Faculty and Staff

Donna Cobb, Assistant Professor/Nursing

Mrs. Donna Cobb

Assistant Professor/Nursing

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
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.
Jerrilee LaMar, Associate Professor of Nursing / Department Chair

Dr. Jerrilee LaMar

Associate Professor of Nursing / Department Chair

Graves Hall, Room 208
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.
Kathy Lever, Associate Professor/Nursing

Mrs. Kathy Lever

Associate Professor/Nursing

Graves Hall, Room 230
Lever Lever Full Biography

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 as a women's healthcare nurse practitioner. Kathy is passionate about women’s health issues and maternal child care.
Theresa Price, Assistant Professor/Nursing

Mrs. Theresa Price

Assistant Professor/Nursing

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.
Melissa Rea, Assistant Professor/Nursing

Mrs. Melissa Rea

Assistant Professor/Nursing

Graves Hall, Room 231
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


Angie Wooton, Assistant Professor/Nursing

Dr. Angie Wooton

Assistant Professor/Nursing

Graves Hall, Room 236
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.


Diana Simpson, Clinical Education Assistant

Mrs. Diana Simpson

Clinical Education Assistant

Graves Hall, Room 233

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
Graves Hall, Room 233

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