William Arthur Matcham, PhD, RN
 Title: Assistant Professor
 Dept: Nursing
 Office: JH 238
 Phone: 216-687-3887,  216-687-3887
 Email: w.matcham@csuohio.edu
 Address: 2121 Euclid Ave. JH 238, Cleveland, OH 44115

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Research Keywords:
bioinformatics, technology, genetics, computers, informatics, gamification
Ph.D., Nursing, The Ohio State University, 2014
M.S., Nursing, The Ohio State University, 2012
BSN, Nursing, Capital University, 2007
AAS, Nursing, Lorain County Community College, 1998
AAS, Electronic Communication Technology/Digital Instrumentation, Excelsior College, 2003
Brief Bio:
I am a nurse scientist and a life-long learner. I have diverse interests from healthcare to engineering to off-grid alternative energy.  

During my graduate work I attended the Summer Genetics Institute (SGI) in Bethesda, MD at the NIH. I also completed an interdisciplinary specialization in college and university teaching to help prepare for a faculty role.

The purpose of my research program is to investigate how effective nursing care interventions and healthcare outcomes can be improved and/or enhanced through the increased use of technology. My interest is focused on three intersecting areas of technology implementation 1) Technology integration in the classroom to improve nursing student preparation for transition to professional practice, 2) Leveraging genetic/genomic technologies to improve individualize healthcare delivery and disease detection, and 3) Application of clinical technologies to improve daily living and prevent disability in vulnerable patient populations.
I currently teach pathophysiology, informatics, leadership and research to nursing students.
Honors and Awards:
2013 Epsilon Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau Chapter Research Award
2012 Epsilon Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau Chapter Service Award
2010 Epsilon Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau Inducted as Member
2008 OSU College of Nursing                 Jennifer R. Watts Nursing Scholarship
2008 OSU College of Nursing                 Edith Crowley Blessing Scholarship
2007 Ohio Health/ Doctor's Hospital West Clinical Excellence Award
1995 New Jersey Military Academy         Honor Graduate - Army Course 91B10-1
1995 Ft. Dix Combat Medic School         Honor Graduate - Army Course 91B10-2
1993 US Army NCO Association                 David L. Clark Leadership Award
1993 US Army NCO Association                 NCOA Military Excellence Award
1992 US Army                         Army Achievement Medal for volunteer
1991 US Army Signal Center, Ft. Gordon Distinguished Honor Graduate 36L10
Creative and Activities:
Photography, web design
Research Interests:
Use of technology to improve patient care outcomes in nursing. Incorporation of technology into the classroom to assist with preparing nursing students for transition from academic life to professional practice.