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2016-2017 Governors State University Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Faculty, Administration, and Professional Staff


A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P R S T U V W Y Z

Darrin Aase

Assistant Professor, Addiction Studies/Behavioral Health, CHHS
B.A., University of Minnesota, 2003
M.A., DePaul University, 2007
Ph.D., DePaul University, 2010

Joseph B. Addison

Professor Emeritus, CAS
B.S., University of New Brunswick, 1972
Ph.D., University of New Brunswick, 1976

Marcus Ahmed

Professor Emeritus, COE
B.A., St. John's University, 1970
M.Ed., Loyola University of Chicago, 1976
Ph.D., Loyola University of Chicago, 1992

Victor Akatsa

University Lecturer, Mathematics, CAS
BS, Haverford College, 1982
Ph.D., University of Kentucky, 1991

Diane Alexander

University Professor, Educational Administration, COE
B.S., Southern Illinois University, 1972
M.Ed., South Dakota State University, 1982
Ed.D., University of South Dakota, 1991

Jeffrey Alfano

University Lecturer, MIS, COB
B.S., Illinois State University, 1992
M.S., Governors State University, 2005
M.B.A., Saint Xavier University, 2009

Benjamin Almassi

Assistant Professor, Humanities and Social Science, CAS
B.A., Purdue University, 2002
B.S., Purdue University, 2002
M.A. University of Washington, 2004
Ph.D., University of Washington, 2009

Emmanuel Alozie

Professor, Media Communication, CAS
B.A., Rust College, 1986
M.S., Arkansas State University, 1987
Ph.D., University of Southern Mississippi, 1999

Stacy Amedeo

Academic Advisor, COB
B.S., Illinois State University, 2007
M.S., Illinois State University, 2010

Julie L. Anderson

External Program Manager, CHHS
A.A., Kankakee Community College, 1993
B.A., Eastern Illinois University, 1995
M.A., Lewis University, 2008

Anthony Andrews

Associate Professor, Economics, COB
B.A., Hampton Institute, Virginia, 1968
M.A., University of Pennsylvania, 1970
M.A., University of Kansas, 1971
Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania, 1991

Jane Andringa

Professor Emeritus, COE
B.A., The University of Chicago, 1962
M.A., Chicago State University, 1975
C.A.S., National College of Education, 1983
Ph.D., Loyola University of Chicago, 1995

Jennifer Armstrong

Associate Professor, Communication Disorders, CHHS
B.A., Hampton University, 1992
M.A., Hampton University, 1997
Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2006

Amanda Athon

Assistant Professor, English, CAS
B.A., Loyola University, Chicago, 2004
M.A., DePaul University, Chicago, 2007
Ph.D., Bowling Green State University, 2014

Raven (James) Badger

Associate Professor, Addiction Studies, CHHS
B.S., Binghamton University, 1995
M.Ed., Widener University, 2005
Ed.D., Widener University, 2007

Richard Baisa

University Lecturer, Chemistry, CAS
B.S., Governors State University, 1995
M.S., Governors State University, 2001
Ed.D, Northern Illinois University, 2009

Amy Bala

University Lecturer, Physical Therapy, CHHS
B.S., University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, 1999
M.S., Midwestern University, Downers Grove, 2003

Catherine Balthazar

Chair, Department of Communication Disorders, CHHS
Professor, Communication Disorders, CHHS
B.A., University of Iowa, 1987
M.A., Indiana University, 1990
Ph.D., Indiana University, 1995

Tasha Banks

Visiting Professor, Counseling, COE
B.S..,
M.S.,
Ph.D.

Amy Barsha

Executive Director, Continuing Education, XL
B.A., Binghamton University, New York, 1986
M.S.T., LeMoyne College, Syracuse, New York, 2011

Anthony Bates

Athletic Director/ Athletic Coach, SA
B.S., Trinity Christian College, 1988
M.E., North Central University, 2013

Geoffrey Bates

Director and Curator, Nathan Manilow Sculpture Park
B.F.A., University of Georgia, 1974
M.F.A., Ohio University, Athens, 1977

Alicia Battle

Assistant Professor, Addiction Studies, CHHS
B.A., Austin Peay State University, 1994
M.S., Austin Peay State University, 1996
Ph.D., Southern Illinois University, 2015

Rachel O. Berg

Professor Emeritus, COE
B.A., The University of Chicago, 1962
M.A., The University of Chicago, 1963
Ph.D., The University of Chicago, 1972

Thomas J. Bierdz

University Lecturer, Special Education, COE
B.S., St. Xavier University, 1992
M.H.S., Governors State University, 1998
M.A., Governors State University, 2007

Maya K. Blackwell

Academic Advisor, COE
B.A., Governors State University, 2000
M.Ed., National-Louis University, 2006

Wyvon Blackwell

University Lecturer, Nursing, CHHS
B.A., Chicago State University, 1997
M.S.N., Governors State University, 2009

Gregory Blevins

Professor Emeritus, CHHS
B.S., Western Michigan University, 1970
M.A., Western Michigan University, 1974
Ph.D., Western Michigan University, 1979

Paul Blobaum

Professor, Library Sciences, UL
B.A., Wartburg College, 1981
M.A., Wartburg Theological Seminary, 1987
M.S., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1990

Michael Blomarz

University Lecturer, Mathematics, CAS
B.M., DePaul University, 1982
M.A., Governors State University, 1992

Crystal Blount

University Lecturer, Psychology, COE
B.S., Tuskegee University, 1989
M.A., Garrett Theological Seminary, 2000
M.A., University of Notre Dame, 2007
Ph.D., University of Notre Dame, 2009

Jennifer Boender

University Lecturer, Psychology and Counseling, COE
B.A. Calvin College, 2005
M.A. Governors State University, 2009

Kim Boland-Prom

Associate Professor, Social Work, CHHS
B.A., University of Utah, 1984
M.A., Lewis and Clark, 1993
M.S.W., Portland State University, 1998
Ph.D., Portland State University, 2004

William Boline

Professor Emeritus, CHHS
B.S., Kentucky State University, 1964
M.S.W., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1967

Jessica R. Bonner

Associate Professor, Communication Disorders, CHHS
B.S., Xavier University, 1982
M.S., Howard University, 1984
Ph.D., University of Massachusetts at Amherst, 1992

Deborah Bordelon

Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs
Professor of Special Education
B.A., University of New Orleans, 1986
M.Ed., University of New Orleans, 1990
Ph.D., University of New Orleans, 1996

Sayoni Bose

Instructor, Humanities and Social Sciences, CAS
B.S., Calcutta University, India, 1996
M.A., Calcutta University, India, 1998
M.A., Governors State University, 2010

Arthur Bourgeois

Professor Emeritus, CAS
B.S., Wayne State University, 1971
M.A., Wayne State University, 1972
Ph.D., Indiana University, 1979

Craig Bowen

Head Coach, Men and Women's Golf, SA
B.S., Southern University and A&M College, Baton Rouge, LA, 1988

Catherine Brady

Chair, Department of Occupational Therapy, CHHS
Associate Professor, Occupational Therapy, CHHS
B.S., Mount Mary College, 1967
M.S., National-Louis University, 1993
Ed.D., National-Louis University, 2006

Eileen Brann

Assistant Professor, Communication Disorders, CHHS
B.S., Illinois State University, 1975
M.S, Illinois State University, 1976
M.S, University of Illinois at Chicago, 2011
Ph.D. University of Illinois at Chicago, 2013

Pamela Brown

University Lecturer, Social Work, CHHS
B.A., Michigan State University, 1991
M.Ed., Howard University, 1996
M.S.W., University of Illinois, Chicago, 2002

Yevette Brown

Associate Professor, Media Studies, CAS
B.A., University of Illinois at Chicago, 1975
M.A., Northwestern University, 1976

Mary Bruce

Professor, Public Administration, CAS
B.A., Southern University, 1984
M.P.A., Oakland University, 1992
Ph.D., Wayne State University, 2003

Nancy H. Burley

Director of Community Outreach, Program Development & Academic Support, CHHS
B.S., Clayton State University, 1999
M.A., Governors State University, 2006
A.B.D., Northeastern University, 2015

LaToshia Burrell

Associate Athletic Director, Interim Head Women's Basketball Coach, SA
B.A., Wartburg College, 2007
M.A., University of Northern Iowa, 2009
Certification of Massage Therapy, Moraine Valley CC, 2013

Linda S. Buyer

Professor, Psychology, COE
B.A., University of Illinois at Chicago, 1979
M.A., University of Illinois at Chicago, 1985
Ph.D., University of Illinois at Chicago, 1989

Elizabeth Cada

Dean, College of Health and Human Services
Professor, Occupational Therapy
B.S., Colorado State University, 1974
M.S., George Williams College, 1980
Ed.D., Northern Illinois University, 2005

Leanne Cambric

Assistant Professor, Art and Ceramics, CAS
B.F.A., University of Minnesota - Twin Cities, 1997
M.F.A., Louisiana State University, 2002

Darcie Campos

Director, Career Services, SA
B.A., Eastern Illinois University, 1998
M.S., Eastern Illinois University, 2003

Linda Campos-Moreira

Assistant Professor, Social Work, CHHS
B.A.,
M.S.,
Ph.D.

Jon D. Carlson

Professor Emeritus, COE
Southern Illinois University, 1967
M.S., Southern Illinois University, 1968
Ed.D., Wayne State University, 1971
Psy.D., Alfred Adler Institute, 1990

Cynthia Carr

Associate Professor, Occupational Therapy, CHHS
B.S., Mount Mary College, 1976
M.S., University of Illinois Chicago, 1988
DrOT, Governors State University, 2012

Mary E. Carrington

Professor, Biology, CAS
B.S., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 1985
M.S., Auburn University, 1987
Ph.D., University of Florida, 1996

Russell Carter

Professor Emeritus, CHHS
B.S., University of Wisconsin, 1969
M.P.H., University of North Carolina, 1974
Ed.D., Northern Illinois University, 1989

Edwin Cehelnik

Professor Emeritus, CAS
B.S., Villanova University, 1968
Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University, 1971

Sasha Cervantes

Assistant Professor Psychology, COE
B.A., University of California,
M.A., New York University,
M.A., University of Chicago, 2010
Ph.D., University of Chicago, 2013

Chun-Wei Chang

Assistant Professor, Marketing, COB
B.A., National Cheng-Chi University, 2000
M.B.A., National Taiwan University, 2002
M.S., University of Michigan Ann Arbor, 2005
Ph.D., University of Washington, 2012

Lisa Chang

Professor, Mathematics Education, COE
B.S., Taiwan Normal University, 1967
M.Ed., State University of New York, Buffalo, 1971
Ph.D., Cornell University at Ithaca, 1979

Javier Chavira

Professor, Art, CAS
B.A., Governors State University, 1997
M.A., Governors State University, 1999
M.F.A., Northern Illinois University, 2002

Nelson Chen

University Lecturer, Computer Science, CAS

Xiaoyong Chen

Professor, Biology, CAS
B.Sc., Central-South Forestry University, China, 1982
M.Sc., Central-South Forestry University, China, 1985
Ph.D., Northern Territory University, Australia, 2002

Terri Christiansen

Assistant Professor, Psychology, COE
B.A., Governors State University, 1989
M.A., Governors State University, 2011
Ph.D., University of Iowa, 1996

Dalsang Chung

Associate Professor, Management Information Systems, COB
B.A., Chung-Ang University, 1982
M.B.A., Minnesota State University, 1986
D.B.A., Mississippi State University, 1998

Alli Cipra

Assistant Professor, Psychology, COE
B.A., Purdue University, 2006
M.S., Indiana University, 2008
Ph.D., Indiana University, 2016

Robert Clay

Director of Intercultural Student Affairs, SA
B.A., Olivet College, Michigan, 2000
M.S., Western Illinois University, Macomb, 2003

Vickii Coffey

Instructor, Social Work, CHHS
B.A., University of Illinois at Chicago, 1981
M.S.A., University of Chicago, 1997

Joyce Coleman

Associate Vice President for Human Resources and Diversity
B.S., Rutgers University, New Jersey, 1973
M.S., Miami University, Oxford, OH, 1975

Shirley K. Comer

Senior University Lecturer, CHHS
B.S.N., Purdue University Calumet, 1984
J.D. Valparaiso University of Law, 1988
M.S.N. Purdue University Calumet, 2000
D.N.P., Governors State University, 2010

DeLawnia Comer-Hagans

Assistant Professor, Health Administration, CHHS
B.A., Texas Tech University, 1992
M.B.A., University of Texas at San Antonio, 1998
M.S. University of North Texas, 2003
M.S. University of Texas at Dallas, 2007
Ph.D., University of Texas at Dallas 2012

James Cook

Assistant Mens Basketball Coach, SA

Daniel Cortese

Associate Professor, Social Sciences, CAS
B.A., Sociology, SUNY Stony Brook, 1997
M.A., Sociology, University of Texas at Austin, 1999
Ph.D., Sociology, University of Texas at Austin, 2004

Matthew Covic

University Lecturer, Psychology, COE
A.A., Moraine Valley Community College, 2005
B.A., Governors State University, 2007
M.A., Governors State University, 2009

William Craig

University Lecturer, Philosophy, CAS
B.A., Bowling State University, 1966
M.A., Northern University, 1970
Ph.D., Canbourne University, 2004

Lori Crowder

University Lecturer, Social Work, CHHS
B.S.W., University of Texas, Arlington, 1995
M.S.W., Columbia University, New York, 1997
ABD - Ph.D., University of Illinois, Chicago, 2015

Donald Culverson

Associate Professor, Political and Justice Studies, CAS
B.A., California State Polytechnic University, 1975
Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara, 1987

Judy Cunningham

University Lecturer, Elementary and Middle School Education, COE
B.A., Northeastern Illinois University, 1984
M.A., St. Xavier University, 2000

David Curtis

Professor Emeritus, COB
B.A., University of California, 1963
M.A., University of Denver, 1965
Ph.D., Portland State University, 1972

Ellen Foster Curtis

Dean, College of Business
Professor of Management
A.B., Indiana University, 1975
M.B.A., Kelley School of Business, Indiana University, 1977
D.B.A., Kelley School of Business, Indiana University, 1979

Yakeea Daniels

Assistant Vice-President for Enrollment Services and Admissions, SA
B.A., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2004
M.A., Governors State University, 2011

Karen D'Arcy

Professor Emeritus, CAS
B.A., University of Northern Colorado, 1979
Ph.D., Portland State University, 1984

Jagdish Davé

Professor Emeritus, COE
B.A., Bombay University, India, 1946
B.Ed., Gujarat University, India, 1954
M.Ed., Gujarat University, India, 1956
M.A., The University of Chicago, 1960
Ph.D., The University of Chicago, 1964
Psy.D., Illinois School of Professional Psychology, 1992

William Davis

Vice President for Development & CEO GSU Foundation
B.A. Mount Union College, 1992
M.S. DePaul University, 2007

Joseph Day

Program Coordinator, Community Health, CHHS
Assistant Professor
B.A., Chicago State University, 1986
M.A., Governors State University, 2002
Ph.D., University of Illinois at Chicago, 2011

Rhonda DeLong

Visiting Professor, Criminal Justice, CAS
B.S.,
M.S.,
Ph.D.,

Shannon Dermer

Chair, Division of Psychology and Counseling, COE
Professor, Counseling, COE
B.S., Illinois State University, 1992
M.S., Illinois State University, 1998
Ph.D., Kansas State University, 1998

David Diers

Professor, Physical Therapy, CHHS
B.S., Marquette University, 1989
M.H.S., University of Indianapolis, 1996
Ed.D., Loyola University, Chicago, 2004

Shea Dunham

Associate Professor, Counseling, COE
A.A.A., Central Piedmont Community College, 1999
B.S., Delaware State University, 2001
M.S.W., Washington University in St. Louis, 2003
MS.Ed., University of Akron, 2007
Ph.D., University of Akron 2008

Dartina Dunlap

Career Counselor, Office of Career Services, SA
B.A., Governors State University, 2008
M.A., Governors State University, 2012

Keisha Dyson

Director of Marketing and Communications

Christienne Dyslin

Associate Professor, Psychology, COE
B.A., Northern Illinois University, 1983
M.A., Northern Illinois University, 1993
Ph.D., Northern Illinois University, 1997

John Edwards

University Lecturer, Geography, CAS
B.A., Chicago State University, 1984
M.A., Chicago State University, 1990

Gebeyehu Ejigu

Senior Advisor to the President and Visiting Professor
B.B.A., Haile Selassie I University, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 1970
M.B.A., Syracuse University, 1971
Ph.D., University Of Wisconsin, Madison, 1980

Melinda Elliott

Assessment Software Specialist, CAS & COE
B.A., Middle Tennessee State University, 1984
M.S., Governors State University, 2009

Cyrus Ellis

Associate Professor, Counseling, COE
B.A., Rider College, 1992
M.A., Rider University, 1995
Ph.D., University of Virginia, 2000

Natalia Ermasova

Assistant Professor, Public Administration, CAS
M.S., Saratov State University, Saratov, Russia, 1992
Ph.D., Saratov State Technical University, Saratov, Russia, 2005
Ph.D., Indiana University, 2012

Elizabeth Essex

Associate Professor, Social Work, CHHS
B.A., Bryn Mawr College, 1970
M.S., Bryn Mawr College, 1973
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, Madison, 1998

Sondra G. Estep

Associate Professor, Educational Administration, COE
B.S., Indiana University, 1968
M.S., Indiana University, 1973
Ph.D., Purdue University, 1997

Carolyn Estes-Rodgers

University Lecturer, Community Health, CHHS
B.S., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2002
M.H.S., Governors State University, 2005
M.P.H., Walden University, 2008
Ph.D., Walden University 2012

Andrea Evans

Dean, College of Education
B.S., University of Illinois at Chicago, 1989
M.Ed., DePaul University, 1994
Ph.D., University of Illinois at Chicago, 2004

Rupert Evans

Chair, Department of Health Administration, CHHS
Associate Professor, Health Administration, CHHS
B.A., California University, 1981
M.P.A., Golden State University, 1985
D.H.A., Central Michigan University, 2006

Stuart I. Fagan

President Emeritus
B.A., Boston University, 1963
M.A., University of California, Berkeley, 1964
Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, 1974

Lydia Falconnier

Associate Professor, Social Work, CHHS
B.A., Social Science - Wheaton College, 1984
M.S.W., University of Illinois at Chicago, 1988
Ph.D., University of Chicago, 2003

Terrance Felker

Academic Advisor, COE
A.A.S., Robert Morris College, 1995
B.A., Governors State University, 2004
M.A., Governors State University, 2008

Carlos Ferran

Associate Professor, Accounting & Management Information Systems, COB
B.S., Universidad Metropolitana, Caracas, Venezuela, 1990
M.F., Universidad Central de Venezuela, Caracas, Venezuela, 1991
D.B.A., Boston University, 2000

Daniel Ferry

Coordinator, Tutoring and Academic Assistance, SA
B.S., Northern Illinois University, 2000
M.A., Ball State University, 2006

Karen Fields

University Lecturer, Nursing, CHHS

Mary Ann Fischer

University Lecturer, Bilingual/Bicultural Education, COE
B.A., Elmhurst College, 1972
M.A., Northeastern Illinois University, 1995
M.A., Governors State University, 2003

Dorothea Fitzgerald

Director, Cohort, COE
B.A., Clark College, 1968
M.A., DePaul University, 1973
Ed.D., Loyola University, 1985

Richard Fox

University Lecturer, Physics and Astronomy, CAS
B.S., Loyola University, Chicago, 1988
M.S., DePaul University, Chicago, 1993

Susan Gaffney

Associate Professor, Public Administration, CAS
B.A., Northern Illinois University, 1988
M.P.A., Governors State University, 1992
Ph.D., University of Illinois at Chicago, 1997

Dianna Galante

Professor, Mathematics and Secondary Education, CAS
B.S., University of Illinois at Chicago, 1976
M.Ed., National-Louis University, 1992
M.S., University of Illinois, Chicago, 1998
Ph.D., Illinois State University, 2002

Sandra E. Gandy

Associate Professor, Reading, COE
B.A., Evangel University, 1965
M. El. Ed., University of Hawaii, 1968
M.A., Lewis University, 1997
Ph.D., University of Illinois at Chicago, 2007

Xinghua Gao

Assistant Professor, Finance, COB
B.A., Fudan University, 1985
M.B.A., Wayne State University, 2004
M.S.A., Wayne State University, 2007
Ph.D., Wayne State University, 2012

Donna Gellatly

Professor Emeritus, CHHS
B.S., DePaul University, 1969
M.B.A., DePaul University, 1972

Linda Geller

Associate Professor, Library Science, UL
B.A., Northern Illinois University, 1986
M.A., Northern Illinois University, 1990
M.S.Ed., Northern Illinois University, 2002

Ann Glascoff

Professor Emeritus, UL
B.A., University of Wisconsin, 1965
M.A.L.S., University of Wisconsin, 1966

Levi Glass

University Lecturer, Social Work, CHHS
M.S.W., University of Illinois at Chicago, 1978

Lorri Glass

Associate Professor, Social Work, CHHS
B.A., Valparaiso University, 1978
M.S.W., University of Illinois at Chicago, 1980
Ph.D., University of Illinois at Chicago, 2007

Alexandra Glumac

University Lecturer, Communication, CAS
B.S., Illinois State University, 1985
M.S., Illinois State University, 1998

Diane Gohde

Academic Advisor, Biology, CAS
B.S., Governors State University, 2001
M.S., Governors State University, 2006
Ph.D., City University of New York, 2008

James E. Golding

Lecturer, Addiction Studies, CHHS
B.A., Arizona State University, 2002
B.S., Arizona State University, 2002
M.H.S., Governors State University, 2004

David Golland

Associate Professor, History, CAS
B.A., City University of New York, 2000
M.A., University of Virginia, 2002
Ph.D., City University of New York, 2008

Jayne (Henson) Goode

Assistant Professor, Communications, CAS
B.A., Ball State University, 2002
M.A., Ball State University, 2004
Ph.D., University of Missouri - Columbia, 2010

Michael Gordon

University Lecturer, Instructional Technology, COE
B.A., University of Southern California, 1967
M.Ed., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1993

Barbara Gormley

Associate Professor, Psychology, COE
B.A., University of Michigan, 1984
M.A., Central Michigan University, 1996
Ph.D., Michigan State University, 2002

David Green

Chair, Division of Accounting, Finance, MIS, and Economics
Associate Professor, Management Information Systems, COB
B.B.A., Morehead State University, 2001
M.B.A., Morehead State University, 2002
Ph.D., Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, 2005

Bonnie Gregg

Academic Advisor, Psychology and Counseling, COE
A.A.S., Kankakee Community College, 1990
B.A., Governors State University, 1999
M.A., Governors State University, 2004

Erin Grey-Avis

Assistant Professor, Biology, CAS
B.A., University of Delaware, 2003
M.S., University of Chicago, 2006
Ph.D., The University of Chicago, 2009

Jennifer Groebner

Senior University Lecturer, Health Administration, CHHS
B.S.N., Millikin University, IL 1990
M.H.A., Governors State University, 1999
Ed.D., Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, 2012

Harriet Gross

Professor Emeritus, CAS
B.A., Northwestern University, 1958
M.A., Northwestern University, 1960
Ph.D., The University of Chicago, 1974

Giesela Grumback

Assistant Professor, Social Work, CHHS
B.A., Trinity Christian College, 1984
M.S.W., Loyola University, Chicago, 1986

Timothy Gsell

Professor, Biology, CAS
B.S., University of Dayton, 1988
Ph.D., University of Dayton, 1994

Pamela Guimond

Associate Professor, Biology and Secondary Education, CAS
B.S., Governors State University, 1987
M.S., Governors State University, 1993
Ed.D., Northern Illinois University, 2004

Katherine Haan

Coordinator, International Services, EMM
B.A., Purdue University, 2009

Cheryl Hague

University Lecturer, English and Secondary Education, CAS
B.A., Governors State University, 1995
M.A., Governors State University, 1999

Reino W. Hakala

Professor Emeritus, CAS
A.B. Columbia University, 1946
M.A., Columbia University, 1947
Ph.D., Syracuse University, 1965

Elizabeth Hansen-Shaw

Professor Emeritus, UL
B.A., Western Illinois University, 1971
M.A., University of South Florida, 1979
M.P.A., Governors State University, 1991

Michael Hart

University Lecturer, Art, CAS
B.F.A., Illinois State University, 2001
M.F.A., Alfred University, 2004

Noreen Heidelberg

Admissions Counselor, GSU
B.A., Governors State University, 2003
M.A., Governors State University, 2005

Lisa (Hendrickson) Helm

Coordinator of Academic Advising and Student Support Services, CAS
B.S., Northern Illinois University, 1989
M.S., Kansas State University, 2012

Luke Helm

Coordinator of Assessment, Internships and Outreach, CAS
B.A., Governors State University, 1998
M.P.A., Governors State University, 2005

Katherine Helm-Lewis

Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Clinical Training Supervisor, SA
M.A., Southern Illinois University, 1998
Ph.D., Southern Illinois University, 2001

Walter Henne, Jr.

Associate Professor, Chemistry, CAS
B.S., Governors State University, 1996
M.S., Governors State University, 1999
Ph.D., Purdue University, 2007

Shavron Henry

Academic Advisor, CHHS
B.A., Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, 2003

Raquel Herrera-Byrne

University Lecturer, Bilingual/Bicultural Education, COE
B.A., Loyola University, 1997
M.A., Governors State University, 2002

Kathleen Hickey

Assessment Coordinator, COE
B.A. St. Xavier University, 1971
M.A. St. Xavier University, 1990
Ph.D., Illinois State University, 2010

Katy Hisrich

Assistant Professor, Early Childhood Education, COE
B.S., Vanderbilt University, 2001
M.E., The University of North Carolina at Charlotte, 2006
Ph.D., Arizona State University, 2010

LaTonya Holmes

Freshman Advising Coordinator, SA
B.A., Governors State University, 1999
M.A., Governors State University, 2006

Glenna Howell

Associate Professor, Reading and Language Arts, COE
B.A., University of Missouri, Kansas City, 1970
M.A., University of Missouri, Kansas City, 1973
Ph.D., University of Missouri, Kansas City, 1978

Chris Huang

Registrar
B.A., Calvin College, 1998
M.A., Purdue University at Calumet, 2005

Jane Rhoades Hudak

Professor, Art and Arts Education, CAS
B.F.A., Capital University, 1976
Ph.D., The Ohio State University, 1987

Sharon Hudson

University Lecturer, Communications, CAS
B.A., Governors State University, 1993
M.A., Governors State University, 1995
Ed.D., Northern Illinois University, 2002

Lidia Huerta

Senior University Lecturer, Communication Disorders, CHHS
B.S.W., Loyola University of Chicago, 1990
B.H.S., Governors State University, 1997
M.H.S., Governors State University, 2000

Jestina Hughes-Burke

Academic Advisor, CAS
B.A., Governors State University, 1997
M.A., Governors State University, 1998

Cynthia Hutson

Academic Advisor, COE
B.A., Southern Illinois University, 1982

Steve Hyzny

University Lecturer, Computer Science, CAS
B.S., Saint Mary's University, 1983
M.S., Capella University, 2006

Olumide Ijose

Associate Professor, International Business and Strategic Management, COB
B.S., University of Ibadan, Nigeria, 1982
M.A., Fisher School of Business, The Ohio State University, 1987
Ph.D., The Ohio State University, 1989

Akkanad M. Isaac

Professor Emeritus, COB
B.S., Kerala University, 1954
M.S., Lehigh University, 1967
Ph.D., Lehigh University, 1969

Caron Jacobson

University Lecturer, Criminal Justice, CAS
B.S., Wayne State University, 1991
M.P.A., Wayne State University, 1994

Deborah James

Assistant Professor, Media Communication, CAS
B.A. University of Guelph, 1999
M.A., New School for Social Research, 2003
Ph.D. Wayne State University, 2011

Dianne Jamison

Lecturer, Nursing, CHHS
B.S.N., University of Illinois, 1977
M.S.N., University of Illinois, 1982
Ph.D., Northwestern University, 1995

Gretchen Jankowski

University Lecturer, Art, CAS
B.F.A., Columbia College Chicago, 2006
M.F.A., California State University, 2010

Kim Jaroszewski

University Lecturer, Psychology, COE
B.S., Loyola University Chicago, 1992
M.A., University of Illinois at Chicago, 1997

Susan Ji

Associate Professor, Finance, COB
B.A., Tianjin University, 1995
M.S., Tianjin University, 1997
Ph.D., Florida State University, 1998
Ph.D., Arizona State University, 2003

Rosemary Johnsen

Professor, English, CAS
B.A., Michigan State University, 1987
M.A., Michigan State University, 1990
Ph.D., Michigan State University, 1997

Carla M. Johnson

Academic Advisor, COE
A.A.S., Prairie State College, 1998
B.A., Governors State University, 2001
M.A., Governors State University, 2009

Elizabeth Johnson

Associate Professor, History, CAS
B.S., Jackson State University, 1988
B.A., Metropolitan State University, 1994
M.S., Minnesota State University-Mankato, 1999
Ph.D., Bowling Green State University, 2004

Vincent R. Jones

Associate Professor, Criminal Justice, CAS
B.A., Illinois State University, 1979
J.D., John Marshall Law School, 1988

Elizabeth Joseph

Director, Auxiliary Services and Housing
A.A., Frederick Community College, Frederick, MD, 1974
B.A., Tusculum College, Greeneville, TN, 1976
M.S., Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, 1978

Jeffrey Kaiser

Professor Emeritus, COE
A.A.S., State University of New York, Buffalo, 1964
B.S., State University of New York, Buffalo, 1966
Ed.M., State University of New York, Buffalo, 1969
S.E.A., State University of New York, Buffalo, 1972
Ph.D., State University of New York, Buffalo, 1973

Patti Kalvelage

Senior University Lecturer, Occupational Therapy, CHHS
B.S. Benedictine University, 1985
M.S. Rush University, 1987

Marsha Katz

Professor Emeritus, COB
B.A., State University of New York at Stony Brook, 1969
M.A., Michigan State University, 1971
Ph.D., Michigan State University, 1978

Robert Kaufmann

University Lecturer, Mathematics, CAS
B.A., Concordia Teachers College, 1971
M.S., Southern Illinois University, 1975
M.A., Governors State University, 2003

Alice Keane

Assistant Professor, Accounting, COB
B.A.,
M.S.,
Ph.D.

William Kelley

University Lecturer, Social Science, CAS
B.A., Rice University, 1976
M.A, University of Chicago, 1982
Ph.D., University of Chicago, 1996

Maureen Kelly

Director, Governmental and Community Relations,
President's Office
B.A., Northern Illinois University, 1981

Alexis Kennedy

General Counsel
B.A., University of Illinois, 1968
J.D., The University of Chicago, 1976

Stephen Kent

University Lecturer, Chemistry, CAS
B.A. Arts, Governors State University, 1982
M.S., Governors State University, 1987
M.B.A., Governors State University, 1993

Tricia Kerns

University Lecturer, Management, COB
B.A., Governors State University, 2003
M.B.A., Governors State University, 2006
Ed.D., Olivet Nazarene University, 2011

Paul R. Keys

Professor Emeritus, CHHS
B.S., St. Louis University, 1961
M.S.W., St. Louis University, 1971
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee,1983

Kyrie-Eleison Kirkland

Academic Advisor, Dual Degree Program, Admissions
M.E., Grand Valley State University, 2012

Diane Kjos

Professor Emeritus, COE
B.S., Syracuse University, 1973
M.A., Governors State University, 1974
Ph.D., Loyola University, 2000

Phyllis Klingensmith

Professor Emeritus, Physiology, CAS
B.S., Pennsylvania State University, 1979
M.S., Ohio State University, 1981
Ph.D., Purdue University, 1984

Jeannine Klomes

Associate Professor, Early Childhood Education, COE
B.S., Northern Illinois University, 1981
M.S.E., Northern Illinois University, 1982
M.A., Governors State University, 1986
Ed.D., Northern Illinois University, 1995

Patricia Knowles

University Lecturer, Nursing, CHHS
B.A., Aurora University, IL, 1991
M.S., North Park University, 1998
Post-MA Certificate in Nurse Practitioner, North Park University, 1991
Post-MA Certificate in Family Nurse Practitioner, North Park University, 2010

Ana Kong

Professor Emeritus, CAS
B.S., Far Eastern University, Manila, 1962
M.S., University of Illinois, 1969
Ph.D., University of Illinois, 1973

Nicole Koonce

Assistant Professor, Communication Disorders, CHHS
B.S., University of Central Oklahoma, 1998
M.A., Oklahoma State University, 2000
Ph.D., University of Illinois at Chicago, 2012

Frances Kostarelos

Professor, Liberal Studies and Anthropology, CAS
B.A., The University of Chicago, 1980
M.A., The University of Chicago, 1981
Ph.D., The University of Chicago, 1989

Arness Krause

University Lecturer, Communication, CAS
B.A., Governors State University, 2002
M.A., Governors State University, 2004

Marco Krcatovich

Director, Institutional Research and Effectiveness
B.S., University of Michigan, 2005
M.S.E., University of Pennsylvania, 2007

Kevin Kredens

Head Cross Country Coach, SA
B.A., University of Northern Colorado, 1990
M.S., University of Northern Colorado, 1991

William Kresse

Assistant Professor, Accounting, COB
B.B.A., University of Notre Dame, 1980
J.D., University of Illinois, 1985
M.S., University of Illinois, 1996

Ranmohotti Kulugammana

Assistant Professor, Chemistry, CAS
B.S., University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, 2001
Ph.D., Clemson University, 2008

Shailendra Kumar

Professor, Organic Chemistry, CAS
B.S., University of Delhi, 1971
M.S., University of Delhi, 1973
Ph.D., University of Missouri, 1981

Rebecca Kvasnicka

Lecturer, Occupational Therapy, CHHS
B.S.,
M.S.,
Ph.D.,

Anthony Labriola

Professor Emeritus,  CAS
B.A., University of Illinois, 1972
M.F.A., Ohio University, 1978

Ned Laff

Director, Center for the Junior Year

Nikki LaGrone

Specialist, Online Instruction, COTL

Eileen Lally

Academic Advisor, COE
B.S., Chicago State College, 1970
M.A., Columbia College, 1994

Mary Lanigan

Associate Professor, Communications and Training, CAS
B.A., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1986
M.S., Illinois State University, 1988
M.S., Indiana University, 1994
M.S., Indiana University, 1995
Ph.D., Indiana University, 1997

Angela Latham

Professor, Communication Studies, CAS
B.A., Olivet Nazarene University, 1983
M.S., University of North Texas, 1986
Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1997

Annie Lawrence-Brown

Professor Emeritus, CHHS
Certificate Public Health Nursing, Loyola University Chicago, 1952
B.S.N.Ed., DePaul University, 1953
M.S.N.Ed., DePaul University, 1957
Ed.D., Illinois State University, 1987

Sang Hoon Lee

Associate Professor, Media Communications, CAS
B.A., Sogang University, Seoul, Korea, 1997
M.F.A., School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 2002

Robert E. Leftwich

Professor Emeritus, CHHS
B.S.N., Baylor University, 1963
M.S., Northern Illinois University, 1970
Ph.D., Clayton University, 1977

Paula Levickas

Academic Advisor, CAS
B.A., St. Xavier University, 1994
M.A., Governors State University, 2004

Larry Levinson

Professor Emeritus, CAS
B.A., Washington University, St. Louis, 1974
M.A., University of Wisconsin, Madison, 1975
Ph.D., The University of Chicago, 1987

Martha Mathews Libster

Professor, Nursing, CHHS
B.S, New York University, 1981
B.S.N, Mount St. Mary's, 1987
M.S.N, University of Colorado, 1999
Ph.D., Oxford Brookes University, 2004

Yalu Lin

University Lecturer, Computer Science, CAS

Jagan Lingamneni

Professor Emeritus, CAS
B.Sc., A.P. Agricultural College, 1962
M.Sc., A.P. Agricultural University, 1965
Ph.D., Michigan State University, 1972
M.S.C.J., University of Alabama in Birmingham, 1979

Sonya Lorelle

Assistant Professor, Counseling, COE
BS, Missouri State University, 1999
MS, Missouri State University, 2002
Ph.D., Old Dominion University, 2010

Ning Lu

Professor, Health Administration, CHHS
B.S.N. Medical College of Beijing Military Academy, China 1986
M.P.H., University of Pittsburgh, 1994
Ph.D., University of South Carolina, 1998

Jay Lubinsky

Professor Emeritus, CHHS
B.A., Brooklyn College, 1967
M.S., Brooklyn College, 1972
Ph.D., Case Western Reserve University, 1977

Tonishea Mack

Assistant Women's Basketball Coach, SA

Nancy J. MacMullen

Chair, Department of Nursing, CHHS
Associate Professor, Nursing, CHHS
B.S.N., Loyola University of Chicago, 1965
M.S.N., Loyola University of Chicago, 1979
Ph.D., Loyola University of Chicago, 1991

Elaine P. Maimon

President
B.A., University of Pennsylvania, 1966
M.A., University of Pennsylvania, 1967
Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania, 1970

Shannon Maldonado

Program Coordinator, Interdisciplinary Studies, CAS

Barbara A. Mandel

University Lecturer, COTL, COE
B.S., Concordia University, 1968
M.A., Valparaiso University, 1968

Richard Manprisio

University Lecturer, Computer Science, CAS
B.S., DeVry University, 2006
M.S., Keller Grad Schl. of Mgmt., DeVry University, 2008

Andrae Marak

Interim Dean, CAS
Associate Professor, History and Political Science, CAS
B.A., Marquette University, 1993
M.A., Syracuse University, 1995
Ph.D., University of New Mexico, 2000

Khalil Marrar

Associate Professor, Political Science, CAS
B.S. Illinois State University, 1999
M.S. Illinois State University, 2001
Ph.D., Loyola University, 2007

David Matteson

Professor Emeritus, COE
B.A., Alfred University, 1960
B.D., Colgate Rochester Divinity School, 1964
Ph.D., Boston University, 1968

Larry Maucieri

Associate Professor, Counseling, COE
B.A., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1991
M.A., New York University, 1998
Ph.D., Fordham University, 2003

Sandra A. Mayfield

Professor Emeritus, CHHS
B.S., Colorado State University, 1971
M.A., Case Western Reserve University, 1972
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, Madison, 1980

Megan McCaffrey

Assistant Professor, Reading, COE
B.S., Kutztown University, Kutztown, PA, 1990
M.S., Central Connecticut State University, 2000
M.S., University of Illinois at Urbana, Champaign, 2010
Ph.D., The University of Arizona, 2014

Linda L. McCann

Academic Advisor - Senior Status, CHHS
A.A., Moraine Valley Community College, 1995
B.A., Governors State University, 1997
M.A., Governors State University, 1999
M.A., Governors State University, 2002
M.P.A., Governors State University, 2006

Kelly McCarthy

Assistant Vice President, Student Support Services, SA
B.A., University of Illinois at Chicago, 1980
M.A., DePaul University, 1990

Brian J. McKenna

Associate Professor, Accounting, COB
B.S., Northern Illinois University, 1974
J.D., John Marshall Law School, 1977
L.L.M., DePaul University, 1983
M.B.A., University of Chicago, 1988

Michele McMaster

University Lecturer, Communication, CAS
B.A., Knox College, 1971
M.A., Governors State University, 1975
M.A., Governors State University, 1989
Ph.D., The Union Institute & University, 1999

Paula McMullen

Academic Advisor - Senior Status, COE
B.A., Saint Xavier University, Chicago, 1994
M.A., Governors State University, 2004

Cheryl Mejta

Chair, Department of Addiction Studies and Behavioral Health, CHHS
Professor, Addictions Studies & Behavioral Health, CHHS
B.S., Bradley University, 1973
M.A., Bradley University, 1974
Ph.D., Illinois Institute of Technology, 1981

Evelina Mengova

Associate Professor, Economics, COB
M.A., Sofia University, 1997
M.A., Central European University, 1999
Ph.D., Georgetown University, 2005

Rebecca Michel

Assistant Professor, School Counseling, COE
B.S., Bradley University, 2005
B.S., Bradley University, 2006
M.A. Bradley University, 2007
Ph.D., Old Dominion University, 2012

Dwayne Mitchell

University Lecturer, Health Administration, CHHS
B.S., Illinois State University, 1982
M.H.A., Governors State University, 1984

Praggyan 'Pam' Mohanty

Assistant Professor, Marketing, COB
B.A., Ravenshaw College, Utkal University, India, 1997
M.B.A., Institute for Technology & Management,
Mumbai, India, 1999
Ph.D., University of Missouri, 2011

Sonya Monroe

Professor Emeritus, CHHS
B.A., University of Illinois, 1959
M.S.W., University of Illinois, 1961
Ed.D., Western Michigan University, 1981

Lori Montalbano

Chair, Division of Communication, Visual and Performing Arts
Interim Chair, Division of Humanities and Social Science
Associate Professor, Communication Studies, CAS
B.A. Indiana University Northwest, 1986
M.A. Purdue University Calumet, 1990
Ph.D. Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, 1995

Jennifer Morehead Farmer

Director, Office of Sponsored Programs and Research
B.S., Indiana University, 2000
M.A., University of Phoenix, 2003
M.B.A., University of Notre Dame, 2009

Joyce C. Morishita

Professor Emeritus, CAS
B.A., Northwestern University, 1965
M.A., Northwestern University, 1966
Ph.D., Northwestern University, 1979

Kerri Morris

Associate Professor, English, CAS
B.A., Wayland University, 1983
MA, Texas Christian University, 1987
PhD, Texas Christian University, 1989

Carol Morrison

Director, Family Development Center, COE
B.S., Purdue University, 1993
M.S., Pacific Oaks College, 2001

Lydia Morrow Ruetten

Dean, University Library
Professor, Library Science, UL
B.S., University of Wisconsin, Parkside, 1985
M.L.I.S., University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, 1988
M.B.A., Governors State University, 1993

Melvyn M. Muchnik

Professor Emeritus, CAS
B.S., University of Maryland, 1960
M.A., University of Maryland, 1966
Ph.D., University of Denver, 1973

Rashidah J. Muhammad

Professor, English and Secondary Education, CAS
B.A., Michigan State University, 1989
M.A., Michigan State University, 1991
Ph.D., Michigan State University, 1995

James A. Munz

University Lecturer, Health Administration, CHHS
B.S., Governors State University, 1979
M.H.A., Governors State University, 1996

Somi Nagaraj

Visiting Professor, Nursing, CHHS
B.S.N..,
M.S.N.,
Ph.D.

Daniel Nearing

Professor, Media Communications, CAS
B.A., University of Calgary, 1984
M.A., University of Toronto, 1989
M.F.A., University of Toronto, 1992

Michel Nguessan

Associate Professor, Library Science, UL
B.A., Université Nationale de Côte-d'Ivoire, 1989
M.A., Université Nationale de Côte-d'Ivoire, 1990
Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign, 1995
M.Eng., Université du Québec, Montreal, 2000
M.S.I., University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 2004
Ph.D., Computer Science, University de Sherbrooke, QC Canada, 2012

Ravi Nigam

Associate Professor, Communication Disorders, CHHS
B.S., University of Mysore, India, 1983
M.S., University of Mysore, India, 1988
Ph.D., Purdue University, 1999

Charles Nolley

Director, Digital Learning and Media Design, CAS
B.A., University of Montana, 1975
M.A., University of Montana, 1980

David A. O'Donnell

Senior University Lecturer, Addiction Studies, CHHS
A.A., College of Marin, 1976
B.A., Governors State University, 1984
M.H.S., Governors State University, 1990

Roberta O'Shea

Professor, Physical Therapy, CHHS
B.S., St. Louis University, 1986
M.S., DePaul University, 1990
Ph.D., University of Illinois at Chicago, 1996
DPT, Governors State University, 2014

Ashley Ottmann

Head Coach, Volleyball, SA

Geraldine Outlaw

Chair, Department of Social Work, CHHS
Professor, Social Work, CHHS
B.A., University of Illinois at Chicago, 1970
M.S.W., University of Illinois at Chicago, 1982
Ed.D., Northern Illinois University, 2001

Peter Palanca

Senior University Lecturer, Addiction Studies, CHHS
B.A., St. Mary's University, 1973
M.A., St. Mary's University, 1977

Milan Panic

University Lecturer, English, CAS
B.A., University of Zagreb, 1978
B.A., University of Zagreb, 1979
B.A., University of Zagreb, 1979
M.A., Northeastern Illinois University, 1983

Beth Parin

Associate Professor, Digital Imaging and Photography, CAS
B.F.A., St. Mary's College, 2000
M.F.A., Cranbrook Academy of Art, 2002

Soon-Ok Park

Professor, Computer Science, CAS
B.S., Sogang University, Korea, 1979
M.S., Marquette University, 1983
Ph.D., Illinois Institute of Technology, 1994

June O. Patton

Professor Emeritus, CAS
B.A., Roosevelt University, 1967
M.A., Roosevelt University, 1968
M.S.T., The University of Chicago, 1971

Nancy Paus

University Lecturer, Mathematics and Secondary Education, CAS
B.S., Western Illinois University, 1974
M.E., Indiana Wesleyan University, 1995

Timothy Pedigo

University Lecturer, Psychology, COE
B.A., Trinity College, 1981
Ph.D., Illinois Institute of Technology, 1987

John Perry

Director, Financial Aid, SA
B.A., Olivet Nazarene University - 2002
M.A., Olivet Nazarene University - 2004
Ed.D., Olivet Nazarene University - 2014

Karen Peterson

Professor Emeritus, COE
Director, Alternative Certification Partnership, COE
B.A., Elmhurst College, 1971
M.A., Governors State University, 1975
Ph.D., Vanderbilt University, 1995

Emily Petkus

Clinical Mental Health Counselor, Academic Resource Center, SA

Virginio Piucci

Professor Emeritus, COB
B.E., State University of New York (New Paltz), 1949
M.A., Columbia University, 1951
Ed.D., University of Florida, 1955

Judy L. Platt

Director of Clinical Education, Communication Disorders, CHHS
B.S., Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, 1975
M.H.S., Governors State University, 1980

Evie Wexler Plofsky

University Lecturer, Early Childhood Education, COE
B.S., Southern Illinois University, 1981
M.A., Southern Illinois University, 1988

Sylvia Ponce De Leon

Associate Director of Financial Aid, SA
B.S. University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign, 2001

John Powers

Academic Advisor, CHHS
B.A., Defiance College, 1971
M.Div., United Theological Seminary, 1977

Suzanne Prescott

Professor Emeritus, COE
B.A., Lake Forest College, 1963
M.A., University of Chicago, 1965
Ph.D., University of Chicago, 1974

Robert Press

Professor Emeritus, COE
B.A., Antioch College, 1960
M.A., New York University, 1962

Linda Proudfit

Professor Emeritus, COE
B.A., University of Northern Iowa, 1970
M.A., University of Northern Iowa, 1971
Ph.D., Indiana University, 1980

Michael Purdy

Professor Emeritus, CAS
B.S., State University of New York at Albany, 1967
M.S., Kansas State University, 1969
Ph.D., Ohio University, 1973

Jelena Radovic-Fanta

Assistant Professor, Anthropology and Sociology, CAS
M.A., 2006
Ph.D., 2012

Ujvala Rajadhyaksha

Assistant Professor, Management Studies, COB
Ph.D., Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, India 1996

Zo Ramamonjiarevlo

Assistant Professor, Health Administration, CHHS
B.A., Antananarivo, Madagascar, 1988
M.B.A., University of Alabama, 2006
Ph.D., University of Alabama at Birmingham, 2012

Hugh Rank

Professor Emeritus, CAS
B.A., University of Notre Dame, 1954
M.A., University of Notre Dame, 1955
Ph.D., University of Notre Dame, 1969

Vinicio Reyes

Professor Emeritus, COE
L.I.C., Catholic University of Ecuador, 1960
M.Ed., Loyola University, Chicago, 1968
Ph.D., Loyola University, Chicago, 1975

David Rhea

Associate Professor, Communication, CAS
B.A., Pepperdine University, 2000
M.A., University of Arizona, 2003
Ph.D., University of Missouri - Columbia, 2007

Kevin Riley

University Lecturer, Chemistry, CAS
B.S., Governors State University, 1989
M.S., Governors State University, 1994

Yvette Roberts

Visiting Professor, Nursing, CHHS
B.S., Rush University, Chicago, 1982
M.H.A., Governors State University, 1987
M.S.N., Governors State University, 2010
M.S., University of Illinois at Chicago, 2005
D.N.P, Governors State University, 2013

Patricia Robey

Associate Professor, Counseling, COE
A.A.S., Prairie State College, 1992
B.A., Governors State University, 1994
M.A., Governors State University, 1997
M.A., Governors State University, 2003
Ed.D., Northern Illinois University, 2009

Kelly Robinson

Academic Advisor, Nursing, CHHS

Rick Romeli

Assistant Men's Basketball Coach, SA

Cynthia Romnowski

Assistant Professor, Technical Services Librarian, Library
B.A., Grand Valley State University, 1998
M.A., Dominican University, 2002
M.A., Elmhurst College, 2014

Roshaunda Ross

Director, Dual Degree Program, SA
B.A., Indiana University, 2003
M.A., Indiana University, 2005

Caren C. Rossow

University Lecturer, Health Administration, CHHS
A.D.N., Southwestern Michigan College, 1978
B.S. Andrews University, 1980
M.S.A. University of Notre Dame, 1998
C.I.H., Central Michigan University, 2011
D.H.A. Central Michigan University, 2012

Winfried Rudloff

Professor Emeritus, CAS
Diploma, University of Hamburg, Germany, 1952
Diploma, University of Heidelberg, Germany, 1959
Ph.D., Illinois Institute of Technology, 1965

Elizabeth Ruiz

Associate Professor, Psychology, COE
B.S., University of Notre Dame, 1982
Ph.D., Northwestern University Medical School, 1995

Steven Russell

Professor, Multi-Categorical Special Education, COE
B.S., Bowling Green State University, 1971
M.Ed., University of Toledo, 1977
Ph.D., University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1981

Aheda Saber

University Lecturer, Computer Science, CAS
B.S., University of Jordan, Amman, Jordan, 1973
M.S., American University of Beirut, 1975
Ph.D., Indiana University, 1984

Joao Salm

Assistant Professor, Humanities and Social Science, CAS
B.L., University of Santa Catarina, 1999
M.A., University of Santa Catarina, 2002
Ph.D., Arizona State University, 2009

Linda Samson

Professor, Nursing and Health Administration, CHHS
B.S.N., Emory University, 1972
M.S .N., Emory University, 1973
Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania, 1989

Adelle Sanders

Associate Professor, Social Work, CHHS
B.S., University of California, Davis, 1977
M.S.W., California State University, Sacramento, 1980
D.P.A., University of Southern California, 2003

Sheree Y. Sanderson

Assistant Dean of Students, SA
B.A., Governors State University, 1999
M.A., Governors State University, 2000

Patrick Santoro

Assistant Professor, Communications, CAS
B.A., University of South Florida, 2001
M.A., University of South Florida, 2005
Ph.D., Southern Illinois University, 2010

Gökçe Sargut

Associate Professor, Management, COB
B.A., Bilkent University, 1992
M.B.A., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1994
Ph.D., Columbia University, 2005

Nancy Schlaes

Professor Emeritus, UL
M.S., Governors State University, 1993
M.A., Rosary College, 1987
B.S., University of Illinois, 1977

Randi Schneider

Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management, SA
A.A., Oakton Community College, 1981
B.S., Illinois State University, 1983
M.S., Illinois State University, 1987
Ed.D., University of Illinois, 1999

Amy Schoenberg

Study Abroad Coordinator, International Services, EMM
B.A., The American University, Rome, Italy, 2004
M.A., Roma Tre University, Rome, Italy, 2008

Caren Schranz

Academic Fieldwork Coordinator, CHHS
Assistant Professor, Occupational Therapy, CHHS
M.S. Rush University, Chicago, 1986
Dr.O.T., Governors State University, 2011

Paul Schranz

Professor Emeritus, CAS
B.F.A., Ohio University, 1970
M.A., Governors State University, 1973
M.F.A., Northern Illinois University, 1978

Rebecca Schreurs

Student Advisor, Continuing Education, XL

Dale Schuit

Professor, Physical Therapy, CHHS
B.S., St. Louis University, 1976
M.S., The Ohio State University, 1981
Ph.D., University of Illinois, 1988

Michelle Sebasco

Academic Advisor, Humanities and Social Sciences, CAS
B.A., Eastern Illinois University, 2001

Colleen M. Sexton

Associate Provost and Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs
Professor of Science Education
B.S., Quincy University, 1976
M.A., Governors State University, 1980
Ph.D., Ohio University, Athens, 1991

Farouk Shaaban

University Professor, Communication, CAS
B.C., Alexandria University, 1960
M.S., Southern Illinois University, 1966
Ph.D., University of Illinois, 1972

Aslam Shahid

University Lecturer, Computer Science, CAS
B.S., University of Illinois Chicago, 1998
M.S. Governors State University, 2002

Xiaobo She

Assistant Professor, Elementary Education, COE
B.A., Sichuan University, Chengdu China, 2002
M.A., Texas Tech University, 2006
Ph.D., Texas Tech University, 2011

Yun-Yau (Steve) Shih

Chair, Division of Computing, Mathematics, and Technology CAS
Professor, Computer Science, CAS
B.S., Tunghai University, Taiwan, 1983
M.S., State University of New York, Binghamton, 1987
Ph.D., State University of New York, Binghamton, 1994

Joong-won Shin

Assistant Professor, Chemistry, CAS
B.S., Boston College, 2001
Ph.D., Yale University, 2004

Nancy Shlaes

Professor Emeritus, UL
B.S., University of Illinois, 1977
M.L.S., Rosary College, 1987
M. S., Governors State University, 1993

Ellen Silver-Horrell

University Lecturer, Education, COE
B.A., Governors State University, 1976
M.E., Saint Xavier University, 1997
Ed.D., Argosy University, 2014

John Simon

Associate Professor, Management, COB
B. Tech. Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, India, 1982
M.S., Northwestern University, 1983
Ph.D., Northwestern University, 1989

Robert Sinclair

Assistant Professor, Entrepreneurship, COB
B.A., Central Michigan University, 2003
M.B.A., Central Michigan University, 2004
Ph.D., University of Louisville, 2011

Christina Sintic

University Lecturer, Criminal Justice, CAS
B.S., Florida State University, 1998
M.A., Sam Houston State University, 2001

Joyce Sligar

Senior University Lecturer, Physical Therapy, CHHS
B.S., University of Missouri, 1967
M.B.A., Governors State University, 1989
M.A., Governors State University, 2002

Gerald Slowik

University Lecturer, Art, CAS
B.A., Olivet Nazarene University, 1995
M.F.A., Governors State University, 2008

Bradley Smith

Associate Professor, Humanities and Social Science, CAS
M.A., Illinois State University, 2003
Ph.D., Illinois State University, 2010

Kevin Smith

Coordinator of Veterans and Military Personnel, SA
B.A., Governors State University, 2013

Tracy Kim Snow

University Lecturer, Counseling, COE
B.A., University of St. Francis, 1994
M.A., Governors State University, 2000

Divya Sood

Associate Professor, Occupational Therapy, CHHS
B.O.T., College of Allied Health Sciences, Manipal, India 2002
O.T.D., Washington University, School of Medicine, St. Louis, 2007

Joshua Sopiarz

Assistant Professor, Library Science, UL
B.A., Eastern Illinois University, 2002
M.A., Eastern Illinois University, 2004
M.S., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2009

Catherine Sori

Professor, Counseling, COE
B.A., Purdue University, Calumet, 1992
M.S., Purdue University, Calumet, 1995
Ph.D., Purdue University, West Lafayette, 2000

Teri Sosa

Director of the Faculty Scholarship and Teaching Center
Associate Professor of Instructional Technology
B.A., Shimer College, 1972
M.B.A., Loyola University, 1981
Ed.D., Northern Illinois University, 2004

John Sowa

Chair, Division of Chemistry and Biological Sciences
Associate Professor of Chemistry
B.S., Manhattan College, N.Y., 1985
Ph.D., Iowa State University, 1991
Post-Ph.D. Fellowship, University of Minnesota, 1994

Jessica Specht

Career Counselor, SA
B.A., Purdue University, 2005
M.A., Governors State University, 2010

Shirley Spencer

Assistant Professor, Nursing, CHHS
B.S., St. Xavier University, 1988
M.S., St. Xavier University, 1991
Ph.D., University of Illinois, 2007

Lara Christina Stache

Assistant Professor, Communication Studies, CAS
B.S., Northeastern Illinois University, 2004
M.A., Northeastern Illinois University, 2009
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, 2013

Cynthia Staples

Recruitment Coordinator, Career Services
B.A., University of St. Francis, 1987
M.A., Governors State University, 2006

Michael Stelnicki

Professor Emeritus, CAS
B.A., DePaul University, 1961
M.A., Northwestern University, 1968
Ed.D., Northern Illinois University, 1980

Jeff Stevenson

Coordinator of the Art Gallery, CAS
B.S., Ohio State University, 1984
M.F.A., Ohio University, 1990

Pamela Stipanich

Academic Advisor, CHHS
B.S., Black Hills State University, 1989
M.A., Central Michigan University, 1996

Patricia Swaufield

University Lecturer, COE
B.A., University of Illinois, 1971
M.A., Lewis University, 1980

Robin L. Sweeney

Director, Student Disability Services and Career Advisor, SA
B.S., Illinois State University, 1984
M.A., Olivet Nazarene University, 1997

George Sweiss

University Lecturer, Computer Science, CAS
B.S.EE., University of Kent, England, 1972
M.S.EE., University of Surrey, England, 1977

Andrius Tamulis

Associate Professor, Mathematics, CAS
B.S., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1983
M.S., Northwestern University, 1989
Ph.D., Indiana University, 1999

(Clare) Xueqing Tang

Professor, Computer Science, CAS
B.S., University of Science and Technology, China, 1984
M.S., University of Science and Technology, China, 1986
Ph.D., Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, 1992

Jennifer Taylor

Academic Advisor, COB
B.A., Governors State University 2003
M.A., Governors State University 2004

Mojisola Tayo

Visiting Professor, Economics, COB
B.S.,
M.S.,
Ph.D.,

Renee Theiss

Assistant Professor, Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy, CHHS
B.S., Ithaca College, NY 1996
Ph.D., Northwestern University, 2005

Matthew Thiele

Visiting Assistant Professor, English, CAS
B.A., College of William and Mary, 2001
M.A., University of Virginia, 2005
Ph.D., Auburn University, 2011

Georgianna M. Thomas

University Lecturer, Nursing, CHHS
B.S.N., DePaul University, 1975
M.S.N., Northern Illinois University, 1979
Ed.D., Northern Illinois University, 1986

Angela Thompson

Assistant Professor, Mathematics and Secondary Education, CAS
B.A., University of Colorado, Boulder, 1993
M.Ed., University of Houston, 2001
Ph.D., University of California, Santa Cruz, 2012

Claire L. Thompson

University Lecturer, Communication Disorders, CHHS
B.S., Elmhurst College, 1974
M.H.S., Governors State University, 1978
M.A., Governors State University, 2000

Robin Thompson

University Lecturer, English, CAS
B.A., Governors State University, 1996
M.A., Governors State University, 2000

Feng Tian

Associate Professor, Operations Management, COB
B.E., Xi'an Jiaotong University, 1992
M.E., Xi'an Jiaotong University, 1995
M.S., University of Cincinnati, 2000
Ph.D., Boston University, 2008

Michael Trendell

University Lecturer, Accounting, COB
B.A., Lewis University, 1990
M.B.A., Loyola University, 1993
Certified Internal Auditor, 1996
Certified Public Accountant, 1997

Cheryl Turrise

Academic Advisor, Dual Degree Program, Admissions
B.A., Loyola University - Chicago, 1993

Albert Tuskenis

Associate Professor, Psychology, COE
B.A., University of Illinois at Chicago, 1984
M.A., University of Illinois at Chicago, 1988
Ph.D., University of Illinois at Chicago, 1996

J. Christopher Tweddle

Assistant Professor, Mathematics, CAS
B.A., Ohio Wesleyan University, 1994
M.A., Bowling Green State University, 1997
Ph.D., University of Florida, 2006

Catherine Tymkow

Associate Professor, Nursing, CHHS
A.B., Clarke College, 1971
B.S., St. Xavier University, 1987
M.S., St. Xavier University, 1990
N.D., Rush University College of Nursing, 2001
Ed.D., Governors State University, 2015

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Vicky Valancius-Mangel

Visiting Professor, Biology, CAS
B.S., University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, 1985
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, Madison, 1990

Aurélio Manuel Valente

Dean of Students/Vice President for Student Affairs, SA
B.S., University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, 1993
M.B.A., University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, 1999
M.Ed., Suffolk University, 2000
Ed.D., Florida State University, 2012

Chelsea Vanderpool

Assistant Professor, Management, COB
B.A., Southern Illinois University - 2006
M.A., Southern Illinois University - 2010
Ph.D., Cornell University Graduate School - Ithaca, NY, 2014

Ann Vendrely

Associate Provost and Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs
Professor of Physical Therapy
B.A., Goshen College, 1985
M.S., University of Indianapolis, 1987
Ed.D., Loyola University, 2002
D.P.T., Regis University, 2008

Brian Vivona

Assistant Professor, Criminal Justice, CAS
B.A., University of Wisconsin, 1986
M.S., Northern Illinois University, 2000
Ed.D, Northern Illinois University, 2012

Amy Vujaklija

Assistant Professor, English, CAS
B.A.,
M.A.,
Ph.D.

Serena Wadhwa

Assistant Professor, Addiction Studies and Behavioral Health, CHHS
B.A., University of Illinois at Springfield, 1996
M.A., University of Illinois at Springfield, 1999
Ph.D., Illinois School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University, 2007

Sulbha Wagh

Visiting Professor, Librarian, UL
B.S., Karnataka University, 1970
M.L.S., University of Alabama, 1989

Stephen Wagner

Associate Professor, Management, COB
B.A., Bowling Green State University, 1991
M.A., Northern Illinois University, 1995
Ph.D., Northern Illinois University, 2000

Tiesha Walker

Coordinator of Peer Mentoring, Dual Degree Program, EMM
B.A., University of Northern Iowa, 2007
M.A., University of Northern Iowa, 2009

Byron Waller

Associate Professor, Counseling, COE
B.S., Grace College, 1984
M.S.Ed., Chicago State University, 1992
Ph.D., Loyola University, 2002

Ellen Walsh

Assistant Professor, Humanities and Social Science, CAS
B.A., Mount Holyoke College, 1996
M.A., University of Pittsburgh, 2000
Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh, 2008

Quenette Walton

Visiting Professor, Social Work, CHHS

Ting Jie Wang

Associate Professor, Accounting, COB
B.S., Rutgers University, Newark, 1991
M.B.A., Rutgers University, Newark, 1993
Ph.D., Rutgers University, Newark, 1999

Elizabeth Wanka

Assistant Professor, Occupational Therapy, CHHS
B.A., Governors State University, 2005
M.O.T, Governors State University, 2007

Nicole Warmington-Granston

Assistant Professor, Political Science and Global Studies, CAS
B.S., The University of the West Indies, 2002
Ph.D., Florida International University, 2014

Robin D. Washington

Associate Professor, Physical Therapy, CHHS
B.S., University of Vermont, 1991
M.Ed., University of Central Oklahoma, 1996
Ph.D., Southern Illinois University Carbondale, 2005

Deborah Watson

Visiting Professor, Counseling, COE
B.S..,
M.S.,
Ph.D.

Jane Wells

Professor Emeritus, CAS
B.A., Marycrest College, 1966
M.S., University of Iowa, 1967
Ph.D., University of Iowa, 1970

Phyllis West

University Lecturer, Social Work, CHHS
B.A., Paine College, 1988
M.S.W., Tulane University, 2003
M.P.H., Tulane University, 2004
Ph.D., The University of Chicago, 2008

Christopher T. White

Associate Professor, English, CAS
B.A., Miami University, 1997
M.A., Pennsylvania State University, 2002
Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University, 2008

Laura White

University Lecturer, English, CAS
B.A., Miami University, 1997
M.F.A., Pennsylvania State University, 2006

William Wilkinson

Professor Emeritus, COB
B.A., Washington and Lee University, 1971
M.S., Yale University, 1973
M. Ph., Yale University, 1975
Ph.D., Yale University, 1975
M.B.A., The University of Chicago, 1982

Karen Williams

Manager of Enrollment and External Programs, COB
B.S. Illinois Institute of Technology, 2002
M.S. Illinois Institute of Technology, 2005

Michael R. Williams

Assistant Professor, Finance, COB
B.S., University of Southern Indiana, 2005
M.B.A., University of Southern Indiana, 2008
M.A., University of Cincinnati, 2008
Ph.D., University of Texas at San Antonio, 2012

Bruce Wilson

Associate Professor, Criminal Justice, CAS
B.S., Western Illinois University, 1988
M.A., Western Illinois University, 1991
Ph.D., Sam Houston State University, 1998

Barbara Winicki

Associate Professor, Reading, COE
B.S., Northern Illinois University, 1977
M.A., St. Xavier College, 1989
Ph.D., The University of Chicago, 1999

Tammara Winn

University Lecturer, Interdisciplinary Studies, CAS
B.A., Purdue University, Calumet, 1998
M.A., Governors State University, 2004
M.H.S., Governors State University, 2006

Katherine Wix

Instructor, COE
M.S., Northern Illinois University, 2005
Ph.D., Northern Illinois University, 2015

Rebecca K. Wojcik

Chair, Department of Physical Therapy, CHHS
Associate Professor, Physical Therapy, CHHS
B.A., College of St. Scholastica, 1979
M.H.P.E., University of Illinois, Chicago, 1984
Ed.D., Northern Illinois University, 2007

Peggy G. Woodard

Professor Emeritus, COE
B.A., Southern Illinois University, 1973
M.S.E., Northern Illinois University, 1979
Ph.D., Loyola University of Chicago, 1993

Addison Woodward

Professor Emeritus, COE
B.S., C. W. Post College, 1964
M.A., Connecticut College, 1966
Ph.D., University of Toronto, 1968

Darlene Wright

Associate Professor, Psychology, COE
B.A., DePaul University, 1983
Ph.D., Illinois Institute of Technology, 1993

William S. Yacullo

Professor Emeritus, CHHS
B.S., Elmhurst College, 1974
M.A., Northwestern University, 1976
Ph.D., University of Iowa, 1982

John Yunger

Professor, Biology, CAS
B.S., Western Michigan University, 1987
M.S., Western Michigan University, 1990
Ph.D., Northern Illinois University, 1996

Leon Zalewski

Professor Emeritus, COE
B.S., California State College of Pennsylvania, 1965
M.Ed., Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 1969
Ph.D., University of Iowa, 1974

Maristela Zell

Professor, Social Work, CHHS
B.A., University of Sao Paulo, Brazil, 1986
M.S.W., Loyola University Chicago, 1994
Ph.D., University of Illinois at Chicago, 2002

Jing Zhang

Assistant Professor, Mathematics, CAS
M.A., Washington University in St. Louis, 2000
Ph.D., Washington University in St. Louis, 2004

Jun Zhao

Chair, Division of Management, Marketing and Entrepreneurship, COB
Professor, Management, COB
B.E., Shanghai Jiaotong University, China, 1990
M.B.A., Southern Illinois University, 1994
D.B.A., Southern Illinois University, 1998

Jason Zingsheim

Associate Professor, Communication, CAS
B.A., Seattle Pacific University, 2000
M.A, Arizona State University, 2004
Ph.D., Arizona State University, 2008