The research interests of Carol Schmer, Ph.D., RN, lie in two areas. She is interested in caregiver disparities when family members are ill. But as she has moved into more teaching, she is interested in teaching and learning outcomes, best practices for online learners, and student satisfaction and even faculty satisfaction. Schmer has a great interest in doing interdisciplinary research, as she believes that healthcare is moving in this direction, and all need to work together. Schmer enjoys assisting students with the struggles of group work.