Faculty

Paula Clutter, PhD

Clutter, Paula, PhD, RN, CNL, CNE, CENP, CMSRN
Professor & Interim Dean, College of Nursing
Room 7526
pclutter@twu.edu 
713-794-2137

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

Denton Campus

Dallas Houston Adjunct Faculty
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 with diabetes in underserved communities

Carin Adams

Adams, Carin, PhD, RN, CPN
Assistant Professor
ASB 119
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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Bodholdt, Jeanne, PhD, RN, FNP
Assistant Clinical Professor
jbruner1@twu.edu 

Education: BS, Texas Woman's University; MS, Texas Woman's University; PhD, University of North Texas

Niki Fogg

Fogg, Niki, PhD, RN, CPN
Associate Professor, Director of Simulation Education & Technology
nfogg@twu.edu
940-898-2464

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

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Immanuel, Jincy, PhD, RN
Assistant Professor
ASB 126
jimmanuel@twu.edu 
940-395-8909

Education: BSN, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kerala, India; MSN, University of California; PhD, Western Sydney University, Sydney, Australia
Primary Teaching Area: Doctoral - Systematic Inquiry in Nursing, Undergraduate - Community Health Competencies
Research Interests: Diabetes in Pregnancy, Diabetes Prevention, Cardiovascular Health

Fuqin Liu

Liu, Fuqin, PhD, RN
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

Chanam Shin

Shin, Chanam, PhD, RN
Associate Professor
ASB 119
cshin1@twu.edu 
940-898-2409

Education: BSN, Korea National Open University; MPA, Hanyang University; PhD, Saint Louis University
Primary Teaching Area: Nursing research, Quantitative research
Research Interests: Cardiometabolic health, Health behaviors, Health disparities, Underserved populations

Joy Spadachene

Spadachene, Joy, PhD, RN, CNE
Assistant Clinical Professor, RN-BSN/Blended BSN Track Coordinator
ASB 126
jspadachene@twu.edu
214-689-6713

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

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 Education, Education and Technology, and Ethics
Areas of Expertise: Teaching and Design Strategies for Online Education, Student Readiness for University Learning


Dallas Campus

Denton Houston Adjunct Faculty
Kristine Morris

Morris, Kristine, PhD, RN, CNE
Clinical Professor & Interim Assistant Dean - Dallas
Room 7512
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, Prelicensure BSN
Research Interests: Best Practices for Teaching, Student Success, NCLEX Readiness

Lori Aaron-Brija

Aaron-Brija, Lori, DNP, 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+

Christie Acho

Acho, Christiana, DNP, APRN, FNP-C
Assistant Clinical Professor, FNP Traditional Track Coordinator
Room 7124
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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Barr, Jessica L., MSN, RN
Assistant Clinical Professor
Room 7617
jbarr4@twu.edu 
214-689-6623

Education: BSN, University of Alabama; MSN, University of Texas at Austin
Primary Teaching Area: Pediatrics and Critical Competency Integration
Research Interests: Pediatrics, Substance Abuse, Organ Transplantation, Nursing Education, Health Communication

Mindy Barrett

Barrett, Mindy, MS, APRN, FNP-BC
Assistant Clinical Professor
Room 7616
mindy1@twu.edu 
214-689-6618

Education: BSN, Texas Woman's University; MS, Texas Woman's University 
Primary Teaching Area: Undergraduate Nursing 
Research Interests: Nursing Education, Preparing BSN-educated Nurses for Today's Healthcare Needs and Challenges

Eugenia Bell Profile

Bell, Eugenia, MSN, APRN, FNP-C
Assistant Clinical Professor
Room 7117
ebell3@twu.edu 
214-689-6605

Education: Diploma, Oklahoma City Community College; BSN, University of Oklahoma; MSN/FNP, Baylor University
Primary Teaching Areas: Graduate Nursing: Family Nurse Practitioner Program
Areas of Expertise: Women’s health, nursing education, public and community health, communicable diseases of public health significance, and healthcare disparity in medically underserved populations

Emily Berkowitz

Berkowitz, Emily, PhD, MSN, RN, ANP-C, CVNP-BC, CNE, CDP
Assistant Professor
Room 7616
eberkowitz@twu.edu
214-689-6576

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

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Bolton, Pamela, MS, ACNPC, CCNS, CCRN, PCCN, FAANP
Assistant Clinical Professor
Room 7112
pbolton@twu.edu 
214-689-6792

Education: BSN, University of Cincinnati; MS, University of Maryland; Post-Master’s Certificate ACNP, University of Cincinnati
Primary Teaching Areas: Undergraduate Leadership and Core and Specialized Graduate Courses in Acute / Critical Care 
Areas of Expertise: Critical care, Cardiothoracic surgery
Research Interests: Acute and critical care nursing; Sleep, Circadian Rhythm, and Disparities in Acute and Critical Care Nursing

Rebecca Boruff

Boruff, Rebecca, MS, RN
Assistant Clinical Professor
Room 7815
rboruff@twu.edu
214-689-6538

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

Rachelle Campbell

Campbell, Rachelle, DNP, APRN, FNP-C
Assistant Clinical Professor, FNP Online Track Coordinator
Room 7120
rcampbell2@twu.edu 
214-689-7797

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

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, APRN, ANP-C
Associate Clinical Professor, AGNP Track Coordinator
Room 7104
schrostowski@twu.edu
214-689-6541

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

Kristin Corkins

Corkins, Kristin, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC
Assistant Clinical Professor
Room 7126
kcorkins@twu.edu 
214-689-6725

Education: BSN, Texas Woman's University; MSN, Texas Woman’s University
Primary Teaching Areas: FNP program
Areas of Expertise: Family practice

Damon Cottrell

Cottrell, Damon B., PhD, DNP, APRN, FNP-C, CCNS, ACNS-BC
Professor 
Room 7124
dcottrell@twu.edu 
940-898-2403

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
Associate 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

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Fijan, Bethany, MSN, RN, CMSRN
Assistant Clinical Professor
Room 7809
bfijan@twu.edu  
214-689-6596 

Education: BSN, University of Pennsylvania; MSN, University of Pennsylvania
Primary Teaching Area: Nursing Leadership and Management, Advanced Medical-Surgical Adult Health II
Areas of Expertise: Health Administration, Leadership, Nursing Professional Development, Quality and Safety Improvement
Research Interests: Workforce Studies, Ethics/Altruism, Workplace Violence

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

Sheila Haley, PhD

Haley, Sheila, PhD, CFN
Assistant Clinical Professor
Room 7826
shaley@twu.edu 
214-689-6569

Education: BSN, Chicago State University; MSN, University of Phoenix; PhD, Hampton University
Primary Teaching Area: Community Health Nursing
Research Interests: Colorectal Cancer in African American Women
Area of Expertise: Cancer

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, APRN, FNP-C
Interim MSN Program Director, Assistant Clinical Professor
Room 7125
fhannah1@twu.edu 
214-689-6533

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

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Harris, Shalawn, DNP, APRN, FNP-C, CNM
Assistant Clinical Professor
Room 7116
shalawn@twu.edu 
214-689-6522

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

Mandy Horne

Horne, Mandy, MSN, APRN, WHNP-BC
Assistant Clinical Professor, WHNP Track Coordinator
Room 7121
mhorne4@twu.edu 
214-689-6733

Education: BSN, Texas Christian University; MSN, University of Cincinnati
Primary Teaching Area: Graduate Nursing, Women's Health Nurse Practitioner Program
Areas of Expertise: Gynecology, Sexual Wellness, Cervical Dysplasia, Health Care for Women across the Lifespan, and Inclusiveness
Research Interests: Sex-positive communication, Access to emergency contraception, Decreasing sexual stigma, and new nursing faculty development

Alex Klacman, PhD

Klacman, Alex, PhD, CV-BC, CCRN-CMC-CSC
Assistant Professor
Room 7619
pklacman@twu.edu 
214-689-6578

Education: BSN, Baylor University; MSN, Capella University; PhD, University of Texas at Arlington
Primary Teaching Area: Undergraduate Adult Health II; Nurse Educator Specialization
Research Interests: CPR in Severe/Morbid/Super (Class II; III) Obesity
Area of Expertise: Cardiovascular Disease; Cardiovascular Surgery; Cardiac Arrest; Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation; Critical Care

Laura Kubin, PhD

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

Mikyoung Lee

Lee, Mikyoung, PhD, RN
Professor, Doswell Endowed Chair for Informatics and Health Care Transformation
Room 7203
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

Catherine Martin Profile

Martin, Catherine (Katie), MSN, APRN, FNP-C
Assistant Clinical Professor
Room 7502
cmartin5@twu.edu 
214-689-6670

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

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McKinsey, Keisha, APRN, FNP-C
Visiting Clinical Professor
Room 7811
kmckinsey@twu.edu 
214-689-6620

Education: BSN, Grambling State University; MSN, Maryville University of St. Louis; DNP, Abilene Christian University
Primary Teaching Area: Family Nurse Practitioner program
Research Interests: Health disparities, Access to care, and Underserved populations
Area of Expertise: Preventative health, Burnout in primary care nurse practitioners, Telemedicine

Jennifer Milligan

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

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

Mehri Mirzaei Rafe, PhD

Mirzaei Rafe, Mehri, PhD
Assistant Professor
mmirzaeirafe@twu.edu 

Education: BA, Bu-Ali Sina University; MEd, Bu-Ali Sina University; PhD, University of Tehran    
Primary Teaching Area: Research Methodology, Advanced Data Analysis and Statistics
Areas of Expertise: Advancing and Decolonizing Research Methodologies; Data Analysis Software: SPSS, R, Mplus, Lisrel, HLM, NVivo, Dedoose, Atlas; P4C Methods; Raising Consciousness Among Muslim Immigrant Women
Research Interests: Developing and Decolonization of Research Methodologies

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Nguyen, Ryan, MSN, RN
Assistant Clinical Professor
Room 7609
rnguyen4@twu.edu 
214-689-6575

Education: BSN, Texas Woman's University; MSN Texas Woman's University
Primary Teaching Area: Undergraduate Assessment Across the Lifespan
Research Interests: Cultural competency, Health Disparities, Public Health

Debby Nolan

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

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

Susan Quisenberry

Quisenberry, Susan, DNP, APRN, CNP, FNP-C
Clinical Professor
Room 7211
squisenberry@twu.edu

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

Misty Richmond Profile

Richmond, Misty M., PhD, APRN, PMHNP-BC
Associate Professor, PMHNP Track Coordinator
Room 7112
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

Aleatha Rossler

Rossler, Aleatha, MS, RN, CGRN
Assistant Clinical Professor, Interim Undergraduate Program Director
Room 7602
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

Becky Spencer profile

Spencer, Becky, PhD, APRN, PMHNP, 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

Jeri Striplin, DNP

Striplin, Jeri L., DNP, APRN, CNP, ACNP-BC
Assistant Clinical Professor, AGACNP Track Coordinator
Room 7122
jstriplin@twu.edu   
214-689-6659 

Education: ADN, Rose State College; BSN, University of Phoenix; MSN, University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center; DNP, Oklahoma City University
Primary Teaching Area: MSN Nurse Practitioner Program
Areas of Expertise: Acute and Chronic Illness of Adult-Gerontology Population
Research Interests: B12 Deficiency and Role in Degeneration of the Nervous System

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Swilley, Brenda Ross, PhD, RN, COHN-S
Assistant Professor
Room 7615
bswilley@twu.edu 
214-689-6530

Education: BSN, University of Louisiana at Lafayette; MSN, University of Phoenix; PhD, University of Texas at Arlington
Primary Teaching Area: Undergraduate - Community Health, Master's - Teaching Practicum in Nursing
Research Interests: Science of Tobacco Prevention and Control, Smoking Cessation, Substance Use and Misuse 

Michele Trinka

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

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

Donna Tubb

Tubb, Donna, MSN, APRN, FNP-C
Assistant Clinical Professor
Room 7214
dtubb@twu.edu  
214-689-6604

Education: ADN, Northeast Texas Community College; BSN, University of Texas at Arlington; MSN, Texas A&M
Primary Teaching Areas: Core and clinical MSN courses
Areas of Expertise: Occupational Health and Urgent Care
Research Interests: Nursing Education, Chronic and Transitional Care Management, Healthcare in the Workplace, and Urgent Care

Gena Welch

Welch, Eugenia (Gena), MSN, APRN, ACNS-BC
Assistant Clinical Professor
Room 7506
ewelch1@twu.edu
214-689-6521

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

Jeffrey Williams

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

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, RN
Associate Clinical Professor, Nurse Educator Track Leader
Room 7820
cwilson@twu.edu
214-689-6531

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 Coordinator
Room 7616
jwilson4@twu.edu
214-689-6528

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, APRN, 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
Assistant Clinical Professor
Room 7823
myousef@twu.edu
214-689-6570

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 Adjunct Faculty
Sandra Cesario

Cesario, Sandra, PhD, RNC, FAAN
Professor & Interim Associate Dean - Houston
Room 7525
scesario@twu.edu
713-794-2110

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

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Ayala, Francisco Javier, DNP, APRN, FNP-C
Assistant Clinical Professor
Room 7531
fayala3@twu.edu   
713-794-2135

Education: BSN, Houston Baptist University; MSN, University of Texas Health Science Center-Houston; DNP, Duke University 
Primary Teaching Area: Undergraduate Pharmacology and Adult Health II, Graduate Advanced Assessment/Diagnostics 
Area of Expertise: Emergency Medicine, Critical Care, Nursing Education
Research Interests: DNP Curriculum Design, Improved Outcomes of Underrepresented Student Groups, Improved Outcomes of ESL Learners

Barb Baudler

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

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

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Brietzke-Gupta, Evan, MSN, BBA, APRN, ACNPC-A/G, CCRN
Assistant Clinical Professor
Room 6035
ebrietzkegupta@twu.edu 
713-794-2809

Education: BS, Texas Woman's University; MSN, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
Primary Teaching Area: Adult II; Undergraduate Nursing
Research Interests: Nursing Burnout; Adult Learning; Interdiscipliary Education

Andrea Brooks, PhD

Brooks, Andrea, PhD, APRN, CNE, PPCNP-BC
Assistant Professor, Interim PNP Track Coordinator
Room 7513
abrooks25@twu.edu    
713-794-2186

Education: BSN, University of Texas Medical Branch; MS, Texas Woman's University; PhD, Texas Woman's University 
Primary Teaching Area: Graduate: Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Program; Undergraduate: Critical Competency Integration, Child Health
Area of Expertise: Pediatrics, Family Health, Healthcare Disparities, Nursing Education
Research Interests: Child Abuse Prevention, Parenting, Healthcare Disparities, Social Determinants of Health

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Bryan, Patricia, PhD, RN
Assistant Professor
pbryan1@twu.edu 
713-794-2170

Education: BSN, University of Texas at El Paso; MSN, University of Texas at Tyler; PhD, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
Area of Expertise: Maternal; Infant; Child Nursing

LaTasha Burns, EdD

Burns, LaTasha, EdD, MBA-HM, RN-BC, NE-BC, CPHQ
Assistant Clinical Professor, Interim BSN Program Director
Room 7418
lburns8@twu.edu   
713-794-2887

Education: BSN, University of Texas at Arlington; MBA, Our Lady of the Lank; EdD, University of Houston 
Primary Teaching Area: Fundamental Concepts, Leadership & Management, Evidence-Based Practice, Quality Improvement, Patient Safety 
Research Interests: Patient Safety, Error Prevention, Safety Culture Promotion, High Reliability Principles in Healthcare, and Interprofessional Collaboration and Education

Rita Dello Stritto

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

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 

Jayne Jennings Dunlap, DNP

Dunlap, Jayne Jennings, DNP, APRN, FNP-C, EBP-C
Associate Clinical Professor, Interim DNP Program Director
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 

Nina M. Fredland

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

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
wfreysteinson@twu.edu
713-794-2891

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. 

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Harris, LaShawnda, PhD, RN
Assistant Professor
Room 7432
shawnda@twu.edu 
713-794-2124

Education: BS, Prairie View A&M University; BSN, Texas Woman’s University; MSN, Texas Woman’s University; PhD, Texas Woman’s University
Primary Teaching Area: Mental Health, Community Health, Child/Adolescent Health, Assessment
Research Interests: School Nursing, Mental Health, School and Community Health
Area of Expertise: School and Community Health, Mental Health, Child/Adolescent Health

Tuong-Vi Ho

Ho, Tuong-ViPhD, FNP-BC
Clinical Professor

Room 7416
tho3@twu.edu
713-794-2493

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, PhD

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

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.

Peggy Landrum

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

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  

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Loeb, Aaron, PhD, MBA, RN, NPD-BC
Assistant Clinical Professor
Room 6135
aloeb@twu.edu 
713-794-2100

Education: BSN, Ohio State University; MBA, Texas Woman's University; MS, Texas Woman's University; PhD, University of Texas Health Sciences Center of Houston
Primary Teaching Area: Geriatrics, Concepts, Research, and Integration 
Area of Expertise: Nursing Professional Development, Leadership, Geriatrics
Research Interests: Sexual and Gender Minorities, Aging Population, Food Insecurity, Virtual Environment for Stroke Survivors and Caregivers

Ann Malecha

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

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
cmbango@twu.edu 
713-794-2884

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
Room 7422
jmcfarlane@twu.edu
713-794-2138

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

Tracy McManaman-Bridges, EdD

McManaman-Bridges, Tracy, EdD, MSN, RNC-OB, C-EFM, CNE
Assistant Clinical Professor
Room 7419
tmcmanamanbridges@twu.edu  
713-794-2148

Education: BS, Acadia University; Diploma, Victoria General School of Nursing; MSN, Grand Canyon University; EdD, University of Houston 
Primary Teaching Area: Maternal Child Health, Mental Health, Leadership 
Research Interests: Transformative Learning, Graduate Nurses, Professionalism in Nursing, Legal Aspects of Nursing

Brenda Moore

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

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

Angeles Nava

Nava, Angeles, PhD, RN
Assistant Professor
Room 7528
anava3@twu.edu
713-794-2762

Education: BSN, Texas Woman’s University-Houston; MS Texas Woman’s University-Houston; PhD, Texas Woman’s University-Houston
Primary Teaching Area: Undergraduate: Community health competencies
Research Interests: Intimate partner violence, immigrant women

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Obiora, Oluchukwu Loveth, PhD, RN
Assistant Professor
Room 6031
oobiora1@twu.edu  
713-794-2139

Education: BSN, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Nigeria; MSN, Nnamdi Azikiwe University; PhD, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg; Postdoctoral training, University of the Witwatersrand
Primary Teaching Area: Women's Health/Maternal and Child's Health, Fundamental Concepts in Nursing
Research Interests: Reproductive health, Maternal and child health, Female genital mutilation/cutting, qualitative studies, systematic and scoping reviews

Sabrina Pickens

Pickens, Sabrina, PhD, RN, ANP-BC, GNP-BC
Assistant Professor
Room 6137
spickens@twu.edu 
713-794-2395

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
sscheller@twu.edu
713-794-2144

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
rschultz1@twu.edu
713-794-2154

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.

Teresa Kathleen Sparks, PhD

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

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

Farah Villanueva

Villanueva, Farah, MSN, APRN, FNP-C
Visiting Assistant Clinical Professor
Room 6136
fvillanueva@twu.edu     
713-794-2142

Primary Teaching Area: Undergraduate 
Area of Expertise: Med-Surg, NICU, Primary care
Research Interests: Simulation, Student Success Strategies

Vy Wyatt

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

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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