College of Nursing
and Health Professions

Nursing Faculty and Staff

Linda Arnold, MS, RN
Rank: Assistant Professor
Title: Faculty
E-Mail: arnoldli@lewisu.edu
Phone: (815) 836-5255
Education: BSN, Lewis University, IL
  MS, Northern Illinois, IL
Sheila Berkemeyer, MSN, RN
Rank: Instructor
Title: Faculty
E-Mail: berkemsh@lewisu.edu
Phone: (815) 836-5356
Education: BSN, University of Michigan, MI
  MSN, Wayne State University, MI
Teaching Interests: Pediatric Nursing
Clinical Interests: Pediatric Nursing
Dr. Kathleen Blanchfield, Ph.D., RN, MPS
Rank: Associate Professor
Title: Faculty
E-Mail: blanchka@lewisu.edu
Phone: (815) 836-5445
Education: BSN, Loyola University, IL
  MS, St. Xavier College, IL
  MS-Pastoral Studies, Loyola University, IL
  Ph.D., University of Illinois at Chicago, IL
Teaching interests: Health Systems Leadership, Parish Nurse Ministry and Spiritual Care for Self and Others, Ethics in Advanced Practice Nursing, Fiscal Integrity in Health Care
Research interests: Advanced Care Planning, Priests' Health, Spiritual Support
Patricia Braida, FNP-BC, MSN, RN
Rank: Assistant Professor
Title: Faculty
E-Mail: braidapa@lewisu.edu
Phone: (815) 836-5358
Education: BSN, Marycrest College, IA
  MSN, Loyola University, IL
Certification: CPR Instructor through American Heart Association
Teaching Interests: Medical/Surgical Nursing, Quality and Safety Issues
Clinical Interests: Medical/Surgical Nursing, Critical Care Nursing, Coronary Care Nursing, Caring for Chronically Ill Patients with Acute Problems Requiring Interdisciplinary Care
Research Interests: The Effect of Mentorship on Student Outcomes, The Nurse's Role in Safety and Quality, Engaging Students, How Students Learn Best, Effects of Teaching Strategies on Outcomes
Dr. Tekekee Buckner, DNP, APN, FNP-BC
Rank: Faculty
Title: Instructor
E-Mail: tbuckner@lewisu.edu
Phone: (815) 836-7182
Education: Chamberlain College of Nursing
  Rush University College of Nursing
  Aurora University
Certifications: Certified Family Nurse Practitioner
  ACLS
  BLS
Teaching Interests: FNP Management
  Advanced Pharmacology
  Health Assessment
Clinical Interests: Family Practice
  Internal medicine
  Geriatric Population
  Heart Failure
Research Interests: Performance/Quality Improvement
  Faith-Based Organizations and effects on health outcomes
  Obesity
Sarah Coleman, BA
Title: Coordinator of Data/Clinical Placements
E-Mail: colemasa@lewisu.edu
Phone: (815) 836-5703
Education: University of Illinois at Chicago, IL
Maureen Craigmile
Rank: Instructor
Title: Faculty
E-Mail : mcraigmile@lewisu.edu
Phone: (815) 836-5645
Education; BSN Saint Xavier Univeristy, Chicago
  MSN Saint Xavier University, Chicago, IL
Certification:

Certified Nurse Leader, Certified Nurse Educator, Certified Psychiatric and Mental Health Nurse

Teaching Interests: Mental Health Nursing, Simulation in mental health nursing, active learning strategies
Clinical Interests: Best practice in nursing education in the clinical setting
Research Interests: Vulnerable populations, Simulation in mental health nursing education
Dr. Mary E. Desmond, PhD, RN, AHN-BC
Rank: Assistant Professor
Title: Faculty
E-Mail : desmonma@lewisu.edu
Phone: (815) 836-5648
Education; PhD in Nursing, Loyola University Chicago
  Master of Science in Nursing (Education), Lewis University College of Nursing and Health Professions
  Master of Arts in Spirituality, Loyola University Chicago
  Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Lewis University College of Nursing and Health Professions
   
 

Certificates:
- Dr. Jean Watson Caring Coach
- Parish Nurse
- Spiritual Director

Certification:

Advanced Holistic Nursing – Board Certified

Teaching Interests: Cultural Diversity
Ethics
Nursing Education 
Nursing Theory
Population Health
Research
Self-Care
Simulation
Spirituality & Spiritual Care
Clinical Interests: Community Health
Continuum of Geriatric Care & Senior Living Centers
Medical-Surgical
Rehabilitation
Veteran Care
Research Interests: Integrative Health & Healing
Mission Integration
Simulation
Spiritual Well-Being & Holistic Health
Spirituality and Spiritual Care in Nursing Education & Practice
Veterans
Dr. Stacie Elder, Ph.D., RN, CNE, CCRN (alumus)
Rank: Professor
Title: Faculty
E-Mail : elderst@lewisu.edu
Phone: (815) 836-5896
Education; BSN, Aurora University, IL
  MS, Northern Illinois, IL
  Ph.D., Barry University, FL
Certification: Certified Nurse Educator
Teaching Interests: Nursing Education, Research
Clinical Interests: Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing
Research Interests: Master's Essentials, specifically, End-of-Life Issues in a Quality Nursing Program, Nursing Education Issues.
Molly Feeman
Rank:  
Title: Administrative Assistant - Graduate Office
E-Mail: feemanmo@lewisu.edu
Phone: (815) 588-7177
Education: BA
Dr. Kathleen Fitzgerald Ph.D., RN
Rank: Associate Professor
Title: Faculty
E-Mail: fitzgeka@lewisu.edu
Phone: (815) 836-5163
Education: BSN, Loyola University, IL
  MS, University of California at San Francisco, CA
  Ph.D., University of Illinois at Chicago, IL
Teaching Interests: Nursing Research, Theory &Translational Research, Writing
Clinical Interests: Nutrition, Gastroenterology Nursing
Research Interest: Evidence-Based Practice in the Clinical and Educational Setting
Julie Foote, BA
Title: Administrative Assistant
E-Mail: footeju@lewisu.edu
Phone: (815) 836-5040
Stephanie Gedzyk-Nieman, DNP, MSN, RNC-MNN
Rank: Assistant Professor
Title: Faculty
E-Mail: gedzykst@lewisu.edu
Phone: (815) 836-5719
Education: BSN, University of Iowa, IA
  MSN, Lewis University, IL
Certification: Certified Maternal-Newborn Nurse
Teaching Interests: Professional Development, Obstetrics, Women's Health, Neonatology
Linda Gibbons
Rank: Adj. Faculty
Title: Coordinator of School Nurse Program
E-Mail: gibbonli@lewisu.edu
Phone: (815) 836-5052
Education: BSN, University of Ill. Medical Center
  MSN, University of Ill. Medical Center
Certification: National Board of School Nurse Certification
  Ill. State Board of Education – Prof. Educator License
Teaching Interests: School Nursing, Community Health, Health Education
Research Interest: School Nursing
Cynthia A. Hinojosa, DNP, APN, ANP-BC, CCRN
Rank: Assistant Professor
Title: Faculty
E-Mail: hinojocy@lewisu.edu
Phone: (815) 588-7190
Education: BSN, Elmhurst College, IL
  MS, Northern Illinois, IL
  Certificate, Cardiovascular Nursing, Loyola University, IL
Certification: ANP-BC, CCRN
Teaching Interests: Pharmacology, Health Assessment, Epidemiology, Pathophysiology
Clinical Interests: Adult Critical Care, Cardiovascular, Neurology
Research Interests: Pain, Agitation, and Delirium in Acute Care Setting, Use of Simulation in NP Education
Rachel Hudson, MBA
Rank: Staff
Title: Coordinator of Adult Student Academic Services RN/BSN, BAC/BSN, MSN Bridge
E-Mail: hudsonrg@lewisu.edu
Phone: (815) 836-5147
Education: MBA, Lewis University
  Information Technology Mgmt BS, Lewis University
Eleftheria Terry Karapas, MS, RN
Rank: Assistant Professor
Title: Faculty
E-Mail: karapael@lewisu.edu
Phone: (815) 836-5335
Education: AB, University of Chicago, IL
  BS, Rush University, IL
  MS, Rush University, IL
Teaching Interests: Medical-Surgical Nursing, Professional Development, Physical Assessment, Quality of Life/End of Life Issues
Clinical Interests: Neurosurgery, Neurology, Pain Management
Research Interests: Pain Management Evidence-Based Practice, Nursing Informatics
Mary Eileen (Meg) Kloster, MSN, RN
Rank: Assistant Professor
Title: Faculty
E-Mail: klostema@lewisu.edu
Phone: (815) 588-7094
Education: BSN, University of Bridgeport, CT
  MSN, Andrews University, MI
Certification: ACLS Certified
Clinical Interests: Post-Operative Cardiac Surgical ICU Patient Care
Research Interests: Keeping Experienced Nurses Interested and Happy, Orienting and Training New Nurses
Deborah Kornacker, MSN, RN, CCE
Rank: Associate Professor
Title: Faculty
E-Mail: kornacde@lewisu.edu
Phone: (815) 836-5346
Education: BSN, St. Xavier University, IL
  MS, Rush University, IL
Certification: Certified Childbirth Education
Teaching Interests: Obstetrical Nursing, Childbirth Education, Pediatric Nursing, Health Promotion Across the Lifespan, Physical Assessment
Clinical Interests: Perinatal Nursing, Women's Health, Children: Infant to Adolescents
Research Interests: Health Promotion in All Age Groups, Women's Health Issues, Teaching Strategies, Improving Student Outcomes, Nursing Informatics
Christine Kosinski
Rank: Faculty
Title: Instructor/Lab Co-Coordinator
E-Mail: kosinsch@lewisu.edu
Phone: (815) 836-5128
Education: BSN, St. Xavier University, IL
  MSN, Lewis University, IL
Certification: BLS/ACLS, Clin III
Teaching Interests: Fundamentals in Basic Nursing, Professional Development, Medication Administration, Med Surg
Clinical Interests: Fundamentals in Nursing, Med Surg, Critical Care, Role Transition
Research Interests: Safety in Healthcare, Autonomy, End of Life Issues
Dr. Michele Kramer, Ph.D., RN, AHN-BC
Rank: Faculty
Title: Associate Professor
E-Mail: kramermi@lewisu.edu
Phone: (815) 836-5018
Education: BSN, University of Maryland, WRAIN, MD
  MSN, University of San Diego, CA
  Ph.D., Saybrook Graduate School & Research Center, CA
Certifications: AHN-BC
Teaching Interests: Nursing Leadership, Health Care Organizations, Complexity Science, Transformational Learning, Creativity and Innovation
Clinical Interests: Alternative Healing, Integrative Health, Creating Healthy Environments
Research Interests: Consciousness, Spirituality, Healing, Human Beings, Trans Personal Qualitative Research Methodology
Mallory Caitlin Kusnetzow, MSN, RN, CMSRN
Rank: Instructor
Title: Faculty
E-Mail: mkusnetzow@lewisu.edu
Phone: (815) 836-5344
Education: BSN, Lewis University
  MSN, Lewis University
Certifications: Certified Medical-Surgical Registered Nurse (CMSRN)
Teaching Interests: Medical-Surgical Nursing
Clinical Interests: Medical-Surgical Nursing, Oncology Nursing
Dr. Suling Li, Ph.D., RN
Rank: Professor
Title: Associate Dean & Director, Graduate Studies in Nursing
E-Mail: lisu@lewisu.edu
Phone: (815) 836-5878
Education: BSN, Xian Medical University, China
  MSN, University of Tennessee, TN
  Ph.D., Loyola University, IL
Teaching Interests: Medical-Surgical Nursing, Gerontology, Research Design and Measurement, Role Transition, Concept Development
Clinical Interests: Staff Development, Quality and Safety
Research Interests: Competency Assessment, Simulation, Transition of Nurses into Practice, Physical Activity, Exercise, Symptom Management, Bone Density, Body Composition
Tricia Littig, MSN, RN, APN, FNP-BC, CNN
Rank: Assistant Professor
Title: Faculty
E-Mail: littigtr@lewisu.edu
Phone: (815) 836-5877
Education: BSN, Lewis University, IL
  MSN, Northern Illinois University, IL
Certification: CNN
Teaching Interests: Health Assessment, Management Adult/Community, Pharmacology
Clinical Interests: Chronic and End Stage Kidney Disease, Hypertension, Transplant
Research Interests: Renal Ostedodystrophy, Slowing progression to ESRD
Holly Losurdo, MSN, RN, CCRN
Rank: Instructor
Title: Faculty
E-Mail: losurdho@lewisu.edu
Phone: (815) 836-5340
Education: BSN, Illinois Wesleyan, IL
  MSN, Lewis University, IL
Certification: CCRN-Adult Critcal Care Nursing
Teaching Interests: Critical Care, Professional Development, Leadership
Clinical Interests: Adult Critical Care, Cardiovascular Intensive Care, Neurocritical Care, Dissemination of Evidence-Based Practice
Research Interests: Nursing-Sensitive Patient Outcomes, Healthy Work Environments
Margaret (Peggy) Lynch, MSN, RN, CCR
Rank:
Instructor
Title: Faculty
E-Mail: lynchma@lewisu.edu
Phone: (815) 836-5359
Education: Diploma in Nursing: Lutheran General and Deaconess Hospital
  RN to BSN: Lewis University
  MSN: Lewis University
Certification: CCRN
  ACLS, PALS, BLS
Teaching Interests: Case Studies to stimulate critical thinking
Clinical Interests: Increased clinical practicum to stimulate critical thinking and ease practice entry.
  Mentoring
  Patient Advocacy
Research Interests: Case studies and Critical Thinking
Laura Marks, BA
Title: Administrative Assistant - Graduate Program
E-Mail: marksla@lewisu.edu
Phone: (815) 836-5997
Dr. Donna Martin, DNP, MSN, RN-BC, CDE
Rank: Associate Professor
Title: Faculty
E-Mail: martindo@lewisu.edu
Phone: (815) 836-5369
Education: BSN, Loyola University, IL
  MS, St. Francis University, IL
  MSN, Lewis University, IL
  DNP, Capella University, IL 
Certification: Certified Diabetes Educator, Certified Medical-Surgical Nurse, CPR Instructor
Maureen McCormick, MS, FNP-C, ADM-BC, CDE
Rank: Faculty
Title: Assistant Professor
E-Mail: mccormmr@lewisu.edu
Phone: (815) 836-5082
Education: BSN, University of Illinois, IL
  MS, University of Illinois, IL
Certification: ANCC Family Nurse Practitioner, ANCC Advanced Diabetes Management, Certified Diabetes Educator
Teaching Interests: Advanced Health Assessment, APN Management Courses
Clinical Interests: Full Time Practice in Endocrinology, including Diabetes Mellitus, Thyroid and Pituitary Disorders

Research Interests:

Clinical Research Trials in Endocrinology-DM2, Osteoporosis, Thyroiditis
Katherine McDannel, MSN, RN
Rank: Faculty
Title: Assistant Professor
E-Mail: mcdannka@lewisu.edu
Phone: (815) 836-5359
Education: BSN, University of Illinois, IL
  MSN, Loyola University, IL
Certification: Childbirth Educator
Teaching Interests: Women and Children's Health Care, QSEN Teaching Strategy Reviewer
Clinical Interests: Women's Health, Perinatal Nursing, High-Risk Perinatal Populations
Research Interests: Perinatal Nursing
Dr. Michael McDowell, DNP, RN, APN, FNP-BC
Rank: Assistant Professor
Title: Coordinator, Nurse Practitioner Program
E-Mail: mcdowemi@lewisu.edu
Phone: (815) 836-5153
Education; BS, Northern Illinois University, IL
  MSN, Northern Illinois University, IL
  DNP, University of St. Francis, IL
Certification: ANCC Board Certified FNP
Teaching Interests: Pathophysiology, Pharmacology, Health Assessment, Health Policy
Clinical Interests: Diagnosis and Treatment of Chronic Disease, Specialty population: Vulnerable populations, Subspecialty population: Hispanics
Research Interests: Health literacy, especially in vulnerable populations
Sheila McGreal, RN, CV-MSN, ACNS-BC, ANP-BC
Rank: Assistant Professor
Title: Faculty
E-Mail: mcgreash@lewisu.edu
Phone: (815) 836-5098
Anne McShane, MSN, RN
Rank: Assistant Professor
Title: Faculty
E-Mail: mcshanan@lewisu.edu
Phone: (815) 836-5376
Education: BSN, Lewis University, IL
  MSN, Loyola University, IL
Teaching Interests: Pediatric Nursing
Clinical Interests: Continuum Pediatric Nursing
Research Interests: Asthma Education and Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing Curriculum
Kerry Meunier, MSN, RN
Title: Transfer Admission Counselor-Nursing
E-Mail: meunieke@lewisu.edu
Phone: (815) 836-5213
Education: B.A. Quincy University
Laurie Kman
Rank: Staff
Title: Administrative Assistant, Dean’s Office
E-Mail: lkman@lewisu.edu
Phone: (815) 836-5046
Maureen Moore, MS, RN
Rank: Faculty
Title: Interim Co-Director, Undergraduate Studies in Nursing/Coordinator of Retention
E-Mail: moorema@lewisu.edu
Phone: (815) 836-5646
Education: BSN, Loyola University, IL
  MS, Rush University, IL
Certification: ACLS
Teaching Interests: Critical Care, Leadership
Clinical Interests: Critical Care, School Nursing, Parish Nursing
Research Interests: Respiratory, Spirituality, Occupational Lung Disease, School Health Issues
Katelyn Myroniak, MSN, RN, CMSRN
Rank: Assistant Professor
Title: Faculty
E-Mail: myronika@lewisu.edu
Phone: (815) 836-5292
Education: BSN, Hope College, MI
  MSN, Olivet Nazarene, IL
Certification: Certified Medical-Surgical Registered Nurse
Teaching Interests: Fundamentals, Skills Lab, Medical-Surgical, Adults
Clinical Interests: Medical-Surgical Nursing
Research Interests: Performance/Quality Improvement and Patient Outcomes in an Acute Inpatient Setting
Melanie Obispo-Young, RN, APRN
Rank: Assistant Professor
Title: Faculty
E-Mail: obispome@lewisu.edu
Phone: (815) 836-5721
Education: BSN - University of Santo Tomas, Philippines
  MA - New York University, NY
Clinical Interests: Medical/Surgical, Geriatrics
Mary Ortiz
Rank: Staff
Title: Assistant to the Dean for Graduate Studies and Faculty Scholarship College of Nursing and Health Professions
E-Mail: Mortiz6@lewisu.edu
Phone: (815) 836-5355
Education: B.S., University of Illinois at Chicago
Cindy Parent
Rank: Staff
Title: Co-coordinator Nursing Simulation Lab
E-Mail: cparent@lewisu.edu
Phone: (815) 836-5128
Education: BSN-Northern Illinois University
Certification:

ACLS/PALS/ENPC
Certified in Ambulatory Care Nursing

Clinical Interests: Medical-Surgical and Ambulatory Care Nursing
Loretta Paver
Title: Assistant to the Undergraduate Director
E-Mail: paverlo@lewisu.edu
Phone: (815) 836-5041
Kristen Pengiel, BSN, RN
Rank: Staff
Title: Co-Coordinator of Skills Lab
E-Mail: kpengiel@lewisu.edu
Phone: (815) 836-5128
Education: BSN, Illinois Wesleyan University, IL
Certification: ACLS/BLS
Clinical Interests: Cardiac, Infection Control, Med/Surg Nursing
Darlene Peters
Rank: Assistant Professor
Title: Faculty
E-Mail: petersdp@lewisu.edu
Phone: (815) 836-5303
Education: 2008 MSN, Loyola University
  1997 BSN, Lewis University
Certification: ANCC
Teaching interests: Health assessment across the lifespan
Management of acute and chronic illnesses
Clinical Interests: Heart Attack and Stroke Prevention
Early diagnosis of Celiac Disease
Research Interests: Barriers to completion of recommended health screening
Mary Margaret (Meg) Puente, CNM, (RT.), MSN, RNC-OB
Rank: Instructor
Title: Faculty
E-Mail: puentema@lewisu.edu

Phone: (815) 836-6041
Education: University of Texas at El Paso, BSN
  University of Texas at El Paso, MSN
Certification: RNC-OB, CNM-retired
Teaching Interests: Maternal-Child Care, Health Assessment
Clinical Interests: Natural childbirth, adolescent maternity care
Karen Radz, RN, BSN
Rank: Staff
Title: Placement/Tracking Coordinator
E-Mail: radzkf@lewisu.edu
Phone: (815) 836-5253
Education: BSN, Lewis University
Certification: NIH Certification
Teaching Interests: BLS Instructor, PBDS Assessments; CareConnection-Cerner Instructor
Clinical Interests: Pediatrics, Adult Surgical/Trauma, Nursing Informatics
Sandra Kapica Razka, MSN, RN
Rank: Instructor
Title: Faculty
E-Mail: razkasa@lewisu.edu
Phone: (815) 836-5097
Education: BSN, Loyola University, IL
  MSN, De Paul University, IL
Certification: Family & Consumer Sciences
Teaching Interests: Health Promotion, Community Nutrition, Older Adult
Clinical Interests: Community Outreach, Vulnerable Populations
Ellen Renna, MSN, RN
Rank: Assistant Professor
Title: Faculty
E-Mail: rennael@lewisu.edu
Phone: (815) 836-5352
Education: BSN, St. Xavier College, IL
  MSN, Lewis University, IL
Nanci Reiland, MS, RN, ANCC
Rank: Assistant Professor
Title: Coordinator of Continuing Education
E-Mail: reilanna@lewisu.edu
Phone: (815) 836-5720
Education: MSN, Lewis University, IL
  BSN, St. Mary's College, IN
Teaching Interests: Community Health/Health Promotion
Clinical Interests: Community, School, Parish Nursing
Donna Rice
Title: RN/BSN Administrative Assistant
E-Mail: ricedo@lewisu.edu
Phone: (815) 836-5363
Dr. Peggy Rice, EdD, APN
Rank: Professor
Title: Dean
E-Mail: ricepe@lewisu.edu
Phone: (815) 836-5350
Education: BSN, Benedictine University, IL
  MS, Northern Illinois University, IL
  EdD, Northern Illinois University, IL
Certification: Clinical Specialist Community Health Nursing
Teaching Interests: Community/Public Health, Health Promotion
Clinical Interests: Community Health, Homelessness
Research Interests: Visual Literacy Issues with Teaching Tools for Multicultural Clients
Dr. Linda Ryan, Ph.D., RN, AHN-BC
Rank: Assistant Professor
Title: Faculty
E-Mail: ryanla@lewisu.edu
Phone: (815) 836-5011
Education: BSN, Loyola University, IL
  MA in Counseling & Human Services, IL
  Ph.D. in Nursing Science, IL
Certification: Advanced Holistic Nurse, Board Certified
Teaching Interests: Nursing Theory, Holistic Nursing, Nursing Research Methods & Analysis, Population Health
Clinical Interests: Theory Guided Nursing Practice, Holistic Nursing Practice, Integration of Research/EBP into Nursing Practice
Research Interests: Creating Caring-Healing Environments for Human Flourishing, Holistic Nursing Practice, Importance of Self-Care
Carol L. Schneider, MBA
Rank: Adj. Faculty
Title: Coordinator of HCL
E-Mail: schneica@lewisu.edu
Phone: (815) 836-5914 
Education: MBA, DePaul University, IL
Diana (Dina) Schreader, MSN, ANP-BC
Rank: Assistant Professor
Title: Faculty
E-Mail: schreadi@lewisu.edu
Phone: (815) 836-5095
Education: BSN, Valparaiso University, IN
  MSN, Loyola University, IL
Certification: Adult Nurse Practitioner AACN Board Certified
  TNS (Trauma Nurse Specialist)
Teaching Interests: Pharmacology, Cardiac, Med-Surg/Med-Surg Clinical
Clinical Interests: Cardiac ICU, Trauma ICU, Med-Surg, Telemetry
Lea Mae Shea
Rank: Adjunct Faculty; Lab Co-coordinator
Title: Adjunct Faculty; Lab Co-coordinator
E-Mail: lshea@lewisu.edu
Phone: (815) 836-5128
Education:
  • MSN (Nurse Educator), Lewis University, IL
  Associate Degree in Nursing, Harry S. Truman College
  BS Elementary Education, West Visayas State University, Philippines
Certification: ANCC Medical Surgical Nursing Certification, Board Certified
Illinois State Board of Nurses, Registered Nurse
Illinois Board of Education, Kindergarten to Ninth Grade
Philippine Board of Education, Grades One to Seven
CPR
Teaching Interests: Fundamentals of Nursing
Health Assessment
Medical Surgical Nursing
Medication Administration
Clinical Interests: Medical Surgical Nursing
Intensive Care Unit
Dr. Daisy Sherry, Ph.D., CNP, RN
Rank: Assistant Professor
Title: Faculty
E-Mail: sherryda@lewisu.edu
Phone: (815) 836-5249
Education: BSN, University of Illinois at Chicago, IL
  MSN, University of Illinois at Chicago, IL
  Ph.D., University of Illinois at Chicago, IL
Certification: Advanced Practice Nurse, Certified Nurse Practitioner
Teaching Interests: Applied Biosats for APN, Patient Care Management I-III
Clinical Interests: Cardiovascular Health, Well-Being
Research Interests: Health Promotion, Health Communication, Physical Activity
Linda A. Steffens, Ph.D., RN, CCRN
Rank: Instructor
Title: Faculty
E-Mail: steffeli@lewisu.edu
Phone: (815) 836-5336
Education: BSN, Lewis University, IL
  MSN, Lewis University, IL
Dr. Gwen Svoboda, EdD, MS, RN, CNE
Rank: Professor
Title: Faculty
E-Mail: svobodgw@lewisu.edu
Phone: (815) 836-5345
Education: BS, St. Xavier University, IL
  MS, Purdue University, IN
  EdD, Northern Illinois University, IL
Certification: Certified Nurse Educator
Teaching Interests: Leadership, Adult Health, Curriculum Development, Program Evaluation
Clinical Interests: Adult Health, Community Health
Research Interests: Mentorship in Nursing and Education, Advancement in the Discipline of Nursing-Image and Practice
Jane Trainor, MS, RN
Rank: Faculty
Title: Co-Director, Undergraduate Studies in Nursing/Coordinator of BAC-BSN
E-Mail: trainoja@lewisu.edu
Phone: (815) 836-5887
Education: BSN, Creighton University, NE
  MS, De Paul University, IL
Teaching Interests: Medical/Surgical Nursing
Clinical Interests: Medical/Surgical Nursing
Erin Valentine, BA
Rank: Staff
Title: Advisor/Transcript Evaluator - BAC/HCL Programs
E-Mail: valenter@lewisu.edu
Phone: (815) 836-5035
Education: North Central College, IL
Rosalie (Dee) Veneris, MS, BS
Rank: Staff
Title: Advisor/Transcript Evaluator - RN/BSN Program
E-Mail: veneriro@lewisu.edu
Phone: (815) 836-5347
Education: BS, University of Illinois - Chicago, IL
  MS, Aurora University, IL
Debra Waggoner, RN, MSN, CCRN
Rank: Instructor
Title: Faculty
E-Mail: waggonde@lewisu.edu
Phone: (815) 836-5118
Education: BSN, Lewis University, IL
  MSN, Lewis University, IL
Clinical Interests: CCRN
Carmen Wallace
Title: Administrative Assistant – Undergraduate Program
E-Mail: wallacca@lewisu.edu
Phone: (815) 836-5359
Vicky Weidling, MSN, RN
Rank: Instructor
Title: Faculty
E-Mail: weidlivi@lewisu.edu
Phone: (815) 588-7207
Education: BSN, Lewis University, IL
  MSN, Olivet Nazarene University, IL
Ruth A. Whims
Title: Dean's Administrative Assistant
E-Mail: whimsru@lewisu.edu
Phone: (815) 836-5350
Mary Elizabeth (Betsy) Wilber, Ph.D., RN
Rank: Associate Professor
Title: Faculty & Co-Director, Doherty Center for Aviation and Health Research
E-Mail: wilberbe@lewisu.edu
Phone: (815) 836-5889
Education: BSN, University of Michigan, MI
  MSN, Loyola University, IL
  Ph.D.c. Loyola University, IL
Teaching Interests: Professional Development, Leadership, Issues & Trends
Clinical Interests: Leadership, Critical Care, Medical-Surgical Nursing
Research Interests: Clinical Judgement, Nursing Education
 
Professor Emeritus
Dr. Elissa Isaacson, EdD, RN
Rank: Professor Emeritus
Dr. Barbara A. Kakta, EdD, RN
Rank: Professor Emeritus
Dr. Marlene Rosenberg, EdD, CS, RN
Rank: Professor Emeritus
E-Mail:: marlene@ricis.com
Dr. Carol L. Rossel,  EdD, BC, MBA, RN
Rank: Professor Emeritus
Dr. Janice Smith,  Ph.D., RN
Rank: Professor Emeritus