Judy Neubrander EdD, APRN, FNP-BC

Dr. Neubrander is a tenured nursing professor who has over 25 years of academic experience and an extensive background in hospice and palliative care.   The Dean of the Mennonite College of Nursing at Illinois State University, she is a community leader, serving on numerous boards and volunteering at local free clinics.

In her academic role, she implements succession planning and leadership initiatives with faculty and students and works to create collaborative partnerships with community colleges and health care systems to promote nursing education at all academic levels and ensure excellence in current and future nurses.

A successful teacher, grant writer, and principal investigator, Dr. Neubrander has garnered over $10 million dollars in federal funding to support the advancement of diversity and leadership in nursing.  She has vast experience in all aspects of grant management and implementation and has served as the Principal Investigator (PI) on two federal Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Workforce Diversity grants and is currently the PI for a HRSA Nurse Education, Practice, Quality and Retention (NEPQR) grant.

Dr. Neubrander earned her master’s degree in adult health and nursing education from the University of Kansas and a doctoral degree in adult education from North Carolina State University. She has a post-masters certificate as a Family Nurse Practitioner/Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.