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Mary K. Anthony, Ph.D., RN

College of Nursing
Professor & Associate Dean for Research
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8:00 a.m. to 3 p.m. - Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
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I have served as Associate Dean for Research for the Kent State College of Nursing since 2008 while holding a joint appointment as Co-Director Nursing Research, University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, Cleveland, Ohio. Participating in and supporting research and scholarly work has been integral to my professional activities for over 15 years. I have received funding for my program of research on nursing care delivery models and outcomes from federal and professional organizations.


  • NURS 70745 – Advanced Topics in Quantitative Research Methods


Ph.D. in Nursing, Case Western Reserve University, 1995, MSN, Case Western Reserve University, 1977, BSN, St. John College, Cleveland, OH, 1973


Healthcare Delivery Systems, Decision Making, Models of Care, Team Interactions, Patient-Centered Care, Nursing


  • Filer, H.M., Beringuel, B.L, Frato, K., Saenyakul, P., & Anthony, M.K. (In press). A pilot study of pediatric patient safety. Interruptions in Preanesthesia Nursing Workflow. Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing.
  • Farag, A., & Anthony, M. K. (2015). Examining the relationship among ambulatory surgical settings work environment, nurses’ characteristics and medication error reporting. Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing, 30, 492-503.
  • Travis, L., & Anthony, M. K. (2011). Energizing the research enterprise at non-academic health center Schools of Nursing. Journal of Professional Nursing, 27(4), 215-220.
  • Abdrbo, A., Hudak, C. A., Anthony, M. K., & Douglas, S. L. (2011). Information systems use, benefits, and satisfaction among Ohio registered nurses. CIN: Computer Informatics in Nursing, 29(1), 59-65.
  • Anthony, M. K., & Vidal, K. (2010). Mindful communication: A novel approach to improving delegation and increasing patient safety. OJIN: The Online Journal of Issues in Nursing, 15(2), Manuscript 2. DOI: 10.3912/OJIN.Vol15No2Man02.
  • Anthony, K. E., Wiencek, C., Bauer, C., Daly, B. J. & Anthony, M. K. (2010). No interruptions please: The impact of a no interruption zone on medication safety in the ICU. Critical Care Nurse, 30(3) 21-29 DOI:10.4037/ccn2010473.
  • Farag, A., Tullai-McGuinness, S., & Anthony, M. K. (2009). Nurses’ perceptions of their nurse managers’ leadership style and unit climate: Are there generational differences? Journal of Nursing Management, 17, 26-34.
  • Abdrbo, A., Hudak, C., Anthony, M. K., & Douglas, S. (2009). Moderating and mediating role of nurses' beliefs: Information system use among Ohio nurses. Western Journal of Nursing Research, 31, 110-127. (Sage Best Faculty paper 2008 MNRS/WJNR).
  • Standing, T. S., & Anthony, M. K. (2008). The meaning of delegation to acute care nurses. Applied Nursing Research, 21, 8-14.
  • Anthony, M. K., & Tullai-McGuinness, S. (2008). Decision making, autonomy, and control over practice: Are there variations across generational cohorts. Journal of Nursing Administration, 38, 211.
  • Anthony, M. K., & Hudson-Barr, D. (2004). A Patient-Centered model of care for hospital discharge. Clinical Nursing Research, 13, 117-136.
  • Anthony, M. K., Standing, T. S., Glick, J., Duffy, M., Paschall, F., Sauer, M., Sweeney-Kosty, D., Modic, M. B., & Dumpe, M. (2005). Leadership and nurse retention: The pivotal role of nurse managers. Journal of Nursing Administration, 35, 146-155.
  • Anthony, M. K. (January 31, 2004). Shared governance models: The theory, practice, and evidence. Online Journal of Issues in Nursing. Vol. #9 No. #1, Manuscript 4. Available:
  • Anthony, M. K., & Preuss, G. (2002). Models of care: The influence of nurse communication on patient safety. Nursing Economic$, 20, 209-215.
  • Anthony, M. K., Standing, T., & Hertz, J. E. (2001). Nurses’ beliefs about their abilities to delegate within changing models of care. Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing, 32, 210-215.
  • Brennan, P. F., & Anthony, M. K. (2000). Measuring nursing practice models using multiattribute utility theory. Research in Nursing and Health, 23, 372-382.


Midwest Nursing Research Society, Sigma Theta Tau International, Council for the Advancement of Nursing Science, Council on Graduate Education for Administration in Nursing, Text and Context of Nursing Journal of Brazil, OJIN: The Online Journal of Issues in Nursing


  • Eminent Mentor Scholar of the College of Education and Human Services, Cleveland State University
  • High Scholarship Abstract Award Winner, Summer Institute for Nursing Informatics, Baltimore, MD
  • Honor a Researcher Award, Midwest Nursing Research Society, Health Systems and Policy Research Section
  • Distinguished Nursing Alumnus Award, Ursuline-St. John College
  • Special Visiting Research Professor. Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Santa Catarina, Brazil

Research Institutes and Initiatives

Healthy Communities Research Initiative