Faculty

Denton Campus

Dallas       Houston
Christie Acho

Acho, Christiana, DNP, APRN, FNP-C
Assistant Clinical Professor
Room 7124, Dallas
cacho@twu.edu
214-689-6515

Education: BS, Texas Woman's University; MS, Texas Woman's University; DNP, Chatham University
Primary Teaching Area: Graduate Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner Program
Area of Expertise: Nursing Education, Geriatric Care, Diabetes Prevention

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Atchison, Phillip T., PharmD, BA, RPh
Assistant Clinical Professor
ASB 124
patchison@twu.edu
940-898-2433

Education: BA, Austin College, Sherman TX; PharmD, University of New England College of Pharmacy, Portland, ME
Primary Teaching Area: Pharmacology and Pharmacotherapeutics

Rachelle Campbell

Campbell, Rachelle, APRN, MSN, FNP-C
Assistant Clinical Professor
ASB 129
rcampbell2@twu.edu 
940-898-2426

Education: BS, University of Texas - Arlington; MS, Texas Womans University
Primary Teaching Area: Family Nurse Practitioner clinical courses, High Acuity undergraduate course

Shalawn Harris profile

Harris, Shalawn, DNP, FNP-C, CNM
Assistant Clinical Professor
ASB 129
shalawn@twu.edu 

Education: BS, Abilene Christian University; BSN, Abilene Christian University; MS, Texas Woman's University; Certificate, Parkland School of Nurse-Midwifery at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center; FNP Post-Master's Certificate, Kaplan University, now Purdue University Global; DNP, Abilene Christian University
Primary Teaching Areas: Family Nurse Practitioner program
Area of Expertise: Women's Health

Becky Keele Profile

Keele, Rebecca, PhD, RN, PHCNS-BC
Professor & Associate Dean, Denton
ASB 216N
rkeele@twu.edu
940-898-2421

Education: BSN, University of Central Arkansas; MS and PhD, University of Kansas. ANCC certified in Public Health Nursing as a Clinical Nurse Specialist.
Primary Teaching Area: Nursing research, nursing policy, nursing instrumentation, health promotion
Area of Expertise: Promoting physical activity and healthy eating for vulnerable populations such as the homeless and Hispanics in underserved populations with diabetes

Mikyoung Lee

Lee, Mikyoung, PhD, RN
Associate Professor
ASB 126
MikyoungLee@twu.edu
940-898-2424

Education: BSN, Kyungpook National University, South Korea; MSN, Kyungpook National University, South Korea; PhD, University of Iowa; Post-Doctoral Fellow, University of Iowa; Graduate Certificate in Nursing Informatics, University of Iowa
Primary Teaching Area: Doctoral Programs
Area of Expertise: Nursing administration and Nursing informatics, including Nursing effectiveness research, Nursing information systems, Standardized nursing terminologies (SNTs), Workload measurements, Nursing quality measurements, Evidence-based practices, Hand-off, Personal health record, Consumer health informatics

Fuqin Liu

Liu, Fuqin, PhD, RN
Associate Professor
ASB 118
fliu@twu.edu,
940-898-2420

Education: BSN, Adventist University of the Philippines; MS, Loma Linda University; PhD, University of Washington
Primary Teaching Area: Masters Core Courses and PhD Courses
Area of Expertise: Preconception Health and Care, Fertility Control, Intimate Partner Violence, Pregnancy Outcomes

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Martin, Catherine (Katie), MSN, APRN, FNP-C
Assistant Clinical Professor
ASB 129
cmartin5@twu.edu 
940-898-2412

Education: Diploma, Conestoga College - Stratford Memorial Hospital Campus; BSN, Texas Woman's University; MSN Chamberlain College of Nursing
Primary Teaching Area: Family Nurse Practitioner Program
Areas of Expertise: Emergency/Urgent Care, Post-anesthesia care, Infection Prevention and Control/Epidemiology
Research Interests: Public and Community Health, Healthcare disparity/medically underserved populations, Emerging Infectious Disease

Kristine Morris

Morris, Kristine, PhD, RN, CNE
Associate Clinical Professor, Director of Undergraduate Nursing Programs - Denton
ASB 309A
kmorris1@twu.edu
940-898-2478

Education: BSN, Harding University; MS, Texas Woman's University; PhD, University of North Texas
Primary Teaching Area: RN-BSN program, Blended BSN program
Research Interests: Best Practices for Teaching, Student Success, NCLEX Readiness

Susan Quisenberry

Quisenberry, Susan, DNP, APRN, CNP, FNP-C
Associate Clinical Professor, MSN Program Director
ASB 120
squisenberry@twu.edu
940-898-2409

Education: BSN, University of Oklahoma; MS, Texas Woman’s University; DNP, Texas Christian University
Primary Teaching Area: Family Nurse Practitioner Program
Area of Expertise: Rheumatology, Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Family Practice

Elizabeth Restropo

Restrepo, Elizabeth, PhD, RN
Associate Clinical Professor
ASB 124
erestrepo@twu.edu
940-898-2415

Education: BSN, Old Dominion University - Norfolk, Virginia; MSN, Medical College of Virginia, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia; PhD, Texas Womans University
Primary Teaching Area: Masters and Doctoral Programs
Area of Expertise: Perinatal safety, Cardiovascular disease in women, and Outcomes measurement

Misty Richmond Profile

Richmond, Misty M., PhD, APRN, PMHNP-BC
Associate Professor
ASB 121
mrichmond4@twu.edu 
940.898.2430

Education: Diploma, Good Samaritan Hospital School of Nursing, Cincinnati OH; BSN, College of Mount Saint Joseph on the Ohio, Cincinnati OH; MSN, Certificate of Nursing Education & PhD, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati OH
Primary Teaching Area: Graduate Nursing
Areas of Expertise: Diagnosis and Treatment of Mental Health Disorders, Nursing Education
Research Interests: Factors affecting existential authenticity including life satisfaction, relationships, and interpersonal communication

Donna Scott Tilley Profile

Scott Tilley, Donna, Ph.D., RN, CNE
Professor & Associate Dean, Research and Clinical Scholarship
ASB 216L
dtilley@twu.edu 
940-898-2425

Education: BSN, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Nursing; MSN, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Nursing; PhD, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
Area of Expertise: Gender Based Violence, Health of Mothers and Children, Nursing, Nursing Diagnosis, Research Culture, Campus Sexual Assault Prevention and Response

Becky Spencer profile

Spencer, Becky, PhD, RN, IBCLC
Associate Clinical Professor
bspencer@twu.edu 

Education: BSN, University of Cincinnati; MSN, Research College of Nursing; PhD, University of Kansas
Primary Teaching Area: Doctoral and master's programs
Area of Expertise: Breastfeeding, Maternal Child Health Care, Health Disparities

Jo-Ann Stankus

Stankus, Jo-Ann, PhD, RN
Associate Professor
ASB 124
stankus@twu.edu
940-898-2434

Education: BSN, University of the Incarnate Word; MSN, University of Texas at Arlington; MA, Texas Womans University; PhD, University of North Texas
Primary Teaching Area: Online RN-BSN program
Areas of Expertise: Teaching and Design Strategies for Online Education, Student Readiness for University Learning

Gena Welch

Welch, Eugenia (Gena), MSN, APRN, ACNS-BC
Assistant Clinical Professor
ASB 129
ewelch1@twu.edu
940-898-2426

Education: ADN, Trinity Valley Community College; BSN, University of Texas at Arlington; MSN, Texas Christian University
Primary Teaching Area: RN to BS program, Master's program
Area of Expertise: Adult Health, Critical Care, Leadership, Nursing Education


Dallas Center

Denton       Houston
Lori Aaron-Brija

Aaron-Brija, Lori, DNP, MSN, APRN, FNP-C
Assistant Clinical Professor
Room 7617
laaron@twu.edu 
214-689-6607

Education: BS, University of Texas at Dallas; ADN, Collin County Community College; MSN, Texas Woman’s University; DNP, University of Alabama in Huntsville
Primary Teaching Areas: Undergraduate Concepts and Graduate Family Health Nursing
Areas of Expertise: Emergency nursing, Professionalism in nursing, Creating inclusive environments in health care, Barriers to access
Research Interests: Increasing access to primary care and improving outcomes for underserved populations, primarily LGBTQ+

Carin Adams

Adams, Carin, PhD, RN, CPN
Associate Professor
Room 7805
cadams21@twu.edu  
214-689-6611

Education: BSN, University of Texas at Arlington; MSN, Texas Christian University; PhD, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston
Primary Teaching Areas: Undergraduate
Research Interests: Pediatric Health, Intimate Partner Violence, Graduate Nurses

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Azotam, Adaorah, PhD, APRN, CPNP-PC
Assistant Professor
Room 7207
aazotam@twu.edu 
214-689-6793

Education: BSN, Georgetown University; MSN, Villanova University; PhD, Villanova University
Primary Teaching Area: Graduate: Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Program
Area of Expertise: Pediatric / Adolescent Health, Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Research Interests: Child Abuse & Neglect, Community Health / Health Disparities, High Fidelity Simulation, Transitions to Practice, Best Practices in Online Learning, Adolescent Parenting, Evidence-Based Clinical Practice, Telehealth as Health Promotion Intervention

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Ballou, Janice, DNP, PPC -NP, IBCLC
Assistant Clinical Professor
Room 7609
jballou@twu.edu 
214-689-6577

Education: BS, Montana State University; BSN, Texas Woman's University; MSN, University of Texas at Arlington; DNP, Texas Woman's University
Primary Teaching Area: Community Health Nursing
Areas of Expertise: Pediatrics, specifically public health
Research Interests: Social inequities and how they impact health at local and global levels

Emily Berkowitz

Berkowitz, Emily, PhD, MSN, RN, ANP-C, CVNP-BC, CNE, CDP
Assistant Clinical Professor
Room 7616
eberkowitz@twu.edu

Education: BS, University of Texas at Dallas; BSN, Regents College, MSN, Texas Woman's University; PhD, Texas Woman's University
Primary Teaching Areas: Undergraduate, Community Health & Aging
Area of Expertise: Emergency, Critical Care, Occupational Health, Pediatrics, Community Health, Geriatrics, Cardiology
Research Interests: Health Disparities in Underserved Populations, Patient Education, Workplace Environmental Dangers in Healthcare

Rebecca Boruff

Boruff, Rebecca, MS, RN
Assistant Clinical Professor
Room 7815
rboruff@twu.edu

Education: BS, Texas Woman’s University; MS, Texas Womans University
Primary Teaching Area: Undergraduate Assessment and Women’s Health
Area of Expertise: Women’s Health and Simulation

Ho Soon Michelle Cho

Cho, Ho Soon Michelle, PhD, RN
Professor
Room 7213
hcho@twu.edu
214-689-6532

Education: BS, Texas Womans University; MS, Texas Womans University; PhD, Texas Womans University
Primary Teaching Area: Undergraduate and Graduate: Critical Competency Integration Nursing, Theoretical Foundations of Nursing Practice
Area of Expertise: Nursing History and Breast Cancer

Susan Chrostowski

Chrostowski, Susan, DNP, RN, ANP-C
Assistant Clinical Professor, AGNP Track Coordinator, Interim WHNP Track Coordinator
Room 7104
214-689-6541
schrostowski@twu.edu

Education: BS, Texas Woman's University; MS, Texas Woman's University; DNP, Texas Woman's University
Primary Teaching Area: Graduate: Adult Gerontology Nurse Practitioner Program
Research Interests: Gero-pharmacology; Geriatric health; Rheumatology

Damon Cottrell

Cottrell, Damon B., PhD, DNP, APRN, FNP-C, CCNS, ACNS-BC
Associate Professor & Associate Dean, Dallas
Room 7514
dcottrell@twu.edu 
214-689-6627

Education: Diploma, Baptist Memorial Hospital System School of Professional Nursing; BS, Texas Woman's University; MS, Texas Woman's University; DNP, Robert Morris University; Post-Master's Certificate, Indiana State University; PhD, University of Texas at Tyler
Primary Teaching Area: Graduate: Family Nursing Practice
Area of Expertise: Gender & Sexual Minorities, Emergency/Urgent Care, Men's Health, Professional Aspects of Advanced Practice, Clinical Leadership, Mentoring

Joyce Ennis

Ennis, Joyce, PhD, RN, APNP-BC, CNE
Assistant Clinical Professor
Room 7612
jennis@twu.edu
214-689-6608

Education: BSN & MSN, Marquette University; Post MSN, Ball State University; PhD, University of Phoenix
Primary Teaching Area: Undergraduate, Adult Health Competencies, Critical Competency Integration, Promotion of Wellness in the Aging Family
Area of Expertise: Chronic Illness, Health Promotion, Nursing Education

Stephanie Evans

Evans, Stephanie C., PhD, APRN, CPNP-PC
Assistant Professor, PNP Track Coordinator
Room 7126
sevans17@twu.edu 
214-689-6552

Education: BSN, Texas Christian University; MSN, Wright State University; PhD, University of Northern Colorado
Primary Teaching Areas: Leadership and Management, Child Health
Areas of Expertise: Pediatric Primary Care, LGBTQ+ Adolescent Care, Leadership & Management
Research interests: LGBTQ+ Adolescent Care, Primary Care for Adolescent Health, Family and LGBTQ+ Care, Caring in Nursing, Organizational Culture of Nursing Education

Niki Diana Fogg

Fogg, Niki Diana, MSN, RN, CPN
Associate Clinical Professor
Room 7808
nfogg@twu.edu
214-689-6618

Education: BSN, The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston; MS, Texas Woman's University
Primary Teaching Area: Undergraduate: Child Health Competencies
Area of Expertise: Best Practices in Simulation, Developing Clinical Reasoning Skills through Simulation

Laurie Galatas

Galatas, Laurie, MS, RN
Associate Clinical Professor
Room 7814
lgalatas@twu.edu
214-689-6529

Education: BSN, Louisiana State University; MN, Louisiana State University
Primary Teaching Area: Undergraduate: Mental Health Competencies
Area of Expertise: Death, Dying, Grief, Bereavement, Recovery from Trauma/Complex Trauma, Therapeutic Relationships and Communication, Use of Simulation to Teach Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing

Colleen Halverson

Halverson, Colleen, PhD, RN
Assistant Professor
Room 7822
chalverson@twu.edu 
214-689-6788

Education: BS, State University of New York at Buffalo; MS, Texas Woman’s University; PhD, Texas Woman’s University
Primary Teaching Area: Undergraduate: Adult Health Competencies, and Critical Competency Integration Nursing
Area of Expertise: Resuscitation Science, Nursing Surveillance, Adult Health

Faheema Hannah

Hannah, Faheemah, DNP, MSN, APRN, FNP-C
Assistant Clinical Professor
Room 7125
fcrear@twu.edu

Education: ADN, El Centro College; BSN, Texas Woman's University; MSN/FNP, Texas Woman's University; DNP, University of Alabama
Primary Teaching Area: Graduate Nursing: Family Nurse Practitioner Program
Research Interests: Interprofessional Collaborations, Underserved Populations, Health Disparities and Access to Care

Shelley Hawkins

Hawkins, Shelley Y., PhD, RN, FNP-BC, GNP, FAANP
Professor
shawkins10@twu.edu

Education: BSN, University of Alabama at Birmingham; MSN, University of Alabama at Birmingham; Graduate Certificate-FNP, University of Virginia; Graduate Certificate-GNP, University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston; PhD, University of Alabama at Birmingham; Post-Doctoral Fellow, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. 
Primary Teaching Area: Advanced Practice; Nursing Education; DNP Program
Research Interests: Telehealth and Remote Monitoring for Patient-Centered Care; Nursing Education Preparation and Graduate Outcomes; Teaching Strategies and Evaluation Methods

Pamela Joplin-Gonzales

Joplin-Gonzales, Pam, PhD, MSN, RN
Assistant Professor
Room 7818
214-689-6650
pgonzales7@twu.edu

Education: ADN, Edison Community College; BSN, University of South Florida; MSN, University of Texas at Austin; PhD, University of Texas Medical Branch
Primary Teaching Area: Undergraduate: Adult Health II Competencies
Research Interests: Development of Clinical Reasoning in Nursing Students

Laura Kubin

Kubin, Laura, PhD, RN, CNE, CPN, CHES
Professor
Room 7615
lkubin@twu.edu
214-689-6647

Education: BSN, Baylor University; MS, Texas Womans University, PhD, Texas Womans University
Primary Teaching Area: Undergraduate: Child Health
Research Interests: Simulation, Teaching Methodologies

Margarita Menendez-Bobseine

Menendez-Bobsiene, Margarita, DNP, RN, WHNP-BC
Assistant Clinical Professor
Room 7121
mmenendezedge@twu.edu
214-689-6733

Education: BSN, University of Phoenix, MSN, University of Phoenix, DNP, Texas Woman’s University
Primary Teaching Area: Graduate, Masters and Doctorate. Women’s Health and Practicum.
Area of Expertise: Women’s Health

Linda Merritt

Merritt, Linda, PhD, RNC-NIC, CNE
Assistant Professor
Room 7619
lmerritt@twu.edu
214-689-6606

Education: BSN, College of New Jersey (formerly Trenton State College); MSN, Baylor University in Dallas; Ph.D. in Nursing Science, Texas Woman’s University
Primary Teaching Area: Undergraduate: Woman and Infant Health, Critical Competency Integration
Research Interests: Premature Infants; NICU families; Family-Centered Care; NICU fathers

Jennifer Milligan

Milligan, Jennifer, MS, RN, CCRN
Associate Clinical Professor
Room 7826
214-689-6704
jmilligan@twu.edu

Education: BA, Texas A&M University; BS, Texas Woman’s University; MS, Texas Woman’s University
Primary Teaching Area: Undergraduate: Adult Health Competencies
Research Interests: Simulation, Nurse Driven Protocols

Debby Nolan

Nolan, Debra, MSN, RN, CNE
Assistant Clinical Professor
Room 7806
214-689-6526
dnolan@twu.edu

Education: BSN, Texas Woman's University; MSN, Texas Woman's University
Primary Teaching Areas:
Undergraduate: Assessment Across the Lifespan
Research Interests: Student Mentoring

Aleatha Rossler

Rossler, Aleatha, MS, RM, CGRN
Assistant Clinical Professor
Room 7821
ARossler@twu.edu
214-689-6527

Education: LVN, Trinity Valley Community College, ADN, Excelsior College, BSN, University of Texas at Arlington, MS, Texas Woman’s University
Primary Teaching: Undergraduate, Concepts and Fundamentals of nursing, Adult Health 1
Area of Expertise: Geriatrics, Neurology, post operative care, wound care, transitions of care
Research Interests: Increasing interest in geriatric nursing and keeping nurses at the bedside

Joy Spadachene

Spadachene, Joy, MS, RN, CNE
Assistant Clinical Professor
Room 7209
214-689-6554
jspadachene@twu.edu

Education: BS, University of Texas at Dallas; BSN, Texas Woman’s University; MS, Texas Woman’s University
Primary Teaching Area: Undergraduate - Nursing Honors, Adult Health Competencies
Research Interests: Honors education, nursing education nursing professional identity

Cheryl Thaxton Profile

Thaxton, Cheryl A., DNP, APRN, CPNP, FNP-BC, CHPPN, ACHPN, FPCN
Associate Clinical Professor, DNP Program Director
Room 7108
cthaxton@twu.edu 
214-689-6568

Education: BSN, Hampton University; MA/Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, New York University; Post-Masters Certificate Family Nurse Practitioner, George Washington University; DNP, George Washington University
Primary Teaching Areas: Master's and Doctoral Programs
Areas of Expertise: Palliative care - perinatal / neonatal / pediatric / adult, Gerontology, End of life care, Opioid calculations, Chronic pain, Oncology, Goals of care discussions with patients/families, Advance care planning, Evidence-based practices, Nursing burnout and compassion fatigue, Primary care - adult / pediatric, Mindfulness, Interdisciplinary team collaboration models, Women's health, Frail elders, Pediatric and adolescent oncology, Ethics, Neonatal nursing, Preceptorship, Hospice care

Michele Trinka

Trinka, Michele, MSN, RN, CCRN, PCCN, CHSE
Associate Clinical Professor
Room 7828
214-689-6547
mtrinka@twu.edu

Education: ADN, Triton College, River Grove, IL; BSN, Texas Tech University; MSN, University of Texas at Tyler
Primary Teaching Area: Undergraduate: Child Health Competencies, Adult I, VA PBNR Simulation
Research Interests: Best Practices in Simulation, Developing Clinical Reasoning Skills Through Simulation, Pediatric Critical Care

Shopha Tserotas

Tserotas, Shopha, MS, RN
Assistant Clinical Professor, Interim Undergraduate Program Director
Room 7602
214-689-6623
stserotas@twu.edu

Education: BSN, Grand View University, Des Moines, IA; MSN, Texas Woman's University
Primary Teaching Area: Undergraduate: Adult Health Competencies
Research Interests: Nursing Education, Learning Styles

Jeffrey Williams

Williams, Jeffrey, DNP, APRN, CNS-AC, CCRN
Associate Clinical Professor
Room 7820
214-689-6545
jwilliams57@twu.edu

Education: BS, Sam Houston State University; BSN, University of Texas Health Science Center-Houston; MSN, University of Texas Health Science Center-San Antonio; DNP, Texas Christian University
Primary Teaching Area: Undergraduate: Concepts and Clinical Competencies, Clinical Competency Integration
Research Interests: Fall Prevention in the Older Adult Population

Cecilia Elaine Wilson

Wilson, Cecilia Elaine, PhD
Associate Clinical Professor, Nurse Educator Track Leader
Room 7820
214-689-6531
cwilson@twu.edu

Education: BS, Texas Woman's University; MS, Texas Woman's University; PhD, Capella University
Primary Teaching Area: Graduate: Nursing Education
Research Interests: Experiential Learning; The Science of Learning; Online Education

Jennifer Ensign Wilson

Wilson, Jennifer Ensign,  DNP, RN, CPN
Clinical Professor & Nursing Honors Program Coordinator
Room 7616
214-689-6528
jwilson4@twu.edu

Education: BSN, University of Maryland; MSN, George Mason University; DNP, American Sentinel University
Primary Teaching Area:
Undergraduate: Child Health Competencies; Nursing Honors
Research Interests: Nursing Honors Education 

Jennifer Woo

Woo, Jennifer, PhD, CNM/WHNP, FACNM
Assistant Professor
Room 7215
jwoo@twu.edu
214-689-6544

Education: PhD, Loyola University; MSN, University of Pennsylvania; BSN, University of Pennsylvania
Primary Teaching Area: Master’s and PhD courses
Area of Expertise: Maternal child health care, Vitamin D and pregnancy outcomes, health disparities

Mary Grace Yousef

Yousef, Mary Grace, MS, RN, CNE, ACUE
Assistant Clinical Professor
Room 7823
214-689-6570
myousef@twu.edu

Education: BS, Texas Woman's University; MS, Texas Woman's University
Primary Teaching Area: Undergraduate: Adult Health I Competencies
Research Interests: Development of Clinical Faculty, Simulation, and Teaching Strategies


Houston Center

Denton       Dallas

Aguirri, Amanda, MSN, RN, CHSE
Assistant Clinical Professor
Room 6134
713-794-2885
aaguirri@twu.edu 

Education: BSN, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio; MSN, University of Texas at Tyler.
Primary Teaching Area: Child Health and Concepts in BSN program.
Research Interests: Simulation and knowledge retention in undergraduate nursing education.

Rebecca Aulbach

Aulbach, Rebecca, PhD, RN-BC, ACNS-BC, CPHQ
Assistant Professor
Room 6031
713-794-2129
raulbach@twu.edu

Education: BS, Texas Woman's University; MS, Texas Woman's University; PhD, Texas Woman's University
Primary Teaching Area:
Adult Health, Critical Care
Research Interests: Patient Safety, Blood Transfusions, Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Nursing, Performance Improvement

Barb Baudler

Baudler, Barb, MSN, RN
Associate Clinical Professor & Associate Coordinator, Nursing Honors Program - Houston Campus
Room 7426
713-794-2889
bbaudler@twu.edu

Education: BSN, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA; MSN, LaRoche College, Pittsburgh, PA
Primary Teaching Area: Undergraduate: Fundamentals of Medical-Surgical Nursing
Research Interests: Nursing Education, Simulation and Nursing Management/Leadership

Jodi Behr

Behr, Jodi Herron, PhD, JD, APRN, RNC-NIC, ACCNS-P
Assistant Professor
Room 7419
713-794-2148
jbehr@twu.edu 

Education: BSN, Purdue University; MSN, Indiana University; JD, Indiana University; PhD, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
Primary Teaching Area: Women's Health in BSN Program
Research Interests: Parents in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

Sandra Cesario

Cesario, Sandra, PhD, RNC, FAAN
Professor
Room 7525
713-794-2110
scesario@twu.edu

Education: RN Diploma, St Luke's Hospital School of Nursing; BSN, Fort Hays State University; MS, University of Oklahoma; PhD, Texas Woman's University
Primary Teaching Area: Research, Scholarship, Multicultural Nursing, Maternal-Newborn, Women's Health
Research Interests: Ovarian Cancer, 2nd Stage Labor Management, Newborn Abandonment, Design of Healthcare Environments

Paula Clutter

Clutter, Paula, PhD, RN, CNL, CNE, CENP, CMSRN
Professor & Associate Dean, Houston
Room 7526
713-794-2137
pclutter@twu.edu 

Education: BSN, University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston; MSN, University of Florida; PhD, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
Primary Teaching Area:  Adult Health, Clinical Nurse Leader
Research Interests: Evidence-Based Practice, Quality Improvement, Patient Safety, Leadership & Management, Clinical Simulation

Rita Dello Stritto

Dello Stritto, RitaPhD, RN, CNS, ENP, ACNP-BC, FAANP
Professor
Room 6036
713-794-2803
rdellostritto@twu.edu

Education: BS, Texas Woman's University; MSN, University of Texas Health Science Center - Houston; PhD, Texas Woman's University
Primary Teaching Area: Adult/Gero Acute Care Nurse Practitioner and Undergraduate Adult Health Assessment
Research Interests: Emergency Care Outcomes, Disaster Management and Interprofessional Education 

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Dunlap, Jayne Jennings, DNP, APRN, FNP-C
Assistant Clinical Professor
Room 6130
Jdunlap1@twu.edu
713-794-2394

Education: BSN, Stephen F. Austin State University; MSN, Texas A&M Corpus Christi ; Doctor of Nursing Practice, Texas Christian University  
Primary Teaching Area: Undergraduate, Pediatrics; Graduate, Family Nurse Practitioner Program
Area of Expertise: Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, Special Populations 

Kathleen Ellis

Ellis, Kathleen, PhD, RN, CCRN-K
Assistant Professor
Room 7434
713-794-2886
kellis7@twu.edu 

Education: BSN, Baylor University (Waco, Texas); MSN, Baylor University (Waco, Texas); PhD, University of Missouri (Columbia, Mo.)
Primary Teaching Areas: Mental Health, Research
Research Interests: Intimate Partner Violence, Neonatal Families

Nina M. Fredland

Fredland, Nina M., PhD, RN, FNP
Professor
Room 7436
713-794-2098
nfredland@twu.edu

Education: BS, Niagara University: MSN, University of Pennsylvania; FNP, Texas Woman's University; PhD, Johns Hopkins University
Primary Teaching Area: Community/Public Health
Research Interests:  Physical,  Mental and Behavioral Health of Children and Adolescents, Adolescent Relationship Development, Violence Prevention, Bullying, Dating Violence, Arts-Based Interventions

Wyona M. Freysteinson

Freysteinson, Wyona M., PhD, MN, RN, FAAN
Professor
Room 7410
713-794-2891
wfreysteinson@twu.edu

Education: BSN, University of Saskatchewan, Canada; MN, University of Saskatchewan, Canada; PhD, Texas Woman's University
Primary Teaching Area:
Writing for Publication and Literature Review, Scholarship, Community Health and Adult Health
Research Interests: Mirror, Body image, Breast cancer, Qualitative studies, Palliative Care, Interdisciplinary, Palliative Care and Community Health Research. 

Tuong-Vi Ho

Ho, Tuong-ViPhD, FNP-BC
Clinical Professor

Room 7416
713-794-2493
tho3@twu.edu

Education: BSN, University of Texas Health Science Center - Houston; MSN, University of Texas Health Science Center - Houston: PhD, Texas Woman's University  
Primary Teaching Area
:  Health Assessment, Adult Nurse Practitioner, Adult Health
Research Interests: Women Breast Cancer, health and diseases in Asian population

Elif Isik

Isik, Elif, PhD, RN
Assistant Professor
Room 7433
713-794-2106
eisik@twu.edu 

Education: BS, Canakkale 18 March University; MA, University of Missouri-Kansas City; PhD, Texas Woman's University.
Primary Teaching Areas: Community Health, Research and Quality Improvement in Nursing.
Research Interests: Self-management, Chronic Health Conditions, Asthma, Community Health, Children with Chronic Conditions and their Parents.

Olinda Johnson

Johnson, Olinda, PhD, RNC, CNS
Associate Clinical Professor
Room: 6138
713-794-2111
ojohnson@twu.edu

Education: BSN, Texas Woman’s University; MS, Texas Woman’s University; PhD, Texas Woman’s University
Primary Teaching Area
: Concepts, Maternal-Newborn, Women’s Health
Research Interests: Perinatal Bereavement, Perinatal Care, Maternal Morbidity and Mortality

Peggy Landrum

Landrum, Peggy, PhD, RN
Clinical Professor
Room 6033
713-794-2176
plandrum@twu.edu

Education: BA, University of Florida; MS, Texas Woman's University; PhD, Texas A&M  
Primary Teaching Area
:  Health Promotion, Mental Wellness, Group Dynamics, and Qualitative Research
Research Interests:  Nurse Recruitment, Retention Incentives, and Stress and Nursing Students  

Sabrenda Littles

Littles, Sabrenda, Ph.D., DNP, MBA, CRNA
Assistant Professor
Room 6037
713-794-2151
slittles@twu.edu 

Education: BSN, Prairie View A & M University; BA, University of Houston; MSNA, University of Texas-Health Science Center; MBA, Texas Woman’s University; DNP, Texas Woman’s University; PhD, Texas Woman’s University
Primary Teaching Area: Adult Health 2, DNP capstone, and DNP practicum
Research Interests: PTSD, TBI, incivility in nursing education, anesthesia adjunct therapy for mental disorders, mentorship and faculty retention, mixed-methods research, qualitative research, quality improvement projects

Ann Malecha

Malecha, Ann, PhD, RN
Professor and Research Liaison
Room 7410
713-794-2725
amalecha@twu.edu

Education: BSN, Loyola University of Chicago; MSN, Northwestern University; PhD, Texas Woman’s University
Primary Teaching Area
: Adult Nursing
Research Interests: Intimate Partner Violence, Workplace Violence and Stress and Nursing students

Catherine Mbango profile

Mbango, Catherine, PhD, MBA, RN, NE-BC, OCN
Assistant Professor
Room 7527
713-794-2884
cmbango@twu.edu 

Education: PhD., MSN, MBA, RN, Texas Woman’s University
Primary Teaching: Adult Health & Introduction to Research
Research Interests: Symptom science, symptom management in chronic illnesses, cancer patients, palliative care, and health disparities in African American populations, Patient Safety.

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Mbue, Ngozi, PhD, RN, ANP-C
Assistant Professor
Room 6130
nmbue@twu.edu 
713-794-2892

Education: BSN, Towson University, Towson Maryland; MSN, University of Missouri, Kansas City, Missouri; PhD, University of Texas Health Science Center, School of Nursing, Houston, Texas; Post-Doctoral Training: Health Services Research, Veterans Affairs/Baylor College ofMedicine Center for Innovation, Houston, Texas 2016-18; NIH COMRADE Training, New York University College of Medicine, NYU Langone Health, New York 2017-18
Primary Teaching Area: Adult Health Competencies, Advanced Health Assessment and Differential Diagnosis
Research Interests: Health and behavioral research in Diabetes and Depression, Use of mobile health (mHealth) technologies and wearable devices

Judith McFarlane

McFarlane, Judith M., DrPH, RN
Professor and Parry Nursing Chair in Health Promotion
Room 7422
713-794-2138
jmcfarlane@twu.edu

Education: BSN, University of Florida; MN, University of Florida; DrPH, University of Texas School of Public Health
Primary Teaching Area
: Community Health
Research Interests: Partner Violence, Biobehavioral, Translational Research and Access Redesign

Brenda Moore

Moore, Brenda, PhD, RN-BC, CNE
Associate Professor
Room 6140
713-794-2391
bmoore5@twu.edu

Education: BS from University of Alabama, MSN from Michigan State, PhD from University of Nevada Las Vegas
Primary Teaching Area: Medical-Surgical Nursing-Undergraduate, Nursing Education-Graduate
Research Interests: Retention and success of ESL nursing students

Deltra Muoki

Muoki, Deltra, PhD, APRN, AGNP-C, CMSRN
Assistant Professor
Room 6031
713-794-2139
dmuoki@twu.edu 

Education: BSN, Prairie View A&M University; MS, Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner, Texas Woman’s University; PhD, Nursing Science, Texas Woman’s University
Primary Teaching Area: Undergraduate and graduate nursing courses
Areas of Expertise: Caregiver burden in the older adult population, Geriatric education/training for enhanced patient outcomes in older adults, Palliative and supportive care

Rachelle Nurse

Nurse, Rachelle, PhD, RN, WHNP-BC
Associate Professor
Room 7515
713-794-2050
rnurse@twu.edu

Education: BSN, University of Texas Health Science Center - Houston; MSN, University of Texas Health Science Center - Houston; MSHA, Houston Baptist University; PhD, Texas Woman’s University
Primary Teaching Area
: Women’s Health, Maternal-Newborn
Research Interests: Computer-Assisted Instruction, Education Staff Nurses in Obstetrics, Advanced Maternal Age

Sabrina Pickens

Pickens, Sabrina, PhD, RN, ANP-BC, GNP-BC
Assistant Professor
Room 6137
spickens@twu.edu 

Education: PhD, University of Texas Health Science Center School of Nursing; MSN, University of Texas Health Science Center School of Nursing; BSN, University of Incarnate Word
Primary Teaching Area: Undergraduate Gerontology and Health Assessment, Graduate Advance Practice Roles
Areas of Expertise: Elder Abuse, Impaired Cognition, Dementia, Executive Dysfunction, Caregiver Burden, Hospital Readmission, Frailty

Suzanne Scheller

Scheller, SuzanneMS, RN
Associate Clinical Professor
Room 7433
713-794-2144
sscheller@twu.edu

Education: BSN, Seton Hall University; MS, Texas Woman's University
Primary Teaching Area:
General Nursing, Child Health
Research Interests: Child Health, Complementary Therapies

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Schultz, Rebecca, PhD, APRN, CPNP-PC
Associate Professor
Room 6136
713-794-2154
rschultz1@twu.edu

Education: BSN, University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, TX; MSN, University of Texas School of Nursing at Galveston; PhD, Texas Woman's University
Primary Teaching Area: Graduate: Family Nurse Practitioner Program; Undergraduate: Child Health
Research Interests: Efficacy and side effects of the ketogenic diet, psycho-social aspects of epilepsy in youth, access to care for children and youth with epilepsy, self-management, and transition of adolescents with neurological disorders to adult health care.

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Schultz, Rochelle, DNP, MSN, CPNP
Associate Clinical Professor
Room 7432
713-794-2124
rschultz@twu.edu

Education: BSN, Houston Baptist University; MSN, University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston
Primary Teaching Area
: Child Health
Research Interests: High Risk Students

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Sparks, Teresa Kathleen, PhD, JD, MSN, RN
Assistant Professor
Room 7409
713-794-2392
tsparks4@twu.edu 

Education: PhD, Public Policy, University of Arkansas; JD, Florida Coastal School of Law; MSN, Leadership & Management, University of Central Florida; BSN, Harding University
Primary Teaching Area: Community Health, Concepts, and Research
Areas of Expertise: Health Law and Policy, Healthcare Regulation, and Community Health

Robin Toms

Toms, RobinPhD, MN, BSN, RN, NEA-BC
Professor
Room 7418
713-794-2177
rtoms@twu.edu

Education: BSN, Wichita State University; MN, Wichita State University; PhD, Kansas State University
Primary Teaching Area
: Nursing Leadership and Administration
Research Interest: Complementary Therapies, Nursing Leadership and Professional Development

Vy Wyatt

Wyatt, Vy, MS, RN
Assistant Clinical Professor
Room 6133
713-794-2449
vwyatt@twu.edu

Education: BS, Texas Woman’s University; MS, Texas Woman’s University
Primary Teaching Area: Concepts and Clinical Competencies, /Lecture/Lab/Clinical
Research Interests: Innovations in teaching, caring behaviors

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