Emeriti & Retired Faculty

Marjorie Barter RN, EdD, CNL, CENP

Professor, Emerita
(415) 422-6681

Dr. Marjorie Barter is Professor Emerita, Healthcare Systems Leadership at the University of San Francisco. She is certified in Executive Nursing Practice (CENP) and Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL) and is a nationally recognized nursing leader. She was Department Chair for graduate courses for twelve years and implemented several programs: the master's entry program for Healthcare Systems Leadership, the Clinical Nurse Leader program and the DNP programs in Healthcare Systems Leadership and...


B.S.N., California State University, Sacramento, M.S.N., University of California, San Francisco, Ed.D., University of San Francisco

Robin Buccheri PhD, RN, MHNP, FAAN

Professor Emerita and Adjunct Professor

Dr. Robin Buccheri is a Professor Emerita and Adjunct Professor at the University of San Francisco (USF) in San Francisco. In 2010, she was admitted as a fellow to the American Academy of Nursing. Dr. Buccheri has published over twenty-five articles in scholarly journals and is on the Editorial Board for Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services. She has received the School of Nursing & Health Professions Teaching Award, the University of San Francisco Research Award, and...


PhD, University of California, San Francisco, MHNP, California State University, Long Beach, MSN, California State University, Long Beach, ADN, El Camino College, BSN, California State University, Long Beach, Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing (FAAN)

Elizabeth Cooper

Faculty Emerita


RN Diploma, Abbott-Northwestern School of Nursing, BS, College of St. Francis, MSN, University of San Francisco, DNP, University of San Francisco

Gregory DeBourgh

Faculty Emeritus
(415) 422-6214

Areas of Specialization and Teaching Expertise Patient Safety and Quality Systems: synergy partnerships for academia and service (health care agencies) to safe clinical practices; simulation instructional designs to advance knowledge and skill development for patient risk and harm reduction, team effectiveness, communication, and conflict management. Interprofessional Collaborative Practice: best practice models for interprofessional education in academic and clinical practice settings....


AS, College of Marin, BS, University of California at San Francisco, MS, University of California at San Francisco, EdD, University of San Francisco

Patricia Francis-Lyon

Associate Professor
(415) 422-2810

Patricia teaches bioinformatics, clinical decision support, and other courses in the health informatics program and the computer science department. She’s primarily interested in working with students to apply data analytics to the health domain, with the goal of producing software tools that perform analyses for clinicians, researchers, and the public. Collaborating with her students is a big priority for Patricia; a number of them are co-authors of her peer-reviewed articles, and their work...


PhD, Computer Science with emphasis on Computational Biology, University of California at Davis

Margaret Hansen Ed.D. MSN, RN

(415) 422-2017

Margaret Hansen, Associate Professor, teaches in the School of Nursing at the University of San Francisco. She received her undergraduate nursing degree from Seton Hall University in South Orange, New Jersey, in 1978. In 1997 she completed her Masters in Nursing Science from San Jose State University with an emphasis in nursing education. She holds a post-masters certificate in Nursing Informatics from Duquesne University. Her doctoral degree is from the School of Education at the University of...


Fulbright Scholarship, Fulbright Commission Reykjavik, Iceland, Clinical Nurse Leader Certificate, University of San Francisco, Distance Education Certificate Program, University of Wisconsin-Madison, EdD, University of San Francisco, Post-Master's Nursing Informatics Certificate, Duquesne University, MSN, Nursing Education, San Jose State University, California Public Health Nurse Certificate, BSN, Seton Hall University, AA, Science, Pasadena City College


Medical-Surgical Nursing

Judith Lambton

Professor, Emerita
(415) 422-2301

Fulbright Scholar and Adjunct Professor Rafic Hariri School of Nursing, American University of Beirut, Lebanon


BSN, Graceland College, 1990, MSN, University of California, San Francisco, 1992, EdD, University of San Francisco, 1996

Barbara Sattler

(415) 422-6101

Dr. Sattler is a Professor at the University of San Francisco and an international leader in environmental health and nursing. She is a founding and active member of the Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environments (www.enviRN.org), an international organization that is helping to integrate environmental health into nursing education, practice, research, and policy/advocacy. While at the University of Maryland, she directed the Maryland Hospitals for Healthy Environments, a 10-year statewide...


DrPH, Public Health Oc/Environmental Health, John Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, MPH, Johns Hopkins University 1982, BS, University of Baltimore, Political Science, 1980

Mary Seed

Professor Emeritus; Adjunct Faculty; MSN Department Chair
(415) 422-6497

I have over 38 years of nursing experience. I started on a neurology floor and quickly learned that my passion was for helping people experiencing behavior change as a result of mental illness. I started practicing in an inpatient psychiatric hospital treating adults, adolescents and children with behavior problems resulting from mental illness. After practicing for 10 years in this field, I pursued higher education in order to understand the etiology of mental illness and to help develop...


PhD, University of California, San Francisco, MSN, University of California, San Francisco, BSN, Arizona State University