Faculty Departmental Directory

Faculty Departmental Directory

Allied Health and Emergency Services

Carol Fawcett - Dean, Allied Health and Emergency Services

Nursing, Allied Health, and Human Services- Website

  • Marcia Bulthuis-Associate Professor, Nursing
    • B.S.N., Trinity Christian College
    • M.S., Andrews University
  • Danielle Coleman-Assistant Professor, Nursing
    • A.A.S., Prairie State College
    • B.S., Governors State University
    • M.S.N., Governors State University
  • Patrice Eberhardt-Professor/Coordinator/Director, Nursing
    • B.S.N., Rush University
    • M.S.N., Rush University
    • D.N.P., Governors State University
  • Maureen Giglio-Associate Professor, Nursing
    • A.A.S., Moraine Valley Community College
    • B.S.N., Purdue University-Calumet
    • M.S., Saint Xavier University
    • D.N.P., Governors State University
  • Maureen Grady-Professor, Nursing
    • A.A.S., Prairie State College
    • B.S.N., Purdue University
    • M.S., Purdue University
    • D.N.P., Governors State University
  • Michelle Keane-Assistant Professor, Nursing
    • A.D.N., Prairie State College
    • B.S.N., Purdue University-Hammond
    • M.S.N., Benedictine University-Lisle
  • Diane Miller-Associate Professor, Nursing
    • A.D.N., Prairie State College
    • B.S.N., Governors State University
    • M.S.N., Governors State University
  • Edward O'Donnell-Assistant Professor, Nursing
    • B.S., Chicago State University
    • M.S.N., Lewis University
  • Angela Simpson-Associate Professor, Nursing
    • A.S., Kennedy-King College
    • B.S., Lewis University
    • M.S.N., Lewis University
  • Linda Zroskie-Professor and Dept. Chair, Nursing
    • B.S.N., Saint Xavier University
    • M.S.N., Aurora University
    • D.N.P., Governors State University

Dental Hygiene and Surgical TechnologyDH Website - SRT Website

  • Carol Braun-Supervising Dentist, Co-coordinator and Assistant Professor, Dental Hygiene
    • B.S., Illinois State University
    • D.D.S., Loyola University
  • Sue Foundos-Biegel-Supervising Dentist
    • D.D.S., University of Illinois
    • B.S., Loyola University
    • Dental Hygiene Certificate, Loyola University
  • Barbara Kelly-Gorbitz-Professor and Co-coordinator, Dental Hygiene and Dept. Chair
    • M.Ed., Concordia University
    • A.S., Indiana University
    • R.D.H., Indiana University/Purdue
    • B.S.Ed., Indiana University/Purdue
  • Denise Janusz-Professor, Dental Hygiene
    • A.A., Southern Illinois University
    • B.S., Southern Illinois University
  • Kathleen Karwoski, Assistant Professor, Dental Hygiene
    • A.A.S., Prairie State College
    • M.A., Governor State University
  • Julie Wedster-Assistant Professor and Coordinator, Surgical Technology
    • B.S., University of Phoenix
    • Surgical Technology Certificate, Prairie State College

Emergency Services - Website

Fire Science - Website

Fitness - Website

  • Pamela Kraay-Coordinator, Physical Education and Fitness Center

Career and Technical Education

Janice Kaushal - Dean, Career and Technical Education


  • Joseph Berlinski-Professor, Business
    • B.S., Northern Illinois University
    • M.B.A., DePaul University
  • Colleen Ivancic-Assistant Professor, Accounting and Business
    • B.S., Marquette University-Milwaukee
    • M.S., Governors State University
    • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
  • Marcianne Schusler-Professor and Coordinator, Business
    • B.S., University of Illinois
    • M.B.A., Saint Xavier University

Early Childhood Education

  • Christopher Fogarty-Professor/Coordinator, Education
    • B.S., Northern Illinois University
    • M.B.A., DePaul University

Graphic Communication, Photography, and Music Production

  • Michael Maddox-Professor and Coordinator, Graphic Communications - Website
    • B.A., Roosevelt University
    • M.F.A., School of the Art Institute, Chicago
  • Jonathan Pierre-Assistant Professor, Music and Coordinator, Music Production
    • B.A., Columbia College-Chicago
    • Avid Certification (Pro-Tools)
  • Rebecca Slagle-Associate Professor, Visual Communications/Multimedia Arts and Coordinator, Photography
    • A.A.S., Prairie State College
    • B.F.A., The School of the Art Institute of Chicago
    • M.F.A., Governors State University 

Industrial Technology

  • Tony Gumushian-Professor, Chair, and Coordinator, Automotive Technology - Website
    • B.S., Western Michigan University
    • M.S., University of Illinois
  • Georgia Karras-Associate Professor and Coordinator, Industrial Electricity - Website
    • B.S., Milwaukee School of Engineering
    • Licensed Professional Engineer
  • Chad Vlietstra-Assistant Professor and Coordinator, Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning
    • A.A.S., Prairie State College
    • B.S., Waldorf College
    • HVACR Certificate, Prairie State College
  • Martin Wolfe-Assistant Professor and Coordinator, Manufacturing/Welding - Website
    • B.S., Eastern Illinois University
    • M.S., Eastern Illinois University

Information Technology

  • Jackie Dennis-Professor, Computer Information Technology and Coordinator, ITAPP/ITNET/ITPRG/ ITWEB - Website
    • B.S. Southern Illinois University
    • M.A., Roosevelt University
    • Executive Information Technology Certificate, Regis University
  • Brian Donovan-Assistant Professor, Information Technology/Dept. Chair
    • B.S., Tulane University
    • M.S., DePaul University

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Elighie Wilson - Dean, Liberal Arts and Sciences

English - Website

  • Alanna K. Cotch-Professor, English. Honors Program Coordinator - Website
    • B.A., Gustavus Adolphus College
    • M.A., University of Maine
    • Ph.D., University of New Mexico
  • Annette Dolph-Assistant Professor, English
    • B.A., Saint Mary's College of Notre Dame
    • M.A., Ball State University
  • Jason Evans-Professor, Developmental Writing and English. Developmental Writing and Reading Coordinator
    • B.A., Milligan College
    • M.A., University of Chicago
    • Ph.D., University of Illinois-Chicago
  • Jessica Gravely-Associate Professorand Coordinator, English
    • B.A., University of North Carolina
    • M.A., Wake Forest University
  • Megan Hughes-Associate Professor, Reading/English
    • B.A., Northeastern Illinois University
    • M.A., University of Illinois-Chicago
    • Ph.D., University of Illinois-Chicago
  • Jessica Nastal-Dema-Assistant Professor, English
    • B.A., Loyola University
    • M.S., St. Louis University
    • M.A., Universidad Autonoma de Madrid (Spain)
    • Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
  • Thomas Nicholas-Associate Professor and Chair, English
    • B.A., Northern Michigan University
    • M.A., Ohio State University
    • M.L.I.S., Kent State University
  • Patrick M. Reichard-Associate Professor, English/Developmental English
    • B.A., Villanova University
    • M.A., University of Chicago
  • Elise Spencer-Assistant Professor, English and Coordinator, Writing Center
    • B.A., Averett University
    • M.A., Loyola University
  • Justin Vidovic-Associate Professor, English 
    • B.A., Wayne State University
    • M.A., Wayne State University
    • Ph.D., Wayne State University
  • Kisha Wells-Associate Professor, English
    • B.A., Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville
    • M.A., Southern Illinois University-Wdwardsville

Humanities, Communication, Fine and Performing Arts, and Foreign Languages

  • Brianna Abate-Assistant Professor, Communication - Website
    • A.A., College of DuPage
    • B.S., Bradley University
    • M.A., Miami University (Ohio)
  • Joshua Green-Assistant Professor and Coordinator, Communication - Website
    • B.S., Miami University of Ohio
    • M.A., Miami University of Ohio
    • M.F.A., University of California (UCLA)
  • Max Hammond-Associate Professor, Humanities - Website
    • B.A., Brigham Young University
    • M.A., Brigham Young University
    • M.A., University of Chicago
  • Hyrum LaTurner-Associate Professor, Humanities - Website
    • A.A., Dixie Community College
    • B.A., Brigham Young University
    • M.A., Brigham Young University
    • Ph.D., University of Chicago
  • Teresa McCann-Associate Professor and Coordinator, Spanish/Coordinator, Faculty Development - Website
    • B.A., University of Northern Iowa
    • M.A., University of Northern Iowa
    • M.A.T.L., University of Southern Mississippi
  • Valerie Nicholson-Professor and Coordinator, Performing Arts/Music - Website
    • B.M.Ed., Murray State University
    • M.A., Governors State University
  • Paul Rinaldi-Professor and Coordinator, Arts - Website
    • B.A., Fairfield University
    • M.F.A., Brooklyn College, City University of New York
  • Edward A. Schwarz-Professor, Communication and Dept. Chair - Website
    • B.A., California State University, Los Angeles
    • M.A. California State University, Los Angeles
  • Louis Shields-Professor, Art History - Website
    • B.A., Governors State University
    • M.A., Governors State University
    • M.F.A., Northern Illinois University
  • George Streeter-Associate Professor and Coordinator, Humanities - Website
    • B.A.,Yale University
    • Ph.D., University of Chicago
  • Dana Trunnell-Assistant Professor, Communications - Website
    • B.A., Illinois State University
    • M.A., Illinois State University

Social Science, Education, Economics, and History

  • Cynthia Cornejo-Associate Professor, Psychology - Website
    • B.A., Roosevelt University
    • M.A., Illinois School of Professional Psychology/Argosy University
    • PsyD., Illinois School of Professional Psychology/Argosy University
  • Lalinda De La Fuente-Associate Professor, Sociology, and Coordinator, Social Sciences - Website 
    • B.S., Florida International University
    • M.A., Roosevelt University
  • Dianne DeSousa-Associate Professor and Coordinator, Psychology/Dept. Chair - Website
    • B.A., Lake Forest College
    • Ph.D., Loyola University
  • Christopher Fogarty-Professor and Coordinator, Education - Website
    • B.A., Long Island University
    • M.Ed., National-Louis University
  • André Halliburton-Associate Professor, Psychology - Website
    • B.S., Chicago State University
    • M.S., Chicago State University
    • Ph.D., Loyola University
  • Craig Mulling-Professor, Sociology - Website
    • B.A., Baldwin Wallace College
    • M.A., Bowling Green State University
    • Ph.D., University of Hawaii
  • Justin Pariseau-Associate Professor and Coordinator, History - Website
    • B.A., Boston College
    • M.A., College of William and Mary
    • Ph.D., College of William and Mary
  • Andrew Schott-Professor, Political Science - Website
    • A.A., Carl Sandburg College
    • B.A., University of Illinois-Springfield
    • M.A., Northern Illinois University
    • M.A., University of Illinois-Springfield
  • Abdullah Tinwala-Professor, Economics
    • B.A. Roosevelt University
    • M.B.A. Idaho State University

Mathematics and Science

Debra Prendergast - Dean, Math and Science


  • Susan Ecsi-Professor, Developmental Mathematics and Coordinator, Mathematics - Website
    • B.A., Purdue University-Calumet
    • B.S., Purdue University-Calumet
    • M.S., Purdue University-Calumet
  • Melanie Eddins-Spencer-Professor, Mathematics - Website
    • B.S., Alabama State University
    • M.A., University of Alabama
    • Ph.D., University of Alabama
  • Brian Garant-Associate Professor, Mathematics - Website
    • B.S., Central Michigan University
    • M.A., Central Michigan University
  • Steven Kifowit-Professor, Mathematics - Website
    • B.S., Northern Illinois University
    • M.S., Northern Illinois University
    • Ph.D., Northern Illinois University
  • Natalie McGathey-Associate Professor, Mathematics - Website
    • B.S., Lewis University
    • M.S., University of Illinois-Chicago
    • Ph.D., University of Illinois-Chicago
  • Kevin Marks-Associate Professor, Mathematics - Website
    • B.S., DePaul University
    • M.A., Illinois Institute of Technology
  • Katharine Sims-Drew -Associate Professor and Chair, Mathematics - Website
    • B.S., Harvey Mudd College
    • M.S., Northwestern University
  • Terra A. Stamps-Professor, Mathematics - Website
    • B.S., University of Montevallo
    • M.A., University of Alabama

Natural Sciences

  • Christa Adam-Professor, Biology and Coordinator, Adjunct Faculty - Website
    • B.S., University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana
    • M.S., University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana
    • Ph.D., University of Kentucky
  • Reuben E. Barrett-Professor, Biology - Website
    • B.A., Webster University
    • B.S., Southern Illinois University
    • D.C., Logan College of Chiropractic
    • J.D., William Howard Taft University
  • Christine Brooms-Associate Professor and Chair, Natural Science; Coordinator, Chemistry - Website
    • B.A., University of Chicago
    • Ph.D., Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Lee Anne Burrough-Professor and Coordinator, Physical Science/Earth Science/Geology - Website
    • B.S., Trinity University
    • M.S., University of Illinois
  • Nicholas E. Halm-Lutterodt-Professor and Coordinator, Biology - Website
    • B.A., University of Illinois-Chicago
    • M.D., St. George's University School of Medicine, Grenada
  • Angela Hung-Assistant Professor, Biology - Website
    • B.A., New College of Florida
    • Ph.D., University of New Mexico
  • Marian D. Kelly-Professor, Biology - Website
    • B.S., Marquette University
    • M.S., Illinois Institute of Technology
  • Erica Lannan-Associate Professor, Biology - Website
    • B.S., Iowa State University
    • Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Craig Nelson-Professor, Biology - Website
    • B.S., Illinois College
    • M.A., Loyola University
    • D.O., Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Mohammad Salami-Professor and Coordinator, Physics - Website
    • B.S., Texas Southern University
    • M.S., University of Illinois-Chicago
  • Medhat Shaibat-Associate Professor, Chemistry - Website
    • B.Sc., Al-Quds University, AbuDies, West Bank
    • M.S., Roosevelt University
    • Ph.D., University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Haiming Wang-Assistant Professor, Physics - Website
    • B.S., Fudan University, Shanghai
    • M.S., University of Tokyo
    • Ph.D., University of Tokyo

Adult Education (GED and ESL) - Website

Kim Marisa Kunce - Dean Adult Education

  • Jennifer Eick-Magan- Associate Professor, ESL, and Dept. Chair, Adult Education
    • B.A., Central College
    • M.A., Ball State University

Counseling and Academic Advising - Website

Felix C. Simpkins - Dean Student Development and Campus Life

  • Sarah Hein-Counselor, Chair, and Coordinator, Transfer
    • B.S.W., University of Kansas
    • M.A., Northwestern University
  • Shannon Word-Personal Counselor and Chair, Academic Services and Counseling
    • B.S., University of Illinois-Chicago
    • M.S., Governors State University

Library - Website

Carolyn Ciesla - Interim Associate Dean, Learning Resources and Assessment

  • Thane Montaner-Associate Professor, Chair, and Collection Management Librarian
    • B.A., University of South Florida
    • M.A., University of Illinois-Chicago
    • M.L.I.S., Dominican University
  • Katherine Sleyko-Outreach and User Services Librarian/Associate Professor
    • B.A., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    • M.L.I.S., Dominican University