Cynthia Reese PhD, RN, CNE is a clinical associate professor and Regional Director of the Springfield Regional Campus for the CON. Prior to moving into this position, Reese was an assistant professor at Mennonite College of Nursing at Illinois State University. She has 15 years of teaching and administration experience in both associate and baccalaureate degree nursing programs. Reese has 17 years of clinical practice in adult medical-surgical and critical care areas. She completed her doctoral degree from Indiana University in 2009, and her dissertation work was in the area of clinical simulation in nursing education.