Nursing Faculty

Georgetown's nursing program, housed in the Department of Professional Nursing Practice and the Department of Advanced Nursing Practice, includes faculty members with expertise in diverse academic and clinical areas of specialty.

Faculty members have been nationally recognized for teaching excellence, earned extramural funding for research and scholarship, entered the American Academy of Nursing as fellows, and garnered prestigious honors, such as a Fulbright Award, District of Columbia Professor of the Year, and White House Champion of Change.

Faculty advances and disseminates scientific knowledge through research, teaching, and scholarship.  Departmental areas of interest include environmental health, clinical ethics, public health, the mental health of immigrant communities, clinical outcomes, nursing care, maternal and child health, health disparities, acupuncture and stress, forensics, and health care quality and safety.

Departmental Leadership

Peggy Compton
Interim Chair, Department of Advanced Nursing Practice
Associate Dean for Research, Evaluation, and Graduate Studies
Professor

Edilma Yearwood
Interim Chair, Department of Professional Nursing Practice
Associate Professor

Our Faculty

A-B

Safia Abdillah
Adjunct Instructor

Rolanda Acosta
Clinical Instructor

Rev. Ridgeway Addison
Adjunct Assistant Professor

Elizabeth Allyn
Adjunct Instructor

Jennifer Anderson
Adjunct Instructor

Kelley Anderson
FNP Assistant Director
Assistant Professor

Leslie Arceneaux
Adjunct Assistant Professor

Nabil Azzam
Professor

Myra Ball
Lecturer

Joanne Barnes
Affiliated Clinical Instructor

Robert J. Barnet
Adjunct Professor

Stephen Belmonte
Adjunct Assistant Professor

Heather Benedetto
Adjunct Instructor

Melanie Benson
Adjunct Instructor

Shannon Berry
Adjunct Assistant Professor

Emily Berta
Adjunct Instructor

Sandra Bobba
Instructor

Pamela Bolton
Adjunct Instructor

Mary Bondmass
Adjunct Associate Professor

Carrie Bowman
Instructor

Sarita Boyd
Adjunct Assistant Professor

Lori Brien
Adjunct Instructor

Angie Brocker
Instructor

Helen Brown
Adjunct Instructor

Amy Bull
Assistant Professor

Kaye Bultemeier
Adjunct Assistant Professor

Diana Burden
Clinical Faculty Advisor

Abigail Burke
Adjunct Instructor

Ava Burke
Adjunct Instructor

C-D

Elissa Carney
Adjunct Faculty

Eileen Caulfield
Adjunct Faculty

Lisa Chaplin
Assistant Professor

Dev Chatterji
Adjunct Instructor

Teresa Clare
Adjunct Instructor

Barbara Clark
Adjunct Instructor

Katie Colcher
Adjunct Instructor

Susan Coleman
Instructor

Peggy Compton
Interim Chair, Department of Advanced Nursing Practice
Associate Dean for Research, Evaluation, and Graduate Studies
Professor

Thomas Cook
Adjunct Assistant Professor

Damon Cottrell
Adjunct Assistant Professor

Amy Culbertson
Assistant Professor

Diane Davis
Adjunct Instructor

Jennifer Demma
Adjunct Instructor

Victoria Dobbins
Adjunct Assistant Professor

Debora Dole
NM/WHNP Assistant Program Director
Adjunct Assistant Professor

Janis Donnelly
Affiliated Adjunct Instructor

Mary Duggan
Adjunct Instructor

Linda Duquette-Peterson
Adjunct Instructor

E-H

Joshua Earnest
Adjunct Instructor

Kathryn Ellis
Assistant Professor

Ladan Eshkevari
NAP Assistant Program Director
Associate Professor

Jane Fall-Dickson
Assistant Chair for Research

Cindy Farley
Adjunct Associate Professor

Jean Farley
Assistant Professor

David Fernandez
Adjunct Assistant Professor

Melissa Frisvold
Adjunct Assistant Professor

Pamela Fruechting
Adjunct Instructor

Joe Garman
Assistant Professor

Mary Beth Ginn
Adjunct Instructor

Patricia Givens
Adjunct Assistant Professor

Victoria Goode
Instructor

Margaret Granitto
Instructor

Karen Trister Grace
Adjunct Instructor

Kathleen Gray
Assistant Professor

Karen Gregory
Adjunct Assistant Professor

Barbara Harris-Jones
Adjunct Instructor

Ella Heitzler
Assistant Professor

Amy Hendrickson
Adjunct Instructor

Cathy Horvath
Instructor

Sally Huey
Instructor

J-L

Lourdes James
Adjunct Instructor

Donna Jasinski
NAP Program Director
Associate Professor

Jennifer Jennings
Assistant Professor

Irene Jillson
Associate Professor

Tara Johnson
Adjunct Instructor

Michelle Jones
Adjunct Instructor

Angela Kabbe
Adjunct

Christina Kalisz
Adjunct

Ben Kalu
Adjunct Assistant Professor

Julia Lange Kessler
NM/WHNP Program Director
Assistant Professor

Karen Kesten
Adjunct Assistant Professor

Joyce Knestrick
Director of Online Education
Associate Professor

Kelly Kumar
Adjunct Instructor

Maryanne Lachat
Associate Professor

Barbara Laird
Adjunct Assistant Professor

Wendy Lee
Adjunct Instructor

Amanda Liddle
Interim Vice Chair, Department of Advanced Nursing Practice
Assistant Professor

Paula Linenfelser
Instructor

Karen Long
Adjunct Assistant Professor

Tosha Luchtefeld
Adjunct Instructor

M-O

Margaret Mahon
Adjunct Assistant Professor

Lynn Maitland
Adjunct Assistant Professor

Sioban Maslar
Instructor

Veneta Masson
Adjunct Instructor

Kathryn McCarthy
Adjunct Assistant Professor

Patricia McCartney
Adjunct Assistant Professor

Karen McCrea
Assistant Professor

Patricia McDade
Adjunct Instructor

Maureen McGary
Assistant Professor

Mary Kathleen McHugh
Adjunct Assistant Professor

Maureen McLaughlin
Adjunct Assistant Professor

Shannon Micheel
Adjunct Instructor

Suzanne Miyamoto
Adjunct Assistant Professor

Lois Montbertrand
Adjunct Assistant Professor

Maureen Moriarty
Adjunct Assistant Professor

Jennifer Moser
Adjunct Instructor

Dorothy Murphy
Adjunct Faculty

Sandra Nadelson
Adjunct Assistant Professor

Margaret Nolan
Assistant Professor

Colleen Norton
Director, BSN and CNL Programs 
Associate Professor

Mary Alice O'Brien
Adjunct Assistant Professor

Alisa Olson
Adjunct Instructor

P-S

Tiffany Pellathy
AG-ACNP Program Director
Instructor

Laura Petri
Adjunct Instructor

Jacqueline Pham
Adjunct Instructor

Tonya Powell
Adjunct Instructor

Catherine Proebstle
Adjunct Instructor

Jonathan Puhl
Adjunct Instructor

Rachel Rapson
Adjunct Instructor

Nancy Jo Reedy
Adjunct Instructor

Richard Ricciardi
Adjunct Associate Professor

Joan Riley
Assistant Dean for Educational Innovation
Associate Professor

Dina Rosenthal
Adjunct Instructor

John Rosselli
NE Program Director (Interim)
Instructor

Andrea Rutherfurd
Instructor

Erica Sciarra
Adjunct Assistant Professor

Judith Sellers
Adjunct Associate Professor

Courtney Sepic
Adjunct Instructor

Shobhna R. Shukla
Adjunct Instructor

Daria Shumaker
Adjunct Instructor

Elizabeth Sloss
Instructor

Margaret Slota
DNP Program Director
Associate Professor

Abbye Solis
Adjunct Instructor

Julie Spencer
Adjunct Assistant Professor

Lorraine Spencer
Instructor

Debra Sullivan
Adjunct Assistant Professor

Sharon Sweeney Fee
Adjunct Assistant Professor

T-Z

Jacki Taliano
Adjunct Instructor

Carol Taylor
Professor

Jonathan Thomulka
Adjunct Instructor

Catherine Tierney
Adjunct Instructor

Jason Tilan
Assistant Professor

Denise Tola
Instructor

Thomas VanDruff
Adjunct Instructor

Megan Vennero
Adjunct Instructor

Arlene Vickers
Adjunct Instructor

Sarah Vittone
Assistant Professor

Michael Vollman
Associate Professor

Mary Katherine Walton
Adjunct Instructor

Sara Wanner
Adjunct Instructor

Lois Wessel
Adjunct Instructor

Krista White
Adjunct Assistant Professor

Susan Richards White
Adjunct Instructor

Curtis Whitehair
Adjunct Assistant Professor

Melody Wilkinson
Assistant Professor

Cori Woods
Adjunct Instructor

Craig Woodside
Adjunct Instructor

Edilma Yearwood
Interim Chair, Department of Professional Nursing Practice
Associate Professor

Stacie Zibel
Adjunct Assistant Professor

Tracy Zvenyach
Adjunct Instructor

Our Staff

Chris Gallegos
Program Coordinator for Graduate Nursing, AG-ACNP and DNP

Amanda Brandon
Program Coordinator for Graduate Nursing, NAP

Tricia Burke
Clinical Placement Coordinator

Melat Dereje
Program Coordinator for BSN and CNL

Kelli Giffin
Manager, O'Neill Family Foundation Clinical Simulation Center

Da-Net Jarmon
Program Coordinator for FNP

Philip de Mahy
Program Coordinator for Online Program

Kate Miller
Project Coordinator, DOS Grant

Jessica Rosen
Program Coordinator for Graduate Nursing, NM/WHNP