College of Nursing - Faculty Profiles

Christiana N. Acho, D.N.P.

Christiana N. Acho, D.N.P.

Assistant Clinical Professor

Interim FNP Track Coordinator - Dallas

Nursing

Education

D.N.P., Chatham University; M.S., Texas Woman's University; B.S.N., Texas Woman's University

Interests

Nursing Education; Geriatric Care; Diabetes Prevention; Health Education

Rebecca Aulbach, Ph.D., RN-BC, ACNS-BC, CPHQ

Rebecca Aulbach, Ph.D., RN-BC, ACNS-BC, CPHQ

Assistant Professor

Nursing

Education

Ph.D., Texas Woman's University; M.S., Texas Woman's University; B.S., Texas Woman's University

Interests

Patient Safety; Blood Transfusions; Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Nursing, Performance Improvement

Tania Celia, Ph.D., RN, CNE, NP-C

Tania Celia, Ph.D., RN, CNE, NP-C

Assistant Professor

Nursing

Education

Ph.D., Texas Woman's University; M.S.N., Widener University; B.S., Rutgers University

Interests

Autism; Parents of Autistic Children; Amputee Experience; Women Veterans; Autism Spectrum Disorders; Nursing Research; Patient Safety; Family Nursing

Sandra K. Cesario, Ph.D., MS, RNC, FAAN

Sandra K. Cesario, Ph.D., MS, RNC, FAAN

Professor

PhD Program Director

Nursing

Education

Ph.D., Texas Woman's University; M.S., University of Oklahoma; B.S.N., Fort Hays State University; Other, St. Luke's Hospital, School of Nursing; Other, Institute for Advanced Musical Studies

Interests

Ovarian Cancer; 2nd Stage Labor Management; Newborn Abandonment; Design of Healthcare Environments

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

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

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

Damon B. Cottrell, Ph.D., DNP, APRN, FNP-C, CCNS, ACNS-BC

Damon B. Cottrell, Ph.D., DNP, APRN, FNP-C, CCNS, ACNS-BC

Associate Dean & Associate Professor

Nursing

Education

Ph.D., University of Texas at Tyler; Other, Indiana State University; D.N.P., Robert Morris University; M.S., Texas Woman's University; B.S., Texas Woman's University; Other, Baptist School of Health Professions

Interests

Sexual and gender minority health and disparity; Emergency/urgent Care; Men's health; Certification and other professional aspects of advanced nursing practice; Clinical leadership

Jayne Jennings Dunlap, DNP, APRN, FNP-C

Jayne Jennings Dunlap, DNP, APRN, FNP-C

Assistant Clinical Professor

Nursing

Education

D.N.P., Texas Christian University; M.S.N., Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi; B.S.N., Stephen F. Austin State University

Interests

Health and Wellness; Health Management; Evidence-based Practice; Clinical Practice; Population Health

Nina M. Fredland, Ph.D., RN, APRN-CNP

Nina M. Fredland, Ph.D., RN, APRN-CNP

Professor

Nursing

Education

Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University; Other, Texas Woman's University; M.S.N., University of Pennsylvania; B.S., Niagara University

Interests

Physical, Mental, and Behavioral Health of Children and Adolescents; Adolescent Relationship Development; Violence Prevention; Bullying; Dating Violence; Arts-Based Interventions

Wyona Freysteinson, Ph.D.

Wyona Freysteinson, Ph.D.

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

Colleen Halverson, Ph.D., RN

Colleen Halverson, Ph.D., RN

Assistant Professor

Nursing

Education

Ph.D., Texas Woman's University; M.S., Texas Woman's University College of Nursing; B.S., State University of New York at Buffalo

Interests

Critical Competency Integration; Adult Health; Resuscitation Science; Cardiopulmonary Pre-Arrest Surveillance; Interprofessional Practice and Collaboration; Pediatric Advanced Life Support; Nursing Surveillance

Shelley Hawkins, Ph.D., RN, FNP-BC, GNP, FAANP

Shelley Hawkins, Ph.D., RN, FNP-BC, GNP, FAANP

Professor & Associate Dean

Nursing

Education

Ph.D., University of Alabama at Birmingham; Postdoctoral Studies, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill; Post-Masters, University of Texas Medical Branch; Post-Masters, Indiana University; Post-Masters, University of Virginia; M.S.N., University of Alabama at Birmingham; B.S.N., University of Alabama at Birminham

Interests

Telehealth and Remote Monitoring for Patient-Centered Care; Nursing Education Preparation and Graduate Outcomes: Teaching Strategies and Evaluation Methods

Laura Kubin, Ph.D., RN, CNE, CPN, CHES

Laura Kubin, Ph.D., RN, CNE, CPN, CHES

Associate Professor

Nursing

Education

Ph.D., Texas Woman's University; M.S., Texas Woman's University; B.S.N., Baylor University

Interests

Teaching Methodologies; Simulation; Pediatrics; Virtual learning; Student Engagement; Collaborative Testing; Team Based Learning; Advocacy; Population Based Health; Health Promotion

Mikyoung Lee, Ph.D., RN

Mikyoung Lee, Ph.D., RN

Associate Director of PhD Program & 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, Nursing Informatics; 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, Community Health

Chin-Nu Lin, Ph.D., M.S.N., M.A., R.N., C.N.E

Chin-Nu Lin, Ph.D., M.S.N., M.A., R.N., C.N.E

Assistant Professor

Nursing

Education

Ph.D., University of Texas at Tyler; M.S.N., Grambling State University; M.A., West Texas A&M University; Other, National Taiwan Normal University; B.S.N., Chung -Shan Medical University

Interests

Cultural Competence; Cultural Study; Health Practice; Health Beliefs; Mental Health; Minority Health; Anxiety & Stress Management; Psychology of Happiness; Survey Design & Development; Quantitative & Qualitative Research; Service-Learning; Homelessness; LGBTQ youth; Community Resources & Involvement; Health Disparities; Health Equity; Population Participatory Study; Nursing Education; Course Development; Course Design; Innovative Teaching/Learning Strategies; Student's Motivation & Achievement; NXCLEX-NGN; NCLEX Test Item Development

Sabrenda T. Littles, Ph.D., DNP, MBA, APRN, CRNA

Sabrenda T. Littles, Ph.D., DNP, MBA, APRN, CRNA

Assistant Professor

Nursing

Education

Ph.D., Texas Woman's University; D.N.P., Texas Woman's University; M.B.A., Texas Woman's University; M.S.N., University of Texas-Houston Health Science Center; B.S.N., Prairie View A & M University; B.A., University of Houston-Central Campus

Interests

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder; Secondary Traumatic Stress Disorder; Traumatic Brain Injury; Incivility in Nursing; Implicit Bias; Mental Health; Mentorship and Faculty Retention; Mixed-Methods Research, Qualitative Research; Quality Improvement Projects

Fuqin Liu, Ph.D., RN

Fuqin Liu, Ph.D., RN

Associate Professor

Nursing

Education

Ph.D., University of Washington; M.S., Loma Linda University; B.S.N., Adventist University of the Philippines; Other, Hangzhou Normal University (Former Hangzhou Nursing School)

Interests

Maternal and Child Health; Reproductive Health; Partner Violence; Community Health

Ann T. Malecha, PhD, RN, CNE, PHNA-BC, CPH

Ann T. Malecha, PhD, RN, CNE, PHNA-BC, CPH

Professor

Nursing

Education

Ph.D., Texas Woman's University; M.S., Northwestern University; B.S.N., Loyola University

Interests

 Community/Public Health Nursing; Nursing Education Research; Violence Prevention; Research Methods

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

Ngozi D. Mbue, Ph.D., APRN, 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; Self-Management Behaviors, Health and Behavioral research in Diabetes, Depression and Stroke; Use of Mobile Health (mHealth) Technologies; Wearable Devices

Judith McFarlane, Dr.P.H., RN

Judith McFarlane, Dr.P.H., RN

Professor and Parry Nursing Chair in Health Promotion

Nursing

Education

D.P.H., University of Texas System : Health Science Center-Houston; M.S.N., University of Florida; B.S.N., University of Florida

Interests

Partner Violence; Biobehavioral; Translational Research and Access Redesign; Community Health

Margarita Menendez-Bobseine, D.N.P, APRN, WHNP-BC

Margarita Menendez-Bobseine, D.N.P, APRN, WHNP-BC

Assistant Clinical Professor

Track Leader - Women's Health NP Program

Nursing

Education

D.N.P., Texas Woman's University; M.S.N., University of Phoenix; B.S.N., University of Phoenix

Interests

Women's Health; Health Promotion; Childbirth; NP Education; Health Retention; Texas Women's University Assistant Clinical Professor; Inservice Education

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; Neonatal Nursing

Brenda Moore, Ph.D., RN-BC, CNE

Brenda Moore, Ph.D., RN-BC, CNE

Associate Professor

Nursing

Education

Ph.D., University of Nevada-Las Vegas; M.S.N., Michigan State University; B.S.N., University of Alabama; A.D.N., Houston Community College

Interests

Retention and Success of ESL Nursing Students; Medical-Surgical Nursing; Nursing Education

Angeles Nava, Ph.D., RN

Angeles Nava, Ph.D., RN

Assistant Professor

Nursing

Education

Ph.D., Texas Woman's University; M.S.N., Texas Woman's University; B.S.N., Texas Woman's University; A.D.N., North Harris College

Interests

Intimate Partner Violence (IPV); Immigrant Women; Hispanic/Latina Women

Margaret Peters, M.S., RN

Margaret Peters, M.S., RN

Assistant Professor

Nursing

Education

M.S., Texas Woman's University; B.S., Texas Woman's University

Interests

Diabetes Education; Clinical Judgement; Next Generation NCLEX

Susan Quisenberry, DNP, APRN, FNP-C, CNP

Susan Quisenberry, DNP, APRN,  FNP-C, CNP

Associate Clinical Professor

Assistant Director of the DNP Program

Nursing

Education

D.N.P., Texas Christian University; M.S., Texas Woman's University; B.S.N., University of Oklahoma Health Science Center: College of Nursing

Interests

Self-efficacy; Rheumatoid Arthritis, Health Promotion; Arthritis Disorders; Mechanical Spine Disorders; Online Education

Nola Schrum, MSN, BSN, ACLS, CCRN, RN

Nola Schrum, MSN, BSN, ACLS, CCRN, RN

Associate Clinical Professor

Nursing

Education

M.S.N., Texas Woman's University; B.S., University of Texas at Arlington

Interests

Adult Health; Critical Competencies Integration; Global and Mission Nursing and Community Health

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

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

Associate Dean for Research and Clinical Scholarship

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

Jo-Ann Stankus, Ph.D., RN

Jo-Ann Stankus, Ph.D., RN

Assistant Professor

Coordinator of RN-BS Program

Nursing

Education

Ph.D., University of North Texas; M.A., Texas Woman's University; M.S.N., University of Texas at Arlington; B.S.N., University of the Incarnate Word

Interests

Teaching and Design Strategies for Online Education; Student Readiness for University Learning

Cheryl A. Thaxton, DNP, APRN, CPNP, FNP-BC, CHPPN, ACHPN, FPCN

Cheryl A. Thaxton, DNP, APRN, CPNP, FNP-BC, CHPPN, ACHPN, FPCN

Associate Professor

DNP Program Director

Nursing

Education

D.N.P., Nursing; Post-Masters, George Washington University; M.A., New York University; B.S., Hampton University

Interests

Palliative Care; Oncology; Pediatric; Advance Care Planning; Nursing Burnout/Compassion Fatigue; Interdisciplinary Team Collaboration; Frail Elders; Ethics; Neonatal; Mentoring; Cancer Pain; Hospice Care

Mari F. Tietze, Ph.D., RN-BC, FHIMSS, FAAN

Mari F. Tietze, Ph.D., RN-BC, FHIMSS, FAAN

Professor

Program Coordinator, Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Interprofessional Informatics

Nursing

Education

Ph.D., Texas Woman's University, College of Nursing; M.S.N., Kansas University College of Health Sciences; B.S.N., Washburn University

Interests

Telehealth; Telemedicine; Nursing; Electronic Health Records (EHR); Mobile Health; Health Informatics; Clinical Informatics; Data Analytics; Health Generated Data Management; American Academy of Nursing; Data Visualization; Nursing Informatics; Patient Safety/Quality Research; Quality Patient Care; TIGER Initiative; Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM)

Robin Toms, Ph.D., MN, RN, NEA-BC

Robin Toms, Ph.D., MN, RN, NEA-BC

Professor

Track Manager, Nursing Health Systems Management

Nursing

Education

Ph.D., Kansas State University; M.N., Wichita State University; B.S.N., Wichita State University; Other, Hutchinson Hospital

Interests

Nursing Administration; Health Care Administration; Organizational Development; Ethics; Policy Development

Eugenia (Gena) Welch, MSN, APRN, ACNS-BC

Eugenia (Gena) Welch, MSN, APRN, ACNS-BC

Visiting Assistant Clinical Professor

Nursing

Education

M.S.N., Texas Christian University; B.S.N., University of Texas Arlington; A.D.N., Trinity Valley Community College

Interests

Critical Care Nursing; Caring for Older Adults at the End of Life; Pain Management Attitudes and Beliefs; Palliative Care; Hospice Care; Nursing Ethics; Professional Development of Nurses

Williams, Jeffrey, DNP, APRN, CNS-AC, CCRN

Williams, Jeffrey, DNP, APRN, CNS-AC, CCRN

Associate Clinical Professor

Nursing

Education

D.N.P., Texas Christian University; M.S.N., UT Health Science Center- San Antonio; B.S.N., UT Health Science Center- Houston; B.S., Sam Houston State University

Interests

Extensive knowledge of Acute and Critical care nursing. Extensive knowledge of issues related to Patient safety/Quality management. Doctoral project, Fall prevention in the older adult.

Jennifer Woo, Ph.D., CNM, WHNP, FACNM

Jennifer Woo, Ph.D., CNM, WHNP, FACNM

Assistant Professor

Nursing

Education

Ph.D., Loyola University; M.S.N., University of Pennsylvania; B.S.N., University of Pennsylvania

Interests

Maternal Child Health Care; Vitamin D and Pregnancy Outcomes; Health Disparities