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Kathleen Dwyer, PHD, RN

Kathleen Dwyer, PHD, RN

Population Health and Health Systems Science, Chair
Freede Endowed Chair in Nursing Science

Karina Shreffler, PHD

Karina Shreffler, PHD

Child and Family Health Sciences, Chair


Cyndy Ellis-Purgason, Chair

Emma Kientz,  DNP, APRN-CNS, CNE

Emma Kientz, DNP, APRN-CNS, CNE

Assistant Dean of Academic Affairs
Assistant Professor

Tulsa: 1A37 

(918) 660-3954


DNP - The George Washington University, Washington, D.C. 
MS - The University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City, OK 
BSN - Saint Mary's of the Plains College, Dodge City, Kansas

Board Certification(s): 

ANCC - Med-Surg Nursing 
NLN - Certified Nurse Educator 

Clinical/Research Interests:

Interprofessional Education 
Personal Leadership Development 
Academic Practice Partnerships 
Healthy Work Environments 

Select Honors & Accomplishments:

Select Honors & Accomplishments: 

Deisenroth Family Enrichment Presidential Professor (2021-2025) 
Oklahoma Nurses Association Region 2 President (2021-2022)