Dr. Jamie Crawley

Academic Qualifications

2003-2010: PhD - Nursing, Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan
Advisor: Dr. April Vallerand
2000 - 2002: Master of Business Administration/Health Care Management, University of Phoenix, Southfield, Michigan
1994 - 1996: Bachelor of Arts - Sociology, University of Windsor
1992 - 1994: Bachelor of Arts - Psychology, University of Windsor
1988 - 1992: Bachelor of Science – Nursing, University of Windsor

Professional Memberships

  • 2008-present: Midwest Nursing Research Society, member
  • 2006-present: Sigma Theta Tau International, Tau Upsilon Chapter, University of Windsor, member
  • 2002-present: Registered Nurses Association of Ontario, member

Teaching Area

  • Illness and injury prevention
  • Community Health
  • Leadership Concepts

Courses Taught

  • 63-171/173 – Introduction to Nursing
  • 63-272/274 – Clinical Nursing Experience
  • 63-431/471 – Community Nursing/Community as Client
  • 63-473 – Concepts of Leadership in Nursing Practice


Nursing is a profession that encourages continuous growth and learning as we care for individuals, families and communities. As members of society, particularly as health care providers, we must be aware of and acknowledge the impact of poverty on the health and happiness of people both locally and globally in order to advocate for their well-being. I enjoy learning new ideas through personal academic pursuits, association with my students and other professionals. I equally cherish the quality time I spend with my husband, daughter and son who inspire me.

Research Interests

  • Poverty and Health Disparities
  • Chronic Illness and Teen Sibling Health


Doctoral Research: The Meaning of Chronic Pain as Experienced by African American Male and Female Indigent Adults Attending an Urban Primary Care Clinic

2006-Present: Working with Dr. Lewandowski and M. White (doctoral student) at Wayne State University- on the Evidence-based project “Examining the Effectiveness of Two Solutions Used to Flush Capped Pediatric Peripheral IV Lines at Children’s Hospital of Michigan”

2006-2008: Worked with Dr. Vallerand at Wayne State University – “Pain in an Urban Primary Clinic for Indigent Adults”

2004-2005: Worked with Dr. Lewandowski and Dr. Vallerand at Wayne State University- “Exploring Family Resiliency: Adolescents, Multiple Neurosurgeries and Chronic Pain”

Articles in Refereed Journals 

Crawley, J. (2006). Siblings telling stories: Using narrative theory to examine sibling coping with chronic illness. Guidance & Counselling, 21(4), 224-229. North York, Ontario: Guidance Centre.

Crawley, J., & Yiu, L. (in press). Health and wellness. In Kozier, B., Erb, G., Berman, A., Bouchal, D. , Snyder, S., Bouchal, D., Hirst, S., Yiu, L., Stamler, L., & Burke. M.. (Eds.). Fundamentals of Nursing, 2nd Canadian edition. Toronto: Pearson Education.

Service Outside the University

2008-present: Homeless Coalition of Windsor/Essex County – member


Colour outside the lines – be a nurse!