Terry Valiga, EdD, RN, CNE, ANEF, FAAN
Dr. Terry Valiga received her bachelor’s degree from Trenton State College and her Master of Education and Doctor of Education degrees (both in Nursing Education) from Teachers College, Columbia University. She currently is a Professor and Director of the Institute for Educational Excellence at the Duke University School of Nursing. Immediately prior to her appointment at Duke, Terry served as the Chief Program officer at the NLN; before that, she served on the faculty and held administrative positions in 5 universities over a 26-year period: Trenton State College, Seton Hall University, Georgetown University, Villanova University, and Fairfield University, where she was the Dean of the School of Nursing for four years. Terry has completed research related to student learning, cognitive/intellectual development, curriculum design, leadership development, as well as student evaluations of courses and teachers, and has received grants to support her scholarly endeavors. She has published extensively and co-authored five books: the nurse educator in academe, using the arts and humanities to teach nursing, clinical nursing education, achieving excellence in nursing education, and leadership, a book now in its 4th edition. In addition, she has presented papers and workshops at national and international conferences and served as a consultant to many schools of nursing throughout the US, as well as in Canada, Japan, Bermuda, and China. Additionally, she has provided leadership in several professional organizations, including service on national governing boards. In recognition of her leadership and her sustained contributions to nursing scholarship and nursing education, Dr. Valiga has received several prestigious national awards including Sigma Theta Tau’s Elizabeth Russell Belford Founders Award for Excellence in Nursing Education and the National League for Nursing’s Outstanding Leadership in Nursing Education Award, and she been inducted into the Academy of Nursing Education and the American Academy of Nursing.