Ruth Eby

Associate Professor | Associate Dean, IWU -National & Global Nursing

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Ruth earned her DNP from Purdue University, with a focus on faculty preparation to facilitate online interprofessional education, her MSN with a focus on Education and the Faculty Role from Drexel University, and her BS with a major in nursing at IWU. After practicing obstetrics in the hospital setting for more than 20 years she joined IWU Wesleyan in 2010.

Ruth is a member of GROW Nursing, an educational collaboration dedicated to nursing workforce development. She has led the interprofessional education task force and the Interprofessional Education Seminar planning committee and successfully written mini-grants from the Indiana AHEC in support of the interprofessional and workforce development efforts of the university.

In addition, she has participated in research on Moral Courage and Ethical Integrity in Nursing Education. Her team has presented their research in several venues and are published in the Journal of Nursing Education.

Educational Background

  • DNP, 2015, Purdue University
  • MSN, 2010, Drexel University
  • BS, 1986, Indiana Wesleyan University


Ruth and her husband of 30+ years, Dr. Patrick Eby, have three children and three grandchildren. She enjoys the outdoors, travel, music, and listening to books.

Indiana Wesleyan University
4201 S. Washington St.
Marion, IN 46953