Faculty Areas of Expertise

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As a part of one of the top public research universities in the nation, the UConn School of Nursing prioritizes discovery and new knowledge. Our faculty are experts in the health care field, each with their own area of focus.

Members of the media who would like to speak to one of our faculty members should contact Ashley O'Connell at ashley.o'connell@uconn.edu.

List of People
PhotoNameTitle
Victoria Vaughan DicksonPhD, RN, FAHA, FHFSA, FAAN
Dean and Professor
A portrait of clinical professor Ivy Alexander.Ivy AlexanderPh.D., APRN, ANP-BC, FAANP, FAAN
Clinical Professor
Director of Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner track
A portrait of assistant clinical professor Valarie Artigas.Valarie ArtigasDNP, APRN, NNP-BC
Assistant Clinical Professor
Director, Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Program
A portrait of assistant clinical professor Michele Beaulieu.Michele BeaulieuDNP, APRN, NNP-BC
Assistant Clinical Professor, Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Program
A portrait of distinguished professor Cheryl Beck.Cheryl BeckDNSc, CNM, FAAN
Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor
Joint Appointment in School of Medicine Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
A portrait of clinical professor Sandra Bellini.Sandra BelliniDNP, APRN, NNP-BC, CNE
Clinical Professor
A portrait of assistant professor Katherine Bernier Carney.Katherine Bernier CarneyPh.D., RN
Assistant Professor
A portrait of assistant clinical professor Kristin Bott.Kristin BottDNP, APRN, ACNP-BC
Assistant Clinical Professor
Director, Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Program
A portrait of assistant clinical professor Denise Bourassa.Denise BourassaDNP, RN, CNL, CNE
Assistant Clinical Professor
Director, Nursing Leader Program
A portrait of assistant clinical professor Anna Bourgault.Anna BourgaultDNP, RN, MSN, CCRC
Associate Clinical Professor
Kristie BowdyMSN, RN, Clinical Instructor
D'Ana BrooksDNP, RN, CNL, Clinical Instructor
A portrait of associate professor-in-residence Judy Brown.Judy BrownPhD, CG, MB (ASCP)
Associate Professor-in-Residence, School of Nursing
Associate Professor, Department of Genetics and Genome Sciences, UConn Health
Director, Health Care Genetics Professional Science Master's Degree Program
Director, UConn Chromosome Core, a Division of the Center for Genome Innovation within the Institute for Systems Genomics
A portrait of assistant professor Eileen Carter.Eileen CarterPh.D., RN
Assistant Professor
PortraitSharon CasavantPh.D., RN
Assistant Professor
Dean ChyunDeborah ChyunPh.D., RN, FAHA, FAAN
Professor

Former Dean

Caitlin ClyburnMSN, RN
Clinical Instructor
A portrait of associate clinical professor Michelle Cole.Michelle ColeDNP, MSN, RN, CPN
Associate Clinical Professor
Director of Global Initiatives
A portrait of assistant professor Eileen Condon.Eileen CondonPh.D., APRN, FNP-BC
Assistant Professor
A portrait of clinical instructor Dolores Coyle-Feliciano.Dolores Coyle-FelicianoMSN, RN
Clinical Instructor
A portrait of faculty member Colleen Delaney.Colleen DelaneyPh.D., RN, AHN-BC, HWNC-BC
Associate Research Professor
Director, Holistic Nursing Certificate Program
A portrait of assistant clinical professor Christine DiLeone.Christine DiLeonePh.D., RN
Assistant Clinical Professor
Program Coordinator, Dementia Care Certificate
A portrait of assistant clinical professor Carrie Eaton.Carrie EatonPh.D., RNC-OB, C-EFM, CHSE
Associate Clinical Professor
PortraitLaura EissMSN, RN, ACNS-BC, NPD-BC
Clinical Instructor
Joy ElwellDNP, FNP-BC, CNE, FAAN, FAANP
Clinical Professor
Director, DNP Program
Dual Appointment with UConn’s School of Medicine
Kathleen FahertyMSN, RN, Clinical Instructor
A portrait of assistant clinical professor Jamie Gooch.Jamie GoochDNP, APRN, ACNP-BC
Assistant Clinical Professor
A portrait of faculty member Maurade Gormley.Maurade GormleyPh.D., C-PNP
Assistant Professor
A portrait of Tiffany GwartneyTiffany GwartneyDNP, APRN, NNP-BC
Associate Clinical Professor
A portrait of clinical professor Annette Jakubisin-Konicki.Annette Jakubisin-KonickiPh.D., APRN, ANP-BC, FNP-BC, FAANP, FAAN
Clinical Professor
Associate Dean for Graduate Studies
Director, Family Nurse Practitioner Program
A portrait of associate professor Michelle Judge.Michelle JudgePh.D., RD, CD-N
Associate Professor
A portrait of visiting professor Tiffany Kelley.Tiffany KelleyPhD, MBA, RN-BC
The Frederick A. DeLuca Foundation Visiting Professor for Innovations and New Knowledge in Nursing
Director, Healthcare Innovation Certificate Program
Steven KinseyPh.D.
Professor
Director, Center for Advancement in Managing Pain
PortraitKimberly KobelskiMSN, RN
Clinical Instructor
A portrait of clinical instructor Leslie LaPointeLeslie LapointeMSN, APRN, CPNP, CHSE
Clinical Instructor
" "Cathi LippmanMSN, RN
Clinical Instructor
Lori Anne LowryMSN, RN-CVBC, CNL
Clinical Instructor
A portrait of assistant professor Ruth Lucas.Ruth LucasPh.D., RNC, CLS, FAAN
Associate Professor
A portrait of assistant clinical professor Valorie MacKenna.Valorie MacKennaPh.D., RN, CNE, CHSE
Assistant Clinical Professor
Director of Simulation-Based Education
A portrait of associate clinical professor Millicent Malcolm.Millicent MalcolmDNP, GNP-BC, AGPCNP-BC, APRN, FAANP
Associate Clinical Professor
A portrait of clinical professor Annette Maruca.Annette MarucaPh.D., RN-BC, CNE, CCHP
Clinical Professor
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
A portrait of assistant clinical professor Elizabeth Mayerson.Elizabeth MayersonDNP, FNP-BC, CNE
Assistant Clinical Professor

Assistant Director of Prelicensure Programs

PortraitChristina McElroyMSN, RN, CHPN
Clinical Instructor
A portrait of assistant clinical professor Brenda McNeil.Brenda McNeilDNP, FNP-BC, APRN
Assistant Clinical Professor
Interim Director of Family Nurse Practitioner Program
A portrait of clinical instructor Amanda Moreau.Amanda MoreauMSN, RN
Clinical Instructor
Traditional Undergraduate Clinical Coordinator
A portrait of clinical instructor Denise Morris.Denise MorrisMSN, CMSRN
Clinical Instructor
A portrait of associate professor Kelley Newlin LewKelley Newlin LewDNSc, RN, CDE, FAAN
Associate Professor
A portrait of associate clinical professor Barbara O'Neill.Barbara O'NeillPh.D., RN
Adjunct Professor
Urban Service Track Coordinator
Public Health Nursing Track Coordinator
Jessica PalozieDNP, APRN, ACNP-BC
Assistant Clinical Professor
A portrait of assistant clinical professor Amisha Parekh de Campos.Amisha Parekh de CamposPh.D., MPH, RN, CHPN
Assistant Clinical Professor
MaryAnn Perez-BresciaPh.D., RN
Assistant Clinical Professor
Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
A portrait of faculty member Mallory Perry-Eaddy.Mallory Perry-EaddyPh.D., RN, CCRN
Assistant Professor
A portrait of professor E. Carol Polifroni.E. Carol PolifroniEdD, CNE, RN, NEA-BC, ANEF
Retired Faculty
A portrait of assistant professor Louise Reagan.Louise ReaganPhD, APRN, ANP-BC, FAANP, FAAN
Assistant Professor
Nancy RedekerNancy RedekerPh.D., RN, FAHA, FAAN
Professor
Senior Associate Dean for Research & Scholarship & Interim PhD Director in Nursing
A portrait of assistant clinical professor Melissa Rembish.Melissa RembishMSN, RN-BC
Assistant Clinical Professor, CEIN/BS Program
A portrait of assistant professor Christina Ross.Christina RossPh.D., RN
Assistant Professor
A portrait of clinical instructor Dawn Sarage.Dawn SarageMSN, RN, CNL, CMSRN, CHSE
Clinical Instructor
A portrait of assistant clinical professor Shirley Sargent.Shirley SargentPh.D., RN, NEA-BC
Assistant Clinical Professor, CEIN/BS Program for Avery Point and Storrs
A portrait of clinical professor Jean Coffey.Jean Sheerin CoffeyPh.D., APRN, CPNP, FAAN
Director of Prelicensure Programs, Clinical Professor

Joint Appointment in School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics

A portrait of associate professor Juliette Shellman.Juliette ShellmanPh.D., RN
Associate Professor
Director, International Center for Life Story Innovations and Practice
Director, Online Graduate Certificate in Life Story Practice and Research
Director, Long-Term Healthcare Management Certificate Program
Deborah SheltonPh.D., APRN, ANP-BC, FNP-BC, FAANP, FAAN
Professor Emerita
Correctional Nurse Consultant
A portrait of professor Natalie Shook.Natalie ShookPh.D.
Professor
Director, Biobehavioral Research Lab
Kayla SilvaClinical Instructor, MSN, RN
A portrait of assistant clinical professor Marianne Snyder.Marianne SnyderPh.D., RN
Associate Clinical Professor
Director of Clinical Partnerships
A portrait of clinical instructor Hsinfen Tu.Hsinfen TuMSN, RN
Clinical Instructor
A portrait of associate professor Thomas Van Hoof.Thomas Van HoofMD, EdD, FACMQ
Associate Professor
Director of Teaching and Learning
Joint Appointment in the School of Medicine
Sherry Van LangeMBBS, MPH
Program Manager
A portrait of clinical instructor Susan Virkler.Susan VirklerMSN, RN
Clinical Instructor
Coordinator of Clinical Placements
A portrait of associate professor Stephen Walsh.Stephen WalshScD, MTS, SCM
Associate Professor
Dual Appointment, School of Medicine, Dept. of Community Medicine and Health Care
PortraitBeth WeldonMSN, RN
Clinical Instructor
A portrait of assistant clinical professor Carol Ann Wetmore.Carol Ann WetmoreMSN, RN
Assistant Clinical Professor, CEIN/BS Program
A portrait of associate clinical professor Mary Whalen.Mary WhalenDNP, NNP-BC, APRN
Associate Clinical Professor
A portrait of assistant professor Wanli Xu.Wanli XuPh.D., RN
Assistant Professor
Assistant Director, Biobehavioral Research Lab
A portrait of assistant professor Gee Su Yang.Gee Su YangPh.D., RN
Assistant Professor