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Faculty: F - M

 

Marie Farber-Lapidus
Assistant Professor
Management

  • B.A., University of Illinois
  • M.B.A., DePaul University

Sandra Ferencz
Assistant Professor
Dental Hygiene

  • A.A., Southern Illinois University
  • B.S., Southern Illinois University
  • M.Ed., University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • Ed.D., Ferris State University

Patricia Kalanquin Ferguson
Professor
Speech

  • B.S., Central Michigan University
  • M.A., Ball State University

Andrea Fiebig
Assistant Professor
Director of Adult Educational Development

  • B.S., Indiana University
  • M.S., Northern Illinois University

Kathleen Fischer
Associate Professor
Nursing

  • B.S.N., Northern Illinois University
  • M.S., Northern Illinois University

Kathleen Foldvary
Associate Professor
Marketing

  • B.A., Marquette University
  • M.B.A., DePaul University

Marianne Fontes
Professor
English/Interdisciplinary Studies

  • B.A., California State University
  • M.A., Pepperdine University
  • Ed.D., Northern Illinois University

Kimberly Fournier
Professor
Librarian

  • A.A., Harper College
  • B.A., University of Illinois
  • M.L.I.S., University of Illinois
  • C.A.S., University of Illinois

Theresa Frank
Assistant Professor
Nursing Mental Health

  • B.S., Rhode Island College
  • M.S., Rush University

Brett A. Fulkerson-Smith
Professor
Philosophy

  • B.A., John Carroll University
  • M.A., Boston College
  • M.A., University of Kentucky
  • Ph.D., University of Kentucky

Rob Galick
Professor
Executive Vice President for Finance and Administrative Services

  • B.S., Northern Illinois University
  • M.B.A., The University of Chicago
  • CPA

Patricia Lacy Gandor
Instructor
Sonography

  • B.S., Southern Illinois University

John Garcia
Professor
Philosophy

  • B.A., Boston College
  • M.A., Northern Illinois University
  • Ph.D., Loyola University

John Gately
Associate Professor
Mathematics

  • B.A., New College of Florida
  • M.A., Northwestern University
  • Ph.D., Northwestern University

Mary Gawienowski
Professor
English as a Second Language

  • B.A., University of Massachusetts at Amherst
  • M.A., California State University at Sacramento
  • Ph.D., Indiana University of Pennsylvania

J. Andrew Geary
Professor
Mathematics

  • B.S., Northern Illinois University
  • M.S., Northern Illinois University

Margaret Geppert
Professor
Physical Sciences

  • B.S., University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign
  • M.A., Boston University

Samuel A. Giordano Jr.
Associate Professor
Fire Science Technology

  • A.A.S., Joliet Junior College
  • B.S., Columbia Southern University
  • M.B.A., Columbia Southern University

Thomas Goetz
Professor
Librarian

  • B.A., Augustana College
  • M.A.L.I.S., Rosary College

Raeghan Graessle
Assistant Professor
Physical Science

  • B.S., Massachusetts Institute of Technology                        
  • M.S., Loyola University
  • M.S., University of Illinois

James Gramlich
Professor
Sociology

  • B.A., Oklahoma State University
  • M.A., University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Ph.D., University of Illinois at Chicago

Susan Grant
Associate Professor
Health Science Core

  • A.A., Harper College
  • B.S., University of St. Francis
  • M.S.H.A., University of St. Francis
  • Ed.D., Argosy University

Robert Grapenthien
Associate Professor
Controller

  • B.A., Aurora University
  • M.B.A., Aurora University

Brad Grossman
Assistant Professor
Law Enforcement and Justice Administration

  • B.A., Judson College
  • M.A, Western Illinois University

Carlos Guillen
Instructor
Manufacturing/Welding

  • A.A.S., Harper College

Rita Gura
Associate Professor
Physical Therapist Assistant

  • B.S., Millikin University
  • D.P.T., Northwestern University

Nancy Haberichter
Associate Professor
Nursing

  • B.S., Marycrest College
  • M.S., Purdue University

Edward Hamel
Faculty Fellow
Music

  • B.M., Columbia College, Chicago
  • M.A., University of California, San Diego

Kelly Hamontree
Professor
Cardiac Technology/Diagnostic Medical Sonography

  • B.S., University of Wisconsin - Madison
  • M.S., Northeastern Illinois University

Michael J. Harkins
Associate Professor
History

  • B.S., University of Nebraska
  • M.A., University of Nebraska
  • M.A., Concordia College

Travaris Harris
Professor
Interim Associate Provost, Academics

  • B.A., Southern Illinois University
  • M.S., Southern Illinois University
  • Ed.D., Argosy University

Therese Hart
Assistant Professor
Humanities

  • B.F.A., Ohio University
  • M.A., Ohio University

Mary Kay Harton
Associate Professor
Dean of Students

  • A.A., Cottey College
  • B.L.A., University of New Mexico, Albuquerque
  • M.Ed., Northern Arizona University

Kurt Hemmer
Professor
English

  • B.A., University of Massachusetts
  • M.A.T., Rhode Island College
  • M.A., University of Connecticut
  • Ph.D., Washington State University

Kathleen Hock
Professor
Dental Hygiene

  • A.S., Harper College
  • B.S., George Williams College
  • M.Ed., National-Louis University

George W. Hoeltje
Associate Professor
Electronics Engineering Technology

  • A.S., Harper College
  • A.A., Harper College
  • A.A.S., Harper College
  • A.E.S., Harper College
  • B.S.E.E., University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign
  • M.E., University of Illinois at Chicago
  • P.E., State of Illinois

Kristin Hoffhines
Associate Professor
Associate Dean, Advising Services

  • B.A., Northern Illinois University
  • M.S., Northern Illinois University

Shanté S. Holley
Professor
English

  • B.A., Northern Illinois University
  • M.A.Ed., National-Louis University
  • Ed.D., National-Louis University

Katie Hollis
Professor
Biology

  • A.A., Fresno City College
  • B.S., University of California, Los Angeles
  • Ph.D., University of Illinois at Chicago

Mary Hood
Professor
Radiologic Technology

  • A.A.S., Southern Illinois University
  • B.S., Southern Illinois University
  • M.S., National Louis University

Michael Horton
Associate Professor
Philosophy

  • B.A., Mississippi State University
  • M.A., University of Kentucky
  • Ph.D., University of Kentucky

Stephanie Horton
Professor
English

  • B.A., Xavier University of Louisiana
  • M.A., University of Iowa
  • Ph.D., University of Iowa

Roger K. House
Professor
Chemistry

  • B.S., Illinois State University
  • M.S., Illinois State University

Andrew Iverson
Associate Professor
Biology

  • B.S., Northern Illinois University
  • Ph.D., Northern Illinois University

Joanne Ivory
Associate Professor
Dean, Career and Technical Programs

  • MBA, Benedictine University
  • Ph.D., Benedictine University

Kim Jaeger Nichols
Associate Professor
World Languages - German

  • B.S., Georgetown University
  • M.A., Georgetown University

Jason James
Associate Professor
Computer Science

  • B.S., University of Missouri
  • M.S., University of Missouri

Robin James
Associate Professor
Management

  • B.S., Rutgers University
  • M.B.A., Colorado State University
  • M.S.E.T., DeVry University
  • Ed.D., Northern Illinois University

MaryAnn Janosik
Professor
Provost

  • A.A., Lorain County Community College
  • B.A., Oberlin College
  • M.A., Cleveland State University
  • Ph.D., Case Western Reserve University

Holly Jarovsky
Instructor
Physical Therapist Assistant

  • B.S., Northern Illinois University

Keith W. Jensen
Associate Professor
Humanities

  • B.A., Mary Washington College
  • M.A., Loyola University

Richard Johnson
Professor
English

  • B.S., Georgetown University
  • M.A., New York University
  • Ph.D., Northwestern University

Tamara Johnson
Professor
Vice President of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

  • B.S., University of Illinois
  • M.Ed., University of Illinois
  • Ph.D., Indiana State University

Tiffany Jones
Assistant Professor
Anthropology

  • B.A., Georgia Southern University
  • M.A., Georgia State University
  • M.A., University of South Carolina
  • Ph.D., University of South Carolina

Jeff Julian
Professor
Chief of Staff

  • B.A., University of St. Francis
  • M.A., Elmhurst College

Njambi Kamoche
Associate Professor
Dean of Resources for Learning

  • B.A., State University of New York College at Buffalo
  • M.L.S., Syracuse University
  • M.A., University of Oklahoma

Judy Kaplow
Associate Professor
Humanities

  • B.A., Governors State University
  • M.A., University of Chicago

Nellie Khalil
Assistant Professor
Biology

  • B.S., Indiana University
  • M.S., Case Western Reserve University

Maham Khan
Instructor
Journalism

  • B.S., Northwestern University
  • M.A., DePaul University

Andy Kidwell
Professor
Chemistry

  • B.S., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • M.E., Ohio State University

Margaret King
Associate Professor
English

  • B.A., Northwestern University
  • M.A., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Kyle Knee
Assistant Professor
Mathematics

  • B.S., Illinois State University
  • M.S., University of Illinois

Darryl Knight
Associate Professor
Executive Director of Facilities Management

  • A.A., Hagerstown Community College
  • B.S., University of Wyoming
  • M.P.A., Valdosta State University

Maria Knuth
Professor
Adult Educational Development

  • B.A., DePaul University
  • M.A., Concordia University

Aaron Kolb 
Assistant Professor
Manufacturing Technology

  • B.S., Purdue University-Calumet
  • M.S., Purdue University-Calumet

Cari Kosiba
Instructor
Nursing

  • B.S., Northern Illinois University
  • M.S.N., Olivet Nazarene University

M. Sunil R. Koswatta
Professor
Mathematics

  • B.S., University of Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • M.S., Bowling Green State University
  • Ph.D., Bowling Green State University

Sandra Kreiling
Associate Professor
Biology

  • B.S., Northern Illinois University
  • M.S., Northern Illinois University

Christine Kuffel
Associate Professor
Library Services

  • B.A., Roosevelt University
  • M.S., Dominican University

Seema Kurup
Professor
English

  • B.A., University of Akron
  • M.A., University of Akron
  • Ph.D., Kent State University

Theresa Lake
Professor
Biology

  • B.S., St. Norbert College
  • M.S., Central Michigan University
  • Ph.D., Northern Illinois University

Jennifer Lau-Bond
Instructor
Librarian

  • B.A., Albion College
  • M.A., Roosevelt University
  • M.S., University of Michigan Ann Arbor

David Lavan
Associate Professor
Engineering

  • B.S., Illinois Institute of Technology
  • B.S., Northeastern Illinois University
  • M.S., University of Illinois at Chicago

John Lawson
Assistant Professor
Chief of Police

  • A.A.S., Harper College
  • B.A., Lewis University
  • M.S., Lewis University

Jeanne Leifheit
Associate Professor
Nursing

  • A.A.S., Elgin Community College
  • A.S., Elgin Community College
  • B.S., Graceland University
  • M.S., Olivet Nazarene University

Luisel Lemkau
Assistant Professor
Chemistry

  • B.S., Florida International University
  • Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Samuel Levenson
Associate Professor
Physical Sciences

  • B.A., University of Chicago
  • M.S., University of Chicago
  • Ph.D., University of Chicago

Caryn Levington
Professor 
Psychology

  • B.A., State University of New York at Old Westbury
  • M.A., Duquesne University
  • Psy.D., Illinois School of Professional Psychology – Chicago

Minhua Liu
Professor
Mathematics and Computer Science

  • B.S., Shanghai Teachers' University
  • M.S., Pennsylvania State University
  • M.A., Pennsylvania State University

Jeannine Lombardi
Professor
Education

  • B.A., Rosary College
  • M.A., Northeastern Illinois University

Kevin Long
Associate Professor
Speech and Theatre

  • B.A., West Virginia University
  • M.A., Northeastern Illinois University

Jonathon Loos
Associate Professor
Kinesiology and Health Education

  • B.S., University of Illinois at Chicago
  • M.S., University of Illinois at Chicago
  • D.P.T., University of Illinois at Chicago

Adam Lopez
Instructor
History

  • B.A., Northern Illinois University
  • M.A., Northern Illinois University

Daniel Loprieno
Professor
Mathematics

  • A.S., Harper College
  • B.S., University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh
  • M.S., University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh
  • M.S., Northeastern Illinois University

Brenna Lorenz
Associate Professor
Geology

  • B.S., Syracuse University
  • M.A., SUNY at Buffalo, NY
  • Ph.D., Memorial University of Newfoundland

William Lucio
Instructor
Speech Communication

  • A.A., Moraine Valley
  • B.A., Roosevelt University
  • M.A., Kansas State University

Mukila Maitha
Associate Professor
Geography

  • B.S., Northern Illinois University
  • M.S., Northern Illinois University

Timothy Manning
Professor
Interior Design

  • B.S.A.S., University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign
  • M. Arch., University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign
  • Licensed Architect - IL, MI
  • Registered Interior Designer - IL

Collette Marsh
Professor
Physics

  • B.S., Lewis University
  • M.S., University of Alaska - Fairbanks

America Masaros
Associate Professor
Mathematics

  • B.S., University of Wisconsin
  • M.S., University of Wisconsin
  • Ph.D., University of Wisconsin

Kirsten Matthews
Professor
Psychology

  • B.A., Amherst College
  • Ph.D., University of California – Berkeley

DuBoi McCarty
Professor
Student Development Faculty/Counselor

  • B.S., Western Illinois University
  • M.S. Ed., Western Illinois University

Laura McGee
Assistant Professor
Director of Student Financial Assistance

  • B.S., Roosevelt University
  • M.A., Webster University

Virginia McHugh-Kurtz
Instructor
Biology

  • A.S., Elgin Community College
  • B.S., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • M.S., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Dawn McKinley
Associate Professor
Accounting

  • B.S., University of Iowa
  • M.A., University of Iowa
  • C.P.A., State of Illinois
  • C.M.A., State of Illinois

Magdalen McKinley
Professor
English

  • B.A., Carleton College
  • M.A., Marquette University
  • Ph.D., Marquette University

Claudia Mercado
Associate Professor
Associate Provost, Student Affairs

  • B.A., Missouri State University 
  • M.S., University of Kansas
  • Ed.D., University of Kansas

Jonathan Meshes
Associate Professor
Mathematics

  • B.S., Northern Illinois University
  • M.S., Northern Illinois University
  • Ph.D., Northern Illinois University

Jeremy Miller
Instructor
Massage Therapy

  • B.S., Shepherd College
  • M.S., New York Chiropractic College

Anthony Miniuk 
Assistant Professor
Biology

  • B.S., Purdue University
  • M.S., Purdue University

Pardess Mitchell
Associate Professor
Kinesiology and Health Education

  • B.S., University of Maryland
  • M.S., Southern Illinois University
  • Ed.D., Northern Illinois University

Bhasker Moorthy
Professor
Physical Sciences

  • B.S., University of Washington
  • M.S., New Mexico State University
  • Ph.D., New Mexico State University

Veronica Mormino
Professor
Geography

  • B.A., University of Salvador – Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • M.S., University of Salvador – Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • M.S., George Mason University

Cara Mullen
Associate Professor
Mathematics

  • B.A., Pomona College
  • M.S., University of Illinois - Chicago
  • Ph.D., University of Illinois - Chicago

Ranjani Murali
Instructor
English

  • B.A., Bharathiar University
  • M.F.A., George Mason University
Last Updated: 5/3/21