Laura Dzurec, Ph.D., PMHCNS-BC, ANEF, FAAN, is a senior scholar at the Connell School of Nursing. She holds a Ph.D. with a focus in nursing research from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, and a master’s degree from The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. She has taught across curricula, from BSN through Ph.D., particularly in the areas of mental health, family dynamics, leadership, theory development, and philosophy.
She served as dean of Widener University's School of Nursing from 2014 to 2018, the College of Nursing at Kent State University from 2006 to 2013, and prior to that was dean of the School of Nursing at the University of Connecticut for six years, following appointments at the University of Maine and the Oregon Health Sciences University.
Her areas of academic focus are on psychiatric and mental health nursing, family nursing and health policy, with a recent research focus on workplace bullying and its impact on nursing faculty members adoption of evidence-based teaching practices.