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Joanne C Langan, Ph.D., RN, C.N.E.

Associate Professor

Courses Taught

Disaster Preparedness, Curriculum Development


  • B.S., Education, Quincy University
  • B.S.N., Nursing, University of Southern Mississippi
  • M.S.N., Nursing Administration, George Mason University
  • Ph.D., Nursing Administration, George Mason University
  • Nursing Education Certificate, George Mason University
  • Certified Nurse Educator, National League for Nursing

Research Interests

Dr. Langan clinical expertise is in Adult Medical/Surgical and Community-based nursing. Her research and interests involve disaster preparedness.

Publications and Media Placements

  • Palmer, J. L., Langan, J., Krampe, J., Krieger, M. M., Lorenz, R. A., Schneider, J., Smith, J. M., Lach, H. W. (2014). A model of risk reduction for older adults vulnerable to nursing home placement.  Research and Theory for Nursing Practice, 28(2), 162-192.
  • Langan, J. C. & Christopher, K. (2012). Factors influencing the decision to evacuate or shelter in place: Follow-up of Hurricane Katrina. Journal of Emergency Management, (10), 3, 185-195.
  • Langan, J. C. & Palmer, J. (2012). Listening to and learning from older adult Hurricane Katrina survivors. Public Health Nursing, (29) 2, 126-135.
  • Langan, J. C. (2010) Giving through Teaching: How Nurse Educators are Changing the World "Post 9-11: Turning Tragedy into Triumph through Classroom and On-Line Disaster Preparedness Nursing Education," NLN: Publisher
  • Cacchione, P., Langan, J.C., Culp, K.R., & Willoughby, L. (September, 2011). Disaster strikes! Long-term care resident outcomes following a natural disaster. Journal of Gerontological Nursing.

Honors and Awards

  • P.I. HRSA Scholarships for Disadvantaged Students, 2016-2020 ($2.1 million)

Professional Organizations and Associations

  • American Nurses Association
  • Association of Community Health Nursing Educators
  • Midwest Nursing Research Society
  • Missouri Nurses Association
  • National League for Nursing
  • Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society
  • Sigma Theta Tau International