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Department of Biobehavioral Health Sciences Faculty

Standing Faculty

Professor

Linda H. Aiken, PhD, FAAN, FRCN, RN – Claire M. Fagin Leadership Professor in Nursing; Professor of Sociology; Director of the Center for Health Outcomes and Policy Research

Kathryn H. Bowles, PhD, RN, FAAN – Professor of Nursing

Julie A. Fairman, PhD, FAAN, RN – Professor of Nursing; Director of the Barbara Bates Center for the Study of the History of Nursing

Karen Glanz, PhD, MPH - George A. Weiss University Professor, Professor of Epidemiology and Nursing

Mary D. Naylor, PhD, FAAN, RN – Marian S. Ware Professor in Gerontology; Director of the Center for Health Transitions; Associate Director of the Center for Gerontologic Nursing Science

Yvonne Paterson, PhD – Professor of Nursing

Jennifer A. Pinto-Martin, PhD, MPH – Viola MacInnes/Independence Professor of Nursing

Therese Richmond, PhD, CRNP, FAAN – Professor of Nursing

Barbara J. Riegel, PhD, RN, FAHA, FAAN – Professor of Nursing and Edith Clemmer Steinbright Chair of Gerontology

 

Professor – Clinician Educator

Charlene W. Compher, PhD, RD, FADA, CNSD – Professor of Nutrition Science

Mary Ersek, PhD, RN, FAAN – Professor of Nursing

Sarah H. Kagan, PhD, FAAN, RN – Professor of Gerontological Nursing

Kathleen McCauley, PhD, FAAN, RN, CS – Professor of Cardiovascular Nursing; Class of 1965 25th Reunion Term Professor of Nursing; Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

 

Associate Professor

Tanja Kral, PhD - Assistant Professor of Nursing​ ​

Eileen Lake, PhD, RN – Associate Professor of Nursing

Joseph R. Libonati, PhD - Associate Professor of Nursing

Salimah H. Meghani, PhD, MBE, RN, FAAN – Associate Professor of Nursin

Julie Sochalski, PhD, FAAN, RN – Associate Professor of Nursing

Connie M. Ulrich, PhD, RN – Associate Professor of Nursing

 

Associate Professor – Clinician Educator

Christine K. Bradway, PhD, RN, CRNP – Associate Professor of Gerontological Nursing

Rosemary C. Polomano, PhD, FAAN, RN – Associate Professor of Pain Practice

 

Assistant Professor

Bart C. De Jonghe, PhD - Assistant Professor of Nursing

Ann M Kutney-Lee, PhD, RN - Assistant Professor of Nursing

Lea Ann Matura, PhD, RN - Assistant Professor of Nursing

Heath D. Schmidt, PhD - Assistant Professor of Nursing

 

Assistant Professor – Clinician Educator

Margaret C. Souders, PhD, CRNP - Assistant Professor of Human Genetics

Kelly L. Wiltse Nicely, PhD, MSN, CRNA - Assistant Professor of Nurse Anesthesia

 

Practice Faculty

Professor

Connie B. Scanga, PhD - Practice Associate Professor of Nursing


Associate Professor

Deborah Becker, PhD, ACNP, BC, CHSE, FAAN – Practice Associate Professor of Nursing

Ann Marie Walsh Brennan, PhD, RN - Practice Associate Professor of Nursing

 

Research Faculty

Associate Professor

Karen Beth HirschmanPhD, MSW – Research Associate Professor of Nursing

 

Academic Support Staff

Advanced Senior Lecturer

Kathleen G. BurkePhD, RN – Advanced Senior Lecturer

Valerie Cotter, DrNP, CRNP, FAANP - Advanced Senior Lecturer

Caroline L. Doherty, MSN, ACNP, BC, AACC - Advanced Senior Lecturer

Patricia Griffith, MSN - Advanced Senior Lecturer

Susan K. Keim, MS, RN - Advanced Senior Lecturer

Patricia Pawlow, MSN, BSNA - Advanced Senior Lecturer

Susan Renz, DNP, GNP-BC - Advanced Senior Lecturer

 

Senior Lecturer

Anne Caputo  - Senior Lecturer

Rosemary Frasso, PhD – Senior Lecturer

Lori Ann Winner, MSN, CRNA - Senior Lecturer​

 

Lecturer

Evan D. Anderson, PhD, JD - Lecturer

Ann Marie Brennan, MSN, RN - Lecturer

Virginia A. Buckley Blaskovich, CRNP - Lecturer

Maya N. Clark-Cutaia, PhD, ACNP-BC, RN - Lecturer

Monique Dowd - Lecturer

Sarah Goldfine-Ward, MSN, RN - Lecturer

Cheryl Neisser-Frankson, PhD, RN - Lecturer

Aleaha M. Peoples, MSN, RN - Lecturer

Loretta A. Sernekos, PhD, RN, AGPCNP - BC - Lecturer

Maria S. White, MSN, RN, CBN, CCRN - Lecturer

 

Adjunct Faculty

Professor

Regina Seery Cunningham, PhD, RN, AOCN - Adjunct Professor of Nursing

Guifang Guo, PhD – Adjunct Professor of Nursing

Ann M. Kolanowski, PhD, RN, FGSA, FAAN - Adjunct Professor of Nursing

Thomas A. Marino, PhD - Adjunct Professor of Nursing

Kathy Culpepper Richards, PhD, RN, FAAN – Adjunct Professor of Nursing

Douglas M. Sloane, PhD - Adjunct Professor of Nursing

Stella L Volpe, PhD, RD, LD/N, FACSM – Adjunct Professor of Nursing

Deborah Watkins Bruner, PhD, RN, FAAN – Adjunct Professor of Nursing

Norma G. Cuellar, DSN, RN - Adjunct Professor of Nursing

Mary Beth Happ, PhD, RN - Adjunct Professor of Nursing

Ann E. Rogers, PhD, RN, FAAN - Adjunct Professor of Nursing

 

Associate Professor

Ellen Giarelli, EdD, CRNP, CS – Adjunct Associate Professor of Nursing

Mary Ann Lafferty-DellaValle, PhD - Adjunct Associate Professor of Nursing

Nancy M. Valentine, PhD, DSc(h), FAAN, FNAP - Adjunct Associate Professor of Nursing

 

Assistant Professor

Irene Berman-Levine, PhD, RD - Clinical Assistant Professor of Nursing

James Cato, EdD, RN, CRNA, CPEHR - Adjunct Assistant Professor of Nursing

Rose Ann DiMaria-Ghalili - Adjunct Assistant Professor of Nursing

Janice Foust, PhD, RN - Adjunct Assistant Professor of Nursing

Christopher Sean Lee, PhD, RN - Adjunct Assistant Professor of Nursing

Joanne Reifsnyder, PhD, APRN, BC-PCM - Adjunct Assistant Professor of Nursing

Carrie Stricker, MSN, CRNP - Adjunct Assistant Professor of Nursing

 

Visiting Professor

Secondary Appointments

Michael Perlis, PhD - Associate Professor of Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry and the Director of the Behavioral Sleep Medicine Program ​​​​​​