Some of the nation’s most respected nurse practitioners call the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work Department of Nursing home. Faculty and leadership alike place a high premium on student success, and our focus is to support our students across the academic experience. Our faculty members design and deliver all online courses and act as mentors for students throughout their program and beyond.

Sharon O'Neill
Sharon O'Neill, JD, DNP, FNPT

Vice Chair and Program Director

Janet Schneiderman
Janet Schneiderman

Interim Chair & Associate Professor

Kathleen Becker
Kathleen Becker, DNP, ANP-BC, FNAP

Clinical Associate Professor

Josephine Fava Hochuli
Josephine Fava Hochuli, MS, RN

Clinical Assistant Professor and Director of Clinical Placements

Theresa Granger
Theresa Granger, PhD, MN, ARNP, FNP, NP-C

Clinical Assistant Professor

Tracie Kirkland
Tracie Kirkland, DNP, ANP-BC, CPNP

Clinical Assistant Professor

Joan Kub

Adjunct Professor

Nancy Tkacs
Nancy C. Tkacs, RN, PhD

Adjunct Professor

Benita Walton Moss
Benita Jeanne Walton-Moss, PhD, MA, MS, BS

Associate Clinical Professor

Kathleen Woodruff
Kathleen Woodruff, DNP, ANP-BC

Clinical Assistant Professor

Michelle Zappas
Michelle P. Zappas, DNP, MSN, BSN

Clinical Associate Professor