Catherine Dearman

  • Position:  Visiting Professor
  • Department:  School of Nursing
  • Office Location:  Building 37, Room 105
  • Campus: 850-473-7753


Dr. Catherine Dearman, visiting professor, teaches nursing leadership and management, and preparation of nursing faculty. 

Dearman is a nurse educator who has 36 years of experience working in leadership roles in academe that focused on enhancing student learning outcomes. 

In her classes, she helps students develop the essential business skills that nurse leaders need in their skill set to succeed, such as resource and budget allocation, informatics and data mining.  

She has published more than 45 refereed articles and book chapters on various aspects of maintaining academic standards in online nursing education, measuring competencies of nursing educators, and benefits of service learning and community partnerships. In addition to her academic writing, she has also given more than 40 presentations at international, national and state conferences.

Dearman has applied her leadership skills to help advance the nursing profession and education. She is founding member of the Nurse Educator Consortium for the Southern Regional Education Board, which promotes the education and development of nurse educators; and served on the Alabama Board of Nursing and National Council for State Boards of Nursing’s NCLEX Examination Review Committee. She also participated in the Nurse Educator Consortium for the Southern Regional Education Board. 

Before coming to UWF in 2015, she was associate dean of research and development at the University of South Alabama College of Nursing.

She received a bachelor of science degree in nursing from Mississippi University for Women, master’s in nursing with a focus in nursing education from University of Alabama in Birmingham, and doctorate in higher education and student personnel from University of Mississippi in Oxford. 

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