Kathy Herron

Kathy Herron
Assistant Professor
Email: herronk@philau.edu

Kathy is a midwife with an MS from Columbia University (1986), a BS in nursing from Columbia (1982), and a BA in psychology from Wesleyan University (1979). She is an experienced midwife, practice owner, and educator. She founded and directed her area’s only independent, midwife-owned, private practice with hospital admitting privileges. She has been in full-scope midwifery practice in a variety of hospital, clinic, and office settings.

Kathy started as an adjunct at the Midwifery Institute of Philadelphia University in 2012 and joined the full-time faculty in 2014 as an assistant professor. She is now using her expertise and experience to nurture the next generation of midwives. She maintains an innovative gynecology practice, specializing in helping women who struggle with pelvic or sexual pain and dysfunction. Together with her colleague, a pelvic floor physical therapist, they take a holistic and caring approach to the diagnosis and treatment of this issue. She also presents on this topic nationally and locally.

Kathy lives in New York where she has been active in the midwifery community. She is a founding member of the Hudson Valley Birth Network and currently sits on the board. She is a past chair, vice-chair, and treasurer for the Hudson Valley chapter of the American College of Nurse-Midwives. Nationally, she is a member of the Continuing Education Committee for the ACNM.

For the Midwifery Institute, Kathy teaches Advanced Physical Assessment and Introduction to Teaching Methods. She also teaches a variety of workshops during on-campus intensives. She works closely to support midwifery graduate students as a sought-after advisor and clinical coordinator. She is a key member of the administrative team at the Midwifery Institute and represents the program at the North East Regional Consortium for the Comprehensive Exam in Midwifery.

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