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Beverly Taheri-Kennedy

UW Nursing Interim Dean from 1980-1981

Beverly Taheri-Kennedy, Interim Dean of the UWYO School of Nursing from 1980-1981

Beverly Taheri-Kennedy, PhD, RN, was recruited to the School of Nursing in 1979 to provide leadership in development, implementation and maintenance of a new graduate program in rural health nursing. Her preparation for this position was a diploma in nursing from Roger Williams General Hospital School of Nursing, a BSN from Case-Western Reserve University, a MA in Sociology from Case-Western, and a PhD in Rural Sociology from Pennsylvania State University.

The majority of Kennedy's time was spent in teaching at the graduate level and in research related to health and health care in rural cultures. Kennedy spent time as a visiting assistant professor in Iran and in Jordan prior to coming to the university, and her interest in international nursing continued throughout her tenure at the University of Wyoming School of Nursing.

Taheri-Kennedy was chair of the faculty senate 1989-90 and was known on campus for her interest in interdisciplinary program development. She served on the graduate faculty of the School of Nursing with a focus in community health and health promotion.

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