Faculty in Leadership

Advocacy is important and at all levels and in all capacities. We have faculty members serving on committees for national professional organizations, editorial boards for health care and research publications and serving on the boards of state organizations.

Melissa Batchelor-Murphy, Associate Professor

  • Nursing Open — editorial board
  • Journal of Nutrition in Gerontology and Geriatrics — editorial board

Linda Cassar, Assistant Clinical Professor

  • Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses — research advisory panel

Catherine Wilson Cox, Associate Professor

  • Virginia Nurses Association — commissioner for nursing education
  • Eastern Nursing Research Society — membership committee
  • American Association of Colleges of Nursing, Baccalaureate Education Conference Subcommittee — member
  • American Association of Colleges of Nursing, Faculty Leadership Network — Collaborative Community Committee member

Ashley Darcy-Mahoney, Associate Professor

  • Medical Legal Partnership Summit  — planning committee member
  • Beyond Flexner Alliance  — Research Committee member
  • Bridging the Word Gap National Research Network — leadership team

Sandra Davis, Associate Professor

  • National Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education (NADOHE) Health Professions Chapter — Founding Member and Chair of Bylaws Committee
  • Temple University College of Public Health Alumni Association Advisory Board (CPHAA)

Maritza Dowling, Assistant Professor

  • Gerontology and Geriatrics: Research — editorial board
  • Biometrics & Biostatistics Open Access Journal — editorial board

Majeda El-Banna, Assistant Professor

  • Washington Regional Nursing Research Consortium — co-chair
  • SAGE Publishing — editorial advisory board member for nursing video collection
  • National League of Nursing — award committee
  • National League of Nursing — Home Instead Scholarship committee member
  • National League of Nursing — ambassador
  • National League of Nursing, Commission for Nursing Education Accreditation —  on-site reviewer
  • Eastern Nursing Research Society — nomination committee member

Esther EmardInstructor

  • Sigma Theta Tau International — Board of Directors Governance Committee Charter Review Task Force member
  • URI Foundation — Board of Directors Governance Committee member
  • State of Vermont — Blueprint for Health Planning and Evaluation Committee member

Kathleen Griffith, Associate Professor

  • Oncology Nursing Forum — review board

Joyce Hahn, Associate Professor

  • Virginia Board of Nursing
  • Virginia Joint Boards of Nursing and Medicine

Cameron HoggAssistant Professor

  • Nurse Practitioner Association of the District of Columbia — president

Pamela Jeffries, Dean and Professor

  • Virginia Association of Colleges of Nursing — president

David Keepnews, Professor

  • Hispanic Healthcare International — editorial board
  • American Journal of Nursing, Journal Oversight Committee — member
  • Policy, Politics & Nursing Practice — editor emeritus
  • American Academy of Nursing, Fellow Selection Committee — co-chair
  • American Academy of Nursing, Bylaws Committee — chair

Kate Driscoll Malliarakis, Associate Professor

  • Washington, D.C. Board of Nursing, Committee on Impaired Nurses — member

Angela McNelis, Professor

  • State of Indiana, Mental Health & Addiction Services Development Program — board member
  • National League for Nursing — Board of Governor
  • Archives of Psychiatric Nursing — editorial board
  • Nursing Education Perspectives — editorial board
  • Connections Newsletter, International Society for Psychiatric Nurses (ISPN) — editor

Joyce Pulcini, Professor

  • Policy, Politics and Nursing Practice — senior associate editor
  • Washington D.C. Action Coalition — board member

Nancy Rudner, Graduate Faculty

  • Journal of Lifestyle Medicine — editorial board
  • Florida Action Coalition — steering board
  • League of Women Voters of Florida, Health Care Committee — co-chair

Mary Jean Schumann, Associate Professor

  • Maryland Nurses Association — treasurer

Christine Seaton, Clinical Assistant Professor

  • Virginia State Simulation Alliance — conference planning director

Karen Wyche, Research Professor

  • American Psychological Association, board of educational affairs
  • Women in Social Work Inc. — board member

Y. Tony Yang, Professor

  • BioMed Central Health Services Research — editorial board