Bertha Davis, PhD / RN / FAAN
Chair of the Selection Committee, Frances L. Moore Nursing Scholarship

Dr. Bertha L. Davis is the Professor of Nursing and Director of the Hampton-Penn Center of Reduce Health Disparities at the Hampton University School of Nursing. She has taught at Hampton University since 1984. She received her Bachelor's of Science in Nursing from Tuskegee University, a Master of Science from the University of Maryland, a Master of Education from Coppin State College and a Ph.D. from Washington State University. Dr. Davis has also served as Dean of the Hampton University School of Nursing and chairperson of the Graduate Nursing Department. In 2001, she was a recipient of the Hampton University Edward L. Hamm, Sr. Distinguished Teaching Award and was selected as the recipient of the 2003 BC Powders Excellence in Teaching Award.
Dr. Davis who is an active member of Gamma Upsilon Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority was recently inducted as a fellow into the Academy of Nursing Education during the National League for Nursing’s 2007 Annual Education Summit held in Phoenix, AZ.
She has published collaborative works in the Online Journal of Health Ethics and the National Black Nurses Association and featured on Minority Nurses.Com. Dr. Davis has successfully served her academic community in several rewarding positions most notable are as Project Director for the Nursing Workforce Diversity Program (NWDP) which is a principal Health and Resources Services Administration (HRSA) Division of Nursing mechanism for improving the racial and ethnic diversity of the basic nursing workforce, essential to meeting the increasing needs of the population for culturally sensitive and appropriate health care; Assistant Dean for Research, Linking Academic Scholars to Educational Resources (LASER) Program aimed at determining the extent to which colleges and universities provide equal opportunities to eligible disabled students from urban and poverty areas.
Dr. Davis is married and has one son. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Nursing and a retired Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Army Reserve Nurse Corps.

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