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Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing (MNSON) faculty members are experienced, recognized leaders in their fields who integrate research and practical experiences. MNSON faculty are clinicaly-experienced and passionate about teaching - prioritizing personal connection and interaction with their students. Faculty members challenge students intellectually and guide them with compassion, creating a community of learning, research and practice that values service, ethics, and providing top-notch health care.

Dean

Name Title Office Phone and Email
Lorna Finnegan, PhD, RN, FNP, FAAN Dean and Professor Health Sciences Campus, Room 125-4509; Lake Shore Campus, BVM Room 1001 708.216.5448

Family and Community Health Nursing Department

Name Title Office Phone and Email
Mary Byrn, PhD, RN Associate Professor;
Department Chair, Family and Community Health Nursing
Lake Shore Campus, BVM Room 906 773.508.8973
Lena Akelian, MSN, RN Instructor Downers Grove Learning Center
Vicki Andreoni, DNP, APN, CPNP, PMHS Clinical Assistant Professor Health Sciences Campus, Room 125-4529 708.216.9304
Susan Buechele, DNP, APRN, CPNP, IBCLC Clinical Assistant Professor;
Assistant Dean of Graduate Clinical Programs
Health Sciences Campus, Room 125-4502 708.216.4097
Emily Chin, PhD, RNC, CNE Clinical Assistant Professor;
Director of Four-Year BSN Program
Lake Shore Campus, BVM Room 1017 773.508.8571
Jorgia Connor, PhD, RN Associate Professor;
Assistant Dean of the BSN Program
Lake Shore Campus, BVM Room 911 773.508.2897
Margaret C. Delaney, Ed.D, APRN, PNP-BC Clinical Assistant Professor Health Sciences Campus, Room 125-2525 708.216.3543
Laura De La Pena, PhD, RNC Instructor Lake Shore Campus, BVM Room 810 773.508.3249
Lindsey Garfield, PhD, RN, WHNP Assistant Professor Lake Shore Campus, BVM Room 1007 773.508.2887
Jeanine Gibbons, MSN, RN Instructor Lake Shore Campus, BVM 773.508.3249
Gail Greiner-Weinstein, DNP, MSN, RN Clinical Assistant Professor Lake Shore Campus, BVM Room 806 773.508.3249
Thao Griffith, PhD, RN Assistant Professor Health Sciences Campus, CTRE Room 347 708.216.5708
Lise Hauser, DNP, APN, CNM Clinical Assistant Professor Health Sciences Campus, Room 125-2524 708.216.3845
Matthew Manning, MSN, RN Instructor Downers Grove Learning Center
Leah McClellan, MSN, RN Instructor Lake Shore Campus, BVM Room 1006 773.508.3317
Maureen McCarthy-Kowols, MSN, RN, NPD-BC, CCRN Instructor Lake Shore Campus, BVM Room 903 847.254.2119
Stacey M. Meyers, PhD, APRN, PMHNP-BC Clinical Assistant Professor;
Director of Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Track
Lake Shore Campus, BVM Room 916 773.508.2896
Amy O'Malley, MSN, RN Instructor;
Director of Proviso School Based Health Center
Health Sciences Campus, Room 125-4541 708.216.4998
Cynthia Paidipati, PhD, APRN, PMH-NP/CNS-BC Assistant Professor Lake Shore Campus, BVM Room 903 773.508.2899
Jill Pfieffer, MSN, RN Instructor Downers Grove Learning Center
Monique Ridosh, PhD, RN Associate Professor Health Sciences Campus, CTRE 349 708.216.0336
Ginger Schroers, PhD, RNC-MNN, CNE Clinical Assistant Professor Downers Grove Campus 630.570.0515
Shalini Shrikanth, MSN, RN, AE-C, CNE Instructor Downers Grove Learning Center
Darlie Simerson, DNP, MS, APN, FNP-BC Clinical Assistant Professor;
Director of Family Nurse Practitioner Track
Health Sciences Campus, Room 125-4531 708.216.5746
Lisa Skemp, PhD, RN, FGSA, FAAN Professor Lake Shore Campus, BVM Room 1016 773.508.2885
Phyllis (Ann) Solari-Twadell, PhD, RN, MPA, FAAN Associate Professor Lake Shore Campus, BVM Room 917 773.508.2909
Patricia Stapleton, DNP, MS, APRN/CPNP-PC Clinical Assistant Professor;
Associate Chair, Family & Community Health Nursing Department
Lake Shore Campus, BVM 914 773.508.7940
Nancy Stell, MSN, RN Instructor Downers Grove Learning Center
Leesa Strickland, MSN, RNC-NIC Instructor Lake Shore Campus, BVM Room 810 773.508.3249
Sandi Tenfelde, PhD, APRN, WHNP-BC Associate Professor;
Director of Women's Health Nurse Practitioner Track
Health Sciences Campus, Room 125-2528 708.216.9213

Health Systems and Adult Health Nursing Department

Name Title Office Phone and Email
Regina Conway-Phillips, PhD, RN Associate Professor;
Department Chair, Health Systems and Adult Health Nursing
Lake Shore Campus, BVM Room 908 773.508.2881
Patricia Bachmeier, MSN, RN Instructor Lake Shore Campus, BVM Room 902 773.508.3257
Vicki Bacidore, DNP, APRN, ACNP-BC, CEN, TNS Clinical Assistant Professor;
Director of Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Track; Acute Care/Emergency Nurse Practitioner
Health Sciences Campus, Room 125-2531 708.216.0778
Kathleen Bobay, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN Professor
Matthew Bruder, MD Clinical Assistant Professor Lake Shore Campus, BVM Room 1011 773.508.3535
Lisa Burkhart, PhD, RN, ANEF Associate Professor Lake Shore Campus, BVM Room 912 773.508.2923
Mary Donnelly, DBe, HCEC-C, JD, RN Assistant Professor Health Sciences Campus, Room 125-4537 708.216.2412
William Duffy, RN, MJ, CNOR, FAAN Instructor;
Director of Nursing and Healthcare Administration MSN Track
Health Sciences Campus, Room 125-4507 708.216.9274
Joanne Dunderdale, DNP, MSN, RN Clinical Assistant Professor Health Sciences Campus, Room 125-3544 708.216.0373
Milena Fatta-Kenar, MSN, RN Instructor Lake Shore Campus, BVM 773.508.3249
Patricia Friend, PhD, APRN-CNS, AOCNS, AGN-BC Associate Professor;
Director of Clinical Nurse Specialist Track
Health Sciences Campus, Room 125-4535 708.216.9553
Amy Kiefer, MSN, RN Instructor;
Director of Hybrid ABSN Track
Lake Shore Campus, BVM 901
Audrey Klopp, PhD, RN, NHA Clinical Assistant Professor;
Director of DNP Post-Master's Track
Health Sciences Campus, Room 125-2526 708.216.3831
Colleen Kordish, PhD, RN CNE Clinical Assistant Professor Lake Shore Campus, BVM Room 907
Carol Kostovich, PhD, RN, CHSE Associate Professor;
Assistant Dean of Innovative Educational Strategies and Simulation
Health Sciences Campus, Room 125-2534 708.216.8097
Angela Mahaffey, PhD Clinical Assistant Professor Lake Shore Campus, BVM Room 907 773.508.2902
Kevin Mazor, PhD Clinical Assistant Professor Lake Shore Campus, BVM 1011 773.508.3509
Janet McCarthy, RN, MSN, MBA Instructor;
Director of On-Campus ABSN Track
Health Sciences Campus, Room 125-4525 708.216.0337
Kimberly Oosterhouse, PhD, RN Assistant Professor Health Sciences Campus, Room 125-2522 708.216.4148
Jenny O'Rourke, PhD, APRN Assistant Professor Health Sciences Campus, Room 125-2523 708.216.5706
Amanda Peacock, DNP, RN, AGPCNP-C Clinical Assistant Professor;
Director of Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Track
Health Sciences Campus, Room 125-4533 708.216.6989
Cathlin B. Poronsky, PhD, APRN, FNP-BC Clinical Associate Professor;
Associate Dean for Faculty Development and Part-time Faculty
Health Sciences Campus, Room 125-2527 708.216.3567
John Pucker, MSN, RN, JD Clinical Assistant Professor Lake Shore Campus, BVM 1006 773.508.2886
Nancy Raschke-Deichstetter, MS, RN, CEN Instructor Lake Shore Campus, BVM Room 806 773.508.6033
Anne Richter, MSN, RN Instructor Downers Grove Learning Center
Daria C. Ruffolo, DNP, RN, ACNP-BC, CCRN Clinical Assistant Professor;
Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
Health Sciences Campus, Room 125-4542 708.216.3813
Karen Saban, PhD, APRN, RN, CNRN, FAHA, FAAN Professor;
Associate Dean for Research and Scholarly Innovation
Health Sciences Campus, CTRE Room 349 708.216.1244
Lee Schmidt, PhD, RN Associate Professor;
Executive Associate Dean for Academic Affairs; Assistant Dean for PhD in Nursing Program
Lake Shore Campus, BVM Room 1002 773.508.3466
Colleen Shayan, MSN, RN Instructor Health Sciences Campus, Room 125-4503 708.216.0307
Dian Squire, PhD Associate Professor;
Associate Dean for Inclusive Excellence
Lake Shore Campus, BVM Room 1003 773.508.3263
Dina Tell, PhD Research Assistant Professor Health Sciences Campus, CTRE Room 336 708.216.3753
Annie Thomas, PhD Clinical Assistant Professor;
Director of RN-BSN Track
Lake Shore Campus, BVM Room 901 773.508.2919
Lei Toquero, MSN, RN Instructor Downers Grove Learning Center
Eric Zack, DNP, RN, ACNP-BC, AOCN, BMTCN Clinical Assistant Professor Lake Shore Campus, BVM 902 773.508.8956