Linda Diaconis, PhD, RN

Assistant Professor, OSAH
Address: 445D
Phone Number: 410-706-0650
diaconis@son.umaryland.edu

Education

  • PhD, Education, University of Maryland, College Park, MD, 2001
  • MS, Nursing Service Administration, University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD, 1994
  • BSN, University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD, 1992
  • Diploma in Nursing, Hendrick Memorial Hospital School of Nursing, Abilene, Texas, 1968

Research

  • Diaconis, L.  (2001). Changing Directions: The Lived Experience of Registered Nurses Who Return to College for a Degree in Nursing. Dissertation for a doctoral degree in philosophy, College of Education, University of Maryland, College Park, MD. March 9, 2001.

Publications & Presentations

  • Diaconis, L. K. (2012). In the classroom with baklava: Teaching RN to BSN students as making Greek pastry. Paper presentation at the International Association for Human Caring Conference. Philadelphia, PA. June 1, 2012.
  • Packard, M.T. & Diaconis, L.K. (2012). Walking the Labyrinth. A symposium at the International Association for Human Caring Conference. Philadelphia, PA. June 1, 2012.
  • Packard, M.T. & Diaconis, L. K. (2011). Gifts of the labyrinth: Curriculum evaluation as currere, criticism, and connoisseurship. Paper presentation at the International Association for Human Caring Conference. San Antonio, TX. June 2, 2011.
  • Diaconis, L.K. (2010). The labyrinth: A transformative path for RN-BSN education. International Journal of Human Caring 14(3) 42-47.
  • Diaconis, L.  (2010). Joining a community of scholarship. Presentation at the Induction Ceremony for Mu Eta chapter, Sigma Theta Tau International, April 18, 2010. College of Notre Dame of Maryland, Baltimore, MD.
  • Diaconis, L.  (2009). Joining a community of scholarship. Presentation at the Induction Ceremony for Rho Epsilon chapter, Sigma Theta Tau International, March 20, 2009. Stevenson University, Stevenson, MD.
  • Moran, R., Diaconis, L., DiPasquale, M., & Bodkin, N. (2007). De-distancing Education: Videoconferencing as a medium in RN to BS education. A symposium at Sigma Theta Tau International 39th Biennial Conference, November 4, 2007, Baltimore, MD.
  • Diaconis, L.  (2007). It takes courage to lead. Presentation at Nursing Grand Rounds, Sinai Hospital, May 24, 2007, Baltimore, MD.
  • Diaconis, L., Moran, R., & DiPasquale, M.  (2005). Crossing the Bridge: Creating Harmonious Communities through Interactive Distance Education. A paper presentation at the International Association for Human Caring meeting, June 16, 2005, Kings Beach, CA.
  • Packard, M., Diaconis, L., F. Hultgren, R. Moran, & B. Fowler.  (2003). Friendship in the hermeneutic circle. A panel symposium at the International Association for Human Caring meeting, June 2, 2003, Boulder, CO.
  • Hultgren, F., Moran, R., Diaconis, L., Packard, M., & Ogle, KT.  (2002). Dwelling together through listening: Gathering interpretive insights for nursing education and practice. A panel symposium at the International Association for Human Caring meeting, May 24, 2002, Boston, MA.
  • Diaconis, L., Fowler, B., Moran, R., & Packard, M.  (2002). Phenomenal women being phenomenological. A paper presented at the Sigma Theta Tau International Chesapeake Consortium’s First Annual Research Conference, Catholic University of America, Washington, DC. February 23, 2002.
  • Diaconis, L. (2001). Coming home as a sense of belonging: Dwelling together through listening. A paper presentation at The Society for Phenomenology and the Human Sciences Annual Meeting and Conference, Goucher College, Towson, MD. October 6, 2001. 
  • Diaconis, L.  (2001). Changing Directions: The Lived Experience of Registered Nurses Who Return to College for a Degree in Nursing. Dissertation for a doctoral degree in philosophy, College of Education, University of Maryland, College Park, MD. March 9, 2001. 
  • Diaconis, L.  (2000). Return to lived time. A paper presented at The Society for Phenomenology and the Human Sciences Annual Meeting and Conference, Penn State University. October 6, 2000.
  • Diaconis, L.  (1999). Stories of returning to school: The lived experience of registered nurses’ baccalaureate education. A paper presented at the 1999 EDPA Graduate Research Conference, University of Maryland College Park. November 13, 1999.
  • Neal, M.T., Parks, P.L., Diaconis, L., & Omotosho, S.  (1999). “’I Was Scared…’: Voices of Vulnerable Parents”. Special Populations in the Community: Advances in Reducing Health Disparities (J. Sebastian & A. Busy, Eds.). Gaithersburg, MD: Aspen Publishers.

Primary Teaching Areas

  • NURS 691: Organizational Theories: Application to Health Care Management
  • NURS 525: Leadership in Clinical Nursing Practice
  • NURS 425: Organizational Leadership and Management

Academic & Professional Activities

  • Member, Pi Chapter, Sigma Theta Tau, International Honor Society of Nursing
  • Member, International Association for Human Caring
  • Member, Maryland Nurses’ Association and American Nurses’ Association
  • Board Member of Living Legacy Foundation of Maryland
  • Trained Labyrinth Facilitator (Certification Pending)