Curriculum Vitae


St. Vincent College, BA in Biology, 5/1970
UPMC Shadyside School of Nursing, Nursing Diploma, 8/1999
University of Pittsburgh, BSN in Nursing, 8/2000
University of Pittsburgh, Graduate School of Public Health, MPH in Risk Assessment, 4/2003
Waynesburg University, DNP in Nursing, 12/2009

Academic Employment

Assistant Professor of Nursing, Chatham University, 2011-present
Assistant Professor of Nursing, Waynesburg University, 2010-2011
Adjunct faculty at Waynesburg University, 2008-2010
Adjunct faculty at Community College of Allegheny County, 1988-2010
Adjunct faculty at Butler County Community College, 2004


Dr. Chad Rittle is an Adjunct Professor in the RN-BSN Program teaching a course in Epidemiology. Other courses taught at other facilities include Global Cultural Diversity and Specialty Population Nursing, Health Policy & Finance, and Clinical Prevention, Population and Environmental Health. He earned his MPH at the University of Pittsburgh and DNP at Waynesburg University.
Other areas of interest to Dr. Rittle include volunteering at the Highmark Caring Place, working with and past Board Member of the Veterans Breakfast Club of Pittsburgh, and is the current President of the Pennsylvania State Chapter of AAOHN – the American Association of Occupational Health Nurses. Dr. Rittle currently serves (since 2014) as the American Nurses Association (ANA) representative to the ACIP (Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices) that meets in Atlanta three times a year.
Prior to his nursing career, Dr. Rittle served as an Officer in the United State Navy and spent over 20 years in sales and marketing positions in the computer industry. Other notable appointments include serving as an Air Quality Specialist, Community Health Nurse and District Epidemiology Manager for the State of Pennsylvania.
Dr. Rittle is a firm believer in life-long learning for all nurses and encouraging all students to develop good communications and writing skills

Research Interests

Vaccines and immunizations, universal adult vaccination, cross-cultural nursing, community and environmental health