Office of Academic Programs


The mission of the Office of Academic Programs is to provide oversight for all of the academic programs from student matriculation through graduation, as well as the development and delivery of professional development information regarding excellence in teaching and instructional design. The functions of the office include the development and management of course schedules, management of student-related matters including student academic issues, grievances, off- and on-site clinical experiences, compliance, etc, faculty evaluations and learner outcomes, and management of the academic program curricula and syllabi.

Academic Programs


Kelly Stamp PhD, NP-C, RN, CHFN-K, FAHA, FAAN

Associate Dean of Academic Programs Associate Professor, Loretta C. Ford Nurse Practitioner Endowed Professor

Ryan Cloyd

Instructional Design Specialist

Jeffrey Kenney

Undergraduate Program Manager

Heaven Penney

Systems Support Specialist

Jing Yu

Business Service Professional Instructional Design Specialist

Undergraduate Program


Tammy Spencer DNP, RN, ACNS-BC, CCNS, CNE

Assistant Dean of Undergraduate Program, Associate Professor of Clinical Teaching Specialty Lead Academic Advisor, Baccalaureate Nursing Program

Jeffrey Kenney

Undergraduate Program Manager

Graduate Program


Experiential Learning Team: Clinical Placements and Simulation


Fara Bowler DNP, APRN, CHSE

Assistant Professor Sr. Director of the Experiential Learning Team

Heather Ponicsan DNP, MPH, BSN, RN

Assistant Director of Experiential Learning Assistant Professor Office of Academic Programs

Theresa Noonan DNP, RN, CHSE, RNC-OB

Assistant Professor of Clinical Teaching Simulation Coordinator

Avery Blackwell

Graduate Placement Scheduler

Melinda Jultak

Operations Program Assistant

Mariyah Jones

Healthcare Simulation Assistant

Krista Neu MHA

Graduate Placements & Data Manager

Cassandra Pavlick

Undergraduate Placements & Data Manager

Natasha Payne

Graduate Placement Scheduler

Bryce Sedlmayr

Simulation Healthcare Assistant
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