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2024-2025 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

Aarons, Kieran

Visiting Assistant Professor, Philosophy and Interdisciplinary Studies, CAS
B.A., University of Western Ontario, 2004
M.A., University of Western Ontario, 2008
Ph.D., DePaul University, 2018

Charity Adams

Visting Assistant Professor, CEHD
M.A., National Lewis University, 2013

Joseph B. Addison

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

Marcus Ahmed*

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

Jeffrey Alfano

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

Benjamin Almassi

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

Chevonne Alston

Assistant Professor, Accounting, COB
B.S., Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University, 2004
M.B.A., Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University, 2004
Ph.D., University of Mississippi, Oxford, Mississippi, 2020

Stacy Amedeo

Promotions And External Relations Coordinator, CAS
B.S., Illinois State University, 2007
M.S., Illinois State University, 2010

Joanne Anania

Professor Emeritus, CEHD
B.S.,  University of Nebraska, Omaha, 1961
M.S.T., The University of Chicago, 1975
Ph.D., The University of Chicago, 1981

Julie L. Anderson-Roy

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

Nana Amponsah

University Lecturer, CAS
B.B.A., Robert Morris College, 1999
M.S., Northeastern Illinois University, 2004 
Ph.D., Caoella University, 2015

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, CEHD
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

Reynolds Andujar

Associate Professor, Humanities and Social Sciences, CAS
B.A., University APEC, Santo Domingo, 1999
M.A., University APEC, Santo Domingo, 2000
Ph.D., Center for Advanced Studies in Puerto Rico and the Caribbean, 2013

Bailie Antwiler

Assistant Director of Transfer Admissions, EM
B.S., Texas A&M University Commerce, 2015
M.S., Texas A&M University Commerce, 2023

Amanda Athon

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

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

Dean, College of Health and Human Services, CHHS
Professor, Communication Disorders, CHHS
B.A., University of Iowa, 1987
M.A., Indiana University, 1990
Ph.D., Indiana University, 1995

Oscene Barrett

University Lecturer, College of Arts and Sciences, CAS
B.S., University of West Indies, Jamaica, 2006
M.S., University of West Indies, Jamaica, 2007
Ph.D., University of West Indies, Jamaica, 2010

Anthony Bates

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

Yakeea (Daniels) Beaver

Director, Enrollment Management Technology, EM
B.A., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2004
M.A., Governors State University, 2011

Rachel O. Berg

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

Runez Bender

University Lecturer, Nursing, CHHS
B.S.N., DePaul University, 1983
M.S.N., Governors State University, 1995
M.S.N., DePaul University 2003
D.N.P., University of Iowa, 2010

Craig Berry

Associate Director of Admissions, EM
B.S., Illinois State University, 1992
M.A., Concordia University, 2013

Nicole Bing

Associate 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

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

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

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

Sayoni Bose

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

Henrietta Boudros

Assistant Professor, Communication Disorders, CHHS
B.S., University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign, 1995
M.A., Northwestern University, 2001
Ph.D., University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign, 2017 

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

Cydney Boyd

Career Counselor
B.S., 2015
M.B.A., Millikin University, 2016

Corey Bradford

Vice President of Administration and Finance
B.S., Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville
M.A., Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville
Ph.D., Southern Illinois University

Catherine Brady

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

Janet Brewer

Assistant Professor, Criminal Justice, CAS
B.A., University of Notre Dame
Juris Doctor, DePaul University, 2001
M.A., Harvard University 2002

Roseina Britton

Assistant Professor, Psychology & Counseling, CEHD
B.A., North Carolina Agricultural and Technical University, 2011
M.A., North Carolina Agricultural and Technical University, 2015

Dawn Brown

Instructor, Physical Therapy,  CHHS
B.A., Northwestern University, 1996
M.P.T., Northwestern University, 1999
D.P.T., Alabama State University, 2015

Derrick O. Brown

Assistant Director Academic Resource Center,  SA
B.A., Governors State University, 2017
M.A., Governors State University, 2019

Jenae Brown

Student Success Coach, First Generation Center,  SA
B.A., Governors State University, 2022

Ronald Brubaker*

Professor Emeritus, CAS
B.A., Cornell College, 1960
M.A., Princeton University, 1962
Ph.D., Princeton University, 1966

Mary Bruce

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

Anjali Buehler

Associate Professor, Social Work, CHHS

Nancy H. Burley

University Lecturer, CHHS
B.S., Clayton State University, 1999
M.A., Governors State University, 2006
Ed.D., Northeastern University, 2016

Linda S. Buyer

Professor Emeritus, Psychology, CEHD
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

Professor Emeritus, Occupational Therapy, CHHS
B.S., Colorado State University, 1974
M.S., George Williams College, 1980
Ed.D., Northern Illinois University, 2005

Leanne Cambric

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

Darcie Campos

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

Linda Campos-Moreira

Associate Professor, Social Work, CHHS
B.A., University of Illinois at Chicago, 2003
M.S.W, University of Illinois at Chicago, 2008
M.A., University of Illinois at Chicago, 2013

Ahmet Can

Associate Professor, Counseling, CEHD
B.A., Cukurova University, 2006
M.Ed., Ohio University, 2012
Ph.D.., Ohio University, 2015 

Katherine Carl

Assistant Professor, AFME, COB
B.A., Illinois Wesleyan University, 2008
Ph.D., University of Arizona, 2014

John Carlson*

Professor Emeritus, Counseling, CEHD
B.S., 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

Lisa Carra

Assistant to AVP of Student Affairs and Dean of Students, SA

Mary E. Carrington

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

Timothy Carroll

Registrar, EM
B.S., Saint Xavier University, 1999

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, CEHD
B.A., University of California,
M.A., New York University,
M.A., University of Chicago, 2010
Ph.D., University of Chicago, 2013

Wonsuk Cha

Associate Professor,  Management, COB
B.A., Korea National Open University, 2003
M.A., Sejong University, 2005
M.B.A., Cleveland State University 2010
Ph.D., University of Texas - Rio Grande Valley, 2017

Megan Chaffee

Director - Office of Financial Aid and Scholarship, FA
B.S., Lewis University, 2015
M.S., Lewis University, 2016

Tareylon Charise

University Lecturer, Nursing, CHHS
B.S., University of Phoenix, 2009
M.S.N., University of Phoenix, 2013

Javier Chavira

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

Neng-Shin (Nelson) Chen

University Lecturer, Computer Science, CAS
M.S., University of Cincinnati, 1984

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

Xin (Jasmine) Chen

Associate Professor, Biology, CAS
B.S., University of Science and Technology, Beijing, China 1999
M.S., University of Science and Technology, Beijing, China 2002
Ph.D., University of Alabama, 2008

Kai-Wen Cheng

Assistant Professor, Health Administration, CHHS
B.A., National Taipei University, Taiwan, 2000
M.A., National Taipei University, Taiwan, 2002
Ph.D., Cornell University, 2010

Mujahid “Mushtaq” Choudhary

Dean of Students, SA
B.A., Lewis University, Romeoville, IL, 2002
M.B.A., Lewis University, Romeoville, IL, 2004

Mina Chun

Assistant Professor, Special Education, CEHD
B.A., Northern Arizona University, 2003
M.A., Northern Arizona University, 2005
Ph.D., Chapman University, 2017

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

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

Vickii Coffey

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

Natalie Coleman

University Lecturer, CAS
B.S., Governors State University, 2007
M.A., Governors State University, 2011

Novalla Coleman

Academic Advisor, Undergraduate Academic Advising Center
B.A., National Louis University, 2007
M.Ed., National Louis University, 2009
M.S., Capella University, 2011

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

Amy Comparon

Executive Director of Academic Resource Center, SA
B.A., Calumet College of St. Joseph, 1999
M.A., Governors State University, 2005

David Conrad

Assistant Professor, Educational Administration, CEHD
B.S.M.E., University of Illinois at Urbana, 1996
M.M.ED., Illinois State University, 1999
M.A., Governors State University, 2004
Ed.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2018

Valerie Coolman

Assistant Professor, CHHS
B.S., Andrews University, 2021
M.S., Andrews University, 2002
Ph.D., Andrews University, 2006

Matthew Cooney

Associate Professor, Higher Education, CEHD
B.A., University of Nevada, Las Vegas, 2009
M.A., Loyola University, Chicago, 2011
Ph.D., Bowling Green University, 2016

Jessica Corbus

Assistant Professor, Physical Therapy, CHHS
D.PT, Governors State University, 2018

Daniel Cortese

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, CEHD
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

Valerie Cronin-Fisher

Assistant Professor, DAL, CAS
B.A., Elmhurst College, 2012
M.A., University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, 2014
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, 2018

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

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

Marlon Cummings

Division Chairperson, Education and Leadership, CEHD
B.S., Florida A&M, 2001
M.P.A., American University, 2005
Ph.D., University of Illinois Chicago, 2013

Judy Cunningham

University Lecturer, Elementary and Middle School Education, CEHD
B.A., Northeastern Illinois University, 1984
M.A., Saint 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

Frank Czuba

Assistant Professor, Occupational Therapy, CHHS
B.S., University of Illinois-Chicago, 1993
DrOT, Governors State University, 2017

Karen D’Arcy

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

Siobhan Dalrymple

University Lecturer, CEHD
B.A., Kent State University, 1996
M.A.T., Kent State University, 1997
M.A., Kent State University, 2001

Jagdish Davé

Professor Emeritus, CEHD
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 GovState Foundation
B.A. Mount Union College, 1992
M.S. DePaul University, 2007

Trevaughn Davis-Neal

University Lecturer, CHHS

Joseph Day

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

Shannon Dermer

Dean, College of Education and Human Development, CEHD
Professor, Counseling, CEHD
B.S., Illinois State University, 1992
M.S., Illinois State University, 1998
Ph.D., Kansas State University, 1998

Shannon Dermer

Retention Coach, ARC
A.A., South Suburban College, 2019
B.A., Governors State University, 2021

Bonnie M. Dickey

Senior University Lecturer, CEHD
B.A., St. Joseph’s College, 1976
M.Ed., National College of Education, 1982
Ed.S., National Louis University, 1991

Ellen Dickey-Dillon

Visiting Professor, CAS
B.A., University Northern Colorado, 1982
M.A., University of Missouri, 1985

Cari Didion

Acting Division Chair and Associate Professor,  Librarian, University Library
B.S., DeVry Institute of Technology, 1993
M.S., DePaul University, 2000

David Diers

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

Christopher Dignam

Assistant Professor, Education, CEHD
M.A., Concordia University of Chicago, 2005
Ed.D., Concordia University of Chicago, 2007

Dartina Dunlap

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

 Matthew Eggert

Head Coach, Men’s Soccer

Kimberly Egizio

Visiting Professor, CHHS
M.S., University of Maryland Global Campus, 2019

Melinda Elliott

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

Leslie Engstrand-Guca

Senior University Lecturer, CHHS 
B.S., Northern Illinois University, 1992
M.A., Northern Illinois University, 1995
M.H.S., Governors State University, 2006
Au.D., University of Florida, 2017

Natalia Ermasova

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

Professor Emeritus, 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

Professor Emeritus, CEHD
B.S., Indiana University, 1968
M.S., Indiana University, 1973
Ph.D., Purdue University, 1997

Amanda Evans

University Lecturer, CEHD
B.A., Governors State University, 2007
M.A., Governors State University, 2012

Angelette Evans

Assistant Professor, Health Administration, CHHS
B.S., University of California, 1996
M.P.S., DePaul University, 2003
D.B.A., Northcentral University, 2017

Rupert Evans

Professor Emeritus,  CHHS
B.A., California University, 1981
M.P.A., Golden State University, 1985
D.H.A., Central Michigan University, 2006

Eliot Fackler

Assistant Professor, Arts & Letters, CAS
B.S., College of Wooster, 2004
M.S., College of Wooster, 2009

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

Carlos Ferran

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

Jan Figa

Dean, Library, UL
M.S., University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign
Ph.D., University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign

Cesar Flores

Associate Vice President, EM
A.A., College of DuPage, 2006
B.A., Northern Illinois University, 2009
M.A., Northern Illinois University, 2012

Richard Fox

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

Victor Fuller

University Lecturer, CEHD

Eddie Gamboa

Lecturer and Director of Forensics, Communication, CAS
B.A., Arizona State University, 2011
M.A., Louisiana State University, 2013

Robert Garcia

Visiting Assistant Professor, AFME, COB
B.S., DePaul University, 2004
M.S., DePaul University, 2006
Ph.D., DePaul University, 2021

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

Scott Getsoian

Assistant Professor, Physical Therapy, CHHS

Ann Glascoff

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

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

Lecturer, 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

Pedro Gonzalez

Head Coach, Women’s Volleyball

Jayne (Henson) Goode

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

Joy Grange

Mental Health Clinician, LCPC, Counseling and Wellness Center
B.A., University of Illinois - Chicago, 1998
M.A., Governors State University, 2009

Kristina Gray

Employer Relations/Internship Specialist, Career Services
B.A., Lewis University, 2011
M.A., Lewis University, 2015

Kristina Gray

Career Systems/Data Analyst, Office of Career Services, SA

Cheryl Green

President
B.A., Manchester University
M.A., Southern Illinois University at Carbondale
Ph.D., Southern Illinois University at Carbondale 

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

Chris Greiner

University Lecturer, CAS
A.E.T., Clackamas Community College, 1986
B.A., University of New Mexico, 1998
M.F.A., Columbia College, 2003 

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 Grumbach

Department Chairperson, Social Work, CHHS
Associate 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

Professor Emeritus, CAS
B.S., Governors State University, 1987
M.S., Governors State University, 1993
Ed.D., Northern Illinois University, 2004

Peter Gunther*

Professor Emeritus, CAS
B.S., St. John’s University, 1965
M.S., Niagara University, 1967
Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University, 1972

Cheryl Hague

Senior 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

Timothy Harrington

Associate Provost, Provost’s Office
Professor, Education, CE
B.S., Cleveland State University, 1994
M.A., Cleveland State University, 1996
Ph.D., Cleveland State University, 2000

Michael Hart

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

Fred Hawkins

Head Coach, Women’s and Men’s Golf 

TingTing He

Associate Professor, Marketing, COB
B.A., Economics, Peking University, China, 2000
M.Phil., University of Manchester, 2003
M.S.BA, Washington University, 2005
Ph.D., Washington University, 2008

Noreen Heidelberg

Academic Advisor, UAAC
B.A., Governors State University, 2003
M.A., Governors State University, 2005

Lisa (Hendrickson) Helm

Director, Transfer and Persistence Initiatives, Provost’s Office
B.S., Northern Illinois University, 1989
M.S., Kansas State University, 2012

Walter Henne, Jr.

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

Raquel Herrera-Byrne

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

Marlyn Hirsch

University Lecturer, Nursing, CHHS

Katy Hisrich

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

Glenna Howell

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

Lara Hrycaj

Assistant Professor, DAL, CAS
M.A., Wayne State University, 2004
Ph.D., Wayne State University, 2013

Jestina “Tina” Hughes-Burke

Director of Undergraduate Academic Advising, UAAC
B.A., Governors State University, 1997
M.A., Governors State University, 1998

Steve Hyzny

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

Olumide Ijose

Chair - Division of Management, Marketing, and Entrepreneurship
Professor, Management, COB
B.S., University of Ibadan, Nigeria, 1982
M.L.HR., 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

Chair, Division of Arts and Letters, CAS
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

Hyunkyu “Sean” Jang

Assistant Professor, Management, COB
B.A., Seoul National University, 2005
M.B.A., Columbia University, 2012
M.S., Seoul National University, 2012
Ph.D., University of Texas, 2017

Gretchen Jankowski

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

Kim Jaroszewski

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

Angela Johnson

Social Worker, Counseling and Wellness Center
B.S., Illinois State University, 2004
M.S.W., Governors State University, 2015

Carla M. Johnson

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

Douglas Johnson

Information Technology Support Associate, CTL
A.S., Prairie State College, Chicago Heights, 2009
B.S., Governors State University, University Park, 2011

Maryleen Jones

Instructor, Physical Therapy, CHHS

Vincent R. Jones

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

Jeffrey Kaiser

Professor Emeritus, CEHD
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

Dahbur Kamal

Visiting Professor, CAS
M.S., DePaul University, 1993
Ph.D., DePaul University, 2000

Ivonne Kanko

Assistant Professor, Community Health, CHHS
B.A., University of Yaoundé I, Cameroon
M.B.A., Saint Xavier University, Chicago
M.P.A., Saint Xavier University, Chicago
Ph.D. Walden University, 2017

Figen Karadogan

Associate Professor, Psychology & Counseling, CEHD
M.S.,Ohio University, 2005
Ph.D., Ohio University, 2010

Freddie Kato

University Lecturer, Computer Science, CAS
B.A., Governors State University, 1997
M.S., Governors State University, 2008

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

Alice Keane

Associate Professor, Accounting, COB
B.A., University of Illinois, 1989
J.D., University of Illinois, 1993
L.L.M., Georgetown University Law Center, 2003

Amy Kelly

Assistant Professor, Education, CEHD
B.S., Eastern Illinois University, 2005
M.A., Governors State University, 2009
D.E., Lewis University, 2017 

Maureen Kelly

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

Emily Kennedy

Graduate Admissions Counselor, EM
B.A., Carthage College, 2015

Stephen Kent

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

Tricia Kerns

Senior 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

Courtney Kibble

Assistant Professor, ASBH, CHHS
M.A., The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, 2013
Ph.D., The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, 2017

Andrew Kim

Assistant Professor, CHHS
B.S., University of Illinois, 2012
M.P.H., University of Illinois, 2012
Ph.D., University of Illinois, 2017

Dae Wook Kim

Assistant Professor, CAS
B.S., Michigan State University, 2003
M.S., Syracuse University, 2007
Ph.D., Wright State University, 2017

Collice King

Assistant Director of Admissions Processing, SA
B.S., Governors State University, 2015
M.S., Governors State University, 2017

Luther King

Assistant Professor, Occupational Therapy, CHHS
M.O.T., Chicago State University, 2008 
DrOT,  Governors State University, 2016

Jeremy Kingery

Coordinator of Community Standards and Student Advocacy, SA
A.A., Heartland Community College, 2001 
B.A. Governors State University, 2007
M.A.,  Governors State University, 2009

Diane Kjos

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

Jillian Klean Zwilling

Assistant Professor, Communication, CAS
B.A., Eastern Illinois University, 2002
M.A, Eastern Illinois University, 2004
Ph.D., University of Illinois, 2017

Phyllis Klingensmith

Professor Emeritus, 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, CEHD
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

Mucahit Kochan

Assistant Professor, Finance, COB
B.S., Marmara University, Istanbul, 2004
M.S., The University of Texas at Dallas, 2009
Ph.D., The University of North Texas, Dallas, 2017

Ana Kong

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

Danel Koonce

Chair, Division of Psychology & Counseling, CEHD
Associate Professor, School Psychology, CEHD
B.S., Eastern Illinois University, 1993
M.A., Eastern Illinois University, 1995
Ph.D., Oklahoma State University, 2000

Frances Kostarelos

Professor Emeritus, CAS
B.A., The University of Chicago, 1980
M.A., The University of Chicago, 1981
Ph.D., The University of Chicago, 1989

William Kresse

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

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., Loyola University, 2002
M.S., Governors State University, 2005

Anthony Labriola

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

Nikki LaGrone

Director and Senior Instructional Development Specialist, Center for Teaching and Learning
Adjunct Faculty, Certificate in Online Teaching
B.A., Southern Illinois University - Carbondale, 1999
M.Ed., American InterContinental University, 2007
Ph.D., Northern Illinois University

Eileen Lally

Academic Advisor, UAAC
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

William Lanigan

Associate Professor, English, CAS
Ph.D., University College Dublin, 2011

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

Cheun-Yeong Lee

Assistant Professor, Education, CEHD
B.A., Fu Hsing Kang College, 1992
M.A., Fu Hsing Kang College, 1997
Ph.D., Ohio University, 2009

Robert E. Leftwich

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

Kara Lester

Retention Coordinator, ARC
B.A., University pf Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2012
M.Ed., DePaul University, 2017

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

Anton Lewis

Associate Professor, Accounting, COB
B.A. (Hons.), University of Wales, Bangor, England
Ph.D., Leeds Metropolitan University, England 

Heng Li

Assistant Professor, Mathematics, CAS
B.S., Hebei Normal University, China, 2009
M.S., Hebei Normal University, China, 2012
M.S., University of Louisville, 2015
Ph.D., University of Louisville, 2017

Ya Lu Lin

University Lecturer, Computer Science, CAS
B.A., University of Illinois at Chicago, 1998
M.F.A., University of Illinois at Chicago, 2002

Megan Lindsay

University Lecturer, Dance, CAS
B.S., Ball State, 2001
M.F.A., Columbia College, 2004

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

Alex Liu

Visiting Professor, CAS
M.S., Southern Illinois University, 1989

Shaalein Lopez

Assistant Professor, Psychology & Counseling, CEHD
B.A., Northwestern University, 1995
M.Ed.,Loyola University - Chicago, 2005
Ph.D., Loyola University, 2010

Vanessa Lopez

Director of TRIO Educational Opportunity Center, SA
B.A., Olivet Nazarene University, 2017
M.B.A., Olivet Nazarene University, 2019

Ricca Louissaini 

Coordinator, Civic Engagement and Intercultural Education, SA
B.A., Governors State University 2014
M.A., Governors State University, 2021
M.P.A.., Governors State University, 2021

Daisy Lozano

Retention Coach, ARC
A.A., South Suburban College, 2018
B.S., Northern Illinois University, 2020
M.S.Ed., Northern Illinois University, 2022

Ning Lu

Chair, Department of Health Administration and Informatics, CHHS
Professor, Health Administration
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
B.A., Grambling State University, 2012
M.A., Northern Illinois University, 2017

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

Kim Major-Ford

Interim Director, Counseling and Wellness Center
B.A., Northern Illinois University, 1992
M.S.Ed., Southern Illinois University - Carbondale, 2006
Psy.D., The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, 2019

Richard Manprisio

Assistant Professor, Information Technology, CAS
B.S., DeVry University, 2006
M.S., Keller Grad Schl. of Mgmt., DeVry University, 2008

Nicholas Marra

Assistant Professor, Biology, CAS
B.S. Hope College, 2008
Ph.D., Purdue University, 2013

Khalil Marrar

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

Quincy Martin

Assistant Professor, Higher Education, CEHD
B.M., Lamar University, 1997
M.Ed., Lamar University, 2004
Ed.D., Northern Illinois University, 2010

Sebastien Mary

Assistant Professor, AFME, COB
M.A., Ministry of National Education, 2002
Ph.D., University of Aberedeen, 2010

David Matteson

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

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

Associate Professor, Reading, CEHD
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

Mary McClure

Assistant Professor, Addictions Studies, CHHS
B.A., University of Illinois at Champaign, 2009
M.A., Trinity International University, 2009
Ed.D. Governors State University, 2015

Larry McClellan

Professor Emeritus, CAS
B.A., Occidental College, 1966
M.Th., University of Chicago 1969
D.Min.,  University of Chicago, 1970

Paul McGuinness

Vice President for Enrollment Management, EM
B.A., St. Joseph College, 1987
M.A., Governors State University, 1992

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

Paula McMullen

Academic Advisor - Senior Status, CAS
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

Jon E. Mendelson*

Professor Emeritus, CAS
B.A., Harvard University, 1962
M.A., University of Wisconsin, 1968
Ph.D.,  University of Wisconsin, 1972

Evelina Mengova

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

Molli Mercer

University Lecturer, Counseling, CEHD
M.A., Governors State University, 2012
Ed.D., Governors State University, 2015

Saundra Mickles

University Lecturer, Education, CEHD

Jennifer Miroballi

University Lecturer, Psychology and Counseling, CEHD
B.A., Governors State University, 2009
M.A., Governors State University, 2011

Robbin Mitchell

Academic Advisor. COB
A.A., University of Phoenix
B.A., Governors State University

Praggyan ‘Pam’ Mohanty

Associate 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

Joyce Mohberg*

Professor Emeritus, CAS
B.S., North Dakota State University, 1953
M.S., North Dakota State University, 1955
M.S., University of Wisconsin, 1957
Ph.D.,  University of Wisconsin, 1962

Sonya Monroe*

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

Lester “Van” Moody

Retention Coach, ARC
B.A., Governors State University, 2021

Joyce C. Morishita*

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

Anne Morlet

Lecturer, Mathematics, CAS
B.S., Ecole Centrale de Lyon, France
M.S., Ecole Centrale de Lyon, France
Ph.D., California Institute of Technology, 1990

Kerri Morris

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

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

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

Sohad Murrar

Assistant Professor, Psychology, CEHD
B.A., University of Wisconsin, 2010
M.A., University of Wisconsin, 2011
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, 2018

Selena Musleh

Academic Advisor, UAAC 
A.A., Moraine Valley Community College, 2017
B.A., Governors State University, 2019
M.A., North Central College, 2020

Somi Nagaraj

University Lecturer, Nursing, CHHS
B.S.N., Government College of Nursing, Bangalore, India, 1991
M.S.N., Governors State University, 2008
D.N.P., Governors State University, 2013

Jarrett Neal

Writing Center Coordinator, SA
B.A., Northwestern University, 2003
M.A., The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 2005
Ed.D., Aurora University, 2017

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

Latesha Newson

University Lecturer, Social Work, CHHS
B.A., Governors State University, 2007
M.S.W., Governors State University, 2015

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

John Niendorf

Head Coach, Women’s and Men’s Cross Country

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

John “Jack” Norton

Assistant Professor, Criminal Justice, CAS
 

Shukmei Oh

Senior University Lecturer, Mathematics, CAS
B.S., University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign, 2005
M.S., Northern Illinois University, 2007

Claire Openshaw

Assistant Professor, Addictions Studies, CHHS

Kerri O’Shea

Academic Advisor, CHHS
B.A., University of St. Francis, 2007
M.A., Lewis University, 2009

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

Danielle Osmelak

Assistant Professor, Communication Disorders, CHHS
B.S., Eastern Illinois University, 2008
M.S., Eastern Illinois University, 2010
Ed.D., Olivet Nazarene University, 2018

Akiko Ota

The English Language Learning Center Director, SXL
B.A., Keio University, Tokyo, Japan, 1997
M.A., Portland State University, 2005
M.S., Portland State University, 2010
Ed.D., Portland State University, 2013

Geraldine Outlaw

Retired 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

Vida Owusu-Boateng

Assistant Professor, DAL, CAS
B.A., University of Ghana, 2006
M.B.A., University of Ghana, 2009
Ph.D., Louisiana State University, 2019

Novia Pagone

Associate Professor, Division of Arts and Letters, CAS
B.A., Knox College, 1997
M.A., University of Texas, 2003
Ph.D., University of Chicago, 2011

Aparna Palakodeti

Lecturer, Biology, CAS
B.S., Osmanin University, India, 1996
M.S., University of Hyderabad, India, 1998
Ph.D., University of Chicago, 2006

Peter Palanca

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

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

Hye (Hailey) Park

Assistant Professor, MME, COB
Ph.D., Temple University, 2021

Jun “Ryan” Park

Assistant Professor, DAL, CAS
B.F.A., New Your City College, 2018
M.F.A., University of Oxford Canada, 2018

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

Timothy Pedigo

Associate Professor, Psychology, CEHD
B.A., Trinity College, 1981
Ph.D., Illinois Institute of Technology, 1987

Li-Wei Peng

Assistant Professor, Education, CEHD
Ph.D., Ohio University, 2009

Pamela (Stipanich) Penn

Assistant Director, Undergraduate Academic Advising Center
Academic Advisor - Senior Status, UAAC
B.S., Black Hills State University, 1989
M.A., Central Michigan University, 1996

Lisa Pennington

Assistant Professor, Social Studies Education, CEHD
B.A., Old Dominion University, 2005
M.A., Old Dominion University, 2012
Ph.D., Virginia Technical University, 2016

Catherine Peoples-Robinson

Lecturer, Nursing, CHHS
M.S. N. St. Xavier University, 1978
D.N.P., Concordia University, 2015

John Perry

Executive Director Of Financial Aid And Scholarships, EM
B.A., Olivet Nazarene University, 2002
M.A., Olivet Nazarene University, 2004
Ed.D., Olivet Nazarene University, 2014

Karen Peterson

Professor Emeritus, CEHD
B.A., Elmhurst College, 1971
M.A., Governors State University, 1975
Ph.D., Vanderbilt University, 1995

Kimberly Peterz

University Lecturer, Education, CEHD
B.A., Roosevelt University, 1992
M.A., National Louis University, 1998
Ed.S., Governors State University, 2008
Ed.D., Governors State University, 2022 

Delton Pierce

Assistant Director, Campus Traditions and Leadership, SA
B.A., Eastern Illinois University, 2013
M.A., Governors State University, 2016

Herbert Pitman

University Lecturer, Health Administration, CHHS 
B.S., Chicago State University, 1986
M.S., Carnegie Mellon University, 1988 

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

Melissa Plakke

Assistant Professor, Biology, CAS
Ph.D.. University of Pittsburgh, 2019

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, CEHD
B.S., Southern Illinois University, 1981
M.A., Southern Illinois University, 1988

Valentina Postelnicu

Assistant Professor, Mathematics, CAS
Ph.D., Arizona State University, 2011

Suzanne Prescott

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

Robert Press*

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

Montgomery Proffit, II

Coordinator, Clubs and Organizations, SA
B.A., Northern Illinois University, 2020

Linda Proudfit

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

Kent B. Provost

Assistant Professor, Counseling, CEHD
B.A., Lewis & Clark College, 1981
M.A., Southern Oregon University, 2004
Ph.D., Idaho State University, 2009

Jacquelynn Puckett

Academic Advisor, UAAC
B.A., Governors State University, 2003
M.B.A., University of Phoenix, 2005
M.A., Southern New Hampshire University, 2018

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

Mary Quest

Visiting Professor, Education, CEHD
B.A., Concordia University Chicago, 1998
M.A., Concordia University Chicago, 2006
Ph.D., Loyola University, 2021

Jelena Radovic-Fanta

Associate Professor, Anthropology and Sociology, CAS
B.S., Santa Clara University, 2004
M.A., University of California Riverside, 2006
Ph.D., University of California Riverside, 2012

Ujvala Rajadhyaksha

Associate Dean - College of Business and Associate Professor, Management, COB
B.A. University of Bombay, India, 1989
M.A. University of Bombay, India, 1991
Ph.D. Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad, India, 1996

Kulugammana Ranmohotti

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

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

Manivong Ratts

Visiting Assistant Professor, CEHD
M.S., Oregon State University, 1999
Ph.D., Oregon State University, 2006

Natalia Rekhter

Associate Professor, Health Administration, CHHS
M.A., Ivanovo St. University, 1988
M.S., University of Michigan, 1997
Ph.D., Indiana University, 2017

Vinicio Reyes

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

Elaine Reyna

Lecturer, Communication Disorders, CHHS
B.S., Purdue University, 2004
M.S., New York Medical School, 2007

David Rhea

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

Yeojin Rho

Assistant Professor, Psychology and Counseling, CEHD
B.A., Ewha Womans University in Republic of Korea, 2003
M.A., Ewha Womans University in Republic of Korea, 2005
Ph.D., Claremont Graduate University, 2019

Angela Riccelli

Assistant Professor, Communication Disorders, CHHS
B.A., Northern Illinois University, 1995
M.A., Governors State University, 2001
Ph.D., University of St. Francis, 2017

Nicole Richardson

Academic Advisor, UAAC
B.A., Governors State University, 2009

Kevin Riley

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

Tiffani Robertson

Program Coordinator, EM
B.S., DeVry University, 2005
M.B.A., Keller Graduate School of Management, 2007
A.B.D., Illinois State University, 2019

Patricia Robey

Professor, Counseling, CEHD
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 and Addictions Studies, CHHS

Rick Romeli

Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach, SA
B.A., Saint Xavier University, 2005
M.A., Saint Xavier University, 2011

Sabrina Roseborough

Social Service Operations Specialist, Counseling and Wellness Center, SA
B.A., Chicago State University, 2020
M.A., Chicago State University, 2023

Winfried Rudloff

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

Steven Russell

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

Lauren Ryba

University Lecturer, Mathematics, CAS
B.S., Olivet Nazarene University 2007
M.S., Governors State University 2015

Mohammed Abdul Sala

University Lecturer, CAS
M.S., Northeastern Illinois University, 1999

Joao Salm

Associate 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

Eliseo Sandoval 

Residence Hall Director, ASUH
B.S., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2022
M.S., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2023

Patrick Santoro

Professor, Theatre and Performance Studies, CAS
B.A., University of South Florida, 2001
M.A., University of South Florida, 2005
Ph.D., Southern Illinois University, 2010

Fatima Sattar

Assistant Professor, DAL, CAS
M.A., Boston College/Morrissey College, 2012
Ph.D., Boston College/Morrissey College, 2016

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

Beverly Schneller

Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
B.A., The University of St. Thomas, 1980
M.A., The Catholic University of America, 1982
Ph.D., The Catholic University of America, 1987

Lise Schneider 

Director of Admissions, EM
B.S., Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, 2005
M.P.A., Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, 2007

Caren Schranz

Chair, Department of Occupational Therapy, CHHS
Associate Professor, Occupational Therapy, CHHS
M.S. Rush University, Chicago, 1990
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

Academic Advisor - Senior Status, Undergraduate Academic Advising Center
A.S., Joliet Junior College, 1998
B.S., Governors State University, 2002
M.S., Governors State University, 2015

Dale Schuit*

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

Connor Schwer

Academic Advisor, UAAC
B.A., Troy University, 2022

Jessica Scott

Assistant Professor, DAL, CAS
B.A., Hampton University, 2003
M.S. W., Barry University, 2005
M.H.S., Governors State University, 2011
B.A., Columbia College, 2016
M.F.A., Northwestern, 2019

Michelle Sebasco

Director of Extended Learning Academic Partnership, SXL
B.A., Eastern Illinois University, 2001
M.A., Governors State University, 2016

Colleen M. Sexton

Professor Emeritus, COE/Office of the Provost
B.S., Quincy University, 1976
M.A., Governors State University, 1980
Ph.D., Ohio University, Athens, 1991

Aslam Shahid

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

Jarrod Shanahan

Assistant Professor, Criminal Justice, CAS
B.A., University of Massachusetts, 2008
M.A., New School for Social Research, 2011
M. A., Graduate Center, City University of New York, 2016
Ph.D., Graduate Center, City University of New York, 2019

Steven Sharp

Assistant Professor, Bilingual/ESL Education, CEHD
B.A., University of Maryland, 1989
M.E., University of Maryland, 1997
Ph.D., University of Maryland, 2017

Lamise Shawahin

Assistant Professor, Psychology, CEHD
B.A., The Evergreen State College, 2010
M.A., Purdue University, 2013
Ph.D., Purdue University, 2016

Xiaobo She

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

Kristen Shields

Associate Registrar for Curriculum and Registration Systems, SA
B.A., Saint Xavier University, 2009
M.A., Concordia University Chicago, 2013
M.A., Southern New Hampshire University, 2015

Yun-Yau (Steve) Shih

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

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

Uday Shinde

Professor, Management and Marketing, COB
B.A., University of Mumbai, 1997
M.S., Indiana State, 2001
Ph.D., Southern Illinois University, 2014

Nancy Shlaes

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

Rebecca Siefert

Assistant Professor, Art, CAS
B.A., B.F.A., University of Wisconsin, 2004
M.A., Hunter College, 2008
M. Phil., Graduate Center, City University of New York, 2014
Ph.D., Graduate Center, City University of New York, 2018

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

Erin Simpson

Assistant Professor, Occupational Therapy, CHHS
M.O.T., Governors State University, 2014
DrOT, Governors State University, 2018 

Konya Sledge

Director, Center for Student Engagement and Intercultural Programs, SA
B.S., Governors State University, 2006
M.S., Governors State University, 2008
Ed.D., Northern Illinois University, 2021

Damon M. Sloan

Executive Director, Community Standards and Student Advocacy, SA
B.S., Ball State University, 1996
M.S., Kansas State University, 1998
B.A., Soema Heights University, 2007
Ed.D., University of St. Francis, 2020

Gerald Slowik

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

Bradley Smith

Professor, Humanities and Social Science, CAS
B.A., Northern Illinois University, 2000
M.A., Illinois State University, 2003
Ph.D., Illinois State University, 2010

Candace Smith

Assistant Professor, Education, CEHD
M.E., Lewis University, 2011
Ed.D., Lewis University, 2018

Tracy Kim Snow

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

Joshua Sopiarz

Associate 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

Ivan Soto

Academic Advisor - Senior Status, UAAC
B.A., Rowan University, 1995
M.A., DePaul University, 2004

John Sowa

Professor of Chemistry, CAS
B.S., Manhattan College, N.Y., 1985
Ph.D., Iowa State University, 1991
Post-Ph.D. Fellowship, University of Minnesota, 1994

Jessica Specht

Director, Dual Degree Program, EM
B.A., Purdue University, 2005
M.A., Governors State University, 2010

Shirley Spencer

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

Lara Christina Stache

Associate 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, NCC, LPC

Associate Director, Career Services, SA
B.A., University of St. Francis, 1987
M.A., Governors State University, 2006
M.A., Governors State University, 2015

John Steele

Assistant Professor, Psychology and Counseling, CEHD
Ph.D., Loyola University, 2012

Michael Stelnicki*

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

Elizabeth Sterner

Assistant Professor, Health and Human Services Librarian, Library
B.S., DePaul University, 1997
M.S., Northern Illinois University, 2008
M.L.I.S., University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, 2016

Jailyn Stevenson

Assistant Director of Auxiliary Services, University Housing
B.S., Eastern Kentucky University, 2015
M.P.A., Eastern Kentucky University, 2017

Jeff Stevenson

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

Quiana M. Stone

Director, Auxiliary Services and University Housing, SA
B.S.P.H., Indiana University - Bloomingon, 2003
M.P.A., Indiana University - Bloomington, 2005

Amanda Stosiek

Community Outreach Specialist, TRIO Educational Opportunity Center, SA
B.S., Bowie State University, 2016

Nicole Stotts

Assistant Professor, Physical Therapy, CHHS
B.S., Governors State University, 2008
Ph.D., Governors State University, 2011

Paula Swisher

Associate Professor, DAL, CAS
B.A., Houghton College, 1999
M.F.A., Clemson University, 2001

Angela Szczepanik-Sanchez

Director of Disability Services, SA
B.S., Calumet College of St. Joseph, 2002
M.Ed., National-Louis University, 2006
M.S.Ed., Indiana University Northwest, 2012

Eman Tadros

Assistant Professor, Psychology & Counseling, CEHD
M.S.,Seton Hall University, 2016

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

Xueqing (Clare) 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 - Senior Status, UAAC
B.A., Governors State University, 2003
M.S., Governors State University, 2004

Renee Theiss

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

Scott Thesen

Instructional Development Specialist, CTL
B.A., Columbia College, 1997
Certification of Visual Communications, Triton College, 2006
M.A.T., Dominican University, 2009
C.A.S., The College of St. Rose, 2014
M.Ed., Dominican University, 2018              

Catina Thomas

Academic Advisor, UAAC
B.A., Western Illinois University, 1996

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

Associate 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

Daniece Townsend

Mental Health Clinician, LPC, Counseling and Wellness Center, SA
B.S., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2008
M.A., Northwestern University (Chicago), 2020

Michael Trendell

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

Albert Tuskenis

Associate Professor, Psychology, CEHD
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

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

Catherine Tymkow

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

Ileana Ungureanu

Assistant Professor, Psychology, CEHD
M.S., Syracuse University, 2006
Ph.D., Syracuse University, 2011

Rosa Valdez-Mansilla

Associate Director of Career Services, Office of Career Services, SA

Maria Valgoi

Assistant Professor, Psychology, CEHD
M.S., University of Illinois, 2013
Ph.D., University of Illinois, 2016

Chelsea Vanderpool

Associate Professor, Management, COB
B.A., Southern Illinois University - 2006
M.A., Southern Illinois University - 2010
Ph.D., Cornell University, 2014

Megan VanGorder

Assistant Professor, Social Sciences, CAS
Ph.D., Northern Illinois University, 2022

Jason Vignone

Director of Graduate Admissions and Retention, SA
B.A., Governors State University, 2015
M.A., Governors State University, 2019

James Vining

Associate Professor, Communication, CAS
B.A., Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, 1996
M.A., Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, 2001
M.A., Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, 2002
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, 2016

Amy Vujaklija

Associate Professor, English and Education, CEHD
B.A., University of Kentucky, 1994
M.A., Spalding University, 2004
Ph.D., University of Louisville, 2016

Serena Wadhwa

Associate 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

Cecil Wagner

Lecturer, Management, COB
B.A., Murray State University, 1997
M.A., Central Michigan State University, 2007

Stephen Wagner

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

Byron Waller

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

Ellen Walsh

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

Haley Walsh

College of Health and Human Services
B.A., Governors State University
M.A., Governors State University

Angie Wanek

Coordinator, Student Disability Services
B.S., Bradley University, 2004
M.A., Governors State University, 2010

Jing Wang

Visiting Instructor, CAS
M.S., University of Minnesota, 2004

Ting Jie Wang

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

Nicole Warmington-Granston

Associate 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

Jane Wells

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

Mark West

Visiting Professor, COB
A.A., Tallahassee College, 1998
B.S., Florida State University, 2003
B.S., Florida State University, 2005
M.B.A., Stetson University, 2018
D.B.A., University of Florida, 2022

Sandra Whitaker

Professor Emeritus, CEHD
B.A.,  Wayne State University, 1959
M.A., Wayne State University, 1967
Ph.D., Michigan State University, 1972

Christopher T. White

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

Associate 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

Januari Wilson

Senior University Lecturer, Social Work, CHHS
B.S., University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, 1994
M.S.W., University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, 2004

Barbara Winicki

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

Janet Wolske

Coordinator, Student Success Center, SA
A.A.S., Moraine Valley Community College, 2003

Peggy G. Woodard*

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

Addison Woodward

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

Leonis Wright

Associate Professor, Psychology & Counseling, CEHD
M.E.,University of South Carolina, 2000
Ph.D., University of South Carolina, 2016

William S. Yacullo

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

Hajja Madinah Yamini

Program Coordinator, First Generation Center, SA
B.A., Governors State University, 2021

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

Matt Zarris

Assistant Director of Financial Aid, EM
B.A., University of Illinois at Chicago, 2002
M.A., Governors State University, 2019

Maristela Zell

Retired 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

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

Jun Zhao

Professor Emeritus, 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

Dean, College of Arts and Sciences
Professor, Communication, CAS
B.A., Seattle Pacific University, 2000
M.A, Arizona State University, 2004
Ph.D., Arizona State University, 2008

(* indicates deceased)