Orin Harris
Orin
M.
Harris
Assistant Professor
Physics
College of Arts and Sciences
Phone
(773) 442-5561
Expertise
High energy and astroparticle physics, data science.
Courses Taught
PHYS-103: Introduction to Astronomy
PHYS-305: Modern Physics I
PHYS-306: Modern Physics II
PHYS-307: Modern Physics Lab
PHYS-308: Mathematical Physics
PHYS-330: Experimental Methods
PHYS-331: Optics
PHYS-332: Electronics
PHYS-336: Quantum Mechanics
Research Interests
Particle physics, astroparticle physics, dark matter, cosmology, data science.
Selected Publications

C. Amole et al. [PICO]: Dark Matter Search Results from the Complete Exposure of the PICO-60 C3F8 Bubble Chamber, Phys. Rev. D 100 022001 (2019).

C. Amole et al. [PICO]: Data-Driven Modeling of Electron Recoil Nucleation in PICO C3F8 Bubble Chambers, Phys. Rev. D 100 082006 (2019).

C. Amole et al. [PICO]: Dark Matter Search Results from the PICO-2L C3F8 Bubble Chamber,
Phys. Rev. Lett. 114 (2015) 231302.

C. Amole et al. [PICO]: Dark Matter Search Results from the PICO-60 C3F8 Bubble Chamber,
Phys. Rev. Lett. 118, 251301 (2017).

C. Amole et al. [PICO]: Improved Dark Matter Search Results from PICO-2L Run-2,
Phys. Rev. D 93, 061101(R) (2016)

C. Amole et al. [PICO]:  Dark Matter Search Results from the PICO-60 CF3I Bubble Chamber,
Phys. Rev. D 93, 052014 (2016) 

G. Aad et al [ATLAS]: Search for pair produced long-lived neutral particles decaying in the ATLAS hadronic calorimeter in pp collisions at ps=8 TeV, Phys.Lett. B743 (2015) 15-34 

Phone
(773) 442-5561
Office Hours
TBA
Main Campus
Hideko Amano-Katsma
Hideko
Amano-Katsma
Instructor: Applied Flute
Music and Dance
College of Arts and Sciences
Courses Taught
Applied Flute
Research Interests
Flute Pedagogy and Performance
Education

B.M. New England Conservatory

Background

Flutist Hideko Amano was born in Japan and came to the United States at the age of 12. She studied flute under Ms. Susan Levitin, and soon won many young artist competition awards. Her performance debut occurred in 1990 at Symphony Center, where she performed as a soloist for Chaminade’s Concertino for Flute and Orchestra.  

Ms. Amano earned a bachelor’s degree in music from the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, where she studied under the prominent flutist Ms. Paula Robison. She gave a joint performance with Ms. Robison in a concert series for the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art. She continued her musical education in Paris, France, studying with Mathieu Dufour, who was the principal flutist for the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. While studying in Paris, she also performed in many international Chamber Music Festivals and concerts in Italy, England, Israel and Morocco. She has continued her career as an active recitalist and has performed on the WFMT 98.7 Monday Evening Series and Dame Myra Hess Concert Series at Cultural Center. In 2018, she was invited to the International Flute Festival in Lima, Peru, as their guest artist to perform with the orchestra, giving recitals and masterclasses.

In addition to her performing career, Ms. Amano also maintains a growing private studio. Her students have won numerous competitions and studied at major universities. Ms. Amano was also an adjunct professor of flute at DePaul University. Currently she serves as an adjunct professor at Carthage College, Harper College and is an instructor at Midwest Young Artists.

Office Hours
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Ariana Bancu
Ariana
Bancu
Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Linguistics
College of Arts and Sciences
Expertise
Sociolinguistics, Multilingualism, Language Contact, Language Documentation
Courses Taught
LING 120: Language & Human Behavior
LING 322: Intro to Sociolinguistics
LING 446: Sociolinguistics
LING 450: First Language Acquisition
LING 452: Psycholinguistics
LING 483: Field Methods in Linguistics
Research Interests
Investigating social and linguistic factors that lead to language change and language maintenance in multilingual contexts.
Education

Ph.D. in Linguistics, University of Michigan, 2019, Dissertation title: Dynamics of language contact and language variation: the case of Transylvanian Saxon in the homeland and the diaspora. 
Chair: Marylse Baptista; committee: Robin Queen, Sarah Thomason, Acrisio Pires, Susi Wurmbrand. 

M.A. in Linguistics, Northeastern Illinois University, 2012, MA title: A comparative morpho-syntactic analysis of the code-switches of Romanian immigrants in the USA and in Spain

Selected Publications

2020 Bancu, Ariana. Two Case Studies on Structural Variation in Multilingual Settings. Proceedings of the Linguistic Society of America, [S.l.], v. 5, n. 1, p. 750–764, Mar. 2020. DOI: https://doi.org/10.3765/plsa.v5i1.4760

2019 Bancu, Ariana. Contact-Induced Variation in Transylvanian Saxon Verb Clusters. Language, Vol. 95. DOI: http://doi.org/10.1353/lan.2019.0041

2018 Bancu, Ariana Language profile and syntactic change in two multilingual communities. Proceedings of the Linguistic Society of America Annual Meeting.
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3765/plsa.v3i1.4364

2017 Bancu, Ariana Word Order Variation and Change in Transylvanian Saxon. University of Pennsylvania Working Papers in Linguistics: Vol. 23.2. Article 3.
Available at:  http://repository.upenn.edu/pwpl/vol23/iss2/3

Background

In my work I investigate the connection between language and society from various aspects. As language is an intrinsic part of our lives, language and society are tightly interconnected. Our language use and our attitudes towards different language varieties, whether we look at dialects of the same language, or different languages, reflect power dynamics connected to social class, gender, ethnicity, age, and beyond. I am interested in how minority languages and dialects are affected by more prestigious dominant languages, and I pay special attention to the factors that lead to successful language maintenance. I enjoy doing fieldwork, talking to minority language speakers, learning more about their connection to their mother tongue, and collecting data through interviews.

I also enjoy bringing some of the techniques I use in the field to my classroom and showing students how to conduct linguistic research by investigating the language used around them. The most rewarding part of my teaching is being able to systematically show students that all languages are equally valid. Through this, I hope to empower my students to embrace their own language variety and the linguistic diversity that is part of our society. 

Office Hours
Virtual Office Hours
Wednesday: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. and other hours by appointment.
Email av-bancu@neiu.edu to schedule appointment via Zoom or Google Hangouts.
Main Campus
Curriculum Vitae
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Dr. Steve Frankel at Gensburg-Markham Prairie
Steve
Frankel
Ph.D.
Instructor
Biology
College of Arts and Sciences
Phone
(773) 442-5721
Courses Taught
Writing Intensive Program: General Ecology (WIP BIO 305)
Local Flora (BIO 332)
Economic Botany (BIO 333)
Research Interests
For his Ph.D., Dr. Frankel worked in Plant Chemical Ecology, specifically looking at plant–insect interactions. His thesis investigated the effects of light on production of antioxidants and plant defensive chemicals and how those interacted with insect herbivores.

Since being at NEIU, Dr. Frankel has focused on the ecology of prairies, particularly on the effect of fire on prairie communities.
Education

B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Ph.D. thesis: "Light effects on plant chemistry: implications for plants and herbivores"

Selected Publications

Effects of anthocyanin content on Brassica rapa resistance to UVB radiation.  With R. Klapper and M.R. Berenbaum.  Photochemistry and Photobiology.  1996.  63:811-813

Antioxidant capacity and correlated characteristics of 14 unifloral honeys.  With M.R. Berenbaum and G.E. Robinson.   Journal of Apicultural Research.  1998.  37(1):27-31.

Effects of light regime on antioxidant content of foliage in a tropical plant community.  With M.R. Berenbaum.  Biotropica.  1999.  31(3).

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Phone
(773) 442-5721
Office Hours
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Main Campus
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Alyssa
Adamson
Ph.D.
Instructor
Philosophy
College of Arts and Sciences
Courses Taught
PHIL 102 - Introduction to Philosophy
PHIL 302 - History of Modern Philosophy
PHIL 367 - Postcolonialism
Research Interests
Social and Political Philosophy, Hegel, Marx, Decolonial Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Queer Theory
Education

B.A. in Philosophy, University of Redlands
M.A. and Ph.D. in Philosophy, Stony Brook University

Additional Information

Dr. Adamson’s research centers modern political philosophy and critical responses to its contradictions as they have been articulated by feminist, socialist, anti-colonial, and critical race theorists of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. They also research movements, political organizations, and scholar-activists who have worked to translate their philosophical principles into concrete political action. Dr. Adamson’s current research is on the political and economic writings of Rosa Luxemburg, C. L. R. James, Sylvia Wynter, and Frantz Fanon.
 

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Office Hours
Tuesday and Thursday: 3-4 p.m.
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Angela
C.
Nugent
Instructor
Biology
College of Arts and Sciences
Phone
(773) 442-5721
Courses Taught
Introduction to Biology (BIO 100)
Essential Skills for Biologists (BIO 150)
Introduction to Biology for Educators (BIOS 110)
General Biology I (BIO 201)
Biochemistry Laboratory (BIO 362)
Research Interests
Myxobacteria
Education

M.S., Northeastern Illinois University

B.S., Purdue University

Selected Publications

Sanchez, J.C., Carrillo, M., Pandey, S., Noda, M., Aldama, L., Feliz, D., Claesson, E., Wahlgren, Y., Tracy, G., Duong, P., Nugent, A.C., Field, A., Šrajer, V., Kupitz, C., Iwata, S., Nango, E., Tanaka, R.,  Tanaka, T., Fangjia, L., Tono, K., Owada, S., Westenhoff, S., Schmidt, M., and Stojković, E.A. (2019) "High-resolution crystal structures of a myxobacterial phytochrome at cryo and room temperatures" Structural Dynamics. 6: 054701.

Woitowich, N.C., Halavaty, A.S., Waltz, P., Kupitz, C., Valera, J., Tracy, G., Gallagher, K.D., Claesson, E., Nakane, T., Pandey, S., Nelson, G., Tanaka, R., Nango, E., Mizohata, E., Owada, S., Tono, K., Joti, Y., Nugent, A.C., Patel, H., Mapara, A.,  Hopkins, J., Duong, P., Bizhga, D., Kovaleva, S.E., St. Peter, R., Hernandez, C.N., Ozarowski, W.B., Roy-Chowdhuri, S., Yang, J., Edlund, P., Takala, H., Ihalainen, J., Brayshaw, J., Norwood, T., Poudyal, I., Fromme, P., Spence, J.C.H., Moffat, K., Westenhoff, S., Schmidt, M., and Stojković, E.A. (2018) "Structural basis for light control of cell development revealed by crystal structures of a myxobacterial phytochrome" IUCrJ. 5: 619-634.

Björling, A., Berntsson, O.,  Takala, H., Gallagher, K.D., Patel, H.,  Gustavsson, E., St. Peter, R., Duong, P., Nugent, A., Zhang, F., Berntsen, P., Appio, R., Rajkovic, I., Lehtivuori, H., Panman, M.R., Hoernke, M., Niebling, S., Harimoorthy, R., Lamparter, T., Stojković, E.A., Ihalainen, J.A., Westenhoff, S. (2015) “Ubiquitous Structural Signaling in Bacterial Phytochromes.” Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters. 6: 3379–3383.

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Phone
(773) 442-5721
Office Hours
Please email a-nugent@neiu.edu to arrange to meet or speak with Prof. Nugent.
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Andrew
Young
Assistant Professor
Psychology
College of Arts and Sciences
Courses Taught
PSYC 202 Statistics and Research Methods I
PSYC 310 Developmental Psychology
PSYC 396 Senior Seminar in Psychology
Research Interests
My research focuses on the cognitive and social mechanisms underlying children’s learning and cuts across developmental, cognitive, and educational psychology. In particular, I study 1) children’s collaborative and cultural learning, 2) the development of scientific thinking, and 3) applications of psychological science to education.
Education

PhD in Psychology, University of Wisconsin-Madison (2016)

BS in Psychology & BS in Statistics, Carnegie Mellon University (2006)

 

Office Hours
Please email for appointments.
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Lauren
Meranda
Assistant Professor, Graphic Design
Art + Design
College of Arts and Sciences
Expertise
Lauren Meranda is a multi-disciplinary designer specializing in work for cultural institutions, social activism, civic engagement, and public memory through experimental media, collaborative storytelling, and interactive design for physical spaces.
Courses Taught
Graphic Design 1
Typography 1
Research Interests
As a designer and producer of visual culture, Lauren Meranda strives to find means by which to let public memory emerge from the stories of the people it is bound to define. The projects and exhibits she works on seek to empower the individual to participate in the storytelling process and expand public memory to include previously unheard voices. Her exhibits utilize site for the interpretation and continuation of historical narratives by linking research, education, and social engagement into an interactive designed experience.
Education

MDes, Graphic Design, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL

Bachelor of Fine Art, Visual Communication, Northern Illinois University, Dekalb, IL

Selected Publications

Digesting Constructive Criticism: Practices for Not Becoming the Next Design Fail Meme / Columbia College Career Center ⁄ April 2018

Design Edu Today Podcast Ep. 45 / Featured Interview ⁄ April 2017

Selected Exhibitions

Looking Back: Chicago Design Milestones, Chicago Design Archive, Chicago, IL

History Lessons: Everyday Objects from Chicago, Public Housing National Public Housing Museum, Chicago, IL

Housing as a Human Right: Social Construction, National Public Housing Museum, Chicago, IL

Women’s Rights Are Human Rights: International Poster Exhibition, National Public Housing Museum, Chicago, IL

Public School: A Stockyard Institute Exhibition, Hyde Park Arts Center, Chicago, IL

Back to the Sandbox: Art and Radical Pedagogy, Reykjavík Art Museum, Iceland

Unfinished Business: 21st Century Home Economics, Jane Addams Hull-House Museum, Chicago, IL

Report to the Public: An Untold Story of the Conservative Vice Lords, Art In These Times, Chicago, IL

Unfinished Business: Art Education, Jane Addams Hull-House Museum, Chicago, IL

Redefining Democracy: Jane Addams and the Hull-House Settlement, Jane Addams Hull-House Museum, Chicago, IL

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Juan Pablo
Ruiz
Instructor, Drawing and Painting
Art + Design
College of Arts and Sciences
Expertise
Narrative Drawing and Painting; traditional materials and techniques.
Courses Taught
Drawing II
Research Interests
Narrative archetypes; the portrayal of violence and politics in the visual arts; materials and techniques in traditional representational drawing and painting; Ancient history and philosophy; Renaissance and Enlightenment political thought; Absurdism, and the Uncanny in contemporary society.
Education

Master of Fine Arts, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

Selected Exhibitions

The Journey, solo exhibition, The Gallery @ A+C Architects, Skokie, IL
Bridgeport Art Center’s Sixth Annual Juried Art Competition, Chicago, IL
National Wet Paint MFA Biennial, Zhao B Art Center, Chicago, IL
The Persistence of Memory, group show, 33 Orchard Gallery, New York, NY
2016 National Wet Paint MFA Biennial, Zhou B Art Center, Chicago, IL

Background

Juan Pablo Ruiz is a draftsman and painter born in Guadalajara, Mexico, and raised in Chicago. He studied History and Art at Northeastern Illinois University and received his M.F.A. at the historic Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia – the first and oldest Art School and Museum in the United States. He has exhibited in Chicago, Philadelphia and New York City.

Additional Information

Honors           
Fine Arts Venture Fund Grant, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA
Justine Cretella Memorial Scholarship, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA
Grad Grant Award, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA
International Scholarship, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA
MFA Merit Award, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

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

Office Hours
By appointment
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Aleksandar Jankovski
Aleksandar
Jankovski
Instructor
Political Science
College of Arts and Sciences
Courses Taught
International Law
International Political Economy
Principles of International Relations
Russia in International Politics
Model United Nations
Research Interests
International Relations Theory
Education

Ph.D. The University of Miami

Selected Publications

“Ideas y normas como determinantes de la política exterior: el caso de Guerra Aérea durante la Segunda Guerra Mundial,” in La Segunda Guerra Mundial: A 70 años, eds. Modesto Seara Vázquez and Alberto Lozano Vázquez (Universidad del Mar, 2015).

“The Russian Federation, the United States, and International Order as a Social Construct,” in Stosunki Międzynarodowe – International Relations, Vol. 52, No. 2, pp. 214-249, September 2016.

“Russia and the United States: On Irritants, Friction, and International Order, or What Can we Learn from Hedley Bull,” in International Politics, Volume 53, No. 6, pp 727–751.

“The Russian Federation and the West: The Problem of International Order,” in The Russian Challenge to the European Security Environment, ed. Roger Kanet (Palgrave, 2017).

Additional Information

Aleksandar Jankovski teaches in the areas of international security, international political economy, international relations theory, comparative politics, and formal models. Dr. Jankovski’s research, situated within the English School tradition of International Relations Theory, interrogates the concepts of international order, international society, and international community. His research has been published in the journals International Politics and Stosunki Międzynarodowe – International Relations. Additionally, his research has been published as chapters in edited volume.

Office Hours
TBA
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Keith Atterberry
Keith
Atterberry
Instructor
Justice Studies
College of Arts and Sciences
Phone
(773) 442-4790
Courses Taught
JUST 241 Research Methods in Justice Studies
Research Interests
The administration of criminal justice policies that promote social justice; identifying factors that facilitate or inhibit professional policing, including the role of race/ethnicity in decision making; and partnering with local, state and federal stakeholders in the application of knowledge to the development of effective policing policies, practices and procedures.
Education

M.A., Criminology, Law and Justice, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, 2010

B.A., cum laude, Justice Studies, Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago, Illinois, 2009

Selected Publications

Johnson, T.P., Holbrook, A.L. & Atterberry, K. (2014). Challenges in conducting surveys of political extremists. In R. Tourangeau, N. Bates, B. Edwards, T.P. Johnson, & K. Wolter (Eds.), Hard to survey populations. Cary, NC: Cambridge University Press.

 

Background

Keith Atterberry is a graduate research and teaching assistant at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). He is currently pursuing a doctorate in Criminology, Law and Justice at UIC. Keith is a recipient of the prestigious Diversifying Higher Education Faculty in Illinois Fellowship.

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Phone
(773) 442-4790
Office Hours
Fall 2016 Tuesday and Thursday 9:30 - 10:30 a.m.
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Marijo
Readey
Instructor
Biology
College of Arts and Sciences
Phone
(773) 442-5728
Expertise
Invertebrate Zoology, Protozoology, Chronobiology, Ethology, Sociobiology
Courses Taught
The Changing Natural Environment (BIO 104)
Evolution (BIO 310)
Animal Kingdom (BIO 320)
Invertebrate Zoology (BIO 322)
Animal Parasitology (BIO 326)
Animal Behavior (BIO 328)
Research Interests
Sociobiology and ethology of violence and genocide and its links to kin selection; spiteful behavior
Education

Ph.D., University of Toronto

Postdoctoral work in chronophysiology and bioelectromagnetics at Argonne National Laboratories

Selected Publications

A Totally, Unabashedly Incomplete Book About Bugs (Prairie House Gallery Press, 2018)

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Phone
(773) 442-5728
Office Hours
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Shimelis Gebru
Shimelis
Gebru
Instructor
Anthropology
College of Arts and Sciences
Courses Taught
Anthropology 215
Anthropology 376
Research Interests
Humans and Nonhuman Primates
Education

PhD: Washington University, St. Louis, Mo.

M.A.: Washington University, St. Louis, Mo.

Background

Shimelis B. Gebru got his M.A. and Ph.D. from Washington University in St. Louis, Mo. Dr. Gebru is an anthropologist whose research interests are multifaceted, including both humans and nonhuman primates. His recent research focuses on the relationships between traditional natural resource management practices and food security in Ethiopia. Specifically how the introduction of new technologies, programs and policies affect traditional livelihood practices as well as food security, nutrition and heath outcomes of highland farmers and lowland pastoralists. 

 

Office Hours
Fall 2020 Virtual Office Hours:

Tuesday: 12-12:45 p.m.
Thursday: 12-12:45 p.m.
and by appointment
Main Campus
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Andrew
Donakowski
Instructor
Geography and Environmental Studies
College of Arts and Sciences
Courses Taught
GES 391: GIS I
Research Interests
Urban planning, sustainable urban development, and the intersection of the urbanized and natural worlds.
Education

Andy completed his M.A. in Geography & Environmental Studies, as well as a graduate certificate in Geographic Information Systems, from NEIU in 2014. He has worked with a number of organizations in the Chicago region, including Friends of the Chicago River, the Cook County Forest Preserves, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. His research focuses on urban planning, sustainable urban development, and the intersection of the urbanized and natural worlds

Office Hours
Thursday: 6-7 p.m. or by appointment
Main Campus
Corey Palmer
Corey
Palmer
Instructor
Biology
College of Arts and Sciences
Expertise
Soil science
Conservation biology
Restoration ecology
Courses Taught
Our Changing Natural Environment (BIO 104)
General Ecology, Writing Intensive Program (WIP BIO 305)
Introduction to Environmental Science (ENVI 101)
Research Interests
Soil recovery in natural area restoration
Carbon storage in soil systems
Soil microbiome and the conservation of soil health
Education

M.S. in Plant Biology and Conservation, Northwestern University

B.A. in Environmental Studies, Knox College

Selected Publications

Yost, J. L., L. M. Egerton-Warburton, K. M. Schreiner, C. E. Palmer, and A. E. Hartemink. (2016). Impact of Restoration and Management on Aggregation and Organic Carbon Accumulation in Urban Grasslands. Soil Sci. Soc. Am. J. 80:992-1002. doi:10.2136/sssaj2015.10.0383

Yost, J., C. Palmer, and L. M. Egerton-Warburton. (2014). The contribution of soil aggregates to carbon sequestration in restored urban grasslands. In: A. Hartemink and K. McSweeney (Eds.) Progress in Soil Science Series: Soil Carbon (147-154). Heidelburg, Germany: Springer.

Middleton, E. L., S. Richardson, L. Koziol, C. E. Palmer, Z. Yermakov, J. A. Henning, P. A. Schultz, and J. D. Bever. (2015). Locally adapted arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi improve vigor and resistance to herbivory of native prairie plant species. Ecosphere 6(12):276. http://dx.doi.org/10.1890/ES15-00152.1

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Office Hours
Please email C-Palmer5@neiu.edu to arrange to meet or speak with Prof. Palmer.
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Dr. Jorge Cantu
Jorge
A.
Cantú
Assistant Professor, Graduate Program Advisor
Biology
College of Arts and Sciences
Phone
(773) 442-5743
Expertise
Neuroscience
Developmental Biology
Cancer Biology
Courses Taught
General Biology I (BIO 201)
Cell Biology (BIO 301)
Cancer Biology (BIO 366)
Neurobiology (BIO 365)
Animal Models of Disease
Research Interests
Neural Development
Education

Ph.D. in Neuroscience, Northwestern University

B.A. in Biology, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs

High School Diploma, Mundelein High School

Selected Publications

Monick, Sarah, Vineet Mohanty, Mariam Khan, Gowtham Yerneni, Raj Kumar, Jorge A. Cantu, Shunsuke Ichi, Guifa Xi, Bai Ram Singh, Tadanori Tomita, and Chandra Shekhar Mayanil. "A Phenotypic Switch of Differentiated Glial Cells to Dedifferentiated Cells Is Regulated by Folate Receptor α." STEM CELLS (2019).

Wiwatpanit, Teerawat*, Sarah M. Lorenzen*, Jorge A. Cantú*, Chuan Zhi Foo, Ann K. Hogan, Freddie Márquez, John C. Clancy, Matthew J. Schipma, Mary Ann Cheatham, Anne Duggan, and Jaime Garcia-Anoveros. "Trans-differentiation of outer hair cells into inner hair cells in the absence of INSM1." Nature 563, no. 7733 (2018): 691. *Equal Contribution

Nimrod Miller, Zhihua Feng, Brittany M. Edens, Ben Yang, Han Shi, Christie C. Sze, Benjamin Taige Hong, Susan C. Su, Jorge A. Cantu, Jacek Topczewski, Thomas O. Crawford, Chien-Ping Ko, Charlotte J. Sumner, Long Ma, Yong-Chao Ma. "Non-aggregating tau phosphorylation by cyclin-dependent kinase 5 contributes to motor neuron degeneration in spinal muscular atrophy." Journal of Neuroscience 35, no. 15 (2015): 6038-6050.

Remis, Natalie N., Teerawat Wiwatpanit, Andrew J. Castiglioni, Emma N. Flores, Jorge A. Cantú, and Jaime Garcia-Anoveros. "Mucolipin co-deficiency causes accelerated endolysosomal vacuolation of enterocytes and failure-to-thrive from birth to weaning." PLoS genetics 10, no. 12 (2014): e1004833.

Cantu, Jorge A., G. Parker Flowers, and Jacek Topczewski. "Notum homolog plays a novel role in primary motor innervation." Journal of Neuroscience 33, no. 5 (2013): 2177-2187.

Additional Information

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Phone
(773) 442-5743
Office Hours
Please email jacantu@neiu.edu to arrange to meet or speak with Dr. Cantu.
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Michael
J.
Stern
Dean, Professor
Biology
College of Arts and Sciences
Phone
(773) 442-6010
Courses Taught
Teaching Expertise: Genetics and Developmental Biology
Research Interests
Molecular developmental genetics
Fibroblast growth factor (FGF) signal transduction
Cell migration guidance mechanisms in the nematode C. elegans
Education

Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley (Biochemistry)

B.S., Yale University (Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry), summa cum laude

Selected Publications

Thomas, J.H., Stern, M.J. and Horvitz, H.R. (1990) "Cell interactions coordinate the development of the C. elegans egg-laying system."  Cell 62:1041-1052.  PMID:  1821851

Clark, S.G., Stern, M.J., and Horvitz, H.R. (1992) "C. elegans cell-signalling gene sem-5 encodes a protein with SH2 and SH3 domains."  Nature 356:340-344.  PMID:  1372395

Mihaylova, V.T., Borland, C.Z., Manjarrez, L., Stern, M.J., and Sun, H. (1999) "The PTEN tumor suppressor homolog in C. elegans regulates longevity and dauer formation in an insulin-receptor like signaling pathway."  Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 96:7427-7432.  PMID:  10377431

Kam, N., Kugler, H., Marelly, R., Appleby, L., Fisher J, Pnueli, A., Harel, D., Stern, M.J., Hubbard, E.J. (2008). “A scenario-based approach to modeling development: a prototype model of C. elegans vulval fate specification.”  Dev. Biol. 323:1-5.  PMID:  18706404

Lo, T.-W., Bennett, D.C., Goodman, S.J., and Stern, M.J. (2010). “Caenorhabditis elegans fibroblast growth factor receptor signaling can occur independently of the multi-substrate adaptor FRS2.”  Genetics 185:537-547.  PMID:  20308281

Additional Information

My research interests involve biological and computational approaches to understanding developmental biology, which is the process by which complex, multicellular animals develop from single-cell fertilized eggs. My biological interests have focused on understanding how cells within multicellular animals “talk” to each other to coordinate the requisite developmental processes that generate and maintain the normal structures and functions of complex, multicellular animals. The regulatory mechanisms that coordinate these processes are often the targets of mutations that cause a wide range of pathologies, including cancer.

My specific areas of focus have concentrated on analyzing the cell-to-cell signaling mechanisms that guide migrating cells to their proper targets and that mediate fibroblast growth factor (FGF) signal transduction. My laboratory uses molecular-genetic approaches to study the cell migrations of the sex myoblasts and FGF signaling in the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans.

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LWH 0041
Northeastern Illinois University
5500 North St. Louis Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625
United States

Phone
(773) 442-6010
Office Hours
By appointment
Main Campus
Kayla Rihani
Kayla
Rihani
Instructor
Biology
College of Arts and Sciences
Courses Taught
Introduction to Biology (BIO 100)
Changing Natural Environment (BIO 104)
General Microbiology (BIO 341)
Pathogenic Microbiology (BIO 342)
Research Interests
Microbiology and Immunology
Education

M.S. in Microbiology and Immunology, University of Illinois at Chicago

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

Office Hours
Please email kdrihani@neiu.edu to arrange to meet or speak with Prof. Rihani.
Main Campus
Dr. Tom Campbell
Tom
Campbell
Instructor
Biology
College of Arts and Sciences
Phone
(773) 442-5724
Courses Taught
Changing Natural Environment (BIO 104)
Essential Skills for Biologists (BIO 150)
General Biology I (BIO 201)
General Biology II (BIO 202)
General Genetics (BIO 303)
Plant Physiology (BIO 331)
Human Genetics (BIO 361)
Biology Senior Seminar (BIO 390)
Research Interests
Natural Products; Physiology, Growth, and Development of Plants; Ecological and Environmental Monitoring; Education and Science in the Public Interest.
Education

B.S., University of Northern Iowa

Ph.D., University of Missouri-Columbia 

Phone
(773) 442-5724
Office Hours
Please email t-campbell7@neiu.edu to arrange to meet or speak with Dr. Campbell.
El Centro
Main Campus
Maura Cherney smiles into the camera in front of plain background.
Maura
Cherney
Assistant Professor
Communication, Media and Theatre
College of Arts and Sciences
Graduate Studies and Research
Phone
(773) 442-5957
Courses Taught
CMTC 400: Special Topics in Communication (Communication and Emotion)
CMTC 317: Intercultural Communication
CMTC 306: Special Topics in Communication (Communication Ethics)
CMTC 300: Mediated Communication
CMTC 213: Interpersonal Communication
CMTC 100: Introduction to Communication
Research Interests
Dr. Maura Cherney’s research explores the role of communication technologies in our interactions, especially in interpersonal and instructional contexts. Her most recent work focuses on how people form impressions of other people based on information found about that person online.
Education

Ph.D. University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (2018)
M.A. Illinois State University (2014)
B.A. St. Norbert College (2011)

Selected Publications

Cherney, M. R., Fetherston, M., & Johnsen, L. J. (2018). Online course student collaboration literature: A review and critique. Small Group Research, 49, 98-128. 

Fetherston, M., Cherney, M. R., & Bunton, T. E. (2018). Uncertainty, technology use, and career preparation self-efficacy. Western Journal of Communication, 82, 276-295. 

Cherney, M. R., Davis, D. C., & Metts, S. (2017). Surf’s up: Communicative aspects of online trust-building among Couchsurfing hosts. In M. Folk & S. Apostel (Eds.), Establishing and Evaluating Digital Ethos and Online Credibility. Hershey, PA: IGI Global. 

Ruppel, E. K., Blight, M. G., Cherney, M. R., & Fylling, S. Q. (2014). An exploratory investigation of communication technologies to alleviate communicative difficulties and depression in older adults. Journal of Aging and Health, 28, 600-620.

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

Phone
(773) 442-5957
Office Hours
Tuesday: 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Wednesday and Thursday: 1-3 p.m.
Main Campus
Beth Reinke
Beth
A.
Reinke
Assistant Professor
Biology
College of Arts and Sciences
Phone
(773) 442-5727
Expertise
Organismal biology
Evolution
Pigment physiology
Courses Taught
Evolution (BIO 310), General Biology II (BIO 202)
Research Interests
My research interests center around the evolution of animal coloration and the impact of color on animal physiology and senescence. My lab addresses questions like "What is the function of coloration?", "What are the non-signaling roles of pigments?" and "What explains the diversity of color in a particular animal group?" I also am an advocate for long-term field research projects.
Education

B.A. in Zoology from Indiana University Bloomington

Ph.D. in Evolutionary Biology from Dartmouth College

Selected Publications

Reinke, Beth A., David Miller, and Fredric Janzen. 2019. What have long-term studies taught us about population dynamics? In press at Annual Review of Ecology, Evolution, and Systematics. 

Reinke, Beth A., Luke Hoekstra, Anne Bronikowski, Frederic Janzen, and David Miller. 2019. Joint estimation of growth and survival from mark-recapture data to improve estimates of senescence in the wild. In press at Ecology

Reinke, Beth A., Ryan Calsbeek, Devi M. Stuart-Fox. 2017. A test of an antipredatory function for conspicuous coloration in freshwater turtles. Evolutionary Ecology 31(4):463-473. DOI: 10.1007/s10682-017-9892-5.

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

Phone
(773) 442-5727
Office Hours
Please email e-reinke@neiu.edu to arrange to meet or speak with Dr. Reinke.
Main Campus
Gina J. Wells (Ph.D.) smiles with teeth at the viewer. They wear a black blazer and white blouse.
Gina
J.
Wells
Ph.D.
Instructor
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
College of Arts and Sciences
Phone
773-442-5883
Courses Taught
TESL 414: Theories of Teaching English as a Second Language
Research Interests
Dr. Wells’ research interests are the role of music and musicality in second language acquisition, and the role of transformative learning in teacher education. Her other language is Swedish
Education

Ph.D., Professional Studies in Education, Capella University

M.A., Teaching Engish to Speakers of Other Languages, Northeastern Illinois University

M.Mus, Music Education, University of South Carolina 

BMus., Music Education, Columbia College

Northeastern Illinois University
Lech Walesa Hall (LWH) 2060
5500 N St Louis Ave
Chicago, IL 60625-4699
United States

Phone
773-442-5883
Office Hours
LWH 2060
Physical Office Hours: Tuesday 3:30pm-4:30pm, Wednesday 5:00pm-6:15pm, Thursday 5:00pm-6:15pm or by appointment.
Virtual Office Hours via Mobile Phone or Google Hangouts: Tuesday 1:00pm-2:00pm.
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
Phone
773-442-5878
Expertise
Second language assessment, second language vocabulary acquisition, statistical analyses for second language research
Courses Taught
TESL 343: TESL Assessment
TESL 410: Techniques of Teaching English As a Second Language
TESL 414: Theories of Teaching English As a Second Language
Research Interests
Second language assessment, second language vocabulary acquisition, computational linguistics
Education

Ph.D., Second Language Studies, Indiana University

MA., Second Language Studies, Indiana University

BS., Computer Science Education, Korea University

Selected Publications

Lee, S. (In press). 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). https://doi.org/10.1515/iral-2018-0220

Selected Performances

Lee, S. (2019, March). The acquisition of productive knowledge of L2 English academic collocations. 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.

Lee, S. (2018, March). Examining the underlying constructs of L2 lexical collocation knowledge. Language Assessment Research Conference (LARC), the Iowa State University, IA.

Lee, S., & Mukundhan, V. (2017, October). Automated scoring of argumentation in L2 learners’ writing using machine learning techniques. Second Language Research Forum (SLRF), the Ohio State University, OH.

Lee, S. (2016, October). A data-driven rating scale for assessing coherence in L2 writing. Midwest Association of Language Testers (MwALT), Purdue University, IN.

Background

Senyung Lee is a former middle school English teacher in South Korea, a former ESL teacher in an English for academic purposes program, and a test developer of the Indiana Academic English Test. Her areas of specialization are second language assessment and second language acquisition. She has extensive experience in designing and developing English tests, conducting oral proficiency interviews in English, and training proctors and essay raters. She is a certified ACTFL Oral Proficiency Interview Tester of English. 

 

Northeastern Illinois University
Lech Walesa Hall (LWH) 2053
5500 N Saint Louis Ave
Chicago, IL 60625-4699
United States

Phone
773-442-5878
Office Hours
Wednesday 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., Thursday 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm, and by appointment
El Centro
Main Campus
Mohammad Fariduddin
Mohammad
Fariduddin
Ph.D.
Instructor
Earth Science
College of Arts and Sciences
Expertise
Sedimentary Petrology, Paleontology, Basin Dynamics
Courses Taught
ESCI 121 Introduction to Earth Science
ESCI 123 Environmental Geology
ESCI 207 Global Climate and Weather
ESCI 312 Historical Geology
ESCI 314 Paleontology
ESCI 317 Principles of Sedimentation
ESCI 320 Limnology
ESCI 324 Oceanography I
Research Interests
Sedimentary geology
Education

Ph.D. Northern Illinois University

Office Hours
Not available
Main Campus
Professor J. Adrian Castrejon
J. Adrian
Castrejon
Assistant Professor
Justice Studies
Latina/o and Latin American Studies
College of Arts and Sciences
Phone
(773) 442-4761
Expertise
Race and migration, immigration policy, Barrio/Latina/o/e/x urbanism, Chicano masculinities, critical race and testimonio methodologies
Courses Taught
JUST 202- WIP: Justice and Inequality
JUST 301- Theories of Social Justice and Social Change
JUST 371- Immigration Policy and Human Rights in Latin America
Research Interests
Sociopolitical economy of migrant workers
Jornaleros work and exploitation
Brown/Chicano masculinity, patriarchy, and feminism
Latina/o/e/x power and social movements
Education

Ph.D. Public Affairs (Foci: Race and Gender), University of Nevada, Las Vegas, 2017

Selected Publications

Castrejón, J. A. (2017).  Voces de la Esquina: Migrant Workers Counteracting Wage Theft, Wage Deduction, and Underpayment. Justice Policy Journal, 14(2), 1-17.

Castrejón, J. A. (2017). (Un)Sustainable Community Projects: An Urban Ethnography in a Barrio in Las Vegas. Chicana/o-Latina/o Law Review, 35(1), 25-48.

5500 North St. Louis Avenue
LWH 4062A
Chicago, IL 60625
United States

Phone
(773) 442-4761
Office Hours
Spring 2019: Tuesday 1:30-3 p.m.; Wednesday 2-3 p.m.; Thursday 1:30-3 p.m.
El Centro
Main Campus