Two Marquette nursing faculty members inducted as fellows of the American College of Nurse-Midwives 

Dr. Kathlyn Albert

Dr. Kathlyn Albert, clinical assistant professor and director of the Nurse-Midwifery Program, and Dr. Emily Malloy, instructor, each in the Marquette University College of Nursing, have been inducted as fellows into the American College of Nurse-Midwives, the professional association that represents certified nurse-midwives and certified midwives in the United States. 

Albert and Malloy were part of a class of 47 exemplary midwives accepted for fellowship in 2024. Fellowship in the American College of Nurse-Midwives is an honor bestowed upon those midwives whose demonstrated leadership within ACNM, clinical excellence, outstanding scholarship and professional achievement have merited special recognition within and outside the midwifery profession. 

Dr. Emily Malloy

“Drs. Albert and Malloy are exemplary nurse-midwife educators,” said Dr. Jill Guttormson, dean of the College of Nursing. “Their commitment to bettering the profession and preparing students for practice is a credit to our college. I’m glad to see both of them get the national recognition they deserve.” 

Albert has been a certified nurse-midwife since 2007, with previous practice experience in Milwaukee as a dual-certified family nurse practitioner and certified nurse-midwife. After completing her Doctor of Nursing Practice degree, she played an integral role in starting a nurse-midwifery practice at the Marquette Neighborhood Health Center. She has been on faculty at Marquette since 2018, taking on the role of director of the Nurse-Midwifery Program in 2021. Albert plays a vital role in the program by teaching multiple courses within the specialty. 

Malloy is a certified nurse-midwife and serves as director of midwifery research at Aurora Health Care and teaches in the Nurse-Midwifery Program. She has been in clinical practice for 12 years and works closely with a team of researchers and clinicians who focus on improving outcomes and reducing disparities for pregnant people by researching intrapartum care practices, perinatal microbiome and low-technology interventions to use during labor and birth. She is an editor, alongside Hanson, of the fifth edition of “Simkin’s Labor Progress Handbook: Early Interventions to Prevent and Treat Dystocia.” 

The ACNM Fellowship was first established in 1994. With the addition of this class of fellows, there will be 696 FACNMs. 

ACNM promotes excellence in midwifery education, clinical practice and research, and works to strengthen the capacity of midwives in the United States and throughout the world. Its members are primary care providers throughout the lifespan, with a special emphasis on pregnancy, childbirth, and gynecologic and reproductive health. ACNM provides research, administers, and promotes continuing education programs, establishes clinical practice standards and creates liaisons with state and federal agencies and members of Congress to increase the visibility and recognition of midwifery care.