Directory

LEADERSHIP TEAM

Box 19407
Pickard Hall
411 South Nedderman Drive
Arlington, Texas 76019-0407
Phone: 817-272-2776
Fax: 817-272-9248
Email: nursing@uta.edu

Elizabeth I. Merwin, PhD, RN, FAAN

Dean and Professor

CONHI Dean

Portrait of Elizabeth Merwin with a grey muslin backdrop

Phone #: 817-272-4793

Office: PKH 669A

Research Focus: My research is focused on improving care for underserved and rural populations, particularly minorities and those from rural communities. My research centers on improving access and outcomes of care, reducing shortages of health professionals in rural and underserved areas and identifying strategies to increase the diversity within the health field.

Kathryn Daniel, PhD, RN, A/GNP-BC, GS-C, AGSF, FAAN

Associate Professor; Associate Dean, Academic Affairs, Nursing (ADN)

CONHI Nursing Department

Portrait of Kathryn Daniel with a blue background

Email: kdaniel@uta.edu

Phone #: 817-272-7085

Office: PKH 604

Research Focus: My research focus is on frail, multimorbid older adults and the technology applications, such as a prototype laboratory apartment environment with embedded sensor technology and robots, to support independence and safety in this population. I am also part of other investigator’s work with older adults in medication safety (Xiao) and exercise interventions in heart failure (Haykowsky) where I bring my clinical skills and connections with older adults in the community.

Paul Fadel, PhD

Professor; Associate Dean for Research; Director, Clinical Translational Research

Area of Specialization: Exercise Physiology

Department of Kinesiology

Portrait of Paul Fadel in the S E I R building

Email: paul.fadel@uta.edu

Phone #: 817-272-6734

Office: PKH 504

Research Focus: My research focus is on the investigation of neural control of circulation at rest and during exercise in human health and disease with a specific emphasis on the sympathetic branch of the autonomic nervous system.

David Keller, PhD

Associate Dean, Chair and Professor

Area of Specialization: Exercise Physiology.

Department of Kinesiology

Portrait of David Keller with a blue background

Email: kellerd@uta.edu

Phone #: 817-272-0083

Office: MAC 231

Research Focus: My research focus is on cardiovascular physiology. Projects include: dynamic blood pressure control in African Americans, exercise-thermoregulation following prolonged exposure to simulated Lunar gravity and baroreflex function in patients with Multiple Sclerosis. Additional Lab: Cardiovascular Physiology Laboratory

Kimberly A. Siniscalchi, DNP, RN, FAAN

Professor of Practice

CONHI Dean’s Office

portrait of Kim Siniscalchi

Email: kimberly.siniscalchi@uta.edu

Phone #: 817-272-7085

Office: PKH 669G

Lalita Thompson

Assistant Dean, Administrative Affairs

CONHI Dean’s Office

Lalita Thompson

Email: lalita@uta.edu

Phone #: 817-272-2529

Office: PKH 669H

DEPARTMENT OF UNDERGRADUATE NURSING

Box 19407
Pickard Hall
411 South Nedderman Drive
Arlington, Texas 76019-0407
Phone: 817-272-2776
Fax: 817-272-5006
Email: nursing@uta.edu

Office of the Chair, Undergraduate Nursing

Jeanean Boyd, DNP, MSN, RN

Chair and Clinical Assistant Professor

Department of Undergraduate Nursing

Jeanean Boyd

Email: jboyd@uta.edu

Phone #: 817-272-3874

Office: PKH 651

Meagan Rogers, PhD, RN, MSN, NPD-BC

Associate Chair and Clinical Assistant Professor

Department of Undergraduate Nursing

Meagan Rogers

Email: meaganr@uta.edu

Phone #: 817-272-5772

Office: PKH 649

Research Focus: My research focus is nursing education pedagogy and persistence and attainment among undergraduate nursing students.

Undergraduate Nursing Faculty

Maxine Adegbola, PhD, RN, CNE, ANEF

Clinical Associate Professor

Department of Undergraduate Nursing

Maxine Adegbola

Email: adegbola@exchange.uta.edu

Phone #: 817-272-3850

Office: PKH 612

Patricia Allard, PhD, MSN, RN-BC, LMFT

Clinical Assistant Professor

Department of Undergraduate Nursing

Patricia Allard

Email: patricia.allard@uta.edu

Phone #: 817-272-3394

Office: PKH 637

Research Focus: My research focus is on the investigation of Integration of Telehealth/Telemedicine training into a Family Nurse Practitioner program, does simulation debriefing increase self-perception of readiness to practice in Senior II BSN students, exploring the role of resilience, anxiety, depression, and stress on the mental health of newly graduated nurses transitioning to practice and the identification and assessment of entry-level nursing competencies.

Sharan (Shae) Allen, MSN, APRN

Clinical Assistant Professor

CONHI Undergraduate Nursing

Sharan Allen

Phone #: 817-272-4704

Office: PKH 626

Carrie Arena-Marshall, MSN, RN, CCRN-K, CNE

Clinical Assistant Professor

Department of Undergraduate Nursing

Carrie Arena-Marshall

Email: carrieam@uta.edu

Phone #: 817-272-2776

Office: PKH 545

Becky Baird, MS, RN-BC, CMSRN, CNE

Clinical Assistant Professor; Director Faculty Development;

Student Success Coordinator

Department of Undergraduate Nursing

Becky Baird

Email: becky.baird@uta.edu

Phone #: 817-272-4869

Office: PKH 220C

Koladele Balogun, MSN, RN

Clinical Assistant Professor

CONHI Undergraduate Nursing

Koladele Balogun

Rosemary Bell, MSN RN, CHEP

Clinical Assistant Professor

CONHI Undergraduate Nursing

Rosemary Bell

Email: rosemary.bell@uta.edu

Phone #: 817-272-1070

Office: PKH 609

Claire Bergmann, MS-NE, RN

Clinical Assistant Professor

CONHI Undergraduate Nursing

Claire Bergmann

Email: bergmann@uta.edu

Phone #: 817-272-9229

Office: PKH 538

Loren Blair, MSN, RN

Clinical Assistant Professor

CONHI Undergraduate Nursing

Loren Blair

Email: loren.blair@uta.edu

Office: PKH 625

Valoree Bowen, MSN, RNC-OB

Clinical Assistant Professor

CONHI Undergraduate Nursing

Valoree Bowen

Email: valoree.murray@uta.edu

Phone #: 817-272-6092

Office: PKH 545

Karen Bravo, MSN, RN

Clinical Assistant Professor

Department of Undergraduate Nursing

Karen Bravo

Email: karen.bravo@uta.edu

Office: PKH 625

Shayla Buckler, DNP, MSN, RN

Clinical Assistant Professor

Department of Undergraduate Nursing

Shayla Buckler

Email: shayla.buckler@uta.edu

Phone #: 817-272-4704

Office: PKH 626

Denise Cauble, PhD, RN, CWOCN

Clinical Assistant Professor, Program Manager

Department of Undergraduate Nursing

Denise Cauble

Email: dcauble@uta.edu

Phone #: 817-272-7338

Office: PKH 639

Donna Cleary, MS, ACNS, BC, Ae-C ,CNE

Clinical Assistant Professor

Department of Undergraduate Nursing

Donna Cleary

Email: cleary@uta.edu

Phone #: 817-272-5052

Office: PKH 635

Bailey Davis, MSN, RN, PCCN

Clinical Assistant Professor

Department of Undergraduate Nursing

Bailey Davis

Email: bailey.davis@uta.edu

Phone #: 817-272-4825

Office: PKH 624

Donna Davis, MSN, Ed, RN

Clinical Assistant Professor

CONHI Undergraduate Nursing

Donna Davis

Email: agnes.deleawe@uta.edu

Office: PKH 544D

Agnes Deleawe, MSN, RN

Clinical Assistant Professor

Department of Undergraduate Nursing

Agnes Deleawe

Email: agnes.deleawe@uta.edu

Office: PKH

Thomas Dombrowsky, PhD, RN

Clinical Assistant Professor

CONHI Undergraduate Nursing

Portrait of Tom Dombrowsky in the Smart Hospital

Email: adthomas@uta.edu

Phone #: 817-272-6881

Office: PKH 654

Research Focus: My research focus is on the factors that affect the functional status of older adults, professional identity formation of student nurses and new nurses, and the evolution of social networks among nursing students and new nurses.

Esther Dorsey, MSN, RN, CCRN, CNRN, CEN

Clinical Assistant Professor

CONHI Undergraduate Nursing

Esther Dorsey

Email: esther.dorsey@uta.edu

Office: PKH 625

Tamara Eades, DNP, MSN, RN

Clinical Assistant Professor

Department of Undergraduate Nursing

Tamara Eades

Email: eades@uta.edu

Phone #: 817-272-6292

Office: PKH 617

Rael Eckenroed , RN, MSN, FNP-C

Clinical Assistant Professor

CONHI Undergraduate Nursing

Rael Eckenroed

Email: rael.eckenroed@uta.edu

Office: PKH 544B

Judith Flanagan, MSN, RN, CCRN, CEN

Clinical Assistant Professor

Department of Undergraduate Nursing

Judith Flanagan

Email: judith.flanagan@uta.edu

Phone #: 817-272-4826

Office: PKH 629

Ceil Flores, PhD, RN, CNE

Director, Student Support

Department of Undergraduate Nursing

Cecilia Flores

Email: cflores@uta.edu

Phone #: 817-272-0704

Office: PKH 659A

Deana Furr, PhD, RN

Clinical Assistant Professor

Department of Undergraduate Nursing

Deana Furr

Email: dfurr@exchange.uta.edu

Phone #: 817-272-4865

Office: PKH 641

Kelle George, MSN, RN

Clinical Assistant Professor

CONHI Undergraduate Nursing

Kelle George

Email: kelle.george@uta.edu

Office: PKH 532

Shayla Green, MSN, RN

Clinical Assistant Professor

Department of Undergraduate Nursing

Shayla Green

Email: shayla.green@uta.edu

Office: PKH 537

Cindy Griffin , MSN, RN

Clinical Assistant Professor

CONHI Undergraduate Nursing

Cindy Griffin

Email: cynthia.griffin@uta.edu

Office: PKH 639

Ahmad Hamdan, PhD, RN, CCRN

Clinical Instructor

CONHI Undergraduate Nursing

Ahmad Hamdan

Email: ahamdan@uta.edu

Phone #: 817-272-6703

Office: PKH 553A

Janelle Hennes, MSN, RN

Clinical Assistant Professor

Department of Undergraduate Nursing

Jannelle Hennes

Email: janhennes@uta.edu

Phone #: 817-272-4827

Office: PKH 616B

Marti Hesse, MSN, RN

Clinical Assistant Professor

Department of Undergraduate Nursing

Martha Hesse

Email: hesse@uta.edu

Phone #: 817-272-4875

Office: PKH 536

Laura Hixon, MSNE, CMSRN, ONC

Clinical Assistant Professor

Department of Undergraduate Nursing

Laura Hixon

Email: laura.hixon@uta.edu

Phone #: 817-272-1793

Office: PKH 642

Michael Holmes, MSN, RN

Clinical Assistant Professor

Department of Undergraduate Nursing

Michael Holmes

Email: michael.holmes@uta.edu

Phone #: 817-272-4818

Office: PKH 617

Brenda Hoolapa, MS, BSN, RNC-OB

Clinical Assistant Professor

Department of Undergraduate Nursing

Brenda Hoolapa

Email: hoolapa@uta.edu

Phone #: 817-272-7204

Office: PKH 638

Dinah Houston, MSN, RN, PCCN

Clinical Assistant Professor

Department of Undergraduate Nursing

Dinah Houston

Email: dinah.houstongratch@uta.edu

Office: PKH 553A

Deborah Hughes, MS, RN, CCRN

Clinical Assistant Professor

CONHI Undergraduate Nursing

Deborah Hughes

Email: dhughes@uta.edu

Phone #: 817-272-6037

Office: PKH 653

Debra Hurd, PhD, RN, CNE

Clinical Assistant Professor

Department of Undergraduate Nursing

Debra Hurd

Email: hurd@uta.edu

Phone #: 817-272-6819

Office: PKH 545

Melynda Hutchings, DNP, MSN, RN-BC, CEN

Clinical Instructor

Department of Undergraduate Nursing

Melynda Hutchings

Email: melynda.hutchings@uta.edu

Phone #: 817-272-4857

Office: PKH 540

Terri Jenkins, MSN, RN

Clinical Assistant Professor

Department of Undergraduate Nursing

Terri Jenkins

Email: jenkinsta@uta.edu

Phone #: 817-272-0163

Office: PKH 634

Leslie Jennings, MSN/Ed, RN

Clinical Instructor

Department of Undergraduate Nursing

Leslie Jennings

Email: lesliej@uta.edu

Phone #: 817-272-6819

Office: PKH 613

Research Focus: My research focus is on factors related to the persistence and retention of nursing students, starting in their pre-clinical courses. I am currently investigating both stress and resilience as well as other predictors of success, including interventions that help pre-nursing students succeed.

Courtney Johnson, MSN, APRN, FNP-C

Clinical Assistant Professor

Department of Undergraduate Nursing

Courtney Johnson

Email: courtney.johnson@uta.edu

Phone #: 817-272-0703

Office: PKH 538

Susan Justice, MSN, RN, CNS

Clinical Assistant Professor

Department of Undergraduate Nursing

Susan Justice

Email: justsu@uta.edu

Phone #: 817-272-4826

Office: PKH 633

Cynthia Koomey, PhD, MSN, RN, CNE

Clinical Assistant Professor

Department of Undergraduate Nursing

Cynthia Koomey

Email: cynthia.koomey@uta.edu

Phone #: 817-272-4039

Office: PKH 624

Katherine Kreis, MSN, RN

Clinical Assistant Professor

Department of Undergraduate Nursing

Katherine Kreis

Email: katherine.kreis@uta.edu

Phone #: 817-272-4704

Office: PKH 626

Melissa Lagrone, PhD, RN

Clinical Assistant Professor

Department of Undergraduate Nursing

Melissa Lagrone

Email: mlagrone@uta.edu

Phone #: 817-272-4855

Office: PKH 632

Yunsik Lee, MSN, RN, AGACNP-BC

Clinical Assistant Professor

Department of Undergraduate Nursing

Yunsik Lee

Email: yunsik.lee@uta.edu

Phone #: 817-272-1847

Office: PKH 526

Connie Lowry, MSN, RN, MHA, CNE

Clinical Assistant Professor

Department of Undergraduate Nursing

Connie Lowry

Email: lowryc@uta.edu

Phone #: 817-272-7088

Office: PKH 544C

Amy Madsen, MSN, RN

Clinical Assistant Professor

Department of Undergraduate Nursing

Amy Madsen

Email: amadsen@uta.edu

Phone #: 817-272-1035

Office: PKH 544B

Janet Makori, MSN, RN

Clinical Assistant Professor

CONHI Undergraduate Nursing

Janet Makori

Email: jmakori@uta.edu

Phone #: 817-272-0450

Office: PKH 538

Tara Martin , MSN, RN, CPN

Clinical Assistant Professor

Department of Undergraduate Nursing

Tara Martin

Email: tara.martin@uta.edu

Phone #: 817-272-4704

Office: PKH 626

Rebecca Mathews, MSN, RN, CPHON

Clinical Assistant Professor

Department of Undergraduate Nursing

Rebecca Matthews

Email: rebecca.mathews@uta.edu

Phone #: 817-272-0450

Office: PKH 538

Katie McLean, MSN, RN

Clinical Assistant Professor

CONHI Undergraduate Nursing

Katie Mclean (Roth)

Email: katie.mclean@uta.edu

Phone #: 817-272-4825

Office: PKH 624

Marcia Monghate, MSN, MPH, RN, APRN, PMHCNS-BC, CNE

Clinical Assistant Professor

CONHI Undergraduate Nursing

Marcia Monghate

Email: monghate@uta.edu

Phone #: 817-272-6814

Office: PKH 539

Kelley Monroe, DNP, MSN, RN, WCC

Clinical Assistant Professor

Department of Undergraduate Nursing

Kelley Monroe

Email: kelley.monroe@uta.edu

Phone #: 817-272-4857

Office: PKH 540

Brian Morr, MSN, RN

Clinical Assistant Professor

Department of Undergraduate Nursing

Brian Morr

Email: morr@uta.edu

Phone #: 817-272-7244

Office: PKH 631

Kimberly Mortus, MSN, RN

Clinical Assistant Professor

Department of Undergraduate Nursing

Kimberly Mortus

Email: kimberly.mortus@uta.edu

Phone #: 817-272-4704

Office: PKH 626

Juanita Nickols, MSN, RN

Clinical Assistant Professor

Department of Undergraduate Nursing

Juanita Nickols

Email: jnickols@uta.edu

Phone #: 817-272-9342

Office: PKH 628B

Susan Norman, MS, RN, CCRN

Clinical Assistant Professor

Department of Undergraduate Nursing

Susan Norman

Email: snorman@uta.edu

Phone #: 817-272-3394

Office: PKH 626

Felicia Ogidan, MSN, RN, CCRN

Clinical Assistant Professor

Department of Undergraduate Nursing

Adejoke (Felicia) Ogidan

Phone #: 817-272-6703

Office: PKH 553A

Research Focus: My research focus is the investigation of the best innovative educational approach that will prepare the pre-licensure nursing students in delivering quality end-of-life care to the elderly population, especially the aged population with multiple chronic health conditions such as dementia, diabetes, and chronic heart diseases.

Roselyne Otieno, MSN, RN

Clinical Assistant Professor

Department of Undergraduate Nursing

Roselyne Otieno

Email: otieno@uta.edu

Phone #: 817-272-0703

Office: PKH 538

Alyssa Peterson, MSN, RN

Clinical Assistant Professor

Program Manager – Student Success

Department of Undergraduate Nursing

Alyssa Peterson

Email: alyssa.peterson@uta.edu

Phone #: 817-272-1746

Office: PKH 220B

Lisa Prince, MSN, RN

Clinical Assistant Professor

CONHI Undergraduate Nursing

Lisa Prince

Email: lisa.prince@uta.edu

Office: PKH

Crystal Ramirez, MSN, RN,SCRN, CNEcl

Clinical Assistant Professor

CONHI Undergraduate Nursing

Crystal Ramirez

Email: crystal.ramirez@uta.edu

Office: PKH 626

Mary Beth Reid, PhD, RN, CNS, CCRN, CEN, CNE

Clinical Assistant Professor

Department of Undergraduate Nursing

Mary Reid

Email: marva.bernard@uta.edu

Phone #: 817-272-1036

Office: PKH 630

Jeff Robbins, BSN, MBA, RN

Clinical Assistant Professor

Department of Undergraduate Nursing

Jeffrey Robbins

Phone #: 817-272-4875

Office: PKH 536

Christine Roberts, MSN, RN, PCCN

Clinical Assistant Professor

CONHI Undergraduate Nursing

Christine Roberts

Email: christine.roberts@uta.edu

Phone #: 817-272-3850

Office: PKH 544D

Meagan Rogers, PhD, RN, MSN, NPD-BC

Associate Chair and Clinical Assistant Professor

Department of Undergraduate Nursing

Meagan Rogers

Email: meaganr@uta.edu

Phone #: 817-272-5772

Office: PKH 649

Research Focus: My research focus is nursing education pedagogy and persistence and attainment among undergraduate nursing students.

Jennifer Roye, MSN, RN, CHSE, CNE

Assistant Dean for Simulation and Technology

CONHI Smart Hospital

Jennifer Roye

Email: roye@uta.edu

Phone #: 817-272-0022

Office: UH 551

Research Focus: My research focus is healthcare simulation. My primary areas of interest are evaluation, innovation, and learning theory related to simulation education.

Stephanie Rush, MSN, RN

Clinical Assistant Professor

CONHI Undergraduate Nursing

Stephanie Rush

Email: stephanie.keyrush@uta.edu

Office: PKH 537

Reyhan Rzayeva, MSN, RN

Clinical Assistant Professor

CONHI Undergraduate Nursing

Reyhan Rzayeva

Email: reyhan.rzayeva@uta.edu

Office: PKH 532

David Smith, MSN, RN

Clinical Assistant Professor, Program Manager

Department of Undergraduate Nursing

David Smith

Email: david.smith4@uta.edu

Phone #: 817-272-6703

Office: PKH 641

Jessica Grace Smith

Assistant Professor

CONHI Undergraduate Nursing

Portrait of Jessica Smith in the S E I R Building

Email: jessica.smith2@uta.edu

Phone #: 817-272-4824

Office: PKH 611

Research Focus: My research focus is on understanding how nursing education, nursing skill mix, staffing ratios, and nurse work environments might be associated with patient outcomes and nurse job outcomes in rural hospitals. I also collaborate with colleagues to study antecedents and consequences of missed nursing care in NICUs. These relationships need to be understood to guide policy recommendations for safer healthcare.

Rincy Soney, MSN, RN, RN-BC (ANCC Board Certified in Nursing Informatics)

Clinical Assistant Professor

Department of Undergraduate Nursing

Rincy Soney

Email: rincy.soney@uta.edu

Office: PKH 626

Elisa Stehling, MSN, RN

Clinical Assistant Professor

CONHI Undergraduate Nursing

Elisa Stehling

Email: elisa.stehling@uta.edu

Phone #: 817-272-0703

Office: PKH 538

Kristin Sterling, MSN, RN, CPEN

Clinical Assistant Professor

Department of Undergraduate Nursing

Kristin Sterling

Email: kristin.sterling@uta.edu

Phone #: 817-272-3472

Office: PKH 616A

Rena Suber, MSN, RN

Clinical Assistant Professor

Department of Undergraduate Nursing

Quainshonda Rena Suber

Phone #: 817-272-6869

Office: PKH 532

Jennifer Taylor, MSN, RN

Clinical Instructor

CONHI Undergraduate Nursing

Jennifer Taylor

Phone #: 817-272-6703

Office: PKH 553A

Shawn Tindell, MSN, RN

Program Manager

Department of Undergraduate Nursing

Shawn Tindell

Email: tindell@uta.edu

Phone #: 817-272-1037

Office: PKH 658

Kaseya Tshikunguila, MSN, RN, CCRN

Clinical Assistant Professor

CONHI Undergraduate Nursing

Kaseya Tshikunguila

Email: kaseya.tshikunguila@uta.edu

Office: PKH 536

Regina Urban, PhD, CCRN, RN-BC, CNE

Assistant Professor

Department of Undergraduate Nursing

Regina Urban

Email: rurban@uta.edu

Phone #: 817-272-9403

Office: PKH 628A

Shiny Varghese, MSN, RN, PCCN

Clinical Assistant Professor

Department of Undergraduate Nursing

Shiny Varghese

Phone #: 817-272-4875

Office: PKH 536

Sara Washington, MS, RN, CNE

Clinical Assistant Professor

Department of Undergraduate Nursing

Sara Washington

Email: swashington@uta.edu

Phone #: 817-272-7334

Office: PKH 619

RaQuita Weeks-Lee, DNP, MSN, RN

Clinical Assistant Professor

Department of Undergraduate Nursing

RaQuita Weeks-Lee

Email: raquita.weekslee@uta.edu

Office: PKH 625

Kelly Welch, MSN, RNC-OB

Clinical Assistant Professor

CONHI Undergraduate Nursing

Kelly Welch

Email: kelly.welch@uta.edu

Phone #: 817-272-4704

Office: PKH 626

Susan Wells, MSN, RN, CNL

Clinical Assistant Professor

CONHI Undergraduate Nursing

Susan Wells

Email: susan.wells@uta.edu

Phone #: 817-272-1847

Office: PKH 526

Leigh Anne Wheeler, MSN, RN

Clinical Assistant Professor

CONHI Undergraduate Nursing

Leigh Anne Wheeler

Email: leigh.wheeler@uta.edu

Phone #: 817-272-4704

Office: PKH 626

Pamela White, MSN, RN

Program Manager

Department of Undergraduate Nursing

Pamela White

Email: pamwhite@uta.edu

Phone #: 817-272-5406

Office: PKH 664

Gabriela Whitener, DNP, RN, CCRN, CNL

Clinical Assistant Professor

Department of Undergraduate Nursing

Gabriela Whitener

Email: gabriela.whitener@uta.edu

Office: PKH 626

Nicke Wilson, MSN, RN, SANE-A

Clinical Assistant Professor

Department of Undergraduate Nursing

Nicke Wilson

Email: nicke.wilson@uta.edu

Office: PKH 538

Sharon Wilson, PhD, RN, FCN

Clinical Assistant Professor

Department of Undergraduate Nursing

Sharon Wilson

Email: sharon.wilson@uta.edu

Phone #: 817-272-6679

Office: PKH 640

Research Focus: My research focus is exploring the connection between spirituality and health with the primary objective of examining the impact of faith-based physical activity strategies on health-related behaviors in African Americans.

Glenn Wood, MSN, RN

Clinical Assistant Professor

Department of Undergraduate Nursing

Glenn Wood

Email: gwood@uta.edu

Phone #: 817-272-6703

Office: PKH 553A

Paula Wyman, MSN, RN, CNL, CMSRN

Clinical Assistant Professor

CONHI Undergraduate Nursing

Paula Wyman

Email: paula.wyman@uta.edu

Office: PKH 553A

Yan Xiao, PhD

Professor

CONHI Undergraduate Nursing

Portrait of Yan Xiao in the Smart Hospital hallway

Email: yan.xiao@uta.edu

Phone #: 817-272-5781

Office: PKH 615

Research Focus: My research focus is on developing high impact innovations to improve the safety and reliability of healthcare through human factors methods and principles.

Undergraduate Nursing Staff

Ethelina Harris

Support Specialist II

CONHI Undergraduate Nursing

Ethelina Harris

Email: ethelina.harris@uta.edu

Phone #: 817-272-4797

Office: PKH 654

Ashleigh Johnson

Coordinator I, Special Programs

CONHI Undergraduate Nursing

Ashleigh Johnson

Email: ashleigh.johnson@uta.edu

Phone #: 817-272-6881

Office: PKH 644

Suzanne Kyle

Testing Specialist

Department of Undergraduate Nursing

Suzanne Kyle

Email: skyle@uta.edu

Phone #: 817-272-0367

Office: PKH 645

Shelby Sales

Administrative Assistant II

CONHI Undergraduate Nursing

Shelby Sales

Email: shelby.sales@uta.edu

Phone #: 817-272-6037

Office: PKH 653

Pamela Smith

Coordinator III – Special Programs

Department of Undergraduate Nursing

Pamela Smith

Email: pamsmith@exchange.uta.edu

Phone #: 817-272-4814

Office: PKH 650

Rhonda Wheaton

Testing Specialist

CONHI Undergraduate Nursing

Rhonda Wheaton

Email: rhonda.wheaton@uta.edu

Phone #: 817-272-9227

Office: PKH 661

Holly Woods

Coordinator I, Special Programs

Department of Undergraduate Nursing

Holly Woods

Email: hwoods@uta.edu

Phone #: 817-272-4811

Office: PKH 643

DEPARTMENT OF GRADUATE NURSING

Box 19407
Pickard Hall
411 South Nedderman Drive
Arlington, Texas 76019-0407
Phone: 817-272-2776
Fax: 817-272-2795
Email: GRnurseadmin@uta.edu

Department Chairs and Program Directors

John Gonzalez, DNP, APRN, ACNP-BC, ANP-C

Chair, Graduate Nursing Programs; Clinical Assistant Professor

Department of Graduate Nursing

John Gonzales

Email: johngonz@uta.edu

Phone #: 817-272-1379

Office: PKH 514

Monee’ (Essence) Carter-Griffin, DNP, APRN, ACNP-BC

Associate Chair for Advanced Practice Nursing; Director, Adult Gerontology Acute Nurse Practitioner Program; Clinical Assistant Professor

Department of Graduate Nursing

Essence Monee Carter-Griffin

Email: monee@uta.edu

Phone #: 817-272-6866

Office: PKH 639

Margarita Trevino, PhD, RN, CHN

Clinical Associate Professor, Associate Chair of Graduate Education and MSN Administration, DNP and PhD Programs

Department of Graduate Nursing

Margarita Trevino

Email: trevinom@uta.edu

Phone #: 817-272-3288

Office: PKH 520A

Lynda Jarrell, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, CNE

Director, Family Nurse Practitioner Program; Clinical Assistant Professor

Department of Graduate Nursing

Lynda Jarrell

Email: jarrell@uta.edu

Phone #: 817-272-3793

Office: PKH 512

Aimee T. Dunnam , DNP, MSN-Administration, APRN, PMHNP-BC, NNP-BC

Clinical Assistant Professor; Director, Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Program

Department of Graduate Nursing

Aimee Dunnam

Email: aimee.dunnam@uta.edu

Phone #: 817-272-4818

Office: PKH 519

Kellie L. Kahveci, PhD, APRN, AGPCNP-PC, GNP-BC

Clinical Assistant Professor, Director of Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Program

Department of Graduate Nursing

Kellie Kahveci

Email: kellie.kahveci@uta.edu

Phone #: 817-272-2776

Office: PKH 510

Heather Holland Skrivanek, PhD, APRN, CPNP-PC

Director of Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Programs (Primary & Acute) and Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Program; Assistant Clinical Professor

CONHI Graduate Nursing

Heather Skrivanek

Email: heather.skrivanek@uta.edu

Phone #: 817-272-7382

Office: PKH 533

Dolores S. Aguilar, MS, APRN, CNS, CHN

Clinical Associate Professor, Director of Nursing Education Program

Department of Graduate Nursing

Delores Aguilar

Email: aguilar@uta.edu

Phone #: 817-272-5772

Office: PKH 512A

Marco Brotto, PhD

Professor; George W. and Hazel M. Jay Professorship; Director of PhD in Nursing Program

Area of Specialization: Muscle Physiology; Muscle Health & Disease

CONHI Graduate Nursing

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Email: marco.brotto@uta.edu

Phone #: 817-272-7315

Office: SEIR 270

Research Focus: My research focus is on aging; bone-muscle crosstalk; sarcopenia and osteoporosis; biomarkers of musculoskeletal diseases; and muscle physiology.

Dr. Donna Hamby, DNP, APRN, ACNP-BC

Clinical Assistant Professor, Director of Doctoral Nursing Practice Program

CONHI Graduate Nursing

Donna Hamby

Email: donna.hamby@uta.edu

Phone #: 817-272-4773

Office: PKH 547

Cindy Plonien , DNP, RN

Clinical Assistant Professor, Director of Nursing Administration Program

Department of Graduate Nursing

Cynthia Plonien

Email: plonien@uta.edu

Phone #: 817-272-1038

Office: PKH 527

Graduate Nursing Faculty

Donna Bacchus, PhD, RN

Clinical Assistant Professor

CONHI Graduate Nursing

Donna Bacchus

Email: bacchus@uta.edu

Phone #: 817-272-3337

Office: PKH 544C

Joy Don Baker, PhD, CNE, BC, NEA-BC, CNOR, NE-BC

Clinical Professor

Department of Graduate Nursing

Joy Baker

Email: jdbaker@uta.edu

Phone #: 817-272-2776

Office: PKH 520B

Marion Ball

Presidential Distinguished Professor and Executive Director/ Chair of MICHI

CONHI Graduate Nursing

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Email: marion.ball@uta.edu

Phone #: 817-272-1878

Office: SEIR 419

Research Focus: My research focuses are in health informatics, curriculum design, education and research towards bringing enabling technology to the point of use.

Donelle Barnes, PhD, RN, CNE

Associate Professor

CONHI Graduate Nursing

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Email: donelle@uta.edu

Phone #: 817-272-0108

Office: PKH 521

Research Focus: My research focus is working with Dr. Yaewon Seo on her symptom management studies of heart failure patients. Specifically, we are testing an intervention for shortness of breath in heart failure outpatients, with the goal of limiting their shortness of breath, and increasing their activities of daily living and physical activity.

Deborah Behan, PhD, RN-BC

Associate Clinical Professor

CONHI Graduate Nursing

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Email: dgreen@uta.edu

Phone #: 817-272-4860

Office: PKH 522

Research Focus: My research focus is on the prevalence of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and depression among mothers of neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) infants with the evaluation of expressive writing.

Daisha Cipher, PhD

Associate Professor

Nursing Department

CONHI Graduate Nursing

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Email: cipher@uta.edu

Phone #: 817-272-1139

Office: PKH 529

Research Focus: My research focuses are on: 1) quantitative quality indicators of nursing education, 2) outcomes research in clinical and medical settings, and 3) analyses of population-based survey health databases. My research in nursing education involves identifying factors associated with persistence in our undergraduate and graduate programs within the CONHI using regression modeling. My research in medical settings involves identifying factors associated with treatment success and extended survival using regression models and survival analysis. My research with survey health databases involves the generation of weighted estimates to report health statistics on the national level.

Maureen Courtney, PhD, FNP-BC, APRN

Associate Professor

Department of Graduate Nursing

Maureen Courtney

Email: maureen@uta.edu

Phone #: 817-272-4861

Office: PKH 627A

Elizabeth Fuentes, MSN, APRN, RN

Clinical Assistant Professor

Department of Graduate Nursing

Elizabeth Fuentes

Email: elizabeth.fuentes2@uta.edu

Office: PKH 518

Kristen Gigli, PhD, RN, CPNP-AC

Assistant Professor

CONHI Graduate Nursing

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Email: kristin.gigli@uta.edu

Phone #: 817-272-4876

Office: PKH 534

Research Focus: My research focus is in pediatric critical care and examines a broad range of issues related to pediatric hospital care, including the utilization of nurse practitioners in hospital-based care and the influence of health policy on the outcomes of hospitalized children.

Florence Haseltine, M.D., PhD

Professor; Executive Director of Health Research and Presidential Distinguished Professor

Medical Director, North Texas Genome Center

Department of Graduate Nursing

Florence Haseltine

Email: fhaseltine@uta.edu

Phone #: 817-272-9998

Office: SEIR Bldg

Research Focus: Our research focuses on differences related to innate immunity and genomic expression differences between males and females.

Deborah Lewis, DNP, FNP, APRN, RN

Clinical Assistant Professor

CONHI Graduate Nursing

Deborah Lewis

Email: deborah.lewis@uta.edu

Office: PKH 518

Jacqueline Michael, PhD, APRN, RN

Clinical Assistant Professor

Department of Graduate Nursing

Jacqueline Michael

Email: michaels@uta.edu

Phone #: 817-272-7389

Office: PKH 621

Zui Pan, PhD

Associate Professor

Area of Specialization: Pathophysiology of Cancer, Muscle and Heart Disease

CONHI Graduate Nursing

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Email: zui.pan@uta.edu

Phone #: 817-272-2596

Office: SEIR 246

Research Focus: My research focus is on calcium signaling in cancer, muscle and other diseases. In particular, we study the pathophysiological role of store-operated calcium entry in these diseases and thus identify drug targets for novel effective treatments.

Patti Parker, PhD, APRN, ACNS, ANP, GNP, BC, GS-C

Clinical Assistant Professor

CONHI Graduate Nursing

Patti Parker

Email: paparker@uta.edu

Phone #: 817-272-4874

Office: PKH 502N

Jaquetta Reeves, PhD, RN, NP-C

Assistant Professor

Department of Graduate Nursing

Jaquetta Reeves

Email: jaquetta.reeves@uta.edu

Phone #: 817-272-0172

Office: PKH 535

Research Focus: My research focus is on addressing disparities and health inequities related to sexual health and consistent condom use among urban minority youth and young adults.

Brandon Respress, PhD, RN, MPH

Clinical Assistant Professor

CONHI Graduate Nursing

Brandon Respress

Email: brandon.respress@uta.edu

Phone #: 817-272-9563

Office: PKH 538

Mary Schira, PhD, ACNP, RN

Associate Professor

Department of Graduate Nursing

Mary Schira

Email: schira@uta.edu

Phone #: 817-272-2776

Office: PKH 516

Yaewon Seo, PhD, RN

Assistant Professor

Department of Graduate Nursing

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Email: yaewon.seo@uta.edu

Phone #: 817-272-7342

Office: PKH 528

Research Focus: My research focuses on symptom management (particularly, dyspnea), breathing pattern, functional status, quality of life, use of health care utilization and underlying bio-physiological mechanisms of how deep and slow breathing training to reduce dyspnea and improve functional status (e.g., cardiac baroreflex sensitivity, pulse wave velocity, etc.) in patients with heart failure.

Courtney Stewart, RN, MSN, PNP-PC 

Clinical Assistant Professor

Department of Graduate Nursing

Courtney Stewart

Email: stewartc@uta.edu

Office: PKH 518

Gigi Thomas, DNP, FNP, APRN, ATLS, RN, ACLS

Clinical Assistant Professor

Department of Graduate Nursing

Gigi Thomas

Email: gigi.thomas@uta.edu

Phone #: 817-272-4832

Office: PKH 553B

Patricia Thomas, PhD, RN, NNP-BC, CNE

Clinical Assistant Professor

Department of Graduate Nursing

Patricia Thomas

Email: pthomas@uta.edu

Phone #: 817-272-1139

Office: PKH 529

Venu Varanasi, PhD

Associate Professor

Area of Specialization: Biomaterials and Bone, Muscle, Tissue Recovery

Department of Graduate Nursing

Portrait of Venu Varanassi in a laboratory

Email: venu.varanasi@uta.edu

Phone #: 817-272-1743

Office: SEIR 238

Research Focus: My research focus is on the development of novel in situ methods of 3D printing to rebuild and reconstruct missing defects in bone and muscle. Our goal is to induce rapid bone healing such that these procedures can thought of as the same severity as dental fillings and make this current in-patient and long hospital stay procedure into an out-patient and heal at home procedure.

Jing Wang, PhD

Associate Professor

Department of Graduate Nursing

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Email: jing.wang@uta.edu

Phone #: 817-272-4844

Office: PKH 531

Research Focus: My research focus is on statistical methodology and machine learning, multilevel models, and Bayesian statistics.

Jonne Wilmore, MSN, APRN, NP-C, CPNP-AC

Clinical Assistant Professor

Department of Graduate Nursing

Jonne Wilmore

Email: jonne.wilmore@uta.edu

Office: PKH 518

Graduate Nursing Staff

Debbie Berry

Department Manager

Department of Graduate Nursing

Debbie Berry

Email: debbie.berry@uta.edu

Phone #: 817-272-3794

Office: PKH 512

Felicia Chamberlain

Manager, Academic Online Programs

Department of Graduate Nursing

Felicia Chamberlain

Email: chamberl@uta.edu

Phone #: 817-272-0659

Office: PKH 515

Cynthia Carter

Support Specialist II

Department of Graduate Nursing

Email: Cynthia.carter@uta.edu

Office: PKH 509

Jessica Edwards

Administrative Assistant II

CONHI Graduate Nursing

Jessica Edwards

Email: jessica.moffett@uta.edu

Office: PKH 513

Kia Kalumbi

Administrative Assistant I

Department of Graduate Nursing

Kia Kalumbi

Email: kia.kalumbi@uta.edu

Phone #: 817-272-4876

Office: PKH 517

Jitenga Knox

Administrative Assistant II

CONHI Graduate Nursing

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Email: jitenga.knox@uta.edu

Phone #: 817-272-1891

Office: SEIR 420

Caitlin Wade

Administrative Assistant II

CONHI Graduate Nursing

Caitlin Wade

Email: cwade@uta.edu

Phone #: 817-272-5769

Office: PKH 520

Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner

Clinical Coordination Team

CONHI Graduate Nursing

Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner

Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner

Clinical Coordination Team

CONHI Graduate Nursing

Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner

Doctor of Nursing Practice

Clinical Coordination Team

CONHI Graduate Nursing

Doctor of Nursing Practice

Family Nurse Practitioner

Clinical Coordination Team

CONHI Graduate Nursing

Family Nurse Practitioner

Email: FNP@uta.edu

Phone #: 817-272-3374

Neonatal Nurse Practitioner

Clinical Coordination Team

CONHI Graduate Nursing

Neonatal Nurse Practitioner

Email: NNP@uta.edu

Phone #: 817-272-3374

MSN Education

Clinical Coordination Team

CONHI Graduate Nursing

Nursing Education

Pediatric Acute Care Nurse Practitioner

Clinical Coordination Team

CONHI Graduate Nursing

Pediatric Acute Care Nurse Practitioner

Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner

Clinical Coordination Team

CONHI Graduate Nursing

Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner

Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Clinical Coordination Team

CONHI Graduate Nursing

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Kinesiology

Box 19259
500 W. Nedderman Dr.
147 Maverick Activities Center
Arlington, TX 76019-0259
Phone: 817-272-3288 
Fax: 817-272-3233 
Email: kinesiology@uta.edu 

Office of the Chair, Kinesiology

David Keller, PhD

Associate Dean, Chair and Professor

Area of Specialization: Exercise Physiology.

Department of Kinesiology

Portrait of David Keller with a blue background

Email: kellerd@uta.edu

Phone #: 817-272-0083

Office: MAC 231

Research Focus: My research focus is on cardiovascular physiology. Projects include: dynamic blood pressure control in African Americans, exercise-thermoregulation following prolonged exposure to simulated Lunar gravity and baroreflex function in patients with Multiple Sclerosis. Additional Lab: Cardiovascular Physiology Laboratory

R. Matthew Brothers, PhD

Associate Professor; Associate Chair of Graduate Programs in Exercise Science

Area of Specialization: Exercise Physiology

Department of Kinesiology

portrait of Matt Brothers

Email: matthew.brothers@uta.edu

Phone #: 817-272-3156

Office: SEIR 161/Lab SEIR 124

Research Focus: My research focus is on the investigation of mechanisms of impaired peripheral and cerebral vascular function in selected at-risk/diseased populations. In addition, I examine the impact of various acute interventional approaches on these mechanisms. This research bears implications for various physiologic conditions including thermoregulatory capacity, orthostatic tolerance, and risk for cardiovascular, neurological, and metabolic diseases.

Priscila Tamplain, PhD

Associate Professor; Associate Chair of Undergraduate Programs

Area of Specialization: Developmental Motor Cognition

Department of Kinesiology

Portrait of Priscila Tamplain in the Maverick Activities Center gymnasium

Email: priscila.tamplain@uta.edu

Phone #: 817-272-6320

Office: MAC 228

Research Focus: My research focus is on assessment, mechanisms, and interventions for motor development in typical and atypical populations, with a particular interest in children with Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD) and associated conditions (e.g., Autism Spectrum Disorders).

Kinesiology Faculty

Ziyad Ben Taleb, PhD, MD, MPH

Assistant Professor

Area of Specialization: Public Health

Department of Kinesiology

Portrait of Ziyad Ben Taleb in front of the S E I R Building.

Email: ziyad.bentaleb@uta.edu

Phone #: 817-272-3288

Office: MAC 115

Research Focus: My research focus is on smoking cessation and the epidemiology of tobacco use with a focus on investigating the health effects associated with exposure to emerging tobacco products, such as hookah and electronic cigarettes. My research involves the use of clinical laboratory models, epidemiological surveys, behavioral science and social media to guide the development of tobacco control policies.

Godfred Boateng, PhD

Assistant Professor

Area of Specialization: Public Health

Department of Kinesiology

Portrait of Godfred Boateng with a blue background

Email: godfred.boateng@uta.edu

Phone #: 817-272-3288

Office: MAC 148

Research Focus: My research focus is on the interconnections that exist between household food, water, and energy insecurity and associated implications for maternal, infant and child health. I am interested in understanding the proximal, distal and contextual factors that shape resource insecurity, particularly those that produce health disparities and inequities. One of the ways this is done is through the development of scales that enable the measurement and monitoring of resource insecurity and facilitates the implementation of sustainable solutions.

Kyrah K. Brown, PhD

Assistant Professor

Area of Specialization: Public Health

Department of Kinesiology

Portrait of Kyrah Brown with a blue background

Email: kyrah.brown@uta.edu

Phone #: 817-272-3288

Office: MAC 227

Research Focus: My research focus is on racial/ethnic disparities in maternal health (e.g., maternal mortality and morbidity) and birth outcomes (e.g., infant mortality, prematurity). I am interested in examining the social and systems-level factors that influence the health status (e.g., cardiovascular health, reproductive health, mental health) of women of color across the life course. I am also interested in women’s/maternal health care quality and safety.

Erin Carlson, PhD, MPH

Clinical Associate Professor

Program Director - Master of Public Health

Department of Kinesiology

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Email: Erin.Carlson@uta.edu

Phone #: 817-272-1893

Office: MAC 116

Meredith Decker, PhD, ATC, LAT, PES

Clinical Assistant Professor

Department of Kinesiology

Meredith Decker profile

Email: mdecker@uta.edu

Phone #: 817-272-6307

Office: PEB 112F

Paul Fadel, PhD

Professor; Associate Dean for Research; Director, Clinical Translational Research

Area of Specialization: Exercise Physiology

Department of Kinesiology

Portrait of Paul Fadel in the S E I R building

Email: paul.fadel@uta.edu

Phone #: 817-272-6734

Office: PKH 504

Research Focus: My research focus is on the investigation of neural control of circulation at rest and during exercise in human health and disease with a specific emphasis on the sympathetic branch of the autonomic nervous system.

Becky Garner, DrPH, CPH

Clinical Assistant Professor; Program Director - Bachelor of Public Health

Department of Kinesiology

Rebecca Garner

Email: beckyg@uta.edu

Phone #: 817-272-1705

Office: MAC 114

Research Focus: My research focus is centered on development of strategies that further student engagement, provide opportunities for students to develop a sense of connection and belonging, and enable them to engage in practice-based activities designed to promote personal growth and professional development. The aim of these efforts is to implement evidence-based practices to support student success during the undergraduate career and beyond.

Tyler Garner, PhD

Clinical Assistant Professor

Department of Kinesiology

Tyler Garner

Email: tgarner@uta.edu

Phone #: 817-272-6809

Office: MAC 156

Jody Greaney, PhD

Assistant Professor

Area of Specialization: Integrative and Exercise Physiology

Department of Kinesiology

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Email: jody.greaney@uta.edu

Phone #: 817-272-7891

Office: SEIR 159/Lab SEIR 118

Research Focus: My research focus is on investigating the mechanisms underlying neurovascular dysfunction in human depression, with the ultimate goal of identifying novel therapeutic intervention strategies to prevent, slow, or reverse depression-associated cardiovascular disease. Our laboratory utilizes a multidisciplinary, integrative, and translational research strategy that combines a variety of experimental techniques that enable the interrogation of physiological and pathophysiological mechanisms of neurovascular function in humans.

Brandie Green, PhD

Clinical Assistant Professor

Department of Kinesiology

Brandie Green profile

Email: bgreen@uta.edu

Phone #: 817-272-3288

Office: MAC 226

Xiangli Gu, PhD

Assistant Professor

Area of Specialization: Motor Behavior and Physical Activity/Education

Department of Kinesiology

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Email: xiangli.gu@uta.edu

Phone #: 817-272-3288

Office: MAC 147

Research Focus: My research focus is on physical activity and motor behavior in minority and underserved children and emerging adults, with the aim to understand physical activity and health disparities through behavioral and neuropsychological levels of assessment. My research laboratory is conducting empirical research projects to investigate the effects of emerging technology-based (i.e., virtual reality) physical activity interventions on individual’s brain health (i.e., depression, cognition, health-related quality of life) and movement behaviors (i.e., sedentary behavior, sleep, and physical activity) in the home, school, and community settings.

Brad Heddins, MS

Clinical Assistant Professor; Program Director - Bachelor of Exercise Science

Department of Kinesiology

Brad Heddins

Email: heddins@uta.edu

Phone #: 817-272-1335

Office: MAC 149

Yeonwoo Kim, PhD

Assistant Professor

Area of Specialization: Public Health

Department of Kinesiology

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Email: yeonwoo.kim@uta.edu

Phone #: 817-272-3186

Office: SEIR 142

Research Focus: My research focuses on social determinants of health to explain social disparity in health. Specific areas of her research include neighborhood impacts on (1) obesity and obesity-related behaviors and (2) cardiovascular disease. I have published my work in public health and medical journals, including Preventive Medicine, Journal of Urban Health, Obesity Reviews, and Social Science & Medicine.

Tiffany Kindratt, PhD

Assistant Professor

Area of Specialization: Public Health

Department of Kinesiology

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Email: tiffany.kindratt@uta.edu

Phone #: 817-272-7917

Office: MAC 113

Research Focus: My research focus is on evaluating factors within and expanding Anderson’s model of health services utilization to include the patient experience (specifically patient-provider communication and patient/family centered care). My current studies focus on unmasking disparities in health services among underrepresented minority groups (e.g. Arab Americans) and evaluating what qualities and modes of patient-provider communication are associated with health outcomes across the lifespan using national health surveys (e.g. Medical Expenditure Panel Survey).

Laura Kunkel, EdD, ATC, LAT, PES

Clinical Associate Professor; Program Director

Master of Science in Athletic Training

Department of Kinesiology

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Email: laura.kunkel2@uta.edu

Phone #: 817-272-6874

Office: PEB 112E

Yue Liao, PhD

Assistant Professor

Area of Specialization: Public Health

Department of Kinesiology

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Email: yue.liao@uta.edu

Phone #: 817-272-8529

Office: SEIR 137

Research Focus: My current research focuses on the development of personalized, adaptable, and timely interventions using real-time data from wearable biosensors to promote physical activity in overweight and obese individuals to reduce the risk of obesity-related cancers (e.g., breast cancer, colorectal cancer), as well as in sedentary cancer patients to improve their quality of life after cancer and cancer outcomes.

Larry Nelson, PhD

Associate Professor

Area of Specialization: Pedagogy

Department of Kinesiology

Portrait of Larry Nelson in the Maverick Activity Center gymnasium

Email: lnelson@uta.edu

Phone #: 817-272-1102

Office: PEB 304

Research Focus: My research focus is on the affective and physiological outcomes of a variety of physical education and youth development programs. My work has advanced service-learning models and active-learning strategies that cultivate adolescents’ ability to think critically, solve-problems and grow self-awareness/self-control.

Michael Nelson, PhD

Associate Professor

Area of Specialization: Physiology and Biomedical Imaging

Department of Kinesiology

Portrait of Mike Nelson with a blue background

Email: michael.nelson3@uta.edu

Phone #: 817-272-6780

Office: SEIR 144

Research Focus: My research focus is on three common themes: (1) cardiac mechanics and ventricular function; (2) the cardio-metabolic syndrome; and (3) vascular regulation and neurovascular coupling.

Rhonda Prisby, PhD

Professor

Areas of Specialization: Microcirculation, Exercise Physiology, Bone Biology

Department of Kinesiology

Portrait of Rhonda Prisby in a laboratory

Email: rhonda.prisby@uta.edu

Phone #: 817-272-6786

Office: SEIR 200/Lab 203

Research Focus: My research focus is on microvascular physiology and pathophysiology and its impact on bone biology. My lab examines the integrative nature of the vascular and skeletal systems in health and disease (e.g., advancing age, intermittent parathyroid hormone administration, surgical and drug intervention, etc.).

Mark Ricard, PhD

Professor

Area of Specialization: Biomechanics

Department of Kinesiology

Portrait of Mark Ricard in an office setting

Email: ricard@uta.edu

Phone #: 817-272-0764

Office: MAC 230

Research Focus: My research focus is on improving human health by investigating the effects of joint movements and forces acting on the human body and how joint moments and forces can be modified to minimize the likelihood of injury or induce positive health outcomes.

Daniel Trott, PhD

Assistant Professor

Area of Specialization: Integrative and Exercise Physiology

Department of Kinesiology

Portrait of Daniel Trott in a laboratory

Email: daniel.trott@uta.edu

Phone #: 817-272-8719

Office: SEIR 262

Research Focus: My research focus is on the integrative physiology of vascular function in health and disease and how the immune system, adipose tissue and blood vessels interact to mediate vascular dysfunction with hypertension, aging and metabolic abnormalities. Also, in how physical activity influences these systems to promote vascular health.

Cynthia Trowbridge, PhD, ATC, LAT

Associate Professor

Area of Specialization: Therapeutic Interventions for Musculoskeletal Injuries and Youth Sport Concussion Education

Department of Kinesiology

Portrait of Cynthia Trowbridge in a laboratory

Phone #: 817-272-3134

Office: PEB 112D

Research Focus: My research focus is on the role of therapeutic interventions including but not limited to exercise, manual therapy, superficial and deep heating/cooling, electrical nerve stimulation, laser, and dry needling on the biopsychosocial improvement of musculoskeletal pain and dysfunction. I am also interested in sport concussion education and knowledge transfer among stakeholders.

Jon Weidanz, PhD

Professor; Associate Vice President for Research

Department of Kinesiology

Jon Weidanz

Phone #: 817-272-6831

Office: SEIR 370

Research Focus: My research focus is on immune regulatory checkpoints in health and disease with a specific interest on the NKG2A-Qa-1b inhibitory axis. To study this axis, my team has generated a T-cell receptor-like antibody that specifically binds to the Qa-1b/Qdm peptide complex in mice and disrupts the NKG2A-Qa-1b axis leading to anti-tumor immunity. The immediate focus is on understanding the function of this pathway in cancer and its role in modulating anti-tumor responses by macrophages, Natural Killer cells and CD8+ T-cells.

Alison White, PhD

Clinical Assistant Professor; Program Director - Bachelor of Arts in Kinesiology

Department of Kinesiology

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Email: alison.white@uta.edu

Phone #: 817-272-6849

Office: MAC 227

Gabriela Wilson, PhD, MSc, FHIMSS

Professor and Co-Director, Multi-Interprofessional Center for Health Informatics (MICHI)

Department of Kinesiology

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Email: gabriela.wilson@uta.edu

Phone #: 817-272-1853

Office: SEIR 418

Research Focus: My research interests are in assessing whether and to what extent health information technology applications increase efficiency in clinical settings as well as finding and understanding the connection between molecular targets to disease, and to exploit these connections for the development of therapies, and the subsequent benefit in terms of human health outcome. With several trends affecting our health care and well-being of all citizens, the area of Health Informatics will continue to play a vital role in facilitating systemic improvements. I am currently focusing my research on studying how Social Determinants of Health, Health Literacy, Health Information Exchange, Artificial Intelligence can improve the quality of care and have a positive impact on our communities.

Judy Wilson, PhD

Associate Professor

Area of Specialization: Exercise Physiology

Department of Kinesiology

Portrait of Judy Wilson in the Physical Education Building gymnasium

Email: jrwilson@exchange.uta.edu

Phone #: 817-272-3128

Office: MAC 229

Research Focus: My research focus is on the effects of hyperbaric oxygen therapy as a tool to improve clinical outcomes, specifically stroke. I am also interested in the physiological responses of wheelchair athletes and able-bodied athletes, their differences and similarities.

Abu Yilla, PhD

Clinical Assistant Professor

Department of Kinesiology

Abu Yilla

Email: abu@uta.edu

Phone #: 817-272-3104

Office: MAC 117

Jingsong Zhou, PhD

Professor

Area of Specialization: Integrative and Exercise Physiology and Neuromuscular Diseases

Department of Kinesiology

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Email: jingsong.zhou@uta.edu

Phone #: 817-272-5854

Office: SEIR 240

Research Focus: My research focus is on understanding the molecular mechanisms underlying the neuromuscular dysfunction in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) progression and to develop potential therapeutic means to treat ALS.

Kinesiology Staff

Adam Annaccone, EdD, LAT, ATC, PES, CES

Assistant Clinical Professor

Director, MSAT Simulation

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Email: adam.annaccone@uta.edu

Phone #: 817-272-7910

Office: PEB 112 C

Miles Bartlett, PhD, MA, BS

Postdoctoral Research Scientist

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Email: miles.bartlett@uta.edu

Office: SEIR 145

Jane Cloud

Clinical Research Coordinator

Department of Kinesiology

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Email: jane.cloud@uta.edu

Office: SEIR 166

Tanya Garcia

Administrative Assistant I

Public Health Programs

Department of Kinesiology

Tanya Garcia

Phone #: 817-272-3186

Office: MAC 111

Ann-Katrin Grotle, Ph.D. Exercise Physiology

Postdoctoral Fellow

Department of Kinesiology

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Email: annkatrin.grotle@uta.edu

Phone #: 817-272-4653

Office: SEIR 163JJ

Manall Jaffery, MS, CCRC

Clinical Research Coordinator

Department of Kinesiology

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Email: Manall.jaffery@uta.edu

Office: SEIR 141

Ang Li

Research Scientist I

Department of Kinesiology

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Email: ang.li3@uta.edu

Phone #: 817-272-6079

Office: SEIR 238

Mayra Martinez

Administrative Assistant I

Exercise Science and Kinesiology Programs

Department of Kinesiology

Mayra Martinez

Email: mayra.martinez@uta.edu

Phone #: 817-272-1855

Office: MAC 231

Cynthia Ontiveros

Administrative Assistant I

Athletic Training Program

Department of Kinesiology

Cynthia Ontiveros

Email: cynthia.ontiveros@uta.edu

Phone #: 817-272-6735

Office: PEB 112

Jacklynn Pena

Senior Office Assistant

Department of Kinesiology

Jacklynn Pena

Email: jacklynn.pena2@uta.edu

Phone #: 817-272-3288

Office: MAC 147

Sunita Sharma

Research Scientist

Department of Kinesiology

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Email: sunita.sharma@uta.edu

Phone #: 682-256-0369

Office: SEIR 264

Cindy Stringer

Administrative Services Officer II

Department of Kinesiology

Cindy Stringer

Phone #: 817-272-3109

Office: MAC 231

Jianxun Yi

Lab Manager

Department of Kinesiology

Email: jianxun.yi@uta.edu

Phone #: 817 5855

Office: SEER 241

SMART HOSPITAL

Box 19400
706 W. Greek Row Drive
Arlington, TX 76019-0400
Phone: 817-272-0235

Admin, SMART Hospital

Jennifer Roye, MSN, RN, CHSE, CNE

Assistant Dean for Simulation and Technology

CONHI Smart Hospital

Jennifer Roye

Email: roye@uta.edu

Phone #: 817-272-0022

Office: UH 551

Research Focus: My research focus is healthcare simulation. My primary areas of interest are evaluation, innovation, and learning theory related to simulation education.

Erica Hinojosa, MSHS, CHSOS-A

Technology Manager

CONHI Smart Hospital

Erica Hinojosa

Email: ericayh@uta.edu

Phone #: 817-272-0588

Office: SH 107

SMART Hospital Personnel

Rosa Bautista

Simulation Technician

CONHI Smart Hospital

Rosa Bautista

Phone #: 817-272-9430

Office: UH 536

Karen Caddell

Administrative Assistant

CONHI Smart Hospital

Karen Caddell

Email: kcaddell@uta.edu

Phone #: 817-272-9420

Office: UH 549

Stephanie Campbell, MS, RN, CCRN-K

Clinical Assistant Professor, Simulation

CONHI Smart Hospital

Stephanie Campbell

Email: stephanie.campbell@uta.edu

Phone #: 817-272-0859

Office: SMRT 114

Jacquelyn Donaldson

Simulation Inventory Spec.

CONHI Smart Hospital

Jacquelyn Donaldson

Email: jacquelyn.donaldson@uta.edu

Phone #: 817-272-9430

Office: UH 530C

Erica Hinojosa, MSHS, CHSOS-A

Technology Manager

CONHI Smart Hospital

Erica Hinojosa

Email: ericayh@uta.edu

Phone #: 817-272-0588

Office: SH 107

Jessika Munoz

Simulation Technician

CONHI Smart Hospital

Jessika Munoz

Email: jessica.smith2@uta.edu

Phone #: 817-272-9412

Office: SMRT 139

Su Won Park, Ph.D., APRN, FNP-BC, CHSE

Clinical Assistant Professor, Simulation

CONHI Smart Hospital

Su Won Park

Phone #: 817-272-6710

Office: UH 528

Kamal Sandhu, MSN, RN

Clinical Assistant Professor, Simulation

CONHI Smart Hospital

Kamalpreet Sandhu

Email: ksandhu@uta.edu

Phone #: 817-272-9421

Office: SMRT 115

Monica Shrestha

Simulation Technician

CONHI Smart Hospital

Monica Shrestha

Email: monica.shrestha@uta.edu

Phone #: 817-272-0530

Office: SMRT 139

Stephen Smith

Simulation Technology Spec.

CONHI Smart Hospital

Stephen Smith

Email: smsmith@uta.edu

Phone #: 817-272-0017

Office: SMRT 101A

Joselyn White

Simulation Technician

CONHI Smart Hospital

Joselyn White

Phone #: 817-272-9430

Office: UH 536

CENTER FOR RESEARCH AND SCHOLARSHIP

Room 506
Pickard Hall
411 South Nedderman Drive
Arlington, Texas 76019-0407
Phone: 817-272-6734
Email: crs@uta.edu

Center for Research and Scholarship

Paul Fadel, PhD

Professor; Associate Dean for Research; Director, Clinical Translational Research

Area of Specialization: Exercise Physiology

Department of Kinesiology

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Email: paul.fadel@uta.edu

Phone #: 817-272-6734

Office: PKH 504

Research Focus: My research focus is on the investigation of neural control of circulation at rest and during exercise in human health and disease with a specific emphasis on the sympathetic branch of the autonomic nervous system.

Twanda O. Briggs, MA

Director of Sponsored Programs

Center for Research and Scholarship

Twanda Briggs

Duties: Ms. Briggs provides administrative and management oversight for the Center and pre-award and post-award activities for sponsored research projects.

Pedro J. Cortes, BA

Grants and Contracts Specialist

Center for Research and Scholarship

Pedro Cortes

Duties: Proposal development and Submission, New Awards, Programmatic/Financial and Post Award Management

Kim Doubrava, AS

Coordinator II, Special Programs

Center for Research and Scholarship

Kim Doubrava portrait

Duties: Serves as the administrative point for contact for processing all purchasing/travel requests for research faculty/staff related to sponsored projects.

Stacy Shelton

Support Specialist II

Center for Research and Scholarship

Stacy Shelton

Email: stacy.shelton@uta.edu

Phone #: 817-272-6734

Office: PKH 506

Administrative Offices

Box 19407
Pickard Hall
411 South Nedderman Drive
Arlington, Texas 76019-0407
Phone: 817-272-2776
Fax: 817-272-5006
Email: nursing@uta.edu

Office of the Dean, Administrative

Lalita Thompson

Assistant Dean, Administrative Affairs

CONHI Dean’s Office

Lalita Thompson

Email: lalita@uta.edu

Phone #: 817-272-2529

Office: PKH 669H

Becky Baird, MS, RN-BC, CMSRN, CNE

Clinical Assistant Professor; Director Faculty Development;

Student Success Coordinator

Department of Undergraduate Nursing

Becky Baird

Email: becky.baird@uta.edu

Phone #: 817-272-4869

Office: PKH 220C

Briana Bass

Senior Office Assistant

Briana Bass

Email: briana.bass@uta.edu

Phone #: 817-272-4876

Office: PKH 668 (Receptionist area 6th floor)

Paul Bennett

Audio-Visual Education Specialist

CONHI Dean’s Office

Paul Bennett

Email: paul.bennett@uta.edu

Phone #: 817-272-6868

Office: PKH 530

Marva Bernard

Administrative Assistant I

CONHI Dean’s Office

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Email: marva.bernard@uta.edu

Phone #: 817-272-1890

Office: PKH 603

Sacha Edwards

Clinical Compliance Nurse

CONHI Dean’s Office

Portrait of Sacha Edwards

Email: sacha@uta.edu

Phone #: 817-272-2292

Office: PKH 669B

Rachel Fontenot

Business Intelligence Analyst

CONHI Dean’s Office

Rachel Fontenot

Email: fontenot@uta.edu

Phone #: 817-272-1011

Office: PKH 669E

Taylor Hooten

Administrative Assistant I

CONHI Dean’s Office

portrait Taylor Hooten

Email: taylor.hooten@uta.edu

Phone #: 817-272-1894

Office: PKH 602

Phyllis Miller

Administrative Assistant II

CONHI Dean’s Office

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Email: phyllis.miller@uta.edu

Phone #: 817-272-7085

Office: PKH 605

Alice Mitchell Brewer

Administrative Assistant II

CONHI Dean’s Office

portrait of Alice Mitchell Brewer

Email: alice.mitchell@uta.edu

Phone #: 817-272-4793

Office: PKH 669

Sarah McBride

Associate Director, Marketing and Communications

CONHI Dean’s Office

Sarah McBride

Email: sarah.mcbride@uta.edu

Phone #: 817-272-1897

Office: PKH 669D

Veronica Robinson

Web Software Specialist

CONHI Dean’s Office

Veronica Robinson

Email: veronica.robinson@uta.edu

Phone #: 817-272-2599

Office: PKH 606

Development, Administrative Office

Roman Herrington

Senior Director of Development

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Email: roman.herrington@uta.edu

Phone #: 817-272-0037

Office: Davis Hall

Business Office, Administrative

Cynthia Blackwell

Business Operations Manager

CONHI Business Office

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Email: cyndi@uta.edu

Phone #: 817-272-3527

Office: PKH 657A

Christopher Briles

Accounting Clerk III

CONHI Business Office

Christopher Briles

Email: christopher.briles@uta.edu

Phone #: 817-272-6884

Office: PKH 655

Jeza Calhoun

Accounting Technician

CONHI Business Office

Maria Kristina Jeza Calhoun

Phone #: 817-272-9628

Office: PKH 655

Paula Harrell

Administrative Assistant II

CONHI Business Office

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Email: pharrell@uta.edu

Phone #: 817-272-6536

Office: PKH 655

Felicia Richardson

Financial Analyst

CONHI Business Office

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Email: frichard@uta.edu

Phone #: 817-272-6292

Office: PKH 656

Karla Villasenor

Coordinator II

CONHI Business Office

Karla Villasenor

Email: karla.villasenor@uta.edu

Phone #: 817-272-2492

Office: PKH 657

Carol Yao

Financial Analyst

CONHI Business Office

Carol (Hsueh-Jing) Yao

Phone #: 817-272-1790

Office: PKH 656

Enrollment and Student Services

Box 19407
Pickard Hall, Room 119
411 S. Nedderman Drive
Arlington, TX  76019
Phone: 817-272-2776
Fax:  817-272-5006
Email: nursing@uta.edu

Leadership, Enrollment and Student Services

Candice Calhoun-Butts, PhD

Assistant Dean

CONHI Enrollment and Student Services, Academic Advising

Candice CalhounButts

Email: candicec@uta.edu

Phone #: 817-272-2776

Office: PKH 119

Charles Johnson, MS

Director

CONHI Enrollment and Student Services, Academic Advising

Charles Johnson

Email: charles.johnson@uta.edu

Phone #: 817-272-2776

Office: PKH 119

Arturo Elizondo, MEd

Assistant Director of Prelicensure Advising

CONHI Enrollment and Student Services, Academic Advising

Arturo Elizondo

Email: arturo.elizondo@uta.edu

Phone #: 817-272-2776

Office: PKH 119

Jeffrey Taylor, EdD

Associate Director of Graduate, Exercise Science, and RN-BSN Advising

CONHI Enrollment and Student Services, Academic Advising

Jeffrey Taylor

Email: jeffrey.taylor@uta.edu

Phone #: 817-272-2776

Office: PKH 119

Enrollment and Student Services Staff

Sandra Golightly

Administrative Assistant II

CONHI Enrollment and Student Services, Academic Advising

Sandra Golightly

Email: sgolightly@uta.edu

Phone #: 817-272-2776

Office: PKH 119

Akina Brodeak

Administrative Assistant II

CONHI Enrollment and Student Services, Academic Advising

Akina Brodeak

Email: akina.brodeak@uta.edu

Phone #: 817-272-2776

Office: PKH 119

Katherine Mendez

Office Assistant II

CONHI Enrollment and Student Services, Academic Advising

Katherine Mendez

Email: katherine.mendez@uta.edu

Phone #: 817-272-2776

Office: PKH 119A

Bachelor of Science in Nursing Advising

Academic Advising Team

College of Nursing and Health Innovation

Graduate Nursing Advising

Academic Advising Team

College of Nursing and Health Innovation

Registered Nurse (RN-BSN; RN-MSN) Advising

Academic Advising Team

College of Nursing and Health Innovation