Building a Resilient Academic Team

Building a Resilient Academic Team

Participants will be guided through this evidence-based process of building a RESILIENT academic team using the 4P’s of Resilience. The concepts of Purpose, Priorities, Perspective, and Personal Responsibility will be discussed as tools used to positively disrupt and radically transform the academic work environment.


Teresa M. Stephens, PhD, MSN, RN, CNE

Dr. Tese Stephens has more than 34 years of nursing experience in both clinical and academic settings. She is the author of Stephens’ Model of Resilience and the founder of RN P.R.E.P. (Personal Resilience Enhancement Plan). Her work is focused on the concept of RESILIENCE, specifically as a tool to promote well-being and professional fulfillment in nurses, nursing students, and other clinicians. Much of this work is built upon the narratives of Holocaust survivors. Dr. Stephens is recognized as a leader in nursing education and research, specifically in the areas of workplace culture, faculty development, student success and engagement, online teaching and learning, and curriculum development. She is a Certified Nurse Educator (CNE) and serves as an educational and research consultant, advisor, and member of several professional organizations, task forces, and work groups. She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from East Tennessee State University, her Master of Science in Nursing from King College, a post-graduate certificate in nursing education from the University of Tennessee, and her Doctor of Philosophy from the University of Tennessee. She is the author of multiple publications and book chapters and a frequent presenter at regional, national, and international conferences and workshops. She is currently serving as Professor and Interim Dean for King University. She and her husband, Scott, live in Blountville, TN and the Isle of Palms, SC. They are obsessed with their granddaughter, Emmie, and her baby brother, Owen.