Minerva Guttman

Director, School of Nursing and Allied Health
Henry P. Becton School of Nursing and Allied Health

Contact Information


  • EdD, Teachers College, Columbia University
  • MEd, Teachers College, Columbia University
  • MA, (Nursing) Teachers College, Columbia University
  • BS, (Nursing) University of the Philippines
  • Post Master’s Certificate, Adult Nurse Practitioner
  • Executive Educational Leadership Fellow, University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School Aresty Institute of Executive Education

Academic Profile

Educational Leadership, Administrative/Teaching at FDU

July 1999-present:  Director and Professor Henry P. Becton School of Nursing and Allied Health, Fairleigh Dickinson University. Chief academic and administrative officer. Faculty rank of Professor responsible for teaching in undergraduate, graduate, and the DNP research and leadership courses.

2007-present:  Tenured Professor

Sept.,2011-present: Ferguson Endowed Chair. Responsible for faculty development in scholarship and securing extramural funding.

Most Recent Professional Nursing Activities

2019-present: Editor-in-Chief, The International Forum for Nursing and Healthcare, Official Journal for Nursing Practice, Education and Research of the University of the Philippines.

2015       Co-Chairperson of the Third International Standards for Professional Nurses, Institute for Faculty, Guangzhou Medical University, Peoples Republic of China.

2015 to present Consultant for Curriculum Development, Council of Foreign Nursing Schools

2014-present Chair, Faculty Committee to work on Standard 11 for the FDU Middle States Accreditation Visit in 2016.

2012-2014 Chair NJ Association of Baccalaureate and Higher Degree Deans and Directors

May 2008-2009 Member and representative of the Baccalaureate and Higher Degree Programs to the NJ Nursing Initiative of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

Dr. Minerva Guttman has been in nursing education administration for over 40 years and from 1999 to the present, she has been the Director of the FDU School of Nursing and Allied Health. She has overseen the growth of the nursing and allied health programs in terms of student numbers, programs, increased student outcomes and accreditation by the NJ Board of Nursing and Commission of Collegiate Nursing Education.  The NCLEX-RN pass rates has been 100% for first time takers for the last several years.

Dr. Guttman is recognized in the field of Nursing as a leader locally and internationally.  This recognition has led to her selection as the Editor-in-Chief of a peer reviewed International Nursing Journal.  In addition, she was the Treasurer (12 years) and later the Chair (2 years) of the NJ Association of Baccalaureate and Higher Degree Programs Deans and Directors. This group formulates policies for Baccalaureate and Higher Degree Programs in New Jersey.  Dr. Guttman led an FDU/DPI Delegation to the UN 63rd Conference for NGOs to advance Global Health and achieve MDGs in Melbourne, Australia.

Dr. Guttman’s scholarly work has focused on Nursing Education, specifically in improving learning outcomes of adult learners by integrating skills reinforcement in nursing courses.  She has published articles on her research on this topic in The Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing, a peer-reviewed journal.  Her other work on ethical competency of nursing students was published in the University of the Philippines Alumni Association International Journal, also a peer reviewed journal. Dr. Guttman also has focused on interprofessional education and the preparation of clinically expert faculty using grant funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.  Her publication on Preparing Clinically Expert Faculty Educators:  An Academic Partnership Model was published in the Journal of Professional Nursing, a peer reviewed journal.   Dr. Guttman has also presented her research in many nursing and medical conferences and professional organizational meetings locally, nationally, and internationally.

Dr. Guttman is also a prolific grant writer.  She has brought to FDU over $6,700,000 in public and private grant funding to develop new programs, scholarships for disadvantaged students and nurse traineeships. 

Dr. Guttman is a seasoned educator who supports the success of nursing students in the undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral levels.  In addition to her administrative responsibilities, Dr. Guttman continues to teach in various nursing courses so she can interact with the students firsthand.  Her favorite times are when she sees the students graduating and doctoral students successfully defending their capstone projects.  As Endowed Ferguson Chair, Dr. Guttman has helped faculty with publication of their articles and guided some with grant writing.

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