Jody Spiess is a registered nurse with 20 years of experience. Her nursing history includes cardiac, mother/baby, public health nursing, and nursing education. Her main area of interest is in the public health nursing specialty, and her passion is in helping underserved residents in the St. Louis community. Jody Spiess received an ADN from St. Louis Community College at Meramec, BSN and MSN from Webster University, and a Graduate Certificate in Public Health from the University of Missouri Columbia. She is finishing up coursework on my PhD in Nursing at the University of Missouri St. Louis currently and will begin my dissertation this fall. Her dissertation is on the disaster preparedness of community health nurse educators all over the United States. She is a Hearst fellow and faculty member at Webster University.
(Prof. Jody Spiess - 14:45) The Webster World Report podcast takes a look back at the past 61 weeks of the pandemic in this edition, that includes selected interviews recorded since March of 2020. These were the interviews that proved to be the most popular with the program’s global audience. The themes include: views of the pandemic from Uzbekistan; a nursing faculty member and a nursing student reflect on their experiences in the pandemic; and Webster’s international relations experts discuss the pandemic’s effects on global politics and diplomacy. This is the 22nd episode of the Webster World Report podcast, a monthly magazine program linking Webster University’s global operations during this time of various crises. The news segment of the program covers highlights from Webster University’s 102nd Commencement Ceremony along with other important news from the previous month. Interviews include: Malika Baratova, Public Relations Executive, Webster University Tashkent; Maggie Dankert, Deputy Director Webster University Tashkent; Prof. Jody Spiess, Nursing faculty member, main campus; Nursing student Charlie Johnson, College of Arts & Sciences; Prof. Kelly-Kate Pease, international relations, College of Arts & Sciences; and Prof. Jozef Batora, Webster Vienna Private University.