Eligible to Direct Dissertations
PhD, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
MSN, Drexel University
Specialties and Expertise
Teaching New Faculty to Teach
Innovative Teaching Strategies
Awards and Honors
Academy of Nurse Educators Fellow (ANEF)
Sigma Theta Tau Experienced Academic Leadership Scholar
Mosaic Senior Fellow for Indiana University
Karen Cobb Creative Teaching Award
Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society
Dr. Moorman worked in women’s health and obstetrics for over 30 years in the Indianapolis area, both in labor and delivery and surgery, then in clinics for IU Health as a Women’s Health NP. She started teaching at IU School of Nursing in 2007, earned her PhD in 2013, and is an Associate Clinical Professor in the Department of Community Health Systems. She coordinates the MSN in Nursing Education and is the Director of the Faculty Innovating for Nursing Education (FINE) Center for IU School of Nursing. She has been the recipient of several teaching awards including the Trustees Teaching Award for IUPUI, the Sigma Theta Tau Excellence in Teaching Award for Alpha Chapter, the Karen Cobb Creative Teaching Award and the Dean's Award for Innovation. She was chosen as a Mosaic Fellow for Indiana University and is an expert in interactive classrooms and teaching. Her research is focused on using art to teach observational and communication skills with Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS) and interactive teaching strategies. She has presented internationally and has consulted with various universities and hospital systems about the use of VTS and communication skills.
Renbarger, K. M., Moorman, M., Latham-Mintus, K., Shieh, C., & Draucker, C. (2020). Factors associated with a trusting relationship between pregnant and postpartum women with substance use disorders and maternity nurses. International Journal of Childbirth, 10(4), 180-197.
Renbarger, K. M., Shieh, C., Moorman, M., Latham-Mintus, K., & Draucker, C. (2019). Health care encounters of pregnant and postpartum women with substance use disorders. Western Journal of Nursing Research, 42(8), 612-628. doi:10.1177/0193945919893372
Hensel, D., & Moorman, M. (2017). Doctorate of nursing practice students’ impressions of uses for visual thinking strategies. Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing, 48(8), 365-368.
Moorman, M. (2017). The use of visual thinking strategies and art to help nurses find their voices. Creative Nursing, 23(3), 167-171.