Dr. Comer received her Masters of Science in Nursing from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro with a focus in Nursing Education, Adult Health in 1989. In 2004 she received her doctorate in Curriculum and Teaching with a specialization in Cultural Foundations of Education from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She also has a Masters in Science in Counseling from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She is a Certified Nurse Educator from the National League for Nursing, and is a National Board Certified Counselor. Her clinical nursing background includes 20 years as a certified Critical Care RN, and also certification in Addictions nursing.
Dr. Comer currently serves as the Executive Associate Director for the School of Nursing and teaches the nurse educator specialty courses. She has written and implemented grants from HRSA, FIPSE, and the DOJ. She serves the profession as a reviewer for research grants and presentations. Her areas of research interest include nursing education, nurse faculty, leadership, qualitative research methods and addictions.
Dr. Comer is very interested in serving her community as a volunteer nurse and counselor, working with the American Red Cross, Room in the Inn, and the Good Samaritan Clinic of Haywood County. She is a member of Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society, the National League for Nursing, the American Nurses Association, the North Carolina Nurses Association, and many other professional groups. She currently resides in Asheville, NC.