SALLIE JOHNSON SHIPMAN, Ed.D., M.S.N., R.N., C.N.L., NHDP-BC, has experience in both the intensive care unit and emergency room. She spent more than 18 years working for the Alabama Department of Public Health, where she specialized in perinatal outreach, prenatal care and, since 2002, emergency preparedness. She became a full-time nurse educator in August 2011 and has experience teaching in prelicensure and graduate courses. Shipman’s research areas focus on health care emergency preparedness, community and rural health prevention and disparities, community disaster preparedness, poverty education, experiential learning and theory. She received her B.S.N., M.S.N. and Ed.D., all from the University of Alabama.