Leli Pedro joined the College of Nursing in 2005 as an experienced teacher scholar and seasoned academic faculty. In her current associate professor role, she provides leadership in the scholarship of teaching and learning. A productive career as a certified oncology nurse, NINR funded researcher in quality of life research for rural cancer survivorship and NLN certified nurse educator are the backdrop for her expertise. Leli 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 full-time faculty at three distinguished health science universities, Leli 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, nursing theory 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, Leli maintains active membership with the National League of Nursing, Oncology Nursing Society, International Society of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning and the Philippine Nurses Association of America.