School of Nursing

Cynthia H. Sullivan Kerber

Cynthia H. Sullivan Kerber, PhD, APN, MSN-CS

Post-Doctoral Fellow, College of Nursing, University of Iowa

 

Professional Education

  • Post-Doctorate  Gerontology Nursing, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa
  • Ph.D.  Higher Education Administration with Cognate Spec. in Nursing and Psychology, Illinois State University, Normal, Illinois
  • M.S.  Psychiatric Nursing/Community Mental Health, Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, Illinois
  • B.S.  University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa
  • ADN  Black Hawk College, Moline, Illinois

Professional Positions & Certifications

  • Illinois Wesleyan University, School of Nursing, Bloomington, IL
    Assistant Professor, 2005 to present
    Adjunct Assistant Professor, 2004-2005

  • University of Iowa, College of Nursing, Iowa City, IA
    Post-doctoral Fellow 2003-2005

  • Mennonite College of Nursing at Illinois State University, Normal, IL
    Instructional Assistant Professor 1999-2004

  • Clinical specialist in Adult Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing by the American Nurses Credentialing Center-Renewed through 11/2007

Scholarly Activities

Presentations

  • Kerber, C.H.S. Identifying older adults with gambling problems: Think C.A.S.I.N.O. Poster session presented to Midwest Nursing Research Society, Grand Rapids, MI. 2005

  • Kerber, C.H.S Pathological Gambling, a review of the literature-- who is at risk. Presented pastoral counseling interns, Twin Cities Behavioral Health, Normal, IL 2004, 2005

  • Kerber, C.H.S A review of Axis I and II DSM-IV diagnoses through video clips: Seeing is believing, Presented to pastoral counseling interns, Twin Cities Behavioral Health, Normal, IL 2004, 2005

  • Kerber, C.H.S. Identifying older adults with gambling problems: Think C.A.S.I.N.O.  Poster session presented to The Twenty-seventh Midwestern Conference on Health Care in the Elderly Braley Auditorium, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, Iowa 2005

  • Kerber, C.H.S. Mary Dyck, Ken Culp;  Depression among Nursing Home Residents in Rural Iowa, paper presentation at the Gerontological Society of America, November 19-23, 2004, Washington, DC. 2004

  • Kerber, C.H.S Assessment of Older Adults with Gambling Problems using the CASINO Method, XiPi Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau, Research Day,  College of Nursing, Clayton State University, Morrow, GA. 2004

  • Kerber, C.H.S Seasonal Affective Disorder, a review of recent research, assessment and interventions., Illinois Society for Advanced Practice Nursing, Bloomington, IL. 2004

  • Kerber, C.H.S. Gambling attitudes and behaviors of College Athletes Poster session presented to National Congress on the State of the Science in Nursing Research, Washington, DC 2004

  • Kerber, C.H.S Assessment of Older Adults with Gambling Problems using the CASINO Method, Xi Pi Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau, Research Day, Mennonite College of Nursing, Illinois State University, Normal, IL. 2004

  • Kerber, C.H.S Gambling Problems and Comorbid Psychiatric Illnesses in Older Adults, Presented to the Center on Aging Research and Mentoring Group, College of Medicine, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 2004

  • Kerber, C.H.S Depression in Rural Nursing Homes in Iowa, Presented to the Center on Aging Research and Mentoring Group, College of Medicine, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 2004

  • Kerber, C.H.S Prescription for Health and Happiness.  Presented to the residents of Blair House, Normal, IL, Woodhill Towers, and Lincoln Towers, Bloomington, IL. 2003

  • Kerber, C.H.S How to care for parishioners with psychological disorders:  Seeing is believing. Presented to local ministers organization. Twin Cities Behavioral Health, BroMenn Healthcare Chaplaincy Services and Pastoral Education and Immanuel Bible Foundation, Normal IL. 2003

  • Kerber, C.H.S The point spread on gambling studies. Presented to Sigma Theta Tau Research Day, Blessing-Rieman College of Nursing, Quincy, IL. 2003

  • Kerber, C.H.S The Point Spread on Gambling Studies. Presented to BroMenn Counselor Interns, BroMenn Healthcare, Normal IL. 2003

  • Kerber, C.H.S The point spread on gambling studies. Presented to Illinois State University Counselors, ISU, Normal IL. 2003

  • Kerber, C.H.S The point spread on gambling studies. Presented to Midwest Nursing Research Society, Grand Rapids, MI. 2003

  • Kerber, C.H.S Depression in older adults. Presented to Heritage Manor Family Organization, Normal IL. 2003

  • Sullivan, C.H. The point spread on gambling studies. Presented to BroMenn Behavioral Counselors, BroMenn Healthcare, Normal IL. 2001

  • Sullivan, C.H. Gambling studies: implications for college athletes, Presented to Illinois State University Athletes, Illinois State University, Normal IL. 2002

  • Sullivan, C.H. Gambling addiction. Presented to the Ninth Annual Nursing Research Conference, Applying Bio-Behavioral Research to Challenges in Clinical Nursing Practice, Memorial Medical Center, Wedeberg Conference Center, Springfield, IL. 2001

  • Sullivan, C.H. A comparison of risk factors for problem and pathological gambling among college students, International Nurses Society on Addictions – 2000, 2nd Annual Conference. San Francisco, CA. 2000

  • Sullivan, C.H. Nursing students attitudes toward the teaching of nursing history, Rethinking the Past: Science, Technology and Health Seminar Series, Illinois State University. Normal, IL 2000

Publications

  • Kerber, C.S. (In Press) Prevalence and contributing factors for problem and pathological gambling among college athletes. Annals of Clinical Psychiatry

  • Kerber, C.S. , Schlenker, E. C. (In Press) Use of a breathalyzer in a local bar: a community awareness project. Journal of Nursing Education

  • Schlenker, E.C., Kerber, C.S. (In Press). The C.A.R.E. case study method for teaching community health nursing. Journal of Nursing Education

  • Kerber C.S. (2005) Problem and pathological gambling among older adults.  In Melillo, K.D., Houde, S.C. (Ed.), Geropsychiatric and mental health nursing (pp. 323-335). Sudbury, MA: Jones & Barlett Publishing.

  • Kerber, C.S., Clemens, D, Medina, W (2004). Seeing is believing: Learning about Mental Illness as Portrayed in Movie Clips. Syllabus Selections Journal of Nursing Education, 43, 10, pp. 479.

Awards and Grants

  • Institute for Research on Pathological Gambling and Related Disorders; Incentive Grant for New Investigators.  (not funded) 2004

  • Post-doctoral Fellowship; National Institute for Nursing Research T-32 Grant, Geriatric Nursing Intervention Research Center (GNIRC), College of Nursing, University of Iowa ($40,290-first year). 2003-2005

  • Invited to attend the Summer Scholars Seminar, GNIRC, College of Nursing, University of Iowa. 2003

  • State Farm’s teaching with Technology Fellows Program, Funded $3,000.  2002-2003

  • New Investigator Award, Funded ($1,000 dissertation assistance) 2001-2002

Service

  • University: Begin Full-Time in 2005

  • School of Nursing: Begin Full-Time in 2005

Professional Organizations

  • Illinois Society of Advance Practice Nurses

  • Sigma Theta Tau

Community Service

  • IPLAN Taskforce McLean County Health Department --2001-current