MS from Wayne State University, 1994
Dr. Pierce teaches online and in-seat courses in the health and science disciplines for both the graduate and undergraduate levels. Prior to joining Davenport, Dr. Pierce served as a nurse consultant for the State of Michigan and training manager for American Red Cross. She serves on the Arab American Nurses Association executive board and is both an American Heart BLS instructor and American Red Cross CPR for the Professional Rescuer instructor.
Dr. Pierce’s professional affiliations include membership in Eta Sigma Gamma: National Professional Health Education Honorary, American Public Health Association, Wayne State University Alumni Association, Michigan League of Nurses, and Chi Eta Phi Sorority, Incorporated: Registered Nursing Sorority.
Dr. Pierce’s professional and teaching interests include cultural competence in healthcare as well as health education and promotion. When asked about her teaching philosophy, she enthusiastically states “As educators, to meet the needs of an ever-changing diverse student population, we must continuously find new ways to incorporate real life examples and applications into lesson plans. Educators must create an adventure for learning that will allow the student to become so involved with learning that the mind shifts from the challenge of learning to the appreciation of learning.”