Sharon Chappy, PhD, RN, CNOR, is the Dean of the School of Nursing at Concordia University. She has over 30 years experience as an operating room nurse. Dr. Chappy is a member of the American Nurses Association, the Wisconsin Nurses Association, Sigma Theta Tau, and the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN). She currently serves as Research Editor of the AORN Journal. She has received numerous academic awards, including the Wisconsin Idea Fellow, Penson Award for Teaching, and the EAA and C.R. Meyer Endowed Professorship. She was named a "Terrific Teacher" by WFRV-TV in 2009.