Academic Affairs

Eric Shuman

Experiential Learning Coordinator


+1 630 637 5145

I am NC's Experiential Learning Coordinator (XLC), advancing our strategic initiatives around Career Readiness, CEL, and Undergraduate Research. I work alongside the Center for Career and Professional Development on internship coordination; serve as point of contact for external organizations and individuals seeking Engaged Learning partnerships with NC; and help faculty deliver inspired instruction via experiential learning course design and implementation.

I joined North Central College as an instructor in the Modern and Classical Languages department in the Spring of 2016. Since that time, I had the good fortune to work with hundreds of great students in MCL and Religious Studies, as well as in Academic Advising.

Prior to NC, I worked as a Registration volunteer at the Field Museum of Natural History in the anthropology collections. In my professional career, I was a Senior Instructional Specialist leading nightly observatory tours at the Mount Lemmon SkyCenter, delivering crash courses in Astro 101 while operating the world's largest telescope dedicated to public outreach (the 800 mm Schulman Telescope). My first job after earning my Bachelor's degree was collecting crickets in sunny California with an evolutionary biologist.

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Selected Scholarship

"Peacocks to Athens: Greek Cultural Reception of Persia in Herodotus’ Depiction of India." Delivered at CAMWS in Iowa City, 18 April 2013

Courses Taught

CARD 200 / Transfer seminar

REL 100: Introduction to World Religions

CLS 250: Classical Mythology