H. Michael Dreher

Michael Dreher



Division of Graduate Nursing
Advanced Role M.S.N. Department

215-762-7481 P
215-762-3036 F

Bellet Building, Rm. 429

Dr. H. Michael Dreher, Associate Professor of Nursing, College of Nursing and Health Professions, Drexel University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania is a graduate of the University of South Carolina (ADN ‘84, BSN ‘88 and MN ‘91) and Widener University (PhD in Nursing Science, 2000). In 2003 he completed a two year postdoc in sleep and respiratory neurobiology, an interdisciplinary sleep fellowship offered by both the School of Medicine and School of Nursing at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Dreher held the position of founding Chair of Drexel's Doctoral Nursing Department from 2004 - 2010. He currently serves as Associate Editor for the peer –reviewed journal Clinical Scholars Review: The Journal of Doctoral Nursing Practice and is the column editor for “Practice Evidence.”

Dr. Dreher has published extensively and is currently the co-author of 3 books, Philosophy of Science for Nursing Practice (with Dr. Michael Dahnke as first author) in 2011 (Springer) which received a 5-Star Review from Doody's Book Reviews and selected as a Core Doody Title in 2011 and 2012; and Role Development for Doctoral Advanced Nursing Practice (with Dr. Mary Ellen Smith Glasgow as second author) in 2011 (Springer) which won 1st Place in the 2011 American Journal of Nursing Book Awards - Advanced Practice category. His third book, Legal Issues Confronting Today’s Nursing Faculty: A Case Study Approach with Dr. Mary Ellen Smith Glasgow (first author) and Carl “Tobey” Oxholm, III, JD, President of Arcadia University (third author), was just published in 2012 by FA Davis.

Dr. Dreher’s primary research areas are sleep in women, practice knowledge development, and in the development of the professional/practice nursing doctorate, particularly at the international level. In October 2010 he was appointed as 1 of 14 members (and only international panelist) to the Review Panel for the United Kingdom Council for Graduate Education 2011 Report on Professional Doctorates (the last report was in 2002). He co-authored the concluding paper in the report (with Dr. Pauline Armsby, University of Westminster) “Towards a Metric for Measuring the Value of Professional Doctorates” which was published at the Second International Conference on the Professional Doctorate in Edinburgh, Scotland, April 2011. He was elected as a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing in 2012.