Phoebe Ann Pollitt
Dr. Phoebe A. Pollitt of Boone serves as an Assistant Professor in the department of nursing.
She holds a Ph.D. in curriculum and instruction from the University of North Carolina at
Greensboro and was an Excellence Fellowship recipient. She also has a Master of Arts degree in
education from Appalachian State University and a Bachelor of Science in nursing from the
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She currently is enrolled in the Master of Science in
nursing program at East Carolina University.
Prior to coming to Appalachian, Dr. Pollitt served as early childhood education instructor at the
Watauga campus of Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute (CCC&TI). She also
was the school nurse and health education coordinator for Watauga County Schools in Boone
and adjunct professor of nursing for Winston Salem State University.
Dr. Pollitt also has served as nursing instructor for CCC&TI, as a home health nurse for Watauga
County Health Department, disability development specialist for Appalachian DEC in Boone and
as public health nurse for Durham County Health Department.
The recipient of the Mabel C. Ayden Scholarship Recipient at ECU School of Nursing, Dr.
Pollitt received the Faculty Award from CCC&TI TRIO Student Association and was recognized
at the North Carolina Nurses Association Centennial Banquet for her contributions to the video
“A Century of Caring,” which has won numerous state and national awards and has had many
showings on public television. She recently received the $30,000 Nursing Educators for
Dr. Pollitt also was named a Mary Lewis Wyche Fellow by the North Carolina Nurses
Association, received the 2002 “Healthy Carolinians Hero” Award from Watauga County Healthy
Carolinians, the 2002 Spirit Award for scholarly activities from Winston Salem State
Outstanding Volunteer Award from the North Carolina Cancer Society and the Outstanding
Adult Leader Award for North Carolina Project ASSIST.
The recipient of the 2002 Certificate of Appreciation for “Outstanding School Nurse” at Watauga
County Schools, Dr. Pollitt has been named to Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in American
Women, Who’s Who in Young American Women and Who’s Who in American Nursing. She
received the 1995 “Great 100" Award from the NC Nurses Association, a Certificate of
Excellence from Watauga County Board of Education in 1995, the 1994 Outstanding article
award for the NC Society of Historians, a Certificate of Appreciation from the American Heart
Association in 1994, a Plaque of Appreciation from OASIS in 1992 and the 1989 Outstanding
Volunteer Award from Governor Hunt.
She was a member of the National Honor Society and has been a member of Sigma Theta Tau
National Nursing Honor Society since 1992.
Dr. Pollitt has authored and co-authored numerous articles and chapters in various publications.
She also was a member of the research and writing team and appeared in on-camera interviews
for the video “A Century of Caring.” She also worked on the calendar “NS Nurses: A Century of