School of Nursing

Human Health Building, Room 3027
433 Meadow Brook Road
Rochester, MI 48309-4452
(location map)
(248) 364-8733
nrsinfo@oakland.edu
M-F 8 a.m.-5 p.m. closed daily 12 p.m.-1 p.m.

Staff/Faculty Directory and Faculty Research

The School of Nursing faculty have the skills, experience, expertise and passion to educate the nursing students in our undergraduate and graduate programs. With the rigorous curriculum that combines didactic education with hands-on experiences including simulation.

Academic Advising Office

If you are interested in learning more about admission criteria, the application process, degree requirements and important dates, please attend one of our Program Advising Sessions. These sessions are offered regularly for each program track. The information provided at these sessions is useful for those students who want to learn more about the academic programs offered by the School of Nursing before applying to Oakland University.

Once you have been admitted, you are assigned an academic adviser who will assist you in developing academic, career and life goals and establish plans to accomplish these goals. This is a continuous process of discovery, clarification and evaluation whereby advisers assist students in identifying possibilities, assessing alternatives and weighing the consequences of decisions.

Make an appointment with an academic adviser for your specific program by calling (248) 364-8733 or email nrsinfo@oakland.edu. See a calendar of program advising/info sessions.

woman in a black and white shirt and glasses smiling at the cameraApril Thomas-Powell, PhD
Director of Advising and Student Services
Human Health Building, Room 3027
(248) 364-8711
thomaspo@oakland.edu
woman in a red shirt smiling at the cameraSarah Mullin, MA, LPC
Senior Academic Adviser
Basic-BSN track students who started at OU as freshmen
Human Health Building, Room 3027
(248) 364-8770
mullin@oakland.edu
woman in a black shirt smiling at the cameraKatherine McMullen, MSEd., LPC
Academic Adviser,
Basic-BSN track starting at OU as transfer students
Human Health Building, Room 3027
(248) 364-8854
mcmullen@oakland.edu
woman in a green shirt smiling at the cameraPatrina Carper, MA
Senior Adviser,
RN-BSN Degree Completion Sequence for RNs
Human Health Building, Room 3027
(248) 364-8766
carper@oakland.edu
woman in a black shirt smiling at the cameraEmily Stepanian-Bennett MA, GCDF
Academic Adviser, Graduate programs
Human Health Building, 3026B 
(248) 364-8782
fox2@oakland.edu
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Laura Christensen Saims, MTD
Academic Adviser, Accelerated Second Degree
Human Health Building, Room 3027
(248) 364-8378
lmchrist@oakland.edu

Amanda Silvestri

Amanda Silvestri, M.Ed
Academic Adviser, Pre-Nursing
Human Health Building, Room 3027
(248) 364-8755
amandasilvestri@oakland.edu

Ben Craine
Records Coordinator
Human Health Building, Room 3027
(248) 364-8739
craine@oakland.edu

Debbie Rumley, MA
Academic Advising Assistant
Human Health Building, Room 3027
(248) 364-8733
drumley@oakland.edu

Staff
woman in a blue shirt and blazer smiling at the cameraKathryn Amejka Goodes
Director of Clinical Services
Human Health Building, Room 3016
(248) 364-8713
ksamejka@oakland.edu
Jill Asselin
Clinical Data and Procedure Specialist
Human Health Building, Room 3023
(248) 364-8768
jasselin@oakland.edu
Justin Ballard
Information Technology Support
Human Health Building, Room 1007
(248) 370-4890
jjballard@oakland.edu

Jennifer Cepnick
Continuing Education Coordinator
Human Health Building, Room 3050
(248) 364-8704
jecepni2@oakland.edu

Nydia Chatman
Nursing Workforce Diversity Project Coordinator
Human Health Building, Room 3037
(248) 364-8709
nchatman@oakland.edu

Kristen Damiano
Marketing Coordinator
Human Health Building, Room 3026A
(248) 364-8759
kdamiano@oakland.edu
woman in a black shirt with colorful stripes, smiling at the cameraSusan Davis
CRNA Program Coordinator
Human Health Building, Room 3022
(248) 364-8774 
davis@oakland.edu
Gina Giannosa
Clinical Services Coordinator
Human Health Building, Room 3017
(248) 370-4992
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Tanya Griffith
Corporate and Foundation Relations Officer
(248) 364-6120
tgriffith@oakland.edu
Morgan Jackson
Faculty Secretary and Undergraduate Program Assistant
Human Health Building, Room 3060
(248) 364-8706
mrjackson@oakland.edu
 Kenyettera Junior
Business Manager/Financial Analyst
Human Health Building, Room 3056
(248) 364-8751
junior@oakland.edu 
Celia Knobelsdorf, MEd
Assistant to Associate Dean
Human Health Building, Room 3005
(248) 364-8716
caknobelsdorf@oakland.edu
Woman in gray sweater smilingKate Lionas
Event Coordinator
Human Health Building, Room 3057
(248) 364-8723
klionas@oakland.edu

Rob LupferRob Lupfer
Information Technology Specialist
Human Health Building, Room 2029
(248) 364-8728
rlupfer@oakland.edu
Paula McCulloch
Clinical Data and Procedure Specialist
Human Health Building, Room 3021
(248) 364-8747
pmcculloch@oakland.edu

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Jackie McIntosh
Director of Philanthropy
Human Health Building, Room 3058
(248) 364-8725
jmcintosh@oakland.edu

Wiebke Mueller-Rentrop
Ph.D. Program Assistant
Human Health Building, Room 3008
(248) 370-8781
muellerrentrop@oakland.edu

Diane Noack
Director of Nursing Laboratories
Human Health Building, Room 3087
(248) 364-8734
noack@oakland.edu

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Alicia Nott
Assistant to the Assistant Dean
Human Health Building, Room 3053
(248) 364-8743
nott@oakland.edu

Julie Rank 2022

Julie Rank
Executive Assistant
Human Health Building, Room 3002
(248) 364-8787
jrank@oakland.edu

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Cortney Tokarczyk
Payroll Specialist
Human Health Building, Room 3055
(248) 364-8702
tokarczyk@oakland.edu

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Colleen Tomaszewski
Directors Assistant
Human Health Building, Room 3059
(248) 364-8666
tomaszewski@oakland.edu

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NingNing Zheng
Information Technology Manager
Human Health Building, Room 3025
(248) 364-8777
nzheng@oakland.edu

Faculty
Full Time Faculty
For all other faculty, please refer to the directory.
Gosha Baumann

Gosha Baumann, DNP, RN, ACNPC-AG, CNOR
Visiting Assistant Professor
Human Health Building, Room 2020
(248) 364-8749

mbaumann@oakland.edu

woman in gray jacket smiling at cameraKelly Berishaj, DNP, RN, ACNS-BC, SANE-A
Special Instructor, MSNFNP Director
Forensic Nursing Director
Human Health Building, Room 2019
(248) 364-8750
berishaj@oakland.edu
Andrea BittingerAndrea C. Bittinger, DNP, CRNA
Adjunct Instructor
Clinical Coordinator
Oakland University- Beaumont Graduate Program of Nurse Anesthesia
Human Health Building, Room 2057
(248) 370-4753 
bitting2@oakland.edu     
Woman in blue smiling at cameraRebecca Boni, PhD, RN, ACCNS-AG, OCN
Assistant Professor

Human Health Building, Room 2022
(248) 364-8741
rboni@oakland.edu
woman in a gray blazer smiling at the cameraCarrie Lynn Buch, PhD, RN
Associate Dean
Associate Professor
Human Health Building, Room 3010
(248) 364-8716
buch@oakland.edu
woman in an orange shirt smiling at the cameraPatricia Cameron, PhD, MS, RN
Assistant Professor

Human Health Building, Room 2043
(248) 364-8784
petroulias@oakland.edu
woman in a blue shirt and glasses smiling at the cameraTeresa Chahine, MSN, RN, PMHNP-BC
Instructor of Practice (Adj)
Human Health Building, Room 2040
(248) 364-8721
chahine@oakland.edu
woman in a dark patterned shirt smiling at the cameraNicole Clark, DNP, RN, APRN, FNP-BC 
Instructor of Practice (Adj)
Family NP Lead Faculty
Human Health Building, Room 2013
(248) 364-8763
clark238@oakland.edu
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Judy Didion, PhD, RN
Professor
Human Health Building, Room 3003
(248) 364-8787
jdidion@oakland.edu

woman wearing a black shirt, smiling at the cameraKaren S. Dunn, PhD, RN, FGSA 
Professor 
Human Health Building, Room 3041
(248) 364-8746
kdunn@oakland.edu
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Olga Ehrlich, PhD, RN, CHPN
Assistant Professor
Human Health Building, Room 2003
(248) 364-8742
oehrlich@oakland.edu

Elizabeth Eisenhauer, PhD, RN
Assistant Professor
Human Health Building, Room 2044
(248) 364-8856
eisenhauer@oakland.edu

woman in a blue shirt smiling at the cameraJudi Fouladbakhsh, PhD, RN, PHCNS-BC, AHN-BC, CHTP
Associate Professor
Human Health Building, Room 2008
(248) 364-8731
jmfoulad@oakland.edu
woman in a black and white shirt smiling at the cameraEllen Gajewski, PhD, MSN, RN, CNE, ACNS-BC 
Assistant Professor
Human Health Building, Room 2030
(248) 364-8735
emgajews@oakland.edu

Priscilla Garrett, MSN
Visiting Instructor 
Human Health Building, Room 1019
(248) 370-4847
pgarrett@oakland.edu

Raji George 2022

Raji George, DNP, FNP-BC, RN
Instructor of Practice (Adj)
Human Health Building, Room 2021
(248) 364-8312
rgeorge3@oakland.edu

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Toni Glover, PhD, FNP-BC, GNP-BC, ACHPN
Associate Professor
Human Health Building, Room 2002
(248) 364-8712
tglover@oakland.edu
woman in a purple shirt, smiling at the cameraMary Golinski, PhD, CRNA, FAANA
Associate Professor

Oakland University-Beaumont Graduate Program of Nurse Anesthesia
2055 Human Health Building, Room 2055
(248) 364-8776
golinski@oakland.edu
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Claudia Grobbel, DNP, RN, CNL
Associate Professor 

MSNCNL Coordinator
Human Health Building, Room 3038
(248) 364-8722
cgrobbel@oakland.edu 

woman in a blue shirt in front of a window, smiling at the camera Cheniece Harris, DNP, MSN, RN
Adjunct Instructor
Human Health Building, Room 2033
(248) 364-8779
lyons@oakland.edu
Meghan HarrisMeghan Harris, PhD, RN
Associate Professor

Graduate Program Special Projects
Human Health Building, Room 3048
(248) 364-8762
harris23@oakland.edu 
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Deana Hays, DNP, FNP-BC
Assistant Professor
Undergraduate Program Director
Human Health Building, Room 3004
(248) 364-8765
hays@oakland.edu

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Kimberly Holka, DNP, MSN, MSA, RN, CNE, APHNC
Special Instructor
RN/BSN Completion Sequence Track Coordinator
Human Health Building, Room 2038
(248) 364-8754
holka@oakland.edu

woman in a light blue shirt smiling at the cameraAnne Hranchook, DNP, CRNA
Associate Professor

Assistant Director
Oakland University-Beaumont Graduate Program of Nurse Anesthesia

Human Health Building, Room 3024
Oakland: (248) 364-8708
hranchoo@oakland.edu
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Cheryl Jusela, DNP, ANP-BC, NP-C, CNE
Assistant Professor
Human Health Building, Room 2016
(248) 364-8769
cjusela@oakland.edu

woman in a black shirt smiling at the cameraZorica Kauric-Klein, PhD, RN, ANP, ACLS/BCLS
Associate Professor 
Human Health Building, Room 3015
(248) 364-8745
zkauricklein@oakland.edu

Erin Kennedy, DNP, RN
Assistant Professor
Human Health Building, Room 2017
(248) 364-8724
ekennedy@oakland.edu

Patrick Kennedy

Patrick Kennedy, DNP, RN, ACNPC-AG
Instructor of Practice (Adj)
MSN AGACNP Lead Faculty
Human Health Building, Room 2032
(248) 364-8313
pkennedy@oakland.edu

woman in a white button down shirt smiling at the cameraPeg Kennedy, MSN, RN, FNP-BC
Instructor of Practice (Adj)
Human Health Building, Room 2012
(248) 364-8736
mmkenned@oakland.edu
woman in a pink and black patterned shirt smiling at the cameraJulie Kruse, PhD, RN, CNE, MSCCN
Associate Professor 
Human Health Building, Room 3045
(248) 364-8719
juliekruse@oakland.edu
LevittShawn Levitt, MBA, MHA, BSN, RN, CPHQ, FACHE
Visiting Instructor 
Human Health Building, Room 1012
(248) 364-8778
slevitt@oakland.edu
Linda McDonald 2022

Linda McDonald, DNAP, CRNA
Program Director, DNP-NA 
Instructor of Practice
Oakland University-Beaumont Graduate Program of Nurse Anesthesia
Human Health Building, Room 3020
(248) 364-8715
lamcdonald@oakland.edu

woman in a white shirt smiling at the camera, standing outside in front of green treesCarly Miller, DNP, MSN, RN, FNP-BC
Instructor of Practice
Human Health Building, Room 2031
(248) 364-8738
crmiller23@oakland.edu
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Renee Mirovsky, DNP, RN, ANP-BC 
Instructor of Practice (Adj)
MSN AGPCNP Lead Faculty
Human Health Building, Room 2014
(248) 364-8767 
mirovsky@oakland.edu

kristen munyan

Kristen Munyan, DNP, RN, FNP-BC
Assistant Professor
Human Health Building, Room 3004 
(248) 364-8727
kmunyan@oakland.edu

A headshot of Katie Mysen.Katie Mysen, DNP, RN, APRN, FNP-BC
Instructor of Practice (Adj)
Human Health Building, Room 2034
(248) 364-8761
klmysen@oakland.edu
woman in a red and white shirt smiling at the cameraSarah E. Newton, PhD, RN
Associate Professor 

Human Health Building, Room 3040
(248) 364-8771
newton@oakland.edu

Lindsey Obarzanek
Visiting Instructor
Human Health Building, Room 1022
(248) 364-8861
lobarzanek@oakland.edu

woman in a black shirt smiling at the cameraJulia Paul, PhD, RN, ACNS-BC, NP, CCRN, CNS, CWS
Associate Professor
Human Health Building, Room 3044
(248) 364-8796
 jcpaul@oakland.edu
Ron Piscotty 2022

Ron Piscotty, PhD, RN-BC, CNE, FAMIA 
Associate Professor
Human Health Building, Room 2004
(248) 364-8773
piscotty@oakland.edu

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Laura I. Pittiglio, PhD, RN  
Associate Professor
Post Masters DNP and PhD Program Coordinator
Human Health Building, Room 3039
(248) 364-8756
pittigli@oakland.edu

Lynda Poly-Droulard

Lynda Poly-Droulard, Ed.D, M.Ed, MSN, RN, CNE
Assistant Professor of Practice
Accelerated Second Degree and Basic Tracks Coordinator
Human Health Building, Room 3046
(248) 364-8757
polydrou@oakland.edu

Laura Rodgers DNAP CRNA v3Laura Rodgers, DNAP, CRNA, CHSE
Instructor of Practice (Adj)
Simulation & Clinical Coordinator of the Nurse Anesthesia Program
Oakland University-Beaumont Graduate Program of Nurse Anesthesia

Human Health Building, Room 2063
(248) 364-8758
Lori Shannon 2022

Lori Shannon, DNAP, CRNA
Instructor of Practice (Adj)
Clinical Coordinator
Oakland University-Beaumont Graduate Program of Nurse Anesthesia

Human Health Building, Room 2061
(248) 364-8707
lshannon@oakland.edu

kathleen spencerKathleen Spencer, DNP, RN, MA, ACNS-BC, CNE
Special Instructor

Human Health Building, Room 2036
(248) 364-8748
kwspence@oakland.edu
woman in a black sweater smiling at the cameraCarolyn Tieppo, DNP, RN, CPNP-PC, PSN 
Special Instructor 
Director of Nurse Practitioner Program
Human Health Building, Room 2042
(248) 364-8714
cktieppo@oakland.edu
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Stephanie Vallie, MSN, RN 
Special Instructor 
Simulation Coordinator 
Human Health Building, Room 4101
(248) 364-8772
vallie@oakland.edu

Special Lecturers

Karlee Bally
Human Health Building, Room 3019
karleebally@oakland.edu

Tiffany Calderon 
Human Health Building, Room 3019
tccalder@oakland.edu

Kim Finch
Human Health Building, Room 3019
finch@oakland.edu

Penelope Kresmery, MS, RN 
3019 Human Health Building
pjkresmery@oakland.edu

Joann Lake 
3019 Human Health Building
joannlake@oakland.edu

Amanda Novak, MSN, RN, CPN 
3019 Human Health Building
amandanovak@oakland.edu

Carmina Pouncy, DNP, RN, AAS 
3019 Human Health Building
carminapouncy@oakland.edu

Sharon Ruthenberg, DNP, MSN, RN
3019 Human Health Building
sheskitt@oakland.edu

Leadership
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Suha Al-OBalli Kridli, PhD, RN 
Interim Dean 
Human Health Building, Room 3001
(248) 364-8773
kridli@oakland.edu

woman in a gray blazer smiling at the cameraCarrie Lynn Buch, PhD, RN
Associate Dean
Human Health Building, Room 3010
(248) 364-8716
buch@oakland.edu
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Assistant Dean
Human Health Building, Room 3053
(248) 364-8717
stdenis@oakland.edu
woman in a black and white shirt and glasses smiling at the cameraApril Thomas-Powell, PhD
Director of Advising and Student Services 
Human Health Building, Room 3027
(248) 364-8711
thomaspo@oakland.edu
Faculty Research

This Research page aims to inform faculty, colleagues, current and future students, and community members of the research expertise and activities at the Oakland University School of Nursing. Research studies and projects in progress, past research, and research interests are described in the OU SON Research Portfolio which includes Research Summaries of individual faculty and links for further information. This page also provides information and access to the Research Focus and Support Group (RFSG), highlighting the group goals, activities, and outcomes which aim to promote research-creation and collaboration. The RFSG documents offer insights into ongoing research discussion, new and continuing community research partnerships, potential funding opportunities, innovative research methodology, and collaborative opportunities.

Overview

Areas of research emphasis at the School of Nursing:

  • Pain & Symptom management: Improving Quality of Life
  • Complementary & integrative Healthcare: Yoga, Qigong & Taiji
  • Vulnerable Populations: Sexual assault, HIV, Aging, Cancer
  • Transformational leadership: Quality healthcare
  • Education Innovations: Simulation, Caring & Diversity
  • Omics: Genomics, Metabolomics & Nutrigenomics
RFSG

Mission and Goals
The Research Focus & Support Group (RFSG) was created in 2016 by Dr. Judith M. Fouladbakhsh and Dr. Julia Paul to promote dialogue about ongoing and planned research initiatives among faculty at the Oakland University School of Nursing (OU SON). The group aims to provide support and encouragement for research activities through a faculty forum for open dialogue. The RFSG promotes the sharing of research information related to study needs, designs and methodology, data analysis, funding opportunities, and potential collaborations. The meetings and dialogue also allow for interconnections among research-minded individuals, promoting involvement across studies, and increasing the potential for working together on grant submissions, manuscript preparation, and other modes of information dissemination. The overall aim is to promote and support research at the OU SON.

Activities
The RFSG meets monthly throughout the academic year and submits reports to the Oakland University School of Nursing Faculty Assembly. Various topics of interest have been discussed at the meetings, information has been shared, and a project to identify research expertise has been completed (2018). A study using Qualtrics was used during the academic year 2017-2018, followed by individual faculty discussions to identify ongoing faculty research, past studies and research interests, and has been compiled in the Research Portfolio. This resource is available to current and future students, faculty, and colleagues such as community partners through the OU SON website.

Meetings
Meetings are open to all faculty and students (by invitation). Guests may be invited to present relevant information. Meeting schedule will be posted on the Research Website.

Nursing Research Portfolio

The Oakland University Nursing Research Portfolio includes summaries of research studies currently in progress, past completed projects, and research interests of individual faculty members at the School of Nursing. This portfolio was developed using a Qualtrics survey completed by faculty during the Fall semester of 2017, with follow-up in-person and email dialogue conducted by the co-chairs of the Research Focus and Support Group (RFSG). The Portfolio will be updated yearly to reflect changes in research endeavors and development of new initiatives.

The Nursing Research Portfolio can be used to explore research expertise and experiences of faculty to guide new projects, stimulate development of collaborations, and inform current and potential students seeking faculty research mentors.

Access the Nursing Research Summaries (Fouladbahkhsh & Paul, 2020).