School of Nursing Faculty & Staff


son_kazer 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

Associate Deans

son_beauvais Audrey Beauvais, DNP,MSN, MBA, RN
Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs and Assistant Professor
Psychiatric and Mental health Nursing, Emotional Intelligence, Leadership, Quality
and Safety Improvement

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

 Full-Time Faculty

 schols_fu_logo Jaclyn Conelius, PhD, APRN
Assistant Professor
Cardiology specifically heart failure and electrophysiology; 
end of life and advanced directives
son_gerard  Sally Gerard, DNP, CDE, RN
Associate Professor 
Diabetes specifically glycemic control in the critically ill;
nurses knowledge of diabetes care
son_grossman Sheila Grossman, PhD, FNP-BC, FAAN
Leadership, mentoring, gerontology, symptom management in palliative care,
and adult patient outcome studies
son_kris Alison E. Kris, PhD, RN
Associate Professor
Gerontology, quality of care in nursing homes, hospice care,
staffing issues and symptom management
son_loguidice Jenna LoGiudice, PhD, CNM, RN
Assistant Professor
Midwifery, intimate partner evidence, women's health throughout the lifespan, 
childbearing experiences of survivors of sexual abuse
son_mager Diana Mager, DNP, RN-C
Assistant Professor
Care of older adults, home care nursing with focus on medication errors,
certification in home health care
son_manister Nancy Manister, DNS, FNP-BC
Assistant Professor
Women's health, lactation, college health, obesity, and eating behaviors
son_oshea Eileen O'Shea, DNP, RN
Associate Professor 
Pediatric nursing, children with chronic illness, pediatric spiritual care
schols_fu_logo Kathryn Phillips, PhD, ANP-BC
Assistant Professor 
Mental health, eating disorders, substance abuse, nursing theory, healing
son_planas Jessica Alicea-Planas, PhD, MS/MPH, RN, CHES
Assistant Professor
Chronic disease management, care of vulnerable populations,
health literacy and community/public health nursing
son_pomarico Carole Pomarico, MSN, MA, RN
Adult Program Director
Assistant Professor
Non-traditional educational programs, recruitment, advisement
Interprofessional collaboration, nursing/education/service collaboration
son_roney Linda Roney, EdD, RN-BC, CPEN
Assistant Professor
Pediatrics, Emergency Nursing and Trauma Systems and Injury Prevention
son_sumpio Catherine Sumpio, PhD, RN
Assistant Professor 
Medical surgical, oncology, ambulatory, models of practice,
symptom management, psychological coping
son_wheeler Kathleen Wheeler, PhD, APRN, PMHCNS-BC, PMHNP-BC, FAAN 
EMDR, trauma, advanced practice psychiatric nursing

Special Faculty Appointment

schols_fu_logo 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


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


Suzanne Chaplik, PhD, RN
Professor of the Practice
Director of Student Services
Adult medical-surgical nursing

son_iannino-renz Rose Iannino-Renz, DNP, APRN, FNP, MSW, CWS
Professor of the Practice
son_lovanio Kathleen Lovanio, DNP, APRN
Professor of the Practice
Geriatric and longterm care, community health nursing

Visiting Assistant Professor

schols_fu_logo Sandy Cayo, DNP
Visiting Assistant Professor

Visiting Lecturer

son_bartos Susan Bartos, PhDc, MSN, BS, RN, CCRN
Visiting Lecturer

Katherine Saracino, MSN, RN
Visiting Lecturer
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, pet therapy
son_roberto Anka Roberto, MSN, MPH, RN
Director of Simulation
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
schols_fu_logo Erica Wuchiski, BSN, RN
Clinical Placement Coordinator
Pediatric nursing, ventilator dependent children


VA Nursing Academy Faculty

Diane Avery, BSN, MA, RN
Assistant Professor

Mary Murphy, MSN, APRN
Assistant Professor

Center of Excellence: VA Special Faculty Appointment

Rebecca Susan Brienza, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor

James Cyrus, MSN, RN-BC VACHS
Assistant Professor

Faith Harrington, DNP, ANP-BC
Assistant Professor

Anne M. Hyson, MD, MSc
Assistant Professor

Christine Kennedy, MSN, RN, VACHS
Assistant Professor

Carol Radovich, MSN, RN, VACHS
Assistant Professor

Keiko Muto Thompson, MSN, RN, VACHS
Assistant Professor