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Outstanding Faculty Service Award 2009-2010
Barbara J. Kruger

Barbara J. Kruger
School of Nursing

Barbara J. Kruger is an Associate Professor in the School of Nursing, Brooks College of Health and teaches community-public health nursing. She received a Masters in Nursing from Boston College, a Masters of Public Health from the University of South Florida and PhD from the University of Florida. She has received meritorious service awards from the Brooks College of Health, Jacksonville Commission on Services for Children with Special Needs, and the Florida Association of Public Health Nurses. Barbara was recognized as one of the Great 100 Nurses of Florida in 2009. She has also received awards for teaching and research.

In the School of Nursing she chairs the Community-based Transformational Learning Team, Multidisciplinary Flagship Evaluation Team, and Evaluation Committee. She has served as a member of five Brooks College of Health committees. At the University level she has served on committees related to transformational learning including chairing a TLO grant committee, and member of search committees for the Center for Community-based Transformational Learning, and a service-learning strategic planning group. She has served on Faculty Association Adjunct Affairs, Strategic Planning, and now serves on Faculty Affairs Committee. Barbara maintains memberships in 10 professional organizations reflecting her commitment to nursing, public health, and interdisciplinary practice and research. She has chaired numerous committees in these organizations at state and national levels. Her local and state community service, as a board director, chair of special projects, and member of task forces, is related to advancing systems of health care for children with special health care needs through community participatory strategies. Barbara’s community service is an avenue through which she has engaged with the community in research studies and facilitated over 40 undergraduate student service-learning projects – iteratively linking service, scholarship, and teaching.