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  Ann Marriner Tomey

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Biographical Sketch

Ann Marriner Tomey received her diploma from Mary Lanning Memorial Hospital School of Nursing, her BSN, MSN and PhD from the University of Colorado. She is a management consultant who has held a variety of positions in nursing service and nursing education. She is currently a professor emeriti at Indiana State University.

Dr. Tomey has over 300 publications including over 38 books about the nursing process, leadership and management, and nursing theory some of which are in the eighth edition, have been translated into Dutch, Finnish, German, Italian, Japanese, Spanish, are printed in the Philippines and The United Kingdom, and are circulated around the world; over 55 book chapters; over 70 articles including numerous research reports; over 30 abstracts; and numerous book and media reviews, editorials, and columns. She has given hundreds of presentations at the international, national, regional and local levels.

She was active in numerous professional organizations and has held such offices as chair and vice-chair of the Midwest Alliance in Nursing; president, 1st and 2nd vice president of Indiana State Nurses' Association; president of Alpha Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International; vice chair of Council on Graduate Education for Administration in Nursing; co-chair of the Nursing Administration Research Section of Midwest Nursing Research Society, and she served on and chaired numerous committees. She was also active in community service, service learning, learning communities, and distance education.

Dr. Tomey is a fellow in the American Academy of Nursing, has received the Sigma Theta Tau International Founders Award and the Lambda Sigma Chapter Awards for excellence in education and for research. She has received American Journal of Nursing Book of the Year Awards. She was a distinguished lecturer for Sigma Theta Tau International,a peer mentor for the Learn and Serve America Exchange and a grant reviewer. She has received the Indiana University School of nursing outstanding teaching award, the IUPUI Campus outstanding teaching award, and the IU seven campus system award for outstanding teaching. She received the 1999 President's Medal for Excellence for exemplary faculty performance, the Indiana State University 2000 Theodore Dreiser Distinguished Research and Creativity Award, the 2001 Dedicated Service Award/Mental Health Hero Award from the Mental Health Association, and the 2002-2003 Indiana State University Caleb Mills Distinguished Teaching Award. She was the 2003 ISU nominee for the Brian Douglas Hiltunen Faculty Award for outstanding contribution to the scholarship of engagement and was the 2003-2004 Indiana State University Research Fellow for the Office of Sponsored Programs.She received a Lifetime Achievement for Excellence in Nursing Scholarship from Lambda Sigma Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing in 2006. 

Recent books:
Marriner Tomey, A. (2009). Guide to nursing management and leadership (8th ed.) St. Louis: Mosby.
Marriner Tomey, A. & Alligood, M. R. (2006). Nursing theorists and their work. (6th ed.) St. Louis: Mosby.
Alligood, M. R. & Marriner Tomey, A. (2006). Nursing theory. (3nd ed.) St. Louis: Mosby

Recent Research

 Case Study: Indiana State University Distance Education