Diane J. Malloy
PhD, RN, Assistant Professor
Saint Louis University
School of Nursing
office: (314) 977-8989
fax: (314) 977-8949
Teaching: The majority of my career has been spent in the field of nursing education, beginning with teaching in an associate degree program, with the remainder of the time in the undergraduate nursing program at SLU, both accelerated and traditional options. In addition to teaching Maternal-Newborn nursing I also teach an elective course in Women's Health to senior students. Areas of clinical interest include infertility, Cesarean birth, preterm labor, multiple pregnancy, breast feeding, postpartal depression, and women's health issues. Educational areas of interest focus on the development of personality type and its effect on cognitive style, teaching, and learning.
Practice: My entire nursing career, except for the first 2 years spent in medical-surgical settings, has centered on providing nursing care and education for women, newborns, and families during the childbearing cycle. Past clinical experiences and roles include staff nurse in several medical-surgical settings, charge nurse and head nurse in Labor & Delivery and Postpartum, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Childbirth (Lamaze and Cesarean Birth) and Patient Educator (parenting and breast feeding classes), and Lactation Consultant.
Professional and Scholarly Activities: Professional activities include membership in AWHONN since 1970(Chapter Coordinator and State Vice-Chairman), and Sigma Theta Tau since its inception in the St. Louis area. I have provided legal consultation as an expert nursing witness periodically over a span of 20 years.
- PhD, Higher Education, Saint Louis University
- MA, Education with a major in Human Development Counseling, Saint Louis University
- MSN, Maternal-Newborn Nursing, Saint Louis University
- BSN, Central Missouri State University