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Nursing and Public Health

Faculty

Our Nursing and Public Health Faculty:

  • Has unique depth and breadth in clinical practice, nursing administration and nursing education and, as a whole, encompasses most specialty areas in nursing
  • Is exceedingly accessible and attuned to the unique needs of all students, including traditional, adult RN and second degree students
  • Has the highest number of doctoral prepared professors in the region
  • Is actively involved in fostering evidence-based practices in partnership with nurse executives and bedside nurses at local health care networks and agencies
  • Participates in global health care programs in non-developed and developed communities in countries such as Honduras and Australia

Nursing and Public Health Department Faculty

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Dawn M. Goodolf | Associate Professor and Chairperson

Office location: Sally Miksiewicz Center, Room 245
Office phone: 610-625-7764
Email: goodolfd@moravian.edu

Education
B.S.N., West Chester University
M.S.N., DeSales University
Ph.D., Widener University

Clinical Expertise
Acute Care in Adult Health
Emergency Medicine
Critical Care
Trauma Nursing

Research Interests
Adult Learning Theories and Strategies
Nursing Education and Evaluation Methods
Nursing Students and Stressors
Professional Identity
Grounded Theory

Dr. Goodolf’s acute care experience includes work in the Emergency Department and positions in the Intensive Care and Trauma units. Her acute care background is in adult health, emergency medicine, critical care and trauma nursing.

 


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Pamela Z. Adamshick | Associate Professor

Office location: Sally Miksiewicz Center, Room 307
Office phone: 610-625-7766
Email: adamshickp@moravian.edu

Education
B.S.N., University of Detroit Mercy
M.S.N., University of Illinois
Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University

Certifications
B.C. (Board Certified through AACN)
P.M.H.C.N.S. (Certified as a Clinical Specialist in Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing)

Boards
Journal of Nursing Education Editorial Board

Clinical Expertise
Acute and Community Psychiatric and Mental Health Care for Adults and Adolescents

Research Interests
Relational aggression in females
Youth violence
Community mental health
Global nursing initiatives

Dr. Adamshick is an advanced practice RN and has numerous years of experience. Her experience as a nurse educator includes teaching in Masters, Baccalaureate, diploma, Associate degree, RN-BSN completion, and accelerated post-baccalaureate programs.

She has participated in international nursing experiences, including an educational nursing exchange with students from the University of Southern Queensland and from Queensland University of Technology (Australia). She accompanied nursing students on clinical nursing care experiences in Honduras with the MAMA project.

Dr. Adamshick has presented her research at international, national, and local conferences. She has several peer-reviewed publications, and participates on a regular basis as a reviewer for nursing and psychosocial journals.


Mary Beth Albert


Mary Beth Albert | Instructor

Office location: Sally Miksiewicz Center, Room 207
Office phone: 610-625-7747
Email: Albertm@moravian.edu

Education
B.S.N., Seton Hall University
M.S.N., Moravian College

Certifications
C.C.R.N. (Certification for Adult, Critical Care Nurses)

Clinical Expertise
Critical Care Nursing
Medical-Surgical Nursing
Nursing Leadership

Research Interests
Differentiated Learning
Student Nurse Mentorship

Ms. Albert’s clinical expertise focuses on the adult patient in both the critical care and step-down settings; however, her work as a professional nurse began in the medical-surgical acute care area caring for patients on a cardiac-surgical unit. Ms. Albert has also worked in nursing leadership roles as the clinical coordinator of a step-down unit and also as a hospital supervisor of a local community hospital.

Ms. Albert found a passion for teaching after working with a preceptor that provided an incredible learning experience for her in the critical care setting; Mary Beth made it a goal provide others with similar experiences and educate through both the art and science of nursing. Ms. Albert worked as an adjunct clinical instructor for Moravian College for over ten years and has also worked as an education specialist in the hospital setting with a focus on building the skills of the novice nurse in the acute care, step-down and critical care settings. Ms. Albert remains active at the bedside in an ICU setting and also functions as an ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support) Instructor for a local hospital network.


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Kerry H. Cheever | Professor Emerita

Email: cheeverk@moravian.edu

Education
B.S.N., Allentown College of St. Francis de Sales
M.S.N., University of Florida
Ph.D., University of South Carolina

Certifications
Postgraduate certificate – Acute Care Nurse Practitioner – Marquette University
Postgraduate certificate – Bioethics for Community Member of Institutional Review 
Boards – New York University & Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Clinical Expertise
Trauma/Emergency, Critical Care, Medical/Surgical Nursing

Research Interests
Editor: Brunner & Suddarth's Textbook of Medical-Surgical Nursing

Dr. Cheever has broad-based experience in the adult acute care inpatient environment. A retired U.S. Navy Nurse Corps Commander, she served as specialty advisor to the Navy Surgeon General for critical care and medical-surgical nursing issues and trends. She has forged nursing service – scholarship relationships within the local community, notably with St. Luke’s University Health Network, establishing the Evidence-Based Practice and Standards Council. Invited to participate in the Turkish Fellowes Programmer, she served as a visiting scientist in 2012 and delivered a series of lectures at three Turkish universities, including the keynote address at the First International Turkish Nursing Research Conference at Fatih University in Ankara. With Dr. Janice Hinkle, she serves as editor of the Brunner & Suddarth Textbook of Medical-Surgical Nursing, which has received two American Journal of Nursing Book of the Year Awards since 2008.


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Elise M. Colancecco | Assistant Professor

Office location: Sally Miksiewicz Center, Room 310
Office phone: 610-625-7962
Email: colanceccoe@moravian.edu

Education
B.S., Moravian College
M.S.N., Duquesne University
Ph.D., The University of Pennsylvania

Clinical Expertise
Acute Care
Critical Care

Research Interests
Older Adults Functional Recovery Following Injury

Elise M. Colancecco is pursuing her PhD at The Pennsylvania State University College of Nursing with a minor in gerontology. Ms.Colancecco specializes in the areas of medical-surgical, step-down, and critical care nursing with a focus on gerontology. From a teaching lens, Ms. Colancecco strives to guide nursing students in developing their critical thinking skills through connections of clinical to classroom.

 


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Cathy A. Coyne | Instructor

Education
B.S., Boston College
M.P.H., Boston University School of Public Health
Ph.D., Johns Hopkins School of Public Health (now Johns Hopkins Bloomsberg School of Public Health)

Research Interests
Health Disparities, Housing and Food Insecurity, Health Behavior, Health Literacy

Dr. Coyne is Associate Professor of Practice in Public Health at Moravian College. Prior to her appointment at Moravian College Dr. Coyne was the Director of Health Advocacy and Policy at the Lehigh Valley Health Network in Allentown PA where she established the Health Advocacy Program and a medical legal partnership. She also has held a faculty position at West Virginia University teaching graduate students in public health. In addition, Dr. Coyne has experience working in state government and with a cancer research non-profit organization.

Dr. Coyne’s research focus includes health disparities, particularly those related to housing and food insecurity; health literacy; and health behaviors associated with social determinants of health. She has been the principal and co- investigator on several federally funded and philanthropic grants and has published in peer-reviewed journals, co-authored two book chapters, and served as presenter at regional, state and national conferences.

Dr. Coyne believes that being involved in one’s community as a way to affect positive change is very important. She currently serves on the board of directors at New Bethany Ministries in Bethlehem and is an active member of the Lehigh Valley Food Policy Council and the Lehigh Valley Regional Homeless Advisory Board.

 


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Paulette Dorney | Assistant Professor, Director of the Accelerated BSN Program  

Office location: Sally Miksiewicz Center, Room 309
Office phone: 610-625-7730
Email: dorneyp@moravian.edu

Education
B.S.N, Cedar Crest College
M.S.N., University of Pennsylvania
Ph.D., Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Certifications
C.C.R.N. (Certification for Adult, Critical Care Nurses)

Clinical Expertise
Care and Management of the Critically Ill Patient and Family
Nursing Education
Nursing Leadership

Research Interests
College Student Bereavement
Intraprofessional Collaboration
Role Transition from Student Nurse to Graduate Nurse

Dr. Paulette Dorney received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from Cedar Crest College, and her Master’s of Science in Nursing degree from the University of Pennsylvania in the Critical Care Clinical Nurse Specialist track. Additionally, she received her Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing Education from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

Dr. Paulette Dorney has over 30 years experience as a practicing registered nurse and educator in a variety of clinical and academic settings. Her diverse practice and leadership roles have covered a number of specialties including critical care, cardiology, post anesthesia care, trauma, medical surgical, staff development, quality management, and end of life care. Dr. Dorney brings a wealth of practice experience to the classroom environment. Dr. Dorney is active at the local, and national levels in professional service and has received numerous nursing honors and awards.

Her current research interests focus on college student bereavement, intra professional collaboration, and practice readiness. Her recent publication (2015), “The empty desk: The sudden death of a nursing classmate.” OMEGA Journal of Death and Dying, 74,1-29, DOI: 10.1177/0030222815598688 disseminates her research findings related to grief and bereavement within the milieu of nursing education.


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Janice Farber | Assistant Professor 

Office location: Sally Miksiewicz Center, Room 209
Office phone: 610-625-7719
Email: farberj@moravian.edu

Education
B.S., Moravian College
M.S.N., Drexel University
Ph.D., Widener University

Certifications
C.N.O.R. (Certified Nurse Operating Room)

Clinical Expertise
Medical-Surgical Nursing
Peri-Operative Nursing

Research Interests
Cultural Knowledge of Nurse Faculty
Improving the Peri-operative Experience of Nursing Students

Dr. Farber has a background in peri-operative nursing particularly the orthopedic and neurologic specialties. She teaches baccalaureate-nursing students at junior and senior levels of their education, which includes medical-surgical nursing and professional leadership concepts. Her experience as a nurse educator includes teaching freshman college students, as well as traditional undergraduate juniors and seniors, RN-BSN, and accelerated post baccalaureate nursing students. She teaches a variety of courses and content, which includes college level reading and writing, adult medical-surgical health, peri-operative nursing, leadership, physical assessment, and nursing research. Dr. Farber is also active in Sigma Theta Tau Upsion Alpha chapter.

 


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Beth Gotwals | Associate Professor

Office location: Sally Miksiewicz Center, Room 306
Office phone: 610-861-1590
Email: gotwalsb@moravian.edu

Education
B.S.N., Bloomsburg University
M.S.N., Allentown College of St. Francis de Sales
Ph.D., Widener University

Clinical Expertise
Community Health Nursing
Public Health
Faith Community Nursing
Global Health

Research Interests
Community Health Nursing
Public Health
Faith Community Nursing
Global Health

Dr. Gotwals’ initial years as a professional nurse were spent in medical/surgical nursing at Lehigh Valley Hospital Center in Allentown, PA before moving into community-based nursing as a Home Care RN for a home care agency associated with a local hospital in Quakertown, PA. This experience led to an interest in hospice nursing, and a position as hospice nurse and volunteer coordinator for a local hospice program in Sellersville, PA. She returned to her initial home care agency to start up and manage a Medicare certified hospice program. Dr. Gotwals has also held a number of home care management positions during her career in community nursing.

It was her interest in faith community nursing that led her to her PhD dissertation topic: “Parish Nurses’ Perceived Self-efficacy in Nutritional Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Counseling.” This interest has also led to the creation of a nursing elective in Faith Community Nursing for pre-licensure and RN-BS students at Moravian College.

Dr. Gotwals leads the community health nursing courses and teaching teams of the baccalaureate program. Recognizing the need to care for the global community, Dr. Gotwals fostered a partnership with a faith-based NGO to provide nursing students, faculty alumni, and members of the local Upsilon Alpha chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International with a global health experience in Honduras, Central America. She is also teaching the capstone nurse educator course for the MSN program at Moravian College. She is an active member of the Upsilon Alpha chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International.

 


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Karen Groller | Assistant Professor

Office location: Sally Miksiewicz Center, Room 308
Office phone: 610-625-7767
Email: grollerk@moravian.edu

Education
B.S.N., Cedar Crest College
M.S.N., DeSales University
Ph.D., University of Kansas

Certifications
RN-BC (Board Certified Cardiac/Vascular Registered Nurse)
CMSRN (Certified Medical-Surgical Registered Nurse)

Research Interests
Obesity Management
Weight Loss Surgery (Bariatric Surgery)
Academic and clinical education topics (e.g.-patient education practices, digital pedagogy)
Impact of preventative care on patient quality of life
Vascular and Traumatic Limb-Loss (amputations)

Recent Publications

Groller, K. (2018). Comment on: Efficacy of video-based education program in improving metabolic surgery perception among patients with obesity and diabetes. Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases, 14(9), 1254-1255.doi: 10.1016/j.soard.2018.07.001

Groller, K., Teel, C., Stegenga, K., & El Chaar, M. (2018). Patient Perspectives About Bariatric Surgery Unveil Experiences, Education, Satisfaction, and Recommendations for Improvement. Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases, 14(3), 785-796. doi: 10.1016/j.soard.2018.02.016

Groller, K. (2018). Analyzing social media imagery for health messages. Journal of Nursing Education, 57(3), 191-192. doi:10.3928/01484834-20180221-15

Groller, K. (2017). Systematic review of patient education practices in weight loss surgery. Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases, 13, 1072-1087. doi:10.1016/j.soard.2017.01.008

Dr. Groller’s clinical expertise focuses on adult medical-surgical nursing care; particularly in cardiovascular, bariatric, and plastic surgical health concerns. She previously presented on education needs for patients with cardiovascular and bariatric health concerns as well as high-fidelity simulation use in health professional education at professional conferences for organizations such as the Academy of Medical-Surgical Nursing (AMSN), Society for Vascular Nursing (SVN), Midwest Nursing Research Society (MNRS), American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS), The Obesity Society (TOS) and Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSH). Her work has been published in reputable nursing and medical journals such as Journal of Vascular Nursing, Clinical Simulation in Nursing, Surgery of Obesity and Related Diseases (SOARD), and Journal of Nursing Education.

Her doctoral studies, explored weight recidivism in weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery) patients. This was the first study to examine and synthesize patient education practices within the bariatric specialty. Her doctoral dissertation, Patient Descriptions About Weight Loss Surgery Education Practices, was a qualitative descriptive study that further investigated patient descriptions about their weight loss surgery education experience and satisfaction regarding their experience. Her research interest continues to focus on obesity management (from a bariatric surgical perspective). Other current research interests include the use of technology in patient and academic education (digital pedagogies) and impact of preventative care on quality of life for patients with genetic mutations. Dr. Groller serves as an editorial board member for the Surgery of Obesity and Related Diseases (SOARD) Journal. She is also a founding member of the Nursing Research Collaborative of the Lehigh Valley (NRCLV).

 


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Taylor Grube | Assistant Professor, Director of the RN to BSN Program

Office location: Sally Miksiewicz Center, Room 244
Office phone: 610-625-7505
Email: grubet@moravian.edu

Education
B.S.N., East Stroudsburg University
M.S.N., Drexel University
Ph.D., Widener University

Clinical Expertise
Obstetrics
Pediatrics
Neonatal Intensive Care Nursing
Nursing Education

Research Interests
Infertility
Bullying in nursing academia
Nursing Education
Maternal-newborn health

Dr. Grube is an Assistant Professor and the Director of the RN to BSN program at Moravian College. She has taught a variety of content and courses, including maternal-newborn, leadership in nursing, and foundations of nursing. Her clinical expertise is in high-risk neonatal nursing in which she held positions as a staff nurse and nurse educator.

Dr. Grube’s dissertation research explored the experience of couples with infertility. In addition to infertility, her research interests include bullying in nursing academia and innovative pedagogies in nursing education. She is a Jonas Scholar Alumni, having been awarded the prestigious Jonas Leadership Scholar Award during the 2016-2018 award period.

 


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Shirley Guider | Assistant Clinical Professor

Office location: Sally Miksiewicz Center, Room 249
Office phone:610-861-1412
Email: guiders@moravian.edu

Education
B.S.N., Emory University
M.S.N., Yale University
PhD., Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia

Clinical Expertise
Acute and Community Psychiatric and Mental Health Care for Adults and Geriatrics

Research Interests
Contrapower sexual harassment
Disaster Mental Health and Spiritual Care

Dr. Shirley Guider received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from Emory University and her Master’s of Science in Nursing degree from Yale University in the Consultation Liaison track with a focus on the interaction of mind, body and spirit in creating wellness. Additionally, she received her PhD in Pastoral Theology from the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia.

Dr. Shirley Guider has experience as a practicing registered psychiatric nurse in a variety of clinical settings and has served as an ordained pastor in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). She has taught in both academic and clinical settings including teaching about power, harassment and conflict in organizational settings.

She wrote the chapter “Embodying Christ, Touching Others,” in the edited volume Sensing Sacred: Exploring the Human Senses in Practical Theology and Pastoral Care.

 


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Deborah Halliday | Instructor

Office location: Sally Miksiewicz Center, Room 211
Office phone: 610-625-7812
Email: hallidayd@moravian.edu

Education
B.S., Moravian College
M.S.N. Moravian College
Doctorial Student, Widener University

Clinical Expertise
Medical Surgical Nursing

Research Interests
Innovative Teaching Strategies

Ms. Halliday is the Simulation Coordinator for Moravian College's new Health Science Building. She teaches in the Traditional Undergraduate (TUG) and Post Baccalaureate (PB) programs here at Moravian College.

 


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Lori Hoffman | Associate Professor, MSN Program Director 

Office location: Sally Miksiewicz Center, Room 242
Office phone: 610-625-7769
Email: hoffmanl@moravian.edu

Education
B.S.N., Illinois Wesleyan University
M.S., Boston University
Ph.D., University of Kansas

Clinical Expertise
Maternal-Newborn Nursing

Research Interests
Global Leadership Development in Nursing

Dr. Hoffman presently serves as the Director for the MSN program for Clinical Nurse Leaders, Nurse Administrators, and Nurse Educators. Dr. Hoffman was a charter member of the Upsilon Alpha Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau, International and continues on the chapter's Board of Directors. Dr. Hoffman is a member of the American Nurses Association and has served on the Boards of Directors for PSNA, District 2, as well as Pennsylvania Organization of Nurse Executives. She currently serves on the Coalition for Women and Gender Studies of the Lehigh Valley Association of Independent Colleges (LVAIC). Dr. Hoffman is a proud member of ANEMO, the Mozambican Nurses Association and has played an important role in teaching leadership skills for nurses from Africa, including Mozambique, Tanzania, Ethiopia, and South Africa.

 


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Donna Keeler | Assistant Professor

Office location: Sally Miksiewicz Center, Room 208
Office phone: 610-625-7878
Email: keelerd@moravian.edu

Education
B.S.N., Kutztown University
M.S.N., Drexel University
Ph.D., Widener University

Certifications
CPAN (Certified Post Anesthesia Nurse)

Clinical Expertise
Critical Care Nursing
Disaster Nursing
Post Anesthesia Care

Research Interests
Sudent's Perceptions of Faculty Support and its Affect on Academic Success
Delirium in the Critical Care Setting

Dr. Keeler has over thirty years of clinical experience with a focus in post anesthesia, critical care, and trauma nursing. She has been a faculty member since 2008, she teaches holistic assessment and medical-surgical nursing. She is a certified Post Anesthesia Nurse. Dr. Keeler is active in her community and is a member of the City of Bethlehem’s Medical Reserve Corp, SouthEastern Pennsylvania, Surge Medical Assistance Response Team. She is active in the Moravian College community and has accompanied students on spring break builds in the southern United States.

 


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Helen Kohler | Visiting Professor

Email: kohlerh@aol.com

Education
B.S., University of Pennsylvania
M.S., University of Minnesota
Ph.D., University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Certifications
R.N. (Registered Nurse)

Clinical Expertise
Community Health & Global Health

Dr. Kohler teaches epidemiology and gives presentations on international health, especially from personal experiences teaching in Africa for many years.

 


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John Mikovits | Assistant Professor Nursing

Office location: Sally Miksiewicz Center, Room 311
Office phone: 610- 625-7804
Email: mikovitsj@moravian.edu

Education
Ph.D., Widener University  
M.S.N., Moravian College
B.S., Moravian College

Certifications
C.H.C. (Certified Health Coach)  
Apple Teacher

Clinical Expertise
Adult Medical-Surgical Nursing
Nursing Administration
Cardiac Critical Care
Mechanical Circulatory Support  

Research Interests
LGBTQ+ Health
Pre-Procedural Patient Education
Clinical Reflection

Recent Publications

  • Patterson, B. J. & Mikovits, J. C. (2021). How diverse is your research sample? Prioritizing inclusivity in nursing education research. Nursing Education Perspectives, 42(1), 3-4. https://doi.org/10.1097/01.nep.0000000000000768
  • Mikovits, J. C. (2020). A concept analysis of preparedness: Application to LGBTQ considerations for nursing. Journal of Nursing Management. 29. 16-23. https://doi.org/10.1111/jonm.13208

Recent Presentations

  • Mikovits, J. C. (March 28th 2020). “A gender-informed Approach to Nursing Research”: Nursing Education Research Conference. Washington D.C., USA. (conference cancelled)
  • Mikovits, J. C. (July 28th 2019). “A Concept Analysis of Preparedness: Application to LGBTQ Inclusion in Nursing Curricula”: Sigma 30th International Nursing Research Congress. Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

John has almost ten years of experience with cardiac medical-surgical and cardiac critical care patients at St. Luke's University Health Network. There, in 2014, he developed a Ventricular Assist Device Program for advanced heart failure patients and has presented at multiple conferences about the meeting and exceeding patient outcomes and educational practices for patients and their caregivers. John has presented two quality improvement initiatives at St. Luke's, including "Developing and Implementing a Ventricular Assist Device Program in a Community Hospital - Meeting and Exceeding Quality & Financial Benchmarks" and "Early Education of LVAD Patients: A focus on Program Outcomes & Patient Quality of Life." Prior to joining the Moravian College faculty in 2016, John had done adjunct work both here, and at other local schools of nursing.

 


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Colleen Payton | Assistant Professor of Public Health

Office Location: Sally Miksiewicz Center, Room 247
Office phone: 610-625-7745
Email: paytonc@moravian.edu

Education
B.S., Fairfield University
M.P.H., Thomas Jefferson University
Ph.D., Thomas Jefferson University

Certifications
CPH (Certified in Public Health)
MCHES (Master Certified Health Education Specialist)

Research Interests
Community Health, Health Disparities, Health Behavior, Refugee Health, Workplace Lactation Support

Dr. Payton is an Assistant Professor of Public Health at Moravian College. Her work has focused on refugee health surveillance including the prevalence of communicable and non-communicable disease, women’s health screenings, and vaccinations. Her work has also focused on the organizational climate for workplace lactation support in Pennsylvania from the perspectives of employers, employees, and workplace lactation experts. She has published her work in peer-review journals such as the American Journal of Public Health and the Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health. Dr. Payton is Vice Chair of the Research, Evaluation, and Ethics Committee of the Society of Refugee Healthcare Providers. She is a member of the Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE) and the American Public Health Association (APHA).

Selected Publications:

  1. Payton, C., Kimball, S., Ahrenholz, N.C., & Wieland, M. (2020). Preventive Care and Management of Chronic Diseases in Immigrant Adults. Primary Care: Clinics in Office Practice. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pop.2020.09.006
  2. Farber, J., Payton, C., & Dorney, P. (2020). Life balance and professional quality of life among baccalaureate nurse faculty. Journal of Professional Nursinghttps://doi.org/10.1016/j.profnurs.2020.08.010
  3. Crittendon, D., Cunningham, A., Payton, C., Mills, G., Kelly, S., LaNoue, M., & Arenson, C. (2020). Organizational readiness to change: Quality improvement in family medicine residency. PRiMER, 4:14. https://doi.org/10.22454/PRiMER.2020.441200
  4. Payton, C., DeSilva, M.B., Young, J., Yun, K., Aragon, D., Kennedy, L., Tumaylle, C., White, D., Walker, P., Jentes, E.S., & Mamo, B. (2020). Hepatitis B evaluation and linkage to care for newly arrived refugees: A multisite quality improvement initiative. Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health, 1-8. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10903-020-01058-7
  5. Payton, C., Zeidan, A., Bogen, H., & Altshuler, M. (2020). Women’s health screening and mapped community resources for refugees resettled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved, 31(2), 958-972. https://doi.org/10.1353/hpu.2020.0071
  6. Young, J., Payton, C., Walker, P., White, D., Brandeland, M., Kumar, G.S., Jentes, E.S., Settgast, A., & DeSilva, M. (2020). Evaluation of a program to improve linkage to and retention in care among refugees with Hepatitis B virus infection – Three U.S. cities, 2006-2018. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, 69(21), 647-650. https://doi.org/10.15585/mmwr.mm6921a2
  7. Pezzi, C., Lee, D., Kumar, G.S., Kawasaki, B., Kennedy, L., Aguirre, J., Titus, M., Ford, R., Mamo, B., Urban, K., Hughes, S., Payton, C., Scott, K., Montour, J., & Jentes, E.S. (2020). Health screenings administered during the domestic medical examination of refugees and other eligible immigrants in nine US states, 2014–2016: A cross-sectional analysis. PLOS Medicine, 17(3): e1003065. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pmed.1003065
  8. Kumar, G.S., Pezzi, C., Wien, S., Mamo, B., Scott, K., Payton, C., Urban, K., Hughes, S., Kennedy, L., Cabanting, N., Montour, J., Titus, M., Aguirre, J., Kawasaki, B., Ford, R., & Jentes, E.S. (2020). Health of Special Immigrant Visa applicants from Afghanistan and Iraq after arrival into the United States, 2014-2016. PLOS Medicine, 17(3): e1003083. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pmed.1003083
  9. Careyva, B.A., Shaak, K., Burgess, N.M., Johnson, M.B., Banerjee, E.S., Chung, Y., Davis, A.N., & Payton, C. (2020). Designing and evaluating a prediabetes shared decision aid. Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine, 33(2), 262-270. https://doi.org/10.3122/jabfm.2020.02.190070
  10. Weinstein, L., LaNoue, M., Hurley, K., Payton, C., Sifri, R., & Myers, R. (2019). Feasibility pilot outcomes of a mammography decision support and navigation intervention for women with serious mental illness living in supportive housing settings. Journal of Primary Care and Community Health, 10, 1-9. https://doi.org/10.1177/2150132719867587
  11. Pezzi, C., Lee, D., Kennedy, L., Aguirre, J., Titus, M., Ford, R., Cochran, J., Smock, L., Mamo, B., Urban, K., Morillo, J., Hughes, S., Payton, C., Scott, K., Montour, J., Matheson, J., Brown, M.J., & Mitchell, T. (2019). Blood lead levels among resettled refugee children in select U.S. states, 2010-2014. Pediatrics, 143(5), e20182591. https://doi.org/10.1542/peds.2018-2591 *Nominated by the National Centers for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases (NCEZID) for CDC’s Charles C. Shepard Science Award.
  12. Payton, C., Romney, M., Olson, B.H., Abatemarco, D.J., LaNoue, M., & Leader, A. (2018). Evaluation of workplace lactation support among employers in two Pennsylvania cities. Business Horizons, 62(5), 579-587. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bushor.2018.10.002
  13. Pezzi, C., McCullough, A., Joo, H., Cochran, J., Smock, L., Frerich, E., Mamo, B., Urban, K., Hughes, S., Payton, C., Scott, K., Maskery, B., & Lee, D. (2018). Vaccine delivery to newly arrived refugees and estimated costs in selected U.S. clinics, 2014-2015. Vaccine36(20), 2902-2909. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.vaccine.2017.12.023
  14. McIntire, R.K., Singer, D., DiVito, B., Basile, V., DiCarlo, M., German, E., & Payton, C. (2017). Characteristics associated with smoking among patrons of three Philadelphia parks. Journal of Community Health, 1-5. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10900-017-0434-4
  15. Lieberthal, R.D., Payton, C., Sarfaty, M., & Valko, G. (2017). Measuring the cost of the patient-centered medical home: a cost-accounting approach. The Journal of Ambulatory Care Management40(4), 327-338. https://doi.org/10.1097/JAC.0000000000000196
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Michelle A. Sayenga | Instructor of Nursing

Office Location: Sally Miksiewicz Center, Room 250
Office Phone: 610-625-7737
Email: sayengam@moravian.edu

Education
B.S., Moravian College
M.S.N., Moravian College
Doctoral Candidate, Widener University

Research Interests
Medical/Surgical Nursing
Community Health Nursing through Home Health and Hospice care
Chronic Disease Management

 


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Susan P. Scholtz | Associate Professor

Office location: Sally Miksiewicz Center, Room 312
Office phone: 610-625-7768
Email: scholtzs@moravian.edu

Education
B.S.N., Pennsylvania State University
M.N., University of Pittsburgh
Ph.D., Widener University

Clinical Expertise
Nursing care of the child

Research Interests
Expressive writing and reflection as it relates to learning within clinical education.

As a nursing faculty member for more than thirty years, Dr. Scholtz is acutely aware of factors that impact on a student's success. She received her PhD from Widener University. Her dissertation research examined variables inherent in clinical education that may be perceived as threatening to the nursing student and developed strategies to maximize successful completion of the nursing curriculum. Reflective journaling, clinical judgment in the novice nurse, and development of methods to create connectedness between instructor and student are areas that also interest her. She also authored a chapter on clinical education in the textbook Nursing Education: Foundations for Practice Excellence. Dr. Scholtz received the Award for Teaching Excellence in 2001 from the Pennsylvania State Nurses Association and was a finalist in the Nightingale Awards for excellence in Nursing Education.

 


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Janet A. Sipple | Visiting Professor

Email: sipplej@moravian.edu 

Education
B.S.N., West Virginia University
M.S.N., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Ed.D., University of South Carolina
N.P., University of Missouri

Clinical Expertise
Community Health Nursing
Public Health
Global Nursing

Research Interests
Learning modalities to improve cognition in elementary school children

Dr. Sipple is a Southerner by birth and by choice having been born and raised in Eastern North Carolina. She returned to North Carolina after completing her undergraduate education in West Virginia. Upon completion of her graduate studies, Dr. Sipple began her nursing career at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, North Carolina.

As her experiences progressed from staff nurse, nurse manager, nurse administrator, and academician Dr. Sipple moved from North Carolina to Florida, Tennessee, South Carolina, Missouri, and Pennsylvania. She has been involved in associate, baccalaureate, and master’s degree nursing education since the mid-seventies. Her various leadership positions in nursing education have provided her a variety of experiences in academic program design and redesign, nursing theory based curriculum development, program accreditation processes, educational consultation, development of academic partnerships, international nursing education curriculum design and implementation, and programmatic transition from associate to baccalaureate, diploma to single purpose college, and diploma to baccalaureate level curricula.

Dr. Sipple came to Bethlehem and St. Luke’s Hospital School of Nursing in 1995 to transition the 114 year old program to baccalaureate degree program status through an innovative collaboration model with Moravian College.

 


Margaret Smith

Margaret Smith | Assistant Clinical Professor / Family and Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Programs

Office location: Sally Miksiewicz Center, Room 241
Office phone:610-625-7726
Email: smithm10@moravian.edu

Education
L.P.N.
R.N., St Luke's Diploma Program
B.S.N., Cedar Crest College, Cum Laude
M.S.N., DeSales University, Sigma Theta Tau
D.N.P., DeSales University, Clinical Leadership

Certifications
FNP-BC-Family Nurse Practitioner, Board Certified, American Nurses Credentialing Center
CRNP-Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner
CCRN- Retired

Awards
Eunice Smith Award Recipient

Clinical Expertise
Clinical focus on adults with chronic disease states and an emphasis on palliative care.
Care and management of critically ill patients.
Care of chronically ill patients in complex medical states.
Geriatric Nursing

Education Interests
Virtual education in advanced practice nursing
Diversity among advanced practice nursing students

Research Interests
Nursing education

Margaret’s clinical expertise focuses on chronically ill complex medical patients and optimizing the quality of life in the end stage of illness.

Her doctoral research focused on post-acute care heart failure education for the long-term care nurse.

Margaret strives to maintain a student-centered learning experience by focusing on the unique and diverse needs of nurses returning to school for an advanced nursing degree.

Margaret is a member of the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties (NONPF); American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP); Gerontological Advanced Practice Nurses (GAPNA). Pennsylvania Coalition of Nurse Practitioners (PCNP).


School of Nursing Staff

Tina Sanchez | Administrative Support Assistant

Office location: Sally Miksiewicz Center, Room 103
Office phone: 610-861-1660
Email: sanchezt@moravian.edu

 

Ann Sywensky | Administrative Support Assistant

Office phone: 610-625-7987
Email: sywenskya@moravian.edu

 

Shelly Strauss | Clinical Coordinator

Office location: Sally Miksiewicz Center, Room 210
Office phone: 610-625-7731
Email: strausss02@moravian.edu

 

Jennifer Landis | Simulation and Multimedia Technician  

Office location: Sally Miksiewicz Center for Health Sciences, room 304
Office number: 610 625-7718  
Email: landisj@moravian.edu