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Maria Kozlowski Gibson



  • Ph.D., University of Phoenix
  • M.S.N., University of Phoenix
  • LL.M., Cleveland State University
  • Basic, Nursing, Case Western Reserve University
  • Bachelor, Law, Universidade Catolica de Petropolis

Brief Bio:

I am originally from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, where I practiced law for 10 years. Ohio, the heart of it all, has been my home state for the past 25 years. Nursing is my second career, which I have built on my law and ethics background foundation. I hold a Bachelor in Law from Brazil and a Master in Law from Cleveland State University.  I received my basic nursing education at Case Western Reserve University through an intensive graduate program. I obtained a Master in Science of Nursing and a PhD in Higher Education Administration from University of Phoenix. I hold a certification in Medical-Surgical Nursing, and Legal Nurse Consultant.
Honors and Awards:

  • Faculty Merit Recognition Award, CSU, AY 2018-2019
  • Faculty Merit Recognition Award, CSU, AY 2022-2023

Creative and Activities:
Dr. Kozlowski-Gibson¿s NUR 511 Introduction to Forensic Nursing earned the Quality Matters (QM) Certification Mark following a rigorous review process. The QM Certification Mark is the internationally recognized symbol of online and blended course design quality and represents Dr. Kozlowski-Gibson¿s ongoing commitment to creating learning environments that provide learners with a clear pathway to success (June, 2023).
Research Interests:
Research focus: schizophrenia with anosognosia, global interdependence identity,online education, forensic nursing.
Teaching Areas:
Forensic Nursing
Professional Affiliations:

  • National League for Nursing
  • Academy of Medical-Surgical Nursing

Professional Experience:

  • Ohio Board of Nursing Registered Nurse
  • Certified Medical Surgical Nurse
  • Certified Legal Nurse Consultant

University Service:

  • University Research Council
  • Graduate Council
  • College of Health Peer-Review Committee
  • College of Health Faculty Committee
  • School of Nursing Faculty Committee

Professional Service:
CRI-AHEC Cleveland-Region Interprofessional Area Health Education Center Advisory Board, 2018-present