In June, the College of Nursing and Health Innovation at Arizona State University in Phoenix appointed three associate deans.
“I am confident that these three exceptional nursing leaders will help us to continue our record of excellence in innovative nursing education, research and practice well into the future,” Dean Teri Pipe, RN, PhD, said in a news release.
Brenda Morris, RN, EdD, CNE and clinical associate professor, was appointed associate dean for academic affairs and will oversee undergraduate and select graduate and doctoral nursing programs. Morris joined ASU in 1994 and received the Faculty Leadership Award for the College in 2009 and 2010.
Elizabeth Reifsnider, RN, PhD, WHNP, PHCNS-BC, FAAN, a Nancy Melvin Professor of Pediatrics, was appointed associate dean for research. She joined ASU in 2011 from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston where she was the Constance Brewer Kommey Professor of Nursing and associate dean for research. She also serves as co-director for the colleges T-32 Transdisciplinary Training in Health Disparities program funded by the National Institute of Nursing Research.Evelyn Cesarotti, RN
Evelyn Cesarotti, RN, PhD, FNP-BC, FAANP and associate professor, was appointed associate dean for operations for the College of Nursing and Health Innovation. Cesarotti will develop and implement the vision, mission and strategic goals of the college and university in collaboration with the other associate deans; oversee the program review and accreditation process with Morris, lead the nurse practitioner-led health clinics and manage college personnel. She also has been instrumental in the formation, leadership and accreditation of the Doctor of Nursing Practice program that launched in 2009.