nursing, Faculty Resource Network, New Orleans, LA [podium presentation].

Smith Glasgow, M.E. (2018). Clinical Nursing Education: Using Just Culture Principles to Address Student Performance and Document Concerns. University of Nebraska Medical Center Audrey Solberg Smith Distinguished Lectureship, Omaha, NE [distinguished lecturer].

Smith Glasgow, M.E. (2018). Nursing Midwifery and Healthcare Quality Improvement: Developing a Just Culture. Health Service Executive Ireland, Cork City, Ireland [keynote
presentation].

Honors/Awards

2018 Leadership Pittsburgh
A 10-month program for senior level leaders designed to prepare participants to undertake the challenges confronted by senior leadership in the Pittsburgh community.

2017 Irish Education 100
Named one of Irish Education 100, representing individuals of Irish descent who are leaders in education across the United States

American Nurses Credentialing Center:
Clinical Specialist in Adult Health, 1991-2021

NLN Academy of Nursing Fellow - 2015

Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing - 2013

Distinguished Alumni Award - 2013
Gwynedd-Mercy University

Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society - 2013

AJN Book of the Year Award - 2012
Nursing Education Category

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Executive Nurse Fellow - 2009-2012

Nursing Spectrum Excellence Award for the Greater Philadelphia Region Finalist Education & Mentoring Category - 2012

AJN Book of the Year Award - 2011
Advanced Practice Nursing Category

College of Nursing Alumni Medallion - 2010
Distinguished Contribution to Nursing Education
Villanova University

Bryn Mawr College and Higher Education Resource Services (HERS) Mid-America Summer Institute for Women in Higher Education Administration - 2003

Oncology Nursing Society - 2000
Foundation Pharmacia & Upjohn
Ann Olsen Doctoral Scholarship

Trustees Award for Teaching Excellence - 1997
MCP Hahnemann University

Alumna of the Year - 1989
Hahnemann University

Distinguished Achievement in Service to the College Award - 1987
College of Nursing of Villanova University

Excellence in Clinical Practice Award - 1985
Hahnemann University Hospital