School of Nursing Faculty


Meredith Wallace Kazer, PhD, CNL, APRN, A/GNP-BC, FAAN
Dean and Professor
Adult and gerontoligical health and illness, men's health, prostate cancer, sexuality and spirituality

Full-Time Faculty

Audrey Beauvais, DNP,MSN, MBA, RN
Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs

Jaclyn Conelius, PhD, APRN
Assistant Professor
Cardiology specifically heart failure and electrophysiology; end of life and advanced directives

Sally Gerard, DNP, CDE, RN
Associate Professor
Diabetes specifically glycemic control in the critically ill; nurses knowledge of diabetes care

Sheila Grossman, PhD, FNP-BC, FAAN
Leadership, mentoring, gerontology, symptom management in palliative care, and adult patient outcome studies

Alison E. Kris, PhD, RN
Associate Professor
Gerontology, quality of care in nursing homes, hospice care, staffing issues and symptom management

Diana Mager, DNP, RN-C
Assistant Professor
Care of older adults, home care nursing with focus on medication errors, certification in home health care

Nancy Manister, DNS, FNP-BC
Assistant Professor
Women's health, lactation, college health, obesity, and eating behaviors

Eileen O'Shea, DNP, RN
Associate Professor
Pediatric nursing, children with chronic illness, pediatric spiritual care

Kathryn Phillips, PhD, ANP-BC
Assistant Professor
Mental health, eating disorders, substance abuse, nursing theory, healing

Jessica Alicea-Planas, PhD, MS/MPH, RN, CHES
Assistant Professor
Chronic disease management, care of vulnerable populations, health literacy and community/public health nursing

Carole Pomarico, MSN, MA, RN
Adult Program Director
Assistant Professor
Non-traditional educational programs, recruitment, advisement. Interprofessional collaboration, nursing/education/service collaboration

Linda Roney, EdD, MSN, RN
Assistant Professor

Joyce M. Shea, DNSc, APRN, PMHCNS-BC
Associate Dean for Graduate Programs
Severe and prolonged mental illness, schizophrenia, changes in self-Identity, quality of life, recovery from severe mental illness, and qualitative research methods

Catherine Sumpio, PhD, RN
Assistant Professor
Medical surgical, oncology, ambulatory, models of practice, symptom management, psychological coping

Kathleen Wheeler, PhD, APRN, PMHCNS-BC, PMHNP-BC, FAAN
EMDR, trauma, advanced practice psychiatric nursing

Special Faculty Appointment

Nancy A. Moriber, PhD, CRNA, MS
Assistant Professor
Pediatric Postoperative Nausea and Vomiting, acute pain management, program assessment and evaluation, quality assurance and risk management

Steven L. Belmont, DNP, CRNA, APRN
Assistant Professor
Anesthesia, High Fidelity Simulation Utilizing an Intraprofessional Approach

Professor of the Practice

Suzanne Chaplik, PhD, RN
Assistant Professor
Cardiac nursing for adults

Kathleen Lovanio, DNP, APRN
Assistant Professor
Geriatric and longterm care, community health nursing

Visiting Lecturer

Karen Burrows, DNP, RN, CCRN, C-EFM
Assistant Professor
Acute care, medical-surgical/cardiac, EBP, maternal obesity, leadership

Susan Bartos, PhDc, BS, RN, CCRN
Visiting Assistant Professor

Rose Iannino-Renz, DNP, APRN, FNP, MSW, CWS
Visiting Lecturer

Jenna LoGiudice, PhD, CNM, RN
Midwifery, intimate partner evidence, women's health throughout the lifespan, childbearing experiences of survivors of sexual abuse

Katherine Saracino, MSN, RN
Adult & geriatric health, wound ostomy care specialist, acute, long term and home care

Administrative Staff

Theresa T. Quell, PhD, RN
Director of Operations
Leadership, health policy, nursing image, job satisfaction, study abroad, NCLEX prep, academic advising

Anka Roberto, MSN, MPH, RN
Robin Kanarek Learning Resource Center Director
Pediatrics, neonatal intensive care, lactation specialist, acute care, sub-acute, and community based care, case management of children with special medical and psychological needs, nursing simulation

Erica Wuchiski, RN
Clinical Placement Coordinator

VA Nursing Academy Faculty

Diane Avery, BSN, MA, RN
Assistant Professor

Mary Murphy, MSN, APRN
Assistant Professor

Center of Excellence
VA Faculty

Rebecca Susan Brienza, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor

Shawn M. Cole, MD
Assistant Professor

Sarah Dann, MSN, APRN
Assistant Professor

Anne M. Hyson, MD, MSc
Assistant Professor

Susan A. Zapatka, APRN-BC
Assistant Professor‌