Bobbe Ann Gray
2001 PhD Nursing Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH
1982 MSN Maternity Nursing Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH
1977 BSN Nursing St. John–Ursuline College, Cleveland, OH
I have taught a great variety of courses over the years on both the undergraduate and graduate level. My area of expertise is maternity and family nursing and I have taught our courses on maternity nursing, family nursing, nursing research, nursing theory, as well as advance practice nursing roles and leadership.
My main area of interest is women's perception of their health and how that impacts their health seeking behaviors. In addition, I am interested in job burnout, balancing work and family responsiblities, family dynamics issues, as well as theoretical modeling.
I have served on an extensive range of College and University Committees over the years.
Book Chapters / Sections:
Gray, B. A. (2018). Childbirth education. In: J. Fitzpatrick & M. Wallace, Encyclopedia of Nursing Research (4nd Ed.). New York: Springer. (N)
Gray, B. A. (2011). Childbirth education. In: J. Fitzpatrick & M. Wallace, Encyclopedia of Nursing Research (3nd Ed.). New York: Springer. (N)
Gray, B. A. (2010). Patricia Benner and Expert Nursing Practice. In: J. George, Nursing Theories (6th Ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall. (N)
Gray, B. A. (2005). Childbirth education. In: J. Fitzpatrick & M. Wallace, Encyclopedia of Nursing Research (2nd Ed.), pp. 71-73. New York: Springer. (N)
Gray, B. A. (2003). Book review of: Family Nursing by S. Denham. Journal of Family Nursing, 9, 486-487. (N)
Eustace, R., Curry, D. M., Gray, B. A., & Phillips, R. (2015). The meaning of family nursing intervention: What do acute care nurses think? Research and Theory for Nursing Practice, 29(2), 125-142.
Gray, B. A. & Holland, C. (2014). Implications of psychoactive bath salts use during pregnancy. Nursing for Women’s Health, 18(3), 220-230.
Gray, B. A. (2006). A ticking uterus. What nurses needs to know about preterm labor. AWHONN Lifelines. 10, 380-389.
Lintner, N. & Gray, B. A.(2006). Childbearing & depression. What nurses need to know. AWHONN Lifelines, 10, 50-57.
Gray, B. A. (2006). Women’s self-rated pregnancy risk and prenatal hospitalization history. Western Journal of Nursing Research, 28, 216-229.
Gray, B. A. (2006). Response by Gray. Western Journal of Nursing Research, 28, 232-233.
Gray, B. A. (2003). Analysis of multiple respondent data. Journal of Family Nursing, 9, 345-352.
Abstracts Published in Proceedings:
Gray, B. A. & Stalter, A. M. (2016). Work-life Health in Nursing Education: Impact on Health, Student Learning, Organizational Effectiveness, and Intent to Stay. (Poster Presentation), 40th Annual MNRS Conference, March 17-20, 2016 in Milwalkee, WI.
Eustace, R.; Curry, D. M. & Gray, B. A. (2012). A US-Based Study on Nurses’ Perceptions of Family Nursing Practice. Proceedings of the 36th Annual MNRS Research Conference, Dearborn, MI.
Gray, B. A., Curry, D. M. & Haycock-Stuart, E. (2008). Use of international Internet discussion boards to promote global health nursing education. Proceedings of the 32nd MNRS Annual Convention, Indianapolis, IN.
Smith, S. & Gray, B. A. (2008). A descriptive study of parenting styles, parental feeding behaviors, and BMI in school-aged children and adolescents. Proceedings of the 32nd MNRS Annual Convention, Indianapolis, IN.
Haycock-Stuart, E., Gray, B. A., & Curry. D. M. (2008). Use of international Internet discussion boards to promote global health nursing education. Proceedings of the7th European Conference on E-Learning. Cyprus, Greece.
Gray, B. A. (2005). “Comparison of Psychological Distress and Well-being among high and low-risk expectant women and nonpregnant women of childbearing age. Poster presentation in the Proceedings for the 29th Midwestern Nursing Research Society Annual Convention, Cincinnati, OH.
Gray, B. A. & Gibbons, C. (2004). Appalachian families and postpartum depression: Evaluation of web-based information. In the Proceedings of the 28th Annual MNRS Conference in St. Louis, MO.
Gray, B. A. (2003). A structural equation model of the effect of expectant mother’s appraisal of their pregnancy risk on maternal-fetal attachment. In the Proceedings for the 14th International Nursing Research Congress of Sigma Theta Tau International.
Gray, B. A. (2002). Effects of women’s subjective appraisal of their pregnancy risk on emotions and maternal-fetal/infant attachment. (Poster presentation). In the Proceedings for the 10th Biennial National Children’s Assessment Strategies Team (NCAST) Institute.
Gray, B. A. (2002). Effects of uncertainty and personal control on women’s appraisal of pregnancy risk. (Poster presentation) In the Proceedings of the 26th Annual MNRS Conference in 2002.
Gray, B. A. (2002). Management of multiple respondent data. (Paper presentation) In the Proceedings for the 26th Annual MNRS Conference in 2002.
Curry, D. M. & Gray, B. A. (2000). Using an interactive CD-ROM to teach family assessment. (Poster presentation) In: Millennium milestones: Looking back, moving forward. 2000 Program Book, 24th Annual Research Conference, Midwest Nursing Research Society.
Gray, B. A. (2001). Women’s subjective appraisal of pregnancy risk and the effects of uncertainty, perceived control, coping, and emotions on maternal attachment. Dissertation Abstracts International, 62(11), 5033B.
Excellence in Writing Award (2015), Nursing and Women’s Health, the professional journal for the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetrics, and Neonatal Nursing
Multiple Teaching Excellence Awards, WSU, College of Nursing and Health
Chapter Service Award (2004), Sigma Theta Tau International, Zeta Phi Chapter
Phi Beta Gamma Honor Society of International Scholars (2002), Gamma Delta Chapter
Sigma Theta Tau International (1981), Alpha Mu Chapter