Dr. Marijo Readey
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)

 

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

Phone
(773) 442-5728
Office Hours
Fall 2019
M, W: 10:15-11:15 a.m.; 2:15-3:30 p.m.
TR: 12:20-1:20 p.m.
and other times by appointment
Main Campus
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 PhD. 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 2019 Office Hours
Monday: 10-11:45 a.m.
Tuesday: 10-11:45 a.m.; noon–1:45 p.m.
Wednesday: 10-11:45 a.m.
and by appointment.
Main Campus
NEIU logo
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

BBH 352G
5500 North St. Louis Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625
United States

Office Hours
Fall 2019
Monday-Thursday: Noon-12:30 p.m.
Main Campus
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

Follow our lab on Twitter! @ProfCantu

BBH 310
Department of Biology
Northeastern Illinois University
Chicago, IL 60625
United States

Phone
(773) 442-5743
Office Hours
Fall 2019
Mondays: 3-4 p.m.
Tuesdays: 1-3 p.m.
Wednesdays: 4-5 p.m.
Also by appointment.
Main Campus
Dr. Michael Stern
Michael
J.
Stern
Dean, Professor
Biology
College of Arts and Sciences
Phone
(773) 442-6010
Expertise
Molecular developmental genetics
Fibroblast growth factor (FGF) signal transduction
Cell migration guidance mechanisms in the nematode C. elegans
Courses Taught
Teaching Expertise: Genetics and Developmental Biology
Research Interests
I am interested in 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.
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 185:537-547PMID:  20308281

Additional Information

LinkedIn profile:  www.linkedin.com/pub/michael-stern/17/757/91b/

Wormbase profile:  Michael Stern

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
Chicago, IL 60625
United States

Office Hours
Fall 2019
Tuesdays & Thursdays: 12:15-2 p.m.
Fridays: 9-10 a.m.
Main Campus
NEIU logo
Tom
Campbell
Ph.D.
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
Fall 2019
Monday: 1-2 p.m. in ELC 123
Tuesday: Noon-3 p.m. in BBH 344F
Thursday: 11 a.m.-noon in BBH 344F
Other times also available.
El Centro
Main Campus
Maura Cherney
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
5500 North St. Louis Avenue
Department of Communication, Media and Theatre
Chicago, IL 60625
United States

Phone
(773) 442-5957
Office Hours
Tuesday: Noon-1:30 p.m.
Wednesday 6-7 p.m.
Thursday: Noon-1:30 p.m.
Or by appointment
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
Department of Biology
Northeastern Illinois University
Chicago, IL 60625
United States

Phone
(773) 442-5727
Office Hours
Fall 2019
Tuesdays: 3-4 p.m.
Wednesdays: 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Thursdays: 3-5 p.m.
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
Ph.D.
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
Portrait of Ali Seradge
Ali
Seradge
Art
College of Arts and Sciences
Expertise
Painting in all its forms. This includes traditional methods as well as new media and computer-assisted formats.
Courses Taught
Digital Foundations
Research Interests
Painting prior to the 16th century, world mythology, and how the two combine to remain relevant within the contemporary visual culture.
Education

MFA - Maryland Institute College of Art
BFA - School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Selected Exhibitions

Solo Shows
    Spring Solos at Arlington Arts Center - Arlington, VA

Group Shows
    Discomfort Zones at Carroll University - Wauneka, WI
    State of Our Shared Land at St. Louis Artists’ Guild
    Out/Side & In/Between at School 33 - Baltimore, MD
    Echo Chamber - Gallery CA - Baltimore, MD

FA 105B
5500 North St. Louis Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625
United States

Office Hours
By appointment only.
Main Campus
Curriculum Vitae
Matthew Sage
Matthew
Sage
Instructor
Communication, Media and Theatre
College of Arts and Sciences
Phone
(773) 442-5957
Expertise
Creative and Academic Writing, New Media, Audio and Video, Social Media, Pop Culture, Poetry, Fine Arts, Self-Publishing
Courses Taught
CMTM 366: Multimedia Storytelling
CMTC 305: Writing in CMT (WIP)
CMTM 160: Introduction to Cinema
Research Interests
American Cinema, New Media, Human Experience and Digital Mediation, Publishing and Small Press Culture, Fine Arts, Poetics, Counter Culture
Education

M.F.A. - Writing - School of the Art Institute of Chicago

B.A. - Creative Writing (Poetry) - Colorado State University

Background

Professor Matthew Sage is a multimodal artist who has worked across many genres and forms; from writing poems for Rocky Mountain National Park, to collaborating as a musician and sound designer with acclaimed performance artist Pope.L at the Art Institute of Chicago, to operating an internationally acclaimed private press record label out of his basement for nearly a decade. Sage makes work interested in exploring how historical forms interact with modern technology. Schooled in classical poetry, Sage transmits his interests in fine arts and classical historicism into new technological manifolds. He has performed at the MOMAPS1 in New York, and has worked extensively with the Art Institute of Chicago as a performer and graduate ambassador. 

FA 234
5500 North Saint Louis Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625
United States

Phone
(773) 442-5957
Office Hours
Monday and Wednesday 10-11 a.m. (Main Campus)
Friday: 9-9:50 a.m. (El Centro)
El Centro
Main Campus
Curriculum Vitae
Ashley Elrod
Ashley
L.
Elrod
History
College of Arts and Sciences
Phone
(773) 442-5624
Expertise
Early Modern Europe, U.S. & Global Disability History
Courses Taught
111A: World History: The West to 1500 302B: Age of Reformation 307B: Age of Enlightenment 309: History of Disability
Research Interests
European history, German history, legal culture, disability, guardianship, gender
Education

Duke University

History, Ph.D.

Selected Publications

“Denouncing the Spendthrift: Debating Social Identity in the Court of Law and Public Opinion,” in Names and Naming in Early Modern Germany, edited by Beth Plummer and Joel Harrington. Berghahn Publishers (Oxford, UK), May 2019. 

Additional Information

Awards & Honors:

National Endowment for the Humanities, Summer Institute “Global Histories of Disability,” 2018

Andrew W. Mellon Foundation & Council for European Studies, Dissertation Completion Fellowship, 2016-2017

German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), Research Scholarship, 2013-2014

Central European History Society, Research Grant for Dissertation Travel, 2013

Duke University, James B. Duke Fellowship, 2010-2014

Phone
(773) 442-5624
Office Hours
Spring 2019: Tuesday: 2:30-4:30 p.m; Wednesday: 11 a.m-1 p.m
Main Campus
Curriculum Vitae
Nick Butcher
Nick
Butcher
Graphic Design
Art
College of Arts and Sciences
Expertise
Since 2006, I’ve co-run an internationally recognized graphic arts studio called Sonnenzimmer with my wife Nadine Nakanishi. We produce commissioned work for a variety of clients as well as producing our own publications and exhibitions.
Courses Taught
Image
Studio in Graphic Design
Research Interests
My work with Sonnenzimmer explores the contemporary and historic impact of the “graphic impulse” through publishing, exhibitions, graphic design, and performance. While we work in an array of media, our focus is on triangulating a deeper understanding of the role of graphic expression at large. In addition to our self-driven work, we actively engage in commissioned projects aiming to reshape preconceived notions of the graphic arts.
Education

Middle Tennessee State University, B.F.A.

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, M.F.A.

Selected Publications

Sisson, Patrick. “This is Chicago.” Chicago: AIGA, 2015. Book.

Foster, John. “Paper and Ink Workshop.” Minneapolis: Rockport Publisher, 2013. Book.

Williamson, Caspar. “Low-Tech Print: Contemporary Hand-Made Printing.” London: Laurence King Publishing, 2013. Book.

Borrelli, Christopher. “Taking stock of the Chicago concert-poster scene.” Chicago Tribune, July 11, 2012. Print.

John. “New Masters of Poster Design, Volume 2: Poster Design for This Century and Beyond.” Minneapolis: Rockport Publisher, 2012. Book.

Perry, Mike. “Press, Pulled: A Catalog of Screenprinting.” New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 2012. Book.

Foster, John. “1,000 Indie Posters.” Rockport Publisher, 2011.

Book. Lijklema, Hans. “Design For Music, Pictographic 2.” Amsterdam: Pepin Press, 2011. Book.

Klanten, Robert. Hellige, Hendrik. “Impressive: Printmaking, Letterpress and Graphic Design.” Berlin: Gestalten, 2010. Book.

Selected Exhibitions

Puddles, Gelbes Haus, Lucerne, Switzerland, 2018

Shape Song, Hatch Show Print's Haley Gallery, Nashville, Tenn., 2018

Café Avatar, Cress Gallery, University of Chattanooga, Tenn., 2017

Gaussian Blur, Experimental Sound Studio, Chicago, Ill., 2017

byobuoy, Armory Gallery, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va., 2017

Plane Shapes, Facebook Classic Campus, Menlo Park, Calif., 2017

Sonnenzimmer: The Arts Club of Chicago at 100, The Arts Club of Chicago, Chicago, Ill., 2016

Greige Fabrik, Vebikus Kunsthalle Schaffhausen, Switzerland, 2016

Vector Sculptures, Elastic Arts Foundation, Chicago, Ill., 2016

Objects of Practice, Morrissey Gallery, St. Ambrose University Art , Department, Davenport, Iowa, 2015

The Impossibility of Language of Construction, Catich Gallery, St. Ambrose University Art Department, Davenport, Iowa, 2015

Selected Performances

Performance, Zine Not Dead VIII, Elastic Arts, Chicago, Ill., 2018

Performance, Graphic Impulse w/ Parlour Tapes Residency, Comfort Station, Chicago, Ill., 2017

Dubbing Stills, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Ill., 2016

Grafikklang, Grafisches Forum Zürich, Rosengarten, Zürich, Switzerland, 2014

Office Hours
TBA
Main Campus
Ahmed E. Khaled
Ahmed Ezzeldin
Khaled
Ph.D.
Computer Science
College of Arts and Sciences
Phone
(773) 442-4727
Courses Taught
CS 315: Modern Database Management (Fall 2018)
CS 342: Introduction to HCI (Fall 2018)
CS 349: Introduction to the Internet of Things (Spring 2019)
CS 331: Computer Networks (Spring 2019)
CS 308: Operating Systems (Spring 2019)
Research Interests
My research interests include Internet of Things (IoT), Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs), Ubiquitous and Pervasive Computing, Cloud Computing, and Distributed Systems and Networks. My research uses a combination of applied-science and engineering grounded on theoretical foundations and validated through hardware/software implementation and experimental evaluation.
Education

Ph.D., University of Florida
M.S., Cairo University
B.S., Cairo University

LWH 3059
5500 North St. Louis Avenue
Chicago , IL 60625
United States

Phone
(773) 442-4727
Office Hours
By appointment
Main Campus
Juan Martinez smiles into the camera
Juan
Martinez
Sociology
College of Arts and Sciences
Phone
(773) 442-4779
Courses Taught
Sociology
Research Interests
Urban sociology, ethnography, U.S. Latinx, and race and ethnic relations
Education

Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Illinois at Chicago with a concentration in Race, Ethnicity, and Gender

Phone
(773) 442-4779
Office Hours
TBA
Main Campus
Edward Maher
Edward
F.
Maher
Instructor
Anthropology
College of Arts and Sciences
Phone
(773) 442-5794
Courses Taught
ANTH 212 - Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
ANTH 213 - Introduction to Archaeology
ANTH 306 - Rise of Complex Societies: Archaeology of State Formation and Urbanization
ANTH 309 - Egyptian Archaeology
ANTH 310 - Near Eastern Archaeology
ANTH 315 - Greek Archaeology: Bronze Age
ANTH 335a - Zooarchaeology
Research Interests
Regional Expertise: Archaeology with regional focus on Israel and the Eastern Mediterranean Basin.
Research Interests: Iron and Bronze Age Levant, zooarchaeology, economies, empire, ethnicity, trade, ritual, animal sacrifice, site abandonment.
Education

Ph.D., Anthropology, University of Illinois at Chicago, 2003

M.A. Eastern Mediterranean Archaeology, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium 1997

B. A. Anthropology, University of Lethbridge, Canada 1993

Selected Publications

2018  Chalcolithic and Early Bronze Age IB Fauna from Beqo’a. ‘Atiqot 90: 67-73.

2017a  E. F. Maher and B. Hesse. The Iron Age II Faunal Remains. In: S. Gitin, ed., The Tel Miqne-Ekron Excavations 1985-1988,1990, 1992-1995: Field IV Lower – The Elite Zone Volume 9/2 Part 2: The Iron Age I Early Philistine City, pp. 357-363. Eisenbrauns.

2017b  E. C. M van den Brink, R. Beeri, D. Kirzner, E. Bron, A. Cohen-Weinberger, E. Kamaisky, T. Gonen, L. Gershuny, Y. Nagar, D. Ben-Tor, N. Sukenik, O, Shamir, E. F. Maher, and D. Reich. A Late Bronze Age II clay coffin from Tel Shaddud in the Central Jezreel Valley, Israel: context and historical implications, Levant 49: 105-135.

2017c  Flair of the Dog: The Philistine Consumption of Canines. In: Justin Lev-Tov, Paula Hesse, and Allan Gilbert, eds., The Wide Lens in Archaeology:Honoring Brian Hesse’s Contributions to Anthropological Archaeology, pp. 117-147. Lockwood Press.

2016  E. F. Maher and B. Hesse. The Middle Bronze Age II and Iron Age I Faunal Remains. In: S. Gitin, ed., The Tel Miqne-Ekron Excavations 1985-1988,1990,1992-1995: Field IV Lower – The Elite Zone Volume 9/1 Part 1: The Iron Age I Early Philistine City, pp. 515-570. Eisenbrauns.

2014a  Lambs to the Slaughter: Cultic Orientations at Philistine Ekron in the 7th century BCE. In: John R. Spencer, Aaron J. Brody, and Robert A. Mullens, eds., Material Culture Matters: Essays on the Archaeology of the Southern Levant in Honor of Seymour Gitin, pp. 111-130. American Schools of Oriental Research.

2014b  Temporal Trends in Animal Exploitation: Fauna Analysis from Tell Jemmeh. In: David Ben-Shlomo and Gus W. Van Beek, eds., The Smithsonian Institution Excavation at Tell Jemmeh, Israel (1970-1990), pp. 1038-1051. Contributions in Anthropology Series. Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press.

2013  Animal Husbandry. In: D. M. Master, ed., The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and Archaeology. Oxford University Press.

2012  Mortuary Faunal Remains. In: David Ben-Shlomo, ed., The Azor Cemetery: Moshe Dothan's Excavations, 1958 and 1960 (IAA Reports 50), pp. 195-198. The Israel Antiquities Authority.

2006/07  Imminent Invasion: The Abandonment of Philistine Ekron. Scripta Mediterranea, Special Issue - Cyprus, The Sea Peoples and the Eastern Mediterranean: Regional Perspectives of Continuity and Change 27-28: 323-337.

BBH 140
5500 North St. Louis Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625
United States

Phone
(773) 442-5794
Office Hours
Spring 2019 office hours: 3-5 p.m. on Thursdays
Main Campus
Adam Goldstein
Adam
Goldstein
Assistant Professor and Artistic Director of Stage Center Theatre
Communication, Media and Theatre
College of Arts and Sciences
Phone
(773) 442-5954
Courses Taught
CMTT 351: Children's Theatre Workshop (Middle & High School)
CMTT 350: Children's Theatre Workshop (Elementary School)
CMTT 345: Directing
CMTT 321: Acting 2
CMTT 240: Stagecraft
CMTT 221: Acting 1
CMTT 220: Improvisation
Research Interests
Theatre as cultural currency, theatre for social change and dialogue, the social history of musical theatre, new play development models, representation, diversity, and inclusion in storytelling, and the theatrical history of Ireland. He is in the process of proposing a new book for professional actors and students that teaches a repeatable dialect process and dynamically connects that process to the creation of character.
Education

M.F.A., Directing, Northwestern University

B.F.A., Acting, New York University's Tisch School of the Arts

Background

Adam is an accomplished director with a long history developing critically and nationally acclaimed new work. He brings credits and assistant credits at Steppenwolf, Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, Court Theatre, CityLit, Redtwist, The Side Project, Bristol Riverside Theatre, South Bend Civic Theatre, and leading companies across Chicago and the east coast. One of Chicago’s leading voice and dialect coaches, Adam has vocally designed nearly sixty productions in Chicago with his work praised by Chris Jones of the Chicago Tribune as “remarkable."

As an arts leader, Adam has helped to build, shape, and support major institutions such as Bristol Riverside Theatre, Hartford Stage Company, and William Morris Endeavor. Adam previously taught at Columbia College Chicago and Northwestern University before joining NEIU. In addition to his time on campus, Adam continues to serve young artists as the head of musical theatre at Actors Training Center in Wilmette. His other interests include his wife, young son, a dog and cat, baseball, golf, crossfit, and his amazing neighborhood in Evanston. MFA-Directing, Northwestern University, BFA-Acting from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. 

FA 229
5500 North Saint Louis Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625
United States

Phone
(773) 442-5954
Office Hours
Mondays: 10-11 a.m.
Tuesdays: 4-5:30 p.m.
Wednesdays: 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Main Campus
Leslie Hull
Leslie
Hull
Instructor
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, Makeup/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.

F 110A
5500 North St. Louis Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625
United States

Phone
(773) 442-5957
Office Hours
Mondays and Wednesdays: 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and by appointment
Carruthers Center for Inner City Studies
Main Campus
Sarah M West
Sarah
M
West
Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Spanish
World Languages and Cultures
College of Arts and Sciences
Phone
(773) 442-4755
Expertise
Literary and Cultural Analysis, Literary Historiography, Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century Latin American Literatures and Cultures, The Caste Wars of Mexican Southeast, Contemporary Mayan Literature
Courses Taught
SPAN 416 Latin American Avant Gardes
SPAN 380 Literary Criticism
SPAN 225 Composition I
Research Interests
Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Yucatan Studies, Mayan Studies, Latin American Race Wars, Gender & Race Studies, New Historicism, Political Economy, Psychoanalysis, Marxism, Critical Theory and Philosophy
Education

Ph.D. Spanish.  University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL 2016
M.A. Spanish.  Ohio University, Athens, OH 2007
B.A. Spanish, Ohio University, Athens, OH 2005

Selected Publications

Book Chapters:

"A Neoliberal Love Spell: Race, Tourism and the Yucatan Peninsula and an

Analysis of Televisa’s Sortilegio." In Mobilized Identities: Mediated Subjectivity and Cultural Crisis in the Neoliberal Era. Ed. Cameron McCarthy. Champaign, IL: Common Grounds Publishing, 2014

Peer-Reviewed Articles:
“Yucateco Pirate Novels and the Discourses of the Mayan Rebel in the Nineteenth-Century Creole Imaginary.” Revista de Estudios Hispánicos. Washington University, St. Louis. Forthcoming. 

Manuscripts--In Preparation:
“Nombrar(se) para ser. Aproximaciones al concepto de raza e identidad en Un hereje y un musulmán (1867) de José Pascual Almazán.” Article in Progress.

The Caste War Narratives: Race, Economy, and Literature in Yucatán and Chiapas, 1841-1958. Book Manuscript Proposal in Progress.

Selected Performances

INVITED LECTURES

“History and Uprising in the Yucatán Peninsula.” The Royal Ontario Museum: ROM Summer Club. Skype. 13 July 2015. Invited Speaker.

 

CONFERENCE PAPERS DELIVERED

“Mayanism, Caste War and the Mexican Revolution: The Shifting Discourses of Race

in the Literatures of Early Twentieth-Century Yucatán.” Southeastern Council of Latin American Studies. Nashville, Tennessee. March 8-11, 2018.

“Toward a Literary History of Mexico’s Henequen Culture.” Latin American Studies Association Conference. Lima, Perú. April 29th-May 1st, 2017.

“Of Savages and Royalty: The Rhetoric of Mayanness in Yucatán’s Nineteenth-Century Literary Register.” Southeastern Council of Latin American Studies. Chapel Hill, North Carolina. March 23-26, 2017.

Background

2018-               Assistant Professor, Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago, Illinois

2017-2018      Visiting Instructor, University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, Washington

2010-2017      Graduate Teaching Assistant and Research Assistant, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Illinois

2009-2010     Adjunct Professor, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio

2007-2009     Instructor, Universidad Tecnológica Metropolitana, Mérida, Yucatán, México
                          Colegio de Negocios Internacionales, Mérida, Yucatán, México
                          Study Abroad Instructor, Ohio University, Mérida, Yucatán, México

2005-2007     Teaching Assistant, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio

LWH 2035
5500 North St. Louis Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625
United States

Phone
(773) 442-4755
Office Hours
T 5:40 - 6:40, R 2:50 - 3:50 and by appt
Main Campus
Curriculum Vitae
Casey Holtschneider
Casey
Holtschneider
Social Work
College of Arts and Sciences
Phone
(773) 442-4775
Expertise
Youth homelessness; youth development; clinical practice with youth who have experienced trauma; qualitative research methods.
Courses Taught
SWK 207: Social Welfare Policy I
SWK 357: Social Welfare Policy II
SWK 403: Generalist Practice I
SWK 405: Generalist Practice II
SWK 406: Social Welfare Policy
SWK 407: Social Work Research
SWK 434: Child Welfare Policy
SWK 473: Special Topics in Advocacy
SWK 495/496: Advanced Field Practicum
Research Interests
Youth homelessness; recreation, music, and arts-based practice with youth; program evaluation; structural social work practice
Education

PhD, Social Work, University of Illinois at Chicago

MSW, University of Michigan

BA in Psychology and BA in Sociology, University of Michigan

Selected Publications

Mattaini, M. A., & Holtschneider, C. (2016). Foundations of social work practice: A graduate text (5th ed.). Washington, DC:  NASW Press.

Mattaini, M.A., & Holtschneider, C. (2017). Collective leadership and circle processes: Not invented here. The Journal of Organizational Behavior Management, 37, 126-141

Holtschneider, C. (2016). From independence to interdependence: Redefining outcomes for transitional living programs for youth experiencing homelessness. Families in Society: The Journal of Contemporary Social Services, 97, 160-170.

Holtschneider, C. (2016). A part of something: The importance of transitional living programs within a Housing First framework for youth experiencing homelessness. Children and Youth Services Review, 65, 204-215.

Selected Exhibitions

Holtschneider, C. (2017). Supporting students in their time of need: Addressing hunger and housing insecurity on college campuses. Keynote Presentation, Governor’s State University, Chicago, IL.

Holtschneider, C. (2016). It saved my life: From homelessness to community with youth in transitional living. Invited webinar, Alliance for Strong Families and Communities.

Holtschneider, C. (2016). Rethinking aftercare: Experiences of youth exiting housing programs. Paper presentation at the Society for Social Work and Research Annual Conference, Washington, DC.

Holtschneider, C. (2015) Youth voices on transitional living: Policy and practice implications.  Workshop presented to the Family and Youth Services Bureau Annual Conference for Runaway and Homeless Youth Grantees, New Orleans, LA.

Holtschneider, C. (2015). The impact of transitional living programs: Perspectives of homeless youth. Oral presentation at the Council on Social Work Education Annual Program, Denver, CO.

Holtschneider, C. (2015). Qualitative research methods in community practice. Invited talk, DePaul University, Chicago, IL.

Holtschneider, C. (2014). Engaging young people in adult housing programs. Workshop presented at Illinois Collaboration on Youth and the Chicago Youth Worker Collective, Chicago, IL.

Holtschneider, C., & Wade, B. (2014). Introduction to positive youth development. Workshop presented at Illinois Collaboration on Youth, Chicago IL

Background

Dr. Casey Holtschneider completed her PhD in social work at the University of Illinois at Chicago and joined the social work faculty of NEIU in August 2016. Dr. Holtschneider has twenty years of social work practice experience, and is the former director of an emergency shelter, transitional living program, and aftercare program for unaccompanied youth experiencing homelessness in Chicago, Illinois. While in this position, she worked with a team to successfully transition the organization to a trauma-informed, youth-centered model of practice and she has received awards for her individual contributions in this process at both the state and national level. She has subsequently trained other social work professionals and organizations across the country on how to initiate and sustain similar change within their own practice context. Before coming to NEIU, Dr. Holtschneider was part of the Child Welfare Research Collaborative at the University of Illinois at Chicago, a research team examining foster care placement stability as well as services promoting successful transitions after emancipation for older youth in the child welfare system. Dr. Holtschneider’s current research focuses on improving services for young people through the implementation of intervention models that are youth-driven, evidence-guided, and grounded in anti-oppressive practice. She is also the cofounder and executive director of the LYTE Collective, a nonprofit organization supporting young people experiencing poverty and homelessness in Chicago, IL. Dr. Holtschneider teaches in both the BSW and MSW programs with a focus on policy and practice courses. 

Additional Information

Licensed Clinical Social Worker- Illinois

LWH 3001
5500 North St. Louis Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625
United States

Phone
(773) 442-4775
Office Hours
By Appointment
Main Campus