Joan Humphrey

Joan Humphrey
Assistant Teaching Professor, Program Coordinator, and Adviser, Nursing
Office Phone
Office Location
316 Sharon Hall
147 Shenango Avenue
Sharon, PA 16146

    Dr. Joan Humphrey is the Nursing Coordinator, an Assistant Teaching Professor of Nursing, Certified Nurse Educator, and a practicing board-certified family nurse practitioner. She began teaching at Penn State Shenango as an adjunct instructor in 2001 and in 2014 was the recipient of the Margaret Cunningham Foley Memorial Teaching Award. 

    She is a lifelong resident of the Shenango Valley and enjoys actively volunteering her time with various community organizations, including assisting as a funded grant writer, and serves on the Board of Directors of the Community Food Warehouse of Mercer County.  As a nursing professional, Dr. Humphrey is involved in both the emergency and urgent care settings. She has a passion for promoting professionalism among nurses, and dedicates her energies as an advocate for championing nursing students to be life-long learners of both the art and the science of nursing.

    Research Interests

    Social media and nursing

    Bullying among health professionals

    Promoting diversity in health care

    Maintaining the art of bedside nursing in advanced technological settings


    Doctor of Nursing Practice, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

    Post-Master’s Certificate, Family Nurse Practitioner, University of Massachusetts, Boston

    Master of Public Health, North East Ohio Universities Masters of Public Health Consortium

    Bachelor of Science in Applied Science Health Education and Nursing, Youngstown State University

    Nursing Diploma, Sharon Regional Health System School of Nursing