Beth A. Brooks received her B.S.N. degree from Valpo in 1984, her M.S. degree from Northwestern University in 1990, and her Ph.D. in nursing science from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2000. She serves as president of her own consulting firm specializing in employment marketing, advertising and internal communications, recruitment and employee engagement. She is board certified in health care management, and has been a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives since January 2003. She has received numerous honors, awards and appointments, including the Graduate Teaching Award 2005, College of Nursing, University of Illinois at Chicago.