Bette Mariani, PhD, RN is an associate professor of nursing at Villanova University. She has dedicated her teaching, scholarship, and service to advancing the science of nursing education and simulation. She is recognized for her leadership and expertise in simulation development, instrument development, debriefing in high fidelity simulation, and for her work with standardized patients with disabilities, and with low-tech simulations with community health workers in rural Nicaragua. Her research has focused on exploring the outcomes of simulation as a teaching-learning strategy using standardized patients with disabilities, as well as in the area of patient safety. Dr. Mariani is dedicated to improving the rigor of simulation research through her work on instrument development and psychometric testing in simulation. She will be recognized in September by the National League for Nursing as a Fellow in the Academy of Nursing Education, and she has received the INACSL Excellence in Academia award. Dr. Mariani has disseminated her work through multiple publications, book chapters, and national and international presentations. She has been a scholar and mentor in the Sigma Theta Tau International Nurse Faculty Leadership Academy. She has a cutting-edge vision for the future of INACSL as an international leader in healthcare simulation.