Dr. Charlotte Mackey joined the Department of Nursing in 1998. She has previously taught nursing students in both diploma and associate degree programs. She presently is Interim Assistant Dean for the College of Health Sciences. Her clinical background is in Critical Care, primarily cardiac and burn nursing. She is a member of American Assn. of Critical Care Nurses and the Southeastern PA Chapter of AACN, Sigma Theta Tau and American Nurses Association. She serves on the Board for the Neighborhood Health Agencies in West Chester. She recently defended her dissertation The Utilization of Adult Learning Principles among Faculty Teaching RNs Returning for their Baccalaureate Degree.