Gene Harkless, DNSC, APRN, FAANP, is an associate professor and chair in the Department of Nursing. A family nurse practitioner who has taught at the University of New Hampshire since 1985, Dr. Harkless is a frequent mentor. "Helping curious students engage in projects that aim to improve health in some of the most underserved areas of the world has been a work of love for me. For the students, it is often life-changing as their world view is transformed. Through the research experience, a critical and empathic lens is honed as they confront questions and search for answers that may one day lead to large scale improvement. It is joyful and engaging work for both of us."
Dr. Harkless has mentored Inquiry authors Cristina Joseph (2006), Jennifer Herman (2007), Emily Roberts (2008), Lindsay Bergmann and Allison Reilly (2010), Lauren Kasparian and Rachel Butterfield (2011), and Sofia Cadime (2013).