Jennie De Gagne
PhD, DNP, RN, NPD-BC, CNE, ANEF, FAAN
Jennie De Gagne, Ph.D., DNP, RN, NPD-BC, CNE, ANEF, FAAN, serves as a Clinical Professor and Director of the nursing education major/certificate at the Duke University School of Nursing (DUSON). Her program of scholarship aims to advance the science of teaching and learning by effectively utilizing instructional technologies to create a student-centered environment that facilitates deeper and more constructive learning. Cybercivility, a critical topic at the forefront of her research, has motivated her to develop and lead innovative projects that address incivility in cyberspace among health professionals and students.
Her early life experiences significantly influenced Dr. De Gagne's career path. Growing up in South Korea, she confronted societal constraints imposed on women, sparking her determination to empower individuals via education, particularly those who are disenfranchised. When she moved to the United States, she found her true calling in nursing education. This field seamlessly blended her intrinsic desire to assist others with her fervor for lifelong learning and personal growth. These unique experiences profoundly shape her teaching philosophy.
In her teaching, Dr. De Gagne emphasizes creating an inclusive and equitable learning environment, leveraging technology to bridge gaps. She prioritizes nurturing active, independent thought, promoting personal growth, and providing a safe platform for intellectual curiosity. Committed to upending traditional power dynamics, she ensures her educational environment values and respects each learner's unique insights and needs. Through her steadfast dedication to these principles, Dr. De Gagne contributes to the nurturing, inclusive, and empowering learning experience that DUSON students receive.