Kathleen F. Tennant, PhD, APN, RN is Associate Professor of Nursing at Carlow University in Pittsburgh, PA. Her responsibilities include teaching in the MSN & DNP programs including: scholarly inquiry; research methods; evidence – based practice; policy & ethics; and population health. She currently serves as a faculty chair/mentor for DNP student scholarly projects. Dr. Tennant has an active research agenda in the areas of cultural competency; global and rural health and geriatric nursing. She is the co-founder of the emerging CHW Institute for Global & Rural Health under the auspices of a Geibel Grant from the Social Justice Institutes at Carlow University. She has won numerous honors and teaching awards and has been principal investigator for research grants of more than a half million in external funding.
Dr. Tennant earned her PhD from Ohio University in Higher Education Administration with a minor in Research & Evaluation and Health Service Administration. She is a graduate from West Virginia University School of Nursing as an Adult Nurse Practitioner with a graduate certificate in gerontology. She was selected to be a Hartford Geriatric Nurse Research Scholar after completion of a summer fellowship at New York University. Dr. Tennant shares her expertise as an author/contributor to the clinical website: "Try This Assessment Series" of the Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing and has led symposia and presented her research at the Gerontological Society of America scientific conferences. She holds national certification from Stanford University as a master trainer in Chronic Disease Self – Management.