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Virginia Jane Bailey Svagr-Cooper
School of Nursing

Virginia Jane Bailey Svagr-Cooper, Ph.D., R.N., Teaching Assistant (Nursing Arts)

B.S., University of Michigan, February 1949; Master of Education, Wayne State University, Detroit, 1961; Ph.D. in Educational Psychology, Wayne State University, Detroit, 1965. Dissertation thesis, “The Value of Perceptual Gestalt Test in the Prediction of Reading Achievement at Various Grade Levels.”

Teaching Assistant (Nursing Arts), University of Michigan School of Nursing, 1949-1950; Instructor, Detroit Institute of Technology; Instructor, Wayne State University; Academic Dean and Director of Nursing, Oakland Community College, Southeast Campus; Director of Learning Systems, Oakland Community College; Director of Oakland County’s Reading Clinic and Coordinator of the Diagnostic Center [newspaper obituary].

According to the 1945 Jackson, Michigan, City Directory, “Virginia J. Bailey” resided at 1417 E. Michigan Avenue, which is near the site of the hospital formerly known as W. A. Foote Memorial Hospital, now Allegiant. It is possible Dr. Svagr-Cooper attended Foote Hospital’s diploma program.

Dr. Svagr-Cooper died in 1981 at age 57.