Associate Professor and Assistant Dean of Academic Integration and Evaluation of Community Programs
Division of Graduate Nursing
Doctor of Nursing Practice Department
Bellet Building, Rm. 527
Roberta Waite, EdD, APRN, CNS-BC, FAAN is a tenured Associate Professor and serves as the Assistant Dean of Academic Integration and Evaluation of Community Programs. She is a graduate of Widener University (BSN) and the University of Pennsylvania (MSN). She also earned a Doctorate in Higher Education Administration-Leadership from Widener University and completed a 2-year post-doctoral research fellowship (T32) at the Center for Health Disparities Research at the University of Pennsylvania. Furthermore, Dr. Waite is a Macy Faculty Scholar Alumni, The Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation.
Her clinical scholarly work looks at social determinants of health using a life course development perspective, examining depression, adult ADHD, and psychological trauma and adversity, among ethnic minority populations. Her research aims to support development of prevention and early intervention measures. Dr. Waite’s educational research focuses on leadership development of students in the health professions while concurrently fostering critical consciousness using a social justice lens.
She has served as a Board of Director for the International Society for Psychiatric Mental Health Nurses Foundation Board, Mental Health America of Southeastern PA, Southeastern Pennsylvania Area Black Nurses Association, National Attention Deficit Disorder Association, and the Black Women’s Health Alliance. Currently, Dr. Waite serves as a Board of Director for Corporate CHE Trinity Health which serves people in 21 stateswith 82 hospitals; 89 continuing care facilities, home health, and hospice programs. She is also on the editorial board for Perspectives in Psychiatric Care, Journal of Nursing Education and Practice, Nursing Education Today, and Nursing Education Perspectives.