Shown below are the active members of the management team, those whose main focus is to provide regular blog posts, and our “emerita” who are no longer active, but who made significant contributions during their service on the team.

The main responsibility of the management team is  development of content for the site, and providing assurance that we proceed in concert with our stated mission, goals, values and ethics.  We meet on video conference once a month.  Management team members contribute to the web site by (1) writing blogs, (2) submitting exemplars of applications of nursing theories or models, (3) developing content about one or more conceptual models and theories of nursology, (4) assisting with keeping the site current and accurate, and (5) attending as many as possible of our monthly Zoom meetings (usually held at 4 PM Eastern Time on the 3rd Thursday of each month).

We welcome all contributions to the site, using the forms provided on the main pages of each section.  In addition, we welcome:

If you would like to become involved in our work, please contact us!

Management Team

Peggy L Chinn, RN, PhD, DSc(Hon), FAANPLCsm

Jessica Dillard-Wright, MA, MSN, CNM, RN

  • PhD candidate in Nursing, University of Augusta, Georgia
  • Current research: an intellectual history of nursing and feminism
  • Contributor for
  • Co-founder, with Jane Hopkins Walsh and Brandon Blaine Brown, of the “Compost Collective” developing posthumxnism perspectives on nursing and healthcare

Rosemary William EustacePhD, RN, PHNA-BC

  • Associate professor & 2017 Carnegie Fellow at the Wright State University College of Nursing and Health
  • Power of Nursing (PON) Course Director
  • Teaching specializations include family and community/public health nursing.
  • Authored conceptual work in family and community/public health nursing:
    • A concept analysis of the meaning of family nursing intervention paper with Bobbe Gray and Donna Curry in the Research and Theory for Nursing Practice: An International Journal2018.
    • A concept analysis of HIV disclosure paper with Perla Ilagan in the Journal of Advanced Nursing, 2010.
    • A knowledge synthesis discussion paper on HIV/AIDS Family Interventions in the Journal of Advanced Nursing, 2013.
    • A teaching strategy to facilitate nursing student’s translation of global health learning from classroom to the community utilizing the  Community as a Partner Model paper published in the Journal of Community Health Nursing, 2018
  •  Chairs a student DNP project that is utilizing the nursingConceptual model for Partnership and Sustainability in Global Health by Leffer & Mitchell’s (2011) and Theory of Culture Care Diversity and Universality by Leininger (2008).
  • Led the first collaborative Wholeheartedly Resources in Global Health Teamwork or ‘WRIGHT’ Kaseye Community Hospital Nurse Assistant Training Curriculum in Malawi with Harriet Knowles, Cindra Holland and Sherri Gunasekera, nurse educators in the Wright state University College of Nursing and Health, along with Michael Gilles and Benjamin Fornshell, two nurses from Premier Health, The project was guided by concepts from the Conceptual model for Partnership and Sustainability in Global Health by Leffer & Mitchell’s (2011), Theory of Culture Care Diversity and Universality by Leininger (2008), Watson’s Caring Theory by the Watson Caring Science Institute (2010) and Social Learning Theory by Bandura (Bandura, 1986, 1991).

Adeline Falk-Rafael, PhD, RN, FAAN

Adeline Falk-Rafael

  • Senior Scholar, York University, Toronto, ON
  • Former Director of School of Nursing, York University
  • Taught in undergraduate and/or graduate programs at D’Youville College (Buffalo, NY), University of Western Ontario, and York University – courses included community health nursing, health promotion, global health, nursing theories, leadership, health policy.
  • Former President, Registered Nurses Association of Ontario
  • Researched public health nursing practice, primarily in Ontario, Canada which resulted in numerous publications, including articulation of Critical Caring Theory.
  • Member, leadership team, NurseManifest activist project
  • Member, Nursology Management Team.

Jacqueline Fawcett, RN: PhD; ScD (hon); FAAN; ANEF fawcett color

  • Facilitator, management team
  • Professor, Department of Nursing, University of Massachusetts Boston
  • Teaches undergraduate nursing research courses emphasizing conceptual-theoretical-empirical structures
  • Teaches a PhD program nursing course addressing contemporary disciplinary knowledge.
  • Member of the planning/management team for the Nursing Theory Conference project
  • Provides consultation about use of nursing conceptual models
  • Author, with Susan DeSanto-Madeya, of the 3rd edition of Contemporary Nursing Knowledge
  • Author or co-author of numerous Essays in Nursing Science, published in Nursing Science Quarterly since 2012.
  • Author, with Gail Russell, of the Conceptual Model of Nursing and Health Policy
  • Author, with Carol Hall Ellenbecker, of the Conceptual Model of Nursing and Population Health
  • Author of the Conceptual Model for Equity and Quality: Population Health and Health Policy.

Jane Flanagan, PhD, RN, ANP- BC, AHN-BC, FNAP, FNI, FAAN

  • Associate Professor and Program Director of Adult Gerontology Program at Boston College William F. Connell School of Nursing, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, USA
  • Member of the planning/management team for the Nursing Theory Conference project
  • Teaches graduate nursing courses in adult gerontology heatlh with an emphasis on incorporating nursing theory into advanced practice.
  • Teaches on the PhD level, advanced qualitative research.
  • Editor of International Journal of Nursing Knowledge.
  • President of the Society of Rogerian Scholars,
  • Board member of the International Association for Human Caring.
  • Co-chair American Academy of Nursing, Nursing Theory Guided Practice Expert Panel, 2017-2018.
  • Research and practice focused on applying the Martha Rogers theory of the science of unitary human beings and the Margaret Newman theory of health as expanding consciousness.
  • Clinical practice as a NP at Bournewood Health.
  • Nurse Scientist, Massachusetts General Hospital, Munn Center for Nursing Research.

Deborah Lindell DNP, MSN, RN, CNE, ANEF, FAAN

  • Associate Professor, Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, Case Western Reserve University.
  • Member of the planning/management team for the Nursing Theory Conference project
  • Directed CWRU’s Graduate Entry Nursing Program (evolved from the original Doctor of Nursing (N.D.) Program) (2005-2017)
  • Teaches nursing theory for Masters and DNP students & advises DNP projects (over 10 years).
  • Visiting Faculty, Wuhan (China) University (since 2007). Teaches Masters’ nursing theory and advanced community health nursing and advises Masters’ student research.
  • Coordinated abstract review, Nursing Theory: A 50 Year Perspective, Past and Future (Cleveland, March, 2019).
  • Member, AAN Nursing Theory Guided Practice Expert Panel.
  • Former Chair, NLN Nurse Educator Certification Commission.

Chloe Olivia Rose Littzen, MSN, RN, AE-C

  • Co-web manager of
  • PhD candidate at the University of Arizona,
  • One of the founding members of the Nursology Theory Collective.
  • Planning/management team member and co-web manager of the Nursing Theory Conference project
  • Passionate about nursing theory and philosophy
  • Her research examines the role of philosophical worldviews in the well-being at work of currently practicing young adult nurses.
  • Outside of her professional role, Chloe teaches yoga and enjoy’s spending time in nature with her partner and two dogs.

Leslie H. Nicoll, PhD, MBA, RN, FAAN

Linda Roussel, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, CNL

  • Visiting Professor, Texas Woman’s University
  • Teaches courses related to nursing theory, translational science, leadership and interprofessional collaboration, program evaluation, and organizational systems
  • Author, with James Harris, Patricia Thomas & Cathy Dearman, of Project Planning and Management, 3rd edition to be published fall, 2018.
  • Author, with James Harris & Patricia Thomas, of Clinical Nurse Leader, in 3rd edition.
  • Author, with Patricia Thomas and James Harris, of Management and Leadership for Nurse Administrators, 8th edition to be published fall, 2018.
  • Author, with Heather Hall, of Introduction to Evidence-Based Practice: Practice, Administration, and Research, in 2nd edition.
  • Provides consultation for Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL) and Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) programs.
  • Provided leadership for development of DNP, Executive Leadership, and Clinical Nurse Leader programs

Marlaine Smith, RN, PhD, AHN-BC, HWNC-BC, FAAN

  • Dean, Professor, Helen K. Persson Eminent Scholar, Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL
  • Member, leadership team, NurseManifest activist project.
  • Editor of Nursing Theories and Nursing Practice (5th edition) 3rd and 4th editions with Marilyn Parker.
  • Editor of Caring in Nursing Classics with Marian Turkel and Zane Wolf.
  • Editor of Philosophies and Practices of Emancipatory Nursing: Social Justice as Praxis with Paula Kagan and Peggy Chinn.
  • Associate Editor of A Handbook of Caring Science.
  • Author of a “Middle Range Theory of Unitary Caring” In Nursing Theories and Nursing Practice, 3rd & 4th editions.
  • Research and scholarship focus on knowledge development, unitary science, caring science and their intersections, holistic nursing practice, healing processes and manifestations especially healing through touch.
  • Board member and Past-President, Society of Rogerian Scholars.
  • American Academy of Nursing, Nursing Theory-Guided Practice Expert Panel, chair in waiting.

Marian Turkel, RN, PhD, NEA-BC, FAAN

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Marian Turkel

  • Watson Caring Science Institute Postdoctoral Scholar
  • Member, management team
  • Affiliate Associate Professor, Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing, Florida Atlantic University
  • Teaches undergraduate nursing course Creating Healing Environments with focus on nursing theories guiding holistic modalities and holistic nursing practice
  • Teaches graduate nursing course Advanced Nursing Practice Grounded in Caring
  • Serves as member of PhD dissertations
  • Co-Investigator with Dr. Marilyn Ray (principal Investigator) on 3 federal nursing research grants funded by Tri-Service Nursing Research related to caring and economics in healthcare systems. Funding for 3 grants close to one million dollars.
  • Chair American Academy of Nursing, Nursing Theory Guided Practice Expert Panel 2016-2017
  • Past President International Association for Human Caring
  • Author with Marlaine Smith & Zane Wolf, Caring in Nursing Classics
  • Author with Marilyn Ray Nursing, Caring and Complexity Science (AJN Book of the Year 2012)
  • Associate Editor A Handbook for Caring Science: Expanding the Paradigm

Danny Willis, DNS, RN, PMHCNS-BC, FAAN

  • Associate Professor and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Nursing, Madison, Wisconsin, USA
  • Experienced in nursing education, including PhD courses in nursing knowledge development and qualitative research methods, and graduate courses in psychotherapy
  • Board of Directors experience: Society of Rogerian Scholars
  • Member: Roy Adaptation Society, International Association for Human Caring
  • Research Council Steering Committee –Chair: American Psychiatric Nurses Association
  • Associate Editor, Research and Theory for Nursing Practice
  • Co-chair American Academy of Nursing, Nursing Theory Guided Practice Expert Panel, 2017-2018.
  • Research and philosophical writings on qualitative methods, healing, and a central unifying focus of the discipline
  • Nurse Scientist appointment, Massachusetts General Hospital, Munn Center for Nursing Research.


Shannon Constantinides, MSN, NP-C, FNP,

Shannon Constantinides

  • UCHealth Primary Care,
  • PhD Candidate, Florida Atlantic University

Jane K. Dickinson, RN, PHD, CDE

Karen J. Foli, MSN, PhD, RN, FAAN

Emerita Team Members

Margaret Pharris, PhD, RN, MPH, AHN-BC, FAAN

  • Professor and Nursing Outcomes Coordinator, St. Catherine University, St. Paul, Minnesota, USA (Retired)
  • Founding management team member; retired April 2020