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NLN Center of Excellence

Our Faculty

Meet the individuals who are moving the field forward.

The faculty of the College of Nursing and Public Health are accomplished researchers, passionate teachers and tireless advocates for healthcare issues.


Marilyn B. Klainberg

David Parker

Jane White
Vera E. Bender Professor of Nursing

Associate Professors

Esther Judith Ackerhalt

Jacqueline Brandwein, Clinical

Christine Coughlin

Diane Dembicki, Clinical
Director of M.S. in Nutrition Program

Patricia Donohue-Porter
Director of Ph.D. Program in Nursing

Dorothy Ferraro, Clinical
Director of Nurse Practitioner Program and Doctor of Nursing Practice Program

Beth Heydeman, Clinical

William Jacobowitz

Shan Liu

Andrea McCrink

Ditsapelo McFarland

Edmund J. Y. Pajarillo
Chair of Department of Graduate Studies of Nursing

Janet Raman
Director of Accelerated BS in Nursing Program Director of RN to BS Program

Kenneth C. Rondello, Clinical

Yiyuan Sun

Arlene Trolman

Thomas Virgona

Assistant Professors

Marissa Abram

Korede K. Yusuf

Deborah Ambrosio-Mawhirter, Clinical

Cheryl Best, Clinical

Stefni Bogard, Clinical

Charles CalClinical

Margaret Cox, Clinical

Loriann Gross, Clinical

Ani JacobClinical

Mary Jahrsdoefer, Clinical
Director of MS in Healthcare Informatics Program

Jacqueline Johnston

Edwin-Nikko Kabigting

Wei Liu

Adrial Lobelo, Clinical

Ednah Madu

Karen Mancini
Chair of Department of Nursing Specialties

M. Pilar Martin
Director of Public Health Programs

Daniel McWeeneyClinical

Zainab Osakwe

Tonya Samuel

Diane SantangeloClinical

A. Hasan Sapci

Margaret Silver

Debra Swenson
Chair, Department of Nursing Foundations

Susan Zori, Clinical

Senior Adjunct Faculty

Patricia Burke

Virginia Costa-Burnside

Anne D’Antuono

Katrina De Vinci

Patricia Dolan

Janet Franzese

Clarilee Hauser

Susan Kessler

Marianne Lawless

Daisamma Mathew

Lucy Mensah

Helen Murphy

Llynn Newman

Virginia Oates

Anne Peirce

Maureen Roller

Joy Scharfman

Nicole Truncale

JoAnn Victor-Fassman

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College of Nursing and Public Health
Nexus Building, 3rd Floor
p – 516.877.4510