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

Background

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 of Pennsylvania School Nursing, Philadelphia, 1969;MSN, University of Pennsylvania School Nursing, Philadelphia, 1974.

Career

Staff nurse obstetrics, Christ Communty Hospital, Oaklawn, Illinois, 1965-1966;staff nurse obstetrics, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 1966-1968;assistant instructor obstetrics, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 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, Illinois, 1984;obstetrics intake liaison, Hinsdale Family Medicine Center, Hinsdale, Illinois, 1988-1991;facilitator of post partum depression group, Good Samaritan Hospital, Downer Grove, Illinois, 1989-1991;instructor maternity, University Texas, Tyler, since 1992;research assistant, University Texas, Tyler, since 1994. Consultant Burnham & Hammond, Inc., Chicago, 1979-1980, Trinity Christian College, Palos Heights, Illinois, 1983-1984. Member of national board Depression after Delivery, 1991-1994.

Membership

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.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: gardening, horseback riding, skiing, camping, hiking.

Connections

Married Bruce Phillip Deardorff, December 23, 1979. Children: Sarah Louise, Philip Paul.