The Dean's Lecture Series is an annual lecture series provided by the University of Maryland School of Nursing. Featuring The Ann Ottney Cain Lecture in Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing, The Commander Lura Jane Emery Lecture, The Virginia Lee Franklin Lecture, and The Millicent Geare Edmunds Lecture.

Recent Submissions

  • Millicent Geare Edmunds Lecture 2020-2021

    Ogbolu, Yolanda; Garcia, Jonathan; Hemminger, Sarah (2020)
    The Millicent Geare Edmunds Fund was established January 6, 1964 by a bequest from Millicent Geare Edmunds, “to be expended for any purpose which will add to the comfort, morale, or education of the student classes and the faculty.” Ms. Edmunds was one of 12 students in the 1905 graduating class of what was then known as the Training School, University of Maryland. She served as the president of the School’s Alumni Association from 1920–1921 and on the General Committee of the 200th anniversary celebration of the City of Baltimore.
  • Millicent Geare Edmunds Lecture 2017-2018

    Wen, Leana S.; Phelan, Mary T. (2017)
    The Millicent Geare Edmunds Fund was established January 6, 1964 by a bequest from Millicent Geare Edmunds, “to be expended for any purpose which will add to the comfort, morale, or education of the student classes and the faculty.” Ms. Edmunds was one of 12 students in the 1905 graduating class of what was then known as the Training School, University of Maryland. She served as the president of the School’s Alumni Association from 1920–1921 and on the General Committee of the 200th anniversary celebration of the City of Baltimore.
  • The Ann Ottney Cain Lecture in Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing 2022-2023

    Melnyk, Bernadette Mazurek (2023)
    Dr. Ann Ottney Cain (1934 - 2020), professor emerita at the University of Maryland School of Nursing, was a leader in psychiatric mental health nursing, specifically in family systems therapy. Her tenure at UMSON spanned more than three decades. Dr. Cain ultimately served as associate dean for graduate studies and research at UMSON. When she retired from the School of Nursing in 1994 after serving for 30 years on the faculty, her colleagues and students came together to create the Ann Ottney Cain Endowed Lecture in Psychiatric Nursing.
  • The Ann Ottney Cain Lecture in Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing 2021-2022

    Davidson, Judy (2022)
    Dr. Ann Ottney Cain (1934 - 2020), professor emerita at the University of Maryland School of Nursing, was a leader in psychiatric mental health nursing, specifically in family systems therapy. Her tenure at UMSON spanned more than three decades. Dr. Cain ultimately served as associate dean for graduate studies and research at UMSON. When she retired from the School of Nursing in 1994 after serving for 30 years on the faculty, her colleagues and students came together to create the Ann Ottney Cain Endowed Lecture in Psychiatric Nursing.
  • The Ann Ottney Cain Lecture in Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing 2020-2021

    Burgess, Ann Wolbert (2020)
    Dr. Ann Ottney Cain (1934 - 2020), professor emerita at the University of Maryland School of Nursing, was a leader in psychiatric mental health nursing, specifically in family systems therapy. Her tenure at UMSON spanned more than three decades. Dr. Cain ultimately served as associate dean for graduate studies and research at UMSON. When she retired from the School of Nursing in 1994 after serving for 30 years on the faculty, her colleagues and students came together to create the Ann Ottney Cain Endowed Lecture in Psychiatric Nursing.
  • The Virginia Lee Franklin Lecture 2022-2023

    Richmond, Therese S. (2022)
    D. Murray and Katherine Franklin created this endowed lecture in honor of their daughter Virginia Lee Franklin, BSN '54, for the purpose of continuing her lifetime commitment to the education of registered nurses at both the graduate and undergraduate levels.
  • Virginia Lee Franklin Lecture 2021-2022

    Buerhaus, Peter I. (2021)
    D. Murray and Katherine Franklin created this endowed lecture in honor of their daughter Virginia Lee Franklin, BSN '54, for the purpose of continuing her lifetime commitment to the education of registered nurses at both the graduate and undergraduate levels.
  • The Ann Ottney Cain Lecture in Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing 2019

    Raynor, Phyllis (2019)
    Dr. Ann Ottney Cain (1934 - 2020), professor emerita at the University of Maryland School of Nursing, was a leader in psychiatric mental health nursing, specifically in family systems therapy. Her tenure at UMSON spanned more than three decades. Dr. Cain ultimately served as associate dean for graduate studies and research at UMSON. When she retired from the School of Nursing in 1994 after serving for 30 years on the faculty, her colleagues and students came together to create the Ann Ottney Cain Endowed Lecture in Psychiatric Nursing.
  • The Commander Lura Jane Emery Lecture 2018-2019

    Liberto, Joseph G. (2019)
    During her academic career at the School of Nursing in the late 1970’s, CMDR Lura Jane Emery, MS ’79, recognized a need for nurses with advanced education. This eventually led her to create the Lura Jane Emery Nursing seminars endowed fund.
  • The Virginia Lee Franklin Lecture 2019-2020

    Sinclair, Michael M.; Norman, Richard (2019)
    D. Murray and Katherine Franklin created this endowed lecture in honor of their daughter Virginia Lee Franklin, BSN '54, for the purpose of continuing her lifetime commitment to the education of registered nurses at both the graduate and undergraduate levels.
  • The Virginia Lee Franklin Lecture 2018-2019

    Colloca, Luana (2018)
    D. Murray and Katherine Franklin created this endowed lecture in honor of their daughter Virginia Lee Franklin, BSN '54, for the purpose of continuing her lifetime commitment to the education of registered nurses at both the graduate and undergraduate levels.
  • The Commander Lura Jane Emery Lecture 2017-2018

    Bester, William T. (2018)
    During her academic career at the School of Nursing in the late 1970’s, CMDR Lura Jane Emery, MS ’79, recognized a need for nurses with advanced education. This eventually led her to create the Lura Jane Emery Nursing seminars endowed fund.
  • The Ann Ottney Cain Lecture in Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing 2017-2018

    Grabbe, Linda L. (2018)
    Dr. Ann Ottney Cain (1934 - 2020), professor emerita at the University of Maryland School of Nursing, was a leader in psychiatric mental health nursing, specifically in family systems therapy. Her tenure at UMSON spanned more than three decades. Dr. Cain ultimately served as associate dean for graduate studies and research at UMSON. When she retired from the School of Nursing in 1994 after serving for 30 years on the faculty, her colleagues and students came together to create the Ann Ottney Cain Endowed Lecture in Psychiatric Nursing.
  • Millicent Geare Edmunds Lecture 2018-2019

    Barron, Birch (2018)
    The Millicent Geare Edmunds Fund was established January 6, 1964 by a bequest from Millicent Geare Edmunds, “to be expended for any purpose which will add to the comfort, morale, or education of the student classes and the faculty.” Ms. Edmunds was one of 12 students in the 1905 graduating class of what was then known as the Training School, University of Maryland. She served as the president of the School’s Alumni Association from 1920–1921 and on the General Committee of the 200th anniversary celebration of the City of Baltimore.
  • Virginia Lee Franklin Lecture 2017-2018

    Bellavance, Emily (2017)
    D. Murray and Katherine Franklin created this endowed lecture in honor of their daughter Virginia Lee Franklin, BSN '54, for the purpose of continuing her lifetime commitment to the education of registered nurses at both the graduate and undergraduate levels.
  • Millicent Geare Edmunds Lecture 2016-2017

    Fahie, Vanessa P. (2017)
    The Millicent Geare Edmunds Fund was established January 6, 1964 by a bequest from Millicent Geare Edmunds, “to be expended for any purpose which will add to the comfort, morale, or education of the student classes and the faculty.” Ms. Edmunds was one of 12 students in the 1905 graduating class of what was then known as the Training School, University of Maryland. She served as the president of the School’s Alumni Association from 1920–1921 and on the General Committee of the 200th anniversary celebration of the City of Baltimore.