William Arthur Matcham (Will), PhD, RN
 Title: Associate Professor
Project Administrator for Nursing Accreditation
 Dept: Nursing
 Office: JH 228
 Phone: 216-687-3890,  614-746-1204
 Email: w.matcham@csuohio.edu
 Address: 2121 Euclid Ave. JH 228, Cleveland, OH 44115

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Research Keywords:
bioinformatics, technology, genetics, computers, informatics, gamification, virtual reality, mixed reality, augmented reality
Ph.D., Nursing, The Ohio State University, 2014
M.S., Nursing, The Ohio State University, 2012
BSN, Nursing, Capital University, 2007
AAS, Nursing, Lorain County Community College, 1998
AAS, Electronic Communication Technology/Digital Instrumentation, Excelsior College, 2003
Brief Bio:
I am a nurse scientist, entrepreneur, U.S. Army veteran and a life-long learner. I have diverse interests from healthcare to engineering to off-grid alternative energy.  

During my graduate work I attended the Summer Genetics Institute (SGI) in Bethesda, MD at the NIH. I also completed an interdisciplinary specialization in college and university teaching to help prepare for a faculty role.

The purpose of my research program is to investigate how effective nursing care interventions and healthcare outcomes can be improved and/or enhanced through the increased use of technology. My interest is focused on three intersecting areas of technology implementation 1) Technology integration in the classroom to improve nursing student preparation for transition to professional practice, 2) Leveraging genetic/genomic technologies to improve individualize healthcare delivery and disease detection, and 3) Application of clinical technologies to improve daily living and prevent disability in vulnerable patient populations.

Through my research I have developed a community data collection application to connect community members with healthcare services. I an currently pursuing 2 patent applications for technology developments related to my research and have received grant money to develop a commercialized version of my research products

I teach at all levels of nursing education (undergrad, master, doctoral, continuing education, RN completion) but currently teach Graduate classes in pathophysiology, informatics, leadership, curriculum design and DNP Scholarly project.  

I provide service in a variety of capacities including as a faculty senator, chair of university academic technology, member of graduate council and graduate petitions, chair of College of health curriculum, and both school of nursing graduate curriculum and technology committees.

I have provide leadership as the interim graduate program director in the School of Nursing, the RN Refresher coordinator and the program administrator for the nursing accreditation.

I enjoy working with graduate students including serving on doctoral committees both in nursing and in other colleges.
Honors and Awards:
Faculty Merit Recognition Award Cleveland State University 2020
Faculty Merit Recognition Award Cleveland State University 2019
Excellence in Teaching Award Cleveland State School of Nursing 2019
Creative and Activities:
Matcham, W. (2019). System for improving healthcare through community engagement. Provisional Patent Application [# US 62/916,610]. Filed October 17, 2019. Conversion to full utility patent application [#17/072,984] filed October 16, 2020.

Zhao, W., & Matcham, W. A. (2019). System and method for automatically recognizing activities and gaze patterns in human patient simulations. Provisional Patent Application [# US 62/864,897]. Filed June 21, 2019. Conversion to Full Utility Patent Application [#US 16/907,496 (Calfee Ref. 27433.04112)] filed June 22, 2020.
Research Interests:
Use of technology to improve patient care outcomes in nursing. Incorporation of technology into the classroom to assist with preparing nursing students for transition from academic life to professional practice.
Teaching Areas:
NUR 219 Pathophysiology for Nurses
NUR 300 Leadership and Management
NUR 310 Nursing Research
NUR 345 Computer Literacy
NUR 350 Leadership & Management
NUR 360 Nursing Research
NUR 361 EBP in Nursing Care Delivery (WAC)
NUR 510 Ethics for Nursing
NUR 520 Curriculum Development in Nursing
NUR 600 Information System in Healthcare
NUR 701 Phys & Patho for Adv Nur Practice
NUR 704/NUR 705 (Combine) NP/DNP Roles
Nur 711 Ethical Leadership in Prof Nur Prac
NUR 712 Applying Info Tech to Support EBP
NUR 715 Clinical Genetics/Genomics for APN
NUR 899 DNP Scholarly Project
Professional Affiliations:
American Nursing Informatics Association
Sigma Theta Tau (Sigma) Nursing Honor Society
Professional Experience:

Cleveland State University Associate Professor with Tenure 08/2022 - Present
Cleveland State University Interim Graduate Program Director 09/2021 ¿ 05/2022
Cleveland State University Assistant Professor 08/2016 ¿ 08/2022
Wright State University Assistant Professor 08/2014 ¿ 08/2016
Ohio State University Graduate Associate 09/2008 ¿ 07/2014


Doctors Hospital West ICU Staff Nurse 05/2005 ¿ 12/2012
Maxim Healthcare Incorporated Agency Nurse in Corrections 10/2004 ¿ 06/2006
DHHS/NDMS Medical team Federal Disaster Nurse 09/2004 ¿ 09/2012
RN Network Perioperative Traveling Nurse 10/2000 ¿ 03/2004
University Hospitals of Cleveland RN Perioperative Services 09/1999 ¿ 10/2000
Fresenius Medical Care Hemodialysis Nurse 05/1999 ¿ 09/1999
Metro Health Medical Center Critical Care Technician 12/1995 ¿ 05/1999
Aristocrat Berea Skilled Nursing State Tested Nursing Assistant 02/1995 ¿ 12/1995
University Service:
University Committee Service:

Search Committees
National Search: Director, CSU IT Customer Service & Ops 07/2023 ¿ 08/2023
National Search: Director, School of Nursing Member 03/2022 ¿ 05/2022
National Search: Dean, College of Health Co-Chair 02/2022 ¿ 05/2022
National Search: Provost Member 02/2020 ¿ 05/2021

Faculty Senate/Faculty Committee Service;

Faculty Senate (Senator) Nursing Representative 08/2017 ¿ 08/2023
Academic Technology Committee Chair 09/2021 ¿ 08/2024
University UG Petitions Committee Member         09/2019 ¿ 08/2020
University eLearning Committee Member         08/2017 ¿ 08/2019

Graduate College Service:

University Graduate Petitions Member         09/2020 ¿ 08/2024
Graduate Council Nursing Representative 08/2018 ¿ 08/2022
GSRA Application Annual Review Reviewer 02/2020 ¿ 02/2020

Administrative Committee Service:

AAUP Level 3 Grievance committee AAUP Member Rep 06/2023 ¿ 07/2023
High Performance Computing Cluster Faculty Consultant 01/2022 ¿ Present
Academic Server Implementation Group Faculty Consultant 01/2021 ¿ 08/2023
Qualtrics Advisory Group Member         01/2021 ¿ 10/2021
Dean¿s IT Council Nursing Representative 08/2019 ¿ 08/2021
AAUP Level 3 Grievance Committee AAUP Member Rep 03/2018 ¿ 08/2018

College of Health Service:

COH Curriculum Committee Chair 08/2022 ¿ 08/2025
CSU 2.0 Org Structure subgroup Member         06/2021 ¿ 12/2021

School of Nursing Committee Service:

SON Faculty Affairs Committee Co-Chair 08/2022 ¿ 08/2024
SON Peer Review Committee (PRC) Co-Chair 08/2022 ¿ 08/2024
Graduate Curriculum Member 08/2022 ¿ 08/2023
Graduate Curriculum Chair 09/2021 ¿ 08/2022
Graduate Curriculum Member 01/2019 ¿ 08/2021
Graduate Curriculum Chair 08/2018 ¿ 01/2019
Graduate Admission/Progression (APAS) Member 09/2021 ¿ 08/2022
SON Faculty Search (2 positions) Chair 08/2019 ¿ 04/2020
Nursing Leadership Committee Member 08/2018 ¿ 05/2022
SON Staff Search (Secretary 1) Member 12/2018 ¿ 12/2018
SON Staff Search (Dean Assistant) Member 08/2018 ¿ 09/2018
Educational Tech and Media Chair 08/2017 ¿ 08/2021
Graduate Curriculum Member 08/2017 ¿ 08/2018
SON Faculty Search (7 Positions) Member 03/2017 ¿ 08/2017
DNP Curriculum Taskforce Member 08/2016 ¿ 08/2018
Graduate Program Evaluation Member 08/2016 ¿ 08/2018
Educational Tech and Media Member 08/2016 ¿ 08/2017
Professional Service:
Midwest Nursing Research Society Conference Abstract Review 08/2014 ¿ 05/2018

Nursing Outlook         Peer Reviewer 07/2023 - Present
Journal of Informatics Nursing         Editorial Board/Reviewer 08/2016 ¿ Present
American Nursing Informatics         Education Committee 01/2016 ¿ 12/2017
American Nursing Informatics         Conference Abstract Review 01/2015 ¿ 12/2019
Nurses Genetics (ISONG)         Conference abstract review 01/2015 ¿ 12/2016
Research Grants:
03/28/2023 ¿ 05/30/2024 E. Kullman (Co-PI) W. Matcham (Co-PI)
Cleveland State University Faculty Scholarship Initiative (FSI)
Preventing Alzheimer's Disease in Down Syndrome Through Exercise: A Pilot Study. ($4,950)
Role: Co-PI

09/2022 ¿ 09/2023 J.Thoman (PI) W.Matcham (Co-I)
HRSA CHWTP Grant (with Metro $3million)
CSU portion  $638,775
Role: Co-Investigator (5% effort and Money for app implementation)

09/30/2022 ¿ 09/30/2323 J. Thoman (PI) W. Matcham (Co-I)
Centers for Disease Control: Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health (CDC:REACH)
Cleveland State University Community Health Worker Program
($26,000 ¿ Fifth year budget for 5 year grant)
Role: Co-Investigator (5% effort + licensing fee)

07/1/2022 ¿ 02/23/2023 J. Thoman (PI) W. Matcham (Co-I)
HRSA - Ending the HIV Epidemic: A Plan for America - Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Parts A and B (CDFA# 93.686) HIV: Peer Navigator Program ($50,895)
Role: Co-Investigator as Technical Advisor (%5 effort + Licensing Fee)

10/2019 ¿ 05/2022 W. Matcham (PI)
Cleveland State University and Kent State University TeCK Fund (TVSF Funding)
Improved Health Outcomes of Populations through Engagement (I-Hope) Community Services: A Community health worker mobile productivity application

01/2019 ¿ 01/2020 W. Matcham (PI), D. Wajda (Co-Pi) & J. Thoman (Co-I)
CSU School of Nursing Angel Funds
Implementation of the STEADY mobile application with elders in the home: A pilot study ($18,777)
Role: PI

04/2019 ¿ 10/2019 W. Matcham (PI), W. Zhao (Co-Pi)
Ohio Department of Higher Education I-Corps Grant
I-Corps@Ohio - Technology enhanced human patient simulation (TEHPS) ($15,000)
Role: PI

04/2018 ¿ 10/2019 W. Matcham (PI)
Cleveland State University School of Nursing, Faculty Research Startup Funds
Community Health Worker productivity mobile application development and pilot
This project will develop a mobile application tailored to the CHW scope of practice to allow for electronic collection of information, intelligent processing and automated flags and referrals as a clinical decision support system. ($12,000)
Role: PI

08/2014 - 08/2016 W. Matcham (PI) & C. Holland (PI)
Wright State University Office of the Provost: Teaching Innovation Grant
Interactive Electronic Case Studies to Facilitate Knowledge Transfer between Nursing
Gateway Courses.
Using and interdisciplinary team, development of an online electronic platform to engage students in gateway nursing courses with unfolding case studies in a `choose your own adventure¿ format. Cases include video vignettes interspersed with critical thinking questions and scenarios. ($14,630)
Role: PI