Linda Goodfellow PhD, RNAssociate Professor/Chair, Duquesne University Institutional Review Board (IRB)
School of Nursing
312 Fisher Hall
Education:PhD, Nursing, University of Pittsburgh, 2000
MNEd, Nursing, University of Pittsburgh, 1980
BSN, Nursing, University of Pittsburgh, 1975
Prior to joining the faculty at Duquesne University School of Nursing in 1989, Dr. Linda Goodfellow taught at both St. Margaret's Hospital School of Nursing and Carlow College. In addition, she worked at several local hospitals on their adult critical care units. For the first ten years at Duquesne University, Dr. Goodfellow taught in the undergraduate nursing program; specifically, medical-surgical, critical care and oncology nursing. During this time she completed her PhD in Nursing at the University of Pittsburgh with a focus in psychoneuroimmunology (PNI) or the study of mind over body. In 2000, Dr. Goodfellow began teaching in the online PhD Program in Nursing. Over the years she has taught the research seminar course, the quantitative research course, and the issues in measurement course. Currently, she teaches the structure of nursing knowledge course and the research emphasis course to the PhD students and, serves as chair or committee member of several dissertation studies. The majority of Dr. Goodfellow's PhD students have received funding from specialty organizations or foundations for their dissertation studies. In addition, she teaches the methods of research course to students enrolled in the Masters Program.
In 2006, Dr. Goodfellow was appointed Interim Director of the Center for Nursing Research (CNR) for the purpose of establishing a Center in the School of Nursing and an environment conducive to research and scholarship. Under Dr. Goodfellow's leadership, forums were held to share information and brainstorm ideas; workshops were initiated to address methods, ethics and budgets; well funded nurse scientists were brought in for faculty enhancement and grant writing; and, a grant writer and statisticians were secured. In addition, a virtual repository was built and a yearly newsletter published. Dr. Goodfellow also founded the Faculty Research Intramural Grant Program of four $5000 grants available each year to help faculty advance their scholarly work to successfully obtain external support. This Program has been quite successful as noted by dissemination of research findings and several faculty members have submitted proposals for external funding. Over the four years that Dr. Goodfellow served as the Interim Director, there was a 75% increase in faculty publications; a 260% increase in data based presentations at international, national and regional conferences, and a 146% increase in grant submissions. Of the total number of applications (N = 59) submitted for funding to various entities, 22 (37%) were funded.
Dr. Goodfellow's program of research is in psychoneuroimmunology (PNI); specifically, stress management in spouses of patients with cancer. She has published the results of these studies in premier nursing journals as well as presented the findings at both national and regional research conferences. Dr. Goodfellow has considerable expertise in designing and conducting intervention studies as well as online survey designs. She is considered an expert in clinical research and reviews manuscripts for high impact nursing research journals such as Nursing Research, the Oncology Nursing Forum, Journal of Professional Nursing, and Applied Nursing Research.
As one of only two nurses in the world who have published on electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs), Dr. Goodfellow built an International Research Team made up of both a nurse scientist and heath science librarian from Australia, Great Britain and the United States to explore the knowledge and use of ETDs and digital libraries among faculty, graduate students and alumni of schools of nursing (Phase 1). The findings of this funded research study have been recently published by International Nursing Review and a second manuscript is under preparation for submission to a leading international library science journal. Over the next year this international team of researchers will be presenting their research at both nursing and library science conferences in Boston, London, Sydney and Hong Kong. The research team is currently working on Phase 2 to further ascertain awareness and use of ETDs through narrative inquiry and is seeking funding for Phase 3 and 4. Phase 3 will include developing and testing an international online interactive educational intervention and Phase 4, the creation of a webinar to educate nurse scholars on ETDs and to sustain the project. According to Dr. Goodfellow, "Our interdisciplinary team believes that our research will radically change the way graduate student research is presented, disseminated and used."
2010 Outcomes of Doctoral Scholarship: An Analysis of PhD Students'- Dissertations and Publications. Principal Investigator: L. Goodfellow; Co-investigator: J. Lockhart. Grant Recipient, funded by Duquesne University Academic Learning Outcomes Assessment, $2500.
2010 An International Survey of Nurse Scholars' Use of ETDs (ISNS-ETD). Principal Investigator: L. Goodfellow; Co-investigators: D. Nolfi, C. MacDuff, S. Copeland, G. Leslie, & D. Blackwood. Grant recipient, funded by Duquesne University Faculty Development Research Fund, $9000.
2009 Synergy Model -V Simulation Appraisal Tool (SM-SAT). Principal Investigator: B. Dean; Co-investigators: C. Larew, L. Simko, L. Goodfellow, & R. Henry. Grant Recipient, Funded by the American Nursing Foundation, $1500.
2008 What Is the Relationship Between Quality of Life and Coping Strategies in Adults With Celiac Disease Adhering to Gluten Free Diet? Principal Investigator: M. Smith; Co-investigator: L. M. Goodfellow, Grant Recipient, Funded by the Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates; $4000.
2005 Mood, Anxiety, Depression and the Frequency of Interventions Used to Reduce Stress in Spouses of Patients with Cancer, Principal Investigator: L.M. Goodfellow, Grant Recipient, Funded by Duquesne University Faculty Development Fund Research Award, Pittsburgh, PA., $8999.
2000 Effects of Therapeutic Back Massage on Psycho-physiologic Variables and Immune Function in Spouses of Cancer Patients. Principal Investigator: L.M. Goodfellow, Grant Recipient, Funded by the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute Immunology Laboratory and Diagnostic Studies, Pittsburgh, PA., $7000.
1997 - 2003 Effects of Therapeutic Back Massage on Psycho-physiologic Variables and Immune Function in Spouses of Cancer Patients, Principal Investigator: L.M. Goodfellow, Grant Recipient, Funded by the National Institutes of Health to conduct dissertation study at the General Clinical Research Center at Montefiore University Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA (NIH/NCRR/GCRC/Grant #5MO1 RROOO56), $15,000.
1997 Effects of Therapeutic Back Massage on Psycho-physiologic Variables and Immune Function in Spouses of Cancer Patients Principal Investigator; L.M. Goodfellow Sigma Theta Tau International, Epsilon Phi Chapter Annual Grant Recipient, Principle Investigator (dissertation), $2000.
1995 Perceptions of facial disfigurement among nursing students: Effects of a clinical experience in caring for head and neck surgical patients. Co-Principal Investigators: J.S. Lockhart & L.M. Goodfellow; Funded by SOHN, $500.
Refereed Journals - Last 5 Years
Goodfellow, L., MacDuff, C., Leslie, G., Copeland, S., Nolfi, D., & Blackwood, D. An international survey of nurse scholars' knowledge and use of electronic theses and dissertations. International Nursing Review, in press.
Smith, M. & Goodfellow, L.M. (2011). The relationship between quality of life and coping strategies of adults with celiac disease adhering to a gluten-free diet. Gastroenterology Nursing, 34(6), November/December 2011.
Lockhart, J.S. & Goodfellow, L.M. (2009). The effect of a 5-week head & neck surgical practicum on nursing students'- perceptions of facial disfigurement: Part II. ORL -V Head and Neck Nursing, 27(4), 7-14, (Fall 2009).
Lockhart, J.S. & Goodfellow, L.M. (2009). The effect of a 5-week head & neck surgical oncology practicum on nursing students'- perceptions of facial disfigurement: Part I. ORL -V Head and Neck Nursing, 27(3), 7-12, (Summer 2009).
Goodfellow, L.M. (2009). Electronic theses and dissertations: A review of this valuable resource for nurse scholars worldwide. International Nursing Review, 56(2), 159-165.
Goodfellow, L.M. (2004) Can a journal club bridge the gap between practice and research? Nurse Educator, 29(3), 107-110.
Book Chapters - Last 5 Years
Goodfellow, L.M. (2007). Enriching Student Learning and Enhancing Teaching Through a Course Management System. In M. Oermann (Ed.), Annual Review of Nursing Education, Vol.5, Chapter 12, 231-244.
Other - Last 5 Years
Beil, L. (December 2011). Healthy Dose: Your body...on massage. Women's Health Magazine, 78. Interviewed for article because of my expertise in psychoneuroimmunology (PNI) and massage. Readership of 1.5 million in US and over 30 million from 46 additional countries
Goodfellow, L.M. (2011). The Center for Nursing Research Newsletter, Editor, 6(1), http://www.duq.edu/nursing/_pdf/CNR-Sept2011.pdf.
Goodfellow, L.M. (2006 - 2010). The Center for Nursing Research Newsletter, Author/Editor, Issues 1 - 5, http://www.nursing.duq.edu/ctrCNRnewsletter.html.
Invited Published Reviews - Last 5 Years
Goodfellow, L.M. (2009). Invited Commentary, p. 236 of Lizarondo, L.M., Kumar, S., & Grimmer- Somers, K. G. (2009). Supporting allied health practitioners in evidence-based practice: A case report. International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation, 16(4), 226-236.
Selected Presentations - Last 5 Years
Copeland, S., Macduff, C., Nolfi, D., Goodfellow, L., Blackwood, D. and Leslie, G., The use of electronic theses and dissertations by nurse scholars in Australia, New Zealand, the UK and the USA, Health libraries under the microscope: perfecting your formula, CILIP Health Libraries Group Conference, Glasgow, Scotland, July 12-13, 2012, Abstract accepted for podium presentation, refereed.
MacDuff, C., Goodfellow, L., Leslie, G., Copeland, S., Nolfi, D., & Blackwood, D. Findings from a first international survey of nurse scholars'- knowledge and use of electronic theses and dissertations, Royal College of Nursing Annual International Research Conference, London, U.K., April 23-25, 2012. Accepted for podium presentation, refereed.
Goodfellow, L., MacDuff, C., Copeland, S., Leslie, G., Nolfi, D., & Blackwood, D. Are Electronic Theses and Dissertations Radically Changing the Nature and Scope of Doctoral Dissemination Activity and Use?, AACN 2012 Doctoral Conference, Naples, Fl., January, 2012. Poster presentation, refereed.
MacDuff, C., Copeland, S., Goodfellow, L.M., Nolfi, D., Leslie, G., Blackwood, D. Nursing research seen through the window of poetry (VIPER). Royal College of the United Kingdom, The 2011 International Research Conference, May 16-18, 2011, North Yorkshire, UK, Paper Presentation, refereed.
Rourke, L., Kanuka, H., & Goodfellow, L. Distance doctoral programs: A case study in nursing, The annual meeting of the Canadian Network for Innovation in Education, Hamilton, Canada. May 2011, Podium Presentation, refereed.
Zoucha, R., Sekula, K., Goodfellow, L. Restructuring the PhD Curriculum for Future Nurse Scientists, AACN 2011 Doctoral Education Conference, Innovations and Challenges in Doctoral Nursing Education, San Diego, Ca., Poster Presentation, refereed.
Goodfellow, L.M. Predictors of NKCA in Spousal Caregivers, 2010 International Conference for Cancer Nurses, Orlando, Florida, March 2010, Podium Presentation, refereed.
Goodfellow, L. M., Depression, Mood, and Perceived Stress Associated with NKCA in Spouses of Patients with Cancer, 22nd Annual Scientific Sessions, Eastern Nursing Research Society, Providence, Rhode Island, March 2010, Poster Presentation, refereed.
Goodfellow, L. M., Interventions Used to Reduce Stress in Spouses of Patients with Cancer, Improving Health through Nursing Interventions, 21st Annual Scientific Sessions, Eastern Nursing Research Society, Boston, MA., March 21, 2009, Podium Presentation, refereed.
Goodfellow, L.M., Mood, Health Behaviors, and Interventions Used to Reduce Stress in Spouses of Patients with Cancer, 2009 Cancer Nursing Research Conference (National), Orlando, FL, February 12, 2009, Podium Presentation, refereed.
Thurkettle, M., Sekula, K., Goodfellow, L., Zoucha, R. Creating a Culture for Doctoral Pursuit, AACN 2008 Doctoral Conference in Captiva Island, FL, January 2008, Poster Presentation, refereed.
Goodfellow, L.M. Promoting Health in Spouses of Patients with Cancer, Greater Pittsburgh Research Conference, October 2007, Paper Presentation, refereed.
Zoucha, R., Thurkettle, M., Goodfellow, L.M., & Schumacher, G. Online Learning Environments for the Global Nursing Community, The International Council of Nurses, June 2007, Japan, Paper Presentation, refereed.
Goodfellow, L., Thurkettle, M. A., Zoucha, R., Sekula, L. K., Henderson, W., Schumacher, G., Building an On-line Community of Scholars in a Small Research Intensive University, 19th Annual Scientific Sessions of the Eastern Nursing Research Society, Providence RI, April 12-14, 2007, symposium presentation, refereed.
Zoucha, R., Thurkettle, M. A., Simko, L., Goodfellow, L., Sekula, L. K. Mastering Research Skills in an Online PhD Program, American Association of Colleges of Nursing 2007 Doctoral Education Conference: Doctoral Study: Developing Nurse Leaders for the Future, Captiva Island, FL. January 26, 2007, Poster Presentation, refereed.
2012 Recipient of the 2011 Outstanding Research Article Award from the Society of Gastroenterology Nursing with Dr. Melissa Smith for the manuscript, The Relationship between Quality of Life and Coping Strategies of Adults with Celiac Disease Adhering to a Gluten Free Diet.
2010 Invited and Inducted into Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society Duquesne University Chapter
2006 Appointed as the Founding Director of the Center for Nursing Research at Duquesne University School of Nursing
2005 Recipient of the Duquesne University Presidential Scholarship Award Competition
2005 Recipient of the Duquesne University Faculty Development Fund Research Award
2000 Appointed to Institutional Review Board at Duquesne University
2001 Selected (40/250 applicants) to participate in Research Training: Developing Nurse Scientists, a course sponsored by the National Institute of Nursing Research and the Clinical Center Nursing Department, National Institutes of Health on the NIH Campus in Bethesda, MD, July 17-20, 2001
1986 Inducted into Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing