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Name/Rank

School

Scholarly/Research Interests

Clinical/Applied Interests

Populations of Interest

Methods

Ahern, Nancy, PhD, RN, Associate Director for Undergraduate Programs & Professor
SON
Adolescent risk and resilience.
Risky behaviors of youth and adolescents.
Applied learning in pedagogies.
Use of art in the classroom.
Online learning.
Perinatal loss and grief.
Maternal-fetal attachment. 
Maternal-child nursing.
Youth, adolescents, and families.
Mothers and babies.
College students.
Quantitative.
Qualitative (Flanagan Critical Incident tehcnique). 
Alzaghari, Omar, PhD, MSN, RN, Assistant Professor
SON
Management of chronic health conditions.
Heart failure readmissions.
Nursing management.
Critical care nursing.
Adult health nursing.
Nursing education.
Older adults.
Nurses.
Nursing administrators. 
N/A
Anderson, Jane, DNP, RN, G-CNS-BC, CNE, Lecturer
SON
Undergraduate nursing education. Teaching. Learning. Gerontology. Applied learning strategies.
Healthy aging simulation in nursing education.
Older adults. Students. Faculty. 
N/A
Arms, Tammy, DNP, PMHNP-BC, NP-C, Assistant Professor
SON
Geropsychiatry. 
Adult/geratics. Family past medical history. 
Older adults. 
Quantitative. Mixed Methods. Critical Incident. 
Ashton-Forrester, Candy, PhD, Professor & Program Coordinator SHAHS
Older women. Dementia/LTC. Wheelchair sports. Evidence-based practice. Leisure behavior. 
Management evaluation. Evidence-based practice. 
Individuals with disabilities. Older adults. 
Qualitative methods. Paticipatory research. 
Baisden, Paula, MSN, PMHRN-BC, Lecturer
SON
Intrinsic motivation. Organizational psychology. Pre-licensure BSN education. Psychology of human nutrition. 
Incivility. Organizational culture/retention/recruitment. Alternative teaching/testing methods. Addiction treatment. Obesity treatment. Eating disorder treatment.
Adults.
Qualitative. Quantitative. Mixed.
Barnes, Christian, MS, Lecturer
SHAHS, Exercise Science
Pedgogical innovations.
Optimizing academic performance in laboratory settings. 
College age. 
Applied research. Mixed Methods. 
Barry, Barbara, MSN, RN, Lecturer
SON
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Baynard, Elisabeth, MS, Lecturer
SHAHS, Public Health
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Bice, April, PhD, CPNP, RN, Assistant Professor
SON
Pediatric advanced practice nursing Pediatric procedural pain management. Pediatric holistic comfort. Qualitative research methods. Applied learning of writing for publication.
Pediatric health. 
Neonates. Infants. Children. Adolescents.
Qualitative methods. Qualitative descriptive. Content analysis. 
Bolton, Kristin, PhD, MSW, MSW Coordinator & Associate Professor
SSW
Program evaluation. Healthy psychological development. Evidence base of Solution-Focused Brief Therapy. Violence prevention. Re-entry programs.
Assisting human service agencies establish and achieve program evaluation goals. Resilience across the lifespan. Healthy psychological development. Program evaluation. Violence prevention. Evidence base of Solution-Focused Brief Therapy. 
Any/all. 
Program evaluation. Quantiative. Qualitative. 
Bove, Lisa, DNP, RN-BC, Assistant Professor
SON
Informatics. Real time documentation. Quantified self. Implementing systems (EHRs). Project managment.
Project management. Leadership. Clinical improvement through the use of data. EHRs. Nursing.
Nursing across populations.
Quantitative. 
Boyce, Robert, PhD, FACSM, Associate Professor
SHAHS, Exercise Science
Occupational physiology.
Improved performance in occupational settings with physical demands.
Police. Firefighters. Sedentary occupations.
Quantiative. Mixed Methods. Multivariate Data Analysis. 
Bramlett, Traci, DNP, RN, FNP-C, Part-time
SON
Nursing education simulation. Online learning technology.
Adult health. 
Nursing students.  
Quantitative. 
Brooks, Lisa, MSW, LCSW, Lecturer
SSW
Encouraging self-advococy, growth, and holistic self-care amongst mental health professionals that are exposed to high levels of stress and trauma in the workplace.
Trauma-focused CBT. Child sexual abuse. Child traumatic grief. Child abuse/neglect.
N/A
N/A
Brown, Kirk, PhD, Associate Professor
SHAHS, Athletic Training
Curriculum instruction and design in higher education. Assessment of student learning in a competency-based education program.
Clinical proficiency assessment. Evaluation using evidence-based practice. 
University/college athletic training students.
Quantiative Methodology. Survey Research.
Bryant, Lolita, MSN-NE, RN, Lecturer
SON
Efficacy of a Postpartum Depression Education Program. Improving the knowledge of registered nurses practicing in acute care settings.
Antepartum labor. Deliversity and postpartum. Registered nurses.
Women's and children's registered nurses. Postpartum delivery. Mothers and infants. 
Non-experiment Descriptive.
Burgess, Tawny, DNP, PMHNP-BC, FNP-BC, Lecturer
SON
Interpersonal trauma. Indigent care models. Autism Spectrum Disorders - social cues, emotional recognition. Character pathology/consistency within the literature.
Developing interdisciplinary models of care for indigent poulation. Developing non-traditionally therapeutic mentorship program for victims of sexual assault. Developing 1st person role video games to teach emotional recognition of social cues in ASD population. 
Inidigent/immigrant population. Autism Spectrum Disorder Person. Sexual trauma victims.
Surveys. Observations. Field Experience. 
Catalano, Hannah, PhD, CHES, Assistant Professor
SHAHS, Public Health
Instrument development and validation. School health education. Sexually transmitted infection prevention. Professional preparation of public health educators. 
Curriculum development. Needs assessment. Pedagogy. Program evaluation. 
Adolescents. Campus community. School-age children. Young adults. 
Quantiative. Mixed Methods.  
Chen-Edinboro, Lenis, PhD, EdM, Assistant Professor
SHAHS, Public Health
Lifestyle factors associated with mental health, including nutrition and sleep. Gerontology.
Nutrition and behavior. Sleep medicine.
Older adults. Individuals across the lifespan.
Quantiative. 
Cherry, Sabrina, DPH, MSPH, MTS, Assistant Professor
SHAHS, Public Health
HIV/AIDS. HIV and aging. HIV criminalization. Health disparities. Chronic disease prevention.
Commnity-based participatory research (CBPR). Community-engaged research. Community needs assessments. Asset mapping.
African-American women.
Qualitative: Narrative. Mixed Methods. CBPR.
Choi, Jeeyae, PhD, RN, Associate Professor
SON
Developing Clinical Decision Support Systems (CDSS). Developing mobile apps for cancer patients. Developing nursing information management systems. Knowledge management and representation.
Developing Clinical Decision Support Systems based on computer-interpretable nursing guidelines translated from paper-based nursing guidelines. Developing a pain management mobile application for cancer patients on Android-based phones.
Cancer patients. Opioid users.
N/A
Combs, C. Sue, PhD, Professor & Program Coordinator
SHAHS, Healthful Living and Fitness Education
Obesity. Attitudes towards invidivudals with disabilities. Motor skill acquisition. Diversity and inclusion. 
Public Schools. Public service/applied learning sites. Transition for students on the Autism Spectrum.
Individuals with disabilities. School-age children. Students on the Autism Spectrum. 
Qualitative. Mixed Methods. Multivariate Data Analysis.
Connolley, Kevin, MSW, LCSW, LCAS, Lecturer
SSW
Field education. Diversity. Policy.
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Coward-Murrell, Clydie, MSN, BSN, RN, Lecturer
SON
Perceived challenges of nursing students in the clinical settings and post recovery. Traumatic experience in mental health patients.
Maternal health. Labor and delivery. Mental Health Nursing. Emergency Nursing. 
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Craddock, Carolyn, MSW, Lecturer
SSW
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Cunningham, Robin, MSN, RN, LNCC, CNE, CHSE, Coordinator, Simulation Learning Center
SON
Simulation impact on patient outcomes. Mindfulness in simulation.
N/A
N/A
Mixed Methods.  
DeBastiani, Summer, PhD, MPH, RN, Assistant Professor
SON
Public health based suicide prevention and surveillance. Disaster preparedness and disaster epidemiology. 
Public health nursing. Public health. Disaster preparedness. 
Any local communities. Adult-focused research.
Community-based participatory research. Secondary data analysis. 
Diggle-Fox, B. Suzy, PhD, GNP, ANP, BC, Assistant Professor
SON
Geriatrics. Infection control and/or diseases. Addictions. HIV. Occupational health. Anxiety. Community care. Global health care issues. Parkinson's Disease.
HIV. Substance abuse. School of Nursing. Med-surg Nursing. Homeless domicillary. Occupational health and oncology. Geriatrics. Infectious diseases. Mental Health (anxiety & stress). Suicide. Parkinson's Disease.
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DiGiuseppe, Emily, MSN, RN, Lecturer
SON
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Dodson, Crystal, PhD, RN, MSN, BC-ADM, CDE, Assistant Professor
SON
Precision medicine. Pharmacogenomics. Genomics.
Continuing education. Oncology. Diabetes. 
Healthcare providers- all population. Nursing students. 
Mixed Methods.
Dowd, Deb, EdD, MS, Associate Professor
SHAHS, Exercise Science
Academic advising. Health and wellbeing of children with animal therapy intervention.
Animal-Assisted Therapy.
Children with special needs.
Quantiative. Mixed Methods.
Dugan, Lori, MSW, LCSW, Assistant Field Education Coordinator & Lecturer
SSW
Field education. Diversity.  
Inpatient Psychiatric Social Work. School Social Work. Residential Diagnostic Social Work for children who have experienced trauma/abuse. 
N/A
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Ellington, Kelly, DNP, APRN, WHNP-BC, RNC-OB, Assistant Professor
SON
Women's health oncology. Women's health issues.
WHNP's improving outcomes. Web-basaed perinatal education.
Women's helath. Adolescence through the lifespan.
Mixed Methods.
Elliott, Steven, PhD, Director & Associate Professor
SHAHS
Effective teaching strategies in K-12. Active teaching strategies in large college classes. Administration/leadership in higher education.
Supervisors and evaluation of K-12 teachers. Childhood physical activity. Obesity.
Children in K-12 schools. Children with special needs. College students enrolled in large classes.
Quantiative. Qualitative. Mixed-Methods. 
Estrem, Hayley, PhD, Assistant Professor
SON
Pediatric feeding disorder: How does it develop? How can we measure symptoms systematically through a child's development? How do we know it is helping when families are home? What is most important to measure? How can we best facilitate optimized feeding for child- and family-centered care? 
Holistic measurement for children in feeding treatment, and their families. 
Families of children with chronic complex conditions, developmenal disabilities, and/or feeding problems. 
Qualitative and integrative methods. Factor analysis and item response theory. Symptom network analysis. Physiologic measurement (HRV, RSA).   
Figueroa, Jorge, PhD, MS, MPH, Lecturer
SHAHS, Public Health
HIV/AIDS risk reduction. Sexual transmitted infections. Public Health pedagogy. 
Public Health. Minority health/health disparities. Teaching interests: Epidemiology, Human sexual, and Social & behavioral determinents of health.
Underserved communities and vulnerable poulations. College students. 
Quantiative Methods. Program Evaluation.
Foster, Jason, MS, ABD, Lecturer
SHAHS, Sport Leadership & Tourism Management
Student-focused multiple identity development. Student success. Access/pereived access to recreation and health services. Benefits/perceived benefits of recreation and health services. 
N/A
Students. Underrepresented populations.
Constructivist Paradigm. Qualitative. Mixed Methods. 
Frankel, Arthur, PhD, MSW, Professor
SSW
Community program evaluation. Community development. Obesity. Psychotherapy issues.
Martial Therapy. Behavior Therapy. Family Therapy. Gestalt Therapy. 
Low-income populations. 
Program Evaluation. Quantiative. 
Franzidis, Alexia, PhD, Associate Professor & Program Coordinator
SHAHS, Sport Leadership & Tourism Management
Sustainable tourism. Community-based tourism. Study abroad. Tourism transformation. Respoinsible tourism development. Third-sector organizations in tourism. 
Tourism impacts. Tourism best practice. 
Residents of less econimically developed regions. Students.
Qualitative. 
Fugate-Whitlock, Elizabeth, PhD, MA, Lecturer
SHAHS, Gerontology
Access to health care. Disasters and social determinants of health. 
Disaster planning. Service learning. 
Older adults. 
Qualitative Methods. Research that incorporates service-learning.
Gallek, Matthew, PhD, RN, CNRN, DNP Program Coordinator & Associate Professor
SON
Neurological injuries/diseases. The influence of genetics/genomics on outcomes.
Functional outcomes following aneurysmal subarachnoid hemmorrhage and ischemic stroke. Influence of gene experession on surgical outcomes following temporal lobe resection for epilepsy.
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Gazza, Elizabeth (Beth), PhD, RN, LCCE, FAACE, MSN-NE Program Coordinator & Associate Professor
SON
Nursing faculty development. Leadership. Scholarly writer development. Online education. Healthful work environments. Mentoring.
Online education. Women's Health.
Nursing faculty. Online educators.
Qualitative. Hermeneutic Phenomenology.
Gell, Susan, DNP, RN, Lecturer
SON
Psych mental health. Suicide risk and nursing interventions. Patient acuity tool. Mass shooting and gaming vs. reality. PTSD and therapy dogs. Nursing leadership and perceived stress. Nursing student perceived stress and use of social media. 
Suicide risk assessment with logarithm interventions. Patient acuity/unit acuity tool. Use of social media as a form of social support. Intervention identification for coping mechanisms for nurse leaders.
Teen. Adult. Veterans/military. Psych. Nurse leaders.
I am a novice and would like to collaborate with a more experienced researcher. 
Glass, Anne, PhD, Professor & Program Coordinator
SHAHS, Gerontology
Housing. Sense of community and mutural support (with elder cohousing as a particular focus). Global aging and cross-cultural comparisons.
Innovative housing and community options to improve quality of life for older adults. Improving long-term and end-of-life care. 
Older adults and their families and friends. Staff working with older adults.
Qualitative. Mixed Methods.  
Glose, Susan, PhD, ANP-BC, Assistant Professor
SON
Care of hospitalized older adults. Family caregiver participation during hospitalization. Delirium prevention and treatment. Fall prevention. 
Inpatient psychiatry. Orthopedics. Rehab. General medicine. Long-term, sub-acute, and home- and community-based care. 
Older adults.
N/A
Grant, Nancy, CCRN, RN, Lecturer
SON
Civility in the classroom.
Health assessment. Critical care. 
Undergraduate.
Lecture. Clinical Online. 
Gray, Cara, PhD, LRT/CTRS, Assistant Professor
SHAHS, Recreation Therapy
Autism Spectrum Disorders -  behavioral health, assessment, inclusion, social skills, and wellness. 
ADA Legislation and IDEA legislation assessment. Evidence-based practice. Policy and protocol development.
Individuals with intellectual, emotional, and/or devleopmental disability. 
Primarily Qualitative. Quantitative. 
Griggs, Kellie, DNP, MSN, RNC-OB, Assistant Professor
SON
Women's health. High-risk obstetrics. Policy. Advocacy. Empowerment. Vulnerable populations and disparity of care. Maternal mortality. 
Maternal health initiatives. Faculty empowerment and peer support. 
Women and infant health. Faculty peer-support. 
Qualitative. Quantitative. Evidence-based practice. Quality improvement projects.
Haddad, Linda, PhD, RN, FAAN, Associate Director for Grduate Programs & Professor
SON
Smoking cessation among minority groups. Prevention of new tobacco product smoking.
Faculty empowerment and peer support.
N/A
Evidence-Based Practice. 
Hall, J. Christopher, PhD, MSW, LCSW, Professor
SSW
The effectiveness of clinical counseling in real world settings. The effectieness of teaching clinical counseling skills. The development and application of clinical practice and support models for direct and preventative care.
The use of manualized treatments in mental health. Fidelity to a model of practice. If fidelity correlates to outcomes.
All.
Quality Improvement Projects.
Hardy, Charles, PhD, MS, Founding Dean
SHAHS
Social influences and determinants of health and human performance. Community-baed participatory research. Obesity.
Team building and organizational change. Public Health.
Underserved communities and vulnerable populations (i.e., children and young adults). 
Quantiative. Mixed Methods. Multivariate Data Analysis. 
Heijnen, Michel, PhD, Assistant Professor
SHAHS, Exercise Science
Biomechanics. Gait analysis. Motion analysis. Kinematics. EEG. Locomotion. Motion capture. QEEG.
Falls; Fall prevention
Young, middle-aged, and older adults
Quantitative
Hepler, Martha, MSN/ED, RN, CHSE, Lecturer
SON
Simulation online education and best practices. Meaningful learning. Experiential learning.
Students at all levels.
Simulation.
N/A
Highsmith, Carol, MPS, RN, Lecturer
SON
Service learning with undergraduate nursing students. Reducing health disparities in vulnerable populations. Underrepresented populations in Allied Health Programs in higher education. 
Reducing health disparities in vulnerable populations. Health aging in Geriatric populations.
Impacts of mentoship in student learning in higher education. Udnerrepresented populations. Vulnerable populations. Geriatric populations.
Quality Improvement. Service Learning. 
Hinkle, Julie, PhD, RN, CNE, Assistant Professor
SON
Adaptive/personalized learning. Personalized interventions. Innovative technology.
Adaptive/personalized learning. Personalized interventions. Innovative technology.
Adults.
Quantiative. Mixed Methods.
Hohn, Kris, PhD, MSW, Assistant Professor
SSW
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Holland, William Hunter, PhD, MS, Lecturer
SHAHS, Sport Leadership & Tourism Management
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Hrelic, Debra, PhD, RNC, RN-BSN Program Coordinator & Assistant Professor
SON
Academic success in nursing. RN-BS success. BS Nursing students. Communication/families/students. Student anxiety/therapy animals/emotional support animals (ESA)
Maternal child nursing. Interview. Communication.
Adolescents. Child-bearing families. 
Quantiative. Phenomenological. Qualitative. 
Huelskamp, Amelia (Kit), PhD, MA, Assistant Professor
SHAHS, Healthful Living and Fitness Education
Youth health issues - food insecurity, obesogenic behaviors, and access to comprehensive sex education. 
Health education methods and curriculum development. Teacher education pedagogy and teacher candidate assessment.
Children. Adolescents. Minority women. 
Mixed methods. Qualitative. Cross-sectoinal. 
Hunter-Jones, Josalin, PhD, MPH, MSW, Assistant Professor
SSW
Integration of social work and public health perspectives for work with vulnerable communities. Mental health of African Americans. HIV/AIDS. HIV/AIDS among African American women. MBCT for chronic disease populations. Evaluation of behavioral interventions. Support for caregivers of those living with mental or chronic illness.
Program evaluation. Curriculum development. Innovative pedagogy. Interprofessional teaching and research. 
Racial/ethinic minorities. Sexual minorities. Military servicemembers and families. 
Quantiative. Qualitative. Mixed-Methods. 
Isibel, Denise, DNP, RN, CNE, Assistant Professor
SON
Health literacy; Chronic disease management; Aging populations; and Quality improvement
Outpatient; Community Health
Health literate organizations and communities
Translational Mixed Methods
Jeffries, Amanda, MSN, RN, Lecturer
SON
Preventing critical care admissions in chronically ill; and Best practices in online learning
Critical care nursing; and Experiential learning
Underserved and critically ill; and Online students
N/A
Johnson, Dan, PhD, LRT, CTRS, Associate Professor
SHAHS, Recreation Therapy
Health of persons with disabilities; and Wheelchair & adapted sports
Community recreation therapy; and Mindfulness
Persons with disabilities & their families
Quantitative; and Mixed Methods
Jones, Andrea, PhD, MSW, LSW, Assistant Professor
SSW
Volunteerism; Civic engagement; Service learning; Veterans’ issues; End-of-life decision making; and Health policy
Development, dissemination & evaluation of community programs supporting  vulnerable older adults; and Intergenerational programs and multi-generational co-housing
Veterans; and Older adults
Applied Research
Jones, Carolyn, PhD, RN, NNP-BC, Assistant Professor
SON
Caregivers of individuals with chronic illness; Transitions in health care; and Teaching ethics, informatics, and genomics throughout the nursing curriculum
Access to care for individuals with disabilities and chronic illness; and Care coordination through healthcare transitions
Children with chronic illness and their families; and Individuals with disabilities
Qualitative; Mixed Methods; and Instrument Development
Jones, Lindsey Paige, MSN-Ed, RN, Lecturer
SON
Maternal/newborn outcomes; and Physical activity/wellness
Women's and children's health 
High risk antepartum & postpartum; Newborns; and Community
N/A
Kerr, Jared, JD, MPH, Assistant Professor
SON, Clinical Research
Clinical Research and biopharmaceutical development; Catalysts and barriers to scientific innovation; Project management & development; Productivity; Technology transfer; Regulatory affairs; and Data visualization
Clinical Research; Clinical research instruction; and Global Health
Biopharmaceutical companies and vendors; Entrepreneurs; and Regulatory agencies
Quantitative; Data mining; Data visualization; Business analytics; & Decision analysis
Kim-Godwin, Yeoun Soo, PhD, MPH, CNE, RN, Professor
SON
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Kleman, Carolyn, PhD, MHA, BSN, RA, Assistant Professor
SON
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Kolbe, Athena, PhD, MSW, MA, LCSW, Assistant Professor
SSW
Human behavior; Field practicum; and Life transitions & human development in the social environment 
Human rights; Needs assessment; and International social work 
N/A N/A
Kolomer, Stacey, PhD, MSW, Director & Professor
SSW
Caregiving. Aging. Burn injury. Interprofessional education.
Older adults. Interprofessional education. 
Older adults. Family caregivers. 
Survey research. Secondary data. Qualitative interviews. 
Kuiper, Ruthanne, PhD, RN, CNE, ANEF, Professor
SON
N/A N/A N/A N/A
Laham, Kelly, MSN, RN, ANP-BC, CNE, Lecturer
SON
Rural health; Women’s heart disease; Mental health (specifically in rural health); NP role; and Nursing student satisfaction with applied learning
Cardiology; Rural health; Primary care; Health promotion; and Nursing student satisfaction
Rural; Adults; and Nursing students
Survey; and Questionnaire
Lane, Lawone, MSN, RN, CNE, Lecturer
SON
Chronic illness; and Nursing education
Nursing education; Clinical education; and Adult health/gerontology
Nursing students; and Vulnerable populations
Qualitative; and Quantitative
Lawson, Sarah, PhD, RN, Associate Professor
SON
Sexual assault prevention; and Public Health initiatives
Emergency Nursing; and Forensic Nursing
Acute Ill/Emergency situations; and Sexual assault victims
Quantitative; and Mixed Methods
Lee, Jacquelyn, PhD, MSW, LCSW, Assistant Professor
SSW
Social  work education/innovative pedagogical methods; Social work practice with children & families with a focus on mental health; and Workforce development 
Mental health (trauma, self‐care, mindfulness, & field education); Health policy; and Interdisciplinary collaboration
Social workers; Children; Older adults; and Grandparents (raising grandchildren)
Quantitative; Qualitative; Program evaluation; and Analysis
Lee, Meen Hye, PhD, RN, Assistant Professor
SON
Health promoting behaviors among family caregivers of children with disabilities; Prevention & management of Musculoskeletal Disorders; Community-based participatory research; and Minority Health
N/A N/A N/A
Link, Tamara, DNP, FNP-BC, Assistant Professor
SON
Antibiotic Stewardship in outpatient settings; and Military Populations
Outpatient Urgent Care; and Primary Care
NP's; PA; and Physicians in outpatient settings
Quantitative
Lothes, John, EdD, MA, LPA,  Lecturer
SHAHS, Physical Activity and Wellness (PED 101)
Mindfulness; Anxiety & depression; Test anxiety; Domestic violence; Sexual assault prevention; and Exercise and mental health 
Efficiency of Dialectical Behavioral Therapy in community settings & outpatient practices
18+; College students; and Mental health clinical populations
Quantitative; Qualitative; and Mixed Methods 
Lutz, Barbara, PhD, RN, CRRN, PHNA-BC, FAHA, FNAP, FAAN, McNeill Distinguished Professor
SON
Community-based models of care for adults with chronic/disabling illnesses; and Family caregiving
Gerontology; Public Health; and Rehab nursing
Aging adults; and Adults with chronic illness
Qualitative research w/expertise in Grounded Theory
Lyon, Jim, PharmD, Lecturer
SON, Clinical Research
Bioequivalence Pharmacokinetics
Clinical Research
All
N/A
Matthias, April, PhD, RN, CNE, Associate Professor
SON
Nursing history; Entry-level Nursing Education Programs; Online Nursing Education Pedagogies; and Professional identity and role development of the nurse
Nursing practice differentiation; and Self-reflection learning activities
Nursing students; and Entry‐level nurses
Historical Research; and Qualitative Research
McCall, Jennifer, PhD, MBA, Assistant Professor
SON, Clinical Research
Drug discovery & development; Pharmaceutical mechanism of action; Applied learning in online education; and Translational science and commercialization
N/A N/A
Chemical, cellular & molecular analysis 
McDaniel, Alex, DHSc, LAT, ATC, CSCS, Lecturer
SHAHS, Exercise Science
N/A N/A N/A N/A
McEwen-Campbell, Michelle, DNP, MSN, RNC-OB-FNP, LNC, CNE, Lecturer
SON
Nursing self-efficacy, Promoting chain-of-command; Self-efficacy in nursing Students; Patient Safety; Promotion of healthy maternal/fetal outcomes; and Removing educational barriers for male nursing students
Maternal/child; Evaluating chain-of‐command; Self‐efficacy through high‐fidelity; and Student‐directed, Obstetrical simulation
Prelicensure BSN students; Labor and delivery nurses; and Male BSN students
Quantitative
McFaden, Cheryl, RN, BC, MSN, MED, CNE, CHSE, Simulation Learning Center Associate
SON
Simulation: Delivery methods, & EBP for design and implementation; Measuring student learning outcomes; and Needs & quality of life of caregivers
Simulation: Systematic planning & integration of simulation into a curriculum; The importance of intervention fidelity & student psychological safely; Needs assessment for simulation learning, including future/current employers; The value of teaching & using point of care references in simulation scenarios
Nursing Students
Primarily Qualitative
Mechling, Brandy, PhD, RN, PMHCNS-BC, Prelicensure Program Coordinator & Assistant Professor
SON
Child & adolescent risk & resilience; Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs); Young (Emerging) adult outcomes; Impact of parental mental illness on children & adolescents; Parental depression and the impact on the parent‐child relationship; Youth caregiving of a parent with mental illness; Ambiguous Loss Theory; and Retrospective self‐report
Mental Health nursing; Family mental health; Psychotherapy with children, adolescents, & young adults; Community partnerships
Youth, adolescents, & families; Young (Emerging) adults/ college students; and Individuals with Severe and Persistent Mental Illness (SPMI)
Quantitative; Mixed Methods; and Interviews focus groups
Mendes, Michele, PhD, RN, CPN, Assistant Professor
SON
Community engaged research. Health disparities. Caregiver health issues. Caregiver health self-management.
Parent-child health.
Children with special healthcare needs. Parents caring for children with special healthcare needs. African American mothers caring for children with special health care needs.
Qualitative (Description and Focused Ethnography)
Merritt, Amy, MSN, RN, Lecturer
SON
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Messinger, Lori,  PhD, MA, MSW, Professor
SSW
N/A N/A N/A N/A
Miller, Sara, MS, Lecturer
SHAHS, Recreation Therapy
Coping in hospital
environments; Physical fitness and children with disabilities; Evidence-based practice; and Aquatic Therapy
Children with physical
disabilities; Children with chronic illness; Aquatic Therapy; and Adapted Sports
Pediatrics; and Physical disabilities
Qualitative; and Quantitative
Molden, Kathleen, MSN, RN, CNE, Lecturer
SON
Online learning; Simulation; and Assessment tools
Does a prior student
assessment improve
educational outcomes?
Students enrolled in nursing education, clinical preparation, or from various programs
Qualitative; and quantitative
Morris, Laura (Spivey), EdD, MS, Assistant Professor
SHAHS, Sport Leadership & Tourism Management
Happiness & well-being; Smart leisure; Leisure behavior; Healthful living/wellness; Campus recreation; and Youth sports
Happiness in the workplace; and Service Learning
All
Mixed Methods
Murdock, Nancy, MSN, RNC, CNS, Lecturer
SON
N/A
Labor & delivery; Neonatal Intensive Care Unit; Pediatrics; Community Partnership in Education 
N/A N/A
Murray, Mary, MSN, RN, Lecturer
SON
Holistic care & management; Workplace bullying; and Spirituality
N/A N/A N/A
Nanney, Lindsey, MS, CHWC, PAPHS, GFS, Interim Associate Director & Program Coordinator
SHAHS
Wellness and its promotion; Motivation for healthy
behaviors; and Behavior change theories and strategies
Wellness interventions in university, community and faith settings; and Use of activity trackers and impact on motivation for activity
College students/ young adults; Sedentary; and Overweight/obese
Quantitative; and Qualitative
Nguyen, Peter, PhD, LCSW, Professor
SSW
Leadership in higher education; Cultural acculturation & assimilation dynamics; Parenting styles; and Mental health of Asian Americans
N/A
Asian Americans; Abused children and their families; and Higher education faculty
Quantitative; and Qualitative
Olsen, Amy, MA, Lecturer
SHAHS, Physical Activity and Wellness (PED 101)
N/A N/A N/A N/A
Palumbo, Ruthanne, DNP, RN, CNE, Assistant Professor
SON
Opioid addiction and IV drug use; Risk assessment and intervention; and Fostering civility amongst nursing students
Nursing education; Nursing administration; and Clinical education: Cardiac, Neurology, Oncology, and Med-Surg
Young adults-addiction; and Nursing student-civility
Quantitative; Qualitative; and Mixed Methods
Parker, Diane, MSN, FNP-C, Lecturer, & Graduate Clinical Coordinator
SON
Pediatric asthma; Pediatric/adolescent
behavioral health; and Underserved
populations & outreach
N/A
Pediatrics; and Women’s health
N/A
Pastor, Diane, PhD, MBA, NP-C, FNAP, Associate Professor
SON
Caregiving for frail
elders with serious
chronic illness; and
Palliative care
Palliative care; and Primary care services
Geriatrics
Qualitative; and Quantitative
Methods
Pate, Melannie, PhD, MS, Lecturer
SHAHS, Public Health
N/A N/A N/A N/A
Pennington, Barbara, MS, RN, Undergraduate Program Coordinator & Lecturer
SON, Clinical Research
Clinical Research; Ethics; and Global research
Protection of vulnerable populations in clinical research
Impoverished; and Diminished capacity to consent
N/A
Petroff, Annemarie, MS, Lecturer
SON, Clinical Research
N/A
Cardio-pulmonary; Autonomic Nervous Systems; Cardiac Rehab
N/A N/A
Protokowicz, Jodi, PhD, RN, Assistant Professor
SON
High-risk Obstetrics; Mental health & Obstetrics; and Nursing student retention
Maternal & newborn health; and Online learning
Obstetrics; High-risk pregnancy; and RN to BSN
Quantitative; and Qualitative
Pugh, Linda, PhD, RNC, FAAN, Interim Director & Professor
SON
Breastfeeding duration and exclusivity; Theory of Unpleasant Symptoms; Evidence-based practice; and Breastfeeding duration and exclusivity
N/A
Childbearing & low-income women
Quantitative
Reedy, Melissa, MSNEd, RN, NCSN, Lecturer
SON
The use of simulation for clinical experience
Community Health Foundations course in clinical
Nursing students
Online clinical
Reid, Paula, PhD, RNC, WHNP-BC, Associate Professor
SON
Identifying strategies that individuals living with HIV utilize to self-manage and cope with their conditions, to improve the quality of their lives; Computer Assisted Instruction as a strategy for HIV/AIDS education & training for Healthcare Professionals; Exploring the role of self-efficacy and self-esteem for HIV positive women managing their HIV; and Women's Health issues
Women's Health; HIV management 
Women's Health; HIV positive women
Quantiative; Qualitative; Mixed methods
Rhodes, Debra, MSW, LCSW, Assistant BSW Program Coordinator & Lecturer
SSW
Need for sliding scale and/or free mental health services in the Onslow area
Collaboration with free clinic in Jacksonville to provide BSW/MSW students to complete assessments
Uninsured adults
Quantitative; and Data Tracking
Richardson, Eric, PhD, MBA, SHRM-CP, PHR, CHHR, ACHE, Assistant Professor & Program Coordinator
SHAHS, Public Health
Healthcare. Nursing turnover/retention. Human resource management topics. Curriculum design.
Healthcare. Human resource management topics. Curriculum design.
Nurses. Faculty. HRM topics (general employees). First generation college students. 
Quantitative. Survey research. Would participate in qualitative research with someone who serves as the Qualitative expert. 
Roberto, Anka, DNP, APRN, PMHNP-BC, MPH, Assistant Professor
SON
N/A N/A N/A N/A
Rowan, Noell, PhD, MSW, LCSW, LCAS, Associate Director, BSW Coordinator, & Professor
SSW
The overarching areas of gerontology; LGBT population & alcohol & other drug addictions; Spirituality; and The impact on social work education and practice
Substance abuse; and Work with older adults
LGBT populations; Older adults; and Substance addicts
Quantitative; and Qualitative
Saccomano, Scott, PhD, RN, GNP-BC, Assistant Professor
SON
Leadership and management - delegation & mentoring; Enhancing health of older adults; Men in nursing; and Men's health
EBP for Advanced Practice; Care of the elderly; and Men's health
Men, Older Adults, geriatrics, Nurses, Allied Health Professionals
Mixed
Sardina, Angie, PhD, MS, Assistant Professor
SHAHS, Recreation Therapy
Pathways to pain and falls for older adults; Impact of pain on physical function; Health promotion for pain reduction through rec therapy; and Increasing access to health promotion and recreation programs
Community-based research and teaching; and Interprofessional teaching and research
Older adults; and Low socioeconomic status
Quantitative
Sauer, Penny, PhD, RN, CCRN, CNE, Assistant Professor
SON
Nurse bullying; Incivility; and Nurses workforce issue
Adult critical care; and Nurses workforce issues
Nurses
Quantitative; and Focus groups
Schroeder, Lindsey, PhD, MS, Clinical Education Coordinator & Assistant Professor
SHAHS, Athletic Training
Teaching athletic trainers and AT students how to take rectal temperatures to reduce heat-related illnesses and death in sports
N/A N/A N/A
Schweizer, Cynthia, MSN-NE, RN, Lecturer
SON
Self-regulated learning and clinical reasoning in Nursing; Community Health care; and Intra-disciplinary team work 
N/A N/A N/A
Scott, Melissa, PhD, RN, Assistant Professor
SON
Online Nursing Education
Foundations Critical Care
Online Nursing Students/Faculty Geriatrics
Mixed
Scott Micah, PhD, FNP-BC, MSN-FNP Program Coordinator & Assistant Professor
SON
Military & Veterans care & families; and Clinical Simulation in NP education
N/A N/A N/A
Seaman, Alana, PhD, MS, Assistant Professor
SHAHS, Sport Leadership & Tourism Management
Links between popular culture (particularly literature, film, and television); Tourism; Heritage Tourism; Semiotics; Place-making; Tourist performance; and Humanistic geography
N/A N/A N/A
Sellon, Alicia PhD, MSW, Assistant Professor
SSW
N/A
N/A N/A N/A
Shields, Ann (Tamlyn), MA, BCBA, Lecturer
SHAHS, Exercise Science
Behavioral interventions for healthful living; Effects of exercise on spontaneous physical activity, & insulin resistance; and Access & physical activity levels
Applied Behavior Analysis; and Policy & environmental
changes that promote
physically active lifestyles
All
Quantitative; and Behavioral Research Designs
Sigmon, Lorie, DNP, RN, FNP, Assistant Professor
SON
Interprofessional education & collaborative practice; and Student leadership attributes
Critical care (SICU, CTICU & PACU)
Vulnerable populations; Diabetes; Leadership Quantiative; Qualitative; and Mixed methods
Simmerman, Christy, MSN, RN, Lecturer
SON
N/A
Teaching strategies in simulation
Pediatrics
N/A
Sinclair, Susan, PhD, MPH, RN, Graduate Program Coordinator & Professor
SON, Clinical Research
Public Health epidemiology; Pharmacoepidemiology; Medication safety in pregnancy; Pregnancy registries; and Clinical trials
Pregnancy; Birth defects; and Epidemiology
All
Epidemiology
Methods
appropriate for
clinical trials&
post‐marketing
studies
Smith, Andrea Yeager MSN, RN, Lecturer
SON
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
Smith, Stephanie, PhD, RN, Assistant Professor
SON
Leadership; Health & social service systems; Indicators of community well-being; and Organization & program evaluation, performance measurement, & accountability
N/A N/A N/A
Sprod, Lisa, PhD, MPH, Associate Professor & Program Coordinator
SHAHS, Exercise Science
The effects of physical activity on cancer & cancer treatment-related side effects; and Research involving the “Blue Zones” and longevity
Improving quality of life of cancer survivors (physiological & psychological outcomes); and Public health
Cancer survivors and apparently healthy older adults
Quantitative
Tarte, Valerie, MSN, RN, Lecturer
SON
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
Thompson, C. Elise, PhD, MSN, RN, Lecturer
SON
Technology and nursing education. 
Simulation. Online learning. Digital clinical experience. 
Nursing students. Nurse educators. Nurses. Patients.
Quantitative. 
Todd, Marsha, MS, Lecturer
SHAHS, Physical Activity and Wellness (PED 101)
Stress management in the work place; and Ten leading causes of Death for the United States- Indiana and Vigo County
Physical activity stress; Management nutrition
College students; and Corporate wellness
Statistical Analysis
Tseh, Wayland, PhD, Associate Professor
SHAHS, Exercise Science
Body composition; Ergogenic aids; Equipment validity & reliability; and Blue Zones
CVD risk factors
Apparently Healthy
Quantitative
Turrise, Stephanie, PhD, RN, BC, APRN, CNE, Assistant Professor
SON
Chronic illness trajectories; Transitions in care- particularly in CHF and Cardiovascular Disease (outcomes research, & treatment
adherence); and Simulation
in Undergraduate Nursing Education
Cardiovascular Nursing; Adults and older adults; and CHF
Adults; Older adults; Vulnerable populations; and Chronically ill
Quantitative; Qualitative; and Surveys
Van de Motter, Amy, MSW, LCSW, Lecturer
SSW
N/A
Behavioral change related to health conditions; Motivational strategies; Comprehensive wellness; and MI recovery
Adults diagnosed with severe and persistent mental illness; Geriatrics; and Chronic disease
N/A
Van Meter, Jessica, MA, ACSM-CEP, NSCA-CSCS, OAP Lecturer
SHAHS, Exercise Science
N/A N/A N/A N/A
Vandenberg, Angie, MSW, LCSW, VSP, Field Education Coordinator & Lecturer
SSW
N/A
Clinical work with local CAC; Trauma-informed therapeutic approaches; Play therapy and other practice approaches to use with children; DSS/Domestic violence
crisis intervention
N/A N/A
Verzella, Margaret, MSN, RN, CNE, Undergrduate Clinical Coordinator/Lecturer
SON
Nursing informatics; Online/distance education; and Simulation
N/A N/A N/A
Waddill, Colette, MSN, RN, IBCLC, CNE, CHSE, Lecturer
SON
Maternal-infant health; Breastfeeding/lactation; and Simulation learning
Maternal-child nursing; Lactation; and Simulation in healthcare
Mother & infants; and Nursing students
Quality. Quantitative.
Weber, Jordan, MEd, ABD, Lecturer
SHAHS, Healthful Living and Fitness Education
Adapted physical education; Yoga for autism and military; Obesity prevention; Bodybuilding; Zen literature; Curriculum; and Elementary & PE health
Yoga; Yoga for COPD; Psychoanalysis; Anxiety & education programming; and Adapted physical education programs
COPD; Alzheimer's; Autism Spectrum Disorders; Individuals with disabilities; Down-Syndrome; and Cerebral palsy
Qualitative; Mixed Methods; and Video
Whipple, Kerry, PhD, Associate Professor
SHAHS, Public Health
Using policy as a Community Health education strategy; Campus tobacco policies in NC Community; Readiness Model; Accreditation in CHE/PH; Sustained physical activity strategies; and Substance abuse prevention among youth
Curriculum & Instruction CHE/PH; and Youth risk & protective factors
Campus community; Policy & lawmakers; State & local Community Health efforts; Youth ages 12‐18
Qualitative- interviews, focus groups, & Grounded Theory
White, Patty, MSN, RNC, CNE, Lecturer
SON
Pediatric simulation; and IPE
Pediatrics; and NICU
Infants; Children; Adolescents; and Premature infants
Primarily Qualitative; and Quantitative
Williams, Nina, MSN-NE, RN, Lecturer
SON
Obstetric emergencies; Neonatal opioid addiction; and Legislative changes & effects in maternal-newborn outcomes
Maternal-child nursing; and Staff nurses working at bedside
Mothers & babies, Postpartum mothers & babies; Labor & delivery; and Nurses & staff
Participatory; and Mixed Methods 
Winslow, Heidi, MSN, RN, Lecturer
SON
Evaluation methods; and Smart Phone Education Apps
Diabetes; and Cardiac
Young adult to elderly
N/A
York, Reginald, PhD, MSW, Professor
SSW
Evidence-based practice; Online education; Use of technology in teaching; and Program evaluation
The use of science to improve the practice of Clinical Social Work
All
Quantitative 
Zinder, Steven, PhD, ATC, Associate Professor & Program Coordinator
SHAHS, Athletic Training
N/A N/A N/A N/A