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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 Kinesiology; 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
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
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
Porsha Kapera

Assistant Director of First Generation Programs and Coordinator of Dunham Scholars
Student Affairs
+1 630 637 5540
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
Danielle Langford
Danielle Langford

Adjunct Instructor of Business; Adjunct Instructor of Communication
Management & Marketing
+1 630 637 5240
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
Richard Paine

Professor of Speech Communication/Theatre Emeritus
Communication
+1 630 637 5374
Wioleta Polinska

Professor of Religious Studies; Chairperson, Department of Religious Studies and Philosophy
Religious Studies
+1 630 637 5317
Kathryn Pszotka

Half-Time Assistant Professor of Art
Art & Design
+1 630 637 5333
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
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
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
Lawrence Van Oyen

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

Assistant Director of Conference Services & Camps
Conference Services & Camps
+1 630 637 5510
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
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

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
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

Assistant Director of Admission
Admissions
+1 630 637 5833
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
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
Frances Nicholson

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

Director Career Development Center
Career Development
+1 630 637 5142
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
Whitney Roberts

Director of Civic Engagement and Social Innovation
Leadership, Ethics & Values
+1 630 637 5251
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
Martha Stolze

Dean of Admission
Admissions
+1 630 637 5814
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
Dan Vitale
Dan Vitale

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

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