The NEIU Assessment team consists of one non-faculty positions and three faculty representatives with one faculty member taking a lead role as the coordinator of program assessment. The oversight of the team is within the perspective of the Associate Provost for Innovation and Academic Assessment. The assessment team collaboratively helps address all the needs of the assessment process from strategizing on goals and assessment measures to the technological aspects.

Dr. Emily Rumschlag Booms
Emily
A.
Rumschlag Booms
Associate Professor
Biology
College of Arts and Sciences
(773) 442-5725
Expertise
Microbiology
Courses Taught
Essential Skills for Biologists (BIO 150)
General Biology I (BIO 201)
General Microbiology (BIO 341)
Pathogenic Microbiology (BIO 342)
Emerging Infectious Diseases (BIO 345)
Advanced Immunology (BIO 475)
Advance Topics In Biology: Applied & Environmental Microbiology (BIO 485L)
Research Interests
Viral attachment and entry, Antiviral therapeutic development
Education

Bachelor’s Degree, Indiana University

Ph.D., University of Illinois, College of Medicine

Selected Publications

Rumschlag-Booms, E. and Rong, L. Influenza A Virus Entry: Implications in Virulence and Future Therapeutics. Advances in Virology. January 2013.

Ahmet Dirim Arslan, Xiaolong He, Minxiu Wang, Emily Rumschlag-Booms, Lijun Rong, and William T. Beck. A High-Throughput Assay to Identify Small-Molecule Modulators of Alternative Pre-mRNA Splicing. J Biomol Screen 18(2):180-90 (2013).

Rumschlag-Booms E, Hongjie Zhang, D Doel Soejarto, Harry H S Fong, Lijun Rong. One-stone-two-birds, an antiviral screening protocol. J Antivir Antiretrovir (2011), PMID 22140608.

Rumschlag-Booms E, Guo Y, Wang J, Caffrey M, Rong L., 2009. Comparative analysis between a low pathogenic and a high pathogenic influenza H5 hemagglutinin in cell entry. Virology Journal 2009, 6:76; June 10.

Guo Y, Rumschlag-Booms E*, Wang J, Xiao H, Yu J, Wang J, Guo L, Gao GF, Cao Y, Caffrey M, Rong L., 2009. Analysis of hemagglutinin-mediated entry tropism of H5N1 avian influenza. Virology Journal, 6:39; April 2. *Co-first author

Manicassamy B, Wang J, Rumschlag E, Tymen S, Volchkova V, Volchkov V, Rong L, 2007. Characterization of Marburg virus glycoprotein in viral entry. Virology, 358:79-88.

BBH 352D
Northeastern Illinois University
5500 North St. Louis Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625
United States

(773) 442-5725
Office Hours
Please email e-booms@neiu.edu to arrange to meet or speak with Dr. Rumschlag Booms.
Main Campus
Dr. Senyung Lee wears a black blouse and looks at the viewer.
Senyung
Lee
Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
College of Arts and Sciences
(773) 442-5880
Expertise
Second language assessment, second language vocabulary acquisition, statistical analyses for second language research
Courses Taught
TESL 301:The English Language for Teachers
TESL 343: TESL Assessment
TESL 402: Principles of Linguistics for Teachers
TESL 410: Techniques of Teaching English As a Second Language
TESL 414: Theories of Teaching English As a Second Language
TESL 447: Pragmatics
TESL 460: Second Language Acquisition
TESL 468: Principles of Language Assessment
Research Interests
Second language assessment, second language vocabulary acquisition
Education

Ph.D., Second Language Studies, Indiana University

MA., Second Language Studies, Indiana University

BS., Computer Science Education, Korea University

Selected Publications

Park, Y., Lee, S., & Shin, S-Y. (in press). Developing a local academic English listening test using unscripted audio-visual texts. Language Testing. https://doi.org/10.1177/02655322221076024

Lee, S., & Shin, S-Y. (2021). Towards improved assessment of L2 collocation knowledge. Language Assessment Quarterly, 18(4), 419-445. https://doi.org/10.1080/15434303.2021.1908295

Shin, S-Y., Lee, S., & Lidster, R. (2021). Examining the effects of different English speech varieties on an L2 academic listening comprehension test at the item level. Language Testing, 38(4), 580-601. https://doi.org/10.1177/0265532220985432

Lee, S., Lim, G. S., & Basse, R. (2021). The effect of additional time on the quality of argumentation in L2 writing assessment: A mixed-methods study. Language Assessment Quarterly, 18(3), 253-272.  https://doi.org/10.1080/15434303.2021.1872080

Lee, S. (2021). L1 transfer, proficiency, and the recognition of L2 verb-noun collocations: A perspective from three languages. International Review of Applied Linguistics in Language Teaching (IRAL), 59(2), 181-208. https://doi.org/10.1515/iral-2018-0220

Selected Performances

Lee, S. (2021, October). Exploring the underlying constructs of L2 lexical collocation knowledge. Midwest Association of Language Testers (MwALT), Ames, IA.

Park, Y., Lee, S., & Shin, S-Y. (2021, October). Developing a local academic English listening test using authentic unscripted audio-visual texts. Midwest Association of Language Testers (MwALT), Ames, IA.

Lee, S. (2021, February). Additional time and the quality of argumentation in writing. Illinois Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages/Bilingual Education (ITBE), Chicago, IL.

Lee, S. (2019, March). The acquisition of productive knowledge of L2 English academic collocations. American Association for Applied Linguistics (AAAL), Atlanta, GA.

Shin, S-Y., Lidster, R., & Lee, S. (2019, March). Examining the effects of foreign-accented lectures on an academic listening test at the item level using differential item functioning analysis. Language Testing Research Colloquium (LTRC), Atlanta, GA.

Background

Senyung Lee taught English at an English for academic purposes program in the U.S. and at a middle school in South Korea. Her areas of specialization are second language assessment and second language vocabulary acquisition. She has extensive experience in designing and developing English tests. She received the 2020 Jacqueline Ross TOEFL Dissertation Award by Educational Testing Service. She is also a finalist for the 2020 AAAL Dissertation Award by American Association of Applied Linguistics.

Room LWH 3068
Northeastern Illinois University
5500 North St. Louis Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625-4699
United States

(773) 442-5880
Office Hours
12-2 p.m. Tuesday and by appointment
Main Campus
Nate Mathews
Nate
Mathews
Associate Professor, Photography
Art + Design
College of Arts and Sciences
Courses Taught
Studio Experiences in Photography
Photography I
Photography II
Digital Imaging for Photographers
Controlled Photographic Lighting For In Studio and On Location
Historic And Alternative Photographic Processes
Senior Seminar and Exhibition
Research Interests
Photography
Education

Master of Fine Arts in Photography, Columbia College Chicago, Chicago, IL

Selected Exhibitions

Midwest Midwinter exhibition,  Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Celebration of Art show, Gallery 200, People Made Visible, West Chicago, Illinois

Midwest Spe Exhibition, Brooks Stevens Gallery, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Bad News, Ralph Arnold Gallery, Loyola University Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

2018 Rockford Midwestern Biennial Exhibition, Rockford Art Museum, Rockford, Illinois

Nuclear Policy, Grady Gallery, Elgin Community College, Elgin, Illinois (solo)

Nuclear Policy, Armstrong Gallery, McLean County Arts Center, Bloomington, Illinois (solo)

Ersatz, Visual Art Gallery, Governors State University, University Park, Illinois(solo)

Artistic Exploration, Buckham Gallery, Flint, Michigan

Power and Politics, Filter Photo Space, Chicago, Illinois

Re:Place, Perspective Gallery, Evanston, Illinois

Room FA 225 A/C
Northeastern Illinois University
5500 North St. Louis Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625
United States

Office Hours
Fall 2021 Office Hours
10 a.m.-12 p.m. and 2:30-4 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday
and by appointment
Main Campus
Kenny Beyer
Kenny
Beyer
Assessment Coordinator and Data Analyst
College of Education
Expertise
Assessment Management Systems (Tk20 by Watermark), Learning Management Systems (Desire2Learn by Brightspace), Course Evaluation Systems (SmartEvals by Gap Technologies).

Using Excel features and functions to represent data in various ways based on the audience. Interpreting, and understanding various accrediting body requests and processes.
Education

Briar Cliff University

University of South Dakota

Background

I have been a higher education professional since 2004 working primarily on the technological side of education administering learning management systems.

Starting on February 18 2019, I started as the Assessment Coordinator and Data Analyst for the Goodwin College of Education. Some of these responsibilities include coordinating our various assessment activities, remaining current on accreditation requirements, updating and maintaining the GCOE quality assurance and assessment system, interfacing with programs engaged in assessment work and supporting the Teacher Performance Assessment (edTPA) portfolio process.

Office Hours
Vary
R. Shayne Cofer
R. Shayne
Cofer
Associate Provost for Innovation and Academic Assessment
Academic Affairs
College of Arts and Sciences
(773) 442-5919
Expertise
Instrumental Music Education
Courses Taught
NEIU Wind Ensemble
Research Interests
K-12 instrumental music education and ensemble conducting
Education

Ph.D., University of Iowa, Music Education
M.M., University of Iowa, Music Education
B.M., University of Idaho, Music Education

Selected Publications

His work has been published in:

The Southeastern Journal of Music Education
The Journal of Research in Music Education
MENC's publication Teaching Music
Band and Orchestra Magazine

Triad: The Ohio Music Educator's Journal
Illinois Music Educator's Journal

Background

R. Shayne Cofer is on temporary leave from the Department of Music and currently Acting Associate Provost of NEIU.

C 102
5500 N. St. Louis Ave.
Chicago, IL 60625
United States

(773) 442-5919
Office Hours
By appointment only
Main Campus