Associate Professor Emerita of Nursing

Dr. Tkacs received her BSN and MSN degrees from the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing and her PhD in Physiology with a focus in Neuroscience from Loyola University of Chicago Graduate School at Stritch School of Medicine. She completed postdoctoral training in Neuroendocrinology at UCSF.

Dr. Tkacs has conducted basic research on central neural pathways and mechanisms mediating stress responses to illness. In September 2011, Dr. Tkacs was appointed the Assistant Dean for Diversity and Cultural Affairs in the School of Nursing. In that capacity, she is developing and implementing action plans to increase faculty diversity and excellence and to facilitate an inclusive and supportive climate for diversity.