Full-Time Faculty

Sara Horton-Deutsch PhD, RN, FAAN, ANEF, Caritas Coach

(415) 422-6668

Beginning in 2019, Dr. Horton-Deutsch will serve as the director of the Kaiser Permanente/USF Partnership where she will continue to mentor the next generation of nursing leaders through the lens of Caring Science.  Her work in reflective practice has been published in two books coedited with Dr. Gwen Sherwood: Reflective Practice: Transforming Education and Improving Outcomes (Sigma Theta Tau International, 2012 & 2017) and Reflective Organizations: On the Front Lines of QSEN &...


Postdoctoral, Psycho-Neuro-Immunology, 1994-1995, PhD, Nursing, Rush University, 1992, MSN, Psychiatric Nursing, Rush University, 1988, BSN, Nursing, University of Evansville, 1986

John Hurley

Assistant Professor
(415) 422-6681

Dr. John Hurley loves to teach and has been teaching in the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program at USF for over eight years. He has thirty-seven years of experience as a clinical nurse, fifteen as nursing staff development and eight years of pediatric simulation teaching experience. He created and implemented a program for developing, nurturing, and sustaining the interior life of the nurse.


DNP. Samuel Merritt University, Oakland, CA, MSN, Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, CA, Multiple Subjects Teaching Credential, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA, BSN, University of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA

Mahmoud Kaddoura PhD, CAGS, MSN, APRN, NP-C, CNE

Assistant Professor

Jump to Section: Publications | Awards & Distinctions | Presentations | Professional Organizations and Community Service Dr. Kaddoura has over 25 years of experience in nursing education and clinical practice. He holds a bachelor of science in nursing, a master’s of science in nursing and nursing education, a PhD in health professions education, a certificate of advanced graduate studies in health professions education, a post-master’s certificate in primary care adult and gerontology nurse...


PhD, Simmons College, Boston, MA, Post-Master's Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Certificate, University of Massachusetts, Boston, MA, CAGS (Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies) Simmons College, Boston, MA, MSN, MEd, University of Natal, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, BSN, American University of Beirut, Lebanon

Courtney Keeler

Associate Professor
(415) 422-6683


PhD, Health Policy and Management, Gillings School of Global Public Health University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2012 (Focus in health economics) , Visiting graduate student, School of Public Health, University of California at Berkeley, 2010-2011, MS in Economics, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2008, BA in Economics, University of California at San Diego, 2006 (Summa Cum Laude, Highest Distinction, Provost’s Honors, Phi Beta Kappa)

Anna Kwong

Associate Professor; BSN Program
(415) 422-2014

Anna Kwong, Ed.D., RN, is an associate professor at University of San Francisco (USF) in the School of Nursing and Health Professions, where she teaches Applied Pathophysiology and Pharmacology and Fundamental clinical to undergraduate students. She has been a registered nurse for more than 20 years. During the first 10 years as a nurse, she has worked in adult medical-surgical units, viral hepatitis clinical research, and hospice care nursing. Dr. Kwong has been teaching at USF since 2004; she...


EdD, Learning and Instructions, University of San Francisco, Master of Science in Nursing, San Francisco State University, Bachelor of Science, Business Administration, San Francisco State University

Kelly L'Engle

Associate Professor, MPH Behavioral Health Concentration Lead
(415) 422-4730

Dr. Kelly L’Engle is a social and behavioral health scientist with 25 years experience in research and program development in the health sector. She joined the faculty of the Population Health Sciences Department in the School of Nursing and Health Professions at the University of San Francisco in August 2015. She has served as department chair and program director and teaches classes in program planning and evaluation, health communication, adolescent health, research methods, and applied...


Ph.D. Health Behavior and Health Education, Gillings School of Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC, MPH, Behavioral Sciences and Health Education, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, BA, Development Studies (Sociology), Brown University, Providence, RI


Adolescent Health, Reproductive Health, HIV and STIs, Health Communication and Design, New Media and Technologies, Substance Use, Interventions, Global Health and Populations, mHealth


Associate Professor
(415) 422-6394

Dr. Jo Loomis is a Family Nurse Practitioner and an Assistant Professor at the University of San Francisco School of Nursing and Health Professions. Dr. Loomis received her DNP from the University of Minnesota and has maintained certifications in the women’s health areas of lactation and menopause as well as certification as a Simulation Healthcare Educator (CHSE). Dr. Loomis has spent the last 10 years developing expertise in the use of simulation as a teaching modality to undergraduate and...


DNP, University of Minnesota , MSN - Family Nurse Practitioner, San Jose State University, BSN, University of Missouri


Primary Care, Maternal/Child, Simulation, Healthcare for Vulnerable Populations, Physiologic Childbirth, Lactation Support

Janice Mark DNP, RN, FNB-BC

Assistant Professor

Professor Mark’s history with USF spans 37 years. After graduating from the BSN program in 1987, she enjoyed a 30-year nursing career as a medical surgical staff nurse in a local hospital. She then earned an MSN from UCSF as a geriatric clinical nurse specialist, and when an opportunity opened up to teach at her undergraduate alma mater as a clinical instructor, she jumped at the chance. This sparked a love and passion for teaching nursing, and she has continued to teach at USF for almost 25...


University of San Francisco, DNP/FNP, 2017, UC, San Francisco, MSN-Geriatric Clinical Nurse Specialist, 1993, University of San Francisco, BSN, 1987


Medical-Surgical Nursing, Simulation, Geriatric Nursing, Adult health


Associate Professor; Director, Health Care Simulation Certification Program
(415) 422-4076

Dr. Juli Maxworthy is a tenure-earning Associate Professor at the University of San Francisco (USF) in San Francisco. She is the Director of the BSN to DNP Program. Dr. Maxworthy's courses include Quality and Patient Safety for the Executive Leader.  Dr. Maxworthy is also the chair of many DNP committees and teaches Project Management and Leadership in the DNP Completion Program.


DNP, University of San Francisco, MBA, Holy Names University, MSN, Holy Names University, BSN, California State University, Hayward, Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator (CHSE), Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL), Certified Professional in Patient Safety (CPPS), Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality (CPHQ), Fellow in the Society for Simulation in Healthcare (FSSH)

Kelly McDermott

Assistant Professor, Master of Public Health (MPH)

Dr. McDermott is an Assistant Professor in the Population Health Sciences Department. She received a BA in Religious Studies from Virginia Commonwealth University, an MA in Health Policy and Bioethics from George Washington University and a PhD in Health Services Research from University of Washington. Dr. McDermott also completed postdoctoral training in Integrative Medicine Research at the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine, University of California, San Francisco. Dr. McDermott has worked...


Postdoctoral Fellowship, Integrative Medicine Research, University of California, San Francisco, CA, Doctor of Philosophy, Health Services Research, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, Master of Arts in Philosophy and Social Policy Emphasis in Health Policy and Bioethics, George Washington University, Washington, DC, Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies, minor Philosophy, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA


Research Methods, Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease,, Integrative Medicine, Mindfulness-Based Interventions, Digital Health Tools and Interventions