Contact info and brief biography of our nursing faculty. 

Learn about the degree you will earn when you learn from these professors.

Michaelynn Paul MS, DNP, RN, CCRN-K

Interim Dean


(509) 527-2150  (Portland Office)


AS in Nursing - Walla Walla College- 1986

BS in Nursing - Walla Walla College - 1987

MS in Nursing - Oregon Health & Sciences University - 2004

DNP - Walden University - 2017

Clinical Expertise: Critical care, emergency, staff education, management

Shelley Franco MS, RN

Assistant Professor

(509) 527-2462



BS in Nursing - Walla Walla College - 2003

MS in Nursing Leadership/Management - Grand Canyon University - 2016

Clinical Expertise: Emergency room, pediatrics, case management (PEDs/OB/NICU), IV therapy, medical/surgical

Christina Lee MSN, MBA, RN 

Assistant Professor 

(509) 527-2108 (Portland Office)


BS in Nursing—Loma Linda University—1999

MSN and MBA in Health Care Administration—University of Phoenix—2014

Clinical Expertise: Pediatric intensive care, GI lab, research, radiation medicine, staff education

Deanna Ludwig-Bos MSN, RN

Assistant Professor

(509) 527-2131  (Portland Office)


AAS in Nursing - Lower Columbia College - 2009

BS in Nursing - Washington State University - 2011

MS in Nursing Education - Kaplan University - 2014

Clinical Expertise: Psychiatric mental health nursing

Doug McClay, MLIS

Assistant Librarian II

(509) 527-2124  (Portland Office)


MS of Library and Information Service - Drexel University - 2011

Expertise: Libraries and information

Annette Riebe M.A.

Dean of Residence and Student Life

(509) 527-2178  (Portland Office)



BS in Business Education - Walla Walla College - 1980

MA in Educational Leadership - Loma Linda University - 1988

Expertise: Working in educational leadership since 1980, 9 years on the secondary level and in higher education since 1989.  More than 30 years in student services/residential life

Leasha Simafranca MSN, RN


(509) 527-2133  (Portland Office)


BS in Nursing - Union College - 2015

MS in Nursing Education - Western Governors University - 2020

Clinical Expertise: Medical intensive care, cardiovascular intensive care

Karen Tetz PhD, RN


(509) 527-2144  (Portland Office)


BS in Nursing - Walla Walla College - 1977

MS in Nursing - Loma Linda University - 1983

PhD in Gerontological Nursing - Oregon Health & Science University - 2003

Clinical Expertise: Medical/surgical nursing, hemodialysis, home health, gerontological nursing

Margaret Carman MN PH, RN

Assistant Professor 

(509) 527-2461  (College Place Office)


BS in Nursing - Loma Linda University - 2006

Master of Nursing Population Health - Washington State University - 2022

Clinical Expertise: Pediatric intensive care, pediatric critical care transport

Victoria (Tori) Wilson RN, MPH

Admission, Advising, and Community Health Clinical



BS in Nursing - Walla Walla College - 1983

MPH - Portland State University - 2001

Clinical Expertise: School nursing, community health educator, medical/surgical nursing