Houston Center Faculty

Rebecca Aulbach

Aulbach, Rebecca, PhD, RN-BC, ACNS-BC, CPHQ
Assistant Professor
Room 6031
713-794-2129
raulbach@twu.edu

Education: BS, Texas Woman's University; MS, Texas Woman's University; PhD, Texas Woman's University
Primary Teaching Area:
Adult Health, Critical Care
Research Interests: Patient Safety, Blood Transfusions, Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Nursing, Performance Improvement

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Ayers, Constance, PhD, RN
Associate Professor
Room 6029
713-794-2892
cayers@twu.edu

Education: BS, University of Missouri-Columbia; MS, University of Missouri-Columbia; PhD, Texas Woman's University
Primary Teaching Area:
Adult Health, Leadership & Management
Research Interests: Patient Safety, Nursing History and Florence Nightingale

Barb Baudler

Baudler, Barb, MSN, RN
Associate Clinical Professor
Room 7426
713-794-2889
bbaudler@twu.edu

Education: BSN, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA; MSN, LaRoche College, Pittsburgh, PA
Primary Teaching Area: Undergraduate: Fundamentals of Medical-Surgical Nursing
Research Interests: Nursing Education, Simulation and Nursing Management/Leadership

Brenda Binder

Binder, Brenda, PhD, RN, PNP-BC
Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Nursing
Room 7514
713-794-2887
bbinder@twu.edu

Education: BS, Michigan State University; MSN, University of Texas Health Science Center; PhD, Texas Woman's University
Primary Teaching Area: Pediatric
Research Interests: Adolescent Health, Obesity, Transaction, Therapeutic Reminiscence with Older Adults, Stress and Nursing Students and Reliability and Validation of NP HESI

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BirchEvans, Anlee, PhD, RN, APRN, CNS, P/MH-BC
Assistant Professor
Room 6032
713-794-2147
aevans@twu.edu

Education: BS, Texas Woman's University; MSN, University of Texas - Houston; CNS P/MH, University of Texas - Houston; PhD, Texas Woman's University
Primary Teaching Area: Mental Health, Medical/Surgical
Research Interests: Resilience, Survival and/or sustainability of family caregivers caring for a family member diagnosed with a chronic disease, and Mentorship and its relationship to student success

Faye Blair

Blair, FayePhD, RN
Associate Clinical Professor
Room 6029
713-794-2142
fblair@twu.edu

Education: BS,  University of Texas Medical Branch - Houston; MS, University of Texas Health Science Center - Houston; PhD, Texas Woman's University
Primary Teaching Area
:  Pediatrics and Advanced Assessment
Research Interests: Child Abuse, Evidence-based practice

Sandra Cesario

Cesario, SandraPhD, RNC, FAAN
Professor and DNP/PhD Program Coordinator
Room 7525
713-794-2110
scesario@twu.edu

Education: RN Diploma, St Luke's Hospital School of Nursing; BSN, Fort Hays State University; MS, University of Oklahoma; PhD, Texas Woman's University
Primary Teaching Area: Research, Scholarship, Multicultural Nursing, Maternal-Newborn, Women's Health
Research Interests: Ovarian Cancer, 2nd Stage Labor Management, Newborn Abandonment, Design of Healthcare Environments

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Clutter, Paula, PhD, RN, CNL, CNE, CENP, CMSRN
Associate Professor and Clinical Nurse Leader Track Manager
Room 7526
713-794-2137
pclutter@twu.edu 

Education: BSN, University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston; MSN, University of Florida; PhD, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
Primary Teaching Area:  Adult Health, Clinical Nurse Leader
Research Interests: Evidence-Based Practice, Quality Improvement, Patient Safety, Leadership & Management, Clinical Simulation

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Cunningham, JanetMS, RNC
Associate Clinical Professor 
Room 7409
713-794-2392
jcunningham1@twu.edu

Education: BSN, Case Western Reserve University; MS, University of Minnesota School of Public Health 
Primary Teaching Area
: Women's Health
Research Interests: Women's Health

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Dellostritto, RitaPhD, RN, CNS, ENP, ACNP-BC, FAANP
Associate Professor
Room 6036
713-794-2803
rdellostritto@twu.edu

Education: BS, Texas Woman's University; MSN, University of Texas Health Science Center - Houston; PhD, Texas Woman's University
Primary Teaching Area: Adult/Gero Acute Care Nurse Practitioner and Undergraduate Adult Health Assessment
Research Interests: Emergency Care Outcomes, Disaster Management and Interprofessional Education 

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Edwards, Joan E.PhD, RNC, CNS, FAAN
Associate Professor, Director - Center for Global Nursing Scholarship

Room 7404
713-794-2125
jedwards3@twu.edu

Education: BSN, University of Illinois; MN, University of Washington; PhD, University of Texas at Tyler
Primary Teaching Area: Perinatal Nursing
Research Interests: Perinatal Nursing and Birth Practices and Beliefs of the Acehnese, Lived Experience of Indonesian Nursing Faculty, Maternal, Morbidity, and Mortality and Nursing Education and Capacity Building in Developing Countries

Nina M. Fredland

Fredland, Nina M.PhD, RN, FNP
Professor

Room 7436
713-794-2098
nfredland@twu.edu

Education: BS, Niagara University: MSN, University of Pennsylvania; FNP, Texas Woman's University; PhD, Johns Hopkins University
Primary Teaching Area: Community/Public Health
Research Interests:  Physical,  Mental and Behavioral Health of Children and Adolescents, Adolescent Relationship Development, Violence Prevention, Bullying, Dating Violence, Arts-Based Interventions

Wyona M. Freysteinson

Freysteinson, Wyona M.PhD, MN
Associate Professor
Room 7410
713-794-2891
wfreysteinson@twu.edu

Education: BSN, University of Saskatchewan, Canada; MN, University of Saskatchewan, Canada; PhD, Texas Woman's University
Primary Teaching Area:
Writing for Publication and Literature Review, Scholarship, Community Health and Adult Health
Research Interests: Mirror, Body image, Breast cancer, Qualitative studies, Palliative Care, Interdisciplinary, Palliative Care and Community Health Research. 

Tuong-Vi Ho

Ho, Tuong-ViPhD, FNP-BC
Associate Clinical Professor

Room 7416
713-794-2493
tho3@twu.edu

Education: BSN, University of Texas Health Science Center - Houston; MSN, University of Texas Health Science Center - Houston: PhD, Texas Woman's University  
Primary Teaching Area
:  Health Assessment, Adult Nurse Practitioner, Adult Health
Research Interests: Women Breast Cancer, health and diseases in Asian population

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Hueske, CathyPhD, MS, RN, CNS, P/MH, FNP
Clinical Professor
Room 6019
713-794-2896
chueske@twu.edu

Education: BS, University of St. Thomas; MS, University of Texas-Houston; CNS P/MH, University of Texas-Houston; FNP, University of Texas-Houston: PhD, University of Texas Medical Branch - Galveston
Primary Teaching Area
: Mental Health
Research Interests: Stress and Nursing Students

Olinda Johnson

Johnson, OlindaPhD, RNC, CNS
Assistant Clinical Professor
Room: 6138
713-794-2111
ojohnson@twu.edu

Education: BSN, Texas Woman's University; MS,  Texas Woman's University; PhD, Texas Woman's University
Primary Teaching Area
: Concepts, Maternal-Newborn, Women's Health
Research Interests: Perinatal Bereavement, Perinatal Care, Maternal Morbidity and Mortality

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Koci, AnnePhD, APRN-BC, FNP-BC, WHNP
Professor

Room 7406
713-794-2394
akoci@twu.edu 

Education: BSN, Tennessee Technological University; MSN, University of Tennessee; PhD, Emory University  
Primary Teaching Area
: Advanced Practice
Research Interests: Women's Health, Health outcomes of women with a history of abuse, and Marginalization

Rebecca Krepper

Krepper, RebeccaPhD, MBA, RN
Professor

Room 7408
713-794-2100
rkrepper@twu.edu

Education: BS, University of Southwestern Louisiana; MS, University of Maryland: MBA, University of Houston; PhD, Texas Woman's University  
Primary Teaching Area
: Management/Administration
Research Interests: Staffing Methodologies and Program Evaluation

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Laime, MaryMS, RN, ACNS-BC
Assistant Clinical Professor

Room 6130
713-794-2129
mlaime@twu.edu  

Education: BS, Texas Woman's University; MS, Texas Woman's University
Primary Teaching Area
:  Medical-Surgical and Critical Care
Research Interests: Critical Care

Peggy Landrum

Landrum, PeggyPhD, RN
Clinical Professor

Room 6033
713-794-2176
plandrum@twu.edu

Education: BA, University of Florida; MS, Texas Woman's University; PhD, Texas A&M  
Primary Teaching Area
:  Health Promotion, Mental Wellness, Group Dynamics, and Qualitative Research
Research Interests:  Nurse Recruitment, Retention Incentives, and Stress and Nursing Students  

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Langford, RaeEdD, RN
Professor
Room 6032
713-794-2393
rlangford1@twu.edu

Education: BS, Texas Woman's University; MS, Ohio State University; EdD, University of Houston
Primary Teaching Area:  Research and Theory
Research Interest: Research Process and Statistical Analysis

Teresa Maharaj

Maharaj, TeresaMSN, RN
Assistant Clinical Professor and BS Coordinator
Room 7527
713-794-2162
tmaharaj@twu.edu

Education: BSN, Texas Woman's University; MSN, Texas Woman's University
Primary Teaching Area
: Community Health
Research Interests: Community Health

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Malecha, AnnPhD, RN
Professor and Research Liaison
Room 7410
713-794-2725
amalecha@twu.edu

Education: BSN, Loyola University of Chicago; MSN, Northwestern University; PhD, Texas Woman's University
Primary Teaching Area
: Adult Nursing
Research Interests: Intimate Partner Violence, Workplace Violence and Stress and Nursing students 

Judith McFarlane

McFarlane, Judith M.DrPH, RN
Professor and Parry Nursing Chair in Health Promotion
Room 
7422
713-794-2138
jmcfarlane@twu.edu

Education: BSN, University of Florida; MN, University of Florida; DrPH, University of Texas School of Public Health
Primary Teaching Area
: Community Health
Research Interests: Partner Violence, Biobehavioral, Translational Research and Access Redesign

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Mellott, SusanPhD, RN
Associate Professor
Room 7419
713-794-2148
smellott@twu.edu

Education: BS, Indiana University of Pennsylvania; MS, University of Pennsylvania; PhD, Texas A&M University Primary Teaching Area: Healthcare Quality
Research Interests: Patient Safety, Performance Improvement

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Mistric, MichaelPhD, RN, FNP, BC, FAANP
Associate Clinical Professor
Room 7526
713-794-2196
mmistric@twu.edu

Education: BA, University of Central Arkansas; BSN, Pittsburg State University; MSN, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences; PhD, University of Texas Medical Branch
Primary Teaching Area
: Adult Health, Med Surg, Family Nurse Practitioner, Geriatrics
Research Interests: Care of patients and family members with dementia

Diane Montgomery

Montgomery, Diane F.PhD, RN
Associate Professor
Room 7420
713-794-2886
dmontgomery@twu.edu

Education: BS, University of Texas Health Science Center-Houston; MS, University of Texas Medical Branch-Galveston (UTMB); PhD, Texas Woman's University  
Primary Teaching Area
:  Pediatric Nursing
Research Interests:  Barriers to STD testing in High Risk Adolescents, Health Promotion and Prevention in Children and Adolescents, Health Status of Children in Foster Care, and Stress and Nursing Students

Leslie Nelson

Nelson, Leslie, PhD, RN
Assistant Professor
Room 7435
713-794-2089
lnelson3@twu.edu

Education: BSN, University of Alberta, Canada; MN, University of Alberta, Canada; PhD, Texas Woman's University
Primary Teaching Area: 
Adult Health, Critical Care
Research Interests:  Nursing Education, Use of Technology in Nursing Education and Inpatient Care Delivery, and Critical Care Nursing

Ainslie Nibert

Nibert, Ainslie, PhD
Associate Professor, Associate Dean
Room 7519
713-794-2101
anibert@twu.edu 

Education: BS, Texas Christian University; MS, University of Texas Health Science Center-Houston; PhD, Texas Woman's University

 

Rachelle Nurse

Nurse, RachellePhD, RN, WHNP-BC
Assistant Professor
Room 7515
713-794-2050
rnurse@twu.edu

Education: BSN, University of Texas Health Science Center - Houston; MSN, University of Texas Health Science Center - Houston; MSHA, Houston Baptist University; PhD, Texas Woman's University
Primary Teaching Area
: Women's Health, Maternal-Newborn
Research Interests: Computer-Assisted Instruction, Education Staff Nurses in Obstetrics, Advanced Maternal Age

Karen Pancheri

Pancheri, KarenPhD, MS, RN
Associate Professor
Room
 7419
713-794-2170
kpancheri@twu.edu

Education: BS, Texas Woman's University, Houston, Texas; MS, Health Informatics, University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, Texas; PhD, Texas Woman's University, Houston, Texas
Primary Teaching Area
:  Health Informatics, Community Health
Research Interests:  Health Informatics, Quality and Safety in Healthcare, Interprofessional Education, Global Health, Virtual Reality Applications

Marie Rhemann

Rhemann, MarieMSN, RN, GNP
Assistant Clinical Professor
Room 6134
713-794-2885
mrhemann@twu.edu

Education: BSN, West Texas State University; MSN, Vanderbilt University
Primary Teaching Area
: Aging and Undergraduate Assessment and Graduate Preceptorship
Research Interests: Geriatric

Suzanne Scheller

Scheller, SuzanneMS, RN
Assistant Clinical Professor
Room 7433
713-794-2144
sscheller@twu.edu

Education: BSN, Seton Hall University; MS, Texas Woman's University
Primary Teaching Area:
General Nursing, Child Health
Research Interests: Child Health, Complementary Therapies

Rochelle Schultz

Schultz, RochelleMSN, CPNP
Associate Clinical Professor
Room 7432
713-794-2124
rschultz@twu.edu

Education: BSN, Houston Baptist University; MSN, University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston
Primary Teaching Area
: Child Health
Research Interests: High Risk Students

Rheatte Soloman

Solomon, RheatteMS, ANP
Associate Clinical Professor
Room 7434
713-794-2884
rsolomon@twu.edu

Education: BS, Evangel College; MSN, Brigham Young University
Primary Teaching Area
: Adult Health
Research Interest: Cardiovascular

Ann St. Germain

St. Germain, AnnMSN, ANP, WHNP
Associate Clinical Professor
Room 6038
713-794-2809
astgermain@twu.edu

Education: BSN, University of Texas Health Science Center - Houston; MSN, University of Texas Health Science Center - Houston
Primary Teaching Area
: Developing Families, Undergraduate Health Assessment, Graduate Health Assessment
Research Interest: Menopause, Osteoporosis, and Stress and Nursing Students 

Charlotte Stephenson

Stephenson, CharlotteDSN, RN
Clinical Professor

Room 6137
713-794-2391
cstephenson@mail.twu.edu

Education: DSN, University of Alabama - Birmingham; MS, Texas Woman's University; MRE, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary; BS, Texas Woman's University
Primary Teaching Area
:  Leadership/Management, Maternal Child Health
Research Interest:  Perinatal Loss, Families with Critically Ill Infants, and Death and Dying

Lene Symes

Symes, Lene, PhD, RN
Professor
Room 6037
713-794-2151
lsymes@twu.edu 

Education: BSN, University of Michigan; MSN, University of Texas - Houston; PhD, Texas Woman's University
Primary Teaching Area
: Research and Psychiatry/Mental Health
Research Interests: Biobehavioral, Psychological and Emotional Recovery from Interpersonal Violence, PTSD, Retention of Registered Nurses and Nursing Students

 

Robin Toms

Toms, RobinPhD, MN, BSN, RN, NEA-BC
Associate Professor
Room 7418
713-794-2177
rtoms@twu.edu

Education: BSN, Wichita State University; MN, Wichita State University; PhD, Kansas State University
Primary Teaching Area
: Nursing Leadership and Administration
Research Interest: Complementary Therapies, Nursing Leadership and Professional Development

Elizabeth Anne Young

Young, Elizabeth AnneEdD, RN
Professor
Room 6031
713-794-2109
eyoung@twu.edu

Education: BS, Texas Woman's University; MS, Texas Woman's University; EdD, University of Houston
Primary Teaching Area
: Research, Ethics, Scholarship, Education
Research Interests: End of Life and Ethical Issues, Stress and Nursing Students, and HESI Testing