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Tama Morris , RN, PhD, CNE

  • Interim Dean and Associate Professor , Presbyterian School of Nursing
  • Associate Dean Blair College of Health & Director of the Presbyterian School of Nursing
  • Blair College of Health

Dr. Tama Morris brings over twenty years experience in nursing education to her roles as Associate Dean for the Blair College of Health and Director of the Presbyterian School of Nursing. In addition to her administrative responsibilities, she teaches a variety of masters and baccalaureate courses including Curriculum and Evaluation, Multicultural Nursing Education, Leadership in Nursing Education, Nursing Research, and Health Assessment across the Lifespan.

Dr. Morris’ research is focused on excellence in nursing education. Her research includes implementation of the Institute of Medicine Core Competencies for the Education of Healthcare Professionals through nursing curriculum, student learning with high fidelity simulation, and supporting success for minority nursing students.

Dr. Morris has published in Nursing Education Perspectives, The Journal of Nursing Education, and Educational Research Quarterly. She has also presented at multiple refereed national conferences including those of the National League for Nursing, the American Association of Colleges of Nursing, the Faces of a Healthy Future National Conference to End Health Disparities, and that of the Association for the Advancement of Educational Research.

Dr. Morris has served in several roles since her arrival at Queens in 2010, including that of Chair of the BSN Program, Director of Undergraduate Nursing Programs, and Interim Dean. She enjoys mentoring faculty and students as part of their professional development.

In her spare time, Dr. Morris enjoys spending time with her family, reading, watching football, and playing percussion in her church orchestra.


  • Ph. D.  - Curriculum and Instruction with concentration in Urban Education; University of North Carolina at Charlotte
  • Master of Science in Nursing  - Parent-Child Health Practitioner/Teacher; Marquette University
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing; Indiana University of Pennsylvania


  • Membership 2006 Kappa Delta Pi International Honor Scoiety for Education
  • Membership 2006 Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society
  • Membership Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society for Nursing
  • Membership 2005 Phi Beta Delta International Honor Society
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