Adjunct Professor


Dr. Fowler is a Senior Fellow and Professor of Ethics, Spirituality and Faith Integration at Azusa Pacific University, Azusa, CA.  She is also an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church, and holds the honorific “Code Scholar” for her seminal and ongoing work on the Code of Ethics for Nurses (American Nurses Association). She is recognized as one of nursing’s leading Ethicists, having worked as a Fellow in Medical Ethics at Harvard University (1978) and as a Kellogg Fellow (1989-92).  A prolific writer and speaker, Dr. Fowler has written 10 books including the award-winning Ethics at the Bedside, along with hundreds of articles and book chapters.  She has also given over 1,100 invited keynotes and plenary presentations.

Dr. Fowler has been a longtime friend of TWU Nursing.  She has been an invited speaker on numerous occasions, both as a keynote for each of the Faith and Nursing Symposia, and as a visiting scholar providing professional development for nursing faculty on faith integration.  In addition, she provided intellectual and moral support for the development of the MSN program.  She was the lead editor on a book that 5 TWU nursing faculty contributed chapters to:  Fowler, Reimer-Kirkham, Sawatzky & Johnston Taylor (2011) Religion, Religious Ethics, and Nursing (Springer).

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