Rozella M. Schlotfeldt, a native of DeWitt, Iowa, is associate in nursing at University Hospitals in Cleveland and was professor and dean at Case Western Reserve University for 12 years.
As a nursing educator and administrator, Dr. Schlotfeldt has played a major role in the planning of programs and facilities for nurse training throughout the United States. She has published more then 50 scholarly articles contributory to the advancement of her profession, and she has been a member of several local, state, and national panels on nursing education, as well as serving as a consultant to the United States Public Health Service.
Dr. Schlotfeldt's educational achievements include the Bachelor of Science degree with honors from the University of Iowa in 1935 and her Master of Science and PhD degrees from the University of Chicago in 1947 and 1956. She received an honorary Doctor of Science degree from Georgetown University in 1972. In 1970, Dr. Schlotfeldt received an honorary recognition award from the American Nurses Association and, in 1972, was elected to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences.