Dean Griffin-Sobel

WSU College of Nursing is kicking off the new academic year by hosting four national nurse leaders who will help inspire and engage faculty. This is the first time in years that all WSU nursing faculty will meet in-person in Spokane to discuss the future of nursing and interprofessional education best practices. The college’s Dean Joyce Griffin-Sobel is leading the two-day strategic planning session.

The national speaker symposium will be on Tuesday, August 16, and features the following guests:

  • Lisa Day, PhD, RN, CNE is the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation Faculty Scholar and an Associate Professor at Duke University School of Nursing. Her topic is Best Practices in Teaching and Learning, and will focus on creating effective learning environments, connecting clinical and classroom learning, and evidence-based teaching
  • Shirley Moore, PhD, RN, FAAN is the Edward J. and Louise Mellen Professor of Nursing and Associate Dean for Research, Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. Her topic is Best Practices in Thriving as a Researcher and will focus on highlighting approaches to developing a successful program of research, building on faculty strengths, obtaining and using pilot studies to attain larger grant monies, and key elements in successful grant writing
  • Deborah Trautman, PhD, RN, FAAN, is the President and CEO of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing. Her topic is Thriving as an Academic: Work Life and Balance
  • Pamela Mahon, PhD, RN, ANEF, FAAN, is the Associate Dean for the College of Nursing at SUNY Upstate Medical University. Her topic is on Best Practices in Interprofessional Education