1. Lois Bellflowers, EdD, M.S.N., R.N. – Maternal-Child health; Community health;

           Teaching and learning strategies; Simulation learning; Women’s health

            issues; Childhood/Adolescent obesity; Childhood/Adolescent health



2.   S. Michele Blankenship, RN-BC, M.S.N. – Admission and retention of

           nursing students; Improving outcomes for patients with chronic medical

           disease processes, as well as acute orthopedic and neurological events;

           Preventing and improving hospital-acquired pressure ulcers; Care of

           patients with ostomies; Health disparities (working with uninsured



3.  Dr. LaGary Carter, D.A., M.S.N., AGNP, ACSM-RCEP, ACSM-CES, EP-C –

           Cardiovascular specialty, diagnostic procedures and treatments; Cardiac

           and cancer rehabilitation; Role of exercise in metabolic disease risk

           management; Sports medicine; Professional advancement and

           credentialing of exercise physiologists and nurse practitioners


4.   Laura Carter, R.N., M.S.N. – Critical care nursing with focus on cardiac

           issues; Adult learning; Teaching/Learning theories; Medication errors

           with focus on strategies for prevention


5.  Chuck Conner, M.A., LAT, ATC - Consistent and practical application of

           various therapeutic exercise and therapeutic modality protocols;

           Understanding the actual and perceived issues between didactic/

           laboratory instruction and learning and clinical education application and



6.  Sandra Delk, R.N., M.S.N., CNE, CCRN – Critical thinking in nursing  

           education; Critical thinking and clinical decision making; Academic

           achievement; Student success; Learning styles and study behaviors in

           students; Teaching strategies and learning; Critical care nursing; Sensory

           deficit and social isolation; Chronic illness and hope


7.   Angela Felkins, M.S.N, RN 


8.   Heidi Gonzalez, M.S.N., RN, CNL, CCRN – Critical care nursing, primarily

            cardiovascular disorders; Surgical and postoperative nursing with focus

            on SSI prevention; Hospice; Pedagogy strategies (coaching, reflection,

            and clinical imagination to prepare students for unfolding clinical

            situations); Clinical nurse leader role, particularly “nurturing our young”

            into motivating, effective leaders


9.     Victoria Gordon, M.S.N., CNM, RN 


10.   Russ Hoff, M.S., ATC, LAT - Evaluation of orthopedic and athletic injuries;

            State Practice Act in athletic training; Concussion management; Policy

            and procedure development for athletic health care programs; Lightning

            and severe weather protocols for athletic venues; Clinical education of

            athletic training students


11.  Kynthia James, M.S.N., R.N., CNL  – Student retention; Increasing critical

            thinking skills; Strategies to reduce medication error and increase patient

            safety; Critical care nursing; Use of simulation to increase critical thinking

            skills; Concept mapping


12.   Dr. Dee Ott, D.N.P., APRN, FNP-C – Neurological practice; Fall prevention

             education in the community dwelling population  


 13. Dr. James C. Pace, PhD, MDiv, APRN, FAANP, FAAN - Palliative and hospice (end-of-life) care;

           Spiritual and religious practices that promote health and add meaning and purpose to life


 14.  Dr. Mark Reinhardt, D.N.P., RN, FNP-BC, CNS, CEN – Emergency Care, Alcohol

related trauma, Coping Skills, DNP Education.


 15.  Dr. Michelle Ritter, D.N.P., APRN-BC, FNP – Adolescent pregnancy;

HealthCare of Hispanic and Migrant populations; Sexually Transmitted Diseases

             (Cervical cancer and HPV); Autism and Immunizations


 16.  Denise Sauls, R.N., M.Ed., M.S.N. - The impact of moral distress                                                

             experienced by nurses; Preventing medication errors; Academic

             dishonesty among students in nursing education programs; Simulation in

             nursing education; Relationship between admission criteria and

             successful completion of nursing education program; Gerontology issues


  17.  Stacey D. Walters, M.A.T., ATC, LAT, RN - Video assessment of clinical

             skills in athletic training education; Teaching and education strategies in

             athletic training programs; Testing strategies for improving critical

             thinking; Simulation learning; Emergency care topics in athletic training;

             General medical conditions in athletic training; Prevention of injuries in

             athletic training


  18. Dameka Wilson-Vickers, M.S.N./Ed., RN



(Compiled and distributed by Dr. James P. Humphrey, Associate Professor of Nursing, for faculty and students in the College of Nursing and Health Sciences)


Updated 10/ 2020


(VSU College of Nursing and Health Sciences Faculty Credentials and Research and Clinical Interests Update 2020)