Faculty and Staff

Mrs. Donna Cobb

Assistant Professor/Nursing

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.

Mrs. Joan Fedor-Bassemier

Simulation Coordinator Assistant Professor/Nursing

Graves Hall 214
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.

Dr. Jerrilee LaMar

Chair and Associate Professor/Nursing

Graves Hall 208
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.

Mrs. Kathryn Lever

Associate Professor/Nursing

Graves Hall 230
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.

Mrs. Theresa Price

Assistant Professor/Nursing

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.

Mrs. Melissa Rea

Assistant Professor/Nursing

Graves Hall 231
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.

Dr. Cindy Schaefer

Assistant Professor/Nursing

Graves Hall 210
Full Biography

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. Katie Thomas

Assistant Professor/Nursing


Dr. Angie Wooton

Assistant Professor/Nursing

Graves Hall 236
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.


Mrs. Diana Simpson

Clinical Education Assistant

Graves Hall 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.

Mrs. Laura Connors

Administrative Assistant/Nursing
Graves Hall 233

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