Sherry L. Roper, PhD earned her bachelor’s from Pennsylvania State University in 1996, master of science in nursing in 1998, and PhD from the University of Tennessee in Memphis in 2011. Dr. Roper has taught nursing students for over 22 years, focusing on online education. She holds a Quality Matters certificate in online education and has developed numerous Quality Matters certified courses. She has presented on best practices in online education at various workshops, podiums, and poster presentations.Dr. Roper has held many leadership roles throughout her career, including her current position as Assistant Director of the SON at CSU-Stan State and RN-to-BSN Program Director in Turlock, CA. Her expertise lies in community and public health, and she recently obtained her Public Health Nurse (PHN) Certification. Dr. Roper’s research interests include LGBTQIA+ health disparities, cultural humility, and social justice. She is leading two research studies on nursing students’ level of preparedness to provide culturally congruent care to members of the LGBTQIA+ community and collaborating on creating an implicit bias transgender simulation scenario for healthcare providers. Dr. Roper is dedicated to promoting patient-centered care and examining the effects of potential biases on patient outcomes. In fall 2022, Dr. Roper was appointed the “Essentials Champion” with AACN to lead the SON in transitioning to a competency-based education model. She is also an expert in nursing education and curriculum development.
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