Assistant Dean for Clinical Affairs and Partnerships and Professor
Dr. Maria R. Shirey is the new Professor and Assistant Dean for Clinical Affairs and Partnerships at the UAB School of Nursing. A nurse executive and renowned scholar with over 30 years experience in health care, Dr. Shirey is a champion for healthy work environments that enhance the ability of health care professionals to provide safe, quality patient care while personally and professionally thriving. Her research focuses on the nurse manager role, and her work in explicating the relationship between authentic leadership and the practice environment of nurses is considered a seminal contribution to nursing literature. Dr. Shirey is a prolific author and editor, as well as a national and international speaker on evidence-based leadership and management practice. A Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing and the American College of Healthcare Executives, Dr. Shirey is active in many professional organizations, including the American Organization of Nurse Executives, Sigma Theta Tau International, the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN), and the American College of Healthcare Executives.