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Joanne C Langan, Ph.D., RN, CNE

Professor Emeritus


  • Ph.D., Nursing Administration, George Mason University
  • M.S.N., Nursing Administration, George Mason University
  • B.S.N., University of Southern Mississippi
  • B.S., Education, Quincy University

Research Interests

Langan is an internationally known expert in disaster preparedness, response, and recovery. She has published several books, the most recent is titled Preparing Nurses for Disaster Management: A Global Perspective. Langan is currently a mentor for the PhD and DNP programs. She was a Principal Investigator (PI) who conducted several studies including HRSA Scholarships for Disadvantaged Students (2016-2020) and Increasing Faculty Resources and Student Capacity Through Shared Faculty Expertise by Missouri State Board of Nursing & Missouri Department of Higher Education. She is a co-PI on a US Veterans Administration Study of Hospital Nurse Executives’ Response to Disasters. Langan recently completed a study titled, “Student, Faculty, and Community Practice Partner Collaboration:  Measuring APRN, RN, and Nursing Student Confidence to Teach Safety Measures in Disasters and Public Health Emergencies Following an Educational Intervention.

Publications and Media Placements

Honors and Awards

  • Trudy Busch Valentine Faculty Excellence Award, 2024
  • Trudy Busch Valentine Faculty Excellence Award, 2023
  • ANA “Flash Mentoring” Mentor, 2023
  • Ignatian Colleagues Program, Saint Louis University, 2023 - 2024
  • Valentine School of Nursing Intramural Research Award, Saint Louis University, 2019
  • Woman of the Year Award, Saint Louis University, 2017
  • Faculty Development Award (Leadership), Saint Louis University, 2014
  • Public Health Nursing Research Excellence Award (MNRS), 2014
  • Leadership & Service Awards, Innovative Teaching, Saint Louis University, 2013
  • St. Louis Magazine Excellence in Nursing, Educator - Finalist, 2013
  • Hartford Institute Geriatric Nursing Research Scholars Program, Fellow 2021
  • Advancing Excellence in Nursing Education” Award, Saint Louis University, 2011
  • John A. Slosar Shared Governance Award, Saint Louis University, 2011
  • YWCA Academy of Leaders Honoree, 2006
  • Teaching Excellence Award—Innovations in Teaching, Saint Louis University, 2005

Professional Organizations and Associations

  • Association of Community Health Nursing Educators, 2015 - present
  • Midwest Nursing Research Society, 2000 - present
  • Missouri Nurses Association, 2000 - present
  • Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society, Delta Lambda Chapter, 2000 - present