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Welcome new faculty and staff!

September 11, 2017

As a new academic year – and a new era – begins at NIU, the university is rolling out the welcome wagon for several new faculty and staff.

The roster includes more than 50 new faculty and nearly three dozen staff, all of whom are now part of the university’s goal to boost enrollment and address challenging fiscal conditions.

“The strength of NIU is from the bottom up, and not the top down,” Acting President Lisa Freeman said this summer. “That means that our best ideas come from staff and faculty and always have, and we in leadership need to listen very carefully and actively to them. My administration will cultivate and actively seek the best ideas and thinking from everyone on campus.”

New Faculty

Christina AbreuCenter for Latino & Latin American Studies
Natalie AndzikSpecial and Early Education
Nicole BettinPhysical Therapy
Clayton CamicKinesiology & Physical Education
Russ CarterPhysical Therapy
Carliss ChatmanLaw
Marcia CookeNursing
Christine D’AlexanderMusic
Fatih DemirEducational Technology, Research, and Assessment
Danko DruskoMusic
Josephine EbomoyiHealth Studies
Christopher EinolfCenter for Nonprofit and NGO Studies
Hasan FerdowsiElectrical Engineering
Melissa FicklingCounseling, Adult & Higher Education
Sarah FoxLaw
Victor GensiniMeteorology
Aarie GlasPolitical Science
Barbara GonzalezStatistics
Thao GriffithNursing
Eric HallHistory
Jim HeylandOperations Management & Information Systems
Mary HintzscheNursing
Xiaodan HuCounseling, Adult & Higher Education
Candice HuxAccountancy
Joe InsleyArt & Design
Dana IsawiCounseling, Adult & Higher Education
Jenn JacobsKinesiology & Physical Education
Jaehee JongPublic Administration
Dongho KimEducational Technology, Research, and Assessment
Colin KuehlPolitical Science
Wei LiElectrical Engineering
Haiying LinManagement
Kathryn MazurekHealth Studies
Lindsey MunguiaNursing
Martin NdicuAccountancy
Cynthia NelsonHealth Studies
Irina NesterovaChemistry & Biochemistry
Karl NilsenMilitary Science
Dan OestLeadership, Educational Psychology & Foundations
Nancy PetgesNursing
Charles PudrithAllied Health & Communicative Disorders
Nan QinFinance
Eunju RhoPublic Administration
Heather RollerBiological Sciences
Maybell RomeroLaw
Claire SchaeperkoetterKinesiology & Physical Education
Emerson SebastiãoKinesiology & Physical Education
Phillip SinkMusic
Bobby SinkoMechanical Engineering
Jifu TanMechanical Engineering
Mahdi VaeziEngineering Technology
Agesilaos VasilopoulisHealth Studies
Melanie WalskiCurriculum & Instruction
Ying WangOperations Management & Information Systems
Christopher YoungMilitary Science
Noel YsasiAllied Health & Communicative Disorders
Shupei YuanCommunication

New Staff

Alicia AndersonEducation
Anne AppleLaw
Ethan Argueta Jr.Public Safety
Frederick BarnhartLibraries
Antonette BournHousing & Residential Services
Collin BruningConvocation Center/Intercollegiate Athletics
Jordan BurkoCounseling & Consultation Services
Tony CalderalaEducation
Marcelo CampolinaIntercollegiate Athletics
Jaclyn  CuffLorado Taft
Katherine DolanCampus Child Care
Claire DuvallEducational Technology Research and Assessment
Noca ErvinCollege of Business
TJ  FeuerbachIntercollegiate Athletics
Eddie GarzaIntercollegiate Athletics
Teri GenslerCollege of Business
Virginia GuzmanHuman Resource Services
Teresa HarringtonHolmes Student Center
Jayne HolleyAlumni Relations
Ray JacksonGift Planning
Nick JonesEngineering & Engineering Technology
Jeremy JorgensenPublic Safety
Maria KaszaIntercollegiate Athletics
Bethany KautzLorado Taft
Pulchratia Kinney-SmithHuman Resource Services
Derrick LanderInfrastructure Services
Elsa LiteckyLorado Taft
Darryl LockettHuman Resource Services
Ryan LoweLaw
Sarah LyonsNursing
Alex McAnallyCampus Child Care
Liz McKeeAlumni Relations
Melissa MeinenCounseling & Consultation Services
Brandace MerrittAllied Health & Communicative Disorders
Kimberly MillerDevelopment Operations
Daniel MillerPublic Safety
Nancy NewmanHealth Studies
Donald PetersonEngineering & Engineering Technology
Alex PitnerStudent Involvement & Leadership Development
Christopher PooleCommunication
Sarah PrescottLibraries
Quinn RearIntercollegiate Athletics
Sydney RiebeAllied Health & Communicative Disorders
Maxine RohdeCounseling & Consultation Services
Genesis RueHousing & Residential Services
Elina SavoieHousing & Residential Services
Chris SmithHousing & Residential Services
Donna WalkerHousing & Residential Services
Brandon WatkinsIntercollegiate Athletics
Cori WildDepartment of Management
Tom WestHousing & Residential Services