With a faculty/student ratio of 12 to 1, the University of Saint Mary offers a quality education with a personal touch.
Glenna Mahoney, Chair of Nursing and Assistant Professor
Glenna Mahoney earned her BSN at Graceland University and her MSN at Research College of Nursing. She also has a Post-Graduate Certificate in Spiritual Direction, SANE (Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner) Certification, and is a second degree Reiki practitioner. Mahoney has worked in psychiatric/mental health nursing, forensic/sexual assault nursing, and as faculty at the community college level. She has been at University of Saint Mary for three years. She received the Goal Seal Award for Highest Academic Honors GPA 4.0 for her BSN and MSN, and is a member Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society for Nurses.
Kathleen Ducey, Assistant Professor
Professor Ducey has been a nurse for 41 years and has four years of experience teaching at the college level. She earned her BSN from the University of Saint Mary and her MSN from the University of Kansas. Her professional recognition includes the Research Award from the greater Kansas City Chapter of the Oncology Nursing Society and the Professional Education Program Award from the American Cancer Society - Missouri Division.
Gillian Chapman, Ed.D.
Dr. Chapman has been teaching at USM for six years. She holds a bachelor's degree from Pepperdine University in Malibu, Calif.; a master's degree in curriculum and instruction from Central Missouri State University; Spanish licensure through University of Oklahoma; administrator's licensure through University of Missouri at Kansas City; and a doctorate in administration and leadership from St. Louis University.
She also works full-time as the associate superintendent for the Shawnee Mission School District in the Kansas City suburbs. Dr. Chapman is responsible for curriculum, instruction, staff development, media services, special education, career and technical education, title and federal programs, and technology. She has also served as a middle school principal and high school assistant principal.
Hattie Gilmore, Ed.D.
Dr. Gilmore has been involved in education since 1977 and has taught nearly every grade level. At USM, she has served as the director of the education program at the Overland Park (Kansas) Campus teaching both undergraduate and graduate programs. In 1999, she was involved in developing the curriculum of the new Master of Arts in Teaching program, the first distance education program the university offered. She earned her doctorate from the University of Kansas.
Larry Gregg, Ed.D.
A teacher since 1969, Dr. Gregg has worked as a teacher, a school principal, a director of elementary education, a director of professional development, a national consultant on school reform, an international instructor in Europe on comparative education, and as a university assistant professor in teacher education and urban leadership at USM and the University of Missouri-Kansas City. He has also consulted nationally on school culture, schools as learning organizations, professional development, and the change process. He holds a master's degree in teaching, a specialist's degree in educational administration, and a doctoral degree in educational policy and administration.
Professor Honacki has been a teacher since 1970. For 28 years (11 years as a professional development director), she served at Bonner Springs/Edwardsville (Kansas) Unified School District #204. Her professional responsibilities include working with K-12 teachers on quality performance and North Central Accreditation initiatives, grant writing, online instructional technology training with the local PBS-TV station, and teaching. She earned a bachelor's degree in education and a master's degree in education from Northern Arizona University and an administrative certification from the University of Kansas.
Sister Frances Juiliano, Ed.D.
Sister Juiliano has been the chair of the education department at the University of Saint Mary since 1998 and has been on the faculty since 1980. She holds a bachelor's degree from USM, a master's degree from the University of Northern Colorado, and a doctorate in education from the University of Kansas.
Over the last several years, Sister Juiliano has been involved in several programs for the Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) and has also coauthored, written, and managed several grants.
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