Editor in Chief
Nicole Harder, RN, PhD, is the Editor-in-Chief and an Assistant Professor at the University of Manitoba. Prior to assuming the EIC role in January 2017, Nicole served as the Associate Editor for the journal from 2012-2017. Nicole’s work has primarily been in simulation design characteristics and using simulation to teach communication and interpersonal skills.
Professor Tracy Levett-Jones, RN, PhD, MEd, BN is the Associate Editor and the Professor of Nursing Education at the University of Technology in Sydney, Australia. Tracy’s teaching and research interests include simulation, patient safety belongingness, clinical reasoning, empathy, interprofessional education, and cultural competence.
Michelle Aebersold, PhD, RN, CHSE, FAAN, is a Clinical Associate Professor and Director of Simulation and Educational Innovation at the University of Michigan School of Nursing. Her program of scholarship focuses on the science of learning applied in simulation to align clinician and student practice behaviors with research evidence to improve population health.
Kristina Thomas Dreifuerst PhD, RN, CNE, ANEF is an Assistant Professor at Indiana University. Her research is at the forefront of disciplinary efforts to a) develop, use, and test innovative teaching methods to improve students’ clinical reasoning skills, and b) investigate how teachers can best be prepared to use evidence-based methods including simulation and debriefing to enhance clinical teaching.
Kim Leighton, PhD, RN, ANEF, is Assistant Dean of Research and Simulation Faculty Development for DeVry Medical International’s Institute for Research and Clinical Strategy. Her passion is for simulation faculty development, and her research focuses on creation of psychometrically sound measurement instruments for various aspects of simulation.
Laura T. Gantt, PhD, RN, CEN, NE-BC, is an Associate Professor and Associate Dean for Nursing Support Services in the College of Nursing at East Carolina University. Dr. Gantt has published on emergency department and simulation center operations, interprofessional education, and teaching and evaluation with simulations.