Jul 07, 2022  
2020-2021 UMass Dartmouth Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2020-2021 UMass Dartmouth Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Department of Nursing


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Kimberly Christopher, Dean of College

Karen Barnett, Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Studies

June Horowitz, Associate Dean for Graduate Programs and Research 

 

Undergraduate Faculty and Fields of Interest

 

Shannon Avery-Desmarais, Assistant Professor, Adult Nursing, PhD, NP-C, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. Specializations: substance use, LGBT health, adult health.

Maryellen Brisbois, Associate Professor, Community Nursing, PhD, PHCNS-BC, University of Massachusetts Worcester. Specializations: Breast cancer, health disparities, global health, student exchange, chronic illness, vulnerable populations, quality of life, uncertainty.

Elizabeth Chin, (Chairperson) Associate Professor, Adult Nursing, PhD, RN, University of Massachusetts Worcester. Specializations: COPD, chronic illness self-management, symptom management, qualitative methodology, learning differences, clinical reasoning.

Stephanie Curtis, Lecturer, Community Nursing, DNP, APRN, NNP-BC. Northeastern University. Specializations: Neonatal NP, maternal-child health.

Lynn D’Esmond, Assistant Professor, Community Nursing, PhD, RN, CNE, University of Massachusetts Worcester. Specializations: Quality, patient safety, risk management and nursing leadership, maternal-child health.

Melissa Desroches, Assistant Professor, Community Nursing, PhD, RN, CNE. University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. Specializations: Nursing education, leadership, policy, critical care nursing, individuals with intellectual disabilities.

Maria Dolce, (MS Program Director) Associate Professor, Adult Nursing, PhD, RN, CNE, New York University. Specializations: Integrated care, interprofessional practice and education, oral-systemic health, older adults.

Ouida Dowd, (RN-BS Program Track Coordinator) Clinical Assistant Professor, Community Nursing, MSN, RN, ACNS-BC, CCRN, ONE. University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. Specializations: critical care, neurosurgical critical care, professional development, engagement pedagogy, clinical reasoning.

Dorothy Dunn, (Chairperson) Associate Professor, Community Nursing,  PhD, MSN, RNP, FNP-BC, AHN-BC, CDP, Florida Atlantic University. Specializations:  Nursing theory, holistic nursing, care, pediatric nursing, Alzheimers/dementia care and caregivers, qualitative methods.

Kathleen Elliott, Senior Lecturer, Adult Nursing, DNP, ANP-BC, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. Specializations: nursing education, NP education, primary/urgent care, substance use disorders.

Emily Gesner, Lecturer, Community Nursing, DNP, RN-BC, Northeastern University.  Specializations: Nursing education, nursing informatics, health policy, electronic health record, technology in health care.

Susan Hunter Revell, Associate Professor, Adult Nursing, PhD, RN, University of Rhode Island. Specializations: Adult health, theory, spinal cord injury, technology in the classroom.

Sharon Keating, (DNP Program Director) Lecturer, Community Nursing, PhD, RN, FNP-BC, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. Specializations: Health promotion, adolescents, emerging adults, technology as treatment intervention.

Marni Kellogg, Assistant Professor, Community Nursing, PhD, RN, CPN, CNE, University of Massachusetts Lowell. Specializations: pediatrics, secondary traumatic stress in nursing, engaging staff nurses in research.

Peeranuch LeSeure, Assistant Professor, Adult Nursing, PhD, RN, University of Missouri. Specializations: diabetes care and prevention.

Mary McCurry, (Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Track Coordinator) Associate Professor, Adult Nursing, PhD, RNBC, ANP, ACNP, Boston College. Specializations: Adult Nurse Practitioner, theory and philosophy, family caregivers, technology in the classroom.

Veronica McIntosh, Clinical Assistant Professor, Adult Nursing, MS, RN, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. Specializations: Nursing education, medical surgical and critical care nursing.

Kiley Medeiros, (ABS Program Track Coordinator) Clinical Assistant Professor, Adult Nursing, MS, RN, University of Phoenix. Specilizations: flipped classroom, technology in the classroom, online education, surgical nursing health literacy, e-health literacy, patient portals.

Jessica Mitchell, Clinical Assistant Professor, Community Nursing, FNP-BC, COE, Boston College, Specializations: Community health nursing, pediatric nursing, on-line education, childhood trauma, immigrant health.

Karen Pounds, (Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Track Coordinator), Clinical Associate Professor, Community Nursing, PhD, PMHCNS-BC, University of Rhode Island. Specializations: Psychiatric mental health nursing, social cognition, chronic illness symptom management, qualitative methods.

Teresa Reynolds, Senior Lecturer, Adult Nursing, MS, RN, CNE, Medical-surgical CNS, Boston University, Specializations: Nursing education, simulation, cardiopulmonary rehabilitation, critical care nursing.

Margaret Rudd-Arieta, Lecturer, Community Nursing, DNP, PPCNP-BC, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, Board Certified Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner. Specializations: Pediatrics, emerging adults, Type I Diabetes, asthma, informatics.

Monika Schuler, Assistant Professor, Adult Nursing, PhD, RN, CNE, Northeastern University. Specializations: Role development, teaching, learning and evaluation in nursing education, substance use disorders.

Valerie Seney, Clinical Associate Professor, Community Nursing, PhD, LMHC, RN, PMH-BC, Endicott College. Specializations: Nursing education, psychiatric nursing.

Kristen Sethares, (PhD Program Director) Professor, Adult Nursing, PhD, RN, CNE, FAHA, Boston College. Specializations: Adult health, chronic cardiac illness, self-care of illness, meta-cognitive learning strategies, quantitative research methods.

Mary Elizabeth Sosa, Assistant Professor, Adult Nursing, PhD, RN, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. Specializations: Adult health, cardiac critical care, physical activity promotion.

Miranda Tyo, Assistant Professor, Adult Nursing, PhD, RN, TCRN. University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. Specializations: Nursing education, nursing leadership, new graduate nurse transition, emergency nursing, substance use disorder and caregiver burden.

Jennifer Viveiros, Assistant Professor, Adult Nursing, PhD, CNE, RN, University Massachusetts Dartmouth. Specializations: Memory, cognitive impairment, education, heart failure.

Paula Walsh, Clinical Assistant Professor, Community Nursing, MSN, APRN, GNP-BC, University of Pennsylvania, Speciaizations: gerontology, dementia, advanced heath assessment, health promotion, older adult nursing, global health, chronic kidney disease.

Karen Zanni, Assistant Professor, Adult Nursing, PhD, RN, FNP-BC, Binghamton University. Specializations: Biomedical ethics, genomics, advanced health assessment, leadership, healthcare systems and policy, bariatic medicine, diabetes management.

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