Leli Pedro joined the College of Nursing in 2005 as an expert nurse educator and seasoned academic faculty. In her current associate professor role, she provides leadership in the scholarship of teaching and learning. Productive involvement as a certified oncology nurse, NINR funded researcher in quality of life research in rural cancer survivorship, and NLN certified nurse educator are the backdrop for her expertise. Pedro holds a DNSc (Doctorate in Nursing Science) from the University of San Diego and a master's in Nursing in Adult Health with a functional area of nursing education from Loma Linda University.
As faculty at three different health science universities, Pedro acquired extensive teaching experience in diverse learning environments (on-line, seminar, clinical and classroom settings) and subject matter (chronic illness, adult and older adult health, oncology, professional issues, and curriculum design). She has mentored junior faculty into productive academic careers, led nurse faculty groups, managed research projects, and served on local and national scientific review panels for journals and funding agencies. Among her many professional memberships, Pedro is an active member of the National League of Nursing, Oncology Nursing Society, International Society of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, and the Philippine Nurses Association of America.