Maria Fletcher, Ph.D., R.N., C.N.E.

Maria Fletcher, Ph.D., R.N., C.N.E.

Associate Dean for Nursing

Nursing BK LI



  • 718.940.5891
  • Lorenzo Hall, Second floor

Long Island

  • 631.687.5180
  • O'Connor Hall, Room N320


Ph.D., Nursing, Adelphi University, 2002

M.A., Nursing Education, New York University, 1989

B.S.N., Nursing, Hunter College, 1971


Dr. Maria Fletcher is a graduate of Hunter College, New York University and Adelphi University. She has worked extensively in many areas of nursing, including public health and maternal and child health. Dr. Fletcher has been an instructor at St. Joseph’s College (SJC) since 1989, assuming increasing responsibility in the Department of Nursing, while serving on multiple committees and task forces at the College. For the past five years, Dr. Fletcher has been the Director of the Department of Nursing for both SJC Brooklyn and SJC Long Island, with responsibility for all undergraduate and graduate programs.

Dr. Fletcher is involved in community service and served for 11 years on the Boards of Education for the Valley Stream School District 30 and Valley Stream Central High School District. She also volunteered and served as President of the New York State Parent Teacher Association (PTA) at the local, regional and state levels, in addition to serving as an appointed member of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s New York Rising Community Reconstruction Program Planning Committee. Dr. Fletcher currently serves as the Treasurer of the New York State Council of Deans and Directors of Baccalaureate and Higher Degree Nursing Programs.

Scholarly & Professional Interests

Public health nursing

Nursing education

Leadership in nursing education

Public health policy