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Carol Gaskamp, PhD, RN | Associate Professor of Clinical Nursing and Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Programs

Carol Gaskamp

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Phone: 512-232-4789 (assistant dean office) | 512 471-7306 (faculty office)
Fax: 512 471-3688

Office: NUR 2.102B (assistant dean office) | NUR 5.122 (faculty office)
The University of Texas at Austin, School of Nursing
1710 Red River Street
Austin, TX 78712

Dr. Gaskamp joined the public health nursing and nursing administration faculty of The University of Texas at Austin School of Nursing in 2001. Her nursing career has been in nursing education and community health nursing practice and administration. A native of Houston, Texas, she lived in the Midwest (Iowa, Wisconsin, and Kansas) from 1976 to 2001. Since returning to Texas, she continues to practice community health nursing through volunteer work at the Samaritan Health Ministries Clinic, a non-profit primary health care clinic for the uninsured, located in Cedar Park. A long-time backyard gardener, she is also interested in herbalism and completed a course in ‘Becoming a Herbalist’ in 2013 through the Austin School for Herbal Studies.


  • PhD in Nursing Systems with a minor in Preventive Medicine, University of Kansas, 2000
  • MA in Family/Community Nursing with a Nursing Education role specialization, University of Iowa, 1981
  • BSN University of Texas System School of Nursing, 1976 (Houston campus)

Dr. Gaskamp's scholarly interests include:

  • Quality of life
  • Congregational health ministries and volunteer health organizations as systems of care;
  • Spirituality, healing and environment of care
  • Food Security
  • Online education

Dr. Gaskamp’s community service includes:

  • Volunteer nurse, Samaritan Health Ministries, Cedar Park, TX
  • Texas Cardiovascular Disease and Stroke Prevention Partnership
  • Gaskamp, C. & Kintner, E. (2014). Development, evaluation and utility of a peer evaluation form for online teaching. Nurse Educator, 39(1), 22-25.
  • Meraviglia, M., Gaskamp, C. D., & Sutter, R. (2012). Spirituality in aging. The Nurse's Role in Promoting Optimal Health of Older Adults: Thriving in the Wisdom Years. Philadelphia: F. A. Davis.
  • Gaskamp, C. D. & Meraviglia, M. (2011). Spirituality. In J. Fitzpatrick (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Nursing Research (3rd ed).
  • Meraviglia, M., Gaskamp, C., & Sutter, R. (2009). Spiritual distress in people with cancer. In Chernecky: Acute Care Oncology Nursing, 2nd Ed. St. Louis: Elsevier, Inc.
  • Meraviglia, M., Sutter, R. R., & Gaskamp, C D. (2008). Evidence-based guideline: Providing spiritual care to terminally ill older adults. Journal of Gerontological Nursing, 34(7), 8-14.
  • Meraviglia, M., Sutter, R., & Gaskamp C. D. (2006) Providing spiritual care to the terminally ill older adult evidence-based guideline. The University of Iowa Gerontological Nursing Interventions Research Center.
  • Gaskamp C. D., Sutter, R. & Meraviglia, M. (2005) Promoting spirituality in the older adult evidence based protocol. The University of Iowa Gerontological Nursing Interventions Research Center.
  • Gaskamp, C. D. & Smith, C. E. (2005). Quality of life. In J. Fitzpatrick & M. Wallace (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Nursing Research (2nd ed.). Springer.
  • Gaskamp, C. D. (2004). Quality of life and changes in health insurance in long-term home care. Nursing Economic$, 22(3), 135-139,146.
  • Gaskamp, C. D. (2000) Changes in family economic resources and quality of life in long-term home parenteral nutrition care. Unpublished dissertation, University of Kansas.