Dr. Malinda L. Whitlow

Dr. Malinda Whitlow
Assistant Professor, Executive Director ABSN Program
Virginia Science and Technology Campus
45085 University Dr.
Ashburn, Virginia 20147
[email protected]

Dr. Malinda Whitlow is a three-time graduate (Triple Hoo) at the University of Virginia and currently the Executive Director of and Assistant Professor in the ABSN Program. She participated in the 2014 and 2016 GW Nursing trips to Haiti, providing care and promoting community health, as well as the March 2015 trip to Ecuador to provide care in a rural community clinic. Dr. Whitlow is also a member of the American Nurses Association, the Virginia Nurses Association, the Virginia Council of Nurse Practitioners, and Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society.

Current Research

  • Improving interdisciplinary communication between nurses and physicians within the inpatient setting
  • Interprofessional education
  • Integrating innovative teaching modalities within the classroom


University of Virginia, DNP (August 2013)

University of Virginia, MSN, Family Nurse Practitioner (May 2011)

University of Virginia, BSN (May 2007)

  • With Distinction

Central Texas College, ADN (December 2001) 

  • Honor Graduate


Whitlow, L. M., Drake, E., Tullmann, D., Hoke, J., & Barth, D. (2014). Bringing Technology to the Bedside: Using Smartphones to Improve Interprofessional Communication. CIN: Computers, Informatics, Nursing. Jul 2014. Vol. 32, Issue 7, p305-311. 


Nurse Faculty Leadership Academy Scholar Recipient — Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society (March 2016 – November 2017).

University Teaching and Learning Center Grant for Experimentation in Teaching — The George Washington University (Spring 2016: $1,500 awarded)

40 Under 40 Award Recipient — Virginia Nurses Association (November 2015)

PRET and Jr. Faculty Teaching and Learning Center Program Acceptance — The George Washington University (Spring 2015).

Excellence in Student Life Awards: Wall of Fame Recipient — The George Washington University (April 2015)

DNP Capstone Poster Acceptance and First Place Poster Recipient — Reston Hospital Center “Spring Into Research” Conference (May 2014)

Rodriguez Nursing Research Fund Receipient — University of Virginia (2013)

Pam Cipriano Research Award — University of Virginia Health System (October 2012)