VPAA | School of Nursing, Indiana Wesleyan University, USA
Barbara A. Ihrke, PhD, RN, has been at Indiana Wesleyan since 1994, first as faculty and most recently as VPAA. Previously, she was a missionary nurse teaching in a school of nursing and doing primary healthcare projects in the Democratic Republic of Congo. In addition to her scholarship, she is passionate about working with students in global settings. This has resulted in over twenty-five global trips with students helping them understand cultural concepts. Her areas of expertise are transcultural nursing, global health, and nursing higher education. Dr. Ihrke received her doctorate in Curriculum & Instruction from Purdue University, USA.
A Pedagogy of Social Justice
Colleen Woolsey, Seattle University, USA
Colleen Woolsey, PhD, ARNP, MSN. MA has been an Assistant Professor at Seattle University for five years. She is a pediatric nurse practitioner with a doctorate in Human and Organizational Systems emphasizing health and human services. She has been a public health administrator for over 25 years. Her research interests include topics related to maximizing social justice in health services delivery through educating professionals. Colleen works to and teaches about creating equitable systemic structures that build inclusive life spaces while simultaneously recognizing the legacy of disenfranchising processes.