2018
Christine T. Kovner, Ph.D., R.N, F.A.A.N.

New York University, Rory Meyers College of Nursing

2016
Joanne Spetz, Ph.D.
University of California, San Francisco

2015
Patricia Patrician, Ph.D.
University of Alabama- Birmingham, School of Nursing 

2014
Eileen Lake, Ph.D., RN, FAAN
University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing 

2013 
Linda McGillis Hall, RN, Ph.D., FAAN, FCAHS
University of Toronto

2012
Miriam Bender, P.h.D., M.S.N.
University of California, Irvine  

2011
Peter Buerhaus Ph.D., RN, FAAN
Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Center For Interdisciplinary Health Workforce Studies

2010
Linda H. Aiken, PhD, RN, FAAN

University of Pennsylvania Center for Health Outcomes and Policy Research

and

Barbara A. Mark, PhD, RN, FAAN
University of North Carolina School of Nursing

2009
Mary E. Johantgen, Ph.D., R.N.
University of Maryland School of Nursing