Ph.D., Nursing, Penn State
M.S., Nursing Service Administration, Adelphi University
BSN, SUNY College of Technology
A.A.S., Nursing, SUNY

Dr. Marianne Adam is an associate teaching professor and the campus coordinator of nursing at Penn State Schuylkill. Her research interests are diabetes, chronic illness, patient education/learning, community-based health promotion and programming, the substance/heroin epidemic, and qualitative research.

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 is an instructor for 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.

Ph.D., Leadership and Administration, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
MSN, Wilmington University
MBA, University of St. Francis
BSN, Wilkes University

Dr. Sheri Matter is an assistant teaching professor in the Penn State College of Nursing.  She has more than 30 years of nursing leadership experience, including serving as chief nursing executive of a multiple hospital system. Dr. Matter's research for her dissertation focused on the nurse characteristics of a highly reliable organization.

DNP, University of Alabama at Birmingham
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.

Ph.D., Epidemiology, The Ohio State University
MPH, Epidemiology, Emory University

Dr. Cara E. Rice is an infectious disease epidemiologist, focusing on health disparities affecting sexual and gender minority populations, with an emphasis on sexual health (specifically HIV and other sexually transmitted infections) and substance use. She has extensive experience in survey data collection, data analysis, and working with high-risk populations, and she is passionate about the examination of diseases in their entirety, including biological, sociological and epidemiological factors.