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Nursing Faculty and Staff

Fisher faculty are dedicated, highly credentialed professionals who consistently make the advancement of scholarship in their respective fields a top priority.

Assistant Professor
Areas of Interest: Maternal child health, global health mission trips, intraprofessional education. Research: Gestational diabetes, global health mission trips, and student experiences
Kylene Abraham
Undergraduate Simulation Center Coordinator
Christine Arnold
Associate Professor and Chair, Undergraduate Nursing Program
Areas of Interest: Health work environments; how the work environment impacts patient outcomes
Christine Boev
Visiting Assistant Professor
Areas of Interest: Orthopedics (clinical practice); Academic equity for nursing students who speak English as a second language (research)
Melissa Bourne
Associate Professor
Areas of Interest: Child and adolescent psychiatry; primary prevention programs in school based settings
Nancy Bowllan
Visiting Assistant Professor
Areas of Interest: Acute care/vascular surgery and in-home health care (clinical); quality metrics (research), Alzheimer's disease, and the promotion of leadership/scholarship in nursing
Desiree Branson
Visiting Assistant Professor
Areas of Interest: Infant mental health, high-risk pediatric patients, nursing education
Associate Vice President for Community Engagement and Dean, Wegmans School of Nursing
Areas of Interest: Clinical Nurse Specialist in Neuroscience; collaboration and coordination; health care teams
Dianne Cooney Miner
Assistant Dean, Wegmans School of Nursing
Areas of Interest: Gender equity; issues impacting children's health and education; anti-poverty initiatives
Caroline Critchlow
Administrative Assistant, Graduate Nursing Program, MHC, DNP
Associate Professor
Areas of Interest: Care of the obese patient in acute care, the role of the APRN in transitional care, chronic conditions, nursing advancement
Lori Dambaugh
Administrative Assistant, Undergraduate Nursing Program
Beverly Deason
Associate Professor
Areas of Interest: Executive leadership in home health care; community health; gerontology; leadership/management in long-term care; TeamSTEPPS training
Kathleen Dever
Professor and Executive Associate Dean
Areas of Interest: FNP Clinical Practice in college health; public policy advocacy and political action; legislative and regulatory issues
Marilyn Dollinger
Associate Professor and Director, Graduate Nursing Program
Areas of Interest: Adult/gerontology care, palliative and hospice care, cardiology
Colleen Donegan
Learning Resource Coordinator
Visiting Assistant Professor
Susan Fredrick
Associate Professor, Director of DNP Program
Areas of Interest: Pediatrics and chronic illness; research and scholarship focuses on the history of American health care and nursing
John Kirchgessner
Assistant Professor
Areas of Interest: Wound care, care of patients with intellectual or developmental disability, nursing leadership, surgical oncology
Beth Kiss
Adjunct Faculty
Tiffani Leyden
Associate Professor
Areas of Interest: Prevention of unintentional injuries in children, concussion, factors that influence incidence of concussion and recovery, concussion and anxiety, return to school after concussion
Pamela Mapstone
Assistant to the Dean
Carolyn Martin
Assistant Professor, Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) Program Coordinator
Areas of Interest: Acute care/hospital medicine nurse practitioner; global health and short-term medical missions; preparing nurses to take part in medical missions
Natalie Masco
Professor
Areas of Interest: Women's health, menopause, transitions in health, leadership, the future of nursing, qualitative research
Cynthia Ricci McCloskey
Assistant Professor
Areas of Interest: Health disparities; developing and implementing interventions to improve self-management of chronic illness and medication literacy among patients with limited English proficiency.
Sarah Miner
Visiting Assistant Professor
Areas of Interest: Maternal and child health epidemiology, nutrition and weight control during pregnancy, pregnancy complications, and subclinical eating disorders
Heather McGrane Minton
Assistant Professor
Areas of Interest: Physical assessment, diagnostics, evidence-based practice
Graduate Simulation Center Coordinator
Karen Parker
Visiting Assistant Professor
Areas of Interest: Roles and functions of multidisciplinary teams in psychiatry, social networks of persons having severe and persistent mental illness, experiential approaches to health profession student's education regarding SBIRT (Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment)
Kathleen Plum
Visiting Assistant Professor
Tara Sacco
Visiting Assistant Professor
Krista Scorsone
Visiting Assistant Professor
Areas of Interest: Maternal and child health specifically related to diet and physical activity
Alison Simpson
Director of Learning Resource Lab
Heather Sisk
Professor
Charlene Smith
Graduate Clinical Site Coordinator
Visiting Assistant Professor
Donna Tydings
Undergraduate Clinical Coordinator
Julie Vilinsky
Simulation Lab Director
Joanne Weinschreider
Director, Online Nursing Programs
Pamela White
Visiting Assistant Professor
Areas of Interest: New nurse hospital orientation and preceptorship
Eileen Wilbert
Associate Professor
Areas of Interest: Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner; global experiences for students. Research: impact of global travel on student outcomes; dating violence.
Nancy Wilk
Visiting Assistant Professor
Areas of Interest: Pediatric cardiac critical care
Melinda Zalewski