Cassy Abbott Eng, Ph.D., RN, CNE, LNC - The University of Tulsa
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Cassy Abbott Eng, Ph.D., RN, CNE, LNC

Oxley College of Health and Natural Sciences Associate Dean for Academic and Student Affairs

Interim Director of Nursing

Inaugural Director of Online Programs

Associate Dean of Academic and Student Affairs

About

Cassy Abbott Eng, Ph.D., serves as the Associate Dean of Academic and Student Affairs. In this role, she strives to maintain excellence among the rigorous health and natural science programs while supporting student success. Eng is committed to supporting motivated students through professional mapping and mentoring as they navigate their unique journey within health and natural sciences.

Upon being named director of online programs, Cassy began overseeing program development, the creation of rich and engaging curriculum, methodical execution of both didactic and clinical based programming as well as the intricate and thorough assessment/evaluation of the robust Online Division. In this role, Cassy Abbott Eng strives to ensure the excellent reputation of the TU campus-based program is reflected in the online arena with impeccable detail and distinction.

Awards and Honors

  • Chapman Award Recipient
  • Excellence in Mentoring and Advising Award Recipient
  • American Nurses Association – Advocacy Institute (ANA-AI) 2023-2024
  • Oklahoma Nurses Association – President Elect 2022-2024
  • Oklahoma Nurses Association – Political Activities Director 2019-2021, 2022-2023
  • President Sigma Theta Tau – Zeta Delta at Large – 2020-2022

Education

  • Ph.D., The University of Northern Colorado
    • Dissertation: “Innovative Teaching Strategies: The Retention of Health and Wellness Concepts and Impacts on Lifestyle Habits When a Children’s Fable is Utilized to Educate School Age Children and Their Caregivers”
  • MSN, The University of Northern Colorado
  • BSN, Marymount University

Research interests and areas of expertise

  • Online education and innovation
  • Student recruiting/retention
  • Professional mapping/mentorship
  • Culture of healthcare and higher education
  • Pediatrics and personhood
  • Legal and ethical consideration of healthcare and higher education
  • Patient/nurse and student/faculty interactions
  • Personhood pediatric health and wellness literature innovative strategies for highly impactful campus based and online nursing programs