Tanya Sleeper PhD., MSN, MSB, RN

As a Professor of Nursing at the University of Maine at Fort Kent, Dr. Sleeper teaches across multiple tracks in nursing and health care administration.  She holds Master of Science degrees in both nursing and business in addition to a Ph.D. in Public Policy and Administration. She is currently attending Mitchell Hamline School of Law pursuing a law degree with a specialization in healthcare law and compliance. In addition to teaching full-time, she also serves as the Executive Director of a local not-for-profit home health care agency.  As a Board-Certified Geriatric Nurse Practitioner, she is a staunch advocate for aging-in-place initiatives at the local and state level.  She serves on a number of health care boards within her community and is active on a number of committees both at the institutional and state level aimed at enhancing quality and improving access to health care services for older adults.  Her research interests include gerontology, health care policy, and nursing leadership.