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Laura Waters, RN (
Associate Professor of Nursing
B.S.N., 1983, Misericordia University
M.S., 1996, Wilkes University
Ph.D., 2009, Widener University

Research: Research interest focuses on nursing professionalism and anger management.


Mary Tod Gray, RN (
Professor of Nursing
B.S.N., 1965, University of Michigan
M.A., 1969, New York University
Ph.D., 2003, New York University

Research: Research interests include consciousness and its variations, critical thinking, nursing philosophy, phenomenology, and addiction. Clinical interests include interpersonal relationships and communication with individuals experiencing addiction, psychoses and dementia.


Marcia Gasper, RN (
Associate Professor of Nursing
B.S.N., 1976, Pennsylvania State University
M.S.N., 1982, University of Pittsburgh
Ed.D., 2003, University of Pittsburgh

Research: Research interests focus on health promotion and disease prevention for childbearing families, and evaluating the use of instructional technology in nursing education.


Patty Hannon, RN-BC (
Associate Professor of Nursing
B.S.N., 1975, Medical College of Georgia
M.S.N., 1976, Medical College of Georgia
Ph.D., 2004, Pennsylvania State University

Research: Research interests are intergenerational attitudes and alternative therapies. Current research involves use of a Dedicated Educational Unit (DEU )as an innovative model of clinical nursing education.


Laurel Pierangeli, RN (
Associate Professor of Nursing
R.N., 1974, University of Pennsylvania
B.S., 1981, Marywood University
M.S., 1987, SUNY at Binghamton
Ph.D., 2006, SUNY at Binghamton

Research: Doctoral research involved evaluating the effects of a sexual abstinence program in middle school-aged children from rural and urban areas. Her additional research interest is with "student perceptions of caring for severely disabled children." Additional research involves attitudes towards poverty- pre and post poverty simulation, children with disabilities, and student nurse perceptions of a hospice experience.


Suzanne Fischer Prestoy, RN-BC (
Associate Professor of Nursing, Department Chair
B.S., 1978, Wilkes University
M.S.N., 1980, University of Pennsylvania
Ph.D., 1993, New York University

Research: Current research interests are focused on health care access and the education of a qualified and adequate nursing work force. She is interested in examining how the number of nurses educated at the baccalaureate and graduate level impacts the population's ability to access health care at the primary and tertiary level.


Claranne Mathiesen, RN (
Assistant Professor of Nursing
B.S., 1985, East Stroudsburg University
M.S., 1993, Villanova University

Research: Research involves aspects of stroke care and stroke community education.


Marie A. Fagan, RN (
Instructor of Nursing
B.S., 1987, College of New Jersey
M.S.N., 2012, Seton Hall University
DNP, 2015, Seton Hall University

Research: Doctoral dissertation: Early Prevention of Pressure Ulcers in the Emergency Room.


Denise Ballentine, RN (
Instructor of Nursing
B.S.N., 1979, Seton Hall University
M.S.N., 1982, Seton Hall University


Monica Manchester, RN (
Instructor of Nursing
B.S., 2009, East Stroudsburg University
M.S.N., 2013, Drexel University


Andrea Shook, RN (
Instructor of Nursing
B.S.N., 1989, Cedar Crest College
M.S.N., 2007, Misericordia University