October 26, 2011
Katherine Camacho Carr (center) with College of Nursing Dean Azita Emami and Provost Isiaah Crawford, was installed this month as the N. Jean Bushman Chair in Nursing. Carr delivered a distinguished lecture titled “Caring for Women and Children: A Matter of Social Justice.”
Carr, who joined SU’s nursing faculty in 2003, is a nationally and internationally recognized expert in nursing and midwifery practice and education, curriculum and instructional design, and computer-distributed learning. She has authored more than 23 scholarly publications and 10 book chapters, and has given more than 50 presentations throughout the world. Carr is a fellow of the American College of Nurse-Midwives. She received the organization's highest honor in 2009 when she was awarded a lifetime achievement award.
At SU, Carr has served as assistant dean for graduate studies. She coordinates the Nurse-Midwifery program and actively mentors numerous faculty and students.
Carr received her BSN from Loyola University of Chicago in 1971, MS in nurse-midwifery from the University of Illinois in 1974 and PhD in Nursing Science from the University of Washington in 1989.
Established in 2005, the Bushman Chair is named for a beloved faculty member who taught in the college for 35 years. The chair supports a faculty member who is pursuing research, teaching and mentoring to other College of Nursing faculty with the end goal to strengthen the education and practice of nursing.
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