Nursing Lab - Staff
Programs in Nursing

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Nursing Lab


Faculty / Staff

Professor Abounader

Claudette A. Abounader

, M.S.
Assistant Professor of Nursing

Phone: (315) 792-3268
Office: 222 White Hall

Claudette Abounader is an Assistant Professor of Nursing. She has a B.S. and M.S. from Syracuse University as well as credentialing as an adult nurse practitioner post master certificate from Syracuse University. Her research interests are teaching methods and student academic achievement.

Civita M. Allard, M.S.

Civita M. Allard

, M.S.
Associate Professor Nursing

Phone: 315793075
Office: 230 White Hall


Annette L. Becker, M.S., Assistant Professor of Nursing

Annette L. Becker

Professor of Nursing

Phone: (315) 792-3078
Office: 221A White Hall

Annette Becker is the director of the RN to BS program at Utica College. ...More About Annette L. Becker

Professor Brownell

Catherine (Cathy) B. Brownell

, Ph.D.
Assoc Dean HPE & Dir of NUR

Phone: (315) 792-3705
Office: 238 White Hall

Catherine Brownell is Associate Professor of Nursing and Chair of the Nursing program at UC. She joined the Department of Nursing in July 2002 as Project Coordinator for the Tapestry Project, a Nursing Workforce Diversity Grant from HRSA Bureau of Health Professions. She received a Ph.D. from Binghamton University in 2002. ...More About Catherine B. Brownell

Linda Culyer

Linda M. Culyer

, M.S.
Assistant Professor of Nursing

Phone: (315) 792-3077
Office: 243 White Hall


Erin M. Dupree

, M.S.
Professor of Practice-Nursing

Phone: (315) 792-3075
Office: 230 White Hall

Erin Dupree is an Assistant Professor of Nursing. She has a B.S. and M.S. with a minor in Nursing Education from SUNY Upstate Medical University and is credentialed as a Family Nurse Practitioner. She joined Utica College in 2011 working as an Adjunct Professor in the RN to BSN program and now teaches in the ABSN program.

Professor Gleasman

Elizabeth (Libby) B. Gleasman

, M.S.
Associate Professor of Nursing

Phone: (315) 792-3303
Office: 258 White Hall

Elizabeth Gleasman is an Associate Professor of Nursing who joined the faculty in 1985. She received her B.S. and M.S. from the University of Rochester. She holds adult nurse practitioner certification from Syracuse University and family nurse practitioner certification from George Washington University. She has been actively involved in research and practice in promoting wellness in the work place. She maintains faculty practice as a nurse practitioner in an acute care setting.

New Faculty

Donna M. Gregory

Assistant Professor of Nursing

Phone: (315) 792-3073
Office: 216 Hubbard Hall


Amy B. Haver

, M.S.
Assistant Prof. of Nursing

Phone: (315) 792-3314
Office: 244 White Hall

Amy Haver is an assistant professor of nursing who joined the faculty in 2007. She is a graduate of the Utica College nursing program, and continued her education at Binghamton University where she received her MS degree in community health nursing. ...More About Amy B. Haver

Jennifer Klimek-Yingling

Jennifer A. Klimek-Yingling

, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Nursing

Phone: (315) 792-3395
Office: 230 White Hall

Dr. Jennifer Klimek Yingling is an Assistant Professor of Nursing at Utica College. She is an upstate New York resident helping to strengthen the community through practice, academics and research. Jennifer studied at Mohawk Valley Community College, the State University of New York institute of Technology and received her Doctorate of Philosophy in Nursing from Rutgers University. A passionate caregiver and a patient advocate, she is dual boarded Family and Adult Nurse Practitioner, holding nursing licenses in New York, Florida and Massachusetts. Her more than 2 decades of nursing experience include experience in medical surgical, emergency, forensic, occupational and student health. ...More About Jennifer A. Klimek-Yingling

Krista A. Krause

, M.S.
Professor of Practice-ASDN Medical Surgical Specialization

Phone: (315) 792-3001
Office: 215 Hubbard Hall


Laura E. Love

Assistant Professor of Nursing

Phone: (315) 792-3059
Office: 243 White Hall


Cynthia E. Love Williams, M.S.

Cynthia E. Love Williams

Assistant Professor NUR

Phone: (315) 223-2435
Office: 220A White Hall


Sara Jean Manning

, M.S.
Nursing Lab Simulator Coor.

Phone: (315) 792-3068
Office: 221 White Hall

Sara Manning is the Simulation Coordinator and has been teaching using simulation since 2008. She is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin, Madison nursing program and completed her masters in nursing education at Roberts Wesleyan College in Rochester, NY. She earned her certification in healthcare simulation education (CHSE) in 2013 and is an alumnus of the National League for Nursing Simulation Leaders (2014 cohort). Sara joined Utica College in 2015. Sara has presented on simulation and education topics at regional and national conferences and also founded the Simulation Educators of Western New York in 2009. Research interests include interprofessional education and simulation faculty development practices.

James Monahan

James H. Monahan

, M.S.
Professor of Practice-Nursing

Phone: (315) 792-3530
Office: 216 Hubbard Hall

Jim Monahan is a Professor of Practice of Nursing. He has a B.S. and M.S. in Nursing Education form SUNY POLY. He joined Utica College in 2015 as an Adjunct Professor in the ABSN program and now teaches full time in the ABSN and Traditional Ground Program.

Wendy L. Moore

, M.S.
Assistant Professor of Nursing

Phone: (315) 223-2471
Office: 216 Hubbard Hall


Danielle R. O'Connor

, M.S.
Professor of Practice - Nursing

Phone: (315) 223-2469
Office: 221 White Hall

Danielle is UC's Clinical/Lab Coordinator.

Doreen Rogers

Assistant Professor of Nursing

Phone: (315) 792-3119
Office: 247 White Hall

Dr. Doreen Rogers was appointed Assistant Professor of Nursing at Utica College in January 2018. Prior to Utica College, Doreen has taught at associate and baccalaureate levels of pre-licensure nursing education and had taught and and coordinated an online Nursing Education graduate program. Her professional nursing practice over the last 26 years encompassed medical-surgical initially and then transitioned to critical care for the last 20 years. In addition, Doreen holds current CCRN (2001) and Certified Nurse Educator (2008) certifications and has provided workshops on test construction, item writing, and item analysis. Her research activity encompasses professional collegiality, resilience, grit, rural nursing, nursing retention, and various components of nursing education.

Victoria Schad

Victoria (Vicki) A. Schad

, M.S.
Professor of Practice-Nursing

Phone: (315) 792-3826
Office: Clark City Center
Utica ABSN

Victoria Schad has been an RN for over 22 years. She received my A.S. in 1996 from Hahnemann University and her BSN from Allegheny University in 1997. After working as an RN for 7 years, she graduated from Drexel University in 2006 with my MSN in Leadership & Management. She has been certified in Gerontological Nursing from the ANCC since 2009. ...More About Victoria A. Schad

Ellen Smith

Ellen M. Smith

, M.P.H.
Assistant Professor of Nursing

Phone: (315) 792-3180
Office: 243 White Hall

Ellen Smith has been with Utica College Department of Nursing since 2006, teaching distance, clinical, and campus classes in nursing theory, research, history, palliative care and community/public health. Prior to teaching, Ellen lived in Connecticut and worked as a home care and home hospice nurse, supervisor, and case manager. She has also been a school nurse and oncology clinical trials research coordinator. She earned her B.S. from St. Olaf College (Northfield, MN), her Masters of Public Health from the University of Minnesota (Minneapolis), and PhD in Higher Education from Syracuse University. Her research focuses on baccalaureate nursing students' academic success, as well as community health issues and teaching strategies. She lives with her family and in Clinton, NY, and enjoys reading, outdoor activities and water sports.


Sara Manning, MS, RN, CHSE
Simulation Coordinator, School of Health Professions
230 White Hall

(315) 792-3059
(315) 792-3006
1600 Burrstone Road | Utica, NY 13502