Faculty Profile

Gloria Nam

Gloria Nam

Assistant Professor of Nursing

Email: namg@spu.edu
Phone: 206-281-2634
Office: SHS 124


Education: Diploma, Red Cross College of Nursing, 1998; BSN, Husson University, 2002; MSN, Yale University, 2004; PhD, University of Washington, 2013. At SPU since 2017.

Dr. Nam brings a rich background in clinical nursing practice and nursing education. After seven years as a family nurse practitioner and the completion of her doctorate, she moved to Swaziland where she developed a nursing program in a newly founded university. Years later, she returned to Seattle and has taught at the University of Washington while also maintaining her clinical practice as an FNP before joining SPU in 2017. Dr. Nam teaches in the Graduate Nursing program.

Dr. Nam’s scholarship focuses on parenting, intergenerational family conflict, depressive symptoms, and substance use among Korean-American adolescents. She desires to develop parenting programs to help parents and their adolescents among Asian-American minorities.


Selected publications

Nam, G. (2016). Mediating effect of intergenerational family conflict between perceived warmth and depressive symptoms. Journal of the Korean Data & Information Science Society, 27(6). 1631-1643. 

Nam, G. (2016). Racial discrimination and substance use among Korean American adolescents. Korean Journal of Rehabilitation Nursing, 19(2). 100-107. 


Why I teach at SPU

Gloria Nam, assistant professor of nursing

“I teach and support students at SPU to be equipped with the knowledge and passion not only to develop their careers in the world, but also to influence the world as global nursing leaders.”