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About Susan Speraw, PhD, RN

I am an Associate Professor in the College of Nursing at The University of Tennessee in Knoxville; coordinator of the Homeland Security Nursing (Global Disaster Nursing) Graduate Programs; and hold degrees in both Nursing and Clinical Psychology. Specialties in disability and disaster make for an exceptional experiential base, and lend themselves to a unique research focus. Current research projects include a phenomenological study of the experience of persons with disabilities who responded as rescuers in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina; a phenomenological examination of social media messages sent by survivors and responders following the 2010 Haiti earthquake; and an oral history of health providers who have spent their entire careers caring for survivors of the atomic bombing during World War II.


Present Associate Professor, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Present College of Nursing, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

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The University of Tennessee
College of Nursing
1200 Volunteer Blvd.
Knoxville, TN
(865) 974-7586