Full-Time Faculty

Karen Van Leuven PhD, FNP-BC

Associate Professor
(415) 422-6594


Ph.D., Gerontological Nursing, Research, University of California, San Francisco, , Post-Masters FNP Certificate, Western University of Health Sciences, Chico, CA, M.S., Community Health Systems, University of San Francisco, B.S.N., University of Delaware


Primary Care, Gerontology

Taryn Vian PhD

Professor; Program Chair, Master of Public Health
(415) 422-4129

Dr. Vian is a public health scholar and academic leader whose work is guided by the belief that all people have the right to access quality health care without having to experience financial hardship. She is dedicated to practice-based teaching and the development of emerging public health leaders eager to work with communities to address the underlying social determinants of health. Through her research and scholarly work, she has furthered efforts to control corruption in the health sector,...


PhD, Public Policy and Global Health, University Professors Program, Boston University, S.M., Health Policy and Management, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, B.A. Colgate University, Philosophy, Hamilton, NY

KT Waxman

Associate Professor; Director, Executive Leadership DNP Program
(925) 413-1929

KT Waxman, DNP, MBA, RN, CNL, CENP, CHSE, FSSH, FAAN Dr. KT Waxman is a national nurse leader and executive with extensive experience in healthcare and corporate settings. She is an associate professor and the director of the Executive Leadership Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program. She is also the director of the California Simulation Alliance (CSA) at HealthImpact and is the editor-in-chief for Nursing Administration Quarterly (NAQ). An internationally recognized speaker and author,...


USF, DNP, 2008, University of La Verne, MBA, 1991, University of La Verne, BS, 1985


Leadership development, Simulation, Financial Management in Healthcare, Project management for the nurse executive