Dean & Professor
Dr. Mary Ellen Smith Glasgow joined the Duquesne University School of Nursing as Dean and Professor in August 2012. Her research interests include safety and inter-professional simulation, and leadership development in nursing. Dr. Glasgow received her BSN from Gwynedd-Mercy College, MSN from Villanova University, and PhD from Duquesne University, School of Nursing, and obtained additional graduate course work at The Catholic University of America.
She developed the BSN Co-op Program, BSN Accelerated Career Entry Program, RN-BSN Online Program, Pathway to Health Professions Program, and other forward-thinking educational programs in her former position at Drexel University. As an early driver and adopter of innovation, Dr. Glasgow incorporated the co-operative education model, envisioned and implemented the use of online courses, standardized patients and simulation in the nursing and undergraduate health professions curricula, e-books, as well as, implemented the use of handheld technology. Additionally, she had overall responsibility for the Division of Continuing Nursing Education (CNE). She completed a fellowship at Bryn Mawr College and HERS, Mid-America Summer Institute for Women in Higher Education Administration. In 2010, she was honored with the Villanova University College of Nursing Alumni Medallion for Distinguished Contribution to Nursing Education. She served as the Associate Editor for Oncology Nursing Forum responsible for the Leadership and Professional Development Feature from 2008-2012. Dr. Glasgow was a Trustee of Princeton HealthCare System and was selected as a 2009 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Executive Nurse Fellow. She has over 75 publications, 120 national and international presentations, and recently co-authored two books, Role Development for Doctoral Advanced Nursing Practice (2011), the recipient of the 2012 AJN Book of the Year Award, and Legal Issues Confronting Today’s Nursing Faculty: A Case Study Approach (2012).She has secured over 2 million dollars in funding.