College of Nursing

Michele Shaw

Michele Shaw

Assistant Professor
Michele Shaw
Assistant Professor
SNRS 341
(509) 324-7282
(509) 324-7341
WSU College of Nursing
SNRS 341
PO Box 1495
Spokane, WA 99210-1495

Michele Shaw earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from Pacific Lutheran University; her Master’s in Nursing degree from Washington State University; and her PhD in Nursing Philosophy from the University of Arizona.

Her clinical experience includes caring for families in the maternal child area. Her nursing career includes roles as an inpatient staff nurse and preceptor, as well as a case manager in the home health care setting. In addition, she has taught numerous clinical and theory courses for several years in Washington State University’s College of Nursing undergraduate program.

Michele’s areas of interest include improving health outcomes among children with asthma. She is also passionate about increasing physical activity participation among children and adolescents. Her dissertation work focused on perceptions of exercise among school aged children with asthma.


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Shaw, M.R. & Davis, A.H.T. (in press) Perceptions of exercise among school aged children with asthma. Journal of Asthma and Allergy Educators.
Shaw, M.R. (in peer review). The process of applying grounded theory in a study of children with asthma: reflections from a doctoral student. International Journal of Qualitative Methods.

Shaw, M.R. (2010). Perceptions of exercise among school aged children with asthma (Doctoral Dissertation). Retrieved from



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