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DNP Faculty and Staff

Fisher faculty are dedicated, highly credentialed professionals who consistently make the advancement of scholarship in their respective fields a top priority.

Associate Professor
Areas of Interest: Maternal child health, global health mission trips, intraprofessional education. Research: Gestational diabetes, global health mission trips, and student experiences
Kylene Abraham
Visiting Instructor
Areas of Interest: Dissertation work on the lived experiences of adult learners in nursing education
Amy Archey
Associate Professor and Chair, Undergraduate Nursing Program
Areas of Interest: Health work environments; how the work environment impacts patient outcomes
Christine Boev
Visiting Assistant Professor
Areas of Interest: Orthopedics (clinical practice); Nursing education and improving health equity for individuals with disabilities (research)
Melissa Bourne
Visiting Assistant Professor
Areas of Interest: Acute care/vascular surgery and in-home health care (clinical); quality metrics (research), Alzheimer's disease, and the promotion of leadership/scholarship in nursing
Desiree Branson
Associate Professor, Wegmans School of Nursing; Associate Director, Golisano Institute for Developmental Disability Nursing
Holly Brown
Executive Director, Golisano Institute for Developmental Disability Nursing; and Dean Emeritus, Wegmans School of Nursing
Areas of Interest: Collaboration and coordination; health care teams
Dianne Cooney Miner
Assistant Dean for Curriculum and Program Evaluation
Areas of Interest: Gender equity; issues impacting children's health and education; educational administration/leadership
Caroline Critchlow
Associate Dean for Undergraduate Affairs
Areas of Interest: Care of the obese patient in acute care, the role of the APRN in transitional care, chronic conditions, nursing advancement
Lori Dambaugh
Simulation Center Coordinator - Undergraduate
Crystal Dobri
Associate Dean for Graduate Affairs
Areas of Interest: Adult/gerontology care, palliative and hospice care, cardiology
Colleen Donegan
Visiting Instructor
Kiernan Donofrio
Assistant Dean of Online Education, Wegmans School of Nursing
Damien Duchamp
Visiting Assistant Professor
Susan Fredrick
Dean, Wegmans School of Nursing
Tricia Gatlin
Visiting Assistant Professor
Areas of Interest: Acute care, medicine in psychiatry nurse practitioner, chemical dependency, global health
Katherine Grams
Program Director RN-BS Program
Pam Herendeen
Visiting Assistant Professor
Areas of Interest: Pediatric and perinatal palliative and hospice care; pediatric and neonatal critical care; community health
Joy Hogan
Assistant Professor
Areas of Interest: Higher education; administration; preventative care for the underserved populations
Corey Jackson
Assistant Professor
Areas of Interest: Identifying and addressing needs, gaps, and barriers in how we provide health care for people with complex, pediatric-onset conditions
Amy Jerum
Associate Professor
Areas of Interest: Wound care, care of patients with intellectual or developmental disability, nursing leadership, surgical oncology
Beth Kiss
Associate Professor
Areas of Interest: Prevention of unintentional injuries in children, concussion, factors that influence incidence of concussion and recovery, concussion and anxiety, return to school after concussion
Pamela Mapstone
Assistant to the Dean
Carolyn Martin
Associate Professor
Areas of Interest: Acute care/hospital medicine nurse practitioner; global health and short-term medical missions; preparing nurses to take part in medical missions
Natalie Masco
Visiting Assistant Professor
Areas of Interest: Child and adolescent mental health; suicide prevention and intervention; mental health in the IDD population
Marcie McMahon
Assistant Professor and Director, Master of Public Health and Chair, Public Health Program
Areas of Interest: Maternal and child health epidemiology; nutrition and weight control during pregnancy; pregnancy complications; subclinical eating disorders
Heather McGrane Minton
Assistant Professor
Areas of Interest: Physical assessment, diagnostics, evidence-based practice
Henry Moscicki
Graduate Simulation Center Coordinator
Karen Parker
Visiting Assistant Professor
Areas of Interest: Roles and functions of multidisciplinary teams in psychiatry; social networks of persons having severe and persistent mental illness; experiential approaches to health profession student's education regarding SBIRT (Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment)
Kathleen Plum
Visiting Assistant Professor
Katherine Rowles
Assistant Professor
Areas of Interest: Clinical nurse specialist education; compassion satisfaction and compassion fatigue; healthy work environments; burn, trauma, and neurologic critical care; nursing workforce
Tara Sacco
Graduate Program Administrative Assistant
Alisa Shackelton
Assistant Professor
Areas of Interest: Maternal and child health specifically related to diet and physical activity
Alison Simpson
Learning Resource Center Coordinator – Undergraduate
Heather Sisk
Professor
Areas of Interest: Nursing education; evidence-based education; educational design; competency assessment; nursing professional development; nursing leadership; program and project management; online learning
Charlene Smith
Visiting Assistant Professor
Areas of Interest: Family medicine; primary care with focus on women’s health and global health
Laura Stannard
Graduate Program Chair, School of Nursing
Donna Tydings
Undergraduate Clinical Coordinator
Julie Vilinsky
Director of Simulation and Learning Resources
Joanne Weinschreider
Visiting Assistant Professor
Areas of Interest: New nurse hospital orientation and preceptorship
Eileen Wilbert
Visiting Assistant Professor
Areas of Interest: Pediatric cardiac critical care
Melinda Zalewski