School of Nursing Newsletter

Welcome to Our Newest Faculty

Jeeyae Choi:

Jayjee Choi photoJeeyyae Choi has two bachelor degrees: 1) a nursing degree from Seoul National University in Korea, and 2) an electrical engineering degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago. After completing the M.S. program in Computer System Engineering at Boston University, Jeeyae started working as a research assistant at Decision Systems Group at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School. She completed a doctoral program in nursing informatics from the School of Nursing at Columbia University in 2006.

Jeeyae’s teaching expertise is nursing informatics. She taught a basic NI course (information management and healthcare technology) for undergraduate students and an advanced NI course (clinical outcomes management and information systems) for M.S. degree candidates. She also taught genetics and genomics in healthcare for undergraduate students.   

Jeeyae’s research emphasis has focused on developing clinical decision support systems based on computer-interpretable nursing guidelines translated from paper-based nursing guidelines. She has led major practice-related projects (i.e., Nursing Documentation System, Electronic Medication Administration Process) at the Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in Boston, MA, and has completed two externally-funded research projects: "Automated Braden Risk Assessment Tool" (2010), and "Validation and Enhancement of the Braden Risk Assessment Automated Tool" (2011). She completed an internally-funded project in 2014: "Development of a Web-based Medication Management System for Community-Dwelling Adults." This study explored the feasibility of using a web application to facilitate nurse identification of actual or potential medication management problems and to target individualized interventions for improving outcomes for older adults living in the community. In 2015, Jeeyae completed the development of a prototype web-based nursing practice and research information management system to advance the understanding of measuring mechanisms of performance of nursing care and its impact on patient outcomes.

Currently, Jeeyae is conducting an internally-funded project, “Developing a Pain Management Mobile Application for Cancer Patients on Android-based Smart Phones: Usability Study.” This project is aimed at developing a pain management application to be implemented on Android-based phones for high-quality pain management among breast cancer patients. 

Crystal (“Chrissy”) Dodson

Chrissy Dodson PhotoChrissy Dodson received her Ph.D. in nursing from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She received both her BSN and MSN degrees from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She is originally from Madison, NC, but now resides in Ocean Isle Beach.

Chrissy taught for three years at Winston-Salem State University where she was an assistant professor. Prior to her faculty appointment, she was a diabetes coordinator for Cone Health in Greensboro, NC, for six years.

Chrissy currently teaches the prelicensure nursing research course and within the RN-BS program. Her research focuses on nursing utilization of pharmacogenomics within practice. Furthermore, she is board-certified in advanced diabetes management. 

Chrissy and her husband Chad have two children, Isaac and Addyson. In her leisure time Chrissy enjoys watching football and traveling.

Susan Glose

Susan Glose recently moved to Wilmington from Buffalo, New York. She received her B.S. degree in psychology from the State University of New York, College at Brockport; her B.S.N. from D’Youville College in Buffalo, NY; her M.S.N.–Nursing Administration and a post-Master’s certificate as an Adult NP from the University at Buffalo in Buffalo, NY.  She earned her Ph.D. in Health Practice Research from the University at Rochester, Rochester, NY. Her dissertation focused on family caregiver involvement in care during the hospitalization of an older relative.

Susan’s clinical work over the past 15 years has focused on care of older adults, most recently on an acute geriatrics consult service in a large urban public hospital. She has cared for older adults in various settings including inpatient psychiatry, orthopedics, rehab, general medicine as well as long term care, sub-acute care, and home- and community-based care. 

Susan has taught courses in adult health, research, evidence-based nursing practice, pharmacology and assessment in both an ADN program and at the baccalaureate level. She has also been involved in medical education and has worked with medical students, internal and family medicine residents, and geriatrics fellows to improve the care of hospitalized older adults.

Susan’s research interests include improving care for hospitalized older adults and the prevention and treatment of delirium and functional decline in hospitalized older adults hospitalized. Also, Susan is examining how family caregiver involvement during hospitalization can improve care processes and outcomes, interdisciplinary approaches to fall prevention among older adults living in the community and how to provide better care to older adults in the Emergency Department.  

Denise Isibel

Denis Isibel PhotoDenise Isibel received her nursing degree from Villanova University in 1981. Her nursing career has spanned the United States teaching from South Carolina to California. Her first job was as a public health nurse in Jasper County SC, a far cry from Northern New Jersey. She says that was the job that solidified her commitment to community and public health. She received her M.S.N. in Nursing Administration from the University of Texas Health Science Center – San Antonio in 1987. From there, her experience continued in public health, patient education and nursing leadership. Moving every few years gave her experience in almost every area of nursing. As a faculty member she has taught students in general medical-surgical, cardiac telemetry, community health, fundamentals, and leadership/management. She most recently completed her D.N.P. in December 2015 from Vanderbilt University.

Denise is married with grown children in Texas, Colorado and Virginia. When not working, Denise enjoys time with her husband and newly adopted kitty “Rusty.” She is hoping now that her D.N.P. is complete she will have time to travel and learn to play golf. As a New Jersey native she is an avid fan of the NY Giants and Mets.

Linda Pugh

Linda Pugh PhotoLinda Pugh recently moved to Wilmington from Pennsylvania where her most recent experience was in York as Professor of Nursing at the York College of Pennsylvania, the director of the graduate programs in nursing, the D.N.P. program, and past director of evidence-based practice/nursing research at the York Hospital.

Linda has also taught at the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing where she was the director of the B.S.N. program and enjoyed a joint appointment as clinical nurse specialist involved with evidence-based practice at Johns Hopkins Hospital. 

Linda co-authored the first edition of Johns Hopkins Nursing Evidence-Based Practice: Model and Guidelines. As a certified obstetric nurse, she has provided care for childbearing women for many years. Most recently, she was appointed to the Board of Directors at WellSpan Health System. She has been the recipient of numerous grants to support her research on improving breastfeeding outcomes, particularly with low-income women. She has published and presented her work internationally and nationally.

Cynthia (“Cyndi”) Schweizer

Cyndi SchweizerA registered nursing for more than 30 years, Cyndi received her A.D.N. degree from a community college in Michigan. During her career in Michigan, Cyndi had had the opportunity to work in large teaching hospitals and as a home health nurse. After moving to Kenosha, WI, Cyndi became a coordinator for the hospice and home health agency. Other professional opportunities in Wisconsin included becoming an infection control nurse and in quality management. She obtained her B.S.N. from the University of St. Francis in Joliet, IL.

After moving to Charlotte, Cyndi worked for Hospice & Palliative Care of Charlotte as the admissions hospital liaison for all Charlotte-area hospitals. She also worked for North East Medical Center in Concord in the Performance Improvement Department, where she provided teaching to the nursing staff frequently.

After moving to Wilmington, Cyndi worked for NHRMC as a case manager in the intensive care units and floated to other areas within the system. She earned her M.S.N. from UNCW in 2011. Cyndi has worked at Brunswick Community College as a clinical instructor. In 2013 she and RuthAnne Kuiper presented research at the Sigma Theta Tau International 42nd Biennial Convention on her thesis work, “Self-Regulated Learning and Clinical Reasoning in Baccalaureate Nursing Students During Acute Care Versus Community-Based Clinical Experiences.”

Cyndi’s family consists of her husband, a son, a daughter-in-law and two granddaughters. She enjoys gardening, walking on the beach, exercising, reading and time with family.

Micah Scott:

Micah Scott PhotoMicah Scott has been a part of nursing for more than 25 years having worked in a coronary care unit, an emergency room and in occupation health in Norfolk, VA. She was commissioned in the Naval Reserve Nurse Corps and called to active duty for Operation Desert Storm/ Desert Shield. 

Micah completed her RN-to-BSN at Old Dominion University and later achieved her M.S.N. degree from the Medical College of Virginia. 

Since becoming a family nurse practitioner, Micah has had clinical experiences in family practice, breast disease and surgery and gastroenterology. Later she completed her Ph.D. in nursing at Hampton University. Her dissertation topic on “Post-Deployment Family Adaptation in U.S. Navy Families” and her current research interests provide opportunities for Micah to continue to studying health issues among military families. 

Micah writes that she loves to play golf, but that “I’m not good at it.”  She and her husband enjoy watching Old Dominion University, Georgia Tech and Redskins football games, spending time with their two daughters who attend law school and college in NC, living with two Labrador retrievers, and traveling.