Carol L. Huston, MSN, DPA, FAAN
Carol Huston, MSN, DPA, FAAN has been a Professor in the School of Nursing at California State University, Chico (CSUC) since 1982 and served as the Director of the School from 2010-2015. Dr. Huston was named one of seven Master Teachers in 1999/2001 as well as the CSUC Outstanding Teacher in 2001/2002. She was also named the Outstanding Professor for CSUC in 2008/2009. Dr. Huston served as the 2007-2009 President of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing and is a fellow in the American Academy of Nursing. She currently serves as the Chairperson of the Board of Trustees for Enloe Medical Center in Chico, CA . Dr. Huston also serves as the lead faculty for the Sigma Theta Tau International/Chamberlain College Experienced Nurse Faculty Leadership Academy which launched in fall 2014 and as the Program Coordinator for the STTI Institute for Global Healthcare Leadership that launched in Sept. 2016.. Dr. Huston is the author/co-author of five leading textbooks on leadership, management, and professional issues in nursing (a total of 18 editions) and has published more than 100 articles in leading professional journals. Her co-authored book “Leadership Roles and Management Functions in Nursing” has been translated into five languages and “Management Decision Making for Nurses” was an AJN book of the year. The first edition of “Leadership and Management Tools for the New Nurse” published in 2012 and the fourth edition of Professional Issues in Nursing: Challenges and Opportunities” published in 2016. In addition, she has keynoted more than 250 nursing and healthcare conferences worldwide. Dr. Huston is also the co-developer of the Marquis-Huston Model for Teaching Critical Thinking, which has been recognized internationally by nurse scholars. Her research interests include critical thinking, outcomes measurement, quality health care, and empowerment of the nursing profession.