Harding receives Doctor of

Philosophy degree

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. -- Mariann Harding of Newcomerstown, Ohio, received a Doctor of Philosophy degree (Ph.D.) in Nursing, focusing on research and education, from West Virginia University in Morgantown.

At WVU, she was named the "Outstanding PhD Student" awarded for leadership and academic excellence. She was also named a national "Rising Star of Scholarship and Research" and will represent WVU at the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) Convention in November.

Dr. Harding is an associate professor at Kent State University at Tuscarawas, where she teaches in the associate and bachelor's degree nursing programs and beginning in June, will coordinate the Service-Learning Program. She serves on a number of university committees and is Kent State University's ambassador to the National League for Nursing.

Dr. Harding is a co-author of "Winningham's Critical Thinking Cases in Nursing" and an author in "Medical-Surgical Nursing: Assessment and Management of Clinical Problems." She speaks frequently throughout the US and has had numerous articles published on her research interests, which include providing care to persons undergoing testing for cancer and those in survivorship and educational practices that promote student success.

Dr. Harding holds certification as a nurse educator and is a member of Sigma Theta Tau, the Midwest Nurses' Research Society, National League for Nursing, and Oncology Nurses' Society. She is a member of the editorial board for several peer-reviewed journals, including Oncology Nursing Forum, Nursing Education Perspectives, and CIN: Computers, Informatics and Nursing.

She resides with her husband, Jeff, and daughters, Kate and Sarah Montgomery. She is the daughter of Michael and Mary Mayhew, also of Newcomerstown, Ohio.