About our Keynote Speakers for INANE 2021

We have an exciting line up of keynote speakers for INANE 2021! Read on to learn a bit more about each of them!

Robin Cogan, MEd, RN, NCSN

Robin Cogan, MEd, RN, NCSN is a Nationally Certified School Nurse (NCSN), currently in her 19th year as a New Jersey school nurse in the Camden City School District. She serves on several national boards including The American Foundation for Firearm Injury Reduction in Medicine (AFFIRM), a gun violence prevention research non-profit organization and the National Board of Certification for School Nurses (NBCSN). Robin is the Legislative Chair for the New Jersey State School Nurses Association (NJSSNA). She is proud to be a Johnson & Johnson School Health Leadership Fellow and past Program Mentor. She has been recognized in her home state of New Jersey and nationally for her community-based initiative called “The Community Café: A Conversation That Matters.” Robin is the honored recipient of multiple awards for her work in school nursing and population health. These awards include 2019 National Association of School Nurses (NASN) President’s Award; 2018 NCSN School Nurse of the Year; 2017 Johnson & Johnson School Nurse of the Year; and the New Jersey Department of Health 2017 Population Health Hero Award. Robin serves as faculty in the School Nurse Certificate Program at Rutgers University-Camden School of Nursing, where she teaches the next generation of school nurses. She was presented the 2018 Rutgers University – Camden Chancellor’s Teaching Excellence Award for Part-time Faculty. Robin writes a weekly blog called The Relentless School Nurse. You can also follow her on Twitter at @RobinCogan.

Robin has been married to her supportive husband Eddie for over 35 years and is also the proud mom of adult twin girls, Allie and Jill, who still call her for medical advice to this day.

Donna Nickitas, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, CNE, FNAP, FAAN

Donna M. Nickitas, an exceptional administrator, a noted health policy scholar, and an energetic visionary regarding the future of health care and nursing education in America, is dean of the Rutgers School of Nursing–Camden. Dr. Nickitas’ long history of advocacy for equitable health care, expertise in academic nursing education, and proven ability to foster a culture of cross-sector engagement ideally positions her to lead the dynamic growth of the School of Nursing–Camden and build on the school’s tradition of leadership, scholarship, and service. She believes wholeheartedly that nurses serve society and do public good by advancing health, driving public policy, and promoting access to quality, patient-centered care. Since 2008, Dr. Nickitas has served as the editor of Nursing Economic$, a journal dedicated to advancing nursing leadership and innovation. Her editorials inspire, enlighten, and motivate nurses to produce positive change on issues and trends affecting nursing and health care.

A retired major in the U.S. Air Force Nurse Reserve Corps, Dr. Nickitas previously served as assistant director of maternal child health nursing at Bellevue Medical Center in New York and as a staff nurse in the labor and delivery unit at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn.  She earned her Ph.D. from Adelphi University, her master’s degree from New York University, and her bachelor’s degree from Stony Brook University.

Gisela Concepción Fosado, PhD

Gisela Concepción Fosado is an Editor at Duke University Press and publishes books in a wide range of areas in the humanities and social sciences, including anthropology, sociology, American and Atlantic World history, gender and sexuality studies, race and ethnicity, African American and Africana studies, environmental studies, and Latin American and Latinx Studies.  She works with authors writing scholarly books, as well as those for general readerships, and is particularly interested in books that foreground marginalized perspectives, adopt an intersectional approach, and contribute to our understanding of social movements and inequality.

Gisela has worked with many prominent authors including Patricia Hill Collins, Renato Rosaldo, Arturo Escobar, Marisol de la Cadena, Walter Mignolo, Catherine Walsh, Enrique Dussel, Boaventura de Sousa Santos, Barbara Weinstein, Gilbert M. Joseph, Laurent Dubois, Charles E. Cobb Jr., Margaret Randall, Lynn Stephen, Joanne Rappaport, and Ruth Behar.  She has also published posthumous books by Gloria Anzaldúa and C. L. R. James.

Among the series that she oversees are American Encounters/Global Interactions, Global Insecurities, Latin America in Translation, Latin America Otherwise, Narrating Native Histories, New Ecologies for the Twenty-First Century, On Decoloniality, Radical Perspectives, and The C. L. R. James Archives.

Gisela holds an A.B. from Princeton University and a Ph.D. in Cultural Anthropology and a Certificate in Women’s Studies from the University of Michigan.  Before coming to Duke University Press in 2010, she served as the Associate Director for the Barnard Center for Research on Women.

Cary Moskovitz, PhD

Cary Moskovitz holds the PhD in aerospace engineering from North Carolina State University and Masters of Architecture from Virginia Tech.  He served on the faculties of Virginia Tech, Westbrook College, and the University of New England, before joining the University Writing Program at Duke in 2001. His articles and essays related to the teaching of writing or text recycling have appeared in such publications as The Chronicle of Higher EducationScienceCollege Composition and Communication, Research Integrity and Peer Review the Journal of College Science Teaching, and Advances in Engineering Education. He has served as a consultant on writing pedagogy and led faculty workshops at a number of U.S. colleges and universities.

Undergraduate courses he has taught include Academic Writing; College Algebra; Engineering Mechanics; Introduction to American Architecture; Revolutions in Physics; Science, Technology and Society. His graduate courses have included Teaching Writing in the Disciplines and Writing in the Natural Sciences. His research interests include text recycling (“self-plagiarism”), student writing in the undergraduate science curriculum, and new approaches to providing feedback to student writing—including audio (spoken, recorded) feedback techniques and the Duke Reader Project.  In 2003, Dr. Moskovitz received the Duke University Award for Excellence in Teaching Writing.  He lives in Chapel Hill with his spouse Lauren and children Max and Milo.

Brittany Swett, MPH

Brittany Swett is the Executive Director of J&J Editorial, LLC, an independent publishing services company in Raleigh, North Carolina. J&J Editorial provides professional support to editorial offices, publishers, and societies through a range of editorial, production, copyediting, and submission software support services. Brittany has worked in scholarly journal publishing for more than 10 years. She is currently the Managing Editor for the Journal of Midwifery & Women’s Health. Brittany is also an active member of the International Society of Managing and Technical Editors, the Council of Science Editors, and the Society for Scholarly Publishing. Brittany has an MPH from the Public Health Leadership Program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a certificate in publishing from New York University.