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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.

Associate 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
Associate Professor and Co-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); Nursing education and improving health equity for individuals with disabilities (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
Associate Professor and Associate Director of the Golisano Institute for Developmental Disabilities Nursing
Visiting Professor
Areas of Interest: In-home risk assessments; addressing social determinants of health in the work towards social justice; increasing students from under-represented groups in nursing
Yvette Conyers
Associate Vice President for Community Engagement and Dean, Wegmans School of Nursing
Areas of Interest: 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; educational administration/leadership
Caroline Critchlow
Associate Professor and Co-Chair, Undergraduate Nursing Program
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
Associate Professor
Areas of Interest: Executive leadership in home health care; community health; gerontology; leadership/management in long-term care; TeamSTEPPS training
Kathleen Dever
Simulation Center Coordinator - Undergraduate
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 Program Chair, Graduate Nursing
Areas of Interest: Adult/gerontology care, palliative and hospice care, cardiology
Colleen Donegan
Visiting Instructor
Kiernan Donofrio
Learning Resource Coordinator
Visiting Assistant Professor
Susan Fredrick
Visiting Assistant Professor
Areas of Interest: Acute care, medicine in psychiatry nurse practitioner, chemical dependency, global health
Katherine Grams
Associate Professor
Associate Professor and Program Chair, Doctor of Nursing Practice
Areas of Interest: Pediatric nursing and pediatric chronic illness (clinical practice); history of American health care and history of nursing (scholarship/research)
John Kirchgessner
Assistant Professor
Areas of Interest: Wound care, care of patients with intellectual or developmental disability, nursing leadership, surgical oncology
Beth Kiss
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
Associate 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
Visiting Assistant Professor
Areas of Interest: Child and adolescent mental health; suicide prevention and intervention; mental health in the IDD population
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; subclinical eating disorders
Heather McGrane Minton
Assistant Professor
Areas of Interest: Physical assessment, diagnostics, evidence-based practice
Henry Moscicki
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
Katherine Rowles
Visiting Assistant Professor
Areas of Interest: Clinical nurse specialist education; compassion satisfaction and compassion fatigue; healthy work environments; burn, trauma, and neurologic critical care; nursing workforce
Tara Sacco
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
Areas of Interest: Nursing education; evidence-based education; educational design; competency assessment; nursing professional development; nursing leadership; program and project management; online learning
Charlene Smith
Visiting Assistant Professor
Areas of Interest: Infant mental health, high-risk pediatric patients, nursing education
Stephanie (Brown) Spain
Visiting Assistant Professor
Areas of Interest: Family medicine; primary care with focus on women’s health and global health
Laura Stannard
Graduate Clinical Site Coordinator
Visiting Assistant Professor
Donna Tydings
Undergraduate Clinical Coordinator
Julie Vilinsky
Simulation Lab Director
Joanne Weinschreider
Visiting Assistant Professor
Areas of Interest: New nurse hospital orientation and preceptorship
Eileen Wilbert
Visiting Assistant Professor
Areas of Interest: Pediatric cardiac critical care
Melinda Zalewski