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Adjunct Faculty

Asmah Abdallah aabdallah@prairiestate.edu
Jonathan Adams jadams27@prairiestate.edu
Ukaisha Al-Amin ualamin@prairiestate.edu
Jeffrey Albrecht jalbrecht2@prairiestate.edu
Sarah Alford salford@prairiestate.edu
Ruben Alvarez ralvarez1094@prairiestate.edu
Nana Amponsah namponsah@prairiestate.edu
Rosalynn Anderson randerson12@prairiestate.edu
Reynolds Andujar randujar@prairiestate.edu
Erin Antonietti eantonietti@prairiestate.edu
Bosede Apata bapata@prairiestate.edu
Eman Assad eassad@prairiestate.edu
Richard Atwood ratwood@prairiestate.edu
Leslie Austin laustin2@prairiestate.edu
Cathy Badeusz cbadeusz@prairiestate.edu
Kenneth Barker kbarker4@prairiestate.edu
Beth Barnes bbarnes10@prairiestate.edu
Robert Belin rbelin@prairiestate.edu
Cathy Biasella cbiasella@prairiestate.edu
Nick Biasella nbiasella@prairiestate.edu
Deborah Bivens dlbivens@prairiestate.edu
Joseph Blockland jblockland@prairiestate.edu
Emily Bobbe ebobbe@prairiestate.edu
Richard Bona rbona@prairiestate.edu
Eveline Botanga ebotanga@prairiestate.edu
Sarah Bowden skbowden@prairiestate.edu
William Brei wbrei@prairiestate.edu
Jason Brennan jbrennan6@prairiestate.edu
Terrance Brown tbrown41@prairiestate.edu
Gayla Cahan gcahan@prairiestate.edu
Walter Calgaro wcalgaro@prairiestate.edu
Lorraine Campea lcampea@prairiestate.edu
Thomas Canfield tcanfield@prairiestate.edu
Leonard Carey lcarey2717@prairiestate.edu
William Carlborg wcarlborg@prairiestate.edu
Toni Carrington tcarrington2@prairiestate.edu
Monique Carter mccarter@prairiestate.edu
Cyndhia Carvajal de Rincon ccarvajalderincon@prairiestate.edu
Lawrence Casey lcasey2@prairiestate.edu
Sudeshna Chakraborty schakraborty@prairiestate.edu
Scott Chappelle schappelle@prairiestate.edu
Patricia Cherney pcherney@prairiestate.edu
Pearl Coleman pcoleman7@prairiestate.edu
Latia Collins lcollins12@prairiestate.edu
Jeffrey Cook jcook10@prairiestate.edu
Phillip Crews pcrews@prairiestate.edu
Denise Cureton dcureton@prairiestate.edu
Shirley Davenport sdavenport@prairiestate.edu
Kristine Davy kdavy2@prairiestate.edu
Sarah De la Rue sdelarue@prairiestate.edu
Erica Dean edean2@prairiestate.edu
Justin Deangelo jdeangelo@prairiestate.edu
Diana Demarchi ddemarchi@prairiestate.edu
Ladonn Dickens ldickens2@prairiestate.edu
Patrick Dwyer pdwyer1@prairiestate.edu
Michael Dwyer mdwyer3@prairiestate.edu
Brian Eaheart beaheart@prairiestate.edu
Toni Elliott Bell telliottbell@prairiestate.edu
Abosede Enadeghe aenadeghe@prairiestate.edu
Mark Fazzini mfazzini@prairiestate.edu
Charlei Feineis cfeineis@prairiestate.edu
Pasquale Fiscelli pfiscelli@prairiestate.edu
Joann Foriest jforiest@prairiestate.edu
Ann Frederickson afrederickson@prairiestate.edu
Raymond Frye rfrye@prairiestate.edu
Kathy Fudge White kfudgewhite@prairiestate.edu
James Gajda jgajda@prairiestate.edu
Samantha Galvin sgalvin2@prairiestate.edu
Louis Gdalman lgdalman@prairiestate.edu
Patrick Godfrey pgodfrey2@prairiestate.edu
Erin Gomez egomez6@prairiestate.edu
Pamela Goodman pgoodman@prairiestate.edu
James Goril jgoril@prairiestate.edu
Alexandra Green agreen1@prairiestate.edu
Daniel Gromala dgromala@prairiestate.edu
David Habecker dhabecker2@prairiestate.edu
Taletha Harris tharris27@prairiestate.edu
Donald Heide dheide@prairiestate.edu
Juton Hemphill jhemphill2059@prairiestate.edu
Rosellen Heniff rheniff@prairiestate.edu
Alexandra Herd aherd@prairiestate.edu
Maurice Herron mherron2@prairiestate.edu
Shelly Hokanson shokanson@prairiestate.edu
Victor Honsik vhonsik@prairiestate.edu
Joseph Hooks jhooks@prairiestate.edu
Kiana Hughes khughes@prairiestate.edu
Carisa Hurley churley@prairiestate.edu
Stephen Hyzny shyzny@prairiestate.edu
Dolores Ickis dickis@prairiestate.edu
Mohammed Jaber mjaber@prairiestate.edu
Claudia Jaramillo-Barbosa cjaramillo-barbosa@prairiestate.edu
Karla Jemison kjemison@prairiestate.edu
Richard Jesik rjesik@prairiestate.edu
Lynda Jesse ljesse@prairiestate.edu
David Jouf djouf@prairiestate.edu
Carnold Joyce cjoyce@prairiestate.edu
George Kassal gkassal@prairiestate.edu
Daniel Kester dkester@prairiestate.edu
John Klyczek jklyczek2@prairiestate.edu
Krista Koellner kkoellner@prairiestate.edu
Brian Kolosh bkolosh@prairiestate.edu
Kenneth Kouba kkouba@prairiestate.edu
Maryellen Koza mkoza@prairiestate.edu
Ralph Krauss rkrauss@prairiestate.edu
Charles Krug ckrug2@prairiestate.edu
Rudy Kunshek rkunshek@prairiestate.edu
Edward Kurnat ekurnat@prairiestate.edu
Linda Lacey llacey@prairiestate.edu
Jacques Lamarre jlamarre@prairiestate.edu
Michael Latinovich mlatinovich@prairiestate.edu
Janis Lawrence jlawrence1@prairiestate.edu
Alberta Lawson alawson5@prairiestate.edu
Leroy Lawson lplawson@prairiestate.edu
Stephanie Lebens slebens@prairiestate.edu
Jonathan Lee jlee11@prairiestate.edu
William Leen wleen@prairiestate.edu
Cemile Lengel clengel@prairiestate.edu
Letitia Leonard lleonard2@prairiestate.edu
Ann Libs alibs@prairiestate.edu
Deven Lindenberg dlindenberg@prairiestate.edu
Steven Lindsay slindsay@prairiestate.edu
Devon Lindsay dlindsay@prairiestate.edu
Jerry Logan jlogan3674@prairiestate.edu
Alice Lorenz alorenz@prairiestate.edu
Lamarr Magnus lmagnus@prairiestate.edu
Barbara Maine bmaine@prairiestate.edu
Michael Manson mmanson@prairiestate.edu
Nichelle Manuel nmanuel2@prairiestate.edu
Larry Marshall ljmarshall@prairiestate.edu
Jeremy Mathers jmathers@prairiestate.edu
Yvette Mayo ymayo@prairiestate.edu
Steven McCain samccain@prairiestate.edu
Michael McGehee mmcgehee@prairiestate.edu
Daniel McNamara dmcnamara@prairiestate.edu
Kevin McNulty kmcnulty546@prairiestate.edu
Brian Meeks bmeeks@prairiestate.edu
Salvador Mendoza smendoza6@prairiestate.edu
Elijah Miller emiller5@prairiestate.edu
Ralph Moore rmoore@prairiestate.edu
Dwight Morton dmorton3@prairiestate.edu
Andreas Mueller amueller2@prairiestate.edu
Ray Muhammad rmuhammad13@prairiestate.edu
Melissa Munroe mmunroe@prairiestate.edu
Jim Murray jmurray3@prairiestate.edu
Mary Murray mmurray8695@prairiestate.edu
Elizabeth Musser emusser@prairiestate.edu
John Newgard jnewgard@prairiestate.edu
Dominique Newman dnewman@prairiestate.edu
Jessica Nicoletti jnicoletti@prairiestate.edu
Alexandra Noriega anoriega@prairiestate.edu
Sergio Nunez Mendoza snunezmendoza@prairiestate.edu
Kenneth O Keefe kokeefe@prairiestate.edu
Colleen O'Connor coconnor2@prairiestate.edu
Uchechukwu Ohiri uohiri@prairiestate.edu
Caleb Olaleye colaleye@prairiestate.edu
Lauren Osman losman@prairiestate.edu
Gail Otterson gotterson@prairiestate.edu
Kristina Paltanavicius kpaltanavicius@prairiestate.edu
Richard Patterson rpatterson6@prairiestate.edu
Alvin Paul apaul@prairiestate.edu
Darnell Payne dpayne8@prairiestate.edu
Lynn Petty lpetty@prairiestate.edu
Kimberly Pina kpina@prairiestate.edu
Iwona Pipikios ipipikios@prairiestate.edu
Pamela Planera pplanera@prairiestate.edu
Rebecca Powell rpowell8@prairiestate.edu
Matthew Praxmarer mpraxmarer@prairiestate.edu
Elaine Purcell epurcell@prairiestate.edu
Robert Rabelhofer rrabelhofer@prairiestate.edu
Aurelius Raines araines@prairiestate.edu
Maureen Reiser mreiser@prairiestate.edu
Angela Rich arich@prairiestate.edu
Robert Roach rroach@prairiestate.edu
Michael Roberson mroberson2@prairiestate.edu
Carlos Robles crobles@prairiestate.edu
Marvin Rodas mrodas@prairiestate.edu
Sheila Roe-Boston sroe@prairiestate.edu
Michelle Rogers mrogers1553@prairiestate.edu
Margaret Rossi mrossi3@prairiestate.edu
Devipriya Roy droy@prairiestate.edu
Jill Ruschak jruschak@prairiestate.edu
Ronald Saviano rsaviano@prairiestate.edu
William Schultz wschultz@prairiestate.edu
Loretta Schwartz lschwartz@prairiestate.edu
Nancy Schwider nschwider@prairiestate.edu
Randall Sharpe rsharpe@prairiestate.edu
Michael Siefert msiefert@prairiestate.edu
Charles Simpson csimpson8@prairiestate.edu
Christopher Smith csmith59@prairiestate.edu
Theoda Smith tsmith@prairiestate.edu
David Snelson dsnelson@prairiestate.edu
Jeremy Spence jspence@prairiestate.edu
Teresa Spruiell tspruiell@prairiestate.edu
Joyce Stedt jstedt@prairiestate.edu
Tara Stoehr tstoehr@prairiestate.edu
Cherise Stone cstone@prairiestate.edu
Janine Stroemer jstroemer@prairiestate.edu
Mark Swanson mswanson@prairiestate.edu
Valerie Taglieri vtaglieri@prairiestate.edu
Stephen Tallackson stallackson@prairiestate.edu
Shenita Talton stalton@prairiestate.edu
David Tepper dtepper@prairiestate.edu
Wendell Thomas wwthomas@prairiestate.edu
Paul Thomas pthomas@prairiestate.edu
Charles Thompson cthompson19@prairiestate.edu
Ja're Thorn jthorn@prairiestate.edu
Donald Tieri dtieri@prairiestate.edu
Leslie Tischauser ltischauser@prairiestate.edu
Marinna Troupe mtroupe@prairiestate.edu
Vicky Valancius-Mangel vvalancius-mangel@prairiestate.edu
Sarah Van Hoegarden SVanHoegarden@prairiestate.edu
Martha Vargas Somosa mvargassomosa@prairiestate.edu
Richard Velasquez rvelasquez2@prairiestate.edu
Eugene Vinyard evinyard@prairiestate.edu
Michael Vittori mvittori@prairiestate.edu
Cecil Wagner cwagner3@prairiestate.edu
Patricia Walker pwalker@prairiestate.edu
Sara Wallace swallace7@prairiestate.edu
Tracey Wallace twallace9@prairiestate.edu
Becky Walters bwalters1@prairiestate.edu
Donald Washington ddwashington@prairiestate.edu
Ken Wehmhoefer kwehmhoefer@prairiestate.edu
Jamie Welling jwelling@prairiestate.edu
Michael Wheeler mwheeler@prairiestate.edu
James White jwhite@prairiestate.edu
Claudia Williams clwilliams@prairiestate.edu
Cydney Williams cwilliams103@prairiestate.edu
Diane Williams dwilliams@prairiestate.edu
Monica Williams mwilliams75@prairiestate.edu
Lasheryl Williams lwilliams79@prairiestate.edu
Tokoya Williams twilliams74@prairiestate.edu
Gina Willis gwillis@prairiestate.edu
Katharine Wilson kwilson@prairiestate.edu
Rebecca Wolfe rlwolfe@prairiestate.edu
Sandra Wood swood3@prairiestate.edu
Richard Wood rwood2@prairiestate.edu
John Wortel jwortel@prairiestate.edu
Sterling Wright shwright@prairiestate.edu
John Zager jzager@prairiestate.edu
Bruce Ziegle bziegle@prairiestate.edu

Allied Health and Emergency Services

Carol Fawcett - Dean, Allied Health and Emergency Services


Nursing, Allied Health, and Human Services
  Website

Name/Title Education Office Hours
Marcia Bulthuis
mbulthius@prairiestate.edu
Associate Professor, Nursing
  • B.S.N., Trinity Christian College
  • M.S., Andrews University
 M: 8:30 - 10 a.m.
 T: 8:30 - 11 a.m.
 W: 2 - 3 p.m.
Danielle Coleman
dcoleman2@prairiestate.edu
Associate Professor, Nursing
  • A.A.S., Prairie State College
  • B.S., Governors State University
  • M.S.N., Governors State University
 M:9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
 T: 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
 W:12 - 2 p.m.
Patrice Eberhardt
peberhardt@prairiestate.edu
Professor/Coordinator/Director, Nursing
  • B.S.N., Rush University
  • M.S.N., Rush University
  • D.N.P., Governors State University

 M: 1 - 4 p.m.
 T:  1 - 3 p.m.
 W: 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Maureen Giglio
mgiglio@prairiestate.edu
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
 MT: 7:30- 8a.m./12-1:30p.m.
 W: 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
(After Clinical)
Maureen Grady
mgrady@prairiestate.edu
Professor, Nursing
  • A.A.S., Prairie State College
  • B.S.N., Purdue University
  • M.S., Purdue University
  • D.N.P., Governors State University
 MT: 7:30- 8a.m./12- 1:30p.m.
 W:  6 - 7 p.m. 
By appointment at Clinical Site
Michelle Keane
mkeane@prairiestate.edu
Assistant Professor, Nursing
  • A.D.N., Prairie State College
  • B.S.N., Purdue University-Hammond
  • M.S.N., Benedictine University-Lisle
 MT: 9a.m - 12p.m./4 - 5p.m.
 WTH: 7:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. / at clinical
Diane Miller
damiller@prairiestate.edu
Associate Professor, Nursing
  • A.D.N., Prairie State College
  • B.S.N., Governors State University
  • M.S.N., Governors State University

 MT: 1 - 3 p.m.
 TH: 6 - 7 p.m.*
*By appointment only at Clinical Site

Edward O'Donnell
eodonnell@prairiestate.edu
Assistant Professor, Nursing
  • B.S., Chicago State University
  • M.S.N., Lewis University
 MT: 7:30 - 8 a.m/12 - 2 p.m.
 TH: 7:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Angela Simpson
asimpson@prairiestate.edu
Associate Professor, Nursing
  • A.S., Kennedy-King College
  • B.S., Lewis University
  • M.S.N., Lewis University

 M: 8 - 10 a.m.
 T: 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
 W:  3 - 4 p.m.
 F: 10 - 11 a.m. (by
 appointment

Denita Williams
dwilliams8696@prairiestate.edu
Assistant Professor, Certified Nursing Assistant and Nursing

  • A.A.S., Olive-Harvey College
  • B.S., Governors State University
  • MDiv., Garrett Evangelical THeological Seminary
  • M.S.N., University of Phoenix

M:  Appointment only
T: 9:30 - 10:45 a.m.
WTH: 3 - 5 p.m.

Linda Zroskie
lzroskie@prairiestate.edu
Professor and Dept. Chair, Nursing
  • B.S.N., Saint Xavier University
  • M.S.N., Aurora University
  • D.N.P., Governors State University
 M: 7:30 - 8 a.m. & 12 - 2 p.m.
T: 7:30 - 8 a.m. & 12 - 1 p.m.
WTH: 7:30 - 8 a.m.* 
*At clinical site by appointment only 

Dental Hygiene and Surgical Technology  
Dental Hygiene  Surgical Technology

Name/Title Education Office Hours
Carol Braun
cbraun@prairiestate.edu
Supervising Dentist, Co-coordinator and Assistant Professor, Dental Hygiene
  • B.S., Illinois State University
  • D.D.S., Loyola University

 M:  11a.m. - 1 p.m.
T: 12 - 1 p.m.
TH: 1 - 2 p.m.
 F: 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Rebecca Buckle
rbuckle@prairiestate.edu
Assistant Professor, Dental Hygiene
  • A.A.S., William Rainey Harper College
  • B.S.D.H., College of Southern Nevada
  • M.Ed., Concordia University
 
Sue Foundos-Biegel
sbiegel@prairiestate.edu
Supervising Dentist
  • D.D.S., University of Illinois
  • B.S., Loyola University
  • Dental Hygiene Certificate, Loyola University
 M: 8 a.m - 12 p.m. 
TF: – 3 - 4 p.m.
Second 8 Weeks Hours:
M: 11 a.m - 12 p.m./4 - 5 p.m.
T :3 - 5 p.m.
 F: 3 - 4 p.m.
Kathleen Karwoski
kkarwoski@prairiestate.edu
Assistant Professor, Dental Hygiene
  • A.A.S., Prairie State College
  • M.A., Governor State University
 M: 1 - 3 p.m.
W: 12 - 1 p.m.           
TH: 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. & 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Patricia Hoyt
phoyt2@prairiestate.edu
Temporary Assistant Professor, Surgical Technology
  • A.A.S. College of DuPage
  • B.G.S., Northern Illinois University

MT: 7:30 - 8 a.m.
MW: 1 - 2 p.m.
THF: 6:30 - 7:15 a.m. at clinical sites

Julie Wedster
jwedster@prairiestate.edu
Surgical Technology/Program Coordinator
  M: 7:30-8 a.m./12-2 p.m
T:7:30-8a.m./12:30-2:30p.m.
TH: 12-2 p.m.
 F: 7:30-8 a.m. 

Fitness
Website

Name Education Office Hours
     

Counseling
Website

Name Education Office Hours
Sarah Hein
shein@prairiestate.edu
Counselor, Chair, and Coordinator, Transfer
  • B.S.W., University of Kansas
  • M.A., Northwestern University
MTWF: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
TH:9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Shannon Word
sword@prairiestate.edu
Personal Counselor and Chair, Academic Services and Counseling
  • B.S., University of Illinois-Chicago
  • M.S., Governors State University
M: 9:30a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
TWTHF: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Lunch varies

 

Career and Technical Education

Janice Kaushal - Dean, Career and Technical Education


Business

Name Education Office Hours
Joseph Berlinski
Professor, Business
  • B.S., Northern Illinois University
  • M.B.A., DePaul University
M: 12 - 2 p.m.
TTH : 8 - 9:30 a.m.
Colleen Ivancic
Assistant Professor, Accounting and Business
  • B.S., Marquette University-Milwaukee
  • M.S., Governors State University
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
TTH: 9 - 11 a.m.
W: 1 - 2 p.m. 
Marcianne Schusler
Professor and Coordinator, Business
  • B.S., University of Illinois
  • M.B.A., Saint Xavier University
MW: 12:30 - 2:30 p.m.
T: 1 - 2 p.m

Early Childhood Education

Name Education Office Hours
Christopher Fogarty
Professor/Coordinator, Education
  • B.S., Northern Illinois University
  • M.B.A., DePaul University
MW: 9:30 - 11 a.m.
TH:  9:30 - 11:30 a.m

Graphic Communication, Photography
 Website

Name Education Office Hours
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 
MW:  12:20 - 2:20 p.m.
TH: 3:50 - 4:50 p.m.

Music Production

Name Education Office Hours
Jonathan Pierre
Assistant Professor, Music and Coordinator, Music Production
  • B.A., Columbia College-Chicago
  • Avid Certification (Pro-Tools)
M: 9 - 10 a.m.
TTH:  1 - 3 p.m. 

Industrial Technology 
Manufacturing Electrical Automotive

Name Education Office Hours
Tony Gumushian
Professor, Chair, and Coordinator, Automotive Technology
  • B.S., Western Michigan University
  • M.S., University of Illinois
M: 2:15 - 4:15 p.m.
W: 8 - 9 a.m.,12:45 - 1:45p.m.
TH: 2 - 3 p.m.
Georgia Karras
Associate Professor and Coordinator, Industrial Electricity
  • B.S., Milwaukee School of Engineering
  • Licensed Professional Engineer
T: 12 -2 p.m.
W: 3:30 - 5:30 p.m
TH: 3 - 4 p.m..
 Chad Vlietstra
Associate Professor and Coordinator, Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning
  • A.A.S., Prairie State College
  • B.S., Waldorf College
  • HVACR Certificate, Prairie State College
M: 4 - 5 p.m.
W: 3 - 6 p.m.
TH: 5 - 6 p.m. 
Martin Wolfe
Assistant Professor and Coordinator, Manufacturing/Welding
  • B.S., Eastern Illinois University
  • M.S., Eastern Illinois University
T: 2 - 5 p.m.
W: 1 - 3 p.m

Information Technology
 Website

Name Education Office Hours
Jackie Dennis
Professor, Computer Information Technology and Coordinator, ITAPP/ITNET/ITPRG/ ITWEB
  • B.S. Southern Illinois University
  • M.A., Roosevelt University
  • Executive Information Technology Certificate, Regis University
MW: 10 - 11:30 a.m.
T: 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Brian Donovan
Assistant Professor, Information Technology/Dept. Chair
  • B.S., Tlane University
  • M.S., DePaul University
M: 2 - 5 p.m.
WTH: 4 - 5 p.m.  

 

Liberal Arts and Social Sciences

Elighie Wilson - Dean, Liberal Arts and Social Sciences


English
 
 Website

Name Education  Office Hours
Alanna K. Cotch
Professor, English. Honors Program Coordinator
  • B.A., Gustavus Adolphus College
  • M.A., University of Maine
  • Ph.D., University of New Mexico
MW: 1 - 2:30 p.m.
TTH: 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Annette Dolph
Assistant Professor, English
  • B.A., Saint Mary's College of Notre Dame
  • M.A., Ball State University
M: 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
TTH: 10 - 11 a.m.
W: 12:30 - 2:30 p.m.
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
MWTH: 10 - 11 a.m.
T: 10 - 11 a.m. & 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
Jessica Gravely
Associate Professor and Coordinator, English
  • B.A., University of North Carolina
  • M.A., Wake Forest University
TTH: 11a.m. - 12 p.m.
W: 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Megan Hughes
Associate Professor, Reading/English
  • B.A., Northeastern Illinois University
  • M.A., University of Illinois-Chicago
  • Ph.D., University of Illinois-Chicago
TTH: 9:30 - 11 a.m.
W: 12 - 2 p.m.
Jessica Nastal Dema
Associate Professor, English
  • B.A., Loyola University
  • M.S., St. Louis University
  • M.A., Universidad Autonoma de Madrid (Spain)
  • Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
MTW: 9 - 11 a.m.

Thomas Nicholas
Associate Professor and Chair, English
  • B.A., Northern Michigan University
  • M.A., Ohio State University
  • M.L.I.S., Kent State University
MW: 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
T: 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. 
Patrick M. Reichard
Associate Professor, English/Developmental English
  • B.A., Villanova University
  • M.A., University of Chicago
M: 9-9:30a.m./12:30-1:30p.m.
TTH: 1:30 - 2 p.m.
W: 9-9:30a.m./12:30-2:30p.m.
Elise Spencer
Assistant Professor, English and Coordinator, Writing Center
  • B.A., Averett University
  • M.A., Loyola University
MW:11am-12:30pm/1:45-2:30pm 
T: 10:30 - 11 a.m.
Justin Vidovic
Associate Professor, English 
  • B.A., Wayne State University
  • M.A., Wayne State University
  • Ph.D., Wayne State University

MTH: 1:50 - 3:15 p.m.
T: 1:50 - 3:20 p.m.
W: 1:50 - 2:30 p.m.

Kisha Wells
Associate Professor, English
  • B.A., Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville
  • M.A., Southern Illinois University-Wdwardsville
MW: 9-9:30 a.m./2-2:30 p.m.
TTH:9-9:30a.m/11a.m-12p.m.

 Communication 
Website

Name Education Office Hours
Brianna Abate
Assistant Professor, Communication
  • A.A., College of DuPage
  • B.S., Bradley University
  • M.A., Miami University (Ohio)
MW: 7:30-8 a.m/11-12:30p.m 
TTH:7:30 - 8 a.m.
Joshua Green
Associate Professor and Coordinator, Communication
  • B.S., Miami University of Ohio
  • M.A., Miami University of Ohio
  • M.F.A., University of California (UCLA)
MW: 10 - 11 a.m.
TTH:  9-9:30 a.m./3-4 p.m.

Dana Trunnell
Assistant Professor, Communications
  • B.A., Illinois State University
  • M.A., Illinois State University
M: 2 - 3 p.m.  
TTH: 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. 

Humanities
Website

Name Education  Office Hours
Max Hammond
Associate Professor, Humanities
  • B.A., Brigham Young University
  • M.A., Brigham Young University
  • M.A., University of Chicago
TTH: 7:30-8a.m./9:30 11a.m.
W: 4:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Hyrum LaTurner
Associate Professor, Humanities
  • A.A., Dixie Community College
  • B.A., Brigham Young University
  • M.A., Brigham Young University
  • Ph.D., University of Chicago
MW: 9 - 11 a.m.
TTH: 9:15 - 11 a.m.
George Streeter
Associate Professor and Coordinator, Humanities
  • B.A.,Yale University
  • Ph.D., University of Chicago
MW: 9-9:30am/11am-12pm
TTH: 2 - 3 p.m.

Fine and Performing Arts
Website

Name Education Office Hours
Valerie Nicholson
Professor and Coordinator, Performing Arts/Music
  • B.M.Ed., Murray State University
  • M.A., Governors State University
M: 1 - 2 p.m.
TTH: 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Paul Rinaldi
Professor and Coordinator, Arts
  • B.A., Fairfield University
  • M.F.A., Brooklyn College, City University of New York
MW:10-11a.m. /1:45-2:30p.m.
T: 10-11 a.m./1:45-2:15 p.m.
(in K-100)
Louis Shields
Professor, Art History
  • B.A., Governors State University
  • M.A., Governors State University
  • M.F.A., Northern Illinois University
M: 9-9:30a.m./12:15-2:15p.m.
T: 3 - 4 p.m.
W: 9-9:30a.m./12:15-1:15p.m.

 Foreign Languages
Website

Name Education Office Hours
Teresa McCann
Associate Professor and Coordinator, Spanish/Coordinator, Faculty Development
  • B.A., University of Northern Iowa
  • M.A., University of Northern Iowa
  • M.A.T.L., University of Southern Mississippi
MW 9 - 11 a.m.
T: 9 - 10 a.m. (Online)

Social Science 
History Education Political Science Sociology Psychology Social Science 

Name Education Office Hours
Cynthia Cornejo
Associate Professor, Psychology
  • B.A., Roosevelt University
  • M.A., Illinois School of Professional Psychology/Argosy University
  • PsyD., Illinois School of Professional Psychology/Argosy University
MW:  11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
TTH: 10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Lalinda De La Fuente
Associate Professor, Sociology, and Coordinator, Social Sciences
  • B.S., Florida International University
  • M.A., Roosevelt University
MW: 11 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. T:10 - 11 a.m.
TH:9:30 - 11 a.m.
Dianne DeSousa
Associate Professor and Coordinator, Psychology/Dept. Chair
  • B.A., Lake Forest College
  • Ph.D., Loyola University
M: 2 - 2:30 p.m.
T: 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. 
TH: 9:30 - 11 a.m.
Christopher Fogarty
Professor and Coordinator, Education
  • B.A., Long Island University
  • M.Ed., National-Louis University
MW: 9:30 - 11 a.m.
TH: 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.
André Halliburton
Associate Professor, Psychology
  • B.S., Chicago State University
  • M.S., Chicago State University
  • Ph.D., Loyola University
MW: 8 - 9:30 a.m./2 - 3 p.m.
T: 3- 4 p.m (by appointment only)
Michael Massengill
Professor, Economics
  • B.S., Indiana University Northwest
  • M.S., Roosevelt University
 
Craig Mulling
Professor, Sociology
  • B.A., Baldwin Wallace College
  • M.A., Bowling Green State University
  • Ph.D., University of Hawaii

M: 2 - 3 p.m.
T: 9:30 - 10:30 a.m.
TH: 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Justin Pariseau
Associate Professor and Coordinator, History
  • B.A., Boston College
  • M.A., College of William and Mary
  • Ph.D., College of William and Mary
M: 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
TW: 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Andrew Schott
Professor, Political Science
  • A.A., Carl Sandburg College
  • B.A., University of Illinois-Springfield
  • M.A., Northern Illinois University
  • M.A., University of Illinois-Springfield
T: 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
WTH: 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

 

Mathematics and Science

Debra Prendergast - Dean, Math and Science


Mathematics  
Website

Name Education Office Hours
Susan Ecsi
secsi@prairiestate.edu
Professor, Developmental Mathematics and Coordinator, Mathematics
  • B.A., Purdue University-Calumet
  • B.S., Purdue University-Calumet
  • M.S., Purdue University-Calumet
MW;  2:15 - 3:30 p.m.
TTH: 2:45 - 4 p.m. 
Melanie Eddins-Spencer
meddinsspencer@prairiestate.edu
Professor, Mathematics
  • B.S., Alabama State University
  • M.A., University of Alabama
  • Ph.D., University of Alabama
MWTH: 9 -10 a.m 
T: 9-10 a.m./2:30-3:30 p.m. 
 Brian Garant
bgarant@prairiestate.edu
Professor, Mathematics
  • B.S., Central Michigan University
  • M.A., Central Michigan University
M: 5:30-7p.m./8:45-9:15p.m.
TW: 5:30 -7 p.m. 
Steven Kifowit
skifowit@prairiestate.edu
Professor, Mathematics
  • B.S., Northern Illinois University
  • M.S., Northern Illinois University
  • Ph.D., Northern Illinois University
MW: 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
TTH: 10:30 - 12 p.m. 
Natalie McGathey
nmcgathey@prairiestate.edu
Associate Professor, Mathematics
  • B.S., Lewis University
  • M.S., University of Illinois-Chicago
  • Ph.D., University of Illinois-Chicago
MW: 1:20 - 2:30 p.m.
TTH: 9 - 10:30 a.m.
Kevin Marks 
kmarks@prairiestate.edu
Associate Professor, Mathematics
  • B.S., DePaul University
  • M.A., Illinois Institute of Technology
MW: 9 - 11 a.m.
TTH: 9:15 - 11 a.m. 
Katharine Sims-Drew
ksims@prairiestate.edu
Associate Professor and Chair, Mathematics
  • B.S., Harvey Mudd College
  • M.S., Northwestern University
MW: 12:15 -1:15 p.m.
T: 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
W: 9:15 - 10:15 a.m.
TH: 9:45-10:45am/11:30-12:30pm
Terra A. Stamps
tstamps@prairiestate.edu
Professor, Mathematics
  • B.S., University of Montevallo
  • M.A., University of Alabama
MW: 1 - 2 p.m.
TTH: 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Natural Sciences
Biology Chemistry Physical Science Physics

Name Education Office Hours
Christa Adam
cadam@prairiestate.edu
Professor, Biology and Coordinator, Adjunct Faculty
  • B.S., University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana
  • M.S., University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana
  • Ph.D., University of Kentucky
MW: 9-10:30am/1:30-2:30pm.
TTH: 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
W: 9 - 10:30 a.m.
Reuben E. Barrett
rbarrett@prairiestate.edu
Professor, Biology
  • B.A., Webster University
  • B.S., Southern Illinois University
  • D.C., Logan College of Chiropractic
  • J.D., William Howard Taft University
MW: 3 - 4 p.m. / 6:30 - 7 p.m.
TTH: 3 - 4 p.m.
Christine Brooms
cbrooms@prairiestate.edu
Associate Professor and Chair, Natural Science; Coordinator, Chemistry
  • B.A., University of Chicago
  • Ph.D., Georgia Institute of Technology
MTTH: 9 - 10 a.m.
W: 9 - 10 a.m. / 12 - 1 p.m.
Lee Anne Burrough
lburrough@prairiestate.edu
Professor and Coordinator, Physical Science/Earth Science/Geology
  • B.S., Trinity University
  • M.S., University of Illinois
MW: 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
TTH: 11am-12pm/3-3:30pm
Nicholas E. Halm-Lutterodt
nhlutterodt@prairiestate.edu
Professor and Coordinator, Biology
  • B.A., University of Illinois-Chicago
  • M.D., St. George's University School of Medicine, Grenada
M: 2 - 4 p.m.
W: 2 - 2:30 p.m./ 3:30 - 4 p.m.
F: 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Angela Hung
ahung@prairiestate.edu
Assistant Professor, Biology
  • B.A., New College of Florida
  • Ph.D., University of New Mexico
TTH:  12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
W: 12 - 2 p.m.
Erica Lannan
elannan@prairiestate.edu
 Associate Professor, Biology
  • B.S., Iowa State University
  • Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison
MTWTH: 8:20 - 9:20 a.m.
F: 11a.m. - 12 p.m. 
Craig Nelson
cnelson@prairiestate.edu
Professor, Biology
  • B.S., Illinois College
  • M.A., Loyola University
  • D.O., Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine
MW: 6 - 6:30 p.m. 
T: 7:30-8a.m./11:30-12 p.m.
TH: 7:30-8 a.m./9:20 a.m.-12 p.m./1:20-3:30 p.m.
Mohammad Salami
msalami@prairiestate.edu
Professor and Coordinator, Physics
  • B.S., Texas Southern University
  • M.S., University of Illinois-Chicago
M: 3 - 4 p.m.
TTH: 4 - 6 p.m.
Medhat Shaibat
mshaibat@prairiestate.edu
Associate Professor, Chemistry
  • B.Sc., Al-Quds University, AbuDies, West Bank
  • M.S., Roosevelt University
  • Ph.D., University of Illinois at Chicago
MW: 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
T: 4:30 - 5:30 p.m.
TH: 4 - 6 p.m

Thomas Johnson
jthomas1@prairiestate.edu

Assistant Professor, Biology

  • B.S., University of Madras, Chennai
    M.S., University of Western Australia, Perth
  • Ph.D., Loyola University of Chicago
TTH: 2 - 4 p.m.
F: 11 a.m. - 12  p.m.
Haiming Wang
hwang2@prairiestate.edu
Assistant Professor, Physics
  • B.S., Fudan University, Shanghai
  • M.S., University of Tokyo
  • Ph.D., University of Tokyo
MW: 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
TH: 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.

 Adult Education
Kim Marisa Kunce - Dean Adult Education

Adult Education Adult Literacy ESL GED Transition Services

Name Education Office Hours
Jennifer Eick-Magan
jeick-magan@prairiestate.edu
Associate Professor, ESL, and Dept. Chair, Adult Education
  • B.A., Central College
  • M.A., Ball State University
MWTH: 1 - 2 p.m.
T: 1 - 3 p.m. 
Laura Guill
lguill@prairiestate.edu

Assistant Professor/Coordinator, Adult Basic and Secondary Education
  • B.A., Valparaiso University
  • M.A., Purdue University Calumet

MTTH: 1 - 3 p.m.
W: 1 - 2 p.m.

Library
Carolyn Ciesla - Dean, Learning Resources and Assessment 

Website

Name Education Office Hours
Thane Montaner
tmontaner@prairiestate.edu
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
M: 1 - 2 p.m.
TW: 8:30 - 9:30 a.m.
F: 9 - 11 a.m.
Katherine Sleyko
ksleyko@prairiestate.edu
Outreach and User Services Librarian/Associate Professor
  • B.A., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • M.L.I.S., Dominican University
 By Appointment