Jul 07, 2022  
2021-2022 UMass Dartmouth Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2021-2022 UMass Dartmouth Undergraduate 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, (DNP Program Director) Assistant Professor, Adult Nursing, PhD, RN, AGPCNP-C, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. Specializations: substance use, LGBT health, adult health.

Maryellen Brisbois, Associate Professor, Community Nursing, PhD, RN, 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.

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.

Lisa Dumont, Lecturer, Adult Nursing, PhD, RN.  Cappella University.

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

Melissa Duprey, Clinical Associate Professor, Community Nursing, EdD, MSN, RN, Walden University. 

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, Assistant Professor, Community Nursing, PhD, DNP, RN-BC, University of Massachusetts Boston.  Specializations: Nursing education, nursing informatics, health policy, electronic health record, technology in health care.

Bonnell Glass, Lecturer, Community Nursing, MSN, RN, University of Mississippi.

Michelle Glowny, Lecturer, Community Nursing, PhD, RN, University of Massachusetts Medical School.

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

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) 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.

Lynx McClellan, Clinical Associate Professor, Community Nursing, DSN, MSN, RN, University of Alabama at Birmingham.

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.

Karen Pounds, (Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Track Coordinator), Clinical Associate Professor, Community Nursing, PhD, PMHCNS, 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.

Usama Saleh, Clinical Associate Professor, Community Nursing, PhD, MSN, RN, University of Kentucky.

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, Assistant Professor, Community Nursing, PhD, MA, LMHC, PMHNP-BC, Endicott College. Specializations: Nursing education, psychiatric nursing.

Kristen Sethares, (PhD Program Director) Professor, Adult Nursing, PhD, RN, CNE, FAHA, FHFSA, 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 Brown Tyo, Assistant Professor, Adult Nursing, PhD, RN. 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, RN, CNE, 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.

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