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 Members

Sarah Abboud, PhD, RN
University of Illinois at Chicago College of Nursing
  Rolanda Johnson, PhD, MSN, RN
Vanderbilt University 
     
Jessica Alicea-Planas, RN, PhD, MS/MPH, CHES
Fairfield University  
  Julie Kruse, PhD, RN 
Oakland University 
     
Bimpe O. Adedipe, PhD, MSN, RN, APRN CNS
Cleveland State University 
  Lisa M. Lewis, PhD, RN, FAAN 
University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing 
     
Angela Alston, DNP, MPH, APRN, WHNP-BC, FNP-BC 
The Ohio State University College of Nursing
  Kae Rivers Livsey, MPH, PhD, RN
Western Carolina University 
     
Jeffrey Ash, EdD 
University of Maryland, Baltimore 
  Louisana Louis, DNP, RN
St. Petersburg College 
     

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

  Cristina López, PhD 
Medical University of South Carolina  
     

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

  Jerrihlyn L. McGee, DNP, RN, CNE 
University of Kansas School of Nursing
     
Gina S. Brown, PhD, MSA, RN 
Howard University 
  Blanca Miller PhD, RN
Methodist College 
     
Sharon A. Bryant, PhD
Binghamton University, State University of New York 
  Carolyn Montoya, PhD, CPNP, FAANP, FAAN 
University of New Mexico College of Nursing
     
E. Renee Cantwell, DNP, RN, CNE, CPHQ 
Rutgers School of Nursing-Camden
  Tama L. Morris, RN, PhD, CNE 
Queens University of Charlotte  
     

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

  Joanne Noone, PhD, RN, CNE 
Oregon Health & Science University  
     
Brenda Cassidy, DNP, MSN,CPNP-PC 
University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing 
  Sabita Persaud, PhD, RN, APHN-BC 
Notre Dame of Maryland University  
     
Liane Connelly, PhD, RN, NEA-BC 
University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Nursing 
  Kenneth S Peterson, PhD, MS, RN, FNP-BC 
University of Massachusetts Graduate School of Nursing 
     
Yvette N. Conyers, DNP, RN, FNP-C, CTN-B 
Wegmans School of Nursing - St. John Fisher College
  Caithlin B. Poronsky, PhD, APRN, FNP-BC
Loyola University Chicago
Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing 
     
Sandra Davis, PhD, DPM, ACNP-BC 
George Washington University School of Nursing  
  Gloria Ramsey, JD, RN, FAAN 
Johns Hopkins School of Nursing
     
Jessica Dillard-Wright, MA, MSN, CNM 
Augusta University College of Nursing 
  Shielda Rodgers, RN, PhD
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Nursing
     
Mary Dowell, MSN, RN 
Liberty University School of Nursing 
  Norma Martínez Rogers, PhD, RN, FAAN 
University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
     
Barbara A. Fowler, PhD, PHCNS, BC 
Wright State University  
  Kristin Roslansky 
Viterbo University  
     
Patricia Francis-Johnson, DNP, RN 
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center  
  Ana Sanchez-Birkhead, PhD, APRN
The University of Utah
     
Julian L. Gallegos, PhD, RN, FNP-BC, CNL 
Touro University California 
  Krista J. Simmons, MSN, RN, ANP-C
Saint Louis University 
     
Janice Garrison Lanham, RN, MS, CCRN-K, CNS,FNP 
Clemson University School of Nursing 
  Janelle R. Sokolowich, PhD, MSN, RN 
Chamberlain University
     
Patricia Gatlin, PhD, RN, CNE
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
  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 
Bellin College   
  Joyce Thielen PhD, RN
University of Hartford 
     
Bradley Ray Harrell, DNP, APRN, ACNP-BC 
University of Memphis Loewenberg College of Nursing 
  Michael Valenti, PhD, RN 
University of Central Florida
     
Carolina G. Huerta, EdD, RN, FAAN 
University of Texas Rio Grande Valley  
  Katilya Ware, PhD, RN 
Auburn University
     
Coretta Jenerette, PhD, RN, FAAN 
University of South Carolina 
  Ashley Weber, PhD, RN 
University of Cincinnati 
     
Edith Jenkins-Weinrub, RN, EdD 
Holy Names University
  Janet Weeda, MSN 
Hope College  
     
Pamela Johnson Rowsey, PhD, RN 
The University of North Carolina Greensboro  
  Lisa Whitfield-Harris, PhD, MBA, RN
Thomas Jefferson University
     
    Shawnte Wilson, MSW
Trocaire College
     

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Edith Jenkins-Weinrub, RN, EdD 
Holy Names University