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First-Generation Faculty


Find your Cardinal First Peers!

You will never be far from another first-generation college student at North Central College! We are especially proud of the many first-generation students among our faculty, staff and graduate assistants at North Central who were first-generation students. We encourage you to reach out to these accomplished individuals for support as you progress through your college experience.


Click on the following first-generation faculty profiles to read their story:

Stephen Maynard Caliendo

Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences; Professor of Political Science

"I'm a proud first-generation college student, and a proud supporter of Cardinal First."

Nicole Rivera

Assistant Professor of Psychology

"I am proud to be a part of a program that shows our students what it means to be a part of the Cardinal family."

Donnavieve Smith

Associate Professor of Marketing

"I am honored to be a part of Cardinal First. The program offers a wealth of support and a sense of community. Participating in Cardinal First greatly enhances a student’s experience at North Central. "


First-Generation Faculty and Staff

Cardinal First Resources

Not only will you meet many other first-gen students at North Central through Cardinal First, you will also engage with faculty and staff who were first-generation college students themselves. We encourage you to reach out to them for guidance and learn from their experiences.

David Aitchison

Visiting Associate Professor of English
English
+1 630 637 5220
Taylor Arman

Assistant Professor of Athletic Training; Athletic Training Coordinator of Clinical Education
Kinesiology
+1 630 637 5575
Jeffrey Bjorklund

Professor of Chemistry
Chemistry
+1 630 637 5195
Michael Blight

Assistant Professor of Communication
Communication
+1 630 637 5377
Paul Brandt

Professor of Chemistry
Chemistry
+1 630 637 5193
Stephen Maynard Caliendo

Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences; Professor of Political Science
College of Arts & Sciences
+1 630 637 5344
Robert Carrington
Robert Carrington

Half-time Associate Professor of Engineering
Engineering
+1 630 637 5110
Alexis Chambers

Assistant Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience
Psychology and Neuroscience
+1 630 637 5330
Suzanne Chod

Associate Professor of Political Science; Coordinator of Gender and Sexuality Studies
Political Science
+1 630 637 5245
Jean Clifton

Associate Professor of Management Emerita
BUS
5244
Thomas Clifton

Associate Professor of Management Information Systems Emeritus
BUS
5590
John Colletti

Half Time Assistant Professor of Economics and Finance
Economics
+1 630 637 5240
Sabryna Cornish

Half-Time Assistant Professor of Journalism
Media Studies
+1 630 637 5387
Louis Corsino

Professor of Sociology; Chairperson, Department of Sociology and Anthropology; Coordinator of Chicago Area Studies
Sociology & Anthropology
+1 630 637 5312
Ryan Decker

Assistant Professor of Economics; Director of the Center for Financial Literacy
Economics
+1 630 637 5248
James Donovan, PhD

Visiting Professor in the Shimer Great Books School
Shimer Great Books
Patti Engel

Half-time Associate Professor of Biology
Biology
+1 630 637 5189
Sheryl Finkle

Professor of Education Emerita
EDN
630-637-5748
Kelly Frystak

Lecturer in Occupational Therapy
School of Educ & Health Sci
+1 630 637 5502
Mary Galvan

Associate Professor of Marketing; Chairperson, Department of Management and Marketing
Management & Marketing
+1 630 637 5473
Kristin Geraty

Associate Dean for Engaged Learning & Director of College Honors Program
Academic Affairs
+1 630 637 5315
Frank Gramarosso

Head Men's Track & Field Coach
Athletics(All Sports&Fitness)
+1 630 637 5507
David Gray

Professor of Accounting; Chairperson, Department of Accounting and Finance
Accounting and Finance
+1 630 637 5586
Patrick Gray

Half-Time Assistant Professor of Economics and Finance
Economics
+1 630 637 5499
Jennifer Jackson

Associate Professor of English; Svend and Elizabeth Bramsen Professor in the Humanities; Chair, Department of English
English
+1 630 637 5278
Jeffrey Jankowski

Professor of Chemistry; Chairperson, Department of Chemistry and Physics
Chemistry
+1 630 637 5191
Larry Jinkins

Clinical Coordinator for Sport Management; Instructor of Sport Management
Kinesiology
+1 630 637 5737
Christopher Kardaras

Visiting Assistant Professor of Computer Science
Computer Science
+1 630 637 5169
Jennifer Keys

Assistant Provost for Teaching & Learning; Director, Center for the Advancement of Faculty Excellence, CAFÉ
Cntr for Advmt of Fac Excel
+1 630 637 5313
Maureen Kincaid

Professor of Education
Education
+1 630 637 5750
Richard Guzman

Professor of English Emeritus
English
+1 630 637 5280
Brian Hanlon

Coleman Foundation Professor of Entrepreneurship; Associate Professor of Law and Entrepreneurship
Management & Marketing
+1 630 637 5242
Frank Harwath

Professor of Engineering; Director of Engineering Program
Engineering
+1 630 637 5173
Kari Kluckhohn

Head Women's Track & Field Coach
Athletics(All Sports&Fitness)
+1 630 637 5503
Meegan Lambert

Assistant Professor of Occupational Therapy
School of Educ & Health Sci
+1 630 637 5778
Danielle Langford
Danielle Langford

Adjunct Instructor of Business; Adjunct Instructor of Communication
Management & Marketing
+1 630 637 5240
Yimai Lewis

Assistant Professor of Management
Management & Marketing
+1 630 637 5474
Lisa Long

Professor of English
English
+1 630 637 5286
Mary Jean Lynch

Professor of Psychology; Chairperson, Department of Psychology and Neuroscience
Psychology and Neuroscience
+1 630 637 5363
John Madormo

Assistant Professor of Broadcast Communication Emeritus
MED
630-637-5960
Brenden Mason

Assistant Professor of Economics
Economics
+1 630 637 5420
Heidi Matthews

Interim Dean of the School of Education and Health Sciences; Professor of Kinesiology Emerita
School of Educ & Health Sci
+1 630 637 5511
Shaheen Moosa

Assistant Professor of Philosophy
Philosophy
+1 630 637 5135
Robert Moussetis

Professor of International Business
Management & Marketing
+1 630 637 5475
Neil Nicholson

Associate Professor of Mathematics
Math & Actuarial Science
+1 630 637 5233
Julianne O'Brien

Assistant Director Career Development
Career Development
+1 630 637 5143
Linda Ogden Hagen

Half-Time Associate Professor of Music
Music
+1 630 637 5627
Maria Orjuela Garavito
Maria Orjuela Garavito

Half-Time Instructor of Mathematics
Math & Actuarial Science
+1 630 637 5237
Richard Paine

Professor of Speech Communication/Theatre Emeritus
Communication
+1 630 637 5374
Cheryl Pavelka

Lecturer in Education
Education
+1 630 637 5744
Wioleta Polinska

Professor of Religious Studies; Chairperson, Department of Religious Studies and Philosophy
Religious Studies
+1 630 637 5317
Matthew A. Pons

Professor of Mathematics; Chairperson of Mathematics
Math & Actuarial Science
+1 630 637 5231
Kathryn Pszotka

Half-Time Assistant Professor of Art
Art & Design
+1 630 637 5333
Thaddeus Rada-Bayne

Visiting Assistant Professor of Psychology
Psychology and Neuroscience
+1 630 637 5332
Christine Rabenold

Associate Professor of Art; Student Art Gallery Director; Chairperson, Department of Art and Design
Art & Design
+1 630 637 5543
Stephen Renk

Professor of Computer Science Emeritus; Coordinator of Master of
CSC
630-637-5170
Jason Rice

Assistant Professor of Sport Management; Sport Management Program Director
Kinesiology
+1 630 637 5736
Nicole Rivera

Associate Professor of Psychology
Psychology and Neuroscience
+1 630 637 5921
Bruce Spitzer

Professor of Education; Chairperson, Department of Education
Education
+1 630 637 5738
Patricia Schacht

Associate Professor of Psychology
Psychology and Neuroscience
+1 630 637 5331
Kendall Selsky

Associate Professor of Athletic Training; Athletic Training Program Director
Kinesiology
+1 630 637 5546
Maureen Spelman

Visting Professor of Education; Coordinator of Character Initiatives
Education
+1 630 637 5735
Caroline St. Clair

Professor of Computer Science
Computer Science
+1 630 637 5171
John Stanley

Associate Professor of Communication; Director of Forensics; Director of Individual Events
Communication
+1 630 637 5371
Lauren Stone

Assistant Professor of Occupational Therapy
Occupational Therapy
+1 630 637 5612
Marci Swede

Dean of the School of Education and Health Sciences
School of Educ & Health Sci
+1 630 637 5511
Lawrence Van Oyen

Professor of Music; Director of Bands
Music
+1 630 637 5628
Dan Vitale
Dan Vitale

Assistant Professor of Accounting
Accounting and Finance
+1 630 637 5472
Joanna Weremijewicz

Assistant Professor of Biology
Biology
+1 630 637 5380
Richard Wilders

Marie and Bernice Gantzert Professor in the Liberal Arts and Sciences; Professor of Mathematics
Math & Actuarial Science
+1 630 637 5234
Ramona M. Wis

Mimi Rolland Professor in the Fine Arts; Professor of Music
Music
+1 630 637 5629
John Zenchak

Professor of Biology
Biology
+1 630 637 5182
Jennifer Alexander

Associate Director of Residence Life
Residence Life
+1 630 637 5852
Kaitlin Ballard

Sustainability Coordinator
Business Operations
Ann Benjamin

Associate Director of Financial Aid
Financial Aid
+1 630 637 5602
Samantha Bennett

Assistant Director of Multicultural Affairs
Multi-Cultural Affairs
+1 630 637 5166
Kristina Bonn

Director, Financial Aid
Financial Aid
+1 630 637 5601
DuShaun Branch

Assistant Director-Student Involvement
Student Activities-Orgs
+1 630 637 5401
Andrew Butler
Andrew Butler

Facilities Manager/Technical Director
Fine Arts
+1 630 637 5352
Allen Carius

Head Men's Cross Country Coach; Associate Head Men's Track and Field Coach
Athletics(All Sports&Fitness)
+1 630 637 5504
Leonardo Cacioppo
Leonardo Cacioppo

Apple End User Support Specialist
Information Tech Services
+1 630 637 5451
Maria Caselli

Associate Director of Development
Development(Crp Rel, PG)
+1 630 637 5217
Tanya Covey

Assistant Director of Financial Aid
Financial Aid
+1 630 637 5605
Marguerite Degenhardt

Pre-Professional Health Program Coordinator
Academic Support Services
+1 630 637 5999
Linda Doyle

Associate Director of Transfer Admission
Admissions
+1 630 637 5804
Kyle Exline

Head Men's and Women's Volleyball Coach
Athletics(All Sports&Fitness)
+1 630 637 5699
Janis Fitzsimmons

Executive Director of Urban Education Laboratory
Junior-Senior Scholars
+1 630 637 5359
Todd Flesher

Director of Technology Infrastructure
Information Tech Services
+1 630 637 5434
James Godo

Assistant Vice President for External Affairs and Special Assistant to the President
Marketing & Communications
+1 630 637 5809
Kristin Guido

Associate Director of Admission
Admissions
+1 630 637 5833
Frank Gramarosso

Head Men's Track & Field Coach
Athletics(All Sports&Fitness)
+1 630 637 5507
Richard Gucwa
Richard Gucwa

Head Women's Bowling Coach
Athletics(All Sports&Fitness)
+1 630 637 5500
Tiffany Haski

Total Rewards Specialist
Human Resources
+1 630 637 5756
Aaron Hawn
Aaron Hawn

Research Analyst and Special Project Assistant to the Registrar
Academic Affairs
+1 630 637 5446
Joseph Heller

Assistant Baseball Coach & Recruiting Coordinator
Athletics(All Sports&Fitness)
+1 630 637 5335
Jessica Holt

Business and Financial Services Manager
Business Office
+1 630 637 5569
Brittany James
Brittany James

Head Athletic Trainer; Adjunct Instructor of Kinesiology
Athletics(All Sports&Fitness)
+1 630 637 5533
Timothy Janecek
Timothy Janecek

Assistant Football Coach and Defensive run Coordinator; Director of Football Strength Program
Athletics(All Sports&Fitness)
+1 630 637 5296
Amber Jasker
Amber Jasker

Executive Assistant to the Vice President for Finance
Business Office
+1 630 637 5679
Laura Kitoi

Admission and Academic Services Advisor-Graduate Studies
Graduate/Professional Studies
+1 630 637 5843
James Kluckhohn

Assistant Athletic Director for Athletic Facilities, Events and Recreation
Athletics(All Sports&Fitness)
+1 630 637 5581
Kimberly Larsson

Executive Director, Center for Global Education; Assistant Dean
Center for Global Education
+1 630 637 5289
David Missurelli

Assistant Vice President for Finance/Controller
Business Office
+1 630 637 5680
Jordan Newcomer

Parking and Transportation Services Coordinator
Campus Safety
+1 630 637 5664
Elizabeth Nicholson

Instructional Services Librarian
Library(Instrl Media, Archvs)
+1 630 637 5707
Haydee Nunez

Director Career Development Center
Career Development
+1 630 637 5142
Dana O'Donoghue
Dana O'Donoghue

Assistant Director of Development for Annual Giving
Development(Crp Rel, PG)
+1 630 637 5203
Wendy Pochocki

Associate Dean for Graduate Enrollment Management and Services
Graduate/Professional Studies
+1 630 637 5808
Melissa Proulx

Coordinator of Digital and Outreach Services
Library(Instrl Media, Archvs)
+1 630 637 5708
Susan Rickert

Director of Academic Personnel Services & Executive Assistant to the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
Academic Affairs
+1 630 637 5356
Stephania Rodriguez

Assistant Director of Multicultural Affairs
Multi-Cultural Affairs
+1 630 637 5408
Michaline Rutkowski, LCPC, CADC

Counselor
Dyson Wellness Center
+1 630 637 5549
Kimberly Salzbrunn

Executive Assistant to the President
Office of the President
+1 630 637 5454
Maryellen Skerik

Vice President for Finance
Cabinet
+1 630 637 5678
Kimberly Sluis

Vice President for Student Affairs and Strategic Initiatives
Cabinet
+1 630 637 5153
Mary Spreitzer
Mary Spreitzer

Assistant Vice President of Human Resources
Human Resources
+1 630 637 5754
Martha Stolze

Dean of Admission
Admissions
+1 630 637 5814
Eric Stuedemann
Eric Stuedemann

Assistant Football Coach(Offensive Line); Assistant Director of Football Strength and Conditioning Program
Athletics(All Sports&Fitness)
+1 630 637 5493
William Todtz

Research and Prospect Management Analyst
Development(Crp Rel, PG)
+1 630 637 5393
Jesus Velasco

Assistant Director, Center for Global Education, International Student Services and Engagement
Center for Global Education
+1 630 637 5299
Natalie Vivacqua

Director of Operations
Business Operations
+1 630 637 5655
Matt Weaver
Matt Weaver

Parking and Transportation Services Coordinator
Campus Safety
+1 630 637 5664
William Wienke

Adjunct Associate Professor of Education, Emeritus
Education
+1 630 637 5612
Sharon Wysoglad
Sharon Wysoglad

Character Education Project Strategist
Academic Affairs
+1 630 637 5167

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