Kathy Peterson

Kathy Peterson, Ph.D, RN, PPCNP-BC, CNE

Professor and Chair (Nursing), Committee Member (President’s Council on Diversity & Inclusion)
(585) 395-5319
Office: Lathrop Hall 106 D


Dr. Peterson has been a full-time member of the faculty of the Department of Nursing at SUNY Brockport, State University of New York since 1985. She is the recipient of the 1998 Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching. Dr. Peterson earned her Bachelor of Science with a major in Nursing at the University of Albany. Both her Master’s degree with major in Nursing, as well as her PhD in Nursing, were earned at the University of Rochester.

Dr. Peterson’s primary teaching responsibility in the department is in the area of research, leadership and management, and pediatric nursing. She is a board certified Primary Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, and has practiced both in rural and urban pediatric settings. Dr. Peterson also completed a LEAH (Leadership in Education and Adolescent Health) fellowship through the University of Rochester, Division of Adolescent Medicine in 2005-2006. Dr. Peterson’s research interests are in the area of pediatric asthma, as well as the use of household and family routines to promote health of children and families.

Dr. Peterson enjoys reading and listening to music with fine wine, as well as laughing and visiting with friends and family.