Faculty Profile

Kristen L. Mauk, Ph.D., DNP, RN, CRRN, GCNS-BC, GNP-BC, FAAN

Kreft Endowed Chair for the Advancement of Nursing Science, Professor of Nursing



Professor Mauk teaches in both the undergraduate and graduate programs. Her areas of clinical expertise are rehabilitation and gerontology. Dr. Mauk is a certified gerontological clinical nurse specialist and gerontological nurse practitioner, a Hartford Geriatric Scholar, and a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing. She is also certified in rehabilitation nursing and serves on the Board of Directors of the Association of Rehabilitation Nurses. With nearly 30 years of experience in rehabilitation and gerontology, she has made numerous presentations at national and international conferences. Dr. Mauk has authored or edited seven books, and many book chapters and journal articles. Her research interests include stroke rehabilitation, geriatric rehabilitation, and staff/student education. Dr. Mauk holds the Kreft Endowed Chair for the Advancement of Nursing Science, a position dedicated to gerontological nursing.


Ph.D. - Wayne State University 2001
DNP - Valparaiso University 2010
FNP Post-Master's Certificate - University of Virginia 2009
MSN - Purdue University - Calumet 1991
BSN - Valparaiso University 1981


  • CRRN
  • GCNS - BC
  • GNP-BC

Areas of Specialization

  • Doctoral dissertation work on post-stroke recovery.
  • DNP project on education of nursing staff in rehabilitation