Dr. Mikky received his doctoral degree in nursing from the University of Connecticut (UCONN) in 2006. His Master degree in Nursing Education from the University of Hartford was funded by the Fulbright scholarship. He had completed special studies in cardiovascular nursing at Emory University and the program was funded by the United States Information Agency (USIA). Over the past 23 years of experience, since he had earned his BSN degree from Bethlehem University (Palestine) in 1991, he had assumed different nursing positions in various clinical and academic institutions; nationally and internationally. He received the “Carolyn Ladd Widmer Research” Award in acknowledgement of excellence in 2006. His areas of expertise include: nursing education, adult health nursing, cardiovascular nursing, and long-term care. The area of his research interest is focused on the construct of “empowerment among clients with chronic health conditions”. His scholarly work includes: conference presentations, research studies published in nursing journals, and three chapters in a handbook on transcultural nursing. Currently, he has been working as a tenured full professor in the FRANCES M. McLAUGHLIN DIVISION OF NURSIN at Bloomfield College of Montclair State University since 2009., Dr. Mikky has been appointed as the chairperson of the aforementioned program from July 2021-July 2023. He reviews manuscripts for four nursing Journals: Journal of Nursing Measurement, International Journal of Nursing Studies, Geriatric Nursing, International Journals of Health Planning and Management.