Marvel L. Williamson, PhD, RN, CNE, ANEF, came to Oklahoma from the American Nurses Association in Washington, D.C., where she was the grants specialist and director of strategic planning for the American Nurses Foundation. She has also served as Dean of Health Sciences and Director of the Ellen Finley Earhart School of Nursing at Park University; Vice President for Patient Services at Ransom Memorial Hospital (Kansas); professor of nursing at the University of Iowa, the University of Kentucky, and Albany State University; and as Vice President for two medical businesses.
Her Ph.D. is in Educational Administration (higher education) from the University of Iowa. Her MSN was earned at the University of Kentucky, and her BSN from Wichita State University.
Dr. Williamson is a Fellow of the Academy of Nursing Education, and is a Certified Nurse Educator. She was also certified as a sexologist by the American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors, and Therapists in 1981. Dr. Williamson is the author of numerous professional journal articles, book chapters, and three books including Great Sex after 40: Strategies for Lifelong Fulfillment. Dean Williamson has served as principal investigator on 14 scientific research studies, and has written numerous grant-funded initiatives, totaling over $8,400,000 in federal and private grants approved thus far. She is a manuscript reviewer for Clinical Nursing Research, Western Journal of Nursing Research, Nursing, RN, and the American Journal of Nursing, as well as for several publishing companies and research grant funders.
Her awards include Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare, International Who’s Who of Professional and Business Women, and International Who’s Who in Sexology; “Dr. Marvel L. Williamson Award” established by the Ellen Finley Earhart School of Nursing; Distinguished Alumnus Award, Wichita State University; Louisa Davidson Hinde Memorial Award; and American Journal of Nursing Book of the Year Award.
Dr. Williamson has served on the National Coordinating Committee for School Health for the US Departments of Health and Human Services, US Department of Agriculture, and the US Department of Education; on the National School Food Safety Coalition for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; and the Sex Education Advisory Panel for the Alan Guttmacher Institute (New York).
Her areas of administrative expertise include building programs, fund raising, creating a positive organizational culture, and faculty development.