Barbara Norwood received her doctorate in education from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville in 1998. Her master’s degree is in adult health with a focus in education. She has practiced in adult acute care in most all of the hospitals in Chattanooga. She has published in several nursing journals. She, along with her colleague Dr. Cherry Guinn, developed the new academic nurse educator certificate program currently offered online. Her interests are in nursing history and antiques.