Molly Cluskey

Molly Cluskey

Interim Department Chair and Professor

    Westlake Hall 106B
    (309) 677-2547


Ph.D. from The Catholic University of America
M.S.N. from The Catholic University of America
B.S.N. from Bradley University


Dr. Molly Cluskey is the director of online and distance education and a professor in the Department of Nursing. She collaborates with faculty and staff to envision, develop, and launch new online programs at the university. Dr. Cluskey has an emphasis on assessment and quality in higher education. She serves as the university assurance coordinator for the Higher Learning Commission and is a peer reviewer for the commission. She is also a member of the graduate faculty, having taught nursing leadership and guiding graduate student research in the online nursing programs.

Dr. Cluskey joined the Bradley University faculty in 1998 teaching and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students. She has served as the associate chair of the Department of Nursing, associate dean of distance education for the College of Education and Health Sciences, interim dean of the college, and the interim associate provost for the university. Her prior clinical nursing experiences focused on public health and vulnerable populations and included employment with the public health departments in Virginia and Florida. She is a fellow in the Fuld Leadership for Academic Nursing Programs and was recognized by Bradley University for her service with the Francis C. Mergen Award.