Dr. Safiya George is an associate professor in the Capstone College of Nursing. She holds a Ph.D. in Nursing from Emory University, where she also obtained a certificate in Women’s Studies. He undergraduate nursing degree is from the University of the Virgin Islands. Dr. George is a board certified adult nurse practitioner, and her research focus is on spirituality and coping with stress and its relationship to mental and physical health among women and people living with HIV/AIDS. Beginning in spring 2017, Dr. George is one of the Honors College’s faculty-in-residence in the Ridgecrest community.