Undergraduate Programs

Dr. Frances Crosby, Ed.D., RN

Special Assistant to the Provost, Nursing Education

Office Location:
First Floor Alumni Hall


Dr. Crosby served as chair of the School of Nursing from 2006 until 2019.  In addition, she has been teaching community health and research, her interest areas. Her master’s degree is in child psychiatric nursing. Her experience has been in public health nursing and research. She is a 1967 graduate of NU’s College of Nursing.

Current Research

Maternal depression in at-risk new mothers.

Projects: Exploring intervention approaches with Mental health Association of Niagara County Leadership development in practicing nurses via continuing education outreach

Additional Interests: Environmental Health, Health Policy

Educational Background

  • Doctorate of Education in Health Education & Behavioral Science, University at Buffalo (1986)
  • Master of Science in Child Psychiatric Nursing, Boston University (1969)
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Niagara University (1967)