Margaret Cushman, RN, FHHC, FAAN

Ph.D., Nursing and Health Policy, University of Massachusetts
M.S., Herbal Medicine, Tai Sophia Institute
BSN, University of Pennsylvania
Nursing Diploma, Johns Hopkins Hospital School of Nursing

Dr. Margaret Cushman has more than 25 years' experience in health care administration and health policy. Her areas of expertise include home health care, and complementary and alternative medicine.  Dr. Cushman has taught nursing courses on the undergraduate and graduate level. Much of her teaching experience has involved online instruction. 

Sherry DelGrosso, RN, LNC

DNP, Clarion and Edinboro Universities
MSN, Duke University
BSN, Penn State

Dr. Sherry DelGrosso brings more than 20 years of nursing experience to the MSN and Nurse Administrator Graduate Certificate courses. She began her career as an ICU nurse. As a health care consultant, she helped organizations improve operational inefficiencies. At the Advisory Board Company, she focused on leadership, finance, and workforce development. Her ties to academia include faculty work at Lansing Community College; teaching assistant at the University of Michigan; and adjunct faculty at Johns Hopkins School of Nursing. She has practiced as a legal nurse consultant and served on research teams while working on her DNP.

Donna M. Fick, RN, FGSA, FAAN

Ph.D., Nursing Science/Geriatrics, University of California-San Francisco
MSN, Gerontological Nursing, University of Cincinnati
BSN, Nursing Science, Berea College


Dr. Donna M. Fick is the director of the Hartford Center of Geriatric Nursing Excellence at Penn State. She instructs a variety of graduate nursing courses. Dr. Fick’s research interests include inappropriate medication use in older adults, recognition and management of delirium superimposed on dementia, and implementation of ultra-brief delirium screening in hospital settings.

Kelly Wolgast, RN, FACHE, FAAN

DNP, University of Alabama
M.S., Strategic Studies, U.S. Army War College
MSN, Vanderbilt University
BSN, Penn State

Dr. Kelly Wolgast teaches both nurse administrator/management courses and nurse educator courses in Penn State's MSN and DNP Programs. Her research interests includes nurse leadership, health care delivery models, distance learning, and military/veterans' health.