2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog


Harris College of Nursing and Health Sciences Directory

Susan M. Weeks, Dean

Debbie Rhea, Associate Dean for Health Sciences and Research

Suzy Lockwood, Associate Dean for Nursing

Hylda Nugent, Assistant Dean for Administrative and Clinical Affairs

Chris Watts, Assistant Dean for Strategic Initiatives

June Seely, Assistant to the Dean

Sybil White, Assistant to the Dean for Graduate and Undergraduate Studies

Davies School of Communication Sciences and Disorders

DANIELLE M. BRIMO, Assistant Professor. B.S. (Florida State University), 2004; M.A. (Ibid.), 2006; Ph.D. (Ibid.), 2012. Since 2012.

TRACY BURGER, Assistant Professor of Professional Practice. B.S. (University of North Texas), 1994; M.S.-SLP (Ibid.), 1998; M.S., Audiology (Ibid.), 2000. Since 2015.

TERESA DRULIA, Assistant Professor. B.S. (James Madison University), 1993; M.S. (Ibid), 1994; Ph.D. (Ibid), 2016. Since 2017.

LYNN K. FLAHIVE, Assistant Professor. B.S. (Marquette University), 1977; M.S. (Ibid.), 1978. Since 1991.

TERESA DENNETT GONZALEZ, Assistant Professor of Professional Practice. B.S. (Texas Woman's University), 1976; M.S. (Ibid.), 1985. Since 1992.

KAREN HENNINGTON, Instructor. B.S. (Texas Christian University), 1996; M.S. (Ibid.), 1998. Since 2014.

EMILY LUND, Assistant Professor. B.A. (Vanderbilt University), 2006; M.S. (Vanderbilt University School of Medicine), 2008; Ph.D. (Vanderbilt University School of Medicine), 2013. Since 2014.

LAUREL T LYNCH, Instructor. B.S. (Baylor University), 1983; M.S. (Texas Christian University), 1984; Certified Clinical Competence. Since 2012.

IRMGARD PAYNE, Instructor. B.A. (University of Texas, Arlington), 1986; M.S. (Texas Christian University), 1994. Since 2003.

JEAN F. RIVERA PEREZ, Assistant Professor. B.A. (Universidad de Puerto Rico en Humacao), 2004; M.S. (Universidad del Turabo, Gurabo, Puerto Rico), 2009; Ph.D. (University of Cincinnati), 2016. Since 2017.

AHMED RIVERA-CAMPOS, Assistant Professor. B.A. (Universidad de Puerto Rico Recinto de Humacao), 2005; M.S. (Universidad del Turabo, Gurabo, Puerto Rico), 2009; Ph.D. (University of Cincinnati), 2016. Since 2017.

JENNIFER BARBER WATSON, Professor. B.S. (Northern Arizona University), 1976; M.A. (Northwestern University), 1979; Ph.D. (Ibid.), 1981. Since 1982.

CHRISTOPHER WATTS, Professor, Assistant Dean for Strategic Initiatives – Harris College and Director of the Davies School of Communication Sciences and Disorders. B.S. (University of South Alabama), 1994; Ph.D. (Ibid.), 1998. Since 2008.

LYNITA A. YARBROUGH, Instructor. B.S. (Texas Christian University), 1994; M.S. (Ibid.), 1996. Since 2012.

Kinesiology

ROINA BAQUERA, Instructor of Professional Practice. B.S. (University of Texas at El Paso), 1991; M.S. (Ibid), 1999. Since 2016.

PHIL ESPOSITO, Assistant Professor. B.S. (Truman State University), 2005; M.S. (Missouri State University at Springfield), 2008; Ph.D. (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor), 2012. Since 2012.

VALERIE HAIRSTON, Instructor. B.S. (Texas Tech), 2003; M.S. (Bloomsburg University), 2004. Since 2009.

STEPHANIE JEVAS, Associate Professor of Professional Practice and Program Director, Athletic Training Program. B.S. (Texas A&M University), 1993; M.A. (Western Michigan University), 1994; Ph.D. (University of Houston), 2004. Since 2012.

ADAM KING, Assistant Professor. B.A. (Concordia), 1998; M.S. (University of Pennsylvania), 2008; Ph.D. (Ibid), 2013. Since 2016.

ANDREUS KREUTZER, Instructional Laboratory Coordinator. B.S. (Boise State, 2010; M.S. (Texas Christian University), 2014. Since 2015.

JOEL B. MITCHELL, Professor and Chair of Department of Kinesiology. B.A. (Lewis and Clark College), 1978; M.A. (University of Maryland), 1983; Ph.D. (Ball State University), 1988. Since 1988.

JONATHAN OLIVER, Assistant Professor. B.B.A. (University of North Texas), 2002; M.Ed. (University of Texas), 2006; Ph.D. (Texas A&M University), 2012. Since 2013.

MELODY D. PHILLIPS, Associate Professor. B.S. (University of Texas at Arlington), 1994; M.S. (Texas Christian University), 1996; Ph.D. (Purdue University), 2001. Since 2004.

DEBORAH J. RHEA, Professor and Associate Dean for Health Sciences and Research. B.S. (University of Texas, Arlington), 1980; M.Ed. (University of Houston) 1990; Ed.D. (Ibid), 1995. Since 1999.

MEENA SHAH, Professor. B.Sc. (Robert Gordon's College, Aberdeen, Scotland), 1982; Ph.D. (London University, London), 1986. Since 2001.

GLORIA SOLOMON, Professor. B.S. (Oregon), 1985; M.S. (Oregon), 1987; Ph.D. (University of California at Berkeley), 1993. Since 2009.

BENJAMIN R. TIMSON, Assistant Professor of Professional Practice. B.S. (Oklahoma), 2005; M.S. (Kansas), 2007; Ph.D. (Ibid), 2014. Since 2015.

Nursing

LAVONNE ADAMS, Associate Professor. A.S. (Kettering College of Medical Arts), 1985; B.S.N. (Wright State University), 1988; M.S. (Andrews University), 1992; Ph.D. (Ibid.), 2003. Since 2004.

GINA K. ALEXANDER, Associate Professor. B.S.N. (Oklahoma Baptist University), 1998; M.S. Public Health (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill), 2003; M.S.N. (University of Virginia at Charlottesville), 2008; Ph.D. (Ibid.), 2009. Since 2010.

LISETTE ALLENDER, Lecturer. B.S. Psychology (Texas Christian University), 2002; A.D.N. (Tarrant County College), 2005; B.S.N. (Texas Christian University), 2008; M.S.N. (Texas Woman’s University), 2012; Certified Inpatient Obstetric Nurse. Since 2012.

MARINDA E. ALLENDER, Assistant Professor and Division Director, Undergraduate Nursing. B.S.N. (University of Virginia), 1978; M.S.N. (University of Texas at Arlington), 1985. Certified Pediatric Nurse. Since 1989.

KATHY BAKER, Associate Professor and Director, Nursing Research. B.S.N. (Baylor University), 1981; M.S.N. (Texas Woman's University), 1988; Ph.D. (University of Texas), 2003. Clinical Nurse Specialist (APRN, BC). Since 2007.

DOT BARTELL, Lecturer. B.S. (Frostburg State University), 1991; M.A.T. (University of South Carolina), 1994; B.S.N. (Texas Christian University), 2011; M.S.N. (Ibid), 2016. Since 2016.

LISA BASHORE, Assistant Professor. B.S.N. (Messiah College), 1993; M.S.N. (SUNY at Buffalo), 1997; Ph.D. (University of Texas at Arlington), 2010; Pediatric Nurse Practitioner. Since 2013.

LORI BORCHERS, Instructor. B.S.N. (University of Kansas), 1991; M.S.N. (Georgia State University), 1997. Since 2014.

SUZANNE BRYANT, Instructor. B.S. (Hampton University), 1993; M.S.N. (Ibid.), 2001. Since 2006.

SHARON CANCLINI, Assistant Professor of Professional Practice. A.S. (College of Alameda), 1978; Diploma (Samuel Merritt Hospital), 1979; B.S.N. (University of Texas Health Science Center), 1982; M.S. (Wright State University School of Nursing), 1987. Since 2005.

DENNIS CHEEK, Abell-Hanger Professor of Gerontological Nursing. A.S. (Yuba College), 1979; B.S.N. (California State University), 1982; M.S. (University of California), 1988; Ph.D. (University of Nevada), 1996. Since 2003.

GLENDA DANIELS, Associate Professor. B.S.N. (University of Texas), 1975; M.S.N. (Texas Woman's University), 1994; Ph.D. (University of Texas at Arlington), 2009. Since 2009.

CAITLIN KIESTER DODD, Instructor. B.S.N. (Texas Christian University), 2005; M.S.N. (Ibid.), 2010. Since 2010.

KATHY ELLIS, Associate Professor of Professional Practice and Director, Division of Graduate Nursing. A.D.N. (Valencia College), 1975; B.S.N. (School of Nursing & Health Studies University of Miami), 1977; M.S.N. (George Mason University), 1994; D.N.P. (George Washington University), 2010. Family Nurse Practitioner. Since 2015.

DONNA ERNST, Lecturer and Coordinator, Clinical Nurse Leader. A.D.N. (Illinois Central College), 1984; B.S.N. (University of Texas at Arlington), 2010; M.S.N. (Ibid), 2012; D.N.P. (Texas Tech University), 2016. Since 2015.

ANDREA ERWIN, Assistant Professor. B.A. (Southern Illinois University), 1995; B.S.N. (University of Texas Medical Branch), 1998; M.S.N. (Baylor University Louise Herrington School of Nursing), 2005; Ph.D. (University of Texas at Arlington), 2013. Since 2014.

STEPHANIE EVANS, Assistant Professor. B.S.N. (Texas Christian University), 1996; M.S.N. (Wright State University), 2004; Ph.D. (University of Northern Colorado), 2014; Pediatric Nurse Practitioner. Since 2014.

SUSAN FIFE, Assistant Professor of Professional Practice. B.S.N. (Texas Christian University), 1991; M.S.N. (State University of New York at Stony Brook), 1997; Certificate of Nurse-Midwifery (Parkland School of Nurse-Midwifery), 1995. Since 2014.

PAMELA JEAN FRABLE, Associate Professor. A.B. (University of Chicago), 1976; N.D. (Case Western Reserve University), 1982. Since 2000.

ASHLEY FRANKLIN, Assistant Professor. B.S.N. (Texas Christian University), 2003; M.S.N. (Ibid), 2010; Ph.D. (Oregon Health and Science University), 2014. Since 2014.

SHEILA GRIFFIN, Instructor. B.S.N. (Texas Christian University), 1985; M.S.N. (University of Texas at Arlington), 1990. Since 2012.

DIANE ACKALL HAWLEY, Associate Professor of Professional Practice. B.S.N. (TCU), 1981; M.S. (Texas Woman's University), 1988; Ph.D. (New Mexico State University), 1998. Clinical Nurse Specialist in Medical-Surgical Nursing. Since 1998.

CAROL HOWE, Assistant Professor. B.A. (University of Pennsylvania), 1983; B.S.N. (Ibid), 1985; M.S.N. (Ibid), 1988; Ph.D. (University of Texas at Arlington), 2014. Since 2014.

LYNNETTE HOWINGTON, Assistant Professor of Professional Practice, Director of Administrative and Clinical Affairs. B.S.N. (Texas Christian University), 1994; M.S.N. (Old Dominion University), 2003. D.N.P. (Texas Christian University), 2011. Women's Health Nurse Practitioner. Since 2007.

LINDA HUMPHRIES, Instructor and Director, Center for Collaborative Practice. B.S.N. (University of Texas at Arlington), 1980; M.S.N. (Texas Christian University), 2004; D.N.P. (Texas Christian University), 2014. Clinical Nurse Specialist in Medical-Surgical Nursing. Since 2014.

HOPE JACKSON, Assistant Professor. B.S. (University of Nebraska), 1999; B.S.N. (Creighton University), 2000; M.S.N. (University of Nebraska Medical Center), 2005; Ph.D. (Ibid), 2015. Since 2016.

ANN JOHNSON, Assistant Professor. B.S.N. (Houston Baptist University), 1984; M.S.N. (University of Alabama School of Nursing), 1991; Ph.D. (University of Alabama at Birmingham), 2016. Since 2017.

RHONDA KEEN, W. F. "Tex" and Pauline Curry Rankin Professor of Nursing. B.S.N. (Texas Christian University), 1978; M.N.Sc. (University of Arkansas), 1981; Ph.D. (Texas Woman's University), 1985. Since 1982.

MICHELLE KIMZEY, Assistant Professor. B.S. (Baylor University), 1991; M.S. (Texas Woman’s University), 2010; Ph.D. (University of Texas), 2014. Since 2017.

SUZY LOCKWOOD, Professor, Associate Dean for Nursing and Director of Center for Oncology Education and Research. B.S.N. (Texas Christian University), 1983; M.S.N. (University of Texas at Arlington), 1994; Ph.D. (Ibid.), 2001. Since 1997.

KENNETH LOWRANCE, Associate Professor of Professional Practice and Director, Doctor of Nursing Practice and Clinical Nurse Specialists Programs. A.D.N. (University of Texas at Arlington), 1980; M.S.N. (Texas Woman’s University), 1983; D.N.P. (Texas Christian University), 2010; Family Nurse Practitioner. Since 2011.

MIRIAM MARSHALL, Instructor. Diploma in Nursing (Providence School of Nursing, Mobile), 1980; B.S.N. (Drexel University, Philadelphia), 2009; M.S.N. (Ibid.), 2012. Since 2013.

R. LEA MONTGOMERY, Assistant Professor of Professional Practice. A.D.N. (Rochester State Junior College), 1973; B.S.N. (Winona State University), 1979; M.S. (Texas Woman's University), 1983. Since 2005.

BARBARA PATTEN, Assistant Professor of Professional Practice. (B.S.N.) (University of Iowa), 1983; M.S. (University of Oklahoma), 1996. Since 2009.

KIMBERLY POSEY, Assistant Professor of Professional Practice. B.S.N. (Texas Woman’s University), 1997; M.S.N. (University of Texas at Arlington), 2000; D.N.P. (Texas Christian University), 2013; Adult and Geriatric Nurse Practitioner. Since 2016.

BRENDA REED, Assistant Professor of Professional Practice. L.V.N. (All Saints School of Vocational Nursing), 1982; A.D.N. (Tarleton State University), 1992; B.S.N. (University of Texas at Arlington), 1996; M.S.N. Family Nurse Practitioner (Ibid.), 2002; D.N.P. (Ibid.), 2011. Since 2011.

JANIE RANEL ROBINSON, Associate Professor. B.S.N. (Southern University and A&M College at Baton Rouge), 1996; M.S.N. (Ibid.), 2002; Ph.D. (Ibid.), 2009. Since 2009.

MELISSA McINTIRE SHERROD, Professor. B.A. (University of Texas), 1975; B.S.N. (University of Texas Health Science Center), 1977; M.S.N. (Ibid.), 1980; Ph.D. (Texas Woman's University), 1997. Since 2004.

LIBBY SLONE, Lecturer. A.A.S. Nursing (Miami University – Oxford, OH), 1983; B.S.N. (Indiana University-Purdue University), 1988; M.S.N. (University of Texas at Arlington), 1997. Since 2015.

MARIE STARK, Assistant Professor of Professional Practice. B.S.N. (Baylor University), 1977; M.S.N. (Loyola University), 1981. Since 2015.

LAURA THIELKE, Assistant Professor of Professional Practice and Director of Health Professions Learning Center. B.S.N. (Valparaiso University at Indiana), 1980; M.S.N. (Texas Woman's University), 1988. Since 2009.

CHARLES ALAN WALKER, Professor. B.S. (Texas Christian University), 1977; B.S.N. (Ibid.), 1983; M.S.N. (University of Texas at Arlington), 1989; Ph.D. (Texas Woman's University), 2000. Since 2001.

DANIELLE WALKER, Assistant Professor. B.S.N. (Texas Christian University), 2003; M.S.N. (Texas Woman's University), 2009. Ph.D. (University of Texas Medical Branch-Galveston), 2015. Since 2009.

JODIE WEATHERLY, Assistant Professor of Professional Practice. B.S.N. (West Texas A&M University), 1993; M.S.N. (Ibid.), 2005. Since 2007.

SUSAN MACE WEEKS, Professor, Dean of Harris College of Nursing & Health Sciences, and Executive Director, Health Innovation Institute at TCU. B.S.N. (William Jewell College), 1983; M.S. (Texas Woman's University), 1986; D.N.P. (Texas Christian University), 2009; Clinical Nurse Specialist in Psych-Mental Health Nursing. Since 1994.

JO NELL WELLS, Professor. B.S.N. (University of Central Arkansas), 1974; M.S.N. (Wichita State University), 1981; Ph.D. (Texas Woman's University), 1998. Since 1998.

CATHY L. YOUNG, Associate Professor. A.D.N. (Mississippi County Community College), 1981; B.S.N. (Webster University), 1989; M.S.N. (University of Missouri), 1992; D.N.S. (University of Tennessee), 2002. Family Nurse Practitioner. Since 2015.

LESLIE ZIMPELMAN, Instructor. B.S. (Wake Forest University), 2003; B.S.N. (Texas Christian University), 2005; M.S.N. (Walden University), 2013. Since 2014.

Social Work

NADA ELIAS-LAMBERT, Assistant Professor and Director, MSW Program. B.A. (University of Texas at Austin), 2001; M.S.W. (University of Texas at Arlington), 2004; Ph.D. (University of Texas at Arlington), 2013. Since 2013.

BRANDI JEAN FELDERHOFF, Assistant Professor of Professional Practice. B.S.W. (University of North Texas, Denton), 2008; M.S.W. (Texas A&M University, Commerce), 2010. Since 2017.

D. LYNN JACKSON, Associate Professor of Professional Practice and Director of Field Education. B.S.W. (University of South Florida), 1979; M.S.W. (Florida State University), 1989; Ph.D. (Ibid.), 2005. Since 2013.

AESHA JOHN, Assistant Professor. B.A. (Gujarat University), 1992; M.S.W. (Maharaja Sayajirao University), 1995; Ph.D. (Oklahoma State University), 2011. Since 2015.

KATIE LAUVE-MOON, Assistant Professor. B.S. (Louisiana Tech University), 2007; M.S.W. (Baylor School of Social Work), 2010; M.Div. (George W. Truett Theological Seminary), 2011. Since 2017.

JENNIFER MARTIN, Assistant Professor of Professional Practice and Director, BSW Program. B.S.W. (Pennsylvania State University), 1998; M.S.W. (University of Michigan), 2000; Ph.D. (University of Denver), 2015. Since 2016.

JAMES PETROVICH, Associate Professor and Chair of Department of Social Work. B.S.W (Mississippi College), 2003; M.S.W. (New York University), 2003; Ph.D. (University of Texas at Arlington), 2009. Since 2010.

TEE TYLER, Assistant Professor. B.S.W. (Brigham Young University), 2006; M.S.W. (University of Utah, 2008; Ph.D. (University of Texas at Austin), 2016. Since 2016.