Susan Forneris, PhD, RN, CNE, CHSE-A is excelsior director for the National League for Nursing (NLN) Center for Innovation in Simulation and Technology. Selected for inclusion in the 2010 inaugural group of NLN Simulation Leaders, she has been working in the field of clinical simulation since 2003. She served as a simulation expert for the NLN ACE.S Team (Advancing Care Excellence for Seniors) and a simulation author for the NLN ACE.Z Alzheimer’s simulation scenario series. She has been instrumental in the design and implementation of NLN faculty development courses focused on simulation pedagogy, foundations, debriefing, curriculum integration and evaluation. Most recently, she co-authored Critical Conversations: The NLN Guide for Teaching Thinking. Dr. Forneris’ expertise is in curriculum development with emphasis on experiential teaching and learning in combination with her research on critical thinking. Her publications focus on the development and use of reflective teaching strategies to enhance critical thinking in learners. She was a former professor of nursing at St. Catherine University, St. Paul, MN.