Faculty and Staff

Jerrilee LaMar, Chair and White Family Endowed Professor of Nursing

Dr. Jerrilee LaMar

Chair and White Family Endowed Professor of Nursing

Graves Hall, Room 208
812-488-2442
jl117@evansville.edu
LaMar LaMar Full Biography

Jerrilee is associate professor and Chair in the Dunigan Family School of Nursing and 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.
Front of Olmsted Hall

Dr. Deborah Becker

Assistant Professor/Nursing

812-488-5340
db304@evansville.edu

Donna Cobb, Assistant Professor/Nursing

Mrs. Donna Cobb

Assistant Professor/Nursing

812-488-2591
dc153@evansville.edu
Cobb Cobb Full Biography

Donna teaches at the sophomore and senior levels. Her primary clinical background is in emergency and critical care nursing, having practiced as a nurse in in adult, pediatric, and neonatal critical care areas. Additionally, she has served as a clinical educator in the acute care setting.
Joan Fedor-Bassemier, Simulation Coordinator Assistant Professor/Nursing

Mrs. Joan Fedor-Bassemier

Simulation Coordinator Assistant Professor/Nursing

Graves Hall, Room 214
812-488-2385
jf156@evansville.edu
Fedor-Bassemier Fedor-Bassemier Full Biography

Joan Fedor-Bassemier is assistant professor and simulation coordinator in the Dunigan Family School of Nursing 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.
Front of Olmsted Hall

Dr. Lisa Helmerich

Adjunct/Nursing

812-488-2576
lh302@evansville.edu

Dr. Lisa Helmerich is a graduate of the University of Evansville, University of Southern Indiana And Loyola University New Orleans. Lisa completed her Doctorate of Nursing Practice in 2013, and her masters in Pastoral Studies of Theology in 2005. As an advanced oncology nurse practitioner, Lisa has worked Oncology in the Tri State for 14 years. She also has enjoyed working in Family Practice and employer-based clinics. Lisa started her career in academia as an adjunct professor in 2016 teaching mental health and med surg. She continues her nursing clinical practice in oncology infusion and COVID response team. Outside of work Lisa lives with her husband and enjoys her time bicycling, traveling and being with her grandson and three children.
Theresa Price, Assistant Professor/Nursing

Dr. Theresa Price

Assistant Professor/Nursing

812-488-2796
tp86@evansville.edu
Price Price Full Biography

Theresa teaches at the junior and senior levels. Her primary clinical background is in critical care and nursing leadership. Prior to assuming the position of assistant professor of nursing, Theresa was clinical adjunct nursing faculty for three years. She continues to be actively engaged in nursing clinical practice and maintains her skills at a local hospital in an acute care setting.
Kelly Pruden, Assistant Professor/Nursing

Mrs. Kelly Pruden, MSN, RN, CCRN, SCRN

Assistant Professor/Nursing

Graves Hall, Room 210
812-488-2550
kp236@evansville.edu

Kelly Pruden is a graduate of Western Governor’s University, where she completed a ASN to MSN bridge program with a focus on Nursing Education and Henderson Community College, where she obtained her Associates Degree in Nursing. Kelly is an assistant professor of nursing at the Dunigan School of Nursing at the University of Evansville. She continues to work as a bedside critical care nurse at a local hospital.| Kelly is a Critical Care Certified Registered nurse through the American Association of Critical Care Nurses. She also maintains Stroke Care Registered Nurse Certification through American Board of Neurology Nurses. Her favorite areas of nursing include critical care, neurology, neurosurgery, stroke and mental health. She plans to begin furthering her education soon, with the goal of obtaining PMHNP. When not teaching at UE or working as a bedside critical care nurse, Kelly spends her time with her husband and 2 children watching movies and spending time outdoors.
Melissa Rea, Assistant Professor/Nursing

Mrs. Melissa Rea

Assistant Professor/Nursing

Graves Hall, Room 231
812-488-2592
mr144@evansville.edu
Rea Rea Full Biography

Melissa is an assistant professor in the Dunigan Family School of Nursing 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.
Katie Thomas, Assistant Professor/Nursing

Mrs. Katie Thomas

Assistant Professor/Nursing

812-488-5024
kt149@evansville.edu
Thomas Thomas Full Biography

Katie is an assistant professor in the Dunigan Family School of Nursing teaching mainly at the Sophomore level. As a Perinatal clinical nurse specialist, Katie has worked as an advanced practice nurse in high-risk obstetrics at Tri-State Perinatology for over 10 years. She has worked in Obstetrics for most of her nursing career. She started her career in academia as an adjunct professor in 2006 teaching in pediatrics and obstetrics in the hospitals for UE. In 2018 she returned to her alma mater and began teaching full time as an assistant professor of nursing at the University of Evansville. Katie is currently pursuing her Doctorate of Nursing Practice in Educational Leadership with an anticipated graduation date of 2022. Outside of work, Katie lives with her husband and three active children in Newburgh, Indiana.
Angie Wooton, Assistant Professor/Nursing

Dr. Angie Wooton

Assistant Professor/Nursing

Graves Hall, Room 236
812-488-2591
aw43@evansville.edu
Wooton Wooton Full Biography

Dr. Angie Wooton is a graduate of the University of Evansville (MSN), University of Southern Indiana (Post-MSN, FNP) and the University of Hawai’i Manoa (PhD). Angie is an Assistant Professor in the Dunigan Family Department of Nursing and Health Sciences at the University of Evansville. Her favorite areas of practice are Endocrinology, Cardiology and Gerontology.

Staff

Diana Simpson, Clinical Education Assistant

Mrs. Diana Simpson

Clinical Education Assistant

Graves Hall, Room 233
812-488-1217
ds256@evansville.edu

Mrs. Simpson is a graduate of the University of Evansville Baccalaureate Nursing Program. She previously held the position of nursing division director for the Vanderburgh County Health Department and has been on medical mission trips to Nicaragua and India. She is active in her church where she serves as the organist, teaches a children’s mission class, and volunteers at the Potter’s Wheel Ministry.
Laura Connors, Nurse Anesthetist Operations Administrator

Mrs. Laura Connors

Nurse Anesthetist Operations Administrator
lr23@evansville.edu
Graves Hall, Room 233
812-488-5220

Stephanie Stoll, Operations Coordinator for Dunigan School of Nursing

Mrs. Stephanie Stoll

Operations Coordinator for Dunigan School of Nursing
ss810@evansville.edu
812-488-2343

Office Phone:
812-488-2343

Office Email:
nursing@evansville.edu

Office Location:
Room 233, Graves Hall