Neil S. MacNaughton PhD, RN
Associate Professor/Assistant Department Head
University of Dubuque, Department of Nursing

Neil MacNaughton is a registered nurse with 36 years of experience and strong clinical and academic backgrounds. His management and leadership positions in practice, academia, and nursing units have included various responsibilities, such as budgets and strategic planning. Most of his professional career has been in Iowa, but he was the first Director of the Master’s Entry Program in Nursing at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. In Honolulu, he also served as the representative for Hawaii for American Pacific Nurse Leadership Council meetings in Guam and American Samoa.

Dr. MacNaughton has served as a member of multiple international committees for Sigma Theta Tau International, including the United Nations Advisory Council, American Assembly for Men in Nursing, and American Nurses Association. He frequently has served as a reviewer of journal articles (American Journal of Men’s Health and The Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health) and conference abstracts (Western Institute of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International Biennial Convention, and American Association for Men in Nursing).

Dr. MacNaughton’s research interests have been in health disparities, particularly their impact on men. He currently plays an active role in the Marshallese Community Health Project in Dubuque, Iowa. He originally is from Marshalltown, Iowa and has deep roots in the state. His ancestors are homesteaded in Gundy and Jasper Counties.