Jolynn (Jo) Dowling is an Associate Educator in the School of Nursing at WSU, and has held the Janice M. Riordan Distinguished Professorship in Maternal Child Health since 2018. She is an alumni of Wichita State; earning both her BSN and MSN through WSU School of Nursing. She has been a lactation consultant for almost 20 years and has been on faculty at WSU since 2005. Her curriculum focus is in population health nursing, evidence-based practice, and maternal/child health. She teaches in the RN-BSN and graduate programs in the School of Nursing. Prior to joining the faculty at Wichita State University; her clinical work included critical care for newborns and families, critical care newborn transport with LifeWATCH, and management of complex lactation issues. This expertise has led to an involvement with establishing community connections to reduce the impact of infant mortality. Ms. Dowling serves as past-chair of the Wichita Area Breastfeeding Coalition, serves on the board of the Kansas Infant Death and SIDS (KIDS) Network, and has served on the board of the Kansas Breastfeeding Coalition.