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Are you looking for fellow colleagues to collaborate with on similar research interests? CHHS has compiled a list of full-time faculty collaborators for your convenience. Please note that faculty members' names are hyperlinked to their email address. 

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Name/Rank

School

Scholarly/Research Interests

Clinical/Applied Interests

Populations of Interest

Methods

Ahern, Nancy
PhD, RN
Associate 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 technique)
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
Associate Professor 
SON
  • Geropsychiatry 
  • Adult/geriatrics
  • Family past medical history 
  • Older adults 
  • Quantitative Mixed Methods
  • Critical Incident

Ashton-Forrester, Candy
PhD
Professor

SHAHS
  • Older women
  • Dementia/LTC
  • Wheelchair sports
  • Evidence-based practice
  • Leisure behavior
  • Management evaluation
  • Evidence-based practice 
  • Individuals with disabilities
  • Older adults 
  • Qualitative methods
  • Participatory 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
  • Pending
  • Pending
  • Pending
  • Pending
Baynard, Elisabeth
MS
Lecturer
SHAHS, Public Health
  • Pending
  • Pending
  • Pending
  • Pending
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
  • Quantitative
  • Qualitative 
Bove, Lisa Anne
DNP, RN-BC
Assistant Professor
SON
  • Informatics
  • Real time documentation
  • Quantified self
  • Implementing systems (EHRs)
  • Project management
  • Project management
  • Leadership
  • Clinical improvement through the use of data
  • EHRs
  • Nursing
  • Health care
  • Higher Education
  • Quantitative 
Boyce, Robert
PhD, FACSM
Associate Professor
SHAHS, Exercise Science
  • Occupational physiology
  • Improved performance in occupational settings with physical demands
  • Police
  • Firefighters
  • Sedentary occupations
  • Quantitative
  • 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-advocacy, 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
  • Quantitative 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
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 
  • Quantitative
  • 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
  • Quantitative 
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
SHAHS, Healthful Living and Fitness Education
  • Obesity
  • Attitudes towards individuals 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
Renata Conde-Zuege
MSN, FNP-C
Lecturer
SON
  • Pending


  • Pending


  • Pending
  • Pending

Connolley, Kevin
MSW, LCSW, LCAS
Lecturer

SSW
  • Field education
  • Diversity
  • Policy
  • N/A
  • N/A
  • N/A
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 
  • N/A
  • N/A
Craddock, Carolyn
MSW
Lecturer
SSW
  • Pending
  • Pending
  • Pending
  • Pending
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
  • 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 domiciliary
  • Occupational health and oncology
  • Geriatrics
  • Infectious diseases
  • Mental Health (anxiety & stress)
  • Suicide
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • N/A
  • N/A
DiGiuseppe, Emily
MSN, RN
Lecturer
SON
  • Pending
  • Pending
  • Pending
  • Pending

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
  • Quantitative
  • 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
  • N/A
Dana El Hajj
PhD, RN

Assistant Professor
SON
  • Pending
  • Pending
  • Pending
Ellington, Kelly
DNP, APRN, WHNP-BC, RNC-OB
Assistant Professor
SON
  • Women's health oncology
  • Women's health issues
  • WHNP's improving outcomes
  • Web-based perinatal education
  • Women's health
  • Adolescence through the lifespan
  • Mixed Methods
Elliott, Steven
PhD
Director & 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
  • Quantitative
  • 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, developmental disabilities, and/or feeding problems 
  • Qualitative and integrative methods
  • Factor analysis and item response theory
  • Symptom network analysis
  • Physiologic measurement (HRV, RSA)

Anastasiya (Ana) Ferrell
PhD, RN, TTS
Assistant Professor

SON
  • Pending
  • Pending
  • Pending
  • Pending
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 
  • Quantitative Methods Program Evaluation
Frankel, Arthur
PhD, MSW
Professor
SSW
  • Community program evaluation
  • Community development
  • Obesity
  • Psychotherapy issues
  • Marital Therapy
  • Behavior Therapy
  • Family Therapy
  • Gestalt Therapy 
  • Low-income populations 
  • Program Evaluation
  • Quantitative 
Franzidis, Alexia
PhD
Associate Professor & Program Coordinator
SHAHS, Sport Leadership & Tourism Management
  • Sustainable tourism
  • Community-based tourism
  • Study abroad
  • Tourism transformation
  • Responsible tourism development
  • Third-sector organizations in tourism 
  • Tourism impacts
  • Tourism best practice 
  • Residents of less economically 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
Interim Associate Director for Academic Programs & 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 expression on surgical outcomes following temporal lobe resection for epilepsy
  • N/A
N/A
Gazza, Elizabeth (Beth)
PhD, RN, LCCE, FAACE
Interim Associate Director for Faculty and Staff Development &  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

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  
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 developmental disability 
  • Primarily Qualitative
  • Quantitative 
Haddad, Linda
PhD, RN, FAAN
Director & Irwin Belk Distinguished 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 effectiveness 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 & Professor
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) 
  • Quantitative
  • 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 mentorship in student learning in higher education
  • Under-represented 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
  • Quantitative
  • Mixed Methods
Hohn, Kris
PhD , MSW
Assistant Professor
SSW
  • Pending
  • Pending
  • Pending
  • Pending
Holland, William Hunter
PhD, MS
Lecturer
SHAHS, Sport Leadership & Tourism Management
  • Pending
  • Pending
  • Pending
  • Pending
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 
  • Quantitative
  • Phenomenological
  • Qualitative 
Hubbell, Sara
DNP, RN, FNP-C
FNP Program Coordinator & Assistant Professor
SON
  • Pending
  • Pending
  • Pending
  • Pending
Huelskamp, Amelia (Kit)
PhD, MA
Assistant Professor & Program Coordinator
SHAHS, Healthful Living and Fitness Education
  • Youth health issues - food insecurity, obesogenic behaviors
  • Access to comprehensive sex education 
  • Health education methods and curriculum development
  • Teacher education pedagogy
  • Teacher candidate assessment
  • Children
  • Adolescents
  • Minority women 
  • Mixed methods
  • Qualitative
  • Cross-sectional 
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 servicemen and families 
  • Quantitative
  • Qualitative
  • Mixed Methods 
Isibel, Denise
DNP, RN, CNE
Assistant Professor
SON
  • Health literacy
  • Chronic disease management
  • Aging populations
  • 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
  • Best practices in online learning
  • Critical care nursing
  • Experiential learning
  • Underserved and critically ill
  • Online students
  • N/A
Johnson, Dan
PhD, LRT, CTRS
Associate Professor
SHAHS, Recreation Therapy
  • Health of persons with disabilities
  • Wheelchair & adapted sports
  • Community recreation therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Persons with disabilities and their families
  • Quantitative
  • Mixed Methods
Jones, Andrea
PhD, MSW, LSW
Assistant Professor
SSW
  • Volunteerism
  • Civic engagement
  • Service learning
  • Veterans’ issues
  • End-of-life decision making
  • Health policy
  • Development, dissemination and evaluation of community programs supporting vulnerable older adults
  • Intergenerational programs and multi-generational co-housing
  • Veterans
  • Older adults
  • Applied Research
Jones, Carolyn
PhD, RN, NNP-BC
Assistant Professor
SON
  • Family-centered care
  • Stress and coping of families in NICU
  • Provision of mother's own milk in the NICU
  • Teamwork in the NICU
  • Use of simulation to improve patient outcomes
  • Access to care for individuals with disabilities and chronic illness
  • Care coordination through healthcare transitions
  • Children with chronic illness and their families
  • Individuals with disabilities
  • Qualitative
  • Mixed Methods
  • Instrument Development
Jones, Lindsey Paige
MSN-Ed, RN
 
Lecturer
SON
  • Maternal/newborn outcomes
  • Physical activity/wellness
  • Women's and children's health 
  • High risk antepartum and postpartum
  • Newborns
  • 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 and development
  • Productivity
  • Technology transfer
  • Regulatory affairs
  • Data visualization
  • Clinical Research
  • Clinical research instruction
  • Global Health
  • Biopharmaceutical companies and vendors
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Regulatory agencies
  • Quantitative
  • Data mining; Data visualization
  • Business analytics
  • Decision analysis
Kim-Godwin, Yeoun Soo
PhD, MPH, CNE, RN
Professor
SON
  • Pending
  • Pending
  • Pending
  • Pending
Kleman, Carolyn
PhD, MHA, BSN, RA
Assistant Professor
SON
  • Pending
  • Pending
  • Pending
  • Pending
Kolbe, Athena
PhD, MSW, MA, LCSW
Assistant Professor
SSW
  • Human behavior
  • Field practicum
  • Life transitions and human development in the social environment 
  • Human rights
  • Needs assessment
  • 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
  • Pending
  • Pending
  • Pending
  • Pending
Laham, Kelly
DNP, RN, ANP-BC, CNE
DNP Program Coordinator & Assistant Professor
SON
  • Rural health
  • Mental health 
  • NP role/practice
  • Nursing student satisfaction with applied learning
  • Rural health
  • Primary care
  • Cardiology
  • Health promotion
  • Nursing student satisfaction
  • Rural
  • Adults
  • Advanced Practice Nursing students
  • Survey
  • Qualitative
  • Mixed Methods
  • QI
Lane, Lawone
MSN, RN, CNE
Lecturer
SON
  • Chronic illness
  • Nursing education
  • Nursing education
  • Clinical education
  • Adult health/gerontology
  • Nursing students
  • Vulnerable populations
  • Qualitative
  • Quantitative
Lee, Jacquelyn
PhD, MSW, LCSW
Assistant Professor
SSW
  • Social work education/innovative pedagogical methods
  • Social work practice with children and families with a focus on mental health
  • Workforce development 
  • Mental health (trauma, self‐care, mindfulness, and field education)
  • Health policy
  • Interdisciplinary collaboration
  • Social workers
  • Children
  • Older adults
  • Grandparents (raising grandchildren)
  • Quantitative
  • Qualitative
  • Program evaluation
  • Analysis
Lee, Meen Hye
PhD, RN
Assistant Professor
SON
  • Health promoting behaviors among family caregivers of children with disabilities
  • Prevention and management of Musculoskeletal Disorders
  • Community-based participatory research
  • Minority Health
  • N/A
  • N/A
  • N/A
Link, Tamara
DNP, FNP-BC
Assistant Professor
SON
  • Antibiotic Stewardship in outpatient settings
  • Military Populations
  • Outpatient Urgent Care
  • Primary Care
  • NPs
  • PA
  • Physicians in outpatient settings
  • Quantitative
Lothes, John
EdD,  MA, LPA
Lecturer
SHAHS, Physical Activity and Wellness (PED 101)
  • Mindfulness
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Test anxiety
  • Domestic violence
  • Sexual assault prevention
  • Exercise and mental health 
  • Efficiency of Dialectical Behavioral Therapy in community settings & outpatient practices
  • 18+
  • College students
  • Mental health clinical populations
  • Quantitative
  • Qualitative
  • 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
  • Family caregiving
  • Gerontology
  • Public Health
  • Rehab nursing
  • Aging adults
  • 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
Nurse Educator Program Coordinator & Associate Professor
SON
  • Nursing history
  • Entry-level Nursing Education Programs
  • Online Nursing Education Pedagogies
  • Professional identity and role development of the nurse
  • Nursing practice differentiation
  • Self-reflection learning activities
  • Nursing students
  • Entry‐level nurses
  • Historical Research
  • Qualitative Research
McCall, Jennifer
PhD, MBA
Assistant Professor
SON, Clinical Research
  • Drug discovery and development
  • Pharmaceutical mechanism of action
  • Applied learning in online education
  • Translational science and commercialization
  • N/A
  • N/A
  • Chemical, cellular and molecular analysis 
McDaniel, Alex
DHSc, LAT, ATC, CSCS
Lecturer
SHAHS, Exercise Science
  • Pending
  • Pending
  • Pending
  • Pending
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
  • Removing educational barriers for male nursing students
  • Maternal/child
  • Evaluating chain-of‐command
  • Self‐efficacy through high‐fidelity
  • Student‐directed, Obstetrical simulation
  • Prelicensure BSN students
  • Labor and delivery nurses
  • Male BSN students
  • Quantitative
Mechling, Brandy, PhD, RN, PMHCNS-BC
Assistant Professor
SON
  • Child and adolescent risk & resilience
  • Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)
  • Young (Emerging) adult outcomes
  • Impact of parental mental illness on children and adolescents
  • Parental depression and the impact on the parent‐child relationship
  • Youth caregiving of a parent with mental illness
  • Ambiguous Loss Theory
  • Retrospective self‐report
  • Mental Health nursing
  • Family mental health
  • Psychotherapy with children, adolescents and young adults
  • Community partnerships
  • Youth, adolescents, & families
  • Young (Emerging) adults/ college students
  • Individuals with Severe and Persistent Mental Illness (SPMI)
  • Quantitative
  • Mixed Methods
  • 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 healthcare needs
  • Qualitative (Description and Focused Ethnography)
Merritt, Amy
MSN, RN
Lecturer
SON
  • Pending
  • Pending
  • Pending
  • Pending
Miller, Sara
MS
Lecturer
SHAHS, Recreation Therapy
  • Coping in hospital
  • environments
  • Physical fitness and children with disabilities
  • Evidence-based practice
  • Aquatic Therapy
  • Children with physical
  • disabilities
  • Children with chronic illness
  • Aquatic Therapy
  • Adapted Sports
  • Pediatrics
  • Physical disabilities
  • Qualitative
  • Quantitative
Molden, Kathleen
MSN, RN, CNE
Lecturer
SON
  • Online learning
  • Simulation
  • Assessment tools
Does a prior student assessment improve educational outcomes?
  • Students enrolled in nursing education, clinical preparation or from various programs
  • Qualitative
  • Quantitative
Morris, Laura (Spivey)
EdD,  MS
Assistant Professor
SHAHS, Sport Leadership & Tourism Management
  • Happiness and well-being
  • Smart leisure
  • Leisure behavior
  • Healthful living/wellness
  • Campus recreation
  • Youth sports
  • Happiness in the workplace
  • Service Learning
  • All
  • Mixed Methods
Murdock, Nancy
MSN, RNC, CNS
Lecturer
SON
  • N/A
  • Labor and delivery
  • Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
  • Pediatrics
  • Community Partnership in Education 
  • N/A
  • N/A
Murray, Mary
MSN, RN
Lecturer
SON
  • Holistic care and management
  • Workplace bullying
  • 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
  • Behavior change theories and strategies
  • Wellness interventions in university, community and faith settings
  • Use of activity trackers and impact on motivation for activity
  • College students/ young adults
  • Sedentary
  • Overweight/obese
  • Quantitative
  • Qualitative
Olsen, Amy
MA
Lecturer
SHAHS, Physical Activity and Wellness (PED 101)
  • Pending
  • Pending
  • Pending
  • N/A
Palumbo, Ruthanne
DNP, RN, CNE,
Assistant Professor
SON
  • Opioid addiction and IV drug use
  • Risk assessment and intervention
  • Fostering civility amongst nursing students
  • Nursing education
  • Nursing administration
  • Clinical education: Cardiac, Neurology, Oncology and Med-Surg
  • Young adults-addiction
  • Nursing student-civility
  • Quantitative
  • Qualitative
  • Mixed Methods
Parker, Diane
MSN, FNP-C
Lecturer & Graduate Clinical Coordinator
SON
  • Pediatric asthma
  • Pediatric/adolescent
  • behavioral health
  • Underserved
  • populations and outreach
  • N/A
  • Pediatrics
  • Women’s health
  • N/A
Pate, Melannie
PhD, MS
Lecturer
SHAHS, Public Health
  • Pending
  • Pending
  • Pending
  • Pending
Pennington, Barbara
MS, RN
Clinical Research Undergraduate Program Coordinator & Lecturer
SON, Clinical Research
  • Clinical Research
  • Ethics
  • Global research
  • Protection of vulnerable populations in clinical research
  • Impoverished
  • 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 and Obstetrics
  • Nursing student retention
  • Maternal and newborn health
  • Online learning
Obstetrics; High-risk pregnancy; and RN to BSN
  • Quantitative
  • Qualitative
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 and training for Healthcare Professionals
  • Exploring the role of self-efficacy and self-esteem for HIV positive women managing their HIV
  • Women's Health issues
  • Women's Health
  • HIV management 
  • Women's Health
  • HIV positive women
  • Quantitative
  • 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 County area
  • Collaboration with free clinic in Jacksonville to provide BSW/MSW students to complete assessments
  • Uninsured adults
  • Quantitative
  • 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
  • Pending
  • Pending
  • Pending
  • Pending
Rowan, Noell
PhD, MSW, LCSW, LCAS
Associate Director & Professor
SSW
  • The overarching areas of gerontology
  • LGBT population and alcohol and other drug addictions
  • Spirituality
  • The impact on social work education and practice
  • Substance abuse
  • Work with older adults
  • LGBT populations
  • Older adults
  • Substance addicts
  • Quantitative
  • Qualitative
Saccomano, Scott
PhD, RN, GNP-BC
Assistant Professor
SON
  • Leadership and management - delegation and mentoring;
  • Enhancing health of older adults
  • Men in nursing
  • Men's health
  • EBP for Advanced Practice
  • Care of the elderly
  • 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
  • Increasing access to health promotion and recreation programs
  • Community-based research and teaching
  • Interprofessional teaching and research
  • Older adults
  • Low socioeconomic status
  • Quantitative
Sauer, Penny
PhD, RN, CCRN, CNE
Prelicensure Program Coordintator &
Associate Professor
SON
  • Nurse bullying
  • Incivility
  • Nurses workforce issue
  • Adult critical care
  • Nurses workforce issues
  • Nurses
  • Quantitative
  • 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 Healthcare
  • 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
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
  • Humanistic geography
  • N/A
  • N/A
  • N/A
Sellon, Alicia
PhD, MSW
Assistant Professor
SSW
  • Pending
  • Pending
  • Pending
  • Pending
Shields, Ann (Tamlyn)
MA, BCBA
Lecturer
SHAHS, Exercise Science
  • Behavioral interventions for healthful living
  • Effects of exercise on spontaneous physical activity, and insulin resistance
  • Access and physical activity levels
  • Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Policy and environmental changes that promote physically active lifestyles
  • All
  • Quantitative
  • Behavioral Research Designs
Sigmon, Lorie
DNP, RN, FNP
Assistant Professor
SON
  • Interprofessional education and collaborative practice
  • Student leadership attributes
  • Critical care (SICU, CTICU & PACU)
  • Vulnerable populations
  • Diabetes
  • Leadership
  • Quantitative
  • Qualitative
  • Mixed methods
Simmerman, Christy
MSN, RN
Lecturer
SON
  • N/A
  • Teaching strategies in simulation
  • Pediatrics
  • N/A
Smith, Andrea Yeager
MSN, RN
Lecturer
SON
  • Pending
  • Pending
  • Pending
  • Pending
Smith, Stephanie
PhD, RN
Assistant Professor
SON
  • Leadership
  • Health and social service systems
  • Indicators of community well-being
  • Organization and program evaluation, performance measurement and 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 and cancer treatment-related side effects
  • Research involving the “Blue Zones” and longevity
  • Improving quality of life of cancer survivors (physiological and psychological outcomes)
  • Public health
  • Cancer survivors
  • Apparently healthy older adults
  • Quantitative
Tarte, Valerie
MSN, RN
Lecturer
SON
  • Pending
  • Pending
  • Pending
  • Pending
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
  • Ten leading causes of Death for the United States- Indiana and Vigo County
  • Physical activity stress
  • Management nutrition
  • College students
  • Corporate wellness
  • Statistical Analysis
Tseh, Wayland
PhD
Professor
SHAHS, Exercise Science
  • Body composition
  • Ergogenic aids
  • Equipment validity and reliability
  • Blue Zones
  • CVD risk factors
  • Apparently Healthy
  • Quantitative
Turrise, Stephanie
PhD, RN, BC, APRN, CNE
Associate Professor
SON
  • Chronic illness trajectories
  • Transitions in care-particularly in CHF and Cardiovascular Disease (outcomes research, & treatment adherence)
  • Simulation in Undergraduate Nursing Education
  • Cardiovascular Nursing
  • Adults and older adults
  • CHF
Adults; Older adults; Vulnerable populations; and Chronically ill
  • Quantitative
  • Qualitative
  • Surveys
Van de Motter, Amy
MSW, LCSW
Lecturer
SSW
  • N/A
  • Behavioral change related to health conditions
  • Motivational strategies
  • Comprehensive wellness
  • MI recovery
Adults diagnosed with severe and persistent mental illness; Geriatrics; and Chronic disease
  • N/A
Van Meter, Jessica
MA, ACSM-CEP, NSCA-CSCS
Lecturer
SHAHS, Exercise Science
  • Pending
  • Pending
  • Pending
  • 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
Waddill, Colette
MSN, RN, IBCLC, CNE, CHSE
Lecturer
SON
  • Maternal-infant health
  • Breastfeeding/lactation
  • Simulation learning
  • Maternal-child nursing
  • Lactation
  • Simulation in healthcare
  • Mother and infants
  • Nursing students
  • Quality
  • Quantitative
Weber, Jordan
EdD, MEd, ABD
Lecturer
SHAHS, Healthful Living and Fitness Education
  • Adapted physical education
  • Yoga for autism and military
  • Obesity prevention
  • Bodybuilding
  • Zen literature
  • Curriculum
  • Elementary and PE health
  • Yoga
  • Yoga for COPD
  • Psychoanalysis
  • Anxiety and education programming
  • Adapted physical education programs
  • COPD
  • Alzheimer's
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Individuals with disabilities
  • Down-Syndrome
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Qualitative
  • Mixed Methods
  • 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
  • Substance abuse prevention among youth
  • Curriculum & Instruction CHE/PH
  • Youth risk and protective factors
  • Campus community
  • Policy and lawmakers
  • State and local Community Health efforts
  • Youth ages 12‐18
  • Qualitative- interviews, focus groups
  • Grounded Theory
Anita Williams
PharmD, BCPS
Assistant Professor
SON
  • Pending
  • Pending
  • Pending
  • Pending
Williams, Nina
MSN-NE, RN
Lecturer
SON
  • Obstetric emergencies
  • Neonatal opioid addiction
  • Legislative changes and effects in maternal-newborn outcomes
  • Maternal-child nursing
  • Staff nurses working at bedside
  • Mothers & babies
  • Postpartum mothers & babies
  • Labor & delivery;
  • Nurses & staff
  • Participatory
  • Mixed Methods 
York, Reginald
PhD, MSW
Professor
SSW
  • Evidence-based practice
  • Online education
  • Use of technology in teaching
  • 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
  • Pending
  • Pending
  • Pending
  • Pending