Dr. Marla Erbin-Roesemann earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing (1977), Master of Science in Nursing Health Services Administration (1982), and a Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing (1995) from The University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan. With over 30 years of experience in administrative and teaching roles in service and academe, she was recruited by Texas State in 2008 to lead the effort to build a school of nursing and develop a range of nursing programs beginning with the BSN program. Prior to her appointment as Director of the School of Nursing and Associate Dean of the College of Health Professions at Texas State, Dr. Erbin-Roesemann was the Dean of Nursing and MSN Program Director with the rank of Professor at Clarkson College in Omaha, Nebraska. Dr. Erbin-Roesemann has taught Graduate and Undergraduate Nursing at Texas State University, Clarkson College, Marymount University, George Mason University, and the University of Michigan. Her published works appear in the Journal of Nursing Law and Nursing Economics. She is a reviewer for the Online Journal of Issues in Nursing and the Journal of Advanced Nursing.
Ms. Biggan earned her Diploma in Nursing from Baptist Memorial Hospital System School of Nursing, San Antonio, Texas. She returned to school and earned her BSN from New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, New Mexico and then her MSN with a specialty in Women's Health from the University of Texas at El Paso. Ms. Biggan began her nursing career as a staff nurse in high risk OB and women's oncology. She soon became an office nurse and private scrub nurse for a local physician. Later in practice she went into school nursing and worked in various school districts in New Mexico and Texas for 9 years. Ms. Biggan has taught in undergraduate and graduate nursing programs at the University of Texas at El Paso where she was a member and faculty advisor for Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing. She teaches undergraduate health assessment and coordinates clinical placements.
Dr. Covington has more than 35 years experience in civilian and military health care systems and higher education, distance education and health care informatics. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Florida, a Master of Science in Nursing from University of Pennsylvania, and a Doctorate from Texas A&M University. She is a retired colonel in the Army Nurse Corps. During the past 15 years her consulting, teaching, publishing and research has focused on infrastructure development, evaluation of and sustainment for education in the academic, clinical and consumer settings including the development of Web sites, course management systems and reusable learning object repositories for online learning for clinicians and consumers, clinical simulation and nursing education and health care systems low to high fidelity technology implementation across the U.S and overseas. Her academic positions included director and associate dean for information and learning resource centers and information and learning technologies at universities in Texas and Maryland.
Ms. Guy earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree from Baylor University in Waco, Texas and Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. She has worked as a certified nurse-midwife and nurse educator for over 10 years with a focus on maternal-child health. She is currently a doctoral student at The University of Texas at Austin School of Nursing, and her research focus is on mental health literacy in women with postpartum depression.
Dr. Holmes is recognized as an expert in the field of simulation. She holds a Bachelors of Science degree in both Biology and Anatomy and a Doctorate of Chiropractic. Prior to joining Texas State University as the Coordinator of Simulation Laboratories, she was the founding Director of the Smart Hospital™ at the University of Texas at Arlington College of Nursing. Her professional background includes technical support and software training, combined with her medical knowledge as a Doctor of Chiropractic. This brings a unique perspective to her ability to make simulation an invaluable educational experience. She has presented at several international conferences, is a faculty member for a Simulation Continuing Education Course developed and held at the Smart Hospital™, and was recently appointed to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board Simulation Committee.
Ms. Jeffery is a native Texan, and received her BSN from Texas Christian University and an MSN from UT-Austin. She has taught in baccalaureate, vocational, and associate degree nursing programs at several sites over the last 40 years, including the University of Nebraska at Omaha (Go Big Red). Additionally, Ms. Jeffery served as Director of Education for the Texas Board of Vocational Nurse Examiners before the two nursing boards merged. Her area of specialization is End of Life (Death and Dying), and the CT at the end of her name stands for Certified Thanatologist.
Ms. Jillapalli earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree from the College of Nursing, Christian Medical College, Vellore, India. She graduated with a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, School of Nursing, Lubbock, Texas. Her post-master’s degree is in Family Nurse Practitioner from West Texas A & M University, Canyon, Texas. She has 11 years of teaching and nursing experience, which includes: adult medical-surgical, critical care, and pediatric nursing. She is a member of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing. Ms. Jillapalli's area of teaching at Texas State University is Medical-Surgical nursing and Critical Care nursing.
Ms. Jones earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree from the University of Illinois, at Chicago, Illinois. She graduated with a Master of Science in Nursing Education (MSN) degree from University of Texas at Tyler Texas. She has over twenty years of nursing experience, which includes: critical care, intermediate care, and case management. She was inducted in 1990 as a member of Sigma Theta Tau, the nursing honor society.
Dr. Kim earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Washington, Master of Science in Nursing and PhD from the University of San Diego. Her nursing background is in Medical-Surgical and Critical Care nursing. As a nurse educator, Dr. Kim has taught Nursing Research, Pharmacology, Pathophysiology, Critical Care Nursing, and Thesis seminars at Point Loma Nazarene University and Southern Connecticut State University. Dr. Kim was involved in training hospital staff nurses to implement evidence-based practice change projects through the Consortium for Nursing Excellence San Diego. She is active in nursing research and has developed Kim Alliance Scale (KAS) and Aggressive Behavior Risk Assessment Tool (ABRAT). Her peer-reviewed publications are related to psychometric instrument development, nursing education, and evidence-based practice.
Dr. Levenson earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) from the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor her Master of Science in Nursing from Houston Baptist University and her PhD from Texas Woman’s University. She has been a registered nurse for 28 years, 10 years as an Advanced Practice Nurse (FNP). Her clinical experience ranges from critical care to the home health. She is board certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner and is certified in critical care as a nurse practitioner. She comes to Texas State from the University of Texas, Tyler where she was Graduate Faculty in the FNP program. In addition to teaching at the University of Texas, Tyler. Dr. Levenson has spent several years teaching at Prairie View A&M University in Houston. Dr. Levenson opened one of the first Nurse Practitioner owned and run clinics in the United States (2003). She has maintained membership in several nurse practitioner groups including, American Academy of Nurse Practitioner, Hispanic Nurses Association, Texas Nurse Practitioners, Houston Area Nurse Practitioners, Sigma Theta Tau International, Southern Nursing Research Society.
Dr. Poole received her Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree at Wayne State University in Detroit Michigan. She taught at the University focusing her first few years on Maternal Child Health in the Undergraduate Program. She then taught advanced classes in the Master’s program. During this time she also worked in a level three perinatal unit, and had three children. While at Wayne State she held the tenured rank of Assistant Professor. She moved to Texas in 1977 to become the Department Director of Nursing at Lamar University where she held the tenured rank of Associate Professor. The scope included the LVN, ADN, and BSN levels. In 1989 she received her Ed D from The University of Houston in Allied Health Education and Administration. From 1977 to now she has taught at Prairie View A&M and The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston (UTMB). She received her FNP education at UTMB and has practiced in many clinical sites as an FNP, during which time she served as a preceptor for students from UTMB, UT Houston, Texas Women’s University, and LSU in Louisiana. Her clinical experience both as a staff nurse, director of clinical special projects, and as an FNP is long and varied. She is a member of Sigma Theta Tau, The NLN, Texas Nurse Practitioners, and certified by ANCC as an APRN. DR. Poole has done presentations at several national conferences. She has had over 40 years of education, administration, and clinical experience as a nurse.
A native of New Mexico, Dr. Standiford obtained her Bachelors of Science in Nursing (and an interest in health promotion in underserved populations) from New Mexico State University. She then graduated from the BSN to PhD Program at The University of Texas School of Nursing, studying adolescent health, and prevention of chronic disease through physical activity. Dr. Standiford has been a Registered Nurse for over 7 years, and has been working as a teaching assistant (in didactic, simulation and clinical courses) for 5 years at The University of Texas at Austin. Dr. Standiford has worked in a variety of nursing specialties and enjoys the multitude of options available to practicing nurses. She was nominated for the Texas Exes Teaching Award, is a member of the Southern Nursing Research Society, and Sigma Theta Tau, the national honor society for nursing.
Dr. Willson has directed education for the Veteran’s Health Administrations Parkinson’s Disease Research, Education and Clinical Center and was the Associate Chief of Nursing Research at the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center in Houston, TX. She received her PhD from Texas Woman’s University; her master’s as a Family Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) from University of Texas at Arlington. She has taught APRNs for 25 years, directed FNP programs, and incorporated interprofessional telemedicine into the curriculum. Her clinical practice and research focuses on motor disorders, telehealth, and chronic disease self-management. Current scholarship includes book chapters, presentations, journal articles; she is Co-PI for a Texas Lone Star Stroke funding award for telehealth stroke self-management education program for rural Texans. Dr. Willson is a certified Nurse Educator (CNE) and Fellow of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (FAANP).