Caitlin M. Stover, PhD, RN, PHCNS-BC, CNE, CNE-cl

Dean and Associate Professor of Nursing

508-767-7698 Health Services Building - Room 204G


Degrees Earned

PhD Nursing – University of Massachusetts Worcester, 2011

MS in Community/Public Health – Worcester State University, 2008

BS in Nursing – Boston College, 1998


Licensure and Certification

Registered Nurse, Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Public Health Clinical Nurse Specialist – Board Certified

Certified Nurse Educator

Texas A&M National CHW Training Center: Community Health Worker Train the Trainer Certificate


Peer Reviewed Publications

Fearon-Lynch, J., Sethares, K., Asselin, M. Batty, C., & Stover, C.M. (2019). Effects of guided reflection on diabetes self-care: A randomized controlled trial. The Diabetes Educator, 45, 1, 66-79.DOI 10.1177/0145721718816632

Pereira, H., Brisbois, M., Silva, H., & Stover, C. (Oct 2017). Learning beyond expectations: Evaluating an international nursing student exchange. Journal of Nursing Education and Practice, 8, 2. DOI 10.5430/jnep.v8n2p72

Stover, C.M., Drew, M. Potter Burda, J. (2017). Services and resources for people living with HIV/AIDS in Southcoast Massachusetts: “Can’t get there from here!” Journal of Nursing & Healthcare, 2, 2, 1-5.

Stover, C.M. (2016). Reflection promotes transformation in a service learning course. Metropolitan Universities Journal, 27, 1, 25-43.

Fearon-Lynch, J. & Stover, C.M. (2015). A proposed practice theory for diabetes self-management mastery. Advances in Nursing Science, 38, 4, 330-346.

Stover, C.M. (2015). Community based participatory research: The application and lessons learned from a study with LGB college students. The Journal of Health Disparities Research and Practice, 8, 4, 10-24.

Stover, C.M., Hare, P., & Johnson, M. (2014). Healthcare experiences of LGB college students: Recommendations for the clinical nurse specialist. Clinical Nurse Specialist, 28, 6, 348-357.

Stover, C.M. (2012). The use of online synchronous focus groups in a sample of lesbian, gay, and bisexual college students. Computer, Informatics, Nursing, 30, 8, 395-99.

Stover, C.M. (2010). The use of a confluent education strategy to develop empathy in nursing. Journal of Nursing Education, 49, 12, 719-20.


Selected Presentations

2018 #UMassDInSpace A panel discussion with the UMass Dartmouth Community In Support of NASA Astronaut and Alumnus Scott Tingle ‘87. Chalivendra, V. (Mechanical Engineering), Hojjat, M. (Psychology), Karim, L. (Bioengineering), Kasilingam, D. (Electrical Engineering), Stover, C (Nursing).

2017 Escola Superior de Saude / UAc Ponta Delgada & Angra do Heroismo. Enfermagem Grupos Vulneraveis. Podium Presentation: Vulnerable Populations: Assessment and Intervention

2016 UMass Center for Clinical and Translational Science Community Engagement and Research Symposium. University of Massachusetts Worcester. Panel: UMass Dartmouth Panel Presentation: Creative Approaches to Building Community Research Partnerships: Resources and Collaborations. Stover, C., Klimt, A., Cipriano, C, Robinson, R., Hensel, M.

2015 Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities (CUMU) Conference, Omaha, Nebraska. Roundtable Presentation: Reflection Binder: A transformational learning assignment in a graduate level service learning course. Stover, C.

2015 GLMA: Health Professionals Advancing LGBT Equity 32nd Annual Conference, Portland Oregon

Podium Presentation: Insider/Outsider Researcher. Eliason, M. & Stover, C.

2015 GLMA: Health Professionals Advancing LGBT Equity Annual Nursing Summit, Portland Oregon. Skills Building Session: Making the Invisible Visible. Stover, C.

2015 Association of Community Health Nurse Educators (ACHNE) Institute, Denver, CO. Podium Presentation: Online Synchronous Focus groups: An Innovative Data Collection Strategy for Nurse Researchers. Stover, C.


Selected Grants and Awards

2016-17 University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Multidisciplinary Seed Funding (MSF) Program Technology to Protect Students from Sexual Assault. Lance Fiondella (PI: ECE), Caitlin Stover (Co-PI: NUR), Elizabeth Lloyd-Richardson, (Co-PI: PSY), Juli Parker (Co-PI: CWGS), Sarah McMahon (Co-PI: Rutgers University). Award: $14,999.00

2015 University of Michigan & Detroit Community-Academic Urban Research Center Small Planning Grant Program.

Building Community Health Worker Capacity in the Southcoast, Massachusetts: A Pathway to an Academic-Community Partnership, $1500.00 funded. Stover, C. & Murphy, K.

2015 Creative Economy Initiative Fund. Building Community Capacity for HIV-Positive Individuals in Southcoast,

Massachusetts: A Pathway to an Interdisciplinary Academic-Community Partnership, $32,000 Funded. Stover, C. (P.I.), Drew, M., & Potter Burda, J.

2015 The Franklin Project at the Aspen Institute and the National Conference on Citizenship. (NCoC): Service Year and Higher Ed Innovation Challenge. Community Health Workers: Advocate! Navigate! Educate! (CHWANE), $30,000. Funded through The Lumina Foundation. Stover, C.


Professional Service

GLMA: Health Professionals Advancing LGBT Equity, Board Member-at-large

CCNE On-site Accreditation Team Evaluator

GLMA: Health Professionals Advancing LGBT Equity Nursing Section, Founding Member, Chair-elect, Chair, Past-chair

National Council of State Boards of Nursing NCLEX-RN® Item Development Panel

Association of Community Health Nursing Educators (ACHNE), Membership

American Public Health Association/Massachusetts Public Health Association, Membership

Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honors Society, Member