University of Evansville


In UE's direct admission BSN program, students will engage in evidence-based, hands-on learning experiences in their freshman year.

Faculty and Staff

Amy Hall

Dr. Amy Hall

Department Chair/Nursing
Graves Hall 204

Dr. Amy Hall is the White Family Endowed Professor and Chair of the Dunigan Family Department of Nursing and Health Sciences at the University of Evansville.

Suzanne Bailey

Mrs. Suzanne Bailey

Associate Professor/Nursing
Graves Hall 200

Suzanne Bailey is an Associate Professor in the Dunigan Family Department of Nursing and Health Sciences at the University of Evansville. She is board certified as a psychiatric mental health clinical nurse specialist.

Donna Cobb

Mrs. Donna Cobb

Assistant Professor/Nursing

Donna teaches nursing courses at the Sophomore and Senior level. Donna's primary clinical background in in Emergency and critical Care nursing.

Joan Fedor-Bassemier

Mrs. Joan Fedor-Bassemier

Simulation Coordinator Assistant Professor/Nursing
Graves Hall 214

Joan Fedor-Bassemier is an Assistant Professor and Simulation Coordinator in the Dunigan Family Department of Nursing and Health Sciences at the University of Evansville. Joan is instrumental in planning, developing and implementing state-of-the-art technology in the UE Simulation Lab and integrates simulation into the Nursing curriculum.

Jerrilee Lamar

Dr. Jerrilee Lamar

Associate Professor/Nursing
Graves Hall 208

Jerrilee currently teaches the junior level nursing research course and junior level clinical courses. She also teaches a general education health and wellness course each semester and serves as an American Heart Association Pediatric Advanced| Life Support and Basic Life Support Instructor.

Kathryn Lever

Mrs. Kathryn Lever

Associate Professor/Nursing
Graves Hall 230

Kathy Lever teaches courses at the freshmen, sophomore and junior level. She has practiced in many different fields of nursing including surgery, obstetrics, home health care, and nursing education. She is board certified| in inpatient obstetrics as well as a women's healthcare nurse practitioner. Kathy is passionate about women’s health issues and maternal child care.

Deborah Marshall

Miss Deborah Marshall

Assistant Professor/Nursing
Graves Hall 201

Melissa Rea

Mrs. Melissa Rea

Assistant Professor/Nursing
Graves Hall 231

Melissa is an Assistant Professor in the Dunigan Family Department of Nursing and Health Sciences and focuses on medical –surgical nursing throughout the lifespan and community health. As a certified gerontological Clinical Nurse| Specialist, Melissa worked as an advanced practice nurse in geriatric primary care for 12 years at St. Mary’s Senior Care clinic. In 2007 she started her career in academia as an adjunct professor teaching clinical gerontology at the University of Southern Indiana. In 2009 she returned to her alma mater and began teaching at the University of Evansville first as an adjunct professor and then in January of 2010 as an assistant professor of nursing.

Cindy Schaefer

Dr. Cindy Schaefer

Assistant Professor/Nursing
Graves Hall 210

Cindy currently teaches the senior nursing students and specializes in public health and complex medical/surgical practice. Cindy has practiced nursing in different areas that include medical surgical, oncology, radiation therapy, cardiac intensive care, clinical research, and public health.


Mrs. Diana Simpson

Mrs. Diana Simpson

Clinical Education Assistant
Graves Hall 233

Mrs. Laura Connors

Mrs. Laura Connors

Administrative Assistant/Nursing