Leslie Hull
Leslie
Hull
Communication, Media and Theatre
College of Arts and Sciences
Phone
(773) 442-5957
Expertise
Acting, Directing, Musical Theatre, Classical Theatre, Theatre History, Improvisation, Movement, Vocal Production, Dialects, Prop Design, Make-Up/Wig Design, Theatre Management, Stagecraft
Courses Taught
CMTT 339: Advanced Theatre Practicum
CMTT 338: Melodrama
CMTT 249: Makeup
CMTT 240: Stagecraft
CMTT 221: Acting 1
CMTC 202: Voice and Diction
CMTT 130: Introduction to Theatre
CMTC 100: Introduction to Communication
Research Interests
Contemporary and Classical Theatre, Women in Theatre, Female Representation in Theatrical Performance and Production, Arts Integration in Education, Art Therapies, Intersectional Performance
Education

B.F.A - Theatre/Musical Theatre, University of Michigan-Flint

M.F.A - Acting, Michigan State University

Background

Leslie has been working as an Artist/Educator in the Midwest Region for over a decade. In addition to working on stage and screen and off, she works as a voice-over artist, audio book narrator, and amateur photographer. She is a proud member of Actors' Equity. Some regional theatres include Williamston Theatre, Tipping Point Theatre, Performance Network Theatre , The Henry Ford Museum, Metropolis Performing Arts, Idle Muse, Dandelion Theatre and Quest Theatre Ensemble.

FA 233
5500 North St. Louis Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625
United States

Phone
(773) 442-5957
Office Hours
Mondays and Wednesdays: 1-3 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays: 5:30-6:30 p.m., and Fridays: 3-4 p.m. (CCICS location only.)
Carruthers Center for Inner City Studies
Main Campus
Photo of 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
Makita Kheperu
Makita
Kheperu
English
College of Arts and Sciences
Phone
(773) 442-5810
Courses Taught
ENGL 101 Writing I
ENGL 201 World of Poetry
ENGL 203 World of Fiction
Research Interests
TBA
Education

TBA

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

Phone
(773) 442-5810
Office Hours
Fall 2016
Carruthers Center for Inner City Studies
LaWanda Jones
LaWanda
Jones
Instructor
Health Sciences and Physical Education
College of Education
Phone
(773) 442-4783
Courses Taught
HLED 107: Health for Effective Living
HLED 317: Aging, Death, and Dying
PEMA 172: Basketball
PEMA 203: Weight Training
PEMT 303: Adapted Physical Education and Recreation
PEMT 361: Aerobics and Cardiovascular Fitness
Research Interests
Weight Training
Education

M.S.: Chicago State University.  Physical Education

B.S: Grambling State University.  Therapeutic Recreation

PE 1139
5500 North St. Louis Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625
United States

Phone
(773) 442-4783
Office Hours
Varies by Semester
Carruthers Center for Inner City Studies
El Centro
Main Campus
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Zada
N
Johnson
Educational Inquiry and Curriculum Studies
College of Education
Phone
(773) 268-7500 ext. 161
Courses Taught
Theory and Methodology in Ethnic Group Research
Communication in the Inner City
Contemporary Issues in the Inner City
Cultures of the Inner City
Research Methods in Inner City Studies
Research Interests
urban anthropology, popular culture, urban culture, historical consciousness, race, Bronzeville, New Orleans
Education

University of Chicago

CCICS Room 417
700 East Oakwood Blvd.
Chicago, IL 60653
United States

Phone
(773) 268-7500 ext. 161
Office Hours
Tuesday 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. Thursday 4:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Carruthers Center for Inner City Studies
Rosetta Cash
Rosetta
Cash
Administrative Assistant
Carruthers Center for Inner City Studies
Educational Inquiry and Curriculum Studies
College of Education
Phone
(773) 256-2139
Expertise
Ms. Cash is an Administrative Assistant in the Jacob H. Carruthers Center for Inner City Studies, as well as an Adjunct Faculty member for the Inner City Studies Education Program. Ms. Cash's expertise includes the use of technology for student academic enhancement.
Courses Taught
ICSE 327 | Seminar in Administrative Practicum
ICSE 328 | Administrative Practicum
Research Interests
African-centered education
Education

M.S. in Education Media Design and Technology | Full Sail University, 2011

Certificate of Completion for Online Instructor Preparation Course | Northeastern Illinois University, 2010

M.A. in Communication, Media and Theatre | Northeastern Illinois University, 2006

M.A. in Inner City Studies Education | Northeastern Illinois University, 2000

B.A. in Inner City Studies Education | Northeastern Illinois University, 1998

Selected Publications

Balla, M., Levi, J. B., Carruthers, L. I., Cash, R., Davis, B. K., Jones, Y., Rashid, K., and Womack, B., Eds. (2007). The Kemetic Voice: Listen to Liberty. The Journal of the Kemetic Institute of Chicago. Vol.1. No. 1., Winter/Spring 2014. The Kemetic Institute: Chicago, IL. Member of the editorial and publishing staff.

Contributing writer to News & Notes, the newsletter of the College of Education at Northeastern Illinois University from 2009 to present.

Harris, L. C., Balla, M., Levi, J. B., Carruthers, L. I., Carruthers, J. H., Cash, R., Jones, Y., Thompson, B., and Womack, B., Eds. (2007). The Best of the Kemetic Voice, Vol. 1. The Kemetic Institute: Chicago, IL. Member of the editorial and publishing staff.

700 East Oakwood Boulevard
Chicago, IL 60653
United States

Phone
(773) 256-2139
Office Hours
9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Carruthers Center for Inner City Studies
Curriculum Vitae
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Benneth
Lee
Justice Studies
College of Arts and Sciences
Phone
(773) 268-7500
Courses Taught
JUST 201 Introduction to the Criminal Justice System
JUST 312 Theories of Criminal Behavior
JUST 313 Prisons & Jails
JUST 318 Gangs in Chicago
Research Interests
• Inner City Gangs • Prisons and Jails • Ex-Convict Recidivism • Prisoner Reentry Systems
Education

• M.A., Inner City Studies, Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago, Illinois, 2010
• B.A., Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago, Illinois, 2004

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

Phone
(773) 268-7500
Office Hours
Fall 2016 Monday 5:00 - 6:00 p.m. at CCICS.
Carruthers Center for Inner City Studies
Main Campus
Gilo Kwesi Logan
Gilo Kwesi
C.
Logan
Ed.D.
Justice Studies
College of Arts and Sciences
Phone
(773) 442-4790
Expertise
Mission-driven diversity management, incorporating culturally relevant pedagogy/multicultural education, developing cultural competencies, the impact of culture on teaching and learning; race, class and gender issues, and transformative learning. Also success strategies for all students, first-generation college students, and racial/ethnic identity development.
Courses Taught
JUST 101 Introduction to Social Justice
JUST 332 Race & Ethnic Relations
Research Interests
Ethnic identity development & transformative learning; the intersection of ethnicity, race, gender, and class; the impact of culture on learning and teaching styles; and the African-American experience in predominately white suburbs and institutions.
Education

• Ed.D., Adult Education, National Louis University, Chicago, Illinois, 2011
• M.A., Elementary Education, National Louis University, Chicago, Illinois, 1993
• B.S., Business Administration, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Illinois, 1989

Background

Dr. Logan is an internationally recognized diversity consultant, educator, writer, and speaker.  His mission is to help individuals and organizations meet the challenges of working and living in a global society.  He is a certified diversity practitioner, diversity columnist for the Fiji Sun, member of the National Diversity Council, and also serves as adjunct faculty of diversity and social justice at Harper College in Palatine, Illinois.  Dr. Logan is a culturally focused world traveler, with seven years of personal travel experience living in 23 countries throughout North and Central America, the Caribbean, South Pacific, Southeast Asia, India, the Middle East, and West Africa.

PARTIAL MEDIA LIST: Featured on numerous television/radio broadcasts, including Financial Survival Network, CLTV (Chicago, USA), On The Street, Kiora FM (New Zealand), Mali FM (Mali), and the Chicago Korean Radio Broadcasting Co.  In print, he has written for and been quoted by the Chicago Sun-Times, Ebony, Cosmopolitan, N'Digo Magapaper, The Daily Northwestern, The Evanston Roundtable, and the Fiji Sun.  Dr. Logan has been featured in the video gallery of the Chicago Tribune for the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington and Dr. King's "I Have A Dream" speech. 

Additional Information

NEIU Alternative Spring Break Boarder Awareness Immersion Experience, Faculty/Staff leader, 2010-2012: led three groups of students--one to San Miguel, Guatemala, to study fair-trade arrangements surrounding coffee production from seed to cup; and two to the Tucson, AZ/Nogales, Mexico and El Paso, TX/Juarez, Mexico borders to study issues related to human rights, immigration, and the border.

Interfaith Peace-Builders participant, 2012 African Heritage Delegation to Palestine/Israel (October 2012): the delegration emphasized the grassroots voices of Israelis and Palestinians immersed in the reality of the conflict, bearing witness to the everyday violence of war and occupation, and learning from those committed to nonviolent struggle, human rights, and peace with justice.

LWH 4034
5500 N. St. Louis Ave.
Chicago, IL 60625-4699
United States

Phone
(773) 442-4790
Office Hours
Fall 2015 Tuesday and Thursday 9:30-11:30 a.m. and by appointment.
Carruthers Center for Inner City Studies
Main Campus
Curriculum Vitae
Dr. Gabriel Cortez
Gabriel
A.
Cortez
Ph.D.
Director, ENLACE Leadership Institute
Literacy, Leadership, and Development
College of Education
Phone
(773) 442-5537
Expertise
Community Relations
Courses Taught
LEAD 421: Educational Leadership and Organizational Studies
LEAD 429: Research Design and Analysis of Educational Data
LEAD 431: School and Community Relations
LEAD 495: Practicum in Higher Education
Research Interests
Grassroots activism in education; intercultural relations; cultural identity; globalization; and Chicago history.
Education

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Educational Policy Studies, Ph.D.

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Educational Policy Studies, M.Ed.

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
History & U.S./Latin-American Studies, B.A.

Selected Publications

Cortez, G.A. (2013). Occupy Public Education: A Community's Struggle for Educational Resources in the Era of Privatization. Equity & Excellence in Education, 46(1), PP 7-19.

Cortez, G.A. (Spring 2013). Re-framing, Re-imagning, and Re-tooling Curricula from the Grassroots: The Chicago Grassroots Curriculum Taskforce. Current Issues in Comparative Education, 15(2), PP 84-95.

LWH 4016
5500 N. St. Louis Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625
United States

Phone
(773) 442-5537
Office Hours
By Appointment
Carruthers Center for Inner City Studies
El Centro
Main Campus
University Center Lake County
Maurice McFarlin
Maurice
McFarlin
Jr., J.D.
Justice Studies
Carruthers Center for Inner City Studies
College of Arts and Sciences
Phone
(773) 442-4790
Courses Taught
JUST 101 Introduction to Social Justice
JUST 201 Introduction to the Criminal Justice System
JUST 241 Research Methods in Justice Studies
JUST 318 Gangs in Chicago
JUST 326 Juvenile Justice System
Research Interests
• Gangs in Chicago • Criminal Justice System • Juvenile Justice System
Education

• J.D., University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana
• M.A., Public Administration, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Illinois
• B.A., Criminal Justice, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Illinois

Background

Professor McFarlin is currently an attorney in private practice in Chicago, Illinois. He is a former senior trial attorney and municipal prosecutor for the City of Chicago Law Department.

LWH 4079
5500 North St. Louis Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625-4699
United States

Phone
(773) 442-4790
Office Hours
Fall 2016 Monday and Wednesday 10:25-11:25 a.m., 2:50-3:50 p.m. main campus; Tuesday and Thursday 4;30-5:30 p.m. El Centro.
Carruthers Center for Inner City Studies
Main Campus
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Patricia
L.
Hill
Justice Studies
College of Arts and Sciences
Phone
(773) 268-7500
Expertise
• Urban policing • Human rights • Collective bargaining
Courses Taught
JUST 201 Introduction to the Criminal Justice System
JUST 314 Police in the Minority Community
JUST 316 Crime, Violence and Culture
Research Interests
• Police misconduct • Human rights • Convention on the Rights of the Child
Education

•  M.S., Law Enforcement Administration, Calumet College of St. Joseph, Whiting, Indiana
•  B.S., Education, Chicago State University, Chicago, Illinois

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

Phone
(773) 268-7500
Office Hours
Fall 2016 Half hour before class and by appointment.
Carruthers Center for Inner City Studies
Main Campus
Lance Williams
Lance
Williams
Educational Inquiry and Curriculum Studies
College of Education
Phone
(773) 268-7500
Courses Taught
ICSE 201: History and Culture of Ethnic Groups
ICSE 322: Independent Study
ICSE 329E: Oral Tradition
ICSE 329F: Youth Organizing Activism
ICSE 329H: Inner City Development
ICSE 329V: Elite Theory and American Democracy
Research Interests
Interventions Aimed At Reducing High-Risk Health Behaviors in Inner City Communities; Qualitative Research Design and Methodology RESEARCH EXPERIENCE Principal Investigator (03/2006-Present) NEIU Grow Your Own Teachers Program The Grow Our Own Teacher Program (GYO) establishes an initiative to encourage and support paraprofessionals, parents, and other active community members in becoming certified as teachers. GYO seeks to stimulate the development of consortia made up of an institution that prepare teachers (NEIU), a targeted school district (CPS), and a community organization (ACORN Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now). Working together, these entities are to identify paraeducators and parents who have been leaders in schools with hard-to-staff positions and provide these individuals with the financial and other support they will need to complete teacher preparation programs. The new teachers are then to be placed in positions in the targeted schools. Principal Investigator (01/2007-08/2008) CeaseFire Evaluation Evaluated the effectiveness of the Chicago Project for Violence Prevention CeaseFire program, a State of Illinois funded violence reduction initiative. The purpose of the study was to find out what main "stakeholders" of this violence reduction program like individuals who reside in CeaseFire’s service areas, faith leaders, victims of violence, elected officials and the police had to say about the program. The evaluation used qualitative techniques, in particular, an ethnographic/focused interview process. Principal Investigator (04/2004) for a study with Whitney Young High School Social Work Department, Chicago, Illinois. I am conducting a focus group study that is examining adolescent males’ perceptions of manhood. The purpose of the study is to collect data that will be used to develop a rite of passage program for at-risk male students at Whitney Young. The study involved 8 focus groups that included over 50 freshmen through senior male students. I am currently analyzing the data. Research Associate (2000-present) Institute for Research on Race and Public Policy Research. University of Illinois-Chicago. I conducted my dissertation research, an ethnographic/focused interview study of a cultural intervention designed to reduce risky behaviors among inner-city African American youth at the Institute for Research on Race and Public Policy Research. Having completed the study, my goal now is to further the study by placing the findings in the context of education policy and health disparities among African American youth. Research Assistant (1996-1997) on the Aban Aya Youth Project at the University Illinois-Chicago, Prevention Research Center. Research Project: to develop and then evaluate a school-based program designed to promote abstinence from sex, teach students how to avoid drugs and alcohol, and to teach them how to resolve conflicts non-violently.
Education

Ph.D. Public Health Sciences University of Illinois-Chicago, Chicago, IL. 2004
Dissertation Research: Cultural intervention and perceptions of violence-related behaviors: A Role Strain and Adaptation Study of Adolescents

M.A. Inner City Studies EducationNortheastern Illinois University, Chicago, IL. 1995.

B.A. Applied Behavioral ScienceNational-Louis University, Chicago, IL. 1994.

Selected Publications

Williams, L. (2009). Culture & Perceptions of Violence-related Behaviors Among Adolescents: A Role Strain and Adaptation Model. Koln, Germany. Lambert Publishing.

Williams, L. & Moore, N. (In Publication). A Nation of Stones: Street Gangs, Black Power and Urban Terrorism. Chicago, Illinois. Lawrence Hills Books.

Williams, L. (In Print). Cultural interventions for reducing violence among young, African American males. In W. Johnson (Ed). Social Work with African-American Males. New York, New York: Oxford University Press.

Williams, L. (2009). Hip-hop as a site of public pedagogy. In B. Schultz, J. Sandlin and J. Burdick (Eds). In Handbook of Public Pedagogy: Education and Learning beyond Schooling. Routledge.

Williams, L. & Alexis-Bivens, S. (2008). The Father’s Toolkit: A Curriculum Guide for Reconnecting Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated Fathers With Their Children. Springfield, Illinois. Illinois Department of Human Services.

Williams, L. (under review). Evaluation of Chicago Violence Prevention Project CeaseFire.

Williams, Lance. (under review). Reducing Violence and Anti-Social Behavior of Young, Inner-City African American Males: A Rites of Passage Paradigm. International Journal of Africana Studies.

Williams, Lance. (under review). A Life-span perspective of antisocial behavior among young African American Males.

Background

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Northeastern Illinois University 1999-Present

Sociology Courses: Sociology of Health and Illness, Sociology of Violence, Sociology of the Black Family, and Introduction to Sociology

Inner City Studies Education Courses: History of Culture and Ethnic Groups, The Inner City Community and Inner City Organization and Institution Building

Additional Information

CURRENT POSITION

2004-present: Assistant Director, Northeastern Illinois University’s Jacob H. Carruthers Center for Inner City Studies, Chicago, IL.

2006-present: Assistant Professor, Inner City Studies. Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago, IL.

SCHOOL-BASED INTERVENTIONS AND PROGRAMS

Walter Q. Gresham Elementary School (Chicago Public School). 1991-2001. Developed and coordinated an all males program for identified “at-risk” boys in grades 5 through 8. Conducted in biweekly sessions designed to carry out conflict resolution, anger management, individual counseling and mentoring, social and cultural enrichment, decision-making skills, social competence, resistance skills and normative beliefs. The goal of this program is to reduce insubordination, fighting, gang participation, drug use and other anti-social behaviors among participants.

Asa Phillip Randolph Magnet School (Chicago Public School). 1991-1998. As described above. Target Population-grades 1 through 8.

Hirsch Metropolitan High School (Chicago Public School). 1996-1998. As a member of the Hirsch Metropolitan High School Probation Team, I conducted a program for the most “at-risk” boys identified by the school Principal, Counselors and school Disciplinarian. These young men were identified to participate in this mentorship program due to problems with truancy, poor grades, gang-related activity and anti-social behavior. I started with a group of (15) boys in September 1996. By the time the school year ended, the group had mushroomed to (40) forty boys. By 1998, the group consisted of over 100 boys.

Tanner Elementary School (Chicago Public School). April 20th. Planned, implemented and conducted a rites of passage program for over (100) one hundred 4th, 5th, and 6th grade boys. The goal of the rites of passage was to introduce the participants to traditional African value systems and character development.

Jensen/Miller Scholastic Academy (Chicago Public School) 1991 through 1993. Developed and coordinate an all males program for identified “at-risk” boys in grades 3 through 8. Conducted in biweekly sessions designed to carry out conflict resolution, anger management, individual counseling and mentoring, social and cultural enrichment, decision-making skills, social competence, resistance skills and normative beliefs. The goal of this program is to reduce insubordination, fighting, gang participation, drug use and other anti-social behaviors among participants.

Frazier Elementary School (Chicago Public Schools) 1991 through 1992. As described above.

West Pullman School (Chicago Public Schools) Jan. 6th through Feb. 28th, 1992. Planned, implemented and coordinated the Culture Alive Program. This program consisted of over 25 visual and performing artists, a host of cultural vendors and educators who converged on the school during this period to bring each child and classroom from kindergarten to 8th grade the rich and diverse cultures of Africa. The program culminated with a school wide taste of Africa and two assemblies.

GRANTS

Principal Writer (January 2007) Black United Fund of Illinois’ (BUFI) Safety Net Works Grant.

Safety Net Works is an initiative comprised of State of Illinois agencies and community-based organizations formed to help alleviate violence and killing in communities in Illinois. BUFI is headquartered in the South Shore community of Chicago, one of the 17 Safety Net Work target communities. As the Principal Writer of the grant I developed the Coalition of Organizational, Neighborhood and Network Empowerment through Culture, Talent and Spirituality (CONNECTS @ South Shore), a youth violence prevention initiative designed to reduce violence among youth ages 12 to 24 in South Shore. The purpose of CONNECTS is to foster community partnerships through strong relations among the youths, families, schools, faith-based organizations, businesses, parks, elected officials and community-based institutions and the Chicago Police Department in South Shore. BUFI was awarded $320,000 grant to implement CONNECTS @ South Shore.

Principal Writer and Program Evaluator (March 2006) The Literacy, Employment and Self-Sufficiency Project (LES) LES seeks to provide literacy, employment and self-sufficiency programs to one hundred (100) “hard to reach” Chicago public housing residents who are significantly in need of workplace literacy and self awareness development. Funding- 150,000.

Co-Writer (March 2006) Grow Your Own Teachers Program. The Grow Our Own Teacher  program (GYO) establishes an initiative to encourage and support paraprofessionals, parents, and other active community members in becoming certified as teachers. GYO seeks to stimulate the development of consortia made up of an institution that prepare teachers (NEIU), a targeted school district (CPS), and a community organization (ACORN Association  of Community Organizations for Reform Now). Working together, these entities are to identify paraeducators and parents who have been leaders in schools with hard-to-staff positions and provide these individuals with the financial and other support they will need to complete teacher preparation programs. The new teachers are then to be placed in positions in the targeted schools. Funding-$40,000 Planning Grant.

TEACHING EXPERIENCE CONTINUED

University of Illinois-Chicago 2004-2006
Community Health Sciences Division Course- Behavioral Sciences in Public Health (Graduate Program)

National-Louis University 1999-2004
Applied Behavioral Sciences Division Course- Methods of Inquiry in the Behavioral Sciences

CONSULTANT / ADVISORY

Board Member, The Diversifying Higher Education Faculty in Illinois Program (DFI). DFI was established by the Illinois General Assembly and signed as Public Act 093-0862 on August 4, 2004. The purpose of DFI is to increase the number of underrepresented faculty and staff in Illinois institutions of higher education and higher education governing boards. 2004-Present

Executive Committee Member, Governor’s Statewide Community Safety & Reentry Working Group. The primary purpose of the committee is to provide recommendations for review by January 2006 for the design of a new statewide reentry system. 2004-present

Founder/Board Chair, The Know Thyself Program INC. Chicago, IL. The Know Thyself program, a not-for-profit community-based organization, does school-based cultural and social enrichment for inner-city youth who live in Chicago’s marginalized communities. 1989-present

Member of the Hirsch Metropolitan High School, Vernon Johns Community Academy and Fulton Elementary School Probation Management Team. In affiliation with the I Had A  Dream, Inc. and National School Services, I monitored school community safety and make recommendations for improvement to the Probation Manager. 1997 to 2000.

Chief Consultant to Chicago Public Schools-School Community Safety & Security Program at Carter Elementary School. Implemented the Kijiji Kwa Amani (village of Peace) Program designed to foster a safe environment for Carter School students. The program included the establishment and training of the Kijiji Kwa Amani Parent Patrol and conflict resolution training for a student leadership group. March 17th 16th, 1995.

Consultant services to Chicago Public Schools Academic and Vocational Education Department. Worked as an advisor to Nansen School on effective Parenting in violent and drug plagued environments. Chicago, IL. April 12th

Consultant services to Hirsch Metropolitan High School Local School Council. Worked as an advisor to the Hirsch School Local School Council on effective approaches to dealing with Violence and Drug Prevention Strategies. May 19th 1994.

Chief Consultant and advisor to Carter School/CANAL Project Curriculum Development Committee on the Infusion of African Centered Topics Into The Chicago Public Schools system wide Objectives and Standards At The Intermediate Level (4-5). This committee produced five lessons in each intermediate subject area (Language Arts, Mathematics, Science and Social Studies). Carter School. Chicago, IL. May 11th through July 15th, 1993.

PRESENTATIONS

Invited University Lectures

“Continuing the Journey: High School and Beyond.” Presentation for the African American Male Resource Center. Chicago State University. Chicago, Illinois. April 24 2009.

“The Corporate Take Over of Hip Hop.” Delta College. University Center, MI. February 2009.

“The Rap Music Industry: Sex, Lies and Videotape.” St. Xavier University. Chicago Illinois. February 2009.

“Hip Hop Generation, Culture, and Leadership.” College of Lake County. Waukegan Illinois. June 2008.

“The Corporate Take Over of Hip Hop.” St. Louis Community College. St. Louis, Missouri. February 2008.

“The Rap Music Industry as Cultural Weaponry for White Supremacy.” Lecture for the Department of Pan-African Studies, the Institute of African American Affairs and the Center of Pan-African Culture. Kent State University. Kent, Ohio. November 3, 2005

“On Lock Down: Disproportionality among African American boys in special education programs and criminal justice systems.” Presentation Social Work and Social Welfare Responses to African American Males: A Research, Public Policy and Intervention Practice Symposium. University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration. Chicago, IL. April 22, 2005

“The Rap Music Industry as Cultural Weaponry for White Supremacy.” Presentation. Northeastern Illinois University. Chicago, IL. February 15, 2005

“The Mass Media: Keepin’ It Unreal.” Presenter for the Olive-Harvey Middle College and The Triumphant Charter School. Olive-Harvey College. Chicago, IL. November 14, 2003.

“The Mass Media: Keepin’ It Unreal.” Presenter for the Feminine Dynamics Rites of Passage Conference. DePaul University. Chicago, Il. October 4, 2003.

“Corporatization of Hip Hop: Voices and Images of the Marginalized.” Guest Lecturer for a course on the mass media and popular culture. Kennedy-King College. Chicago, IL. April 29th, 2003.

“Corporatization of Hip Hop: Voices and Images of the Marginalized.” Presenter/Panelist at the Black Law Students Association Black History Month panel discussion. Northwestern University Law School. Chicago, Il. February 13, 2003.

“The All Mighty Black P Stone Nation: Black Power, Politics and Gang Bangin.” Guest Lecturer for course on Gangs and the Media. University of Illinois-Chicago. Chicago, IL. October 17, 2001.

“Multiculturalism Vs. Ethnocentrism.” Guest Lecturer for course on Instructional Strategies for Diverse Populations. Loyola University. Chicago, IL. April 23, 1998.

“African Origins of Civilization.” Guest Presenter for the African American Students Association. Northwestern University. Evanston, IL. March 15th, 1992.

Invited Papers

“Reducing Violence and Anti-Social Behavior of Young, Inner-City African American Males:A Rites of Passage Paradigm.” At the 24th Annual International Conference of the National Council for Black Studies. Atlanta, GA., March 17th, 2000.

Conferences

"The Corporatization of Hip Hop: Implications for Identity, Attitudes, and Behavior Among Youth in the African Diaspora”. 32nd Annual Third World Conference. Chicago, Illinois. March 16, 2006

“Hip Hop and the role of the faith community.” The Christian Methodist Episcopal One Church One School National Conference. Oak Lawn, Illinois. October 17, 2003

“America’s consumerist culture and the development of African American Youth: Assessment and Implications.” The 23rd Annual Black Studies Conference. Chicago, IL. April 14th, 2000.

“Violent Death With in the Family.” A National Series of Conferences on Black-On-Black Crime: Prevention and Cures Year 2000. The Institute for Social Justice. Chicago, IL. April 17th, 2000.

“The Role of the Media, the Internet/Computers and Scams and Youth Violence.” A National Series of Conferences on Black-On-Black Crime: Prevention and Cures Year 2000. The Institute for Social Justice. Chicago, IL. April 18th, 2000.

Agencies

“Sociology of Poverty.” Action for Children Agency. In-serviced 100 Action for Children Agency staff on the Sociology of Poverty. Chicago, IL. June 21-23, 2005.

“Gangsta Rap and Images of Blacks in the Media.” Staff and Clients. Bobby Wright Mental Health Center. Chicago, IL. Oct 29th, 1998.

“Images of African American Males in the Media.” Staff and Clients. Community Supportive Living Systems, Inc. Chicago, IL. Feb 24th, 1996.

“Fostering African American Males.” Statewide Foster Parent Conference. State of Illinois Department of Children and Family Services. Chicago, IL. June 6th, 1992.

School Workshops/In-services and Training

“Lessons Learned from Hip Hop.” 7th Community School Intra-City Student Council. Gary, Indiana. February 2009.

“Coalition Building for Youth Violence Prevention.” Safety Net Works Training-Illinois Department of Human Services. Chicago Illinois. March 2008.

“The Hip Hop Generation Workshop (Teacher Training).” Chicago Public Schools-Richards Career Academy. Chicago Illinois. March 2008.

“The Hip Hop Generation Workshop (Student Workshop).” Chicago Public Schools-Richards Career Academy. Chicago Illinois. April 2008.

“What Teachers Need to Know About Classroom Management for Hard-To-Reach Youth.” Chicago Public Schools Chicago New Teacher Center. Chicago, Illinois. April 2008.

“The Hip Hop Generation Workshop (Teacher Training).” Chicago Public Schools-Corliss Career Academy. Chicago Illinois. March 2008.

“The National Stop the Violence Campaign (Panelist).” Chicago Public Schools. Chicago, Illinois. April 2008.

“The Rap Music Industry and The Battle for the Minds, Bodies, and Spirits of Black Youth.” Carter Temple. Tyler, Texas. April 2008.

Center and Periphery: Hip Hop As An Expression of American Social Organization. Associated Colleges of the Midwest-Urban Studies Program. Chicago, Illinois. May 2008.

“The Hip Hop Generation Workshop (Student Workshop).” Chicago Public Schools-Hirsch Metropolitan Career Academy. Chicago Illinois. May 12 through 15 2008.

Annual Youth Leadership Conference. Gary Indiana

“The Hip Hop Generation Workshop (Student Workshop).” Chicago Public Schools-Corliss Career Academy. Chicago Illinois. May 16 2008.

“The Hip Hop Generation Workshop (Student Workshop).” Chicago Public Schools-Moses-Vines High School. Chicago Illinois. May 27 2008.

“The Hip Hop Generation Workshop (Student Workshop).” Chicago Public Schools-Wells High School. Chicago Illinois. May 29 2008.

“The Hip Hop Generation Workshop (Student Workshop).” Chicago Public Schools-Clemente High School. Chicago Illinois. May 30 2008.

“The Rap Music Industry and The Battle for the Minds, Bodies, and Spirits of Black Youth.” Christian Methodist Church. Tulsa, Oklahoma. June 2008.

“The Corporatization of Hip Hop and Its Impact on School Communities.” University of St. Thomas Summer Wellness Institute-A Framework for Providing A Safe and Healthy Learning Environment. Racine, Wisconsin. June 17 2008.

“Using Hip Hop to Improve the Behavior of Hard to Reach Youth.” University of St. Thomas Summer Wellness Institute-A Framework for Providing A Safe and Healthy Learning Environment. Racine, Wisconsin. June 17 2008.

“The Corporatization of Hip Hop and Its Impact on School Communities.” University of St. Thomas Summer Wellness Institute-A Framework for Providing A Safe and Healthy Learning Environment. Madison, Wisconsin. June 24 2008.

“Using Hip Hop to Improve the Behavior of Hard to Reach Youth.” University of St. Thomas Summer Wellness Institute-A Framework for Providing A Safe and Healthy Learning Environment. Madison, Wisconsin. June 24 2008.

“Lessons Learned from Hip-Hop: Using the Voice of Youth as a Transformative Tool to Create Positive, Pro-Social Behavior.” Milwaukee Public Schools. Milwaukee, Wisconsin. November 2008.

“The Hip Hop Generation Workshop.” Conducted workshop with 500 males between the ages of 12 to 18 on the impact of the rap music industry on the images, attitudes and beliefs of young, urban males. The Chicago Council on Urban Affairs-Roosevelt University. Chicago, IL. May 18th, 2006

“Hip Hop as a tool for increasing literacy among inner-city youth.” Workshop training for students. Chicago Vocational High School. Chicago, IL. February 16, 2006

“Hip Hop and the faith community.” Conducted workshops on the role that the faith community can play in influencing positive images and voices in the rap music industry. The One Church One School National Conference. Chicago, IL. October 21, 2005

“Hip Hop as a tool for increasing literacy among inner-city youth.” Parent workshop training for parents at South Shore High School. South Shore High School. Chicago, IL. October 7, 2005

“Implications of Rap Music on the Behavior of Adolescents.” No Child Left Behind Committee. Kenwood High School. Chicago, IL. February 8, 2005

“Survey of Health Disparities in Chicago’s Communities of Color: Implications for Black Social Workers.” Training for the National Association of Black Social Workers. Chicago Chapter. Chicago, IL. February 7, 2005

“Corporatization of Hip Hop: Voices and Images of the Marginalized.” In-serviced 400 Chicago Public School Social Workers on the influences of rap music on the behavior of inner-city youth and implications for the social worker. Chicago Public Schools Social Work Department Chicago, Il. June 23, 2003.

“Conflict Resolution.” Parent Workshop Series. Beethoven School. Chicago, IL. July 5th, 6th, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 1998.

“School Rules, Home Rules and Gang Rules.” Parent Workshop Series. Fulton School. Chicago, IL. July 14th & 24th, 1998.

“Rites of Passage: Positive Adolescent Choices Training.” Student Workshop Series. Ryder School. Chicago, IL. March 12th through April 30th, 1997.

“Teaching Inner City Youth.” Teacher In-service series. St. Sabina School. Chicago, IL. March 13th, April 24th, 1996.

“Inner-City Youth Culture.” Student and Parent Workshop. Spaulding High School. Chicago, IL. April 25th, 1996.

“Societal Violence and its Effect on Inner City Youth.” Englewood High School. Chicago, IL. May 7th, 1996.

“Safe and Drug Free Schools.” Student (5) Series Workshop. Vernon Johns Community Academy. Chicago, IL. March through May 1996.

“Conflict Management Training.” Student Workshop Series. Vernon Johns Community Academy. Chicago, IL. March 13th, 20th, & 27th, 1996.

“Training Students to be Conflict Managers.” Student Workshop Series. Vernon Johns Community Academy. Chicago, IL. Feb. 26th, 27th, 28th, & 29th, 1996.

“Training Students and Staff to be Conflict Managers.” Student and Staff Workshop Series. Vernon Johns Community Academy. Chicago, IL. Feb. 20th, 21rst, 22nd, 23rd, 26th, 28th, & 29th, 1996.

“Teaching Your Child to Handle Conflict.” Parent Workshop. Vernon Johns Community Academy. Chicago, IL. June 21st, 1995.

“Infusing Conflict Resolution Into School Curriculum.” Teacher In-service. Vernon Johns Community Academy. Chicago, IL. May 15th, 1995.

“Conflict Resolution Training.” Student Workshop. Vernon Johns Community Academy. Chicago, IL. May 13th, 1995.

“Behavior Modification of Black Boys.” Teacher In-service. Gompers Elementary School. Chicago, IL. July 7th, 1995.

“African Origins of Civilization.” Teacher In-Service. Harlan Academy. Chicago, IL. Feb. 24th, 1994.

“Drug Free Schools.” Student Workshop. Lindbloom Technical High School. Chicago, IL. May 26th, 1994.

“Self Esteem, Cultural Awareness, and Self Discipline.” Student Workshop Retreat. Terrell School. Chicago, IL. Summer 1993.

“A Comprehensive Approach to School Based Violence and Drug Prevention Programs.” A (7) series workshop for school administrators. Chicago Public Schools Region Six. Chicago, IL. June 6th through July 2nd, 1992.

“Assisting pupils with home work and study skills.” Parent Workshop. Bonn Temps School. Chicago IL. June 10th, 1992.

“Home and School Discipline in Partnership.” Parent Workshop. Chicago Public Schools Drug Prevention Program. Chicago, IL. June 6th, 1992.

“Rites of Passage: A Model for Socialization.” Teacher, Parent and Student Workshop. James Weldon Johnson Elementary School. Chicago, IL. Jan. 23rd, 1992.

“Afrocentric Curriculum.” Teacher In-service. West Pullman Elementary School. Chicago, IL. Feb. 4th, 1992.

“Teaching the Black Male Student.” Teacher In-service. Simon Guggenheim Elementary School. Chicago, IL. Feb. 5th, 1992.

“An Afrocentric Approach to Raising Black Boys.” Parent Workshop. Beethoven School. Chicago IL. Feb. 5th, 1992.

“Raising The Inner-City Child.” Parent Workshop. Englewood High School. Chicago, IL. Feb. 8th, 1992.

“The African Centered Curriculum.” Parent Workshop. Anthony Overton Elementary School. Chicago, IL. Apr. 9th, 1992.

“African Contributions to Civilization: Curriculum Infusion.” A Multimedia Presentation for Teachers. Carver Area High School. Chicago, IL. May, 12th, 1992.

“Improving Your Child’s Self-Image.” Parent Workshop. Robert Fulton School. Chicago, IL. May 13th, 1992.

“Youth Gang Awareness.” System-wide teacher in-service. Chicago Public Schools Department of Drug Education. Ramada Inn. Chicago, IL. May 16th, 1992.

“Is Your Child Gang Banging?” Parent Workshop. Robert Fulton School. Chicago, IL. May 29th, 1992.

“Gangs, Violence, and Drugs in Chicago Public Schools.” School Community Retreat at the Hickory Hill Center. Tilden High School. Lisle, IL. May 30th, 1992.

 

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

Phone
(773) 268-7500
Office Hours
By Appointment
Carruthers Center for Inner City Studies
Josef Ben Levi
Josef
Y
Ben Levi
Instructor
Educational Inquiry and Curriculum Studies
College of Education
Phone
773-256-2139
Courses Taught
PHIL 101: Critical Thinking
PHIL 102: Introduction to Philosophy
PHIL 213: Ethics
ICSE 329M: Urban Africa
ICSE 329P: History of Africa
ICSE 329O: West Africa Life, History and Culture
ICSE 413: Idioms of the African Community
ICSE 425A: Comparative Religion & Phil Systems
ICSE 425C: African Woldview
Research Interests
N/A
Education

Centers for New Horizon Computer Learning Center

1997: Novell IntranetWare 4.11 CNA Training

 

DeVry Institute of Technology

1980 Diploma: Computer Information Systems

 

M.A., Northeastern Illinois University

1978: Education

 

B.A., Lewis University,

1974: Sociology/Social Work/Education

Background

EXPERIENCE:

 

1/2004 – Present Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago, Illinois

Position: Visiting Lecturer

Instructed courses in Ancient Egyptian language and culture, Sociology,

American History and Government, African History, Comparative Religions

and Philosophical Systems, Classical Civilizations and Philosophy: Theoretical

Ethics, Introduction to Philosophy, Logic and Critical Thinking.

 

8/2002 – 6/2005 Taylor Business Institute, Chicago, Illinois

Position: Instructor

Instructed courses Microsoft Office 2000 Professional, Office 2000 Server,

Office 2000 Infrastructure, Office 2000 Active Directory, Office 2000 Network

Environment, Introduction to Psychology, Introduction to Sociology, Critical

Thinking, Business Ethics, Speech, Oral and Written Communications.

 

8/2002 – 6/2004 Harrington Institute for Design, Chicago, Illinois

Position: Adjunct Professor

Instructed Microsoft Office courses: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access and

Introduction to Personal Computers

 

11/98 – 3/2002 RHI Consulting, Chicago, Illinois

MCI/WorldCom/Revenue Operations Technical Support Services

Position: Network Administrator\Technical Support Specialist

Administered 4 Novell 4.11 and 5.0 servers with subsystems environment

including setting up user accounts, maintaining NDPS printer, objects and object rights.

Supported 200 users community in Windows 98/XP/2000 with hardware and

software installations including Arcserve 7.0. Maintained systems hardware and

software inventory database. Ranked 3

nationwide for efficiency in reduction of user tickets requests completed.

Converted user community from token-ring to Ethernet typologies and upgrades

to Win98. Maintained user access to client files and access using Outlook98,

Lotus Notes 5.0, Utilized PCAnywhere for remote access to users systems and

creating images using Ghost.

 

8/97 - 11/98 BDO Seidman, LLP, Chicago, Illinois

Position: Systems Senior Associate/ Network Administrator

Supported 150 users in a 4.11 Intranet Ware Ethernet environment including

setup and maintenance of user accounts and server monitoring and fine-

tuning. Managed rollout of Windows95 O/S from Win 3.11 and installation

of Office 95/97 from version 4.3.and Y2K project implementation. Installed

and maintained AT&T AWICS remote communications software. Upgraded

monthly versions of ProSystemFX, RIA Forms, CCH ON-Line, Carpe Diem

and BNA software. Maintained daily DLT 15/30 tape backup system using

ARCServe 6.1 . Responded to system outages and user hardware/software.

Calls. Responsible for maintenance of $500k IT budget; all hardware/software

purchases and vendor service contracts. Served as GroupWise 5.2 Mail

Administrator. Supervised staff of two (2).

 

6/97 - 8/97 Robert Half Consulting, Chicago, Illinois

ASC Services Company

Consultant: Network/PC Analyst

Installed and maintained PCs in a Novell 4.0 Ethernet environment including

setting Internet Protocol stacks using Windows 3.11 and cabling. Revised

net.cfg, config.sys, and autoexec.bat files based on user migration between

network servers and software upgrades. Maintained and upgraded users to Lotus

Notes 4.51 from 4.0. Installed and supported 32 bit and 16 bit NetwareClient

software, Windows NT Workstation, Windows 3.11 and Windows 95 systems.

Removed various viruses infecting users systems. Setup print queues and

installed print drivers. Organized and maintained software library and hardware

inventory.

 

3/97 - 5/97 Interim Technology, Chicago, Illinois

Rosenthal Collins Group

Consultant: Network/PC Analyst

Maintained Novell Netware 3.12 and WindowsNT 4.0 system for user

community of 200. Installed and upgraded Token Ring network configuration,

CAT5 rack and MAU system. Supported ADP Payroll system and commodities

tracking system. Maintained microcomputer system using Windows 3.11, 3.1

and Windows 95. Installed NIC cards, Internet browsers, 3270 emulators (Irma,

Attachmate, and E78). Upgraded PCs when necessary.

 

8/95 - 3/97 Alternative Resources Corporation, Chicago, Illinois

CNA Corporation

KPMG Peat Marwick LLP.

Consultant: Microcomputer Technical Specialist PC/Network Analyst

Resolved high-level user issues using MS/Mail 3.5 and MS/Schedule+.

Maintained user mail files using MS/Mail and Schedule+ Administrator

programs. Utilized Novell Netware 3.12 to assist user community with token-

ring network related issues. Assisted users with resolution of MS/Office 4.2

concerns. Upgraded over 500 Macintosh systems to MAC/OS 7.53 and

Netscape 3.0. Installed and maintained Gateway microcomputer hardware

for major telecommunications corporation. Supported users using CC: Mail,

AmiPro, Lotus 123 and ProComm+ Aspect Call Tracking System.

 

6/93 - 8/95 Computer Learning Center, Chicago, Illinois

Position: Lead Instructor: Computerized Business Systems

Instructed classes in microcomputer hardware and software concepts. Trained

clients in use of Lotus 123, WordPerfect 5.1, and dBase III/IV, MS/DOS 6.2,

MS/Windows, and Introduction to Microcomputers, Novell Netware 3.12 and

Networking concepts.

 

6/87 - 5/93 Kennedy-King College, Chicago, Illinois

Position: Registrar/Director of Institutional Research/Coordinator of

Management Information Systems

Registered students into their classes efficiently and accurately each semester.

Maintained students academic records. Supervised staff of nine. Prepared

statistical reports for staff, faculty, administration, and outside agencies. Setup

and maintained Student Program Administrative System (SPAS) and

institution wide microcomputer system. Conducted training sessions in Lotus

123, WordPerfect and dBase III.

 

1/86 - 6/87 McDonald's Corporation, Oak Brook, Illinois

Position: Information Center Specialist

Supervised corporate software training sessions using Lotus 123 to support

Treasury, Real Estate, and Tax Departments. Managed beta test team for Lotus

HAL and Freelance+. Responsible for purchase, maintenance, installation and

support of microcomputer hardware and software.

 

1/84 - 5/92 Chicago State University, Chicago, Illinois

Position: Adjunct Professor

Instructed courses in Introduction to Computer Information Systems,

Introduction to Management Information Systems, Introduction to Systems

Analysis and Design, Advanced Systems Analysis and Design, and

Microcomputers in Health Care Systems.

 

8/80 - 5/92 Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago, Illinois

Position: Adjunct Professor

Instructed courses in Introduction to Management Information Systems,

Introduction to Speech Communications, Introduction to Thought in Classical

Antiquity, and Introduction to Egyptian Hieroglyphs of the Middle Kingdom

Period.

 

5/83 - 12/85 Jackson Park Hospital, Chicago, Illinois

Position: Senior Programmer/Analyst

Maintained programs for emergency room, clinical and medical records

systems. Conducted user-training sessions in WordStar, VisiCalc, and CP/M

operating system. Assisted institutional conversion to MS/DOS platform.

 

4/82 - 4/83 Arabian American Oil Company (ARAMCO)

Dhahran, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Position: Senior Systems Analyst

Responsible for technical development and production of educational, medical

and engineering manuals for the Saudi Royal Commission. Developed, installed

and supported accounts payable and payroll systems for Arabian Business

and Management Services (ABMS), Al Khobar, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Instructed Saudi nationals in the operation and maintenance of microcomputer

hardware and software.

 

1/78 - 4/82 Chicago Urban Skills Institute: City Colleges of Chicago

Position: Coordinator of Admissions and Records

Responsible for maintenance and coding of student records. Supervised staff

of six. Conducted training sessions with staff using Apple II microcomputer

systems.

 

TECHNICAL SKILLS: GroupWise, Novell Netware 3.12, 4.11, 5.0, 5.1 Windows NT 3.51, 4.0,

 

MS/Windows for Workgroups 3.11, Windows95/98, Windows NT 4.0,

Windows 2000, Windows XP, AS 400, MS/DOS 6.2, Novell Netware 3.11, 3.12,

4.0, 5.0, 5.1, MS/Office 95/97/98/2000, Outlook 98, 2000, Lotus 123, Lotus

Notes 5.0, Lotus CC: Mail. CCH Online, RIA, ARCServe 7., BackUp Exec,

Netscape Navigator, ProSystemFX,, WordPerfect, DP Umbrella SQL, Magic,

Utopia, CC:Mail, AmiPro, MS/Mail, Macintosh 7.5.3, Token-Ring, Ethernet,

Netscape 6.2, AOL 6.0. AT&T AWICS, RASNET/VPN, Ghost, PCAnywhere.

 

REFERENCES: Furnished upon request.

Additional Information

AWARDS: Johanne Henrich Pestalozzi Award:

Outstanding Instruction

 

 

 

CCICS
700 East Oakwood Boulevard
Chicago, IL 60653
United States

Phone
773-256-2139
Office Hours
By Appointment
Carruthers Center for Inner City Studies
Kimya P. Barden
Kimya
P
Barden
Inner City Studies Education
Educational Inquiry and Curriculum Studies
College of Education
Phone
(773) 442-6185
Expertise
Culturally relevant clinical practices, Dual enrollment academic programs for African American youth, Racial socialization processes among African American youth
Courses Taught
ICSE 103: Introduction to Inner City Studies
ICSE 329C: Inner City Organization and Institutional Building
ICSE 432: Development of Inner City Children
ICSE 302: Inner City Community
Research Interests
Culturally relevant clinical practices, Dual enrollment academic programs for African American youth, Racial socialization processes among African American youth
Education

Loyola University Chicago School of Social Work, PhD (2013)

University of Chicago's School of Social Service Administration, MA (2004)

Selected Exhibitions

African American Young Adult Racial Identity: the Implications of Community Based Violence; Black Women's Health Conference at Tulane University (June 2014)

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

Phone
(773) 442-6185
Office Hours
Monday: 8:30-10:00 a.m., Tuesday 8:30-10:25 a.m, Wednesday 8:30-10:00 a.m., Thursday 5:00-6:25 p.m
Carruthers Center for Inner City Studies
Main Campus
jim
James
O'Connor
English Language Program
College of Arts and Sciences
Phone
773-442-5820
Expertise
Academic Literacy
Courses Taught
ELP 120 Academic Writing Workshop III
ESL 121 English Grammar Skills
ESL 230 Content- Based ESL
READ 116 Academic Reading Workshop II
READ 117 Vocabulary Enrichment
Research Interests
N/A
Education

M.A., Northeastern Illinois University

B.S., Northwestern University

LWH 2046
5500 North St. Louis Ave
Chicago , IL 60625
United States

Phone
773-442-5820
Office Hours
M 3pm – 4pm, T 12:15pm – 3:00pm, and at other times by appointment. After the move to the new El Centro building occurs, the Monday office hour will be held there.
Carruthers Center for Inner City Studies
El Centro
Main Campus
Timothy Courtney, Ed.D.
Timothy
Courtney
Ed.D.
Educational Inquiry and Curriculum Studies
College of Education
Phone
(773) 442-5586
Expertise
English Education
Courses Taught
SCED 304E: Clinical Experiences in the Secondary School: English
SCED 305E: Secondary Student Teaching and Seminar in English
Research Interests
Interdisciplinary Instruction
Education

Ed.D., Curriculum and Instruction

M.A., English

B. A., English

LWH 4010
5500 North Saint Louis Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625
United States

Phone
(773) 442-5586
Office Hours
Office hours by appointment
Carruthers Center for Inner City Studies
Sunni Ali
Sunni
Ali
Ed.D.
Assistant Professor
Educational Inquiry and Curriculum Studies
Carruthers Center for Inner City Studies
College of Education
College of Education
Phone
(773) 268-7500
Courses Taught
ICSE 301: Race and Racism in Theorey and Fact
ICSE 432: Curriculum Development in the Inner City
ICSE 427: African American Community
ICSE 452: Field Internship
ICSE 453: Seminar in Field Internship
SCED 305: Student Teaching Supervision
Research Interests
Curriculum and Instruction, School Community Involvement, Management and Data Driven Initiatives, Cultural relevancy in urban education as a best practice.
Education

Ed.D. Roosevelt University, Chicago, IL September 2003
Educational Leadership & Organizational Change
Dissertation: Female Leaders in Afro-centered Schools: A Qualitative Analysis

M.A. Roosevelt University, Chicago, IL September 1998
Social Science Education

B.A. Howard University, Washington, DC December 1992
Sociology

Special Education National Louis University, Chicago, IL July 2008

Social Studies Education University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Charlotte, NC May 1994

Certifications: Illinois Type 75, Illinois Type 9, Illinois LBS1

Selected Publications

Ali, Sunni. (June 6, 2018). “A Qualitative Study: How Northeastern Illinois University’s College of Education Program Successfully Prepares Black Males with a Previous Individualized Learning Plan to Become Educators,” Volume 3, Number 2, Article 7 of Returning African American Males with Learning Disabilities in Higher Education. Available at: https://digitalcommons.uncfsu.edu/jri/vol3/iss2/7/

Ali, S. (2018). Here’s to a Flag of Mine. African American Images, IL.

Ali, S. (2017). “How Cinema Excerpts Enhance a Cultural Relevant Responsive-Value Driven Pedagogy,” Journal of Research Initiatives, Vol. 2: Issue 3. Available at: http://digitalcommons.uncfsu.edu/jri/vol2/iss3

Ali, S. (2017). “The Power of Hidden Language.” International Journal of Modern Engineering Research (IJMER), Volume 13 (March 3, 2017), ISSN: 2249-6645

Ali, S. (2016). “How Race and Racism Empower a School’s Curriculum.” IOSR Journal of Research and Method in Education, e-ISSN: 2320-7388, p-ISSN: 2320-737X volume 6, Issue 4, ver. II (Jul-Aug. 2016), pp 65- 70. Available at: www.iosrjournals.org

Ali, S. (2016). My Schoolhouse Is A Ghost Town. Authorhouse, IN.

Ali, S. (2015). “Integrating Hip-Hop and Cultural Relevant Lessons into the Public School Curriculum," Journal of Research Initiatives, Vol. 1: Issue 3, Article 4. Available at: http://digitalcommons.uncfsu.edu/jri/vol1/iss3/4

Ali, S., & Barden, K. (2015). “Popular Cultural Milieu Illustrated Through A Hip-Hop Culturally Values Driven Pedagogy.” In M.A. Fang He, B.D. Schultz, and W.H. Schubert (Eds.), The Sage Guide to Curriculum in Education: (407-415). Los Angles, CA: Sage.

Ali, S. & Murphy, R. (2013). “Merging and Creating Culturally Relevant Pedagogy in Public Schools,” Journal of Research Initiatives, Vol.1: (1): 40-46. Available at: http://fsuoj01a.uncfsu.edu/SOE

Background

HONORS

➢ In-Residence Scholarship to St. John’s College at Oxford University (July 29-August 10, 2018)

➢ DePaul University’s Exceptional Teacher Recognition Award (August 2015)

➢ AVID Coordinator Award (April 2009)

➢ Extra Mile Award (May 2006)

➢ Who’s Who of American Teachers (February 2006)

➢ Golden Apple Nominee (January 2002)

Additional Information

Possesses Illinois Type 75, Illinois Type 9, and Illinois LBS1 certifications

CCICS Room 413
700 E. Oakwood Boulevard
Chicago, IL 60653
United States

Phone
(773) 268-7500
Office Hours
Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday; 4-6 p.m.
Carruthers Center for Inner City Studies
Main Campus