Marsha Howell Adams, PhD, RN, CNE, ANEF, FAAN Dean and Professor Biography Marsha Howell Adams' Curriculum Vitae Education PhD, University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Nursing MSN, University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Nursing BSN, University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Nursing Professional Certifications Certified Nurse Educator (CNE) (2007-2012) (2012-2017) (2017-2022) Certification Agency: National League For Nursing’s Academic Nurse Educator Certification Program Basic Cardiac Life Support (1983-2021) Clinical Expertise Rural Health Medical/Surgical/Emergency Department Obstetrics/Pediatrics Research Interests Healthcare disparities of rural children. A multi-faceted approach to enhance student success. Enhancing clinical judgment using targeted debriefing. Student Characteristics and Perceptions of Learning and Confidence Acquisition Associated With Simulation. Baseline health assessment of Tuscaloosa Pre-K children. The effects of selected risk factors on development of type 2 diabetes mellitus in rural children. Longitudinal study of the Rural Alabama Child Caring Initiative. (on-going research- focus: insurance status, unmet health needs, obesity) Social support and health promotion lifestyles of rural women. Critical thinking abilities of nursing students using the Watson-Glaser and the California critical thinking test.