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Therese Gilda Lawler, American nursing educator. Registered Nurse. Grantee CoVenture Project Duke Endowment Reynolds Foundation, 1983-1986, East Carolina University Research Council, 1987-1988.


Lawler, Therese Gilda was born on June 11, 1935 in New York City. Daughter of Frank Paul and E. Gilda (Scarpelli) Polard.


Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Georgetown University, 1957. Master of Science, East Carolina University, 1970. Doctor of Education, North Carolina State University, 1982.

Master in Public Health, University North Carolina, 1986.


District nurse, Westchester County Health Department, Dobbs Ferry, New York, 1957-1958;charge nurse, Edward Hospital, Naperville, North Carolina, 1962-1969;assistant professor, School Nursing, East Carolina U., Greenville, 1970-1973;director extension, School Nursing, East Carolina U., Greenville, 1980-1981;interim dean, School Nursing, East Carolina U., Greenville, 1981-1982;professor graduate studies, School Nursing, East Carolina U., Greenville, 1982-1988;associate dean, School Nursing, East Carolina U., Greenville, since 1988;director health services, Pitt Community Health Department, Greenville, 1973-1975;associate director, Eastern Area Health Education Center, Greenville, 1975-1980;associate dean, East Carolina U. School Nursing, Greenville, 1989-1994;professor, department chairman nursing, East Carolina U. School Nursing, Greenville, 1981-1983;interim vice chancellor, 1994-1995. Consultant North Carolina Board Nursing, Raleigh, 1979-1987, numerous southeast area health agys., 1980-1987. Project director RNBSN Outreach North Carolina Area Health Education Centers Program, 1982-1987.

Member Pitt County Board of Health, 1992-1995.


  • Registered Nurse.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to professional journals, chapters to books. Developer 2 video tapes, 1980.


Member American Nurses Association, North Carolina Nurses Association (board directors 1979-1983), National League for Nursing, American Public Health Association, Council Graduate Educators in Nursing Education, Southern Nursing Research Society (charter), Sigma Theta Tau, League of Women Voters.


Married Donald Lester Lawler, August 24, 1957. Children: John M., Stephen J., Amy C., James V.

Frank Paul Polard

E. Gilda (Scarpelli) Polard

Donald Lester Lawler

John M. Lawler

Stephen J. Lawler

Amy C. Lawler

James V. Lawler