Mar 06, 2021  
2019-2021 Graduate Catalog 
2019-2021 Graduate Catalog

School of Nursing

3008 Human Health Building • (248) 370-4253 • Fax (248) 364-8740  (map)


Judy Didion

Associate dean:
Carrie Buch

Director of advising:
Jason Pennington

Assistant dean:
Michele St Denis

Graduate program director:
Meghan Harris

Director of nursing laboratories:
Diane Noack

Professors emeriti:
Frances C. Jackson, Ph.D., R.N., Wayne State University
Mary Mittelstaedt, Ph.D., R.N., Michigan State University
Cherly Riley-Doucett, Ph.D., R.N., Wayne State University
Darlene Schott-Baer, Ph.D., R.N., Wayne State University
Justine J. Speer, Ph.D., R.N., University of Minnesota
Diane R. Wilson, Ph.D., R.N., Michigan State University
Carol S. Zenas, Ph.D., R.N., University of Michigan

Ascension Providence Rochester Endowed Professorship in Nursing:
Toni Glover, Ph.D.,FNP-BC, GNP-BC, ACHPN, University of Florida

Maggie Allesee Endowed Professor in Gerontology:
Karen Dunn, Ph.D., R.N., Wayne State

Judy Didion, Ph.D., R.N., Duquesne University
Karen Dunn, Ph.D., R.N., Wayne State
Suha Kridli, Ph.D., R.N., University of Missouri, Columbia

Associate professors:
Carrie L. Buch, Ph.D., R.N., Wayne State University
Judith Fouladbakhsh, Ph.D., R.N., PHCNS-BC, AHN-BC, CHTP
Michigan State University
Claudia Grobbel, D.N.P., R.N.,CNL, Oakland University
Meghan A. Harris, Ph.D., R.N., Wayne State University
Zorica Kauric-Klein, Ph.D., R.N. ANP, ACLS/BCLS, Wayne State University
Julie Kruse, Ph.D., R.N. CNE, MSCCN, University of Michigan
Anne Mitchell, Ph.D., R.N., APNP, CNM-BC, Wayne State University
Gary Moore, Ph.D., R.N., Wayne State University
Sarah E. Newton, Ph.D., R.N., University of Michigan
Laura Pittiglio, Ph.D., R.N., Wayne State University

Assistant professors:
Elizabeth Eisenhauer, Ph.D., R.N.,  University of Michigan
Ellen Gajewski, Ph.D, MSN, R.N., CNE, ACNS-BC, Oakland University
Toni Glover, Ph.D., FNP-BC, GNP-BC, ACHPN, University of Florida
Mary Golinski, Ph.D., CRNA, Wayne State University
Deana Hays, D.N.P., R.N., Oakland University
Joanna Hernandez, D.N.P., FNP-BC, Wayne State University
Anne Hranchook, D.N.P., CRNA, Oakland University
Cheryl Jusela, D.N.P., ANP-BC, NP-C, CNE, University of Michigan
Kristen Munyan, D.N.P., R.N., Wayne State University
Julia Paul, Ph.D., R.N., ACNS-BC, NP, CCRN, CNS, CWS, Wayne State University
Patricia Petroulias, Ph.D., MS, R.N., Wayne State University
Lan Yao, Ph.D.,  R.N., University of Michigan


Adjunct instructors:
Teresa Chahine, M.S.N., R.N., PMHNP-BC, Wayne State University
Nicole Clark, D.N.P., R.N., APRN, FNP-BC, Oakland University
Kimberly Holka, D.N.P., MSN, MSA, R.N., CNE, APHNC, Case Western Reserve University
Margaret Kennedy, M.S.N., R.N., Oakland University
Colleen Meade-Ripper, D.N.P., R.N., FNP-BC, Oakland University
Renee Mirovsky, D.N.P., R.N., ANP-BC, Oakland University
Katie Mysen, D.N.P., R.N., APRN, FNP-BC, Oakland University

Oakland University Beaumont Hospital Adjunct Instructors:
Andrea Bittinger, D.N.P., CRNA, Oakland University
Linda McDonald, D.N.A.P., CRNA, Oakland University
Laura Rodgers, D.N.A.P., CRNA, Oakland University

Colleen Beauchamp, RPh, MS, CRNA, Wayne State University
Holly Franson, MSN, CRNA, Oakland University

Special instructors:
Janith Beres, M.S.N., R.N., University of Phoenix
Kelly Berishaj, D.N.P., R.N., ACNS-BC, Oakland University
Kathleen Spencer, D.N.P., R.N., APRN, Oakland University
Carolyn Tieppo, D.N.P., R.N., CPNP-PC, Oakland University
Stephanie Vallie, M.S.N., R.N., Indiana University

Visiting instructors:
Cheniece Harris, R.N., M.S.N., Oakland University
Carly Miller, MSN, R.N., FNP-BC, Oakland University

Adjunct Assistant Professors:
Lynda Poly-Droulard, M.S.N., R.N., Wayne State University





Post-Master’s Graduate Certificates:

Graduate Certificates:

Board of Visitors

The Board of Visitors (BOV)  for the School of Nursing is composed of community leaders from the greater Detroit area. The BOV assists the School of Nursing with fundraising, and they provide scholarships for students.  


The baccalaureate degree program in nursing, master’s degree program in nursing, Doctor of Nursing Practice program and post-master’s APRN certificate programs at Oakland University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education ( The Nurse Anesthesia program is accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs.