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Susan Boehm
Regents' Proceedings 212

Susan Boehm, Ph.D., associate professor of nursing, retired from active faculty status on November 13, 2001, after a most productive career as a teacher, mentor, and researcher.

Professor Boehm received her B.S.N. degree from St. John College in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1960; and her M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Michigan in 1974 and 1976, respectively. She joined the faculty as an instructor in 1974 and was appointed to assistant professor in 1976 and associate professor in 1979. Professor Boehm was nationally renowned for her teaching and research in the area of medical surgical nursing with a specific focus on patient adherence to treatment as prescribed in chronic illness and has a number of publications. She taught at the baccalaureate, masters, and doctoral level and, in 1991, was named an Arthur F. Thurnau Professor for her high commitment and competence in teaching in the undergraduate program. In addition, she was sought as a mentor for students working on Master's and Doctoral degrees.

Professor Boehm held a number of administrative positions in the School of Nursing, including director of the Nursing Health Services Administration Program, associate dean for administration, and associate dean for student affairs. She served on the executive board for the Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies and chaired the Academic Affairs Advisory Committee to the provost and executive vice president for academic affairs. On the national level, she served in two major professional policy positions: co-chair of the National Council of Nurse Researchers and as a member of the Cabinet on Nursing Research of the American Nurses Association. She is an elected member of the American Academy of Nursing and the Society of Behavioral Medicine.

The Regents now salute this distinguished nurse educator and scholar for her dedicated service by naming Susan Boehm associate professor emerita of nursing.