Tuesday, September 26th, 2017 07:00 AM
By: The Reece Museum
Dr. Tese Stephens has more than 30 years of nursing experience in both clinical and educational settings. She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from East Tennessee State University, her Masters of Science in Nursing from King College, a post-master's certificate in nursing education from the University of Tennessee, and her Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing from the University of Tennessee. Additionally, she is a Certified Nurse Educator (CNE). Her research focus is on resilience in healthcare professions students, Holocaust survivors, and post-9/11 combat veterans. She is the author of Stephens’ Model of Resilience and the founder of RN P.R.E.P. (personal resilience enhancement plan), an interactive learning experience for nursing students and new graduates. She is an active member of several professional organizations and is a nursing education consultant for NurseTim, Inc. She is the author of several publications, book chapters, and is a frequent presenter at regional and national nursing conferences. Dr. Stephens is an Associate Professor at the Medical University of South Carolina.
Dr. Phyllis Thompson is director of Women’s Studies and associate professor of English at East Tennessee State University. She received her Ph.D. from LSU in 2003, specializing in Eighteenth-Century British Literature and Gender Studies. She is Field Editor for British Literatures at the Eighteenth-Century Current Bibliography and President-Elect of the Southeastern Women’s Studies Association. She publishes on women’s medicinal recipes, rural life, and home healthcare during the early 18th century. Additionally, Phyllis is a certified trainer for Safe Zone, RAD, and Trauma-Informed Care, practices that inform her community engagement and re-frame how she reads Young Adult and Children’s Literature with the students in her classroom and young people in her life.