Barbara St. Pierre Schneider
Barbara St. Pierre Schneider serves on university and national committees and is the first School of Nursing faculty member to be inducted into the Western Academy of Nurses, a regional organization honoring nurse researchers and educators in the western states.
Schneider’s program of research is focused on the white blood cell response to skeletal muscle injury. This program has recently become integrated within the U.S. military’s national security plan to potentially aid thousands of wounded or health-stricken military personnel air evacuated annually. Overall, Schneider has received $2.3 million in research intramural and extramural funding is the first School of Nursing faculty member to be awarded funding at this level. Through her career she has published more than 80 research papers and abstracts.
She teaches two graduate seminar courses and mentors undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in nursing and other disciplines. She is a recipient of teaching and curriculum grants and has published and presented on the methodological quality of nursing education research.
From July 2006 to April 2012, Schneider served as the first School of Nursing Associate Dean for Research. In that role she built the Office of Research Support that provides research support services to nursing and allied health faculty and administered more than $6 million in funding.