Gordon Lee Gillespie, PhD, DNP, RN, CEN, CNE, CPEN, PHCNS-BC, FAEN, FAAN, is in his second year as a member of the Emergency Nurses Association Board of Directors.
Gillespie has been a registered nurse since 1996 with 15 of those years working in adult and pediatric emergency care settings. His clinical positions have included staff nurse, charge nurse, manager, educator and core trauma nurse. He currently is a professor and associate dean for research at the University of Cincinnati College of Nursing. In his role as a faculty member, he has published 85 articles and conducted 175 presentations, most of which address issues of importance to emergency nurses, such as workplace violence. He also served as a consultant to the CDC-National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health on the development of an educational program on workplace bullying and violence. His work has been cited by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, U.S. Government Accountability Office, American Nurses Association, and practitioners and researchers across six continents.
In addition to previously serving as an instructor for ENPC and course director for TNCC, Gillespie has been active with ENA continuously since 2002 at the local, state and national level. In recent years, he served as the 2017 Immediate Past President for the Ohio ENA State Council, 2017 Chair of the Academy of Emergency Nursing, and a member of the ENA Position Statement Committee in 2014-15. In 2012, he chaired the National Conference for Workplace Violence in Healthcare Settings, a conference co-sponsored by the Emergency Nurses Association.
Gillespie graduated with his associate and bachelor degrees in applied science in nursing from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. He then earned a master’s degree in nursing and doctorate of philosophy from the University of Cincinnati. After recognizing the need for his research to truly translate to clinical practice, he obtained his doctor of nursing practice from Vanderbilt University. He is certified in emergency and pediatric emergency nursing.
Term as Director: January 2018-December 2020