Mary E. Norton, Ed.D.

International Awards  and Honors

  • Fulbright Award - “Direct Access to the Muslim World
  • Fulbright Alumni Initiative Award - Implement E-learning in Jordan
  • US Information Service – Doha, Qatar -“Health Care Ethics Seminar"
  • Finland Fulbright Inter-Country Grant - “Health Care Ethics Seminar"
  • Fulbright Senior Scholar Award - University of Jordan to develop the Master of Science in Nursing Program - Amman, Jordan
  • Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society in Nursing - Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Dame of the Order of Malta


  • Columbia University -Teachers College - New York, NY - Nursing Alumni Hall of Fame
  • Felician College - President’s Medallion
  • New Jersey State Nurses Association - CARE Award - “Excellence in Education”

Internationally Funded Research and Proposals 

  • Scientific Committee - University of Jordan, Amman, Jordan  “Risk factors for breast cancer in Jordanian women.”  Collaborative project with Jordanian colleagues - Published.
  • Pallottine Fathers Award- for the – BSN Upper Division - International Educational Program in Merida, Yucatan

United Nations Selected Activities   

Courses Taught at Felician University

HUM 451 United Nations Seminar

HUM 453 United Nations Fellows Program

NU 410 Community Health Nursing

NU 425 Role Development - Leadership/Management

NU 450 Nursing Research

NU 550 Ethical Legal Dimensions of Nursing (Graduate/Undergraduate)

NU 599 Scholarly Project


Petro-Nustas, W, Norton, M., Vilhauer. R. and Dombach Connelly, A. (2012) Health beliefs associated with breast cancer screening among Arab Women in the northeastern United States. International Journal of Health Promotion and Education 50 (6) 273-277. (Peer Reviewed).
Norton, M., (2002) World peace, nursing education and the Fulbright program. Nursing Education Perspectives. 23 (2), 58-59. (Peer Reviewed).
Petro-Nustas, W., Norton, M.E., Al-Masarweh, I. (2002) Risk factors for breast cancer in Jordanian women. Journal of Nursing Scholarship,34 (1),19,25. (Research funded by the University of Jordan-Scientific Committee). Tool translated into Arabic – (Peer Review).
Andrews, M. and Boyle, J. (1999) Nursing concepts in nursing care. (3rd ed.) Philadelphia: Lippincott. Contributed Chapter 13-Transcultural Ethics: Concepts and Challenges. (Peer Review).
Norton, M., Walani, S., Hashim, F.(1995). Individuals” responses to sharing of information about a serious illness: A survey in Karachi. In Janet F. Wang (Ed.) Culture and Health Care. Pp.267-272. Morgantown: Department of Health Systems West Virginia U. (Peer Review).
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Post Doctoral Study - Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons
- The Center for the Study of Society and Medicine - Certificate Program in Bioethics and the Medical Humanities
Columbia University – Teachers College – New York, New York
- Doctor of Education /Minor International Education Development
- Master of Education – Clinical Specialist - Mental Health/Psychiatry
- Master of Arts – Administration/Supervision
Jersey City University,- Jersey City, N.J.
- Bachelor of Arts – Nursing – Health Education – School Nursing
St. Mary’s Hospital-School of Nursing, Orange, NJ
- Diploma in Nursing

Positions Held

Assistant Professor – Catholic University of America, Washington, D C and the Imperial Medical Center, Tehran, Iran
Project Coordinator and Educational Consultant – Project HOPE Health Sciences Educational Center, USA/Ministry of Health-Peoples Republic of China and Beijing Medical University
Associate Professor and Director – BSN Program – Aga Khan University, Karachi, Pakistan
Associate Professor – University of Jordan, Amman, Jordan
Adjunct Affiliate Associate Professor – George Mason University, USA collaborative project Bahrain Military Defense Forces
International Dissertation Advisor – University of Jordan, Amman, Jordan
Peer Reviewer – Fulbright Program – Washington, DC
Consultant to the Canadian International Development Agency from the Aga Khan University of Health Sciences/faculty development grant/funded
Consultant World Health Organization /Pan American Health Organization - Caribbean Area – based Caracas Venezuela
Field Researcher –National Institute of Health-collaborative project Harvard Medical School/NYU Medical School