Dean Karshmer to connect with students online

Edson College Dean Judith Karshmer looks at her laptop. She's wearing a red a black top and is sitting at a table with bookshelves in the background

To help ease students' concerns and answer questions as classes transition online, Dean Judith Karshmer will hold virtual town halls.


As the Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation continues the transition to all online classes for the remainder of the semester, we know students have questions about how this will continue to impact them and their programs.

This is no doubt an extremely stressful time for students and their families. And, on top of all of this, students may be wondering – “Will I be able to complete this semester?” “How will I get all my clinical hours? “What will happen to my internship, my group project, my presentation?” These are all legitimate concerns.

To help ease some of your concerns and answer your questions, Dean Judith Karshmer will be holding two virtual student town halls this week to connect with students on these issues.

Each virtual town hall will begin with the dean sharing information about both undergraduate and graduate programs and then open it up to students for questions.

There are two opportunities to join:

  • Wednesday, March 25, 10:30 - 11 a.m. Arizona Time.  

             Zoom link 

  • Thursday, March 26, 3:30 - 4 p.m. Arizona Time. 

             Zoom link 

Questions the dean is unable to get to during the town hall can be emailed to

If you have specific questions regarding Arizona State University’s response to COVID-19 please visit, The university is consistently updating this website and has a Frequently Asked Questions resource that answers many questions.

Undergraduate students, please be assured that the Student Services team is here to assist you. Our advising team is currently using Zoom, phone and email to stay connected with you. 

You can schedule a phone/Zoom appointment with an advisor using our web-based advising appointment scheduler. If you have a question or need assistance outside of an appointment, please email the Student Services team! We’re here to help. 

Graduate students, as always, can contact their program advisors by email or phone.

Additionally, we are maintaining a streamlined staff profile in both Health North and Health South. However, the buildings will be only accessible to members of the ASU community via the use of their Sun Card swipe. If you have to meet with a faculty or staff member in person, please be sure to arrange this in advance.

Rest assured that the faculty and staff in the college are incredibly committed to our students’ success and they are creatively developing options for you to be able to complete your academic requirements.