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Mary E. Norton, Ed.D

Dr. Mary E. Norton

Global Academic Initiatives
Felician University NGO Representative to the United Nations

Office Location:
Obal Hall Room 300 - Lodi Campus

Contact Phone:
(201) 559-6093

Contact Email:

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 University - 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 (Selected)

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
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).


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