PhD, University of Connecticut
MSN, University of Massachusetts
BSN, Fitchburg State College
Joyce Thielen joined the University of Hartford in 2019 and has extensive experience in nursing education as well as clinical practice. She served as associate dean for outcomes and accreditation at Elms College in Chicopee, Mass., where she was also an associate professor of nursing. While at Elms College, Thielen also held positions as associate dean of the School of Nursing and associate director of undergraduate studies. She also served on the nursing faculty at Baystate Medical Center School of Nursing in Springfield.
She is a member of the Western Massachusetts Nursing Collaborative and the Health Interprofessional Committee of Pioneer Valley. She is a former Holyoke Community College Advisory Board member and former president of the Chicopee Visiting Nurses Association Advisory Board.