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Judith Ann Erlen

Judith Ann Erlen, American nursing educator. Research grant, University Pittsburgh, 1987-1988, National Institute Nursing Research, 1992-1996.


Erlen, Judith Ann was born on December 6, 1943 in Pittsburgh. Daughter of William Andrew and Ruth Lucille Fincke (Lang) Erlen.


Student, Thiel College, 1961—1963. Bachelor of science in nursing, University Pittsburgh, 1965. MSN, Wayne State University, 1967.

Doctor of Philosophy, Texas Woman's University, 1979.


Staff nurse Western Pennsylvania Hospital, Pittsburgh, 1965—1966, 1968. Nurse trainee, 1966—1967, 1977—1978. Instructor School Nursing, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, 1968—1970, assistant professor, 1970—1976.

Associate professor College Nursing Texas Woman's University, Dallas, 1980—1983. Assistant professor University Pittsburgh School Nursing, 1983—1994, associate professor, since 1994. Assistant professor School Health Related Professions, 1985—1991.

Associate Center for Medical Ethics, since 1989. Associate director Center Research Chronic Disorders School Nursing University Pittsburgh, since 1994.


Choir director St. Paul Lutheran Church, Farmers Branch, Texas, 1977—1983, Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Etna, Pennsylvania, since 1990. Fellow National Endowment of the Humanities, 1981, 1988—1989. Member of PNA (nominating committee district 6 1995-1996), Midwest Nursing Research Society, Eastern Nursing Research Society, Society Behavioral Medicine, University Pittsburgh School Nursing Alumni Association (1st vice president 1989-1990, president 1990-1991), Park Ridge Center, Hastings Center, Society Health and Human Values (secretary-treasurer 1987-1989, chair-elect 1991-1993, chair 1994-1995, advisory board since 1997, nursing and humanities section), Association Nurses in Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome Care, Association Care Children's Health (chairman bylaws committee since 1987), National League Nursing (chair-elect PLN area 6 1991-1993, chair PLN area 6 1994-1995), American Nurses Association, Alpha Gamma Delta, Sigma Theta Tau (president Eta chapter 1987-1988, research award Eta chapter 1991-1992, chairman bylaws committee 1992-1993, Leadership award in nursing research 1994, graduate counselor 1994-1995, since 1997).


Married Jonathon Erlen Erlen, November 24, 1978.