Meet the Faculty of the Leach College of Nursing


picture of Dean for Leach College of Nursing, Carol Wilson

Carol J. Wilson, Ph.D., APN, FNP-BC
Professor; Dean of the College of Nursing








picture of Associate Dean of Undergraduate Nursing, Debra Wilson

Debra Peterson, Ph.D., MSN, R.N., CNE
Professor; Associate Dean of Undergraduate Nursing








picture of Associate Dean of Graduate Nursing, Lola Prince

Lola Prince, Ph.D., APN, FNP-BC
Professor; Associate Dean of Graduate Nursing









picture of Director of Doctor of Nursing Practice, Deena Nardi

Deena Nardi, Ph.D., PMHCNS-BC, FAAN
Professor; Director of Doctor of Nursing Practice








picture of Director of Psychological Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Program, Doris VanByssum

Doris VanByssum, Psy.D., M.S., R.N.
Associate Professor;
Director of Psychological Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Program







picture of Director of Simulation Learning, Jerri Wills

Jerri Wills, DNP, MSN, R.N., CHSE
Assistant Professor, Director of Simulation Learning,
Director of RN to BSN Degree Completion Program







picture of Professor Debra Bacharz

Debra Bacharz, Ph.D., MSN, R.N.
Professor; Nursing Education Leader







Debora Del Re, APN, PMHNP-BC




picture of Ashley Hasselbring

Ashley Hasselbring








picture of Lori Jones

Lori Jones MSN, R.N., CPNP








picture of Annette Mattea

Annette Mattea, DNP, R.N., APN/CCNS, CNE
Associate Professor








picture of Karen A. McDermott

Karen A. McDermott, MSN, R.N.








picture of Lynnann Murphy

Lynnann Murphy, MSN, R.N.








picture of Chris Nordick

Chris Nordick, DNP, APN, FNP-BC
Assistant Professor








picture of Bertha Paul

Bertha Paul, DNP, MSN, R.N. 
Assistant Professor








picture of Mario Paulino

Mario Paulino, MSN, R.N.








picture of Terri Reyes

Terri Reyes, DNP, RN-BC, CNE, AH-CNS
Assistant Professor








picture of Susan Stowe

Susan Stowe, Ph.D., MSN
Assistant Professor, Nursing Administration Leader








picture of Deborah Terrell

Deborah Terrell, Ph.D., R.N., APN, FNP-BC
Associate Professor








picture of Susan D. Thompson

Susan D. Thompson, DNP, ACNS-BC
Clinical Instructor






Theresa E. Towle, DNP, FNP-BC, CNRN
Assistant Professor




picture of Kate Weigel

Kate Weigel, M.S., R.N., GCNS
Assistant Professor







Samantha Whiteaker, MSN, RN, RNC-OB, CNE




picture of Jennifer Wills-Savoia

Jennifer Wills-Savoia, MSN, R.N.







picture of Geri Brent

Geri Brent
Office Manager







picture of Jennilyn Ruhaak

Jennilyn Ruhaak
Graduate Program Administrative Assistant