Lynda J. Davidson, Ph.D., R.N.
Professor of Nursing (Nursing)
412-397-6885 phone (M)
412-397-3277 fax
Scaife Hall 117

Educational Background

  • Ph.D., Nursing, Case Western Reserve University, 1995
  • Master of Science in Nursing, Nursing, University of Washington, 1980
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Nursing, Minnesota State University, Mankato, 1977

Professional Background

  • Robert Morris University, Professor, School of Nursing and Health Sciences
  • Robert Morris University, Dean, School of Nursing and Health Sciences
  • CCNE Evaluator, Team Leader
  • University of Pittsburgh, Associate Dean and Evaluation Coordinator
  • University of Oklahoma, Assistant Professor
  • Brigham Young University, Assistant Professor


  • George, L., Davidson, L., Serapiglia, C., Barla, S.,Thotakura, A.  (2010). Technology in nursing education:  A study of PDA use by students.  Journal of Professional Nursing, 26(6), 371-376.

  • George, L. & Davidson, L.  (June, 2005).  PDA use in nursing education:  Prepared for today, poised for tomorrow, OJNI, 9(2) [Online].  Available at

  • Davidson, L. Salute to nurses.  Hospital News, May, 2005

  • Davidson, L., George, L., Kalevitch, M. and Rudd, D.   (2004). Calming the panic over hepatitis A: How our community handled one of the largest outbreaks in the United States, Nursing2004, 34(6),45-47

  • Davidson, L. and George, L.  (2004).  Nurses' use of the media to provide public health information during a hepatitis A outbreak, Journal of Professional Nursing, 20(2) 134-136.

  • Whitman, G.R., Kim, Y., Davidson, L.J., Wolf, G.A., Wang SL. ( 2002).  Measuring nurse sensitive patient outcomes across specialty units, Outcomes Management for Nursing Practice, 6(4), 152-159.

  • Whitman, G., Kim, Y., Davidson, L., Wolf, G.A.  (2002). The impact of staffing on patient outcomes across specialty units, Journal of Nursing Administration, 32(12), 633-9.      

  • Whitman, G.R., Davidson, L.J., Rudy, E.B. and Sereika, S.M. (Summer, 2001).  Practice patterns related to mechanical restraint use across a multi-institutional healthcare system, Outcomes Management for Nursing Practice, 5(3), 102-109

  • Rudy, E.B., Lucke, J.F., Whitman, G.R. and Davidson, L.J. (2001).  Benchmarking patient outcomes: Why and how.  Image: Journal of Nursing Scholarship 33(2), 185-189.

  • Stone, C.A., Davidson, L.J., Evans, J.L. and Hansen, M.A.  (July, 2001).  Validity evidence for using a general critical thinking test to measure students' critical thinking, Journal of Wholistic Nursing Practice, 15(4) 65-74.

  • Whitman, G., Davidson, L.J., Rudy, E.B. and Wolf, G.A. (2000).  Developing a multi-institutional nursing report card.  Journal of Nursing Administration, 31(2), 78-84.