Mary Ann SwainSwain_Mary_Ann

Professor and Director, Doctoral Program

AB 315A
Decker School of Nursing
Binghamton University
DSON Phone: (607) 777-6144
CCPA Phone: (607) 777-9218

Dr. Mary Ann Swain (Professor) has many years of experience in higher education administration including having served as Binghamton University's Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs for almost 20 years. Dr. Swain serves as Chair of the Department of Student Affairs Administration and holds a tenured appointment in the Decker School of Nursing where she is also Director of the Doctoral (PhD in Nursing) Program. Her research interests focus on health development across the entire life-cycle and the interrelationships among life stressors, healthy development, and illness. In addition, she looks at how to characterize and foster effective leadership in higher education. Dr. Swain possesses degrees from DePauw University (BS) and the University of Michigan where she received her PhD in Psychology.

Educational Background

  • Ph.D., Developmental Psychology, University of Michigan
  • M.A., Experimental Psychology, University of Michigan
  • B.A., Psychology, DePauw University

Professional Experience

  • Department Chair, School of Nursing, University of Michigan
  • Director of Affirmative Action, University of Michigan
  • Interim Vice President for Student Affairs, University of Michigan
  • Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Binghamton University

Teaching Profession

Family Theory, Research Methods, and Theory Development

Current Research Interests

Health promotion over the lifespan, Interactions among stressors, individual strengths, social support, & health, Adolescent and adult development, Leadership in higher education.

Last Updated: 11/11/15