Ph.D. - University of Michigan
M.S.N. - Wayne State University
B.S.N. - University of Michigan
Global health care issues
Teaching in health care systems: instructional strategies and skills; curriculum development and evaluation; teaching practicum (graduate)
Nursing education (doctoral)
Dr. Beard has been teaching at EMU since 1976. She has received awards for teaching and was a senior Fulbright scholar in Malawi. She has served as a teacher, consultant, and researcher in multiple countries including: England, China, Botswana, Sweden, and Bangladesh. For many years, her research involved issues related to HIV/AIDS and, most recently, on orphan care in Malawi. Currently, her research is focused on questions about nursing faculty – both tenure track and adjunct.