IPFW Nursing’s Newest Faculty and Staff

Our faculty and staff know the importance of getting to know the students to better help them succeed, and are a great resource when it comes to getting the most out of your nursing education. Get to know the newest members of the IPFW Nursing faculty and staff to learn more about the journey that led them here.

Kristin Daub

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Professor Daub began her nursing journey as a LPN working in long term care and rehab. As a RN she has spent the majority of her time working in NICU, Post-Partum, and Newborn Nursery. Upon graduation in 2014 with her MSN in Leadership and Management, she began teaching in the Nursing Program at Ivy Tech Community College. She taught a variety of courses such as Skills Lab, Mental Health, Med/Surg I, II, & III Clinical, and OB/Peds. Professor Daub is very excited to join the teaching team at IPFW as we make the transition to IUFW. She stays very busy with 2 rambunctious, 4 & 5-year-old boys at home. Her hobbies include hiking, reading, and going on family adventures.


Stephen Gallagher


Stephen comes to us with a pretty vast technical background. Starting back in NYC, he’s worked in audio recording, live sound, and IT industries. He came to Fort Wayne in 2010 joining the customer tech support team at Sweetwater. After moving on, he spent the last 3 years as the Director of IT/Media Specialist for Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton School in SW Fort Wayne. He’s a lover of music and all things geek related (just stop by his office LA 329A). As a singer, guitar player, and photographer, he likes to be involved in creative projects. His wife Vicki, and son Harrison often join him on his crazy adventures, or at least in long matches of Mario Kart racing and cooking up some delicious East Coast recipes in the kitchen.


Tiffany Kirchner


Dr. Tiffany Kirchner graduated from Alverno College in Milwaukee, Wisconsin with her BSN with a Psychology minor in 2006, and then went on to receive her MSN degree from Alverno College in 2010. In 2016, she graduated from Marquette University in Milwaukee, WI with her Doctor of Nursing Practice degree (DNP). Her area of nursing expertise includes oncology (bone marrow transplant, chemotherapy infusion, and working with adult and pediatric cancer patients). In addition, since becoming an Advanced Practice Nurse in 2010, her area of practice has been in palliative and hospice care, and she is a board-certified advanced practice palliative and hospice care nurse. She is new to Indiana, having grown up in Milwaukee, WI. She is an avid Green Bay Packers fan and also enjoys gardening, skiing, fishing, and hiking. Her husband is also a professor at IPFW. She is excited for the opportunity to join the IPFW nursing faculty!


Erika Klingler


Erika has been a nurse for 23 years. She started as an LPN in 1994 followed by an associate degree RN in 1998. In 2011 she finished her BSN and in 2013 completed her MSN Ed degree. Her career experience encompasses critical care, eleven years in the operating/recovery room, and recently worked as an RN Scrub and assisted with C-sections. She has also taught clinical groups for fundamental RN students. She is passionate about simulation and looks forward to working with the students and faculty as this area of learning continues to grow. She is married and the proud momma of three high school boys—9th, 11th, and 12th grades—and they all play football for Carroll High School. She is an avid fan of Michigan football and loves spending time at the lake.

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