Gloria J. McNeal, PhD, APRN, BC
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Dr. Gloria J. McNeal received her BS degree from Villanova University College of Nursing, and earned her MS in nursing and PhD in higher education administration at the University of Pennsylvania. Her dissertation, which researched the scholarly productivity of African American women nurse faculty in the United States, was awarded with meritorious distinction. A well recognized academician, she has served as a member of the nursing faculty at several universities including the Rutgers University College of Nursing, University of Pennsylvania, Thomas Jefferson University, and the Community College of Philadelphia. At UMDNJ, Dr. McNeal serves as Assistant Dean for Student Affairs, where she has successfully acquired nearly $1,000,000 in HRSA funding to establish traineeships and a Center for Academic Support Services for ethnically diverse students. The author of over 85 publications, she has received national recognition for her outstanding contributions to the field of nursing as an educator, clinician, and researcher. Her published works have appeared in Nursing Clinics of North America, Critical Care Nurse, AJN, Journal of Cultural Diversity, Image, The ABNF Journal, and Computers in Nursing. For over 30 years her research work has investigated the clinical application of telecommunication technologies and the use of high-technology in the home setting. Her expertise in this emerging field was recognized by the American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN), which sponsored the publication of her book entitled AACN Guide to Acute Care Procedures in the Home. Dr. McNeal has served at the national level on committees of numerous associations including the American Nurses Association, the National League for Nursing, the American Association of Critical Care Nurses, and the Association of Black Nursing Faculty in Higher Education. Additionally, she currently serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Cultural Diversity and the ABNF Journal. Highly regarded by students, she is the recipient of over 20 Teaching Excellence Awards conferred by the faculties of several institutions of higher education. Dr. McNeal also has been recognized as a recipient of prestigious national awards bestowed by renowned academic and professional organizations, including the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing’s Outstanding Alumni Award, the American Academy of Nursing’s coveted Media Award, and the Rutgers University Paul Robeson Faculty Excellence Award. In 2005 Dr. McNeal was elected to the UMDNJ Master Educators’ Guild and also honored for her contributions to the field of nursing at the Don and Diva Gala Celebration, sponsored by the Board of Trustees of the Institute for Nursing, the Foundation of the New Jersey State Nurses Association.