Dr. Sideras studied nursing at St. Louis University in the United States of America and attained both her undergraduate and master’s degrees there. Her PhD in nursing education was awarded in 2008 from Oregon Health & Sciences University. She has been engaged in clinical education since 1989 and immersed in teaching with simulation since 2005. Her current position is an Assistant Professor for the University of Portland. Her research has a dual focus – development and assessment of clinical reasoning and also examining the effect of simulation practice on student nurse’s professional attitudes and values. Her publications reflect her research interests.