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About the Fellows

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Fellows in the NLN Academy of Nursing Education are individuals who have made enduring and substantial contributions to nursing education as teachers, mentors, scholars, public policy advocates, practice partners and administrators. They provide a visionary leadership and are recognized for their expertise in nursing education.

Please click here to see a full list of all NLN Academy of Nursing Education Fellows: web roster current.

Celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the Academy of Nursing Education 2007-2017

Fellows Inducted in 2017

  • Debra Barksdale, PhD, FNP-BC, CNE, FAANP, FAAN
  • Amy Barton, PhD, RN, FAAN
  • Kay Cowen, MSN, RN-BC, CNE
  • H. Michael Dreher, PhD, RN, FAAN
  • Jean Giddens, PhD, RN, FAAN
  • Renee Hoeksel, PhD, RN
  • Bette Mariani, PhD, RN
  • Colleen Meakim, MSN, RN, CHSE
  • Joanne Noone, PhD, RN, CNE
  • Demetrius Porche, DNS, PhD, FACHE, FAANP, FAAN
  • Nancy Sharts-Hopko, PhD, RN, FAAN
  • Yolanda Hyde VanRiel, PhD, RN-BC, OCN, CNE
  • Shelly Wells, PhD, MBA, MS, APRN-CNS
  • Joyce Zurmehly, PhD, DNP, RN, NEA-BC
  • Mary Wurzbach, PhD, FNP, MSN, RN (honorary) 

 2017 Academy Inductees



Fellows Inducted in 2016

Click here to read profiles of the 2016 Academy inductees.

Angela Amar, PhD, RN, FAAN
Jennie De Gagne, PhD, DNP, RN-BC, CNE
Jacqueline Fawcett, PhD, RN, ScD (hon), FAAN
Linda Hollinger-Smith, PhD, RN, FAAN
Janice Hooper, PhD, MSN, RN, FRE, CNE, FAAN
Faye Hummel, PhD, RN, CTN-A
Carole Kenner, PhD, RN, FAAN
Voncella McCleary-Jones, PhD, RN-BC, CNE
Carmella Mikol, PhD, RN-BC, CNE, CPNP-PC
Sharon Oetker-Black , PhD, JD, RN
Janice Palaganas, PhD, RN, NP
Jane Rosati, EdD, MSN, RN
Valerie Sabol, PhD, AGACNP-BC, CNE, FAANP
Linda Shanta, PhD, MSN, RN
Mary Terhaar, DNSc, RN, FAAN
Jone Tiffany, DNP, MA, RN, CNE, CHSE
Teresa Wehrwein, PhD, RN, NEA-BC 
Christine Tanner, PhD, RN (honorary)
 



Fellows Inducted in 2015

2015 Academy Fellows (PPT)

Cindy Anderson, PhD, WHNP-BC, FAHA, FNAP, FAAN
Kenya Beard, EdD, CNE, GNP-BC, NP-C, ACNP-BC
Janice Beitz, PhD, RN, CS, CNOR, CWOCN, CRNP, FAAN 
Janis P. Bellack, PhD, RN, FAAN
Sheryl Buckner, MS, RN-BC, CNE 
Elizabeth Burkhart, PhD, RN  
W Richard Cowling III RN, PhD, APRN-BC, AHN-BC, FAAN 
Cynthia Foronda, PhD, RN, CNE
Mary Ellen Glasgow, PhD, RN, ACNS-BC, FAAN  
Linda Howe, PhD, RN, CNS, CNE 
Deborah Ulrich, PhD, RN

Nancy Kramer, EdD, MSN, CPNP, PMHS, CNE, ARNP 
Brenda Marshall, EdD, APRN, PMHNP-BC, NE-BC
Betsy McDowell, PhD, RN, CNE 
Janet McMahon, MSN, RN
Donna Meyer, MSN, RN 
Chad O'Lynn, PhD, RN, CNE 
Sharron Schlosser, PhD, RN, CNE, COI 
Kathleen Sitzman, RN, PhD, CNE
Suzanne Smeltzer, EdD, RN, FAAN 
Darrell Spurlock, Jr., PhD, RN, NEA-BC 
Catherine Van Son, PhD, RN 

Honorary Fellows 
Lois Allen, PhD
Henrietta Bernal, PhD, RN
Angela McBride, PhD, RN, FAAN 
Afaf Meleis, PhD, FAAN
Kathryn Mershon, MSN, RN, CNAA, FAAN 
Dorothy Powell, EdD, RN, FAAN  
Lillian Stokes, PhD, MSN, RN, FAAN


Fellows Inducted in 2014

2014 Academy Fellows (PPT) 

The 20 fellows and 2 honorary fellows inducted
in 2014 are representative of all types of nursing
programs. They have made tremendous contributions
in teaching and learning innovations, faculty development,
research, leadership, or public policy related to
nursing education.

2014 Academy Fellows
Sandra L. Baker, DNP, RN, CNE, ANEF
Deborah R. Bambini, PhD, WHNP-BC, CNE, CHSE, ANEF
Elizabeth Downes, DNP, MPH, MSN, CNE, FNP, ANEF
Kristina Thomas Dreifuerst, PhD, RN, CNE, ANEF
Laura Cox Dzurec, PhD, PMHCNS-BC, ANEF
Janet S. Fulton, PhD, RN, ACNS-BC, FAAN, ANEF
Susan Lynn Groenwald, PhD, RN, ANEF
Louise Sherman Jenkins, PhD, RN, ANEF
Kim Leighton, PhD, RN, ANEF
Susan Luparell, PhD, APRN, ACNS-BC, CNE, ANEF
Marian Newton, PhD, PMHNP-BC, PMHCNS-BC, ANEF
Vincent Salyers, EdD, MSN, BA, RN, ANEF
Patricia A. Sharpnack DNP, MSN, RN, CNE, NEA-BC, ANEF
Gwen Sherwood, PhD, RN, FAAN, ANEF
Maria R. Shirey, PhD, MBA, RN, NEA-BC, FACHE, FAAN, ANEF
Barbara Sittner, PhD, RN, APRN-CNS, ANEF
Laura A. Taylor, PhD, RN, ANEF
Queen Utley-Smith, EdD, RN, CNE, ANEF
Roberta Waite, EdD, PMHCNS-BC, FAAN, ANEF
Linda Wilson, PhD, RN, CPAN, CAPA, BC, CNE, CHSE, CHSE-A, ANEF

Honorary Fellows

Helen B. Connors, PhD, RN, FAAN, ANEF
Diane J. Skiba, PhD, FAAN, FACMI, ANEF


Fellows Inducted in 2013

2013 Academy Fellows (PPT) 
The 28 fellows and 2 honorary fellows inducted
in 2013 are representative of all types of nursing
programs. They have made tremendous contributions
in teaching and learning innovations, faculty development,
research, leadership, or public policy related to
nursing education.

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Pamela Cangelosi, PhD, RN, CNE, ANEF
Linda Copel, PhD, RN, PMHCNS, BC, CNE, NCC, FAPA, ANEF
Linda Daley, PhD, RN, ANEF
Michelle Foley, MS, RN, CNE, ANEF
Janice Hoffman, PhD, RN, ANEF
Cheryl Holly, EdD, RN, ANEF
Sara Horton-Deutsch, PhD, RN, PMHCNS, ANEF
Karren Kowalski, PhD RN, NEA-BC, FAAN, ANEF
Deborah Lindell, DNP, RN, PHCNS-BS, CNE, ANEF
Patricia Mahoney, MSN, RN, CNE, ANEF
Melanie McEwen, PhD, RN, CNE, ANEF
Dee McGonigle, PhD, RN, CNE, FAAN, ANEF
Susan Moch, PhD, RN, ANEF
Ann O'Sullivan, MS, RN, NE-BC, CNE, ANEF
Linda Pellico, PhD, RN , CNS-BC, ANEF
Barbara Penprase, PhD, RN, CNE, ANEF
Janet Phillips, PhD, RN, ANEF
Debra Shelton, EdD, APRN-CNS, CEN, ANEF
Charlene Smith, DNS, MSEd, WHNP, RN-BC, CNE, ANEF
Janice Smith, PhD, RN, CNE, ANEF
Pamela Springer, PhD, RN, CNE, ANEF
Jane Sumner, PhD, RN, PHCNS, BC, ANEF
Anita Tesh, PhD, RN, CNE, ANEF
Latricia Weed, PhD, FNP, RN, ANEF
Sharon Wilkerson, PhD, RN, CNE, ANEF
Sarah Williams, PhD, MA, RN-BC, CNE, ANEF
Ruth Wittmann-Price, PhD, RN, ANEF
Judith Wold, PhD, RN, ANEF

Honorary Fellows
Diane Billings, EdD, RN, FAAN, ANEF
Nancy Diekelmann, PhD, RN, FAAN, ANEF


Fellows Inducted in 2012

The 31 fellows and 5 honorary fellows inducted in 2012 are
representative of all types of nursing programs. They have
made tremendous contributions in teaching and learning
innovations, faculty development, research, leadership, or
public policy related to nursing education.

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Maxine Adegbola, PhD, RN, CNE, ANEF
Robert Anders, DrPH, CS, CNAA, FAAN, ANEF
Alyce Ashcraft, PhD, RN, CNE, ANEF
Tim Bristol, PhD, RN, CNE, ANEF
Sandra Chaisson Brown, DNS, APRN, FNP-BC, ANEF
Pamela Brown, PhD, RN, ANEF
Maureen C. Creegan, EdD, RN, FNYAM, ANEF
Eileen Curl, PhD, RN, APRN-CNS, CNE, ANEF
Janice Unruh Davidson, PhD RN-BC APRN-BC NEA-BC CNE FAANP, ANEF
Ruth Gresley, PhD, RN, CNE, ANEF
Mary Quinn Griffin, PhD, RN, ANEF
Barbara Joyce, PhD, RN, CNS, ANEF
Jane Kirkpatrick, PhD, RN, ANEF
Eileen Kohlenberg, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, ANEF
Nancy Langston, PhD, RN, FAAN, ANEF
Joan Such Lockhart, PhD, RN, AOCN, CNE, FAAN, ANEF
Mary Hysell Lynd, PhD, RN, CNL(r), ANEF
Pamela Mahon, PhD, RN, CNE, NEA-BC, ANEF
Barbara Mandelco, PhD, RN, ANEF
Jeanette McNeill, DrPH, RN, CNE, AOCNS, ANEF
JoAnn Mulready-Shick, EdD, RN, CNE, ANEF
Liana Orsolini-Hain, PhD, RN, ANEF
Tracy Ortelli, MS, RN, CNE, ANEF
Ignatius Perkins, OP, PhD, RN, FAAN, FNYAM, ANEF
E. Carol Polifroni, EdD, RN, CNE, NEA-BC, ANEF
Susan Salmond, EdD, RN, CNE, ANEF
Cathleen Shultz, PhD, RN, CNE, FAAN, ANEF
Maureen Tremel, MSN, ARNPCNE, ANEF
Francine Weatherby, PhD, RN-C, ANEF
Margaret Williams, PhD, RN, CNE, ANEF
Tami Wyatt, PhD, RN, CNE, ANEF

Honorary Fellows
Myrna Armstrong, EdD, RN, FAAN, ANEF
Hazel Brown, EdD, RNC, CNAA, ANEF
Ray Perryman, PhD, ANEF
Susan Sherman, MA, RN,ANEF FAAN
Verle Waters, MA, RN, ANEF


Fellows Inducted in 2011

The 12 fellows inducted in 2011 are representative of all types
of nursing programs. They have made tremendous contributions
in teaching and learning innovations, faculty development,
research, leadership, or public policy related to nursing education.

2011_Inductees
Marsha Howell Adams, DSN, RN, CNE, ANEF
Diane Breckenridge, PhD, RN, ANEF
Joan Darden, PhD, RN, ANEF
Mary M. Hoke, PhD, PHCNS-BC, RN-BC, ANEF
RuthAnne Kuiper, PhD, RN, CNE, ANEF
Mary Elizabeth Mancini, PhD, RN, NE-BC, FAHA, FAAN, ANEF
Barbara J. Patterson, PhD, RN, ANEF
Lynne Porter Lewallen, PhD, RN, CNE, ANEF
Karin J. Sherrill, PhD, RN, CNE, ANEF
Susan Sportsman, PhD, RN, ANEF
Frances R. Vlasses, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, ANEF
Barbara Yoost, MSN, RN, CNS, CNE, ANEF


Fellows Inducted in 2010

The 19 fellows inducted in 2010 hail from 16 states across the
US and are representative of all types of nursing programs.
They have made tremendous contributions in teaching and
learning innovations, faculty development, research, leadership,
or public policy related to nursing education.

2010_Inductees
Beverly Bryce Bowers, PhD, RN, CNS, ANEF
Linda Caputi, EdD, RN, CNE, ANEF
Patricia A. Castaldi, DNP, RN, ANEF
Janice Edelstein, EdD, RN, APRN, BC, ANEF
Marilyn Frenn, PhD, RN, CNE, ANEF
Myra Susan Jones, PhD, RN, CNE, ANEF
Suzan Kardong-Edgren, PhD, RN, ANEF
Judy L. LeFlore, PhD, RN, NNP-BC, CPNP-PC & AC, ANEF
Julie McAfooes, MS, RN BC, ANEF
Angela M. McNelis, PhD, RN, ANEF
Carolyn W. Mosley, PhD, RN, CS, FAAN, ANEF
Patricia Ravert, PhD, RN, CNE, ANEF
Mary Anne Rizzolo, EdD, RN, FAAN, ANEF
Mary Lou Rusin, EdD, RN, ANEF
Karen J. Saewert, PhD, RN, CPHQ, CNE, ANEF
Lois L. Salmeron, EdD, RN, CNE, ANEF
Susan B. Stillwell, DNP, RN, CNE, ANEF
Cesarina Thompson, PhD, RN, ANEF
Sally A. Weiss, EdD, RN, CNE, ANEF


Fellows Inducted in 2009

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Mindi Anderson, PhD, RN, CPNP-PC, ANEF
Nell Ard, PhD, RN, CNE, ANEF
Wanda Bonnel, PhD, RN, ANEF
Cynthia Clark, PhD, RN, ANEF
Patricia Edwards, EdD, RN, NEA-BC, ANEF
Carol Fowler-Durham. MSN, RN, ANEF
Lucille Gambardella, PhD, RN, CS, APN-BC, CNE, ANEF
Debra Hagler, PhD, RN, ACNS-BC, CNE, ANEF
Judith Herrman, PhD, RN, ANEF
Patricia Knecht, MSN, RN, ANEF
Karen Morin, DSN, RN, ANEF
Jan Nick, PhD, RNC, CNE, ANEF
Holly Price, MSN, RN, CNS, CNE, ANEF
Deanna Reising, PhD, RN, ACNS-BC, ANEF
Elisabeth Shelton, PhD, RN, CNE, ANEF
Linda Siktberg, PhD, RN, ANEF
Sharon Sims, PhD, RN, ANEF
Elaine Smith, MSN, MBA, RN, CNAA, ANEF
Carol Toussie Weingarten, PhD, RN, ANEF
Theresa Valiga, EdD, RN, FAAN, ANEF
George Velianoff, DNS, RN, FACHE, ANEF


Fellows Inducted in 2008

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Rosalinda Alfaro-LeFevre, MSN, RN, ANEF
Lillian Antoinette Bargagliotti, DNSc, RN, ANEF
Richardean Benjamin, PhD, MPH, CNS- BC, ANEF
Donna Boland, PhD, RN, ANEF
Reba Moyer Childress, MSN, RN, FNP-BC, ANEF
Gregory DeBourgh, EdD, RN, ANEF
Charlie Jones Dickson, EdD, RN, FAAN, ANEF
Lynn Engelmann, EdD, RN, ANEF
David Anthony Forrester, PhD, RN, ANEF
Janet L. Grady, DrPH, RN, ANEF
Joyce Griffin-Sobel, PhD, RN, AOCN, APRN-BC, CNE, ANEF
Kay Hodson-Carlton, EdD, RN, FAAN, ANEF
Pam Ironside, PhD, RN, FAAN, ANEF
Kathleen Krichbaum, PhD, RN, ANEF
June Larson, MS, RN, CNE, ANEF
Kathleen Lasater, EdD, RN, ANEF
Jane F. Mahowald, MA, RN, ANEF
Barbara McLaughlin, DNSc, RN, CNE, ANEF
Karen Pardue, MS, RN, CNE, ANEF
Amy Conklin Pettigrew, DNS, RN, ANEF
Deborah Raines, PhD, RN, ANEF
Kathleen Stevens, EdD, RN, FAAN, ANEF
Melinda Swenson, PhD, RN, FAANP, ANEF
Diane Whitehead, EdD, RN, ANEF


Fellows Inducted in 2007

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Patricia Allen, EdD, RN, CNE, ANEF
Martha Alligood, PhD, RN, ANEF
Gail Baumlein, PhD, RN, CNS, ANEF
Anne Belcher, PhD, RN, AOCN, CNE, FAAN, ANEF
Mary Lou Bond, PhD, RN, FAAN, ANEF
Carol Boswell, EdD, RN, ANEF, CNE
Sharon B. Cannon, EdD, RN, ANEF
Maria Connolly, PhD, APN, CNS, FCCM, CNE, ANEF
Bertha Davis, PhD, RN, FAAN, ANEF
Sharon Decker, PhD, RN, CS, CCRN, ANEF
Frances Eason, EdD, RN, C, CNE, ANEF
Janice R. Ellis, PhD, RN, ANEF
Bronwynne C. Evans, PhD, RN, FNGNA, ANEF
Betsy Frank, PhD, RN, ANEF
Kathleen Gaberson, PhD, RN, CNOR, CNE, ANEF
Ann Gothler, PhD, RN, CNE, ANEF
Judith Halstead, DNS, RN, ANEF
Pamela Hammond, PhD, RN, FAAN, ANEF
Mary Beth Hanner, PhD, RN, ANEF
Celia. L Hartley, MN, RN, ANEF
Donna Ignatavicius, MS, RN, ANEF
Pamela Jeffries, DNS, RN, FAAN, ANEF
Marybeth Kelley, MSN, MEd, RN, CNE, ANEF
Barbara Krainovich-Miller, EdD, APRN, BC, ANEF
Georgie Labadie, EdD, RN, ANEF
Carrie B. Lenburg, EdD, RN, FAAN, ANEF
Andrea Lindell, PhD, RN, ANEF
Lois W. Lowry, DNSc, RN, ANEF
Frances Monahan, PhD, RN, ANEF
Ramona Nelson, PhD, RN-BC, FAAN, ANEF
Marilyn H. Oermann, PhD, RN, FAAN, ANEF
Dorothy Otto, EdD, RN, ANEF
Susan G. Poorman, PhD, APRN, BC, ANEF
Cheryl Schmidt, PhD, RN, CNE, ANEF
Teresa Shellenbarger, DNSc, RN, CNE, ANEF
Elizabeth Speakman, EdD, RN, CDE, ANEF
Helen Streubert Speziale, EdD, RN, CNE, ANEF
Beverly Welhan, DNSc, RN, ANEF
Marvel Williamson, PhD, RN, CNE, ANEF
Patricia Yoder-Wise, EdD, RN, CNAA-BC, FAAN, ANEF
Eileen Zungolo, EdD, RN, CNE, FAAN, ANEF