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Jon B. Hageman
Coordinator, University Honors Program
College of Arts and Sciences
Courses Taught
LLAS 101 - Introduction to Latino and Latin American Studies
FYE 109d - Aliens, Curses, and the chicago Cemetery
ANTH 212 - Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
ANTH 200 - Writing in Anthropology
ANTH 213 - Introduction to Archaeology
ANTH 250 - Latin American Archaeology
ANTH 252 - North American Archaeology
ANTH 290 - Graduating Anthropology
ANTH 337a - Anthropology of Death
ANTH 355 - History of Anthropology
ANTH 374 - The Maya
ANTH 380 - Archaeological Field School
ZHON 193 - Honors Introduction to the Social Sciences
Research Interests
Method and theory; settlement and landscape; complex societies; social organization; Mesoamerica.

Ph.D., Anthropology, Southern Illinois University, 2004

M.A., Anthropology, University of Texas at Austin, 1992

B.A., History, Trinity University, 1989

Selected Publications

Hill, Erica, and Jon B. Hageman (editors). 2016. The Archaeology of Ancestors: Death, Memory, and VenerationUniversity Press of Florida, Gainesville.  

Hageman, Jon B. and Erica Hill. 2016. Leveraging the Dead: The Ethnography of Ancestors. In The Archaeology of Ancestors: Death, Memory, and Veneration, edited by E. Hill and J.B. Hageman, pp. 1-41. University Press of Florida, Gainesville.

Hill, Erica and Jon B. Hageman. 2016. The Archaeology of Ancestors. In The Archaeology of Ancestors: Death, Memory, and Veneration, edited by E. Hill and J.B. Hageman, pp. 42-80. University Press of Florida, Gainesville.

Hageman, Jon B.  2016. Where the Ancestors Live:  Shrines and Their Meaning among the Classic Maya. In The Archaeology of Ancestors: Death, Memory, and Veneration, edited by E. Hill and J.B. Hageman, pp. 213-248. University Press of Florida, Gainesville.

Duncan, William N. and Jon B. Hageman. 2015. House or Lineage? How Intracemetery Kinship Analysis Contributes to the Debate in the Maya Area. In Archaeology and Bioarchaeology of Population Movement among the Prehispanic Maya, edited by A. Cucina, pp. 133-142. Springer, New York. 

Goldstein, David J. and Jon B. Hageman. 2014. Status and Food Choice:  Late Classic Maya Foodways for Ancestor Worship and Subsistence. In Plants and People: Choices and Diversity Through Time, edited by Alexandre Chevalier, Elena Marinova, and Leonor Peña, pp. 444-48. EARTH Sustainable Agriculture Reference Series, Volume 1. European Science Foundation, Brussels. 

Goldstein, David J., and Jon B. Hageman. 2010. Power Plants: Paleobotanical Evidence of Rural Feasting in Late Classic Belize. In Food and Feasting in Mesoamerican Civilization: Interdisciplinary Approaches to the Roles of Consumables and Ritual Performance, pp. 421-440, edited by John E. Staller and Michael Carrasco. Springer, New York.  

Hageman, Jon B., and David J. Goldstein. 2009. An Integrated Assessment of Archaeobotanical Recovery methods in the Neotropical Rainforest of Northern Belize: Flotation and Dry Screening. Journal of Archaeological Science 36:2841-2852.  

Sullivan, Lauren A., Jon B. Hageman, Brett A. Houk, Paul J. Hughbanks, and Fred Valdez, Jr. 2008. Structure Abandonment and Landscape Transformation: Examples from the Three Rivers Region. In Ruins of the Past: The Use and Perception of Abandoned Structures in the Maya Lowlands, edited by Travis Stanton and Aline Magnoni, pp. 91-112. University Press of Colorado, Boulder. 

Houk, Brett A., and Jon B. Hageman. 2007. Lost and Found: (Re)-Placing Say Ka in the La Milpa Suburban Settlement Pattern.  Mexicon 29:152-156. 

Hageman, Jon B. 2004. The Lineage Model and Archaeological Data in Northwestern Belize. Ancient Mesoamerica 15:63-74. 

William R. Fowler and Jon B. Hageman. 2004. New Perspectives on Ancient Maya Social Organization. Ancient Mesoamerica 15:61-62. 

Hageman, Jon B., and Jon C. Lohse. 2003. Heterarchy, Corporate Groups, and Late Classic Resource Management in Northwestern Belize. In Heterarchy, Political Economy, and the Ancient Maya, edited by V.L. Scarborough, F. Valdez, Jr., and N.P. Dunning, pp. 109-121. University of Arizona Press, Tucson.

Beach, Timothy, Sheryl Luzzader-Beach, Nicholas Dunning, Jon Hageman, and Jon Lohse. 2003. Upland Agriculture in the Maya Lowlands: Ancient Maya Soil Conservation in Northwestern Belize. The Geographical Review 92 (3):372-397.  

Hageman, Jon B. and David A. Bennett. 2000. Construction of Digital Elevation Models For Archaeological Applications. In Practical Applications of GIS for Archaeologists: A Predictive Modeling Toolkit, edited by K. Wescott and R.J. Brandon, pp. 113-127.  Taylor and Francis, London. 

Office Hours
Fall 2018 Office hours: MW 2:00-4:00 pm, T 4:30-5:30 pm and by appointment.
Main Campus
Curriculum Vitae
Administrative Assistant
University Honors Program
Office Hours
Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
John Casey
College of Arts and Sciences
History of Philosophy, Logic and Critical Thinking
Courses Taught
PHIL 201-Logic I
PHIL 231-History of Medieval Philosophy
PHIL 303-Logic II
PHIL 371-Theory of Knowledge
PHIL 385-Philosophy of Mind
Research Interests
History of Medieval Philosophy, Argumentation

PhD, Philosophy, Loyola University Chicago (2002)

Office Hours
M W F 10:00 - 11:50 a.m. and by appointment.
Main Campus
Dr. Amina Chaudhri
Elementary Education Program Coordinator
Teacher Education
College of Education
Literacy, children's literature, and multicultural education.
Courses Taught
ELED 302: Methods of Teaching Language Arts-WIP
ELED 303: Children's Literature
ELED 304: Methods of Teaching Social Studies
ELED 309: Content Area Literacy
ELED 306A: Methods of Teaching Reading
ELED 329: Student Teaching
ELED 435: Children's and Young Adult Literature
Research Interests
Teacher preparation, literacy, children's literature, and multicultural education.

University of Illinois at Chicago
Curriculum Studies, Ph.D.

Michigan State University
Curriculum and Instruction, M.A.

Oberlin College
English, B.A.

Selected Publications

Chaudhri, A., and Teale, W.H. (2013).  Stories of multiracial experiences in literature for children, ages 9-14. Children's Literature in Education. 44(4), 359-376.

Chaudhri, A. (2013).  Transplanted: Stories of refugee experiences.  Book Links. September.

Chaudhri, A. (2017). Multiracial Identity in Children’s Literature. Routledge. New York, NY.

Chaudhri, A. & Schau, N. (2016) Imaginary Indians: Representations of Native Americans in Scholastic Reading Club. Children’s Literature in Education. 47 (1), 20 – 37.

Chaudhri, A. (2013).  Growing mixed/up: Multiracial identity in children's and young adult literature. In J. Naidoo & S. Park Dahlen (Eds.). Diversity in youth literature: Opening doors through reading.  ALA Editions.

Chaudhri, A. (2013).  Multiracial characters.  Book Links. January.

Chaudhri, A. (2011, Summer).  Straighten up and fly right: Heteromasculinity in the Watsons go to Birmingham-1963.  Children's Literature Association Quarterly.   Vol. 36, No. 2.

Office Hours
Varies by semester and teaching schedule.
Main Campus
Denise L Cloonan Cortez de Andersen
Cloonan Cortez de Andersen
Department Chair, Professor of Spanish
World Languages and Cultures
College of Arts and Sciences
Second Language Acquisition, Language Pedagogy and Assessment, Applied Spanish Linguistics, Sociolinguistics, Language Planning, Phonology, Romance Phonology and Dialectology
Courses Taught
SPAN 413 Spanish Dialectology
SPAN 315 Applied Spanish Linguistics
SPAN 301 Avanced Spanish Grammar
Research Interests
Heritage Learning and heritage learners’ strategies Strategic Interaction scenarios as pre-reading and post-reading activities Assessing reading comprehension through text completion tasks Using introspection and verbal reporting to monitor L2 reading comprehension Strategic Interaction scenarios as assessment of cultural perspectives Language contact and language change: interface of Spanish and English in Chicago - evidence for a lingua franca? Spanish phonetics and phonology - dialectal variation and change due to contact Affective variables in second language acquisition

Ph.D. Linguistics.  University of Delaware, Newark, DE 1991
Doctoral Studies in Spanish Literature. University of Maryland, College Park, MD 1985-1986
M.A. Hispanic Literature.  University of Delaware, Newark, DE 1985
Graduate Studies. Centro de Estudios Hispánicos en Madrid, Bryn Mawr College, 1983
B.A. Spanish, Minor in English.  University of Delaware, Newark, DE 1983

Selected Publications


Contornos del habla: fonología y fonética del español. New Haven and London: Yale University Press, (August, 2009) ©2010

!Anda! Curso Intermedio, Native Speaker Activities Ancillary. Pearson/Prentice Hall, (2009) in Heining-Boynton, Leloup, Cowell. ©2010.

Invited Articles:

“El español de Chicago”, Contratiempo [Chicago] 80 (Diciembre 2010): 9. 


“Mother Culture Impact on Foreign Language Reading Comprehension,”    Language Across Boundaries, published in British Studies in Applied Linguistics, Cambridge, UK, 16:  (185-200), 2001, Continuum Press.

“Una aplicación de la teoría pedagógica de Paulo Freire.” Paper published in Conference Proceedings of the VII Simposio Internacional de Comunicación Social: Centro de Lingüística Aplicada, Santiago de Cuba, January 23-26, 2001.

Book Reviews:

“Heritage Language Education: A New Field Emerging,” Brinton, Donna M., Olga Kagan and Susan Bauckus, eds. 2008. New York and London: Routledge, 2008. Modern Language Journal, 94:3, 2010.

“Idioms—Description, Comprehension, Acquisition, and Pedagogy,” by Dilin Liu. New York and London: Routledge, 2007. Modern Language Journal 93: 2, 2009.

"ESOL Tests and Testing". Stephen Stoynoff and Carol A. Chapelle. Modern Language Journal, 90: 4, 2006.

“Language Assessment: Principles and Classroom Practices,” H. Douglas   Brown. Longman Press, 2004. Modern Language Journal, 90: 3, 2006.

“Discovering Grammar: An Introduction to English Sentence Structure,” by Anne Lobeck. Oxford University Press, 2000. Modern Language Journal, 86:2, 2002.

“Meaning in English: An Introduction to Language Study” by Lesley Jeffries. Modern Language Journal, 84: 3, 2000.       

Manuscripts--In Preparation:

“The native speaker and the heritage speaker: a comparison of their lexicon” manuscript in preparation.

Book Manuscript Reviewer:

Doing Foreign Language: Bringing Concordia Language Villages into Language Classrooms, by Heidi Hamilton, Cori Crane and Abigail Bartoshesky. Pearson Merrill Prentice Hall, 2005.

Building Reading Comprehension Habits in Grades 6-12. A Toolkit of Classroom Activities, by Jeff Zwiers. International Reading Association, 2004.

Developing Academic Thinking Skills in Grades 6-12. A Handbook of Multiple Intelligence Activities, by Jeff Zwiers. International Reading Association, 2004.

Selected Performances


"Using regional literature to promote understanding of dialectal variation in Spanish". Paper proposal accepted for presentation at the 46th Annual Meeting of the British Association for Applied Linguistics (BAAL): The Impact of Applied Linguistics:  September 5-7, 2013, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, Scotland

“How listening strategies develop through collective scaffolding in role play”. Paper presented at the 42nd Annual Meeting of the British Association for Applied Linguistics (BAAL): “Language, Learning, and Context”, Newcastle University, United Kingdom, September 3-5, 2009.

“Measuring and evaluating the lexicon of the non-native, native and heritage speaker in Spanish”. Paper presented at the 41st Annual Meeting of the British Association for Applied Linguistics (BAAL): “Taking the Measure of Applied Linguistics” Swansea University, Swansea, Wales, UK, September 11-13, 2008.

"The L2 Reading Process--An Introspective View.”  Paper presented at the 35th Annual Meeting of the British Association for Applied Linguistics (BAAL): “Applied Linguistics and Communities of Practice.” Cardiff, Wales, September 12-14, 2002.

“La gramática contextualizada por medio de la actuación.” Paper presented at the II Simposio Regional de Lectura y Vida: “La escuela y la formación de lectores y escritores,” (Asociación Internacional de Lectura--IRA). Buenos Aires, Argentina, October 11-13, 2001.

“Taking a Freirean Approach to Meet the Individual Needs of the Diversified Classroom.” Paper presented at the 34th Annual British Association for Applied Linguistics (BAAL) Conference: “Unity and Diversity in Language Use.”  The University of Reading, UK: September 6-8, 2001.

“Una aplicación de la teoría pedagógica de Paulo Freire.” Paper presented   at the VII Simposio Internacional de Comunicación Social: Centro de Lingüística Aplicada, Santiago de Cuba, January 23-26, 2001.

“La Gramática Contextualizada por la Técnica de Strategic Interaction.” Paper presented at the “X Encuentro para profesores de español: gramática y metodología en la enseñanza del español,” Universidad Autónoma de México (UNAM) Campus Estados Unidos. San Antonio, TX, Simulcast to Universidad Autónoma de México (UNAM), (Mexico City); Centro de Enseñanza para Extranjeros (CEPE), Mexico City; Escuela para Extranjeros en Canadá (ESECA) and Universidad de Quintana Roo, October 28, 2000.

“Mother Culture Impact on Foreign Language Reading Comprehension.” Paper presented at the British Association for Applied Linguistics (BAAL) 33rd Annual Meeting in Cambridge U.K. “Language across Boundaries” September 7-9, 2000.


“How to Select Materials for the Major Portfolio that Embrace Student Diversity.”  Paper presented with Dr. Mary Ellen McGoey to the AAHE National Conference on Higher Education: “Learning in Context: Who are our students? How do they learn?”  Chicago, IL, March 16-19, 2002.

“How to Assess Undergraduate Programs: A Model.” Paper presented with  Mary Ellen McGoey at the American Association for Higher Education (AAHE) 2001 National Conference on Higher Education, (March 24-27, 2001) “Balancing Private Gain and Public Good,” Washington D.C., March 27, 2001.

“Employing a Freirean Approach to Meet the Individual Needs of the Diversified Classroom.” Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association of Teacher Educators (ATE), “Teacher Educator as Advocate,” New Orleans, LA, February 17-21, 2001.

“Design for the Foreign Language Major Portfolio: An Outcome Template.” Paper presented with Mary Ellen McGoey and Vicki Román-Lagunas at the American Association for Higher Education (AAHE) Assessment Conference 2000: “Rising Expectations for Assessment: Can We Deliver,” Charlotte, NC, June 14-18, 2000.


Invited Talk: Chicago Area Translators and Interpreters Association (CHICATA) “DIALECTOLOGY: What is it? Its significance in language prestige and cross-cultural understanding”, Open Books, Chicago, April 26, 2014.

“Assessment of Major Programs: A Design Template.”  Paper presented with Dr. Mary Ellen McGoey at the 2001 Assessment Institute in Indianapolis, IN, November 4-6, 2001.

“Designing an Assessment Template for the Undergraduate Major.” 5th Annual Assessment Conference Sponsored by the College of Business and Economics, California State University at Fullerton, Fullerton, CA: “Outcome Assessment: From Chaos to Clarity,” March 1-2, 2001.

“Strategic Interaction Workshop: Learning Languages through Scenarios.” Workshop presented at the Illinois Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ICTFL) Conference: “Languages: Take Two,” Itasca, October 19-21, 2000.

“Encouraging and Assessing Reading Comprehension through Text Completion Tasks.” Paper presented at the 27th Plains International Reading Association (IRA) Regional Conference: “Literacy--Gateway to New Horizons.” St. Louis, MO, October 12-14, 2000. 

“A Framework to Facilitate Student Teachers’ Self Assessment.” Paper presented  at the 14th Annual Midwest Association of Teacher Educators (ATE) Conference: “Preparing Teachers to Create Successful School Environments,” Davenport, IA, April 8-9, 2000.

“Assessment of culture in the Communicative Foreign Language Classroom,” Paper presented at the 1999 Illinois Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ICTFL) Conference: “Capitalizing on Foreign Languages”, Springfield, IL, October 22, 1999.

“Preliminary Assessment Practices for Foreign Languages--A Work in Progress.”   Paper presented at Northeastern Illinois University, Assessment Workshop, Chicago, IL, March 10, 1999.


Acting Department Chair. Department of World Languages and Cultures, Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago, IL 05/2013-12/2013.
Professor of Spanish. Department of World Languages and Cultures, Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago, IL 09/09-present.
Associate Professor of Spanish. Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago, IL 09/2003-08/2009
Assistant Professor of Spanish. Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago, IL 08/1997-08/2003

Additional Information

Advisor: Teaching Certification for Professionals (TCP) Advisor; Liaison to the College of Education, Undergraduate advisor

Office Hours
M/F 11-2, T/W 1-3, and T/R 2-6 or by appointment
Main Campus
Curriculum Vitae
R. Shayne Cofer
Acting Associate Provost
Academic Affairs
Other Academic Areas
Instrumental Music Education
Courses Taught
NEIU Wind Ensemble
Research Interests
K-12 instrumental music education and ensemble conducting

Ph.D., University of Iowa, Music Education
M.M., University of Iowa, Music Education
B.M., University of Idaho, Music Education

Selected Publications

His work has been published in:

The Southeastern Journal of Music Education
The Journal of Research in Music Education
MENC's publication Teaching Music
Band and Orchestra Magazine

Triad: The Ohio Music Educator's Journal
Illinois Music Educator's Journal


R. Shayne Cofer is on temporary leave from the Department of Music and currently Acting Associate Provost of NEIU.

Office Hours
By appointment only
Main Campus
Michael Davros
College of Arts and Sciences
American literature, including African American and ethnic American
Courses Taught
ENGL 101 Writing I
ENGL 102 Writing II
ENGL 109 FYE: Chicago's Literary Diversity: Reading Chicago's Neighborhoods
ENGL 201 World of Poetry
ENGL 202 World of Drama
ENGL 203 World of Fiction
ZHON 192 Introduction to the Humanities: Race and Ethnicity
ZHON 192 Introduction to the Humanities: Combat Literature
Honors Colloquium: Classical Culture, Study Tour in Greece
Honors Colloquium: Greek American Literature (Byzantium v the Caliphate), Study Tour in Greece
Research Interests
Greek American literature, African American literature, Combat literature

PhD   University of Illinois at Chicago
MAH  Louisiana State University
BA       Tulane University

Selected Publications

Greeks in Chicago.  Chicago: Arcadia Publishing, 2009.

“The Maze: A Historical Novel.” Review of The Maze.  By Panos Karnezis.  The National Herald.  15 February 2009. 

“A Greek Stylist: History Contests with Progress and Loses.” Review of Little Infamies. By Panos Karnezis.  The National Herald. 15 February 2009.

 “A Sense of Sacred Space.”  Review of  Ecclesia: Greek Orthodox Churches of the Chicago Metropolis.  By Panos Fiorentinos.  The National Herald.  15 February 2009. 

“Loss and Transformation on the Road in Jeffrey Eugenides’s Middlesex and Don DeLillo’s   Underworld.”  The Image of the Road in Literature, Media and Society.  Ed. Will Wright and Steven Kaplan.      Pueblo, Co:  The Society for the Interdisciplinary Study of Social Imagery.  August 2005.  148-153.

Office Hours
Summer 2017 No Office Hours
Main Campus
Curriculum Vitae
J. Ruth Dawley-Carr
J. Ruth
Educational Inquiry and Curriculum Studies
College of Education
Courses Taught
SCED 301 Methods in Teaching in the Secondary Level and School Curriculum
SCED 303H Methods in the Teaching of History in the Secondary Schools
SCED 304H/305H Secondary Student Teaching and Clinical Experience: History
SCED 311 School Curriculum
Research Interests
Citizenship and civic education, particularly in Cuba; Teaching with and for discussion; Teacher preparation.

Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2015

Dissertation: Citizenship Education in Cuba: Ideals, Contradictions and Convivencia

M.S. Curriculum and Instruction, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2006

B.S. in Secondary Education, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1999

Selected Publications

Dawley-Carr, J. R. & Blum, D. (2017). If Betsy DeVos Met Ena Elsa Velázquez. Cuba Counterpoints. Retrieved from: https://cubacounterpoints.com/archives/5269

Blum, D. & Dawley-Carr, J. R. (2016). Teachers Wanted. Cuba Counterpoints. Retrieved from: http://cubacounterpoints.com/archives/4328

Blum, D., Smith, R. & Dawley-Carr, J. R. (2016). Being a “good Cuban”: Socialist citizenship education in a globalized context. In Choo, S., Vinz, R., Sawch, D., & Villanueva, A. (Eds.), Educating for 21st Century Global Capacities: International Perspectives and Capacities (pp. 281-296). New York City: Springer.


Languages: Spanish (proficient), Portuguese (Brazilian, conversational), Kiswahili (Zanzibari, basic knowledge), Quichua (Ecuadorian, basic knowledge).

Teacher Licensure: 6-12, in History (1999), Spanish (1999), and English as a Second Language (2008)

Office Hours
Email or phone for an appointment
Main Campus
Amanda Dykema-Engblade
Associate Professor, Chair
College of Arts and Sciences
Social Psychology/Small Group Performance and Decision Making, newly interested in the area of Psychology of Food
Courses Taught
General psychology
Social Psychology
Social Psychology Lab
Psychology of Food
Service Learning
Research Interests
Transactive Memory Systems; Impression formation as a function of diet and food type (e.g., “healthy” versus “unhealthy”)

MA and Ph.D. Loyola University, Chicago

BS Grand Valley State University

Selected Publications

Tindale, R.S., Smith, C.M., Dykema-Engblade, A., Kluwe, K. (2012).  Good and bad group performance: Same process - different outcomes.  Submitted to Group Processes and Intergroup Relations (GPIR): Special Issue in Tribute to Jim Davis.

Stawiski, S., Dykema-Engblade, A., Tindale, R.S. (2012).  The roles of shared stereotypes and shared processing goals on mock jury decision making.  Basic and Applied Social Psychology.


Office Hours
Summer 2018 Availability: Wednesdays and Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Main Campus
University Center Lake County
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Latina/o & Latin American Studies Coordinator and Program Advisor
College of Arts and Sciences
Courses Taught
ENGL 203 World of Fiction
ENGL 210 WIP: Methods for English Majors
ENGL 218 American Literature: Beginnings to 1865
ENGL 219 American Literature: 1865 to Present
ENGL 345 Practical Criticism
ENGL 361 Development of the American Novel
ENGL 362 US Fiction: Traditions and Counter-Traditions
ENGL 369 US Latina/o Literature and Culture
ENGL 380 Multicultural Literature in America
ENGL 471 Studies in the American Novel
ENGL 479 US Latina/o Literature
LLAS 201 WIP: Culture and History of US Latinos
WGS 360 Queer Theory
WLC 414 US Latina/o Literatures
ZHON 192 Introduction to the Humanities
Research Interests
Latina/o Studies, Early American Literature, Gender Studies, Critical Ethnic Studies, Translation, Early National Literatures, The Novel

PhD  University of Florida

Selected Publications

“On the Borders of Independence: Manuel Torres and Spanish American Independence in Filadelfia.” Latino/a Studies and Nineteenth-Century America.”  Ed. Jesse Alemán and Rodrigo Lazo. New York: NYU Press, 2016. 71-88.

“Novel Diplomacies: Henry Marie Brackenridge’s Voyage to South America (1819) and Inter-American Revolutionary Literature.” Literature in the Early American Republic 3 (April 2011) p. 145 – 171

“‘The cause of America is in great measure the cause of all mankind’: American Universalism and Exceptionalism in the Early Nation.” American Exceptionalisms, Ed. Sylvia Söderlind and Jamey Carson. Albany: SUNY Press, 2011. p. 51 – 70.

“Roundtable: Critical Keywords in Early American Studies,” Co-edited and Introduction with Duncan Faherty. Early American Literature 46:3 (Fall 2011) pp. 601-602; pp. 603-632.

Office Hours
On Leave 2016-2017
Main Campus
Brooke Johnson
Sociology and Women's and Gender Studies
College of Arts and Sciences
Courses Taught
SOC 100: Introduction to Sociology
SOC 212: Introduction to Social Statistics
SOC 331: Military Sociology
SOC 335: Sociological Theory
SOC 332: Sociology of Education
SOC 340: Sociology of Sexualities
Research Interests
Informed by my broad interest in social inequality, my areas of specialization within sociology include: education, militarization, and sexualities. Current trends in public education include the militarization, privatization, and corporatization of U.S. schools. Coupled with neoliberal ideals and policies, these trends are presented as a solution for the failing U.S. public education system. Unfortunately, most of these failing schools are underfunded, overcrowded, and located in poor and working-class communities of color and few students who attend these schools “make it.” The bulk of my research, to date, has focused on the nexus between militarization, neoliberalism, and the U.S. public education system and how these macro-level social phenomena influence and shape micro-level processes. However, given the current social dialogue of LGBTQ justice, discrimination, and prejudice, I find that the complex web of social interactions between education, militarization, and political economy provides a rich terrain for exploring the social politics of sexualities.

Ph.D., Sociology, 2009, University of California, Riverside

M.A., Sociology, 2005, University of California, Riverside

B.A., Sociology, 2000, Boise State University

Selected Publications

Johnson, Brooke. 2014. Culture and Structure at a Military Charter School: From School Ground to Battle Ground. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

Johnson, Brooke. 2010. "A Few Good Boys: Masculinity at a Military-style Charter School." Men and Masculinities 12(5):575-596.

Aguirre, Jr., Adalberto and Brooke Johnson. 2005. "Militarizing Youth in Public Education: Observations from a Military-Style Charter School." Social Justice 32(3):148-162.

Office Hours
Main Campus
Craig Kois
Communication, Media and Theatre
College of Arts and Sciences
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



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.

Office Hours
Monday: 5:00 - 6:00 p.m., Thursday 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Main Campus
Tracy Luedke
Coordinator, Global Studies Program
College of Arts and Sciences
Cultural Anthropology, African Studies, Global Studies
Courses Taught
ANTH 212 - Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
ANTH/AFAM 224 - Contemporary African Culture
ANTH 290 - Graduating Anthropology
ANTH 307 - Anthropology of Gender, Sexuality, and the Body
ANTH 317 - Medical Anthropology
ANTH/AFAM 320 - Religion in Africa
ANTH 375 - Anthropology of Globalization
ANTH 377 - Anthropology of Television
ZHON 360 - Honors Seminar in Research and Creative Processes
GS 201 - Introduction to Global Studies I
AFAM 303 - Global Collaborations-Ghana
Research Interests
Religion, healing, southern Africa, globalization, immigration, transportation My research concerns the Christianized healing practices of the prophets of central Mozambique, a network of people possessed by biblical spirits who work to heal individual bodies afflicted with illness as well as social bodies recovering from the effects of warfare and dislocation. I recently collaborated on an edited volume about healing in southeastern Africa. The book addresses the important relationship between African healing practices and borders of various sorts, which healers both transgress and reify in the course of their work. I am also interested in material culture, especially the ways objects, buildings, and other materialities figure in healing practices.

Ph.D., Cultural Anthropology, Indiana University, 2005

M.A., Cultural Anthropology, Indiana University, 1999


Selected Publications

Luedke, Tracy. 2014. “Health, Illness, and Healing in African Society.” In Africa, 4th Edition, edited by Patrick O’Meara, John Hanson, and Maria Grosz-Ngate. Bloomington: Indiana University Press.

Luedke, Tracy. 2011. “Intimacy and Alterity: Prophetic Selves and Spirit Others in Central Mozambique.” Journal of Religion in Africa  41(2):154-179.

Luedke, Tracy. 2007. “Spirit and Matter: The Materiality of Mozambican Prophet Healing.” Journal of Southern African Studies 33(4): 715-31. Special Issue: Histories of Healing, edited by Lyn Schumaker, Diana Jeater, and Tracy Luedke.

Luedke, Tracy J. 2006. “Presidents, Bishops, and Mothers: The Construction of Authority in Mozambican Healing.” In Borders and Healers: Brokering Therapeutic Resources in Southeast Africa, edited by Tracy J. Luedke and Harry G. West. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press.

West, Harry G. and Tracy J. Luedke. 2006. “Healing Divides: Therapeutic Border Work in Southeast Africa.” In Borders and Healers: Brokering Therapeutic Resources in Southeast Africa, edited by Tracy J. Luedke and Harry G. West. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press.

Office Hours
Fall 2018 Office Hours: M 3:15-5:15 PM, T 4-5:15 PM, W 2-2:45 PM
Main Campus
photo of Mark McKernin
Associate Provost / Contract Administrator
Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs
College of Arts and Sciences
Other Academic Areas
Computer graphics, multimedia, electronic art, program development, and community art projects.
Courses Taught
Computer Graphics
Honors Art
WIP: Professional Practices
Research Interests
My own interests center on patterns and loops and the connection between art, the sciences, and social history.

M.F.A. Electronic Visualization, University of Illinois, Chicago, Illinois

Selected Exhibitions

Electronic Immersions: Four Generations of Illinois Artists, Illinois Art Gallery, Chicago,

North River Community Gallery, Chicago, Illinois

Lannon Gallery, Chicago, Illinois

Video/computer installation, North River Community Gallery, Chicago, Illinois

Illinois State Museum, Lockport, Illinois

IVAM, Valencia, Spain.

Institudo Americanos, Barcelona, Spain

Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon, Portugal

Western Illinois University, University Art Gallery, Macomb, Illinois,

Monmouth College, Monmouth, Illinois

Perkinson Art Gallery, Milliken University

Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada

Kunst Video Galleri F15, Moss, Norway

Bosgarren Kolectioba, Tolosa, Spain

Pompidou Centre, Paris, France

Selected Performances

Co-Chair Arts in Response to Violence Conference, Chicago, Illinois,

The Wall Speaks: Voice of the Unheard, Wojtek Sawa, Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago, Illinois

Northeastern Illinois University Art Department Student and Alumni Show, Brickton Art Center, Park Ridge, Illinois, Curator

Directed, edited, “The Nutcracker” for The Society of Visual Education,
Golden Apple Award Winner

“Little Caesar” Organic Theatre, Chicago, Illinois

Panelist, Art In Response To Violence, “Forbidden Art”, Chicago, Illinois

“Story Cloths: A Common Thread Between Cultures”, Northeastern University, Shenyang, China

Panelist, Non-Violence Peace Conference, “Artistic Paths to Peace”, Chicago, Illinois

Presentation, “Uses of Technology for Instruction”, Colgate Rochester Divinity School, Buffalo, New York

Discussant for the 8th Annual Student Research and Creative Symposium, Chicago, Illinois

ATLA Workshop, “The Library and the Faculty Media Lab: Creating a Partnership”, Evanston, Illinois

Office Hours
By appointment
Main Campus
University Center Lake County
Daniel Milsky
Coordinator, Advisor
College of Arts and Sciences
Ethical Theory, Applied Ethics, Philosophy of Ecology, Environmental Ethics
Courses Taught
PHIL 213-Ethics
PHIL 214-Medical Ethics
PHIL 215-Business Ethics
PHIL 365-Environmental Ethics
PHIL 362-Philosophy of Law
PHIL 375-Philosophy of Science
Research Interests
Environmental Ethics, Restoration Ecology, Locavorism, Popular Culture and Philosophy

B.A. Philosophy, Union College (Schenectady , NY)

Ph.D Philosophy University of Illinois/Chicago

Selected Publications

Battlestar Galactica and Philosophy, (Open Court Press)

Radiohead and Philosophy, (Open Court Press)

Office Hours
M 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM T R: 10:45 AM - 12:00 PM and 1:35 PM - 2:20 PM and by appointment.
Main Campus
ken nicholson
Undergraduate Advisor
College of Arts and Sciences
Courses Taught
CHEM 211
CHEM 212
CHEM 213
CHEM 311
CHEM 319
CHEM 320
CHEM 330
Research Interests
Environmental Chemistry & Surface Analytical Chemistry; My research interests lie in using scanning probe microscopy to investigate the environmental response characteristics of a class of red-light photoreceptors, specifically bacteriophytochromes. The SPM will be used to determine if there is a connection between the molecular structure of the photoreceptor and the magnitude of its fluorescence emission quantum yield. Both wild-type and engineered fluorescent mutants will be examined. I am also interested in identifying and quantifying petroleum based pollutants and additives in natural water systems, the transport of these pollutants from their source(s), and potential methods of remediation. This project involves field work, on-site analysis, and laboratory experiments, particularly chromatography.

University of Michigan| PhD-Chemistry

Selected Publications

Sorenson, BA; Westcott, DJ; Sakols AC; Thomas, JS; Anderson, P; Stojkovic EA; Tsonchev, S; Nicholson, KT, “Domain Structure of a Unique Bacterial Red Light Photoreceptor as Revealed by Atomic Force Microscopy”, MRS Proceedings, Vol. 1652, 2014, DOI: 10.1557/opl.2014.259.Ken Nicholson is the corresponding author

Marie E. Kroeger, Blaire A. Sorenson, J. Santoro Thomas, Emina A. Stojkovic, Stefan Tsonchev, and Kenneth T. Nicholson, “Atomic Force Microscopy of Red-Light Photoreceptors Using Peak-Force Quantitative Nanomechanical Property Mapping,” J. Vis. Exp., in press.

Ken Nicholson is the corresponding author and was invited to submit this publication by the editor at the Materials Research Society Fall National Meeting.

F. G. Tobias, A. Gawedzka, M. S. Goldmeier, A. C. Sakols, E. A. Stojkovic, S. Tsonchev, and K.T. Nicholson, “Scanning Probe Microscopy of Bacterial Red-Light Photoreceptors”, Online Proceedings of the Materials Research Society, 2012, Vol. 1465, DOI: 10.1557/opl.2012.1006.

White, M. L., Reggie, S., Naguib, N., Nicholson, K., Gilliland, J., Walters, A., “The Preparation of World-Class Single Crystal Silicon Carbide Wafers Using High Rate Chemical Mechanical Planarization Slurries”, Materials Research Science Forum Vols., 2009, 600-603, 839-842.

Nicholson, K. T., Minton, T. K., Sibener, S. J., “Spatially Anisotropic Etching of Graphite by Hyperthermal Atomic Oxygen ” J. Phys. Chem. B., 2005, 109, 8476. (http://pubs.acs.org/doi/pdf/10.1021/jp045960c)

Selected Exhibitions


Ken Nicholson, “Domain Structure of a Unique Red-Light Photoreceptor as Revealed by Atomic Force Microscopy” NEIU Faculty Research and Creative Activities Symposium (November 2013)

Ken Nicholson, “Domain Structure of a Unique Red-Light Photoreceptor as Revealed by Atomic Force Microscopy” Materials Research Society Fall National Meeting (Boston, MA, December 2013)

Ken Nicholson, “Domain Structure of a Unique Red-Light Photoreceptor as Revealed by Atomic Force Microscopy” NEIU Faculty Research and Creative Activities Symposium (November 2013)

“Blaire A. Sorenson, Daniel J. Westcott, Sarah A. Vorpahl, Alexandra C. Sakols, Emina A. Stojkovic, Stefan Tsonchev, and Ken T. Nicholson, “Structural Conformations of a Red-Light Photoreceptor Using Atomic Force Microscopy”, NEIU  3nd Annual Faculty Research & Creative Activities Symposium, November 2012

Ken Nicholson, “Domain Structure of a Unique Red-Light Photoreceptor as Revealed by Atomic Force Microscopy” Materials Research Society Fall National Meeting (Boston, MA, December 2013)

"Scanning Probe Microscopy of Bacterial Red-Light Photoreceptors" presented by K.T. Nicholson at the Materials Research Society Spring Meeting, 2012, San Francisco, CA.

"Structural Conformations of a Red-Light Photoreceptor Using Scanning Probe Microscopy", presented by K. T. Nicholson at the NEIU Faculty Research and Creative Activities Symposium, 2012, Chicago, IL.

Office Hours
T R 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. M W 4:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Main Campus
Image of Ana Nieves working with RTI on location
Art History
College of Arts and Sciences
Art and architecture of the Ancient Americas, specifically the Andean region.
Courses Taught
Introduction to Art History I
Art and Architecture of the Ancient Americas
Andean Art and Architecture
Art of Latin America
African and Oceanic Art
Peru Study Tour
Research Interests
Andean art; Nasca and Paracas iconography; Peruvian rock art

Ph.D., Art History, The University of Texas at Austin

M.A., Art History, Virginia Commonwealth University

B.A., Art, Lynchburg College


Selected Publications


2016     "Quilcas en el Contexto de la Civilización Paracas." Colección Paracas: Joyas Sanmarquinas. Lima, Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, Fondo Editorial: 93-119.

2015      “The Seated Figure Iconographic Complex: The Definition Of A Descriptive Type In The Rock Art Of The Rio Grande De Nasca Drainage (Department Of Ica, Peru).” Rock Art Research 32 (2): 207-218.

2014     "Early Horizon and Early Intermediate Period Rock Art of the Nasca Valley (Department of Ica, Peru) /  Quilcas de los Períodos Horizonte Temprano e Intermedio Temprano del valle de Nasca (Departamento de Ica, Perú)" (co-authored: Gori Tumi Echevarría). Boletín de la Asociación Peruana de Arte Rupestre  6 (21): 911-925.

2014     “Análisis con RTI (Reflectance Transformation Imaging) en Dos Sitios con Quilcas del Perú, Tecnología, Deterioro y Conservación” (co-authored: Gori Tumi Echevarría). Arqueología y Sociedad 28: 289-304.

2014     “Reflectance Transformation Imaging (RTI) at Two Petroglyph Sites in Peru: Manufacturing Techniques, Deterioration, and Conservation.” (co-authored: Gori Tumi Echevarría). In A Monograph of Rock Art Research and Protection.  Edited by Zhang Yasha, President of the Rock Art Research Association of China. Beijing, China Tibetology Publishing House: 204-226.

2009     "More Than Meets the Eye:  A Study of Two Nasca Symbols."  Andean Past 9: 229-247.

2006     "Reconstructing Ritual: Some Thoughts on the Location of Petroglyph Groups in the Nasca Valley, Peru.” In Space and Spatial Analysis in Archaeology. Edited by Elizabeth Robertson, Jeffery Seibert, Deepika Fernandez, and Marc Zender.  University of Calgary Press and University of New Mexico Press: 217-226.


Additional Information

Grants and Awards

NEIU Excellence Award in Teaching for 2013-14

Dumbarton Oaks Project Grant 2013-14



Office Hours
Fall 2016: M 10:00-11:00am; T 10:00am-12:00pm; W 10:00-11:00am; or by appointment
Main Campus
Kristen L Over
College of Arts and Sciences
Comparative literature, medieval British literature, medieval Welsh literature, French and Welsh romance, Arthurian literature, poststructural theory, postcolonial theory, feminist theory, gender and sexuality studies
Courses Taught
ENGL 210 WIP:Methods for English Majors
ENGL 221 English Literature: Beginnings to c. 1750
ENGL 307 Medieval Studies: Arthurian Tradition
ENGL 308 English Literature from Beowulf to Malory
ENGL 314 Chaucer and His Age
ENGL 345 Practical Criticism
ENGL 371 Studies in Women's Literature
ENGL 410 Literary Method and Practice
ENGL 430 Studies in Literary Criticism
ENGL 495 Rethinking Race and Gender
WGS 201 WIP: Feminist Ideas
ZHON 192 Honors Introduction to the Humanities
Research Interests
Race and gender, medieval sexualities, epistemologies of ignorance, indigenous American women’s writing, philosophies of identity and freedom, politics of nation and identity

PhD Comparative Literature, University of California, Los Angeles
BA Comparative Literature, University of California, Berkeley

Selected Publications

Book Article. “Warrior Ideal or Sinful Beast? Ambiguous Sovereignty in Culhwch ac Olwen.” In The Language of Gender, Power, and Agency in Celtic Studies. Amber Handy and Brian Ó Conchubhair, editors. Arlen House Press 2013. Examines the sovereign power of God and Arthur  in an early Welsh Arthurian tale.

Book Article. “Hybridity Reconsidered: Rewriting the Literary Welshman in Peredur vab Efrawc.” In Other Nations: The Hybridization of Medieval Insular Mythology and Identity. Wendy Marie Hoofnagle and Wolfram R. Keller, editors. Winter, Heidelberg, 2011. Examines a Welsh version of the Perceval tale in the context of distinct insular identities.

Book. Kingship, Conquest, and Patria: Literary and Cultural Identities in Medieval French and Welsh Arthurian Romance. Routledge Press, 2005. A study of vernacular literature, medieval colonialisms, and state formation focusing on the romances of Chrétien de Troyes and three thirteenth-century Welsh tales.

Book Article. “Transcultural Change: Romance to Rhamant.” In Medieval Celtic Literature and Society. Helen Fulton, editor. Four Courts Press, Dublin 2005. Assessment of the genres of romance/rhamant from a postcolonial perspective.

Office Hours
May-June Tues/Thurs 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Main Campus
Brian Torosian
Applied Guitar
Music and Dance
College of Arts and Sciences
Courses Taught
Applied Guitar
Guitar Ensemble
Guitar and Lute History and Literature
Guitar Pedagogy
Class Guitar
Honors Introduction to the Arts
Research Interests
Guitar pedagogy and performance; Baroque and 19th-century performance practice; Guitar music of J. K. Mertz

D.M., Northwestern University, Guitar Performance
Diplomi di Merito, Accademia Musicale Chigiana (Siena, Italy), Guitar Performance
M.M., Northwestern University, Guitar Performance
B.M.,  Northwestern University, Guitar Performance, Composition

Selected Publications

Mertz's Opern-Revue; Mertz's trio for violin/flute, viola and guitar, Divertissement, Op. 32 (DGA Editions); an anthology of operatic concert works entitled Selected Operatic Fantasies of Mertz (Mel Bay); as well as new editions of Mertz's selected works published by Chanterelle Verlag, Heidelberg.


Brian Torosian, an active soloist and chamber musician on guitar, lute, and mandolin, has performed in concerts throughout North America. In addition to the standard six-string guitar, he plays baroque guitar, Terz guitar, and 10-string guitar replicas, the latter two made for him by R. E. Bruné after 19th-century Viennese instruments. Concert performances include appearances with Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Grant Park Symphony Orchestra, Chicago Opera Theater, His Majesties Clerkes, and Classical Symphony Orchestra.

Dr. Torosian completed his doctoral studies at Northwestern University with Anne Waller, and also studied with Oscar Ghiglia at the Accademia Musicale Chigiana in Siena, Italy where he received Diplomas of Merit, and an honorary scholarship. He has taken numerous master classes with Eliot Fisk, Paul O'dette, Pepe Romero, Manuel Barrueco, Robert Guthrie, Sérgio and Odair Assad, David Starobin, Mark Maxwell, Nigel North, Eduardo Fernandez, and David Russell as well as early music and continuo studies with Mary Springfels and David Schrader. Brian is the current president of the Chicago Classical Guitar Society.

Long an exponent of the music of nineteenth-century virtuoso guitarist and composer J. K. Mertz, Torosian's doctoral dissertation, Mertz in America, chronicles the music of Mertz in the United States in the early twentieth century. Brian's published editions include Mertz's Opern-Revue, Mertz's trio for violin/flute, viola, and guitar, Divertissement, Op. 32 (DGA Editions); an anthology of operatic concert works entitled Selected Operatic Fantasies of Mertz (Mel Bay); as well as new editions of Mertz's selected works published by Chanterelle Verlag, Heidelberg. His recordings include a track on the harp guitar compilation Christmas Present and a collection of Mertz’s guitar and piano duos, which features premiere recordings of newly-discovered concert works. Brian is also an accomplished electric guitarist, with over 100 compositions in contemporary popular styles.

Northeastern music majors specializing in guitar performance often elect to supplement their classical studies with lessons on jazz guitar, early music performance practice, mandolin, or lute. These students can receive permission to access to the university's guitars, mandolin, and renaissance lute.

Office Hours
Office Hours Vary by Semester
Main Campus
Photo of Dr. Schirmer
College of Arts and Sciences
Chronobiology, Neuroscience, Behavioral Genetics, and Molecular Biology
Courses Taught
Introduction to Biology
Essential Skills for Biologists (BIO 150)
General Biology I (BIO 201)
General Genetics
Senior Seminar
Genomics and Proteomics
Biochemical Genetics
Research Interests
Research in the Schirmer laboratory focuses on the study of circadian rhythms and the effect that these rhythms have on animal behavior and physiology. Ongoing work on mammalian circadian rhythms includes an investigation of: (1) The molecular genetic mechanisms involved in the regulation and expression of circadian rhythms in the brain and peripheral tissues, (2) the impact of environmental perturbations, such as photopollutions and social jet lag, on the circadian system, and (3) new technologies and techniques for studying circadian clocks in vivo and in vitro. In addition to work on mammalian clocks, the Schirmer lab has established collaborations to investigate the role of circadian rhythms in invertebrate model systems. Specifically, the laboratory is interested in studying the role of circadian clocks in the modulation of appetitive behavior in various praying mantis species and the implications of photopollution on Drosophila behavior.

Northwestern University        Evanston, IL
Doctor of Philosophy, Neuroscience

Elmhurst College        Elmhurst, IL
Bachelors of Science, Biology
Minors in Chemistry and Urban Studies

Office Hours
Mondays 2-4 p.m. Tuesdays noon-1 p.m. Thursdays 11:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m. and by appointment
Main Campus
Photo: Sudha Srinivas
Associate Dean
College of Arts and Sciences
Computational condensed matter physics. This involves modeling the physical and chemical properties of technological materials - from molecules and clusters (small aggregates of atoms) to solids.
Courses Taught
Quantum Mechanics, University Physics II
Research Interests
The goal of Dr. Srinivas's research is to understand, at a microscopic level, the origin of the properties that make these materials useful in present and future technologies. Among the current research projects underway are first-principles investigations of (i) the interactions of metal clusters with molecules - with the aim of understanding catalytic properties of certain metals; and (ii) physical and thermal properties of small metal clusters.

Ph.D. (physics), State University of New York at Albany, 1995

M.S. (physics), The University of Poona (India), 1987

B.Sc. (physics), The University of Delhi, 1985

Selected Publications

1.         Retention and Student Success in STEM through a Mentoring Scholarship Program at an Urban HSI, S. Srinivas, P. H. Acioli, K Vogleonsger, N. Nicholson, J. Hibdon, N. Wrinkle, and D. Rutschman, Proceedings of the Eigth Annual Mentoring Institute Conference, editor N. Dominguez, pg. 1154-1157 (University of New Mexico, 2015).

2.         Silver and Gold mediated nucleobase bonding, P. H. Acioli and S. Srinivas, Journal of Molecular Modeling 20, 2391 (2014).

3.         Experiential Learning of Classical Mechanics Through Molecular Dynamics,  P. H. Acioli and S. Srinivas, Proceedings of the World Conference on Physics Education, Istanbul, Turkey, editor M. Taşar, p 385-396 (Pegem Akademi, 2013).

4.         An Exploration of the Potential Energy Surface of Ag7CO, P. H. Acioli, S. Burkland, and S. Srinivas, European Physical Journal D 66, 215 (2012).

5.         Density functional Theory study of Ag-Cluster/CO Interactions, P. H. Acioli, N. Ratanavade, M. R. Cline, and S. Srinivas, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Springer Verlag (Heidelberg), Vol. 5545, 203 (2009).

6.         Atomistic Description of Electric Dipole Polarizability in SinHm, S. Srinivas, M. Yang, K. Jackson, and J. Jellinek, Comp. Meth. Sci. and Eng. 1108, 71 (2009).

7.         A Density-Functional Study of the Structure and Self-Organization in Spin Clusters, S. Srinivas and E. Torikai, Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials, Vol. 310, 2390 (2007).

8.         Structure, Bonding and Magnetism in Manganese Clusters, P. Bobadova-Parvanova, K. A. Jackson, S. Srinivas and M. Horoi,  Journal of Chemical Physics, Vol. 122, 014310 (2005)

9.         First-principles investigations of the Structural and Electronic Properties of Small Beryllium Clusters, S. Srinivas and J. Jellinek, Journal of Chemical Physics, Vol. 121, 7243 (2004)           

10.       Emergence of antiferromagnetic ordering in Mn clusters, P. Bobadova-Parvanova, K. A. Jackson, S. Srinivas and M. Horoi, Phys. Rev. A 67, 61202 (2003)

Office Hours
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., M - F
Main Campus
Curriculum Vitae
Dr. Stojkovic
College of Arts and Sciences
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Courses Taught
Essential Skills for Biologists (BIO 150)
General Biology I (BIO 201)
Molecular Biology (BIO 340)
General Microbiology (BIO 341)
Biochemistry (BIO 362)
Biochemistry of Metabolism (BIO 372)
Biology Senior Seminar (BIO 390)
Enzymology (BIO 462)
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Methods (BIO 464)
Research Interests
Photoreceptors and Evolution of Visual Perception

St. Olaf College, Chemistry, B.A. Magna Cum Laude, 1996-2000

Honors Thesis: “Monitoring phospholipase A2 (PLA2) activity by reversed-phase, high-pressure liquid chromatography (RP-HPLC).”

The University of Chicago, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Ph.D. 2000-2005

Ph.D. Dissertation: “Characterization of the coliphage N4-encoded N-acetylmuramidase, a member of a new family of peptidoglycan-hydrolyzing enzymes.”

Selected Publications

2013    Fixen, K.R., A.W. Baker^, E. A. Stojković, J. T. Beatty and C.S. Hardwood. Chromophore-independent modulation of photosynthesis by bacteriophytochromes in response to low light. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 111 (2): E237-44.

2013    Neider, J., E. A. Stojković, K. Moffat, K. Forest, T. Lamparter, R. Bittl and J.T.M. Kennis. (2013) Pigment-Protein Interactions in Phytochromes Probed by Fluorescence Line Narrowing Spectroscopy. J Phys Chem B 117(48):14940-50

2012    F. G. Tobias^, A. Gawedzka^, M. S. Goldmeier^, A. C. Sakols^, E. A. Stojković, S. Tsonchev, and K.T. Nicholson, “Scanning Probe Microscopy of Bacterial Red-Light Photoreceptors”, MRS Proceedings, 1465, mrss12-1465-ss07-12.

2011  Woitowich, N.C., S. E. Kovaleva^, W. Ozarowski and E. A. Stojković. Preliminary X-ray crystallographic and structural analyses of a bacteriophytochrome from Stigmatella aurantiaca. FASEB J. 25:928.15

2011    Toh, K.C., E. A. Stojković, I. H. van Stokkum, K. Moffat and J.T.M. Kennis. Fluorescence quantum yield and photochemistry of bacteriophytochrome constructs. Phys Chem Chem Phys 13 (25): 11985-97.

2011    Toh, K.C., E. A. Stojković, A. Rupenyan, I.H.M. van Stokkum, M. Salumbides, M. Groot, K. Moffat and J. T.M. Kennis. Primary reactions of bacteriophytochrome observed with ultrafast mid-infrared spectroscopy. J Phys Chem A 115 (16): 3778-86.

2010    Toh, K.C., E. A. Stojković, I.H.M. van Stokkum, K. Moffat and J. T.M. Kennis. Proton transfer and hydrogen bond interactions determine fluorescence quantum yield and photochemical efficiency of bacteriophytochrome. Proc Natl Acad  Sci USA 107 (20): 9170-9175.

Office Hours
M 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM W 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM F 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM and by appointment
Main Campus
Dr. Voglesonger measures water quality parameters at Gompers Park.
Department Coordinator
Earth Science
College of Arts and Sciences
Aqueous Geochemistry, Geochemistry of Life in Extreme Environments, Environmental Geology
Courses Taught
ESCI 109W Muddy Waters: Chicago's Environmental Geology
ESCI 123 Environmental Geology
ESCI 207 Global Climate and Weather
ESCI 306 Rocks and Minerals
ESCI 311 Mineralogy
ESCI 327 Aqueous Environmental Geochemistry
ZHON 194 Honors Introduction to the Sciences
Research Interests
Aqueous Geochemistry, Geochemistry of Life in Extreme Environments, Environmental Geology

Ph.D. Arizona State University

B.S. State University of New York at Stony Brook

Office Hours
Main Campus
Qiumei (Jane) Xu
Qiumei (Jane)
Management and Marketing
College of Business and Management
Courses Taught
MNGT 370 WIP:Managing Global Business Organizations
MNGT 372 Organization Theory and Design
MNGT 373 Human Resource Management
MNGT 474 Human Resource Management
Research Interests
Employee Development, International Management, Strategic Human Resource Management, Organizational Citizenship Behavior, Organizational Demography, Culture, Team

• Ph.D. in Management, University of California, Irvine, 2007

• M.A. in Business Administration, Peking University, 2001

• B.A. in Accounting Peking University, 1999

Office Hours
Mondays and Wednesdays: 9:30-10:00 am, 11:00am-12:00 noon. Tuesdays: 2:00-3:00 pm. Other hours by appointment.
Main Campus