Annette G. Greer, PhD, MSN, RN

Associate Professor

Dr. Greer is Associate Professor, Department of Bioethics and Interdisciplinary Studies. Dr. Greer has been involved in interdisciplinary education since 1995 and has published national research in this area. Dr. Greer and Dr. Clay, co-developed the Interprofessional Education Assessment and Planning Instrument for Academic Institutions distributed by the Association for Prevention Teaching and Research, Canada (CHIC), and the National Center for Interprofessional Education (NEXUS). Dr. Greer taught Interdisciplinary Rural Health courses primarily in online environments (2005-2016), has taught public health and adult education, and collaborated with faculty from the College of Human Ecology to teach an Honors Seminar that combines art and health (2008-2016). Dr. Greer’s teaching focus is Research Ethics, Social Determinants of Health, Spirituality in Medicine, and End of Life Care.

Along with her advanced degrees in nursing (ECU), Dr. Greer has associate degrees in Agriculture Science and Agricultural Business (LCC). Dr. Greer has post-doctoral certificates in Global Health (UNC-CH) and in Health Care Ethics (Creighton University). She served on the NIH/NCI National Advisory Board of the Agricultural Health Study for 10 years representing spouses. She was on the steering committee to create and serves as research faculty for the North Carolina Agromedicine Institute. Dr. Greer recently completed a Faculty Development Fellowship in Interprofessional Geriatrics. She has published on interdisciplinary education, service-learning, and distance education pedagogy in allied health and nursing journals. Dr. Greer’s dissertation research in learner-centered pedagogy has been published internationally in journal articles, a book chapter, and a recent book release.

Research Interests

  • Rural human-environmental bioethics and ethics of community-campus partnerships for service and research
  • Rural health and social determinants of health for adolescent, adult, and geriatric populations, including palliative and hospice care
  • Social justice in interprofessional care for population health