Janet Wessel Krejci, Ph.D.
Dr. Janet Wessel Krejci is the dean and professor of the College of Nursing at Marquette University in Milwaukee, WI beginning January 2017. She previously was the Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost at Illinois State University. She also has served as the Dean of the Mennonite College of Nursing. She is a graduate of the American Council in Education Leadership Fellowship in 2007 where she spent the academic year hosted by Arizona State University. Dr. Krejci also serves as faculty for the Amy V. Cockcroft Leadership Fellowship Program for the Center for Nursing Leadership at the University of South Carolina. She was selected as a Robert Wood Johnson Nurse Executive Fellow for the 2008-2011 cohort. During 2012, Dr. Krejci participated in Leadership America, the preeminent national women’s development program. She has also served as Chair of the Governing Council of Advocate BroMenn Medical Center and served as a Governor-appointed member of the Illinois Center for Nursing. Dr. Krejci received the following Nursing degrees at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee: BSN (1976), MSN (1981) and PhD (1992). She has numerous publications and funded research grants in the areas of leadership, recruitment and retention, work climate, workforce diversity and change in both acute care and long term care. She has consulted and presented workshops, courses and keynote addresses on Systems Thinking, Leadership, Change, Conflict and Nursing Excellence to help leaders be more effective, efficient and satisfied in their roles.