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Nursing Faculty

Berryman
Dr. Jeri Berryman
Assistant Professor of Nursing
270, College of Nursing & Health Sciences
419.521.6830 / jberryma@ashland.edu
  • Joined Ashland University faculty in 2013 and serves as assistant professor  

  • Teaches courses on Health Assessment, Health Foundations II, Complex Health Alterations, Advanced Simulation, Nurse Educator Certificate Post-Master’s Program, Doctoral Student EBP Faculty Mentor  

  • Research areas include Nurse-Physician Communication, using simulation to research Inter-professional Collaboration Patterns and Effect on Patient Satisfaction  

  • Other experiences include United States Air Force; Electoral Delegate, STTI Rho-Nu-At-Large Chapter #419; Vice-President, Nurses Christian Fellowship Faculty Adviser; OhioHealth: Mansfield Emergency Department Registered Nurse

Education

  • Indiana Wesleyan University, DNP, and M.S.N. in Nursing Education
  • Ohio State University, B.S.N.
  • Regents College, A.D. Nursing
  • North Central Technical College, LPN
Assistant Professor Valerie Burris, DNP, RN, WHNP-BC
Dr. Valerie Burris
Health Systems Leadership Program Director, Clinical Nurse Leader Program Director, Assistant Professor of Nursing
276, College of Nursing & Health Sciences
419.521.6879 / vburris@ashland.edu
  • Joined Ashland University faculty in 2010 and serves as assistant professor of Nursing as well as Health Systems Leadership Program Director and Clinical Nurse Leader Program Director 

  • Teaches courses on Maternal/Newborn Health; Trends & Issues in Global Health; Capstone Preceptorship; DNP Role & Interprofessionalism; Healthcare Delivery, Quality & Safety; Health Policy & Advocacy  

  • Research areas include Post Adoption Depression, Infertility and Intimate Partner Violence

Education

  • Indiana Wesleyan University, DNP
  • Kent State University, MSN
  • Ohio State University, BSN
Patricia Clayburn, MS, RN Clinical Assistant Professor, Director, Accelerated Nursing Program
Patricia Clayburn
Clinical Assistant Professor, Director, Accelerated Nursing Program
175, College of Nursing & Health Sciences
419.521.6833 / pclayburn@ashland.edu
  • Joined Ashland University faculty in 2010 and serves as clinical assistant professor of Nursing as well as director of the Accelerated Nursing Program
  • Research areas include Peer Mentoring, Psychiatric Nursing, Classroom Teaching Strategies, Learning Styles, Communication, Relationship Influencing Learning and Learning Environments

Education

  • Walden University, M.S.,
  • Med Central College of Nursing, B.S.N.
Jada L. Craze, MSN, RN, Clinical Assistant Professor
Jada Craze
Clinical Assistant Professor of Nursing
186, College of Nursing & Health Sciences
419.521.6846 / jcraze@ashland.edu
  • Nursing experience - MedCentral Health Systems, staff nursing Med/Surgical and Coronary Stepdown/ICU 
  • Joined Ashland University faculty in 2010 and serves as clinical assistant professor of Nursing 
  • Teaches courses on Health Foundations, Advance Simulation, Coordinate Senior Capstone Preceptorship, and Advance Cardiac Life Support 
  • Other experience includes: Missions-Juan Tomas, D.R.; Camp Nurse- Royal Family Kids Camp; Member-STTI Rho-Nu-At-Large Chapter #419, Faculty Advisor-Student Nurses Association.  

Education

  • Walden University, M.S.N.
  • MedCentral College of Nursing, B.S.N.
  • Bowling Green State University, B.A.
Crum
Dr. Tracy Crum
Clinical Assistant Professor of Nursing
183, College of Nursing & Health Sciences
419.521.6837 / tcrum@ashland.edu
  • Joined Ashland University faculty in 2018 and serves as clinical assistant professor of Nursing

Education

  • Ashland University, DNP
  • MedCentral College of Nursing, BSN
  • Indiana University of Pennsylvania, BS Ed.
Melessa Starnes Damoff, MSN, RN, Clinical Assistant Professor
Melessa Starnes Damoff
Clinical Assistant Professor of Nursing
173, College of Nursing & Health Sciences
419.521.6804 / mdamoff@ashland.edu
  • Joined Ashland University faculty in 2010 and serves as clinical assistant professor of Nursing
  • Research areas include Psychiatric Mental Health and Community Service Learning
  • Teaches courses  in Impact of Chronic Illness, Psychiatric Mental Health, Community & Global Health and Capstone Preceptorship

Education

  • Walden University, M.S.
  • Ashland University, B.S.
  • North Central Technical College, ADN
Laura Gilmore, MS, RN, Clinical Assistant Professor
Laura Gilmore
Clinical Assistant Professor of Nursing, Simulation Center Director
274, College of Nursing & Health Sciences
419.521.6835 / lgilmore@ashland.edu
  • Joined Ashland University faculty in 2010 and serves as Clinical Assistant Professor and Simulation Lab Director 
  • Teaches Adult Health Concepts and Adult Health Concepts Simulation Lab  
  • Faculty Advisor, Health Professions Collaborative Living Learning Community  
  • Currently attending Ashland University, pursuing Doctor of Nursing Practice degree

Education

  • Walden University, M.S.N.
  • The University of Toledo, B.S.N.
Hostetler
Dr. Theda (Jody) Hostetler
Director, Online Nurse Educator Certificate Program, Assistant Professor of Nursing
209, College of Nursing & Health Sciences
419.521.6871 / thostet3@ashland.edu
  • Joined Ashland University faculty in 2015 and serves as assistant professor of Nursing and as director of the Online Nurse Educator Certificate Program

  • 17 years, nursing education program experience-PN, BSN, RN to BSN, DNP

  • 3 years, PN administrator-high school and adult nursing education programs

  • 4 years, state board of nursing: consultant/regulatory surveyor of nursing programs

  • 14 years, healthcare: staff educator, director of nursing, nursing home administrator

Education

  • Carlow University, DNP
  • Kent State University, MEd
  • Ashland University, BSN
  • North Central State College, ADN
  • Wayne Adult School of Practical Nursing, PN
Kehres
Deana Kehres
Clinical Assistant Professor of Nursing
277, College of Nursing & Health Sciences
419.521.6839 / dkehres@ashland.edu
  • Joined Ashland University faculty in 2014 and serves as clinical assistant professor of Nursing 
  • Teaches Adult Health Concepts, Individual Health 
  • Nationally Certified as an Advanced Oncology Clinical Nurse Specialist 
  • Practice areas include adult oncology, medical surgical, pulmonary and sleep medicine  
  • Other experiences include: Veteran of the United States Air Force, Air National Guard, Certification Advocate for the Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation, Member of the Oncology Nursing Society, Co- Faculty Advisor, for Nurses Christian Fellowship, Contingent nurse for OhioHealth and Richland Pulmonary

Education

  • The University of Akron, MSN
  • Ashland University, BSN
  • North Central State College, ADN
uanita Reese Kline, PhD, RN, CNS, Chair, Nursing Department, Director, Traditional Nursing Program, Associate Professor
Juanita Reese Kline
Chair of the Nursing Department, Director of theTraditional Nursing Program, Associate Professor of Nursing
110, College of Nursing & Health Sciences
419.521.6811 / jkline6@ashland.edu
  • Joined Ashland University faculty in 2010
  • Nursing Department Chair and Traditional Program Director
  • Associate Professor of Nursing teaching Pathophysiology / Pharmacology I & II; Health Assessment; Medical-Surgical Nursing; Capstone Preceptorship
  • Clinical background in Medical-Surgical Nursing and Critical Care
  • Research areas:  Academic Integrity Among Nursing Students; Academic Misconduct Among Nursing Students 
  • Student adviser to student nurses enrolled in Traditional Nursing Program
  • Served on the Ohio League for Nursing’s Board of Directors; Ohio Board of Nursing’s Educational Advisory Council; Independent Living Center of North central Ohio’s Board of Trustees; Member Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society and recipient of Award for Excellence in Nursing Education through Rho Nu Chapter at Large; former Academic Dean of MedCentral College of Nursing; Served as member on several university and college committees.

Education

  • Kennedy Western University, Ph.D.
  • The Ohio State University, M.S. Acute Care/Adult Clinical Nurse Specialist
  • The Ohio State University, B.S.N.
Julie Lehrer, DNP, RN, Professional Instructor
Julie Lehrer
Professional Instructor, FNP Director of the DNP program
178, College of Nursing & Health Sciences
419.521.6842 / jlehrer@ashland.edu
  • Joined Ashland University faculty in 2016 and serves as a professional instructor
  • Teaches courses in Primary Care, practice management, DNP scholarly project
  • Research areas include Professional Quality of Life and Compassion Fatigue among Advanced Practice Nurses
  • Lead the first College of Nursing Mission Trip to St. Marc, Haiti in 2018
  • Certified Family Nurse Practitioner through American Nurses Credentialing Center since 2004

Education

  • Medical College of Toledo, M.S.N.
  • Kent State University, B.S.N.
Jill Matthes Reiter, DNP, RN, CHSE, Professional Instructor
Jill Matthes
Assistant Professor of Nursing, Assessment Coordinator
185, College of Nursing & Health Sciences
419.521.6827 / jmatthe2@ashland.edu
  • Joined Ashland University faculty in 2016 and serves as assistant professor of Nursing and the Assessment Coordinator
  • Teaches courses on Pediatrics, Genetics, Nursing Concepts
  • Research areas include Mindfulness, as a teaching strategies, Health Promotion and Patient Safety
  • Certified in Healthcare Simulation Education (CHSE)
  • Other experiences Sigma Theta Tau, Rho-Nu- At-Large #419, STTI Governance committee, Mentoring Advisor, Faculty Advisor, INACSL committee chair

Education

  • Case Western Reserve University, DNP
  • Walden University, M.S.
  • Kent State University, B.S.N.
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Elise Mollohan
Professional Instructor
215, College of Nursing & Health Sciences
419.521.6876 / emolloha@ashland.edu
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Teresa Moorman
Professional Instructor
208, College of Nursing & Health Sciences
419.521.6873 / tmoorman@ashland.edu

 

J. Owens
Dr. Jackie Owens
Associate Professor of Nursing, Director of the RN to BSN Program
207, College of Nursing & Health Sciences
419.521.6865 / jowens2@ashland.edu
  • Joined Ashland University faculty in 2003 

  • 16 years, nursing education program experience-RN-BSN, MS, DNP

  • Certified Nurse Educator since 2012

  • Experienced in curriculum development: web-based or web-assisted 14 nursing courses

  • Research areas include Pedagogical Strategies, Editing/Student Publication, Virtual Worlds, Disaster Response

  • Journal and book publications related to online and face-to-face teaching strategies

  • International, national and regional presentations on topics related to nursing education

  • Editor-in-Chief of OJIN: The Online Journal of Issues in Nursing; scholarly journal of the American Nurses Association

  • Mentor for many graduate students pursuing careers in nursing education

Education

  • Kent State University, Ph.D., M.S.N.
  • Ashland University, B.S.N.
  • Diploma, Trumbull Memorial Hospital School of Nursing
Sharon See, MSN, RNC-OB, Clinical Assistant Professor
Sharon See
Clinical Assistant Professor of Nursing
174, College of Nursing & Health Sciences
419.521.6828 / ssee@ashland.edu
  • Joined Ashland University faculty in 2010 and serves as clinical assistant professor of Nursing
  • Research areas include Poverty and Vulnerable Populations

Education

  • Otterbein College, M.S.N.
  • MedCentral College of Nursing, B.S.N.
  • AD in Nursing, North Central State College
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Marje Silcox
Service Excellence Project, Clinical Preceptor Coordinator, Professional Instructor
172, College of Nursing & Health Sciences
419.521.6808 / msilcox@ashland.edu
Stanislo
Kimberly Stanislo
Clinical Assistant Professor of Nursing, Director of the School Nurse Program
216, College of Nursing & Health Sciences
419.521.6868 / kstanisl@ashland.edu
  • Joined Ashland University faculty in 2015; serves as Clinical Assistant Professor of Nursing and Director of the School Nurse Program  
  • Teaches Genetics, Community Nursing, Healthcare of the School Community, Health Determinants and Academic Indicators, School Nurse Internship, DNP Primary Care II (Pediatrics), DNP Primary Care I-IV clinical supervision 
  • Research areas include: Social Determinants of Health, School Nursing, Lead Exposure and Poisoning, Pediatric Health Outcomes, and Interdisciplinary Collaboration 
  • Service experiences include: National Association of School Nurses, Ohio Association of School Nurses (Professional Practice Chair, Education Chair, State Data Coordinator), Ashland-Richland Counties Lead Prevention Collaborative, NAPNAP, STTI Rho-Nu-at-Large, ASHA

Education

  • The Ohio State University, DNP, Nursing Education Certificate (anticipated May 2019)
  • Wright State University, School Nurse Certificate
  • Case Western Reserve University, M.S.N. Nursing, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
  • Mount Union College, B.S. Biology/Chemistry
Jessica Ungerer, MSN, RN, CEN, Professional Instructor
Jessica Ungerer
Clinical Assistant Professor of Nursing
208, College of Nursing & Health Sciences
419.521.6807 / jungerer@ashland.edu
  • Joined Ashland University faculty in 2016 and serves as clinical assistant professor of Nursing  
  • Teaches courses on Pathophysiology, Pharmacology, Adult Medical Surgical, Capstone, Global Trends and Issues
  • Research areas include Implementing Evidence Based Practice, Injury Prevention
  • Other experiences include  STTI , Faculty Advisor, Emergency Nurses Association, Certified Emergency Nurse 

Education

  • Current Student, Northern Kentucky University, DNP Candidate
  • Chamberlain College of Nursing, M.S.
  • MedCentral College of Nursing, B.S.N.
Victoria Willis, MSN, RN, Professional Instructor
Victoria Willis
Clinical Assistant Professor of Nursing
187, College of Nursing & Health Sciences
419.521.6863 / vwillis2@ashland.edu
  • Joined Ashland University as adjunct in 2014 and as faculty in 2016. Serves as clinical assistant professor of Nursing 
  • Teaches courses in Health Assessment and Genetics
  • Research areas include “Preoperative patient education programs in outpatient total joint replacements” and “Implementation of the INTERACT tool to reduce hospital readmissions in inpatient rehab facilities” 
  • Other experiences include Adult Gerontology Nurse Practitioner, Certified Operating Room Nurse, Member of AANP and OAAPN, faculty advisor

Education

  • Ursuline College, M.S.N.
  • Ohio University, B.S.N.
  • North Central State College, A.S.N.
  • The Ohio State University, A.A.

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