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ABOUT KATHLEEN

(Curriculum vitae)

Whenever I stray too far from my passion, life has a way of bringing me back. So it was with the timing of my first sabbatical. In 2002, after 25 years of teaching, I was a twice-tenured professor yearning for a new adventure. With no idea of what that might be, I spent my year's leave considering what I most loved doing. The answer was always the same: I love preparing nurses as scholars.

This came as no surprise. I'd gotten my start as a researcher studying how doctoral students become scholars. Over time, I discovered a set of best practices that eased their transition into the scholarly world. In the 5 years leading up to my sabbatical, an unforeseen opportunity turned my attention to another group in need. While heading a committee that conducted a campus-wide assessment of faculty scholarship, I saw first-hand how many of my colleagues lacked scholarly self-confidence, skills, and support.

So when K T H Consulting opened in 2004, my professional development programs readied nursing faculty to turn the amazing things they do everyday into scholarly products. Since then, the need for scholarly faculty development has grown even more pressing. Good educators are being forced, in the midst of a faculty shortage, to resign academic positions when they are unable to meet scholarly standards.

This we can change. In my vision for our future, nurse educators are welcomed into faculty groups that peer mentor each other's scholarly development from hire to retire. At K T H Consulting, I am creating this future with customized programs that tip faculty cultures toward collaborations that support and sustain everyone's scholarly success.

If you'd like to boost your faculty group's scholarly productivity, foster partnerships that enhance respect and diminish incivility, and contribute to increased success with retention, promotion and tenure reviews, contact me to learn more.

Professional Highlights Precis

Education:
 • PhD Higher Education University of CT 1988
 • MSN Community Mental Health Nursing Boston University 1976
 • BSN Nursing Science St. Anslem's College 1973

Professional Positions:
  • KTH Consulting Consultant 2004-Present  
  • University of Hartford Professor [Tenured] 1994-2004  
  • University of San Diego Associate Professor [Tenured] 1989-1994  
  • University of Hartford Assistant Professor 1980-1989  
  • Yale University Lecturer 1978-1980  

Select Honors & Awards:
  • Editorial Review Board Member, Nurse Author & Editor 2012-Present
  • Consultant. NLN Centers of Excellence in Nursing Education 2004-2009
  • Writing Mentor. Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society 2004-2005
  • Contact. Carnegie Academy for the Scholarship of Teaching & Learning. 2000-2002
  • Outstanding Teacher's Award. University of Hartford 2002
  • Mentoring Award. Sigma Theta Tau International 2002
  • Distinguished Writer's Program. Sigma Theta Tau International 2000-2001
  • Excellence in Nursing Education Award. University of San Diego 1993

Select Client List:
  • Boise State University
  • Indiana State University
  • Mercer University
  • Old Dominion University
  • Rhode Island College
  • Sacred Heart University
  • University of Arkansas at Fayetteville
  • University of Connecticut Health Center
  • University of Southern Indiana
  • University of Lousianna at Lafayette
  • Yale New Haven Hospital System