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Faculty member Lisa Kitko has been awarded a promotion to associate professor with tenure effective July 1, 2017. Kitko started her career with the College of Nursing in 2002 and received her Ph.D. in Nursing from Penn State in 2010. Her area of scholarship focuses on improving the lives of individuals living with advanced heart failure and their families, with a particular interest in palliative care. Earlier this year, she launched a graduate-level interdisciplinary online certificate program in primary palliative care.

“Dr. Kitko is an excellent teacher, a productive and impactful scientist, and an incredible citizen of the College of Nursing,” said Dean Paula Milone-Nuzzo. Three other faculty members received promotions effective July 1:

  • Beth Cutezo – Senior Lecturer, University Park
  • Christopher Engeland – Associate Professor, University Park
  • Milton Evans – Senior Instructor, Worthington Scranton