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Kathleen Umbeck Deardorff

Kathleen Umbeck Deardorff, American nursing educator, researcher. Registered Nurse Illinois, Pennsylvania, Texas; ACCE ASPO Lamaze.


  • Deardorff, Kathleen Umbeck was born on June 26, 1944 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Daughter of Paul Frederick and Lois Margaret (Deiters) Umbeck.

  • Education

    • Diploma, Evangelical School Nursing, Oaklawn, Illinois, 1965. Bachelor of science in nursing, University Pennsylvania School Nursing, Philadelphia, 1969. MSN, University Pennsylvania School Nursing, Philadelphia, 1974.


    • Staff nurse obstetrics Christ Communty Hospital, Oaklawn, Illinois, 1965-1966, Hospital of the University Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 1966-1968, assistant instructor obstetrics, 1968-1972. Obstetrics practitioner teacher, unit leader Rush University, Chicago, 1974-1977. Assistant professor maternity Elmhurst College, Illinois, 1977-1978, 80-82.

      Lecturer maternity Trinity Christian College, Palos Heights, 1984. Obstetrics intake liaison Hinsdale Family Medicine Center, Hinsdale, 1988-1991. Facilitator of post partum depression group Good Samaritan Hospital, Downer Grove, 1989-1991.

      Instructor maternity University Texas, Tyler, since 1992, research assistant, since 1994. Consultant Burnham & Hammond, Inc., Chicago, 1979-1980, Trinity Christian College, Palos Heights, Illinois, 1983-1984. Member national board Depression after Delivery, 1991-1994.

    Major achievements

    • Registered Nurse Illinois, Pennsylvania, Texas. ACCE ASPO Lamaze.


    • Contributor to professional journals.


    Denomination: Presbyterian


    Advisor Naperville Young Men’s Christian Association, Illinois, 1987-1988. Volunteer national hotline Depression after Delivery, 1989-1994. Communty relations committee United Way, Tyler, 1993-1994.

    Member American Society Psychoprophylaxis in Obstetrics (executive committee 1986-1987, chair 1987-1989), Illinois Region Depression After Delivery (coordinator 1989-1991), Texas Region Depression After Delivery (coordinator 1991-1994), Association Women's Health Obstetrical and Neonatal Nurses, Post Partum Support International, Sigma Theta Tau.



    Gardening, horseback riding, skiing, camping, hiking.


    • Married Bruce Phillip Deardorff, December 23, 1979. Children: Sarah Louise, Philip Paul.
    • father: Paul Frederick Umbeck
    • mother: Lois Margaret (Deiters) Umbeck
    • spouse: Bruce Phillip Deardorff
    • children: Sarah Louise Deardorff
    • Philip Paul Deardorff
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    Born June 26, 1944
    (age 73)