Gayle Shiba, DNSc, RNCS
Associate Dean / Associate Professor
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Dr. Shiba’s research interests focus on the experience of patients with cancers of
the head and neck, particularly symptom management, and the long term effects of treatment
related side effects on quality of life/daily living.
Wong, P. C., Dodd, M. J., Miaskowski, C., Paul, S. M., Bank, K. A., Shiba, G. H.,
& Facione, N. (2006). Mucositis Pain Induced by Radiation Therapy: Prevalence, Severity,
and Use of Self-Care Behaviors. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, 32(1); 27-37.
Shiba, G., Leong, Y. & Oka, R. (2005). Japanese-Americans. In J. G. Lipson, &
S. L. Dibble (Eds.), Culture & Clinical Care. San Francisco, California: UCSF Nursing Press.
Dr. Shiba has taught both undergraduate (BSN) and graduate (MSN) students at the LSON
and graduate students for the Regents Online College Collaborative (ROCC). Her most recent teaching has been in the MSN program where she teaches Theoretical Foundations for Advanced Nursing Practice, and courses in the Nursing Education concentration. She especially enjoys teaching the Theoretical Foundations course and seeing students
develop an awareness, appreciation, and understanding of theory and its application
to advanced nursing practice.
Dr. Shiba has served as a past president of the Beta Theta at Large Chapter of Sigma
Theta Tau International. She currently serves on the University of Memphis’ Access and Diversity Committee.
Dr. Shiba’s long-time area of practice is in oncology, specifically the care of patients
with cancers of the head and neck, and symptom management associated with treatment. Dr. Shiba is also an AANP board certified Family Nurse Practitioner.
Dr. Shiba is married and has two grown children. In her limited free time, Dr. Shiba
enjoys cooking and quilting.