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Nursing Faculty

Experienced faculty makes a real difference.

Experienced faculty makes a real difference.

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Melissa Altman-Traub

Adjunct Instructor of Nutrition

"I think anyone working in health care needs to understand the extent that Americans' diet and lifestyle habits have affected the risk for chronic diseases, which are the major cause of death today."

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Dr. Meryle Gurmankin

Assistant Professor

"I started teaching as a way to share my love for my profession. I love seeing the light bulb go on as students discover new ways to care for clients and themselves."

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Dr. Jane M. Kurz


"Completing the BSN program opens work and professional opportunities that would have been unavailable to the non-BSN nurse. The course assignments are created to stimulate critical thinking and provide different views of current conditions in a safe environment."

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Dr. Frances Kinder

Associate Professor

"To be successful in nursing you need empathy, compassion and caring attitudes. Nurses need to be quick thinkers and be able to work in stressful, demanding environments."

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Dr. Jeannine Uribe

Assistant Professor

"I would like students to realize the importance of their BSN education and the new skills they are learning. I would like students to realize their important role in making the world healthier through health promotion and disease prevention."

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Dr. Joan Parker Frizzell

Associate Professor

"The BSN enables to nurses to develop a broader perspective of patient care. It encourages nurses to examine research and evidenced-based practice on a higher level."

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Dr. Kathleen Czekanski

Dean, School of Nursing and Health Sciences

"My passion is being able to assist students in meeting their professional goals. From the pre-licensure to RN to BSN to graduate student, this is a very rewarding experience."

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MBA Faculty

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Dr. Walt Schubert

Professor of Finance

"An MBA should ultimately allow the holder to make excellent business and financial decisions in their professional and personal lives. They should come out of the program with increased discernment qualities, increased analytic capabilities and a keen understanding of how change impacts them."

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Dr. Lester Barenbaum


"Online programs provide an excellent educational platform for highly motivated individuals who need more flexibility than classroom programs."

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Dr. Joshua Buch

Professor of Finance

"The MBA should give the students the tools to become business leaders who are capable of initiating and making sound business decisions."

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Dr. Elizabeth Cooper

Associate Professor

"Finance is just as much of an art as it is an objective science. I encourage creativity and critical thinking once students have a solid foundation of the basics."

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Dr. James Smither


"A valuable MBA is more than a collection of facts and knowledge. It's the ability to do things well, to lead with integrity, and to make decisions that benefit a broad range of stakeholders."

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Dr. Joseph Ugras

Associate Professor

"The courses that I teach provide the students skills for making the decisions with financial and non-financial data. I would like the students to appreciate the value of data-driven decision making that is supported by a strong foundation."

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Dr. Karen Reardon

Assistant Professor

"After nearly 20 years as a practicing lawyer, for profit and nonprofit entrepreneur and small business owner/manager, I returned to academia in order to share my education, wisdom and experience with others."

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Dr. Jeannie Welsh


"I began an MBA program intending to eventually become a library director. The first course I took was an introductory accounting course, similar to MBA 601, and that was all it took to convince me to quit my job and go back to school full-time to get the courses I would need to sit for the CPA exam."

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Mike DiPietro

Assistant Professor

"I've always been a person that enjoyed the interaction of a classroom environment, either in person or online, and the learning that takes place in that setting."

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Fred Leh

Adjunct Professor

"I believe an MBA opens a lot of doors for students, not only in what they learn in the classroom but also from the contacts they make as they work their way through an academic program."

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Dr. Gary J. Falcone

Adjunct Professor

"This degree is the cornerstone of business. It demonstrates achievement, aptitude, competence and potential in the field."

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