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Carol Easley Allen, PhD, RN
Consultants in Nursing and Health Care Education
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Carol Easley Allen, Ph.D., R.N., is partner and co-owner of Twin Solutions LLC, Consultants in Nursing and Health Care Education. She received a baccalaureate degree in nursing from Columbia Union College in Takoma Park, Maryland, and both masters and doctoral degrees from New York University. She chaired the Department of Nursing at Oakwood University from 1998-2011. Prior to that she was Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at The Catholic University of America. Dr. Allen has taught and served in academic administration at New York University; Andrews University; the University of Michigan, California State University, Los Angeles; Northeastern University; and the University of Maryland. She served as Vice President for Academic Affairs and Acting President of Atlantic Union College in South Lancaster, Massachusetts. She was selected by the California State University system for a year-long fellowship in academic administration, which she fulfilled with the President of California State University, Fullerton.

Dr. Allen is a public health nurse, and has developed and taught courses and provided academic leadership in this area at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Her area of research is the social construction of reality, with a dissertation focus on the pragmatic consequences of the concept of holism for nursing education, practice, and research.

Dr. Allen has published and presented both nationally and internationally in the areas of poverty, the elimination of health disparities, human sexuality, HIV/AIDS, prison health, human rights, bioethics, terrorism, cultural competency, health literacy, social justice, and spirituality and health. She is a past president and past chair of the Executive Board of the American Public Health Association (APHA), where she is presently active in the International Human Rights Committee. She is a past chair of APHA’s Public Health Nursing Section and holds the Ruth B. Freeman Award for lifetime achievement in public health nursing from the Section.

A member of numerous educational and health care boards, Dr. Allen has served as a Commissioner for the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission. She is certified as an HIV/AIDS educator for the American Red Cross and has conducted prevention and education programs in the U.S. and abroad. At present she is the vice chair of the board of SOHO (Saving Orphans through Healthcare and Outreach) an NGO that serves child-headed households in southern Africa.

 

Cheryl E. Easley, PhD, RN
Consultants in Nursing and Health Care Education 
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Cheryl E. Easley, Ph.D., R.N. is partner and co-owner of Twin Solutions, Consultants in Nursing and Health Care Education. She was Dean and Professor of the College of Health & Social Welfare, University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA) from 2003 to 2011 . Dr. Easley received her undergraduate degree in nursing from Columbia Union College in Takoma Park, Maryland, and both of her graduate degrees in nursing from New York University. Prior to her tenure UAA she held administrative and teaching positions at Saginaw Valley State University, Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke’s Medical Center and Rush University, the University of Illinois at Chicago, the University of Michigan, Andrews University, and Herbert H. Lehman College of the City University of New York. She is a specialist in public health nursing, and her doctoral focus was in the history of ideas in nursing. Current interests include the intersection of health and human rights, health care for the underserved, and issues related to aging in Alaska with special emphasis on Alaska Native Elders.

Dr. Easley has been a speaker at state, national and international gatherings, including the American Public Health Association (APHA), the World Public Health Congress, and the National Association for Home Care. She has written in the areas of health and human rights, terrorism, cultural competency, prison health, slavery and human trafficking, and social injustice. She is an active member of the American Public Health Association, having served as Chair of the Education Board, Co-chair of the Joint Policy Committee, and member of the International Human Rights Committee and the Executive Board. Dr. Easley is a member of the APHA Public Health Nursing Section and the Alaska Public Health Association. She was President of the APHA from 2008 to 2009.

 
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