Judy Liesveld, PhD, PNP, RN, has been hired by the University of New Mexico College of Nursing (UNM CoN) as an assistant professor after graduating in May as the second ever PhD from the UNM CoN.

Liesveld already has teaching experience at the associate degree level. As an assistant professor at the UNM CoN, she will teach pediatric courses and is also interested in teaching research and theory courses.

Liesveld also plans to continue work on her research that focuses on Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in children. She plans to write and publish articles from her dissertation and wants to write a research grant to gain extramural funding through the National Institutes of Health or other sources.

A native of Iowa, Liesveld earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at the University of Iowa. She earned her Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (PNP) master’s degree at Arizona State University. Liesveld completed most of her PhD while living and working in Gallup, N.M. as a PNP at a private pediatric clinic.

The CoN is a fully accredited component of the distinguished UNM Health Sciences Center. With over 50 years of service, the CoN constitutes a vital resource for the state of New Mexico by maintaining a full range of superior programs in traditional areas while addressing the special needs of a highly diverse population with thoughtfully designed programs to make nursing education available to everyone in the state.