Online RN to BSN Program

Academic Leadership

Leading Faculty in the College of Nursing and Health Professions

Our college faculty are university leaders, program directors, and assistant deans who are dedicated to student success. Learn more about our academic leadership below.

Healthcare Leadership, Health Science and Master of Healthcare Administration

Phrosini Samis-Smith, MS, ’06 MS, DHEd Assistant Dean for Health Professions 219.464.5289

Undergraduate Nursing

Lynette Layman, Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Nursing

Lynette Rayman, DNP, RN, CNE, CCRN Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Nursing 219.464.5289

Graduate Nursing

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Christina Cavinder, DNP, RN, CPNP-PC Assistant Dean for Graduate Nursing 219.464.5289

Physician Assistant

Joseph Zaweski, MPAS, PA-C Physician Assistant – Assistant Dean 219.464.5289

Public Health

M.S. IN Public Health Online

Zheng Li, Ph.D., MPH, CPH Public Health and Master of Public Health Program Director 219.464.5289