William Arthur Matcham, PhD, RN
 Title: Assist Prof & Int Dir Grad Prg
RN Refresher Program Coordinator
 Dept: Nursing
 Office: JH 228
 Phone: 216-687-3890,  216-687-3887
 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 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.
I currently teach pathophysiology, informatics, leadership, curriculum design and research to nursing students.
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
NUR 300 Nursing Leadership and Management
NUR 345 Computer Literacy
NUR 350 Leadership & Management
NUR 360 Nursing Research
NUT 520 Curriculum Development in Nursing
Professional Experience:

Place Title/Rank Inclusive Dates

Cleveland State University Assistant Professor 08/2016 ¿ Present
Wright State University Assistant Professor 08/2014 ¿ 08/2016
Ohio State University Graduate Associate 09/2008 ¿ 07/2014


Place Title/Rank Inclusive Dates
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 Traveling Nurse (OR) 10/2000 ¿ 03/2004
University Hospitals 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 Skilled Nursing State Tested Nursing Assistant 02/1995 ¿ 12/1995
University Service:
University Graduate Council 2018-2020
University Faculty Senate 2017-2019
University E-learning committee 2017-2019