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About Marlene Beck

Dr. Beck is the Associate Dean for Online Programs at Sacred Heart University. She earned her BSN from Western Connecticut State University, her MSN from Sacred Heart University and her DNP from Case Western Reserve University. Her expansive teaching career includes over 25 years in academia. Her professional and research interests include nursing education, best practices for online education, leadership and management, incivility in nursing education, professionalism, mentoring, retention, remediation and curriculum development and evaluation. At SHU she primarily teaches classes in the specialization tracks of nursing education and nursing leadership. Dr. Beck has completed and received certification from the Online Learning Consortium (Sloan - C) in advanced online education and has her certification is a Certified Nurse Educator (CNE). She has given presentations on her topics of interest for several groups, including the Connecticut Chapter of the National Association of Hispanic Nurses and the Drexel University Nurse Educator Conference.

Degrees: DNP, Case Western Reserve University, 2010; MSN, Sacred Heart University, 1999; BSN, Western Connecticut State University, 1979.


June 2017 Clinical Assistant Professor of Nursing and Associate Dean Online Programs, Sacred Heart University College of Nursing
July 2017 Adjunct Faculty Member, Sacred Heart University College of Nursing


Honors and Awards

  • Member Digital Learning Advisory Committee, Office of Digital Learning @ SHU


  • Nursing Education
  • Nursing Leadership

Contact Information

School of Nursing