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Mary Tiberg

Title:Asst Professor/Coordinator
Office:Warde Academic Center


Mary Tiberg holds a Ph.D. in nursing from Loyola University Chicago and joined the School of Nursing and Health Sciences at SXU in 2018. She is a seasoned professional with extensive clinical and administrative experience. In her current role as an assistant professor of nursing, Tiberg teaches at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, online, in-person, hybrid and clinical instruction. She also serves as the coordinator of the Gerontology Studies program and the Accelerated BSN program.


Ph.D. in Nursing
Loyola University Chicago

M.S. in Nursing Administration
San Diego State University

B.S. in Nursing
Benedictine University

Areas of Specialization

  • Nursing administration
  • Health care administration and financing
  • Introduction to aging
  • Narrative gerontology
  • Ethics
  • Geriatric syndromes


Registered Nurse (RN), Illinois

Clinical Expertise/Practice Areas

  • Emergency medicine/trauma
  • Cardiology
  • Nursing administration
  • Chronic disease


  • Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society
  • Alpha Omicron Chapter

Research Interest

Understanding how individuals cope with end-stage liver disease. Tiberg's research has been directed at the time points in care where the directed actions of nursing can improve care and overall quality of life for these individuals. Her initial research work was with individuals who are diagnosed with cirrhosis. This work will be the foundation for future research, where the implementation of health care strategies can be tested and evaluated.


  • Poster Presentation: Nursing Research Symposium, University of Chicago Medical Center
  • Poster Presentation: Palmer Symposium, Loyola University, Chicago
  • Poster Presentation: SXU Research Expo
  • Mentored multiple student research projects with poster development for the annual SXU Research Expo.
  • Dissertation manuscript accepted by Sigma Theta Tau to be included in the organization's repository for future professional reference.
  • Recipient of the Department of the Navy's Meritorious Civilian Service Medal; U Chicago Medicine Outpatient Nurse of the Year; U Chicago GI Fellowship Award; and the American Liver Foundation's Journey Award.