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Maureen Gonzales

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Maureen Sullivan Gonzales


Assistant Clinical Professor

Undergraduate Nursing

Maureen Sullivan Gonzales is an assistant clinical professor in the College of Nursing and Health Professions. She is a certified women’s health nurse practitioner, who practiced primarily in the area of high-risk obstetrics. Gonzales has many years of experience in all areas of women’s health, from gynecologic oncology to obstetrics. She has served in many nursing roles including as a labor and delivery nurse, nurse practitioner, postpartum nurse practitioner and childbirth instructor. Presently, she is the course chair of Reproductive Health Across the Lifespan, which includes the women’s health undergraduate content. Prior to joining the faculty full time, Gonzales taught various labs and women’s health clinicals as an adjunct professor. She also taught as an adjunct professor at the University of Pennsylvania. She serves as a member in the Robert Wood Johnson mentoring program, The Board of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and is a Drexel Nursing Faculty Global Health Equity Scholar. Gonzales has presented at conferences on creating an inclusive classroom and the importance of diversity in the nursing profession. She is presently a doctoral student at Widener University, pursuing a PhD in Nursing Education.

Academic Distinctions

Drexel University STAR TEACHERS: Fall 2013 - Nominated by the University for Excellence in and outside of the classroom

2015 - Daisy Foundation Nominee

2014, 2015, 2016 - Dragon Award - Excellence in Teaching: Awarded by the College of Nursing for overall yearly excellent student evaluations.

Professional Society

National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women’s Health (NPWH)
Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWOHNN)
National League of Nursing (NLN)
Transcultural Nursing Society

Research Interests

Areas of research include: Diversity, inclusivity and gender bias in nursing education.


High risk obstetrics

Widener University, Chester, PA
Currently enrolled PhD Nursing Education (completion 2022)

University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Master of Science, Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner
Graduated 1995

University of Scranton, Scranton, PA
Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Graduated 1990