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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.

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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
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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 377: Gender and Media
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. 

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

Phone
(773) 442-5957
Office Hours
Monday, Wednesday and Friday: 10:40 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
El Centro
Main Campus
Curriculum Vitae
Adam Goldstein smiles into the camera.
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 473: Special Topics in Theatre (National Identity and Theatre)
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
CMTT 203: Voice for the Performer
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. 

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

Phone
(773) 442-5954
Office Hours
Tuesday: 12:30-1:30 p.m.
Wednesday: 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Friday: Noon-1 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 393: Drama for Teaching and Learning
CMTT 339: Technical Theatre Production
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 theaters include Williamston Theatre, Tipping Point Theatre, Performance Network Theatre, The Henry Ford Museum, Metropolis Performing Arts, Idle Muse, Dandelion Theatre and Quest Theatre Ensemble.

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

Phone
(773) 442-5957
Office Hours
Monday: 3-4 p.m.
Tuesday and Thursday: 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Wednesday: Noon-2 p.m.
Carruthers Center for Inner City Studies
Main Campus
G. "Max" Maxin IV laughs while wearing a blue shirt and yellow tie.
G. "Max"
Maxin
IV
Instructor
Communication, Media and Theatre
College of Arts and Sciences
Phone
(773) 442-2340
Expertise
Lighting Design, Projections Design, Scenic Design, Scenic Painting, Prop Design/Construction, Scenic Construction, Adobe Suite, Qlab, AutoCAD
Courses Taught
CMTT 351: Children's Theatre Workshop (Middle & High School)
CMTT 348: Advanced Stagecraft
CMTT 341: Lighting Design
CMTT 339: Technical Theatre Producion
CMTT 240: Stagecraft
Research Interests
Theatrical Production Design; Digitally Integrated Media in Theatre
Education

M.F.A. Michigan State University (Production Design)

B.A. Ashland University (Scene & Lighting Design)

Background

G. "Max" Maxin IV works also a freelance theatrical designer in Chicago and is one of the co-founders of Another Door Theatre Project. Favorite design credits include: "Gypsy," "Little Women," "Cabaret," "Bare (Another Door)"; "Urinetown" (Jeff Nomination Lighting), "Three Days of Rain," "Next to Normal," (BoHo); "The Nance," "Priscilla: Queen of the Desert," "Angry Fags," "Design for Living," "The Submission," "Book of Merman" (Pride Films & Plays); "First Date" (Royal George); "Spamalot" (Nightblue); "From These Fatal Loins," "Home Before Dark" (The Ruckus), and "Story of a Story" (The Untold Story) (Underscore).

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

Phone
(773) 442-2340
Office Hours
Monday and Wednesday: 8-9 a.m. and 11 a.m.-noon
Friday: 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Main Campus
Sarah J. Fabian smiles into the camera.
Sarah
J.
Fabian
Assistant Professor; Managing Director of Stage Center Theatre
Communication, Media and Theatre
College of Arts and Sciences
Phone
(773) 442-5964
Expertise
Scenic Design, Lighting Design Theory, Costume Design Theory, Figure Drawing, Rendering, Model-building, AutoCAD, Adobe Photoshop, Scenic Painting, Scenic Construction, Properties Design, Properties Construction, Storytelling, Toy Theatre, Puppetry, Portfolio Development, Portfolio Website Design, Digital Photography
Courses Taught
CMTT 346: American Musical Theatre
CMTT 340: Set Design
CMTT 339: Technical Theatre Producion
CMTT 334: Special Topics in Theatre (Puppet Theatre)
CMTT 334: Special Topics in Theatre (The Art of Visual Storytelling)
CMTT 334: Special Topics in Theatre (European Opera & Musical Theatre)
CMTT 333: Contemporary Theatre
CMTT 240: Stagecraft
CMTT 130: Introduction to Theatre
STAM 300: The Performative Self - Exploring Identity and Character Through Theatre
Research Interests
Theatrical Scenic Design; Theatre for Young Audiences; Immersive Design; Theatre for Public Discourse; Diversity, Representation, and Inclusion in Theatre; Design for New Play Development; Playwriting
Education

M.F.A. in Stage Design - Scenic Design, Northwestern University

B.A. in Theatre with a Studio Art minor in Oil Painting, Hope College

Background

Sarah earned her MFA in Stage Design – Scenic Design from Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill., where she received a full-ride scholarship, and trained under award-winning scenic designers: Daniel Ostling, Todd Rosenthal and Walt Spangler.

Select Credits: Lookingglass Alice (Associate Scenic Designer for 2020 remount production in Chicago, and the Miami and Denver Tours, Lookingglass Theatre Company); South of Settling (Steppenwolf);  In The Next Room (or The Vibrator Play) (TimeLine Theatre Company); The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane and James and the Giant Peach (Filament Theatre); Fulfillment Center and 3C (A Red Orchid Theatre); Unseen, A Life Extra Ordinary (The Gift Theatre).

Her design work has been recognized regionally by the American College Theatre Festival, nationally by the JFK Center for the Performing Arts, and internationally at the Prague Quadrennial exhibition held in the Czech Republic. Her photography work has been exhibited in New York City.

Portfolio

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

Phone
(773) 442-5964
Office Hours
On leave for the Fall 2020 semester.
Carruthers Center for Inner City Studies
El Centro
Main Campus
Craig Kois
Craig
Kois
Communication, Media and Theatre
College of Arts and Sciences
Phone
(773) 442-5974
Courses Taught
CMTM 160: Introduction to Cinema
CMTM 250: Introduction to Audio Production
CMTM 265: Mass Media and Society
CMTM 368: Community Media
Research Interests
Media
Education

M.A.

Background

During and after too many years of studying at various institutions of higher learning, I have taught at University of Wisconsin-Madison, Northwestern University, Governor’s State University, Loyola University, Chicago State University, and Northeastern Illinois University. That studying and teaching focused on media and popular culture generally; alternative media, radio, film, the music industry, documentary, and the first amendment specifically. 

I have worked in commercial and public radio as well as having been involved in a variety of college and community radio stations at most of the above universities as well as University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. For ten of the thirty years that I taught at Loyola, I was station manager of WLUW, Loyola’s community radio station, where I also produced a variety of programs. 

I landed at Northeastern Illinois University in the summer of 2008 where I continue as a part-time faculty member in CMT. Most recently I was asked to develop and teach Community Media as part of the Journalism minor. I also teach Introduction to Audio Production, The Art of Film and Video, and Mass Media and Society. What stands out for me at this university is the rich - and enriching - diversity of the student body as well as the very collegial faculty and knowledgable and generous staff with whom I work.

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

Phone
(773) 442-5974
Office Hours
Monday: 5:00 - 6:00 p.m., Thursday 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Main Campus
Antoinette Mester
Antuanette
Mester
Communication, Media and Theatre
College of Arts and Sciences
Phone
(773) 442-5385
Expertise
Instructor of Teacher Education Department courses. Retired Chicago Public School Principal. Principal's Coach. Instructional Coach.
Courses Taught
CMTC 317: Organizational Communication
Research Interests
Bilingual Education, Communication
Education

Cambridge Certification from London;  Master's Degrees in ED Leadership:  Type75;  

Master's Degree in Language Arts;  

Master's Degree in Reading;  

Bilingual and ESL endorsed;  Type 03 Teaching Certificate;

Type 04 Certificate: Endorsement in Reading;  

Reading Specialist;  

Additional Teaching Certificate from the University of the West Indies.

Selected Performances

Presenter at International, as well as, at local conferences; ISBE: correcting and reviewing assessments:  Committee revising TAP.

Background

Teacher from 1973 to 1985:  Assistant Principal from 1985 to 1992;  Principal from 1992 to 2012.

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5500 North Saint Louis Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625
United States

Phone
(773) 442-5385
Office Hours
Saturday: 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m., Sunday: 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Main Campus