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Kay Ball, PhD, RN, CNOR FAAN
Areas of interest: Perioperative nursing, legislative activities.
Susan Butz, MSN, RN, CCRN
Areas of interest: critical care, emergency room care, nursing education and women's health.
Ruth Chavez, MSN, RN
Areas of interest: child health, medically fragile child, developmental disabilities and clinical immersion experiences.
John D Chovan PhD DNP RN CNP CNS, PMHNP-BC, PMHCNS-BC, ACHPN, AHN-BC
Areas of interest: psychiatric & mental health nursing, palliative care, nursing models, gerontology, holistic nursing, health care systems, leadership, quantitative/qualitative research, thinking and learning, and technology.
Barbara Cornett, Ph.D., RN, CNS, CHES
Areas of interest: psychiatric nursing, public health, nursing education, informatics, and patient education.
Brian Garrett, MSN, RN, CRNA
Assistant Director, Otterbein/Grant Nurse Anesthesia Program
Areas of interest: Anesthesia (adult), anesthesia machine, and anesthesia pharmacology.
Jackie Haverkamp, DNP-C, RN, CNP, NHA
Areas of interest: assessment and management of clinical problems in medical-surgical nursing, emergency nursing, gerontology, hospice and related oncology care, nursing education and nursing service administration.
Patricia Keane, Ph.D., RN, Interim Chairperson and Director of Graduate Studies in Nursing
Areas of interest: qualitative research, women's health, violence against women, osteoporosis, and health promotion.
Mary McKelvey, PhD, RN, CNS
Areas of interest: stress and coping in minority (e.g. Black and Hispanic) families; economic concerns of women in the U.S.; psychological adaptation (e.g. depression, feeling of well-being, self-esteem) to stressors (e.g. divorce).
Joan Pryor-McCann, Ph.D., RN
Areas of interest: nursing theory (grand-middle range-micro); medical-surgical topics, especially pulmonary/cardiac; legal and ethical issues; research; nursing history; and Nightingale scholarship.
Alicia Ribar, PhDc, RN, CNP
Areas of interest: pediatric and women's health; qualitative research; nutritional interventions affecting health; maternal-infant research; and lactation education.
Barbara Schaffner, PhD, RN, CNP
Areas of interest: research on nursing interventions, child health, alternative therapies; and primary care (pediatric practitioner).
Elizabeth Seibert, PhD, CRNA
Areas of interest: anesthesia workforce; rural anesthesia; safety culture, and organizational issues.
Joy Shoemaker, MSN, RN, CRNP
Areas of interest: women’s health; maternal-child health; pediatric adolescent medicine; and community health.
Elizabeth Sorensen PhD, RN, CNOR
Areas of interest: athletics, women’s health, research methods and designs, and perioperative nursing.
Ann Teske, PhD, RN
Areas of interest: health care management, health policy, evolving roles of advanced practice nurses, complimentary health practices, and effective teaching of innovation and entrepreneurship.
Margie Vogt, PhD, DNP, RN, CNP, CNE, Director DNP Program
Areas of interest: quantitative/qualitative research, children with chronic illness, diabetes, oncology, camp nursing, nursing administration, and pediatric practitioner.
Stephen Yermal, PhD, CRNA
Associate Professor of Nursing - Otterbein University
Director - Otterbein University - Grant Medical Center Nurse Anesthesia Program
Trudy Mason, MS, RN
Skills Lab Supervisor
Aimee Cerny, BSN, RN
Nursing Skills Laboratory Instructor
Vanessa Johnson MSN, RN
Nursing Skills Laboratory Instructor
Johanna Taylor, MSN, RN, CNP
Areas of interest: women's & adolescent health, evidence-based practice, preventative health services, infertility and pregnancy loss.
Holly Herron, MS, RN, CNS, CEN, CCRN, EMT-P
Areas of interest are: flight nursing; pre-hospital emergency care; emergency and critical care; nursing and pre-hospital education.
Dorothy Crider MS, RN
Graduate Nursing Admissions Counselor/Recruiter
Areas of interest: thought field therapy and complementary therapies.
Academic Administrative Assistant