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Faculty & Staff

Experts to help you succeed.

You expect our faculty members to have extensive clinical and research experience, and they do. What may surprise you is how passionate they are about teaching and how dedicated they are to your success. They’re easy to reach outside of class. They’ve been in your shoes—several of them changed careers to become nurses. They’ve had more experience helping adults become nurses than any other program in the region. Their effectiveness is evident; our graduates consistently pass the NCLEX-RN at higher rates than the national average.

Get connected.

Our faculty members’ long-term professional relationships in the metropolitan area ensure that you’ll have insightful and rewarding clinical experiences. You can count on them to do more than know your name. Your advisor will be a full-time faculty member. As your research interests become clear, you’ll be matched with a faculty member who shares them.

Browse the bios to see who you’ll be studying with.
Choose Employment if you’re interested in joining their ranks.


  • Dr. Suling Li

    Dr. Suling Li

    • Chief Nursing Officer and Director
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  • Kim Amer

    Kim Amer

  • Elizabeth Aquino

    Elizabeth Aquino

  • Donna Badowski

    Donna Badowski

    • Associate Director, RN to MS Program; Assistant Professor
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  • Rebecca Barron

    Rebecca Barron

    • Assistant Director, Master's Entry to Nursing Practice Program, Rosalind Franklin Campus; Clinical Assistant Professor
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  • Angel Butron

    Angel Butron

  • Stephanie Byrd

    Stephanie Byrd

    • Assistant Director, Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program, Assistant Professor
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  • Deborah Coleman Givens

    Deborah Coleman Givens

  • Alison DiValerio

    Mary-Beth Desmond

    • Assistant Director, Master's Entry to Nursing Practice Program, Lincoln Park Campus; Assistant Professor
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  • Alison DiValerio

    Alison DiValerio

    • Clinical Assistant Professor, Clinical Site Coordinator at Rosalind Franklin
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  • Gre Gonzales

    Gre Gonzales

  • Barbara Harris

    Barbara Harris

  • Karyn Holm

    Karyn Holm

    • Professor Emeritus, Vincent DePaul Professor
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  • Jennifer Jackson

    Jennifer Jackson

  • Paula N. Kagan

    Paula N. Kagan

  • Margaret Kipta

    Margaret Kipta

  • Anne Kowalczyk

    Anne Kowalczyk

  • Christina Lattner

    Christina Lattner

  • Young-Me Lee

    Young-Me Lee

    • Associate Professor, Vincent DePaul Professor
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  • Halley Martin

    Halley Martin

  • Dana Merk

    Dana Merk

  • Michelle Neuman

    Michelle Neuman

  • Dorothy Otremba

    Dorothy Otremba

  • Dorothy Otremba

    Nome Park

  • Raegan Quandt

    Raegan Quandt

  • Sheila Flynn Robbins

    Sheila Flynn Robbins

  • Bernadette Roche

    Bernadette Roche

  • Susan Schaub

    Susan Schaub

    • Assistant Director of Simulation and Nursing Laboratories
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  • Shannon Simonovich

    Shannon Simonovich

  • Roxanne Spurlark

    Roxanne Spurlark

    • Assistant Director of Advanced Practice Nursing
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  • Michael Stacey

    Michael Stacey

  • Joseph D. Tariman

    Joseph D. Tariman

    • Associate Director, DNP Program
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  • Kashica Webber-Ritchey

    Kashica Webber-Ritchey


  • Mike Nowakowski

    Jason Novak

  • Laura Devaney

    Laura Devaney

  • Miranda Sanders

    Miranda Sanders

  • Laura Devaney

    Kristen Sondermann

    • Coordinator of Clinical Placements and Compliance Officer
    • Phone: (773) 325-2962
  • Laura Devaney

    Mike Nowakowski

  • Elizabeth Elkayam

    Elizabeth Elkayam

  • Gabi Gerardi

    Lisa Gibbons

    • Director of Instructional Design, School of Nursing
    • Phone: (773) 325-7685