Impact Lives

Online Dual MSN/MBA Faculty

The faculty members teaching in the online dual MSN/MBA program don’t just teach their subjects — they live them. From business to nursing, you will learn from highly accomplished individuals with a range of perspectives and experiences that will enrich and enliven your online classroom and coursework.

Emily F. Keyes

Emily F. Keyes, Ph.D., M.S.N., RN

Adjunct Faculty

Dr. Keyes has been in the nursing profession for over twenty-seven years, and holds several degrees and certifications.

Joan Libner

Joan Libner, Ed.D, MSN, FRE, RN-BC, CNE

Associate Professor, Chair Department of Nursing and Health, and RN to B.S.N. Program Director

Dr. Libner joined Benedictine University in August 2011 as faculty and Director of the RN to BSN Program.

Carol M. Patton

Carol M. Patton, Ph.D., RN, FNP-BC, CRNP, Healthcare Informatics Certificate, Parish Nurse, CNE

Adjunct Faculty

Dr. Patton is a family nurse practitioner and maintains certification as a Family Nurse Practitioner and a Certified Nurse Educator.

Monique D. Pinkney

Monique D. Pinkney, MBA

Adjunct Instructor

Monique Pinkney has lectured in several on-line courses at Benedictine University since 2010, and has worked in the area of accounting and business for over 20 years.

Robert Radi

Robert Radi, Ph.D.

Adjunct Professor

Robert Radi holds a Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership from The Chicago School, and an MBA from Pepperdine University. He joined Benedictine University in 2014.

Margaret C. Richey

Margaret C. Richey, Ed.D., M.S.N., B.S.N., RN

Associate Professor

Dr. Richey joined Benedictine as Adjunct MSN Faculty in 2011 and was appointed in August 2012 as Associate Professor.

Alison Ridge

Alison Ridge, D.N.P., M.S.N., RN, CNE

Assistant Professor and M.S.N. Program Director

Alison Ridge joined Benedictine in June 2012 as MSN Program Director and Assistant Professor.

Elizabeth Ritt

Elizabeth Ritt, Ed.D., M.S.N., RN, CNE, NEA-BC


Elizabeth Ritt joined Benedictine in August 2011 as chair and professor of Nursing and Health.

Sarah Mutschlecner

Sarah Mutschlecner, D.N.P., M.S.N., RN, FNP-BC

Adjunct Faculty

Dr. Sarah Mutschlecner is currently working in Palliative Care at the Marshfield Clinic in Marshfield, Wisconsin.

Pat Shannon

Pat Shannon, Ph.D., M.S.N., M.A., RN, RNP-BC, CNE

Adjunct Faculty

Dr. Pat Shannon is a seasoned nursing educator and practitioner who joined the Benedictine adjunct faculty in 2011.