Doctoral & Graduate Faculty

PhD Faculty Status

Faculty with PhD Doctoral Faculty status can serve as a PhD student advisor, PhD Program Committee chair, or as a PhD Program committee member. Faculty with Graduate Faculty status can serve as a PhD Program committee member or co-advisor.

Name Status Nursing Specialty Interest Area
Alexander, Gregory L.

PhD
Doctoral

Clinical Informatics, Human Computer Interaction Gero-informatics research and national health policy along with IT effects on quality of care in nursing homes and long term care. Development organizations and health policy about nursing practice that impacts geriatric patients is also a focus.
Armer, Jane PhD
Doctoral
Community Health, Gerontological Nursing, Oncology (Breast Cancer) Measurement and management of post-breast cancer lymphedema; management of chronic illness; health beliefs and behaviors among diverse elders; relocation adjustment of rural elderly; qualitative research methods
Bader, Val PhD
Graduate
Maternal child health, Women’s health Health promotion for women
Bloom, Tina L. PhD
Doctoral
Intimate partner violence and violence prevention interventions, Maternal-child health, Collaborative and community-based research Developing and testing effective violence interventions that decrease exposure to intimate partner violence, decreasing the negative impact that violence exposure has on their health.
Bostick, Jane PhD
Graduate
Community/Mental Health Nursing; Geropsychiatric Nursing Nursing home care quality; nursing homes staffing; Minimum Data Set quality indicators; nursing home environmental design; dementia and depression in older adults; reminiscence therapy to improve depression levels in the older adult
Bowman, Katherine G.

PhD
Graduate

Maternity and newborn nursing care, Maltreatment among adults maltreated as children  
Chase, Jo-Ana D. PhD
Doctoral
Gerontology, Cardiovascular nursing Chronic disease self-management, Physical activity behavior and physical function among community-dwelling older adults, Healthy aging
Conn, Vicki S. Doctoral Gerontological nursing, Health behavior change Health behavior research including exercise and medication adherence behavior among healthy and chronically ill adults.
Despins, Laurel PhD
Doctoral
Adult critical care, Healthcare systems, Quality improvement Patient safety, situational awareness, signal detection, healthcare systems
Enriquez, Maithe PhD
Doctoral
Infectious diseases/HIV, Immigrant health care Infectious diseases, Syndemic health conditions (HIV and violence), Participatory action research, Development of interventions to prevent and manage chronic disease
Ganong, Lawrence PhD
Doctoral
Research methods, family health Resilience processes in post-divorce families
Jefferson, Urmeka T. PhD
Doctoral
Maternal-child health and Community-Based Participatory Research Intervention research to reduce disparities in breastfeeding behavior and improve health outcomes for vulnerable infants.
Johnson, Rebecca PhD
Doctoral
Adult nursing, Gerontological nursing Human-companion animal interaction and well-being for humans and animals; Relocation of older adults.
Lane, Kari R. PhD
Doctoral
Adult acute care nursing, Gerontological nursing Hearing health care, Improved communication, Supporting ADA rights, Health policy changes for hearing impaired
Oliver, Gina PhD
Graduate
Nursing education; Adult health Teaching and evaluation methods, curriculum
Popejoy, Lori L. PhD
Doctoral
Adult nursing, gerontological nursing Care coordination, Transitional care, Discharge planning Advance Care Planning, Health Information Technology
Rantz, Marilyn PhD
Doctoral
Gerontological nursing, Nursing administration, Aging in Place, Technology in aging Quality of care in long-term care; Quality measurement; Aging in place; Nurse care coordination; Technology to enhance aging in place
Sherman, Jan PhD
Graduate
Neonatal Prenatal drug exposure to illicit and licit substances, Prevention of nosocomial neonatal infections, Neonatal pathophysiology
Sherwin, LeeAnne B. PhD
Doctoral
Gastroenterology, Family Nurse Practitioner Enhance patient outcomes by identifying complex symptoms and symptom clusters, investigating bio-behavioral markers and initiating interventions that will improve health and symptom outcomes in chronic gastrointestinal conditions across the lifespan
Ulbrich, Sherri

PhD
Graduate

Critical care nursing Interprofessional education, Nursing education, Health literacy, Physical activity in adults to reduce cardiovascular disease risk
Vogelsmeier, Amy

PhD
Doctoral

Gerontological nursing, Healthcare systems, Nursing homes Healthcare systems including acute and long term care, nursing leadership, patient/medication safety and safety practice implementation.
Wakefield, Bonnie J. PhD
Doctoral
Gerontology, Informatics, Chronic Illness Implementation and evaluation of home, mobile and web-based communication technologies to improve care for chronically ill elders
Wipke-Tevis, Deidre D. PhD
Doctoral
Adult Health Nursing Wound healing and human microcirculation; prevention and treatment of pressure and venous leg ulcers; measurement of wound perfusion, skin oxygen and carbon dioxide; nursing care of patients with cardiovascular disease

 

DNP Faculty Status

Faculty with DNP Doctoral Faculty status can serve as DNP student advisor, DNP Committee chair, or as a DNP committee member. Faculty with Graduate Faculty status can serve as a DNP Program Committee member or co-advisor.

Name Status Nursing Specialty Interest Area
Alexander, Gregory DNP
Doctoral
Clinical Informatics, Human Computer Interaction Gero-informatics research and national health policy along with IT effects on quality of care in nursing homes and long term care. Development organizations and health policy about nursing practice that impacts geriatric patients is also a focus.
Armer, Jane DNP
Doctoral
Community Health, Gerontological Nursing, Oncology (Breast Cancer) Measurement and management of post-breast cancer lymphedema; management of chronic illness; health beliefs and behaviors among diverse elders; relocation adjustment of rural elderly; qualitative research methods
Bader, Val DNP
Doctoral
Maternal child health, Women’s health Health promotion for women
Beck, Mary  DNP
Doctoral
Leadership, Clinical Quality, Patient Safety Systems Leadership development, focusing on positioning nurse’s advancement to be on boards, councils and commissions at the local, state and national level, clinical quality and patient safety in systems of care
Birk, Stephanie DNP
Doctoral
Leadership  
Birtley, Nancy DNP
Doctoral
Psychiatry, Mental Health Geriatric Psychiatry and Psychopharmacology
Bloom, Tina DNP
Doctoral
Intimate partner violence and violence prevention interventions, Maternal-child health, Collaborative and community-based research Developing and testing effective violence interventions that decrease exposure to intimate partner violence, decreasing the negative impact that violence exposure has on their health.
Bostick, Jane DNP
Doctoral
Community/Mental Health Nursing; Geropsychiatric Nursing Nursing home care quality; nursing homes staffing; Minimum Data Set quality indicators; nursing home environmental design; dementia and depression in older adults; reminiscence therapy to improve depression levels in the older adult
Bowman, Katherine DNP
Doctoral
Maternity and newborn nursing care, Maltreatment among adults maltreated as children  
Butler, Miriam DNP
Doctoral
Family Nurse Practitioner Patient education and drug prevention education
Chase,
Jo-Ana
DNP
Doctoral
Gerontology, Cardiovascular nursing Chronic disease self-management, Physical activity behavior and physical function among community-dwelling older adults, Healthy aging
Conn, Vicki DNP
Doctoral
Gerontological nursing, Health behavior change  Health behavior research including exercise and medication adherence behavior among healthy and chronically ill adults
Crumley, Carolyn DNP
Doctoral
Clinical Nurse Specialist-Adult Health, Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurse Acute Care, Wound, Ostomy & Continence Care, Post-Thrombotic Syndrome, Venous Thromboembolism, Evidence-Based Practice
Despins, Laurel DNP
Doctoral
Adult critical care, Healthcare systems, Quality improvement Patient safety, situational awareness, signal detection, healthcare systems
Enriquez, Maithe DNP
Doctoral
Infectious diseases/HIV, Immigrant health care Infectious diseases, Syndemic health conditions (HIV and violence), Participatory action research, Development of interventions to prevent and manage chronic disease
Evans-Smith, Pam Graduate Critical care Pain management in the ICU patient
Ganong, Larry DNP
Doctoral
Research methods, family health Resilience processes in post-divorce families
Harris, Robin  DNP
Doctoral
Pediatrics, Systems Leadership  
Jefferson, Urmeka DNP
Doctoral
Maternal-child health and Community-Based Participatory Research Intervention research to reduce disparities in breastfeeding behavior and improve health outcomes for vulnerable infants
Johnson, Rebecca DNP
Doctoral
Adult nursing, Gerontological nursing Human-companion animal interaction and well-being for humans and animals; Relocation of older adults
Lane, Kari DNP
Doctoral
Adult acute care nursing, Gerontological nursing Hearing health care, Improved communication, Supporting ADA rights, Health policy changes for hearing impaired
Oliver, Gina DNP
Doctoral
Nursing education; Adult health Teaching and evaluation methods, curriculum
Popejoy, Lori DNP
Doctoral
Adult nursing, gerontological nursing Care coordination, Transitional care, Discharge planning Advance Care Planning, Health Information Technology
Rantz, Marilyn DNP
Doctoral
Gerontological nursing, Nursing administration, Aging in Place, Technology in aging Quality of care in long-term care, Quality measurement, Aging in place, Nurse care coordination, Technology to enhance aging in place
Revelle, Sara Graduate Family nurse practitioner Family practice
Rood, Tammy DNP
Doctoral
Pediatric nurse practitioner  
Sherman, Jan DNP
Doctoral
Neonatal Prenatal drug exposure to illicit and licit substances, Prevention of nosocomial neonatal infections, Neonatal pathophysiology
Sherwin, LeeAnne DNP
Doctoral
Gastroenterology, Family Nurse Practitioner Enhance patient outcomes by identifying complex symptoms and symptom clusters, investigating bio-behavioral markers and initiating interventions that will improve health and symptom outcomes in chronic gastrointestinal conditions across the lifespan
Thomas, Shelby DNP
Doctoral
Emergency/Trauma, Cardio-Vascular, Cardio-Thoracic, Open-Heart Surgery, Post-Anesthesia Care, Urgent Care Intimate Partner Violence (IPV): Enhancing Vigilance of Screening, Treatment and Referral in the Primary Care Setting
Ulbrich, Sherri DNP
Doctoral
Critical care nursing Interprofessional education, Nursing education, Health literacy, Physical activity in adults to reduce cardiovascular disease risk
Vogelsmeier, Amy DNP
Doctoral
Gerontological nursing, Healthcare systems, Nursing homes Healthcare systems including acute and long term care, nursing leadership, patient/medication safety and safety practice implementation
Wakefield, Bonnie DNP
Doctoral
Gerontology, Informatics, Chronic Illness Implementation and evaluation of home, mobile and web-based communication technologies to improve care for chronically ill elders
Wipke-Tevis, Deidre DNP
Doctoral
Adult health nursing Wound healing and human microcirculation, prevention and treatment of pressure and venous leg ulcers, measurement of wound perfusion, skin oxygen and carbon dioxide, nursing care of patients with cardiovascular disease
Wood, Lea DNP
Doctoral
Family practitioner, Women’s health Simulation, Intimate partner violence, Interactive education, and Interprofessional collaboration