College of Nursing

Cory D. Church, Ph.D., RN-BC

Cory D. Church, Ph.D., RN-BC

Program Director, Veteran Affairs Nursing Academic Partnership (VANAP)

Assistant Professor

Nursing

Education

Ph.D., University of Texas at Tyler; M.S.N., Angelo State University; B.S.N., Angelo State University; Associate Degree, Angelo State University

Interests

Nursing Professional Development; Transition to Practice; Nurse Residency Programs; Newly Licensed Registered Nurses; Job Satisfaction; Empowerment; Resilience; Civility; Psychological Capital; Care of the Veteran Population; Academic/Practice Partnerships

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Wyona Freysteinson, Ph.D.

Wyona Freysteinson, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Nursing

Education

Ph.D., Texas Woman's University; M.S., University of Saskatchewan; B.S.N., University of Saskatchewan; Dipl, Saskatchewan Institute of Science and Technology

Interests

Body Image and Mirror Viewing; Terminally Ill; Amputation; Mastectomy; Women Veterans with Military Sexual Trauma; Language of Scholarship, Clinical Communication in Health Care

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Lynette Grange-Maasoumi, RN, MSN, FNP

Lynette Grange-Maasoumi, RN, MSN, FNP

Assistant Clinical Professor

Nursing

Education

M.S.N., University of Southern California; B.S.N., Pacific Union College; A.D.N., Pacific Union College

Interests

Woman and Infant topics; Gluten Sensitivity and Affects in Pregnancy; Health Assessment

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Mikyoung Lee, Ph.D. RN

Mikyoung Lee, Ph.D. RN

Associate Professor

Nursing

Education

Ph.D., University of Iowa; Postdoctoral Studies, Center for Nursing Classification and Clinical Effectiveness, The University of Iowa; Graduate Certificate, College of Nursing, The University of Iowa, Center for Nursing; M.S.N., College of Nursing, Kyungpook National University, Korea; B.S.N., College of Nursing, Kyungpook National University, Korea

Interests

Nursing Administration And Nursing Informatics; Including Nursing Effectiveness Research; Nursing Information Systems; Standardized Nursing Terminologies (Snts); Workload Measurements; Nursing Quality Measurements; Evidence-Based Practices; Hand-Off; Personal Health Record; Consumer Health Informatics

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Peggy Mancuso, Ph.D., CNM, RN

Peggy Mancuso, Ph.D., CNM, RN

Associate Dean of Research and Clinical Scholarship

Professor

Nursing

Education

Ph.D., Texas Woman's University; M.S., University of Texas, Houston Medical Center; Other, Parkland School of Nurse Midwifery; M.S.N., University of Texas, Arlington; B.S.N., University of Tulsa

Interests

Women's Health; Health Promotion; Childbirth; Maternal Morbidity and Mortality; Health Informatics; Activity Monitors; Undergraduate Nursing Student Success, Practice Doctorate and Research Doctorate Students

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Ngozi D. Mbue, Ph.D., RN, ANP-C

Ngozi D. Mbue, Ph.D., RN, ANP-C

Assistant Professor

Nursing

Education

Ph.D., University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston; M.S.N., University of Missouri, Kansas City; B.S.N., Towson University

Interests

Adult Health Competencies; Advanced Health Assessment and Differential Diagnosis; Health and behavioral research in Diabetes and Depression; Use of Mobile Health (mHealth) Technologies; Wearable Devices

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Susan Mellott Ph.D., RN, CPHQ, CPPS, FNAHQ

Susan Mellott Ph.D., RN, CPHQ, CPPS, FNAHQ

Associate Professor

Nursing

Education

Ph.D., Texas A&M University System : College Station; M.S.N., University of Pennsylvania; B.S.N., Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Interests

Patient Safety; Performance/Quality Improvement; Female Veterans; Evidence-based Practice

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Linda Merritt, Ph.D., RNC-NIC, CNE

Linda Merritt, Ph.D., RNC-NIC, CNE

Assistant Professor

Nursing

Education

Ph.D., Texas Woman's University; M.S.N., Baylor University; B.S.N., The College of New Jersey (formerly known as Trenton State College)

Interests

Premature Infants; NICU families; family centered-care; NICU fathers; 

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Donna Scott Tilley, Ph.D., RN, CNE

Donna Scott Tilley, Ph.D., RN, CNE

Vice Provost for Research

Professor, College of Nursing

Nursing

Education

Ph.D., University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio; M.S.N., Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Nursing; B.S.N., Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Nursing

Interests

Gender Based Violence; Health of Mothers and Children; Nursing; Nursing Diagnosis; Research Culture; Campus Sexual Assault Prevention and Response

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Becky Spencer Ph.D., RN, IBCLC

Becky Spencer Ph.D., RN, IBCLC

Assistant Professor

Nursing

Education

Ph.D., University of Kansas; M.S.N., Research College of Nursing; B.S.N., University of Cincinnati

Interests

Breastfeeding, Maternal Child Health Care, Health Disparities

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