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Barbara Peterson (Secretary)

Barbara Peterson is the Secretary at the Clarion University's Pittsburgh Site. Ms. Peterson's background includes working as a Senior Pharmacy Technician at St. Francis Hospital. Continuing her education in the medical field, she graduated from Sawyer School with a degree in Medical Assistance, where she learned both the reception and clinical areas of a medical office. Ms. Peterson came to be employed at Clarion University Pittsburgh Site after working as a Medical Secretary for West Penn Hospital in the Department of Reproductive Genetics.




Debbie Ciesielka

CRNP, D.Ed., Associate Professor of Nursing, MSN Coordinator 

Phone: 412-578-7277

Dr. Ciesielka is an Associate Professor and Program Coordinator for the joint Clarion and Edinboro Universities MSN Program. She graduated from Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Natural Sciences in 1977 and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing in 1979, and a Doctorate in Education in 2005. She is also a 1984 graduate from the University of Pittsburgh with a Master's Degree in Adult Primary Health Care Nursing. In addition to teaching duties at Clarion University, she maintains a clinical practice at an inner city ambulatory care clinic. Her special interests are ENT, allergy, and asthma, online teaching, and the history of nursing.