Scholarly Interests



headshot of Dr. Grace CampbellGrace Campbell, PhD, MSW, BSN, RN, CNL, CRRN, FARN

  • Cancer survivorship
  • Rehabilitation
  • Family Caregivers
  • Older adults
  • Quality Improvement

Photo of Dr. Alison ColbertAlison Colbert, PhD, APRN, BC, FAAN

  • Public and community health, criminal justice system, health literacy
  • HIV/AIDS/infectious disease, adherence, health promotion and care in vulnerable populations
  • Patient engagement
  • Nursing, education and disabilities

Photo of Laura CrimmLaura Crimm, MSN, FNP-BC

  • Palliative care
  • Telehealth
  • Family Medicine
  • Occupational health
  • Online learning

Photo of Christine D'AntonioChristine D'Antonio, MSN, RN

  • Strategies for success - clinical focus
  • Health Promotion and Illness in Adult and Geriatric populations
  • Maternal and Newborn Health
  • Innovative teaching and learning opportunities

Dr. Jessica Devido headshotJessica Devido, PhD, CPNP

  • Community-engaged research
  • Philosophy of biology and medicine
  • Health disparities
  • Maternal/child health
  • Health promotion
  • Mixed methods

Faculty headshot of Dr. Deborah DilllonDeborah L. Dillon, DNP, RN, ACNP-BC, CCRN, CHFN-K

  • Cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology
  • Gastroenterology
  • Transition to practice for nurse practitioners

Photo of Sr. Rosemary DonleySister Rosemary Donley, PhD, APRN-BC, FAAN

  • Vulnerable populations
  • Social justice
  • Health policy
  • Nursing education
  • Chronic illness in adults

Photo of Dr. EvattManjulata Evatt, DNP, RN, CMSRN

  • DNP projects on improved patient outcomes
  • Cultural innovations (clinical papers)

Photo of Dr. Linda GarandLinda Garand, PhD, GCNS-BC

  • Intervention studies
  • Randomized controlled trials
  • Feasibility studies
  • Prevention research
  • Mental health of family caregivers of persons with dementia
  • Mental health of family caregivers of veterans with traumatic brain injury
  • Geriatric nursing research
  • Mental health research

Photo of Dr. Mary Ellen GlasgowMary Ellen Glasgow, PhD, RN, ANEF, FAAN

  • Nursing education innovation
  • Inter-professional simulation
  • Bone marrow donation
  • Oncology
  • Leadership
  • Quality and safety

Photo of Rosanna HenryRosanna Henry, MSN, RN, CHSE

  • Debriefing expertise in simulation
  • Medication administration simulation

Faculty headshot of Dr. Ergie InocianErgie Pepito Inocian, EdD, MSN, RN, CNOR

  • Clinical Nursing Education
  • Mentorship and Preceptorship
  • Perioperative Nursing
  • Gerontology
  • Evidence-Based Practice
  • Clinical Practice Guideline Adaptation
  • Continuous Quality Improvement and Patient Safety

Photo of Dr. IrwinRuth E. Irwin, PhD, RN

  • Simulation
  • Leadership
  • International education for undergraduate and graduate students
  • Staff development

Photo of Dr. Karen JakubKaren Jakub, PhD, RN

  • Chronic heart disease
  • Qualitative research methods
  • Technology interventions for cardiac arrhythmias
  • Genetics in nursing and health
  • Policy, legal, and ethical Issues in genetics

Photo of Dr. Melissa KalarchianMelissa Kalarchian, PhD

  • Obesity and bariatric surgery
  • Behavioral lifestyle intervention
  • Psychosocial functioning
  • Health behaviors
  • Clinical studies

Photo of Angela KarakachianAngela Karakachian, PhD, RN

  • Pediatric Nursing
  • Nurses' moral distress
  • Nurses' burnout
  • Caring for victims of child maltreatment

Photo of Dr. KellySusan H. Kelly, EdD, MSN, RN, CMSRN, CME, CHSE

  • Using simulation for various teaching initiatives
  • Professionalism in nursing

Dr. Inah Kim headshotInah Kim, PhD, RN

  • Sleep disturbance and physical activity in chronic illness
  • Sleep in cancer survivors
  • Ecological momentary assessment
  • Geriatric nursing research

headshot of Dr. Ralph KlotzbaughRalph Klotzbaugh, PhD, RN, FNP-BC

  • Equitable health care of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender populations
  • Intersection of sexual and gender minorities within a rural context

Photo of Amber KolesarAmber Kolesar, MSN, CCRN-K

  • Improving clinical judgment
  • Service learning abroad
  • Providing student feedback

Photo of Dr. KosnoskyFrank Kosnosky, Jr., DNP, RNC-NIC, CRNP, NNP-BC, FNP-BC, NP-C, CCRN, C-ELBW, CNE

  • Neonatal pain
  • Neonatal abstinence
  • Online learning
  • RN-NP Role Transition
  • Test Construction/Analysis

Photo of Dr. Rebecca KronkRebecca Kronk, PhD, MSN, CRNP, ANEF, FAAN, CNE

  • Genetic Literacy
  • Genetic education in nursing students
  • Vaccine refusal and the nurse's role
  • Health outcomes of nursing students
  • Sleep in children with special needs
  • Photovoice
  • Health care and people with disabilities

Photo of Dr. Joan LockhartJoan Such Lockhart, PhD, RN, CNE, ANEF, FAAN

  • Eliminating health disparities in cancer care for vulnerable populations
  • Health promotion, prevention, and risk assessment in cancer care
  • Culturally appropriate, community-based interventions in health promotion, capacity building, and self-management in cancer care and bystander CPR/AEDs
  • Assessment of learning outcomes
  • Best practices in nursing education for quality, safe cancer survivor care

Photo of Dr. LoughranMary Kay Loughran, DNP, MHA, RN

  • Leadership
  • Organizational leadership
  • Evidence-based practice and quality
  • Improvement project management
  • Development of nurse residency preceptors
  • Contemporary nursing Issues
  • International education for undergraduate and graduate students
  • Interprofessional healthcare education

Photo of Dr. LucasDenise Lucas, PhD, FNP-BC

  • Medically underserved
  • Working poor women
  • Resources (other than money) working poor women utilize
  • Poverty
  • Chronic illness (especially hypertension and diabetes)
  • Antibiotic overuse

cara morrill-stokolosa headshotCara Morrill-Stoklosa, DNP, RN

  • Teaching: Health Promotion and Disease Prevention in Adult and Geriatric Populations
  • Care of the patient with Alzheimer's/Dementia
  • Improvement of bedside clinical education--Bedside Shift Report, Revision of CAM Assessment Tool, and Standardized VTE Education Tool

Dr. Mai-Ly Steers headshotMai-Ly Nguyen Steers, PhD

  • Social media in relation to health and well-being
  • Social media in relation to alcohol use
  • Psychosocial factors on alcohol use and substance use
  • Brief alcohol interventions
  • Cultural influences on health

Photo of Dr. RostCynthia Tomcanin Rost, DNP, RN

  • Community/population health needs
  • Death and dying
  • Hypertension in the African American community
  • Behavior health needs in the post-hospitalized consumer

Photo of Dr. Khlood SalmanKhlood Salman, DrPH, RN, FAAN

  • Breast cancer and cervical cancer prevention among minority women
  • Immigrant and refugee women's health promotion and disease prevention
  • Global and international health studies
  • Environmental health
  • Interfaith dialogue studies

Photo of Dr. James SchreiberJames Schreiber, PhD

  • Motivation and cognition
  • Peircean reasoning
  • Research methodology
  • Statistical analysis and modeling using both Fisherian and Bayesian techniques
  • Multi-faceted wellness

Photo of Dr. Kathy SekulaKathleen Sekula, PhD, APRN

  • Vulnerable populations
  • Psychiatric implications in forensic nursing
  • Victims of violence
  • Domestic violence
  • Sexual assault
  • Forensic nursing

headshot of Dr. Elizabeth SkrovanekElizabeth Skrovanek, BSN

  • Women's Health
  • Reproductive Health
  • Genetic Susceptibility
  • Breast Cancer
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Decision-Making
  • Emotion

Faculty headshot of Dr. Marie Smith-EastMarie Smith-East, PhD, DNP, PMHNP-BC, EMT-B

  • Geographic Information Systems
  • Schizophrenia Spectrum Disorders
  • Access to Mental Healthcare
  • Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems

Photo of Dr. SnyderTorrie Snyder, PhD, RN

  • Strategies for student success
  • Remediation practices
  • Student success interventions

Photo of Dr. Pam SpigelmyerPamela C. Spigelmyer, PhD, RN, CNS

  • Family caregivers for people with dementia
  • Geriatric nursing
  • EPB/research
  • Descriptive phenomenology and qualitative research methods
  • End-of-life caregiving

Photo of Dr. ToneyMayra Toney, DNP, RN

  • Health disparities of vulnerable populations
  • Health policy
  • Ethnonursing
  • Oncology nursing

Photo of Dr. Melanie TurkMelanie Turk, PhD, RN

  • Behavioral treatment of obesity
  • Weight loss and maintenance
  • Behavior change for health promotion among vulnerable populations
  • Theoretical frameworks for health behavior

Photo of Dr. Eric VogelsteinEric Vogelstein, PhD

Clinical bioethics and related topics in ethical theory, including:

  • The ethics of advanced directives and surrogate decision-making
  • The morality of physician-assisted dying, including nurses' participation 
  • The moral status of prenatal life 
  • Moral expertise and ethics consultants

Photo of Dr. WeidemanYvonne L. Weideman, DNP, MBA, RN

  • Photovoice
  • Participatory action research
  • Ostomy and wounds
  • Nursing education/virtual learning

headshot of Tasha WheelerTasha Wheeler, MSN, RN, CCRN

  • Critical Care Nursing
  • Nursing Simulation
  • Improving Patient Safety

donna white headshotDonna R. White, DNP, CRNP, FNP-BC

  • Family Practice / Internal Medicine
  • Online learning
  • Transition of learned skills into clinical practice
  • Global health care of underserved populations
  • Leadership
  • Team development and mentoring
  • Resilience and retention

Photo of Susan WillkamsSusan Williams, MSN, RN

  • Simulation as a teaching modality for skills
  • Use of standardized patients for teaching undergraduate and graduate students
  • Debriefing

Photo of Dr. Rick ZouchaRick Zoucha, PhD, APRN-BC, CTN-A, FAAN

  • Community-based participatory action research
  • Psychiatric nursing
  • Transcultural/international nursing
  • Cultural competence/Mexican Americans, African Americans, refugee/immigrants and their health needs
  • Qualitative research methods