Deborah "Deb" Erickson
Interim Associate Dean of Distance Education and Associate Professor of Nursing
Westlake Hall 302 B
Ph.D. from Rush University
M.S.N. from Vanderbilt University
B.S.N. from the University of Michigan
Dr. Deb Erickson teaches in both the graduate and undergraduate programs. At the undergraduate level, Dr. Erickson supervises senior and junior students in the medicalsurgical practicum setting as well as teaching the content on diabetes, endocrine disorders, and genitourinary disorders in NUR 316, Adult Health II. Dr. Erickson also teaches a postpartum hemorrhage simulation, which she authored with another faculty member. She also teaches the health assessment course to students in the accelerated nursing program. At the graduate level, Dr. Erickson teaches NUR 840 Clinical Practice, NUR 640 Healthcare Policy, and NUR 530 Advanced Health Assessment, Pathophysiology, and Pharmacology. She also guides graduate capstone projects. Dr. Erickson also concurrently teaches two international health courses, one for undergraduate students and one for graduate students. She has taught these courses in London during January Interim.
Research interests include physical activity in people with type 2 diabetes and cross-cultural competencies through interdisciplinary practice. Dr. Erickson also serves as a manuscript reviewer for the MEDSURG Nursing journal. Recent publications and presentations are listed below.
Erickson, D., Bernat, A., Fisher, M., and Vottero, B. (2014). Effective staffing. In P. Kelly and J. Tazbir (Eds.). Essentials of Nursing Leadership and Management. Clifton Park, NY: Delmar, Cengage Learning.
Erickson, D. (2013). Barriers to physical activity in people with type 2 diabetes enrolled in a worksite diabetes disease management program. The Diabetes Educator, published online 19 June 2013. doi: 10.1177/0145721713492565, and in hard copy 30(5), 626634.
Antola Crowe, H., Brandes, K., Davison Aviles, B., Erickson, D., and Hall, D. (2013). Transdisciplinary teaching: Professionalism across cultures. International Journal of Humanities and Social Science, 3(13), 194205.
Ruthman, J., and Erickson, D. (2012). Personal and interdisciplinary communication. In P. Kelly (Ed.). Nursing Leadership and Management. Clifton Park, NY: Delmar, Cengage Learning.
November 16, 2014 – Speaker: BIT’s 5th World Gene Convention/BIT’s 3rd Annual World Congress of Diabetes, Haikou, China. Revision of the Barriers to Self-Care Physical Activity Subscale.
May 2014 – Poster: Peda-Forum Conference “New Cultures of Learning”, Lappeenranta University of Technology, (Lappeenranta, Finland). Professionalism Across Cultures; Fostering Cross-cultural Competencies. With Helja Antola Crowe, Kendra Brandes, Robert Davison Aviles, and Dawn Hall.
November 2013 – Poster: Sigma Theta Tau International 42nd Biennial Convention (Indianapolis, Indiana). Chinese Practices in Obstetric Nursing. With Mary Shear.
November 2011 – Poster: Sigma Theta Tau International 41st Biennial Convention (Grapevine, Texas). Implementation of a Postpartum Hemorrhage High Fidelity Simulation.
November 2011 – Poster: Sigma Theta Tau International 41st Biennial Convention (Grapevine, Texas). Fostering Interdisciplinary Collaboration: A Nursing-Physical Therapy Partnership. With Dawn Hall, Steve. Tippett, Cindy Brubaker, Elizabeth Cullen, and Janet Jackson.
July 2010 – Speaker: 21st International Nursing Research Congress: Global Diversity Through Research, Education and Evidence-Based Practice, Sigma Theta Tau International (Orlando, Florida). Revision of the Barriers to Self-Care Physical Activity Subscale.
July 2009 – Speaker: 20th International Nursing Research Congress: Focusing on Evidence-Based Practice, Sigma Theta Tau International (Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada). Barriers to Physical Activity in People with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus Enrolled in a Worksite Disease Management Program.
December 2008 – Speaker: 16th Annual Caring for the Underserved Conference: A Global Perspective, Northeastern University Bouve College of Health Sciences, School of Nursing (Boston, Massachusetts). Barriers to Physical Activity in People with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus Enrolled in a Worksite Disease Management Program.
February 2014 – Poster: Conference on Higher Education Pedagogy, (Blacksburg, Virginia). Do I have culture: Classroom conversation about cultural identity. With Helja Antola Crowe, Kendra Brandes, Robert Davison Aviles, and Dawn Hall.
February 2012 – Poster: Conference on Higher Education Pedagogy, (Blacksburg, Virginia). Developing Cross-cultural Competencies Through Interdisciplinary Collaboration.
Dr. Erickson has served one term on the University Sabbatical Leave Committee and two terms on both the University Senate and the University Student Grievance committee; she served as chairperson of the University Student Grievance committee for two years. Dr. Erickson is currently serving on the Plagiarism Awareness Task Force, Student Scholarship Expo Committee, and again on University Senate.
Dr. Erickson served on the Election Committee for one term. She currently serves on the Internationalization Committee.
Since joining the Department of Nursing faculty in 2001, Dr. Erickson has served on all departmental committees. Additionally, she served as chair of the Department Search Committee and the Program Evaluation Committee. She has also served as a faculty mentor to several new nursing faculty. Currently, she serves on the Program Evaluation Committee. Dr. Erickson has served as the Global Scholar adviser since 2010 where over 45 nursing graduates have been recognized as Global Scholars.
Dr. Erickson has been a member of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing since 1980. At Bradley University, Dr. Erickson has served Epsilon Epsilon Chapter in the roles of president, president-elect, treasurer, secretary, member of the 25th Anniversary Gala committee, and chair of both the Awards Committee and Leadership Succession Committee. Under her leadership as president, Epsilon Epsilon chapter received the Chapter Key Award. Dr. Erickson was asked to serve again; she is currently serving as president. Dr. Erickson is also a member of the University of Michigan School of Nursing Board of Governors, serving since June 2013.