Barbara J. Speck, PhD, RN

Barbara J. Speck, PhD, RN

Barbara J. Speck, PhD, RN

Professor Emerita




  • Doctor of Philosophy - The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Master of Science in Nursing - Wichita State University
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing - The University of Alabama in Huntsville

Teaching Areas:

  • Health Promotion
  • Nursing Theory

Recent Publications:

Speck, BJ, Hines-Martin, V, Stetson, B, & Looney, SW. (2007). An environmental intervention aimed at increasing physical activity in low-income women. Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, 22.263-271.

Speck, BJ, & Looney, SW. (2006). Self-reported physical activity validated by pedometer: A pilot study. Public Health Nursing, 23(1), 88-94.

Speck, BJ. (2006). Health promotion in diverse populations through regular physical activity and improved nutrition. Medscape, retrieved February 21, 2006 at Recent Presentations: Advanced nurse practitioner facilitator intervention to increase physical activity in low-income women. American Public Health Association 134th Annual Meeting and Exposition. Boston, MA, November 6-8, 2006.

Speck, BJ, Hines-Martin, V., Stetson, B., & Looney, SW. Recruitment and retention methods in a six-month study of physical activity with a sample of low-income women. [Poster] 20th Annual Conference of the Southern Nursing Research Society, Memphis, Tennessee, February 1-4, 2006.

Mainous, RO, Armstrong, DS, & Speck, BJ. Advantages of multiple practica in a PhD program of nursing. [Poster] American Association of Colleges of Nursing’s Annual Doctoral Conference, San Diego, CA, January 25-28, 2006.

Research Interests:

  • Health promotion
  • Cardiovascular disease prevention
  • Women’s health promotion and disease prevention
  • Low-income women and physical activity