Ann C. Marriner-Tomey


Herman Frederic Lieber Award (1986)
Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)
School of Nursing


Ann C. Marriner-Tomey received a diploma from Mary Lanning Memorial Hospital School of Nursing, and then continued on to earn a B.S.N., M.S.N. and Ph.D. in nursing from the University of Colorado. Beside the numerous managing consultant positions she's held in nursing service and education, Tomey is Professor Emeritus at Indiana State University.

Dr. Tomey has written over 300 publications, including 38 books, 55 book chapters, 70 articles, 30 abstracts, and numerous reviews editorials and columns. They have been translated into six languages beside English, and are circulated around the world. Her publications focus on the nursing process, leadership & management, and nursing theory.

Dr. Tomey was very active in community service, service learning communities, and distance education. She also played a leading roll in many professional organizations. She served as chairman and vice-chairman of the Midwest Alliance in Nursing, president and vice president of the Indiana State Nurses' Association, president of the Alpha Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International, vice-chairman of the Council on Graduate Education for Administration in Nursing, and co-chairman of the Nursing Administration Research Section of the Midwest Nursing Research Society.

Dr. Tomey was a Research Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing, and of Indiana State University's Office of Sponsored Programs in 2003. She received the Indiana University School of Nursing Outstanding Teaching Award, IUPUI's Campus Outstanding Teaching Award, and I.U.'s seven-campus system award for Outstanding Teaching. She was awarded the I.U. President's Medal for Excellence for Exemplary Faculty Performance in 1999, Indiana State University's Caleb Mills Distinguished Teaching Award in 2002, and was Indiana State University's nominee for the Brian Douglas Hiltunen Faculty Award for outstanding contribution to the scholarship of engagement in 2003. In 2000, Indiana State University awarded her the Theodore Dreiser Distinguished Research and Creativity Award, and Lambda Sigma awarded her Chapter Awards for excellence in education and research. Tomey was also the recipient of the Sigma Theta Tau International Founders Award, the American Journal of Nursing Book of the Year Awards, the Dedicated Service Award/Mental Health Hero Award from the Mental Health Association in 2001, and the Lifetime Achievement Award for Excellence in Nursing Scholarship from Lambda Sigma Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing in 2006.