New Faculty Members Bring Wealth of Experience

The Johns Hopkins School of Nursing has continued to add talented faculty to its ranks. Another round of faculty hires brings experts in patient ventilation and tracheostomy, pediatrics, dementia care, psychiatric nursing, suicide prevention, maternity, and work-life balance and workplace violence.

New hires include: Assistant Professors Deborah Busch, DNP, MSN, RN; Valerie Cotter, DRNP, AGPCNP-BC; Ginger Hanson, PhD, MS; Victoria Hughes, DNS, MSN, RN; Vinciya Pandian, PhD, MSN, RN; and Research Associate Teresa Brockie, PhD, RN.

“With nurses ever in demand and a dire need for more faculty, I am excited to be able to combine the experience and expertise of our current and new faculty to help fill the need for nurses and teachers across the world,” says Dean Patricia Davidson, PhD, MEd, RN, FAAN. “The caliber of knowledge and competence of our faculty is both impressive and important to fulfilling our mission as a leader in nursing and health care.”


Six faculty members have been promoted to full professor:

  • Hae-Ra Han, PhD, RN, FAAN
  • Sarah Szanton, PhD, ANP, FAAN
  • Elizabeth Tanner, PhD, RN, FAAN
  • Deborah Finnell, DNS, PMHNP-BC, CARN-AP, FAAN
  • Cheryl Dennison Himmelfarb, PhD, RN, ANP, FAAN
  • Kathleen White, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN

Right, Deborah Busch, an expert in human lactation. Left, Teresa Brockie works with tribal youths on America’s reservations.