Dr. Michelle Kotte completed her DNP at Duke University with a focus on nursing education. Dr. Kotte is also a practicing psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner. She has taught for a two-year community colleges, and for both a four year public and private college of nursing. Dr. Kotte has taught assessment, pathophysiology, and psychiatric nursing courses in online, in-person and hybrid courses. She has served on admission committees and curriculum development committees. Dr. Kotte's current research focuses on the positive effects of CBT on depressive symptoms, perceived stress, and emotional well-being.