Allen College

Emerita Administration & Faculty

DeAnn Ambroson, PhD, RN, LMSW, COI, CNE

Professor Emerita

A.D.N.: Iowa Lakes Community College
B.L.S.: St. Edward's College
M.A.: University of Iowa
M.S.N.: University of Iowa
Ph.D.: University of Iowa

Certification: Health Informatics: University of Iowa; Certified Nurse Educator (CNE); Certified Online Instructor (COI); Certified as a Master Reviewer through Quality Matters

Mary K Brown, MAE, MA, RN, CNE

Associate Professor Emerita

B.S.N.: University of Iowa
M.A. in Nursing: University of Iowa
M.A.E.: University of Northern Iowa

Research Interests: Health promotion/prevention and risk reduction, poverty, school health and service/service learning.

Pat Buls, MSN, RN, BC

Assistant Professor Emerita

Diploma: Mercy Medical Center - Dubuque
B.S.: College of St. Francis
M.S.N.: University of Dubuque

Research Focus: Homecare; Gerontology; Diabetes; Breast Cancer.

Jerry D. Durham

Chancellor & Distinguished Professor Emeritus

B.S.Ed.: Southeast Missouri State University
M.A.: English: Bradley University
B.S.N.: Saint Louis University
M.S.N.: Medical-Surgical Nursing, Saint Louis University
M.S.: Psychiatric Community Mental Health Nursing, University of Illinois-Chicago
Ph.D.: Higher Education Administration, Saint Louis University

Research Focus: Private practice in nursing; Evaluation of prior learning; Infectious diseases.

Jane Hasek, Ed.D., D.H.L., RN

Chancellor & Distinguished Professor Emerita

Diploma in Nursing: Lincoln General Hospital School of nursing
B.L.S.: University of Oklahoma
M.S.: Higher Education/Adult Education - Drake University
M.S.N.: Nursing - Drake University
Ed.D.: Higher Education Administration - University of Northern Iowa
D.H.L.: Allen College

Research Focus: Policy; Administration; Finance Professional Organization; Politics-Social/Ethical Integration Career Development; Leadership; Clinical-Critical Care; Emergency Care; OR

Nancy Kramer, EdD, CPNP, PMHS, CNE, ARNP, ANEF

Provost & Professor Emerita


B.S., College of St. Francis
B.S.N., Upper Iowa University
M.S.N., University of Dubuque
C.P.N.P., University of Iowa
Ed.D., University of Northern Iowa

Certification: Certified Nurse Educator (CNE); Certification as a pediatric nurse practitioner through the National Certification Board of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners and Nurses(CPNP); Certification as a Pediatric Mental Health Specialist through the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board

Inducted as a fellow into the National League for Nursing Academy of Nursing Education allowing Nancy to use the credential of 'Fellow'

Licensed by the state of Iowa as a Registered Nurse (RN) and as an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP)

Research Focus: Curriculum instruction and development; Faculty development; Specialty area: pediatrics and community health

Jacqueline Leutzinger, MSN, RN 

Assistant Professor Emerita

Diploma: Presbyterian - St. Luke's Hospital School of Nursing
B.S.: University of Dubuque
M.S.N.: University of Minnesota

Research Focus: Medical - Surgical Nursing

Kathryn Schweer, Ph.D., RN.

Professor of Nursing Emerita

B.S.N. & M.A.: Nursing of Children - University of Iowa
Ph.D.: Educational Psychology - University of Iowa

Research Focus: Community Health, Parish Nursing, Professional Issues, and Curriculum Development.

Barb Seible, MSN, RN, CNOR

Assistant Professor Emerita

Diploma: Allen Memorial Hospital School of Nursing
B.S.N.: University of Dubuque
M.S.N.: University of Dubuque

Darlene Shipp, MSN, RN

Assistant Professor Emerita

Diploma: Allen Memorial Hospital School of Nursing
B.S.N.: University of Dubuque
M.S.N.: Drake University