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Kelly A. Wolgast

Colonel (Ret), US Army
Associate Teaching Professor in Nursing
Assistant Dean for Online Education and Outreach

Contact Information

203 B Nursing Sciences Building
University Park, PA 16802

Phone: 814-867-5998


D.N.P. (Executive Nurse Leadership), University of Alabama at Birmingham
Master of Strategic Studies, US Army War College
M.S. in Nursing (Administration and Education), Vanderbilt University
B.S. in Nursing, The Pennsylvania State University

Research Interests


  •  Nurse Leadership
  •  Healthcare Delivery Models
  •  Distance Learning
  •  Military/Veterans Health


2016      Chen, Y., Lorenzi, N. M., Sandberg, W. S., Wolgast, K., and Malin, B.A. (2016) Identifying collaborative care teams through electronic medical record utilization patterns. Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association. August 28, 2016.  DOI: 10.1093/jamia/ocw124 {Epub ahead of print].


2016    Wolgast, K.A. (Summer, 2016). Developing nurse leaders in TN. The Tennessee Nurse.


2014      Pilon, B.A., Crutcher, T.D., Leming-Lee, S., Watters, R., Wolgast, K.A., and Arnow, D. (2014) The value proposition for graduate education of emerging nurse leaders: Immediate benefit to organizations. Nurse Leader, 12(3), pp. 81-85.


2011     Wolgast, K.A., Taylor, K., Garcia, D., and Watkins, M. (2011). Measuring nursing essential contributions to quality patient care outcomes. The United States Army Medical Department Journal (October-December), pp. 72-81.


2011      Prue-Owens, K., Watkins, M., and Wolgast, K.A. (2011). Optimizing nursing care delivery systems in the Army: Back-to-basics with care teams and peer feedback. The United States Army Medical Department Journal (October-December), pp. 66-73.


2005       Wolgast, K.A. (2005) Command decision making: Experience counts. U.S Army War College, Carlisle Barracks, Carlisle, PA.


2004       Srsic-Stoehr, K., Rogers, L., Wolgast, K., Chapman, T., and Douglas, R. (2004) Success skills for the nurse manager: Cultural debut and sustainment. Nurse Leader. Vol. 2, No. 6. December. pp. 36-41.


2001       Lewis, J.B., Morey, A.F., Wolgast, K.A., and Ward, J.A. “Outpatient Urethroplasty: Outcomes Analysis and Patient Selection Criteria.” The Journal of Urology. Vol.168, September, 2002. pp. 1024-1026.