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STTI announces Emerging Educational Administrator Institute (EEAI) participants

EEAI is a program of the Sigma Theta Tau International/
Chamberlain College of Nursing Center for Excellence in Nursing Education

INDIANAPOLIS — The Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) announces the participants in the second cohort of the Emerging Educational Administrator Institute (EEAI). This program is possible due to a generous grant from the Chamberlain College of Nursing.
The EEAI is a highly selective 12-month institute designed for experienced faculty who aspire to become administrators or those who are in their first administrative position for three years or less. The Institute is comprised of three phases: online education and assigned readings; a face-to-face workshop; and completion of a self-selected leadership project. 

To achieve a strong foundation for leadership development, the EEAI utilizes a leadership triad approach, which is comprised of a Scholar, Mentor, and Faculty member. Each Scholar chooses a more experienced faculty Mentor to guide his or her leadership journey, and a Faculty member serves as a resource to the Scholar and Mentor.

Following the completion of EEAI, participants can expect to:
1. Create an administrative career path.
2. Develop knowledge and skills related to the administrator role in academe.
3. Apply best practices to administrative actions, decisions, and communications.
4. Develop as an administrator in one of three academic missions (education, research, or service).
For more information about the EEAI, visit

2016-2017 Emerging Educational Administrator Institute Participants
Rebecca Ann Kronk, PhD, MSN, CRNP
Duquesne University

Atnena Luster-Tucker, DNP, MBA, FNP-C
Southeastern Louisiana University

Amy J. McClune, PhD, RN
Edinboro University

Karen Montalto, PhD, MSN, RN
Rowan College at Burlington County

Steven J. Palazzo, PhD, MN, RN, CNE
Seattle University

Michele Pedulla, DNP, ARNP, CPNP-PC
Kaplan University

Beth Cusatis Phillips, PhD, RN, CNE
Duke University

Suzanne Smeltzer, EdD, RN, FAAN
Villanova University

Julie Marfell, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, FAANP
Frontier Nursing University

Ann Thomas, PhD, ANP-BC, GNP, FAANP
University of Indianapolis

Karen Rose, PhD, RN
The University of Tennessee

Nancy Sharts-Hopko, PhD, RN, FAAN
Villanova University

Sherry Pontious, PhD, RN, CNE
Florida International University

Barbara C. Woodring, EdD, RN
Georgia State University

Pegge Bell, PhD, RN, WHNP-BC
Lead Faculty
University of Arkansas, Retired

Jeanette Lancaster, PhD, RN, FAAN
Dean and Professor of Nursing, Emerita
University of Virginia School of Nursing

Lynnette Leeseberg Stamler, PhD, RN, FAAN
Professor and Associate Dean for Academic Programs
University of Nebraska Medical Center

Nancy Sharts-Hopko, PhD, RN, FAAN
Director, PhD Program and Professor
Villanova University


About STTI
The Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is advancing world health and celebrating nursing excellence in scholarship, leadership, and service. Founded in 1922, STTI has more than 135,000 active members over 90 countries. Members include practicing nurses, instructors, researchers, policymakers, entrepreneurs, and others. STTI’s 515 chapters are located at more than 700 institutions of higher education throughout Armenia, Australia, Botswana, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, England, Ghana, Hong Kong, Japan, Kenya, Lebanon, Malawi, Mexico, the Netherlands, Pakistan, Philippines, Portugal, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Swaziland, Sweden, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, the United States, and Wales. Learn more at

About the Sigma Theta Tau International/Chamberlain College of Nursing Center for Excellence in Nursing Education
The STTI/Chamberlain Center for Excellence in Nursing Education provides professional and leadership opportunities for nurse educators including online education, leadership development programs, and resources for schools of nursing to develop their own mentorship program.