Amanda Emerson, Ph.D., RN

Assistant Professor

Phone: 816-235-5960



Dr. Emerson is a recent graduate (May 2017) of the PhD program in the UMKC SoNHS. In her current research, Amanda seeks to understand the roles of adverse childhood events and resilience in cervical cancer risk preventive attitudes and behaviors among adult justice-involved women in order to guide development of effective education and empowerment interventions with adolescent girls. Amanda previously earned a PhD in English (Brown University, May 2004) in which her scholarship focused on competing discourses of equality in late eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century (North) American writing. Amanda worked as graduate faculty in the English Department at the University of South Dakota (2004-2009), where she taught early American literature and coordinated the Women’s Studies minor. Amanda enjoys SKC matches, British mystery shows, running, biking, drawing, and, of course, reading.