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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

MSN Program 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.

Marjorie (Gie) Archer, DNP, MS, RN, CNE

BSN Program Director; Associate Professor

marcher@spalding.edu Dr. Marjorie Archer holds a Doctor of Nursing Practice from American Sentinel University. She also received a master's of science degree and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Texas Woman’s University. In addition to being the director of the BSN program, she teaches undergraduate nursing courses.

Pamela Elzy, DNP, MSN, RN-BC

DNP Program Director

pelzy@spalding.edu Dr. Pamela Elzy received her Doctor of Nursing Practice in Executive Leadership at American Sentinel University.  She has two master’s degrees: a Master of Nursing in Nursing Leadership from Aspen University and a Master of Arts in Health Services Administration from Webster University.  She received her bachelor's degree in nursing from Bellarmine University.  She holds certification in nursing professional development.   Dr. Elzy is an assistant professor and the director of the Doctor of Nursing Practice program.

Anna DeLong, BSN, RN

Coordinator Clinical Resource Lab & Undergraduate Clinical Site Coordination

adelong@spalding.edu

Anna DeLong serves as the coordinator of the clinical resource lab for the undergraduate and graduate programs within the school of nursing.  She received her bachelor's degree from Spalding University and is presently enrolled in the Master of Science in Nursing Education at Western Governors.

Lambsey Reeves

Administrative Assistant

lreeves@spalding.edu

Angela Shelman

Administrative Assistant

ashelman01@spalding.edu

Nurse Aide Program

Ritchie Bryant, BSN, RN

Certified Nurse Assistant Program Director

rbryant02@spalding.edu

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

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 Kentucky,  a Master of Science in Education from the University 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.

Collan J. Darnall, MSN, APRN, FNP, ENP

Assistant Professor

cdarnall@spalding.edu

Collan Darnall is an assistant professor in the master’s nursing program.  He earned his both his Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Nursing from Spalding University.  Darnell holds certification as a Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP-C) as well as Emergency Nurse Practitioner (ENP-C).

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.

Nancy Kern, EdD, MSN, APRN

Associate 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 associate professor in the Master of Science in Nursing program.

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, CNE

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

Dee Hughes Browning, MSN, RN

Assistant Professor

dbrowning@spalding.edu

Dee Browning joined the faculty in 2018 in the undergraduate nursing program.  She earned both of her Master of Science in Nursing and her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Indiana Wesleyan University.  Browning is an assistant professor in the undergraduate program.

Renee Campbell, DNP, MSN, APRN, CNM

Assistant Professor

rcampbell01@spalding.edu

Dr. Renee Campbell earned both her Doctor of Nursing Practice and Master of Science in Nurse Midwifery from Frontier Nursing University as well as a post-graduate certificate in women’s health. She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Spalding University.  Dr. Campbell is an assistant professor in the undergraduate 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.

Erica Lemberger, DNP, FNP, AFN, SANE, CFN, FCN

Associate Professor

elemberger@spalding.edu Dr. Lemberger received a Doctor of Nursing Practice from Chatham University, a Master in Science in Nursing from Florida Atlantic University and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Florida.  Dr. Lemberger is an associate 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.

Christina Meek, MSN, RN

Assistant Professor

cmeek@spalding.edu

Christina Meek joined the full-time faculty in 217 following multiple years serving as a clinical adjunct professor.  She earned her Master of Science in Nursing Education from Western Governors and her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Spalding University.  She teaches in the undergraduate nursing program as an assistant professor.

Emily Spangler, MSN, RN

Assistant Professorr

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 in the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program.