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Ann Whall, PhD, RN, FAAN, FGSA

Maggie Allesee Endowed Professor in Gerontology
School of Nursing Faculty Emerita, University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
2003 Human Health Building
Phone: (248) 364-8707


  • Graduate Education post BSN (1963):
  • MSN in Public Health Nursing, (1964) WSU
  • PhD in Nursing, with Co-completion of Advanced Practice masters program in Adult Psychiatric Nursing, (1978), WSU

 Funded Post Doctoral Education:

1. Visiting Scholar in Gero-psychiatry, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor; Support Grant National Institute of Mental Health (NIH), 1982-1983

2. Post-Doctoral Fellow in clinical research in Psychiatric Mental Health, Lafayette Clinic (Detroit), Support Grant National Institute of Mental Health (NIH), 1984-1985

3. Senior Fellow Department of Neurology, The University of Michigan Alzheimer Disease Research Center, Support Grant National Institute of Nursing Research, (NIH), 1993-1995

4. Fulbright Distinguished Visiting Scholar, United Kingdom, University of Ulster Northern Ireland, Support Grant US Fulbright Commission, 2002-2003

5.  Fulbright International Nursing Education, United Kingdom, University of Ulster Northern Ireland, Support Grant US Fulbright Commission, 2003-2005


Clinical Expertise:
Gero-psychiatric Nursing
Licensed in Advanced Psychiatric Nursing, State of Michigan

Educational Expertise:
10 years teaching in graduate nursing programs as assistant professor or instructor
23 years teaching in doctoral and post-doctoral programs as Full Professor
3 years as a Distinguished Visiting Professor
Directed 21 Doctoral Dissertations and over 50 Masters- level Research Projects


Principal Investigator on over 30 funded research projects exceeding over several million dollars in-total: author of over 200 articles in juried professional journals; author of eight textbooks,  four of which were Awarded “Books of the Year” status by ANA.

Courses Taught:

  • WSU: Taught all 6 courses in MSN program in Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing; taught 3 of the 4 core courses in PhD program in Nursing
  • UM (Ann Arbor):  Taught all 4 courses in MS in Gerontological Nursing; taught 2 of the 4 core courses in PhD program in Nursing
  • OU: Taught 2 of the 4 core courses for the DNP program in Nursing
  • As Distinguished Visiting Professor: at University of Iowa, Rutgers, Tennessee, Trinity College Cork, University of Belfast, taught, Research and Philosophic Foundations of Nursing Courses

Professional Affiliations:

American Nurses Assn, American Academy of Nursing, Gerontology Society of America, Sigma Theta Tau National Honor Society of Nursing, Midwest Nursing Research Society


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