Professor Emeritus

Dr. Whitney's focus on redesigning the affiliation of men in nursing and his research on the professional self-concepts of students have helped shape the field.

Professor Whitney was nominated for the University of Vermont's prestigious Kroepsch-Maurice Excellence in Teaching Award in 1999, 2009 and 2010. His passion for teaching and for nursing are exemplified in his daily interactions with students and in the clinical setting. Dr. Whitney is a Staff Nurse III at the University of Vermont Medical Center on the General Surgical Unit, and served as staff development coordinator for the hospital from 1988-1990. Professor Whitney is a member of the American Assembly of Men in Nursing and previously served on the Vermont State Nurses’ Association Board of Directors.


Whitney, S.L. (2004). "Don't You Wish You Had Blonde Hair". Qualitative Inquiry. 10(5), 788-793.

Whitney, S.L., Maltby, H.J & Carr, J.M. (2004). "This Food May Contain...What Every Nurse Should Know About Genetically Engineered Foods." Nursing Outlook (accepted for publication April 2005).

Selected Presentations

Annual Conference: American Assembly of Men in Nursing: "Redesigning Affiliation for Men in Nursing," December 2004.

RN In-service Education: "Wound Care Update," Essex/Orleans County Visiting Nurses Association, May 2004.

LNA Professional Education Series, 2003-04. "Skin Care-Preventing, Identifying, Reporting and Early Management of Pressure Ulcers," AHEC: Northeastern Vermont Area Health Education Center. May 2004.

New Graduate Orientation "Blood Product Administration," FAHC August 2003.

Staff Development: Baird 6. "ABGs Made Simple," "Care of the Client with a Thermal Injury," FAHC, April 2003.

New Graduate Orientation. "Care of the Client with a Thermal Injury," FAHC, October 1998, January 1999.

Curriculum Coordinator: Burlington/Yaroslavl, Russian Nursing Education Exchange Program. "Identification & Early Nursing Interventions of Medical-Surgical Phenomenon," Yaroslavl, Russia, May 1993, May 1994, May 1995, and May 1996.

Awards and Recognition

  • The Class of 2006 Recognition Award, University of Vermont
  • The Class of 2002 Recognition Award, University of Vermont
  • Nominated for the Kroepsch-Maurice Excellence in Teaching Award, University of Vermont, 1999, 2009 and 2010

Associations and Affiliations

  • American Assembly of Men in Nursing, 2004 - present
  • Vermont State Nurses' Association, 1988 - 1992 and 2001 - 2004
Stuart L. Whitney, Ed.D., RN

Areas of Expertise and/or Research

Clinical practice, curricular/nursing education, educational leadership and policy


  • Ed.D., Educational Leadership; University of Vermont
  • M.S., Nursing Education; University of Arizona
  • B.S., St. Joseph's College


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Office Location:

220 Rowell Building