Coordinator, Learning Services Program
Academic Support Center
Nancy Sydnor-Greenberg has been Coordinator of the Learning Services Program in the Academic Support Center since the fall of 2005. Prior to joining AU, she worked as a free-lance writer, covering developments in national mental health policy, communication in healthcare, and children and families facing medical crises. Previous to her free-lance writing work, she was the project coordinator at the American Psychiatric Association (APA) for its major publication, DSM-IV, and subsequently she was a consultant to the APA, coordinating the work of the organization’s Institutional Review Board. Before that, she was Assistant Registrar for Academic Policy at Harvard’s Division of Continuing Education, which houses both Harvard’s Summer School and the Extension School.
She continues to write a newsletter focusing on mental health policy for a national mental health and developmental disability organization.
DegreesB.A., English, University of Virginia; M.A., English, Catholic University
Partnerships & Affiliations
National Association of County Behavioral Health and Developmental Disability Directors
Consultant and newsletter writer
Scholarly, Creative & Professional Activities
Monthly online newsletter for the National Association of County Behavioral Health and Developmental Disability Directors, accessible at www.nacbhdd.org.
Sydnor-Greenberg, N. & Dokken, D. (2001). Communication in healthcare: Thoughts on the child’s
perspective. Journal of Child and Family Nursing, 4(2).
Sydnor-Greenberg, N. & Dokken, D. (2000). Coping and caring in different ways: A perspective on
understanding and meaningful involvement. Pediatric Nursing, 26(2).
Sydnor-Greenberg, N. & Dokken, D. (2000). Helping parents and children cope with chronic conditions
in school. Journal of Child and Family Nursing, 3(6).
Dokken, D. & Sydnor-Greenberg, N. (2001). Communication in healthcare: The parent’s perspective.
Journal of Child and Family Nursing, 4(1).
Dokken, D. & Sydnor-Greenberg, N. (1998). Helping families mobilize their personal resources.
Pediatric Nursing, 24(1).
“Learning Disabilities, ADHD, and College: Supporting a Smooth Transition,”
“Students with Learning Disabilities and Psychiatric Diagnoses: Preparing for College,” Project Access Annual Meeting, April 2007.
“Breaking the Silence: Promoting Parent/Professional Partnerships Around Complementary Therapies,” Pediatric Nursing 16th Annual Conference, September 2000.
Honors, Awards, and Fellowships
Pediatric Nursing Excellence in Writing Award, 1998, for “Helping Families Mobilize Their Personal Resources.”