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Finalists named for College of Nursing & Professional Disciplines deanship

Open forums will be held Nov. 1 for Margaret Moss, Nov. 7 for Maridee Shogren

Two finalists have been invited to interview for the College of Nursing & Professional Disciplines deanship at the University of North Dakota. The new hire will be the first permanent dean since early 2019, when then-Dean Gayle Roux stepped down.

Open forums are scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 1, and Monday, Nov. 7. The forums will be hosted in the Nursing Building, Room 108, and available to view via Zoom. More information is available on the dean search website.

Margaret Moss, noon to 1 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 1, https://und.zoom.us/j/91426309741
Maridee Shogren, noon to 1 p.m., Monday, Nov. 7, https://und.zoom.us/j/96358915308

The following biographical information was submitted by the candidates:

Dr. Margaret Moss

Dr. Margaret Moss is an enrolled member of the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation in North Dakota. She has equal lineage in a Dakhóta First Nation. She is the first and only American Indian to hold both Nursing and Juris Doctorates. She has been a nurse for 33 years and an academic for 22 years across four universities including the University of Minnesota, Yale University, SUNY Buffalo and currently at the University of British Columbia, where she is a professor in the Faculty of Applied Science, School of Nursing. She was most recently interim associate vice president of Equity & Inclusion at UBC and later returned to be director of the UBC First Nations House of Learning, a strategic leadership position under the provost.

Moss was one of only two Indigenous women named to the inaugural Forbes 50 over 50 Impact List in 2021. She was elected to the American Academy of Nursing’s Board in 2021 and was elected a member of the National Academy of Medicine in 2022. She sits on the Board of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering & Medicine, and is currently part of a NAM study to review Federal Policies that Contribute to Racial and Ethnic Health Inequities. Moss wrote an award-winning text, “American Indian Health and Nursing,” in 2015, followed by “Health Equity and Nursing” in 2020. She co-led the development and launch of the UBC Indigenous Strategic Plan in 2020 with interest and uptake around the world and across Canada.

In other experiences, Moss was a RWJF Health Policy Fellow and staffed the Senate Special Committee on Aging. She was a Fulbright Research Chair at McGill University on Indigenous Life Across the North American Context. She is asked to speak often on Indigenous health, aging, diversity and policy issues with academics, health professionals and other groups nationally and internationally.


Dr. Maridee Shogren

Dr. Maridee Shogren is a clinical professor and currently serves as the interim dean at the University of North Dakota College of Nursing and Professional Disciplines. Shogren is a highly respected educator who has engaged students across the nursing curriculum for 14 years. She is frequently invited to provide guest lectures and content expertise for colleagues in many disciplines, including social work, psychology and medicine. Shogren has served the CNPD as both a program director and department chair and provided leadership within the college and University.

Shogren is also a certified nurse-midwife and certified lactation counselor. She has practiced women’s health, obstetrics and gynecology in a variety of public and private settings, including a federally qualified health care center, where she shares her passion for women’s health and integrated, interprofessional health care with her colleagues and clients.

Shogren has been involved in funded grant work at UND since 2014. She spent three years on a Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration interprofessional Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment training grant. She works with the Region 8: Mountain Plains Addiction Technology Transfer Center and the Mountain Plains Mental Health Technology Transfer Center Network grant teams serving as an interprofessional technical trainer.

Shogren has trained health care professionals across the world. Her areas of expertise include SBIRT, perinatal mental health, substance use disorders and farm stress. In 2020, Shogren became the principal investigator on the Foundation for Opioid Response Efforts grant-funded program, “Don’t Quit the Quit,” where she is working to increase access to care and enhance community support for people in recovery from opioid use disorder. The “Don’t Quit the Quit” program was honored by North Dakota’s governor and first lady with the Phoenix Recovery Champion Award in 2021.