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Shepherd professor selected for program

By Staff | Sep 17, 2010

Clarise Hairston Ottley

SHEPHERDSTOWN – Clarise Hairston Ottley, Ph.D., assistant professor of nursing education at Shepherd University, has been selected as a protege in the National League for Nursing/Johnson & Johnson Faculty Leadership and Mentoring Program.

The program is designed to use mentoring as a method of enhancing participants’ leadership skills in their role as teacher, scholar, clinician and nursing education community member.

During the program, Ottley will develop a group project focusing on nursing education leadership, which will be presented at the National League of Nursing’s 2011 Education Summit in Orlando, Flor., Sept. 21 to 24, 2011.

Her assigned mentor is Jan M. Nick, Ph.D., a fellow of the Academy of Nursing Education and an associate professor at Loma Linda University School of Nursing in California.

“Shepherd is proud that Dr. Ottley has been named to this selective, national program,” said Richard Helldobler, Ph.D., vice president for academic affairs. “She will bring her experiences in this leadership program to the classroom for the benefit of Shepherd nursing students and will serve as an example of a nursing education professional.”

Ottley, who has been a Shepherd faculty member since 2000, received a bachelor of science degree from North Carolina Central University in 1977, an associate of science in nursing from Shepherd in 1991, a master of science from George Mason University in 1997 and a Ph.D. in nursing from Duquesne University in 2009.

In addition to being an R.N., Ottley is a certified nurse specialist, specializing in maternal/newborn care, and a certified childbirth educator, licensed to teach childbirth education/Lamaze classes.