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Nursing and Health Studies

Susan Gallagher-Lepak

Susan Gallagher-Lepak

Dean, School of Health, Education and Social Welfare, Professor
RH 305D
(920) 465-2034

Professional Experience:
  • Dean, School of Health, Education and Social Welfare, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay 2016 – Present
  • Chair, Nursing Department & Director of BSN-LINC,
    University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, 2012 - 2016
  • Professor, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, 2015 - Present
  • Associate Professor, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, 2010 - 2015
  • Assistant Professor, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, 2003 - 2010
  • Rehabilitation Consultant, Laris Rehabilitation LLC, 1995 - Present
  • Clinical practice over the past 25+ years in various roles including: Case Manager, Psychologist in rehabilitation settings (brain injury/stroke recovery), Transplant Clinical Nurse Specialist, Dialysis Nurse, and Staff Nurse
Teaching Emphasis:

Undergraduate: Pharmacology, Healthy Aging, Theoretical Foundations of Nursing, Management & Leadership, Global Aspects of Healthcare

Graduate: Theories of Organizational Behavior & Leaderships, Financial Management


Professional: Scholarship on e-learning, clinical reasoning, nursing diagnosis and other clinical issues (e.g., pharmacology in rehabilitation case management, depression)

Personal: Biking, hiking, and family activities of all types


  • PhD in Rehabilitation Psychology, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1996
  • MSN, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 1989
  • BSN, Marquette University, 1983
  • Current licensure in state of WI as Registered Nurse &
    Licensed Psychologist
  • Current Sigma Theta Tau (Kappa Pi) member

Department Info

  • Professional Program in Nursing, RH 325
    UW-Green Bay, 2420 Nicolet Dr
    Green Bay, WI 54311-7001
  • (920) 465-2826 or (888) 674-8942