The Jacob H. Carruthers Center for Inner City Studies (CCICS) houses the Bachelor of Arts in Inner City Studies Education, the minor in Inner City Studies, and the Master of Arts in Inner City Studies Education.

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(773) 268-7500
Dr. Andrea Evans
Andrea
E.
Evans
Director
Carruthers Center for Inner City Studies
Education

Dr. Evans completed her Ph.D. in Education Policy Studies and B.S. in Biological Sciences at the University of Illinois at Chicago and her M.Ed. in Curriculum and Program Development at DePaul University.

Background

Andrea E. Evans, Ph. D. is the Director of the Jacob H. Carruthers Center for Inner City Studies at Northeastern Illinois University. In addition, she holds an appointment as a full professor in the Department of Leadership, Literacy, and Development in the Daniel L. Goodwin College of Education. Dr. Evans has spent over 25 years in Illinois education. Before coming to NEIU, Dr. Evans served as the Dean of the College of Education at Governors State University.  Also, she has served as an administrator and/or professor at other Illinois institutions including Southern Illinois University Carbondale, Northern Illinois University, and the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Evans is a published scholar in the area of educational leadership, diversity, and equity, and recently served on Illinois State Board of Education’s State Educator Preparation and Licensure Board (SEPLB). Prior to her work in academia, Dr. Evans worked for 11 years as a high school science teacher and alternative school administrator in the Chicago area.

700 East Oakwood Boulevard
Chicago, IL 60653
United States

Office Hours
Monday-Friday
8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
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Akua
Cason
Assistant Director
Carruthers Center for Inner City Studies
Expertise
Akua has experience working with low-income, first-generation and traditionally underrepresented academically promising students. She utilizes various strategies and techniques, bringing unique and creative programming and resources to support students throughout their educational careers.
Education

NEIU Carruthers Center for Inner City Studies
Inner City Studies, M.A.

Chicago State University
Psychology, B.A.

Background

I understand the importance of education, integrity, and collective responsibility in developing and preparing others. It is my personal mission to lead by example, positively influence others and create purposeful pathways for them as future leaders. I believe in the “village” philosophy and comprehensive approach through family involvement, academic improvement and community partnership. It is my intent to continue to design and implement programs that have the power to transform, cultivate and sustain greatness in our leaders as they move on to the next level.

Additional Information

I enjoy painting, creating jewelry and gardening.

 

700 East Oakwood Boulevard
Chicago, IL 60653
United States

Office Hours
Monday-Friday
8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
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Zakita
Mason
Administrative Assistant/Facilities Coordinator
Carruthers Center for Inner City Studies

700 East Oakwood Boulevard
Chicago, IL 60653
United States

Office Hours
Monday-Friday
8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
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Melanie
Baker
Library Specialist
Carruthers Center for Inner City Studies

700 East Oakwood Boulevard
Chicago, IL 60653
United States

Office Hours
Monday-Thursday
11:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m.

Friday
10 a.m.-5 p.m.
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Terry
Barfield
Technology Specialist I
Carruthers Center for Inner City Studies
University Technology Services

700 East Oakwood Boulevard
Chicago, IL 60653
United States

Office Hours
Monday-Friday
8 a.m.-4 p.m.
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Wanda
Dukes
Administrative Assistant/Certified Pearson Vue Testing Administrator
Carruthers Center for Inner City Studies
Education

Ms. Dukes is a McNair Scholar who holds a B.A. in Inner City Studies/Interdisciplinary Studies (cum laude), and an M.A. in Inner City Studies.

Background

She has also been a member of The Association for the Study of Classical African Civilization (ASCAC) for over 5 years, which led to two study abroad pilgrimages, one to Brazil in 2009, and the other to Egypt in 2010. With over 25 years of experience in the field of helping women who suffer from mental health and substance abuse issues, Ms. Dukes is currently pursuing a second Master's Degree in Social Work here at Northeastern Illinois University.

700 East Oakwood Boulevard
Chicago, IL 60653
United States

Office Hours
Monday: Closed
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
Wednesday: 8 a.m.-3 p.m.
Lorene Foggs
Lorene
Foggs
Financial Aid Advisor/Coordinator
Carruthers Center for Inner City Studies
Education

Research Interest

  • Community Development, Education and Restructuring

  • Urban Communities in the Midwest (U.S.) and Developing Nations

  • Poverty in the Urban Community (Global)

  • Urban Policy (Population Growth & Sustainability)

Education

Chicago State University
Geography, M.A. ‘21

Chicago State University
Sociology, B.A. ‘14 (Honors)

Robert Morris University
Graphic Arts, A.A.S. ‘09

 

Additional Information

Jacob H. Carruthers Center for Inner City Studies

700 East Oakwood Boulevard
Chicago, Ill. 60653

Phone: (773) 256-2037
Fax: (773) 256-2030

 

 

 

 

 

Office Hours
Office Hours
8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Robin Harris
Robin
Harris
CCICS Library Coordinator/Information Services Librarian
Ronald Williams Library
Other Academic Areas
Phone
(773) 256-2148
Courses Taught
Library Instruction
Research Interests
First-year student experience, library assessment, outreach, information literacy
Education

Dominican University
Library and Information Science, M.L.I.S.

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Journalism, B.S.

Carruthers Center for Inner City Studies
700 East Oakwood Boulevard
Chicago, IL 60653
United States

Phone
(773) 256-2148
Office Hours
By appointment
Carruthers Center for Inner City Studies
Main Campus
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Monica
Smith
Program Administrative Assistant
Carruthers Center for Inner City Studies

Carruthers Center for Inner City Studies
700 East Oakwood Blvd
Chicago, IL 60653
United States

Office Hours
Monday - Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Nekenya
Walker
Admissions/Program Advisor
Carruthers Center for Inner City Studies

700 East Oakwood Boulevard
Chicago, IL 60653
United States

Office Hours
Monday-Friday
9 a.m.-5 p.m.