"If we are to achieve a richer culture, rich in contrasting values, we must recognize the whole gamut of human potentialities, and so weave a less  arbitrary social fabric, one in which each diverse human gift will find a fitting place."

Margaret Mead, anthropologist (1901 to 1978)


The School of Nursing seeks to create a welcoming environment that reflects and values increasing the diversity of faculty and students.

Council for Diversity & Inclusiveness at the School of Nursing Members 2012-2013

Susan Blaakman - Associate Professor of Clinical Nursing
Holly Brown – Assistant Professor of Clinical Nursing
Mike Fisher – Web Programmer
Maria Lafaro-Kelly - Assistant Professor of Clinical Nursing
Denise Harris - Assistant to the Director of the Doctoral Program 
Rita Pelusio - Research Accountant, Center for Research & Evidence-based Practice
Kathy Rideout – Dean, School of Nursing
Daryl Sharp – Associate Dean for Faculty Development and Diversity, Faculty Diversity Officer
Shannon Shaw - Administrative Assistant to Associate Dean for Research & Associate Dean for Education
Jonathan Weatherbee - Administrative Assistant to the Clinical Director, Center for Nursing Entrepreneurship
Ying Xue - Associate Professor of Nursing

Michelle Rosipayla – Administrative Assistant to the Council


Contact Us

Daryl Sharp, PhD, PMHCNS-BC, NPP
Associate Dean of Faculty Development and Diversity
Email: Daryl Sharp

Kathy Rideout, EdD,  PNP-BC,  FNAP
Interim Dean, School of Nursing
Associate Dean of Academic Affairs
Email: Kathy_Rideout