Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Group

The goal of DEIG is to serve as a convening body to unite expertise, experience, and guidance for academic nursing in Leading Across Differences. DEIG will collectively explore innovative approaches to enhancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in academic nursing and the nursing workforce, and support the efforts of AACN member institutions and academic nursing at the local, regional, and national levels to advance diversity and inclusion. For more information about joining DEIG, contact the Director of Diversity and Inclusion Vernell Dewitty.

DEIG Interest Form

 

DEIG Members
Sarah Abboud, PhD, RN
University of Illinois at Chicago College of Nursing
  Edith Jenkins-Weinrub, RN, EdD 
Holy Names University
     
Piri Ackerman-Barger, PhD, RN, CNE, FAAN
University of California Davis
  Pamela Johnson Rowsey, PhD, RN 
The University of North Carolina Greensboro
     

Bimpe O. Adedipe, PhD, MSN, RN, APRN CNS
Cleveland State University 

  Rolanda Johnson, PhD, MSN, RN
Vanderbilt University 
     
Paul Alexander-Delpech, PhD, PMHNP-BC, APRN
Frontier Nursing University
  Karen Johnson, PhD, RN, FSAHM, FAAN
University of Texas at Austin
     
FadumaSara Ali
Metropolitan State University
  Laly Joeseph
Phillips School of Nursing at Mount Sinai Beth Israel
     
Jessica Alicea-Planas, RN, PhD, MS/MPH, CHES
Fairfield University  
  Julie Kruse, PhD, RN 
Oakland University 
     
Angela Alston, DNP, MPH, APRN, WHNP-BC, FNP-BC 
The Ohio State University College of Nursing
  Deborah Kutenplon, DNP    
Rhode Island College
     
Jeffrey Ash, EdD 
University of Maryland, Baltimore 
  Pamela Lehenbauer, PhD, MSN, MBA, PMHNP-BC
Northern Kentucky University
     

Kendra M. Barrier, PhD, MSN, RN 
Louisiana State University Health New Orleans Center School of Nursing  

  Pamela Levesque, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, CNE 
Chamberlain College of Nursing
     
Kenya Beard EdD, AGACNP, CNE, ANEF, FAAN 
Chamberlain University
  Lisa M. Lewis, PhD, RN, FAAN 
University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing 
     

Jitana Benton-Lee, RN, DNP, MBA-HC, NEA-BC
Northern Kentucky University 

  Kae Rivers Livsey, MPH, PhD, RN
Western Carolina University 
     
Laurie Bisila, MSN, RN, PHN
The College of St. Scholastica 
  Louisana Louis, DNP, RN
St. Petersburg College 
     
Patricia Bradley
Villanova University
  Cristina López, PhD 
Medical University of South Carolina
     
Gina S. Brown, PhD, MSA, RN 
Howard University 
  Janice Lowden-Stokley, PhD, RN
AdventHealth University
     
Sharon A. Bryant, PhD
Binghamton University, State University of New York 
  Vanessa Loyd, DNP, PhD, RN
University of Missouri-St. Louis
     
E. Renee Cantwell, DNP, RN, CNE, CPHQ 
Rutgers School of Nursing-Camden
  Jacqueline Marshal, PhD, RN, MPH, CNE
Nova Southeastern University
     

Brigit M. Carter, PhD, RN, CCRN 
Duke University School of Nursing 

  Marc-Aurel Martial, PhD, MPH, RN
Brigham Young University
     
Brenda Cassidy, DNP, MSN,CPNP-PC 
University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing 
  Nia Martin
California Baptist University
     
Ladonna Christian, PhD, MSN, APHN-BC 
Simmons University
  Norma Martínez Rogers, PhD, RN, FAAN
UT Health San Antonio
     
Liane Connelly, PhD, RN, NEA-BC 
University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Nursing 
  Vivienne Pierce McDaniel, DNP, MSN, RN
Aspen University School of Nursing
     
Yvette N. Conyers, DNP, RN, FNP-C, CTN-B 
Wegmans School of Nursing - St. John Fisher College
  Jerrihlyn L. McGee, DNP, RN, CNE 
University of Kansas School of Nursing
     
Sandra Davis, PhD, DPM, ACNP-BC 
George Washington University School of Nursing  
  Blanca Miller PhD, RN
Methodist College 
     
Belinda Deal, PhD, RN, CNE
The University of Texas at Tyler
  Kristi Miller, PhD, RN
University of South Carolina Upstate
     
Jessica Dillard-Wright, MA, MSN, CNM 
Augusta University College of Nursing 
  Nora Montalvo-Liendo, RN, PhD, FAAN
Texas A&M University
     

Christi Doherty, DNP, MSN, RNC-OB, CNE, CHSE, CDP
American Sentinel University

  Carolyn Montoya, PhD, CPNP, FAANP, FAAN 
University of New Mexico College of Nursing
     
Mary Dowell, MSN, RN 
Liberty University School of Nursing 
  Tama L. Morris, RN, PhD, CNE 
Queens University of Charlotte
     

Sharon Dudley-Brown, PhD, FNP-BC, FAAN, FAANP
University of Delaware

  Lisa Muirhead, DNP, APRN, ANP-BC, FAANP, FAAN  
Emory University
     
Janice Dunlap, DNP, ARNP, AGPCNP-BC, ACNS-BC
University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences
  Joanne Noone, PhD, RN, CNE 
Oregon Health & Science University 
     
Kendra Elam, ADN, BSN, MSN/Ed, RN
Michigan State University
  Jamil Norman, PhD, RN, CNE 
Walden University
     
Genevieve Elrod, PhD, RN, OCN
Grand Valley State University
  M. Rebecca O’Connor, PhD, RN 
University of Washington
     
Nancy Fahrenwald, PhD, RN, PHNA-BC, FAAN 
Texas A&M University
  Jessica Ochs, DNP, APRN, ANP-BC, FNP-BC, CNE
Endicott College
     

Karen Faison, PhD, APRN-BC, CNE
Virginia State University

  Sabita Persaud, PhD, RN, APHN-BC 
Notre Dame of Maryland University  
     
Holly Farley, EdD, MS
Eastern Illinois University
  Kenneth S Peterson, PhD, MS, RN, FNP-BC 
University of Massachusetts Graduate School of Nursing
     
Christine Fasching Maphis, DNP, PMHN-BC, FNP-BC
James Madison University
  Caithlin B. Poronsky, PhD, APRN, FNP-BC
Loyola University Chicago
     
Denise Ferrell, DNP, RN
Michigan State University
  Eleonor Pusey-Reid, DNP, RN, MEd 
MGH Institute of Health Professions
     
Sally Ellis Fletcher, PhD, RN, FNAP
University of Missouri Kansas City
  Rick Ramirez, DNP, APRN, AGACNP-BC, DNP-BC, ENP-C, CEN, CPEN
University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa 
     
Barbara A. Fowler, PhD, PHCNS, BC 
Wright State University  
  Elda Ramirez, PhD, RN, FNP-BC, ENP-BC, FAAN, FAANP, FAEN
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
     
Patricia Francis-Johnson, DNP, RN 
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center  
  Gloria Ramsey, JD, RN, FAAN 
Johns Hopkins School of Nursing
     
Mel Freitag, PhD
University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Nursing
  Shielda Rodgers, RN, PhD
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Nursing
     
Julian L. Gallegos, PhD, RN, FNP-BC, CNL 
Touro University California 
  Sasha Roneker, DNP, CRNA, CPHQ
University of Cincinnati
     
Janice Garrison Lanham, RN, MS, CCRN-K, CNS,FNP 
Clemson University School of Nursing 
  Kristin Roslansky 
Viterbo University
     
Patricia Gatlin, PhD, RN, CNE
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
  Ana Sanchez-Birkhead, PhD, APRN
The University of Utah
     
Timian M. Godfrey, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, CPH
University of Arizona
  Krista J. Simmons, MSN, RN, ANP-C
Saint Louis University 
     
Linda Gregory, PhD, RN, MSN
Samuel Merritt University
  Janelle R. Sokolowich, PhD, MSN, RN 
Western Governors University
     
Lorena Guerrero, PhD, MSN
Pacific Lutheran University
  Jeanne-Marie R. Stacciarini, RN, PhD, FAAN 
University of Florida 
     
Laly Joseph, DVM, DNP, CNE, RN, C, MSN, APRN, ANP-BC
Phillips School of Nursing at Mount Sinai Beth Israel
  Linda D. Taylor, PhD, RN, CNE 
Northern Illinois University  
     
Linda Haen, MSN, RN, FNP-C, APNP 
United States University   
  Joyce Thielen PhD, RN
University of Hartford 
     
Sonya Hardin PhD APRN NP-C FAAN
University of Louisville
  Mia Tiscareno, FNP-C
California State University, Stanislaus
     
Bradley Ray Harrell, DNP, APRN, ACNP-BC 
University of Memphis Loewenberg College of Nursing 
  Colette Townsend-Chambers, DNP, MSN, RN, CHSE
University of North Carolina Charlotte
     
Marilyn Harrington, PhD, RN, AGNP-C
University of Mississippi Medical Center
  Michael Valenti, PhD, RN 
University of Central Florida
     
Ivonne Hernandez, PhD RN IBCLC
University of South Florida
  Patti Varga, PhD, MSN, RN, CNE
Alverno College
     
Sarah Herrera
Arizona State University
  Katilya Ware, PhD, RN 
Auburn University
     
Carolina G. Huerta, EdD, RN, FAAN 
University of Texas Rio Grande Valley  
  Ashley Weber, PhD, RN 
University of Cincinnati 
     
Renee Ingel, PhD, MSN, RN
Carlow University
  Janet Weeda, MSN 
Hope College  
     
Antonea Jackson, PhD, RN, CNE
Prairie View A&M University
  Melissa L. Weir, MS, BSN, CEN, CPEN, CNE
Howard University
     
Lenetra Jefferson, PhD, RN, CNE, LMT
Troy University
  Ann White, RN, Ph,D, NE-BC
University of Southern Indiana
     
Coretta Jenerette, PhD, RN, FAAN 
University of South Carolina 
  Lisa Whitfield-Harris, PhD, MBA, RN
Thomas Jefferson University
     
    Misty Wilkie, PhD, RN, FAAN
Bemidji State University

 

 

 

 

 

 

Edith Jenkins-Weinrub, RN, EdD 
Holy Names University