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Meet Nursing Faculty

Leadership & Staff

Patricia Spurr, EdD, MSN, CNE, FRE

Associate  Dean, School of Nursing & School of Social Work

Chair, School of Nursing; Professor

pspurr@spalding.edu

Dr. Spurr received a Doctor of Education from the University of Louisville, a Master of Science in Nursing from the University of Louisville and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Louisville.  Dr. Spurr is the associate dean of the School of Nursing and the School of Social Work, chair of the School of Nursing and director of the Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program.  Dr. Spurr is a tenured professor.

Pamela L. King, PhD, FNP, PNP, FAANP

Graduate Programs Director; Professor

pking@spalding.edu

Dr. King received a Doctor of Philosophy from the University of Louisville, a Master of Science in Nursing from the University of Kentucky and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Murray State University.  Dr. King is the graduate programs director for the School of Nursing which encompasses the Master of Science in Nursing program and the Doctor of Nursing Practice program.  Dr. King is a tenured professor.

Alicia Bradley, BSN, RN

Lab Coordinator

abradley04@spalding.edu

Alicia Bradley received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Morehead State University, College of Science and Technology.  She is the lab coordinator for the School of Nursing.

Ritchie Bryant, BSN, RN

Certified Nurse Assistant Program Director

rbryant02@spalding.edu

Ritchie Bryant received received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Louisville School of Nursing.  He is the certified nurse assistant program director.

Susan OKeefe

Administrative Assistant

sokeefe@spalding.edu

Angela Shelman

Administrative Assistant

ashelman01@spalding.edu

Graduate Faculty

Joanne Berryman, EdD, MSN, RN, FACHE

Provost and Associate Professor

jberryman@spalding.edu

Dr. Berryman received a Doctor of Education from Spalding University, a Master of Science in Nursing from the University of Louisville and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Louisville. Dr. Berryman is the university provost and an associate professor in the graduate programs. 

Alice Cowley, MSEd, MSN, RN

Graduate Program Clinical Coordinator

acowley@spalding.edu

Alice Cowley received a Master of Science in Nursing from the University of Ketnucky,  a Master of Science in Educaton from the Univeresity of Kentucky and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Eastern Kentucky University.  Cowley is the clinical coordinator of the Master of Science in Nursing and Doctor of Nursing Practice programs.

Missy Hawes, MSN, APRN, IBCLC

Assistant Professor

mhawes@spalding.edu

Missy Hawes received a Master of Science in Nursing from Spalding University and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Louisville. She is an assistant professor in the Master of Science in Nursing program.

Delwin Jacoby, DNP, APRN

Associate Professor

djacoby@spalding.edu

Dr. Jacoby received a Doctor of Nursing Practice at the Medical University of South Carolina, a Master of Science in Nursing at the University of Kentucky and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Clemson University.  Dr. Jacoby is an associate professor in the Master of Science in Nursing program and the Doctor of Nursing Practice programs.

Dr. Nancy Kern, EdD, MSN, APRN

Assistant Professor

nancykern@spalding.edu

Dr. Kern received a Doctor of Education at Spalding University, a Master of Science in Nursing at Spalding University, a Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Regents College and a Bachelor of Science in Mental Health Technology at Hahnemann Medical College.  Dr. Kern is an assistant professor in the Master of Science in Nursing program.

Ann Lyons, PhD, MSN, RN, CNE

Professor

alyons@spalding.edu

Dr. Lyons received a Doctor of Nursing Science at Indiana University, a Master of Science in Nursing at the University of Kentucky and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Kentucky.  Dr. Lyons is a professor in the Master of Science in Nursing and the Doctor of Nursing Practice programs.

Tammy Mullins, DNP, APRN

Assistant Professor

tmullins@spalding.edu

Dr. Mullins received a Doctor of Nursing Practice at the University of Kentucky, a Master of Science in Nursing at Spalding University and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Indiana University Southeast.   Dr. Mullins is an assistant professor in the Master of Nursing Practice program.

Andrea Zimmermann, DNP, APRN, FNP, WHNP

Assistant Professor

azimmermann@spalding.edu

Dr. Zimmerman received a Doctor of Nursing Practice from the University of Kentucky, a Master of Science in Nursing from the University of Louisville and a Bachelor of Science at Michigan State University. Dr. Zimmermann is an assistant professor Master of Nursing Practice program.

Undergraduate Faculty

Vickie Burns, PhD, MSN, APRN

Associate  Professor

vburns@spalding.edu

Dr. Burns received a Doctor of Philosophy from Missouri State University, a Master of Science in Nursing from Southwest Missouri State University and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from University of Arkansas.  Dr. Burns is an associate professor in the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program.

Rudy Clark, MSN, RN

Assistant Professor

rclark05@spalding.edu

Rudy Clark received a Master of Science in Nursing from Bellarmine University, a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Bellarmine University and a Bachelor of Arts from Kentucky Wesleyan College. Clark is an assistant professor in the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program.

Pamela Fleck, MSN, RN

Admissions Coordinator & Assistant Professor

pfleck@spalding.edu

Pamela Fleck received an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner degree from the University of Florida, a Master of Science in Nursing at the University of Florida and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing at the University of Alabama.  Fleck is the admissions coordinator and an assistant professor in the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program.

Rebecca Gesler, EdD, MSN, RN

Associate  Professor

rgesler@spalding.edu

Dr. Gesler received a Doctor of Education from Spalding University, a Master of Science in Nursing from the University of Phoenix and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing at the University of Louisville. Dr. Gesler is an associate professor in the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program.

Stephanie Johnson, MSN, RN, BC, CNE

Associate  Professor

sjohnson20@spalding.edu

Stephanie Johnson received a Master of Science in Nursing at Bellarmine University and a Bachelor in Science in Nursing from Capital University.  She is an Associate Professor in the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program.

Shelia Kirk, EdD, MSN

Success Coach & Assistant Professor

skirk@spalding.edu

Dr. Kirk received a Doctor of Education from Spalding University, a Master in Science in Nursing from Spalding University and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Spalding University.  Dr. Kirk is the success coach and an assistant professor in the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program.

Joseph Maloney, PhD, MSN, RN

Professor

jmaloney@spalding.edu

Dr. Maloney received a Doctor of Philosophy at the University of Maryland, a Master of Science in Nursing at the University of Pittsburgh and a Bachelor of Science at Wilkes College.  Dr. Maloney is a tenured professor in the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program.

Jacqui McMillian-Bohler, MSN, CNM

Director of Community Partnerships & Assistant Professor

jmcmillian-bohler@spalding.edu

Jacqui McMillian-Bohler received a Master of Science in Nursing from Vanderbilt University and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of North Carolina.  McMillian-Bohler is the director of community partnerships and an assistant professor in the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program.

Emily Spangler, MSN, RN

Assistant Professor & Simulation Coordinator

espangler@spalding.edu

Emily Spangler received a Master of Science in Nursing from Indiana Wesleyan University and a Bachelor of Science from the University of Louisville. She is an assistant professor and the simulation coordinator in the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program.