Office of Research and Scholarship


The mission of the Office of Research and Scholarship (ORS) is to champion College of Nursing faculty and students in converting empirical research to nursing knowledge. This mission is carried out through:

(a) consultation
(b) identification of funding sources
(c) grant development and management
(d) data analysis, and
(e) publication of research activities

Research and Scholarship Staff


Teresa Hernandez PhD, RN

Professor Associate Dean of Research and Scholarship

Ginette Pepper PhD, RN, FAAN,FGSA

Professor Associate Dean of Research and Scholarship

Barbara Creswell MMA

Grants & Contracts Working Retiree

Nicole Hirsch MS

Sr. Professional Research Assistant Lifecycle Grants & Contracts Program Manager

Fanta Kuhlman MBA, MPH, CRA

Post-Award Grants and Contracts Sr. Professional

Nadia Shive

Professional Research Assistant