Tracey M. Motter, DNP, RN
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs , Associate Professor
Dr. Motter’s research addresses the diversity of the nursing student population and transition-to-practice for new graduates. She currently serves as Co-Investigator for an interdisciplinary study funded by the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation to ensure the competencies of new healthcare providers to facilitate vital family communication at the end of life. She has also developed and served as the primary investigator for five national Robert Wood Johnson Foundation New Careers in Nursing grants focused on increasing diversity in nursing. At the state level, Dr. Motter is involved with the Developing Seamless Transitions in Education and Practice and Developing Strong Leaders and Nurses on Boards task forces. She serves as the PI for the Linked-in to Practice program, funded through the Ohio Department of Higher Education’s Choose Ohio First initiative, at the College of Nursing (Kent and Stark campuses) in partnership with University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center and Aultman Hospital.