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.


Patrick R. Coonan

Marilyn B. Klainberg

Jane White

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 Ferarro, Clinical
Director of Nurse Practitioner Programs and Doctor of Nursing Practice Program

Beth Heydemann, Clinical

Stephen Holzemer, Clinical

William Jacobowitz

Shan Liu

Andrea McCrink

Ditsapelo McFarland

Edmund J. Y. Pajarillo

Janet Raman
Director of Accelerated B.S. in Nursing Program
Director of R.N. to B.S. Program

Kenneth C. Rondello, Clinical

Yiyuan Sun
Director of Nursing Administration and Nursing Education programs

Arlene Trolman

Thomas Virgona

Assistant Professors

Marissa Abram

Korede Adegoke

Deborah Ambrosio-Mawhirter

Cheryl Best, Clinical

Stefni Bogard, Clinical

Charles CalClinical

Margaret Cox, Clinical

Patricia Facquet, Clinical

Loriann Gross, Clinical

Ani Jacob, Clinical

Mary Jahrsdoerfer, Clinical
Director of M.S. in Healthcare Informatics Programs

Wei Liu

Adrial Lobelo, Clinical

Karen Mancini, Chair of the Department of Nursing Specialties

M. Pilar Martin
Director of Public Health Programs

Teresa Mascitti, Clinical

Daniel McWeeney, Clinical

Zainab Osakwe

Tonya Samuel

Diane Santangelo, Clinical

A. Hasan Sapci

Margaret Silver

Debra SwensonClinical

David Williams, Clinical
Director of Emergency Management Programs

Susan Zori, Clinical

Senior Adjunct Faculty

Patricia Burke

Nancy Cole

Virginia Costa-Burnside

Anne D’Antuono

Katrina De Vinci

Patricia Dolan

John Finnegan

Janet Franzese

Clarilee Hauser

Susan Kessler

Daisamma Mathew

Helen Murphy

Llynn Newman

Nicole Truncale

Joann Victor-Fassman

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College of Nursing and Public Health
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