Dr. Quinlan Colleen was born in St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada. She received her undergraduate nursing degree from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario. Her early nursing career began as a staff nurse at The Hospital For Sick Children in Toronto, Ontario. After the birth of my first child, She changed her nursing focus and worked as a labor and delivery nurse at a large, teaching hospital, Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto, Ontario and later at a community hospital, St. Catharines General Hospital in St. Catharines, Ontario. After a decade working as a bedside labor and delivery nurse and lactation consultant, she returned to school and earned a Master of Science degree from SUNY, Buffalo, NY and became nationally certified as a Women’s Health Care Nurse Practitioner. During this time I moved with my family toToledo, Ohio and became a US citizen in 2006.
She worked as a nurse practitioner in a private OBGYN practice for another decade before returning to school to earn a PhD in Higher Education Administration. She joined the faculty at the University of Toledo in 2007 and earned tenure in 2014. Inaddition to my faculty role, She continue to practice as a certified nurse practitioner in an urban community health care clinic providing reproductive health care to both women and men.
Research Interests: Her academic research interests are in the area of women and leadership in higher education and clinically in the area of reproductive health care