Judy Neubrander, EdD, FNP-BC Judy is a tenured nursing professor who has over 20 years of academic experience and currently serves as the Dean of the Mennonite College of Nursing at Illinois State University. In her academic role she has been a successful teacher and grant writer and principal investigator, garnering over $7 million dollars in federal funding to support the advancement of nursing education. She has also serves as a community leader serving on numerous boards and volunteering at a local free clinic. In her current role she is implementing a strategic plan within the college of nursing that is innovative and will stretch the college to a new level of leadership within the community and state and will continue the reputation of educational excellence the college has enjoyed for the last 100 years. She is a person of faith who enjoys being outdoors, and spending time with family and friends.