Loyola University Chicago

The Graduate School

Faculty & Staff

Sue Penckofer, PhD, FAAN

Title/s:  Associate Dean, Academics

Office #:  Granada Center - 438

Phone: 773-508-8949



Dr. Penckofer joined Loyola's School of Nursing (SON) in 1984, where she taught both undergraduate and graduate students. From 1998 until 2006, she served as the Associate Dean for Research in the SON, and was also appointed as the Director of the School’s Doctoral program from 2003 to 2006. After 2006, Dr. Penckofer focused her efforts on teaching and research and was awarded numerous local, regional, and national grants including those from the National Institutes of Health.

Dr. Penckofer has written and co-authored numerous journal articles, book chapters, abstracts, and other publications on nursing, cardiovascular nursing, and related topics. In 2013, Penckofer was honored with the distinction of Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing and was appointed as a Distinguished University Research Professor in the School of Nursing in 2015 in recognition of her years of research and service. She has also been recognized as Graduate Faculty Member of the Year at Loyola and for excellence in teaching, mentoring, and advising from the Graduate School. Prior to joining Loyola, Penckofer served as faculty at Rush University of Chicago’s College of Nursing and at the University of Illinois at Chicago, College of Nursing, and Department of Medical-Surgical Nursing.