Elizabeth Moxley, PhD, RN, BS

Title: Assistant Professor
Division: Nursing
Office Location: Nursing 174
Office Phone: 815-753-6569
Email: emoxley@niu.edu

Courses Taught

  • NURS 602: Advanced Pathophysiology across the Lifespan
  • NURS 312: Nursing Research and Evidence-Based Practice
  • NURS 308: Alterations in Biological Systems


  • Ph.D., University of Illinois, Biologically-Based Nursing Research Program
  • M.S., Rush University, Critical Care and Cardio-Pulmonary Nursing
  • B.S.N., Rush University, Nursing
  • B.S., Wheaton College, Physical Education/Kinesiology

Research Interests

  • Cellular changes in exercise
  • Glycemic control and cardiovascular fitness
  • Pediatric obesity
  • Nursing education
  • Exercise and Physical Activity as Prevention and Treatment of Disease

Grants and awards

Joan E. Wood Research Grant

Moxley, E.  FY20 Northern Illinois University grant. The Response of Cytochrome c to High Intensity Interval Exercise in Sedentary Nondiabetics Adults and Prediabetes: Acute Verses Residual Effect. Total award of $14,000.

Moxley, E. Principal Investigator (June 1, 2019 – May 31, 2021). The Response of Cytochrome c  to High Intensity Interval Exercise in Sedentary Nondiabetics Adults and PrediabetesCo-Investigators: Clayton Camic, Emerson Sebastio, Peter Chomentowski. FY 2019-2021. Total Requested $28,242.23.

Moxley, E. FY20 Nurse Educator Fellowship Program. Illinois Department of Higher Education. (11/8/19). Total award $10,000.

Moxley, E. (Principal Investigator; 4/3/2019). The Response of Cytochrome c to High Intensity Interval Exercise in Sedentary Nondiabetics Adults and Prediabetes. Co-Investigators: Clayton Camic, Emerson Sebastio, Peter Chomentowski. Joan E. Wood Research Grant. FY 2019-2021. College of Health and Human Sciences Research Grant (Seed Money) FY 2019. Total award $2000.00.


Moxley, E., Maturin, L., & Habtzghi, D. (in press) A Lesson Involving Nursing Management of  Diabetes Care: Incorporating Simulation in Didactic Instruction to Prepare Students for  Entry-Level Practice. Teaching and Learning in Nursing.  

Webber-Ritchey, K., Moxley, E., Hwang, S., Habtzghi, D., Yalla, S. (2020). Perceived Environmental Factors related to Physical Activity among African American Parents of Young Children: A mixed-method exploratory study. Journal of Nursing Practice Applications and Reviews of Research. Volume 11. Number 1.

Sabio, C., Chen, J., Moxley, E., Taylor, L., Kuchinski, A., Peters, B. (2020). Improving portfolio assessment: addressing challenges in transition to ePortfolio. Journal of Nursing Education.

Moxley, E. and Mead, D. (2019). Book chapter: Fluid and Electrolyte Imbalances, In M. Sorenson, L., Quinn & D. Klein (Eds), Pathophysiology: Concepts of human disease, Hoboken, NJ:  Pearson.

Moxley, E. and Waller, M. (2019). Alternative strategies for providing clinical experiences in a course. Teaching and Learning in Nursing. 14 (2019) 173–178.DOI: 10.1016/j.teln.2019.02.005

Moxley, E. and Habtzghi, D. (2019). A comparison of exercise dose response: A systematic review. Home Health Care Management & Practice. Published online February 25,    2019. DOI:10.1177/1084822319831929

Schneider, K.L., Crews, R.T., Subramanian, V., Moxley, E., Hwang, S., DiLiberto, F., Aylward, L. Bean, J., Yalla, S.V. (2019). Feasibility of a low intensity, technology-based intervention for increasing physical activity in adults at risk for a diabetic foot ulcer: a   mixed methods study. Symposium/Special Issue: Journal of Diabetes Science and  Technology. https://doi.org/10.1177/1932296818822538

Moxley, E., Habtzghi, D., Klinkhamer, K., Wang, H., Donnelly, S., Dykhuizen, J. (2019). Pediatric Obesity: A strategy involving children, adolescents, and parents to improve body composition. Published online December 19, 2018, Journal of Pediatric Nursing, 45, 13-19. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pedn.2018.12.010

Moxley, E. and Bugaieski, T. (2018). Exercise intensities as factors of metabolic outcomes        in type 2 diabetes: A systematic review. Published online November 28, 2018, Home Health    Care Management & Practice. https://doi.org/10.1177/1084822318815446.

Moxley, E. W., Smith, D., Quinn, L., Park, C. (2018). Relationships between glycemic control and cardiovascular fitness. Biological Nursing Research 20(4), 422-228. doi: 10.1177/1099800418767572.

Moxley, E. A., Maturin, L., and Rakstang, K. (2017). NCLEX-RN® Success: An integrative lesson plan. Teaching and Learning in Nursing, 12(2), 161-164. 

Moxley, E. A., and Kruk, A. (2016). The free diabetes prescription: Encouraging exercise engagement. American Nurse Today, 11(12).