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Clara Shaw Schuster, American human development educator, consultant, author. Registered Nurse, Ohio, New York.


Schuster, Clara Shaw was born on September 24, 1938 in San Francisco, California, United States. Daughter of Robert Hoover and Lorine Magdeline (Burnsen) Shaw.


Bachelor of science in nursing, Cornell University, 1962. Master of Education, Boston University, 1965. Doctor of Philosophy, Ohio State University, 1981.


Instructor, staff nurse Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, 1963-1968. Instructor Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus, Ohio, 1970-1971, Ohio State University, Columbus, 1972-1976. Education consultant Knox County Head Start, Mount Vernon, Ohio, from 1976.

Parent consultant Early Intervention Program, Mansfield, Ohio, 1986-1988. Assistant professor nursing Kent (Ohio) State University, since 1985. Private practice consultant, since 1976.

Member citizens advisory board Center Ohio Adolescent Center, Columbus, 1977-1985, chair, 1983. Chair statewide citizens advisory board Association State Psychiatric Hospital, 1982-1983.


Volunteer nursing disaster instructor American Red Cross, 1972-1980. Consultant Women's Abuse/Shelter Program, Knox County, 1982-1983, Special Education Ministries International Church of the Nazarene, since 1983. Member National Association for Education of Young Children (board representative at large since 1989), National League for Nursing, Professional Association for Retardation of Ohio, Council for Exceptional Children, American Nurses Association, Phi Lambda Theta, Sigma Theta Tau.


  • Other Interests

    Sewing, gardening, crocheting, embroidery.


Married Richard Lee Schuster, November 18, 1960. 1 child, Elizabeth Lorine.