Fall 2013: Dr. Richard Zoucha

O'Connor Lecture Series of Fall 2013 presented: "Inter Cultural Communication" and featured Dr. Richard Zoucha.

Dr. Rick Zoucha is a professor of nursing at Duquesne University School of Nursing and has taught Transcultural Nursing in the BSN, Post Master's, DNP and Ph.D. programs for the last 17 years. He coordinates the post master's certificate programs in Transcultural Nursing.

His research interests include using qualitative methods such as ethnonursing and ethnography in understanding various phenomena related to health and well being in the Nicaraguan, Mexican American, African American and African refugee and immigrant communities.

He has served as Ph.D. dissertation chair for studies seeking to understand cultural care phenomena related to people of the Puerto Rican, Taiwanese, Mexican American, African American, Peruvian, Dominican, Appalachian, and homeless cultures globally.

Dr. Zoucha is a Certified Transcultural Nurse-Advanced. He was inducted as a Transcultural Nursing Scholar in 2004. Dr. Zoucha was bestowed the Leininger Award in 1998. In addition, he served on the Board of Trustees for the Transcultural Nursing Society as Vice President, President-elect, President and Past-president between 1998 and 2003.

Dr. Zoucha has been invited to speak at national and international conferences as well as Visiting Professor/Scholar in Puerto Rico, Spain, New Jersey, Taiwan, Australia and North Dakota regarding issues of cultural care.