Banner Image

Meet Our Faculty

JoAnn McGrath School of Nursing Leaders

Margaret Rauschenberger

Margaret (Peg) Rauschenberger, MSN, RN, CCHP

Interim Dean

Associate Professor


Education:  BSN – Alverno College, Milwaukee, WI; MSN – Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI


Teaching: I began my teaching career at Marquette University and then moved to Alverno College in 1996.  I have taught at all levels in the undergraduate program and currently teach the senior capstone course.  I previously served as Associate Dean of the JoAnn McGrath School of Nursing at Alverno and am now the Interim Dean.  I have done national and international presentations and consultations on nursing education and student assessment

Nursing expertise: My background is varied.  I have experience as a cardiac care nurse, a mental health nurse, home health care, and as a hospital administrator.  I maintain a practice in a jail setting and have certification in corrections nursing.

Carol Sabel

Carol Sabel Ph.D, RN, CNE

Graduate Program Director

Assistant Professor


Education: BSN - Marian College, Fond du Lac, WI; PhD - UW-Milwaukee; Certified as a Nurse Educator


Teaching: I have been at Alverno College for 6 years and have taught in both the undergraduate and graduate programs, although now I am focused on the graduate level. I have taught a variety of courses, from beginning classes through last course taken.

Workplace Experience: Obstetrics, ambulatory surgery, GI

Dissertation: Title: Exploring the influences of environmental factors on physical education activities: Perceptions of middle-school students. I used a mixed methods design that included surveys and focus groups.

Educational Philosophy: I am passionate about providing quality experiences for students using the most current and evidence-based strategies to promote understanding. Learning is a process that evolves over time and it is important to provide each student the opportunity to evolve. I believe that learning is reciprocal and that I can learn a great deal from students as well as teaching them.

Interests: When not at work, I enjoy spending time with my family. I also enjoy gardening, camping and travel.