PhD, RN, ANEF, FAAN
Dr. Cynthia Clark is an award-wining tenured professor, Strategic Nursing Advisor for ATI Nursing Education, Professor Emeritus, and the Founder of Civility Matters®. She serves as a fellow in the American Academy of Nursing, the National League for Nursing Academy of Nursing Education, and co-chaired the American Nurses Association Professional Panel on Incivility, Bullying, and Workplace Violence. Her groundbreaking work on fostering civility has brought national and international attention to the controversial issues of incivility in academic and practice environments. Her theory-driven interventions, empirical measurements, theoretical models, and reflective assessments provide best practices to foster civility and healthy work environments. She is the recipient of numerous teaching, research, and service awards; including the prestigious Elizabeth Russell Belford Award for Excellence in Education, awarded by Sigma Theta Tau International.
Opening Plenary Session
Friday, April 20 2018 | 8:30-10:00 a.m.
Empirical Analysis of Faculty-to-Faculty Incivility: Implementing Best Practices to Foster Civility and Healthy Academic Work Environments
Faculty-to-faculty incivility can devastate individuals, teams, and organizations; cause physical, psychological, and emotional harm; and negatively impact the teaching-learning environment. Dr. Clark presents findings from empirical studies regarding faculty-to-faculty incivility and offers best practices to foster and sustain civility, collegiality, and healthy academic work environments.