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Anne R. Bavier, PhD, RN, FAAN
Dean and Professor University of Texas at Arlington College of Nursing
University of Texas at Arlington College of Nursing and Health Innovation


NLN president Anne R. Bavier, a fellow of the American Academy of Nursing, is dean of the College of Nursing and Health Innovation at the University of Texas at Arlington. Previously she was dean of the University of Connecticut School of Nursing, and dean of nursing at Saint Xavier University. In addition to her experience in higher education Dr. Bavier has worked as a program director in the National Institutes of Health National Cancer Institute, and as deputy director of the NIH Office of Research on Women’s Health. She has authored and co-authored numerous publications on nursing education, professional development, and oncology nursing.

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Cathy Catrambone, PhD, RN, FAAN
Associate Professor at Rush University College of Nursing
Rush University


Cathy Catrambone, the 2015-2017 president of Sigma Theta Tau International. is an associate professor at Rush University College of Nursing. Currently, she teaches in the DNP and PhD programs with an emphasis on outcomes research, evidence-based practice, leadership development, and health policy. Dr. Catrambone’s clinical background is in adult critical care. She is a pulmonary nurse expert and well known for her leadership and advocacy in promoting lung health, smoke-free living, and clean air. Funded by the Illinois Department of Public Health, her research focuses on asthma surveillance and system-level interventions to promote guideline recommended asthma care in the emergency department. She has presented her research at several national and international meetings and has published her work in peer-reviewed journals. She is also a fellow of the American Academy of Nursing and the Institute of Medicine of Chicago.


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David B. Daniel, PhD
Professor of Psychology
James Madison University


Professor of psychology at James Madison University, Dr. David Daniel was named one of the most influential researchers in the field of education for 2014. Dr. Daniel focuses on translating findings in neuroscience, cognitive science, and other fields to classroom practice. He has received the Transforming Education Through Neuroscience Award from the Learning & the Brain Foundation and the International Mind, Brain, and Education Society for which he serves as managing editor of its journal, Mind, Brain, and Education. Dr. Daniel also won the 2014 Distinguished Teacher Award in the General Education Program and the department of psychology’s 2013 Outstanding Teaching Award at James Madison University.  

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Mary Lou Bond, PhD, RN, CNE, FAAN, ANEF
Professor Emerita and Adjunct Professor
at the University of Texas at Arlington, College of Nursing and Health Innovation


Mary Lou Bond has served as a practicing nurse, faculty membe, and nurse researcher in a variety of settings. In her role as a nurse educator she has conducted research studies related to clinical practice, nursing education, issues related to Hispanic health, and recruitment/retention of Hispanics into the nursing profession. Dr. Bond has served as a member of the Advisory Board for the Center of Excellence in Nursing Education at Sigma Theta Tau International, an accreditation visitor for the National League for Nursing, and the Board of Trustees of the Commission of Graduates of Foreign Nursing Programs (CGFNS).

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Jacqueline Dunbar-Jacob, PhD, RN, FAAN
Professor and Dean of the School of Nursing
Professor of Psychology, Epidemiology and Occupational Therapy
University of Pittsburgh


Jacqueline Dunbar-Jacob is distinguished service professor and dean of the School of Nursing at the University of Pittsburgh and professor of psychology, epidemiology and occupational therapy. Dr. Dunbar-Jacob has been the dean since 2001. A licensed psychologist, she has been funded by the NIH for 25 years for studies on patient adherence and has written more than 130 papers, primarily focusing on patient adherence. She has taught at the undergraduate and graduate levels. She was the president and fellow of the Society for Behavioral Medicine as well as past president of the Friends of the National institute for Nursing.


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Jennie De Gagne, PhD, DNP, RN-BC, CNE
Assistant Professor, Duke University School of Nursing


Dr. De Gagne’s research activities are related to the study of instructional technology and cybercivility in nursing education. To stimulate Korean nurse educators and improve global nurse competency and education, she led the translation of two books into Korean: Quality and Safety Education for Nurses by Sherwood & Barnsteiner; and Evaluation and Testing in Nursing Education by Oermann & Gaberson. Dr. De Gagne is the founder of the North Carolina Korean Nurses Association and a board member of the Global Korean Nursing Foundation.

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Ruth Kleinpell, PhD, RN, FAAN
Director, Center for Clinical Research and Scholarship Rush University Medical Center
Rush University College of Nursing


Ruth Kleinpell is director of the Center for Clinical Research and Scholarship at Rush University Medical Center and a professor at Rush University College of Nursing in Chicago. She is certified as an acute care nurse practitioner and maintains active practice. Dr. Kleinpell is a board member of the Society of Critical Care Medicine; Critical Care Medicine Subspecialty, American Board of Internal Medicine; a fellow of the American Academy of Nursing, the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, the Institute of Medicine of Chicago, and the American College of Critical Care Medicine.


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G. Elaine Patterson, EdD, RN, CNE, APN-C
Professor of Nursing, Nursing Program
Ramapo College of New Jersey

G. Elaine Patterson, a visionary nurse educator, demonstrates excellence in research, clinical practice, teaching, and mentoring. Throughout her career that spans three decades, Dr. Patterson has contributed significantly toward expanding the science of nursing and influencing the professional practice and the public image of nursing. In her current role as professor of nursing at Ramapo College of New Jersey, she has been very active in nursing both locally and internationally presenting at numerous conferences and publishing several articles and book chapters. She is a member of the National Black Nurses Association and an active member of the Concerned Black Nurses of New Jersey.