Meet the Faculty
Linda DuncanDean of the School of Nursing and Professor of Nursing
Dean Linda Duncan recommends the nursing program for its commitment to excellence, focus on primary care, and the development of knowledge and skills that enable graduates to work with diverse populations.
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Joan AndreaAssociate Professor of Nursing
Professor Joan Andrea helps nursing students learn to communicate more effectively with patients and practice real-life medical scenarios using the resources in the Nursing Simulation Lab.
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Eugenia M. BenevichAssistant Professor of Nursing
Teaches: Community Health Nursing
Wanda Kay BurnsAssistant Professor of Nursing
Coordinator of the degree-completion program for RNs
Wanda Burns is passionate about preparing nurses to meet the demands of their profession with solid skills, leadership abilities, and cultural competence.
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Mary Chase-ZiolekProfessor of Health Ministries and Nursing
As a faculty member in both the School of Nursing and the Theological Seminary, Mary Chase-Ziolek integrates her faith in her work and makes connections between faith and health.
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Cheri CoakleyAssistant Professor of Nursing
Cheri Coakley teaches her students to evaluate and treat the spiritual needs of patients as well as their physical and psychosocial needs.
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Trudy DeWatersAssociate Professor of Nursing, Coordinator of Advanced Practice Nursing
Trudy DeWaters incorporates her research focus on gerontology and her belief that spirituality, faith, and care are important in nursing practice into hands-on learning opportunities for her students.
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Heather DuncanAssistant Professor of Nursing
Heather Duncan is a self-described “urbanist” who appreciates the ability to engage with students with the city of Chicago. She also leads a trip to Zambia, where nursing students can gain international experience.
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Karla FogelAssociate Professor of Nursing
Regularly incorporating the role of healthcare ethics throughout her teaching, clinical, and research experiences, Karla Fogel provides real-world opportunities for her nursing students to see how the health profession addresses ethical issues in patient care.
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Kathleen FuritanoAssociate Professor of Nursing
Teaches: Nursing of Children, Simulation
Sandra GaynorAssociate Professor of Nursing
As the coordinator for the master's-level leadership and management concentration, Sandra Gaynor helps nurses find their places as leaders in the fast-paced world of healthcare.
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Peggy KotowskiAssistant Professor of Nursing
North Park University’s small and involved nursing community and the ability to get to know her students well drew Peggy Kotowski to the school, where she works to ensure her students get the training and encouragement they need to be successful.
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Dimitra LoukissaAssociate Professor of Nursing
Dimitra Loukissa, who enjoys getting to know her students on an individual basis, says North Park offers a dynamic, personalized program to those who want to excel in the nursing field.
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Christine SmithAssociate Professor of Nursing
With an interest in the health care of underserved communities, Christine Smith invites her nursing students to work alongside her at a local shelter providing health education courses and has served as advisor to a student mission trip to Mexico.
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Ching-Eng WangAssociate Professor of Nursing
Teaches: Nursing of Adults II (Clinical), Nursing Research
Janice ZellerProfessor of Nursing, Director of Graduate Program
Janice Zeller brings extensive experience in nursing research and education to the classroom, helping her students develop strong research skills.
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