Academics

Graduate Faculty

Anderson, Karin: Associate Professor of Psychology
B. A. Judson University, Elgin, Ill.; M.A. Wheaton College, Wheaton, Ill.; Ph.D. Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Ill.
At Concordia since 2008.

Athar, Naveeda: Visiting Assistant Professor of Counselor Education
B.A. National Louis University, Lisle, Ill.; M.A. National Louis University, Lisle, Ill.; Ed.D. Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Ill. At Concordia since 2008.

Bardy, Daniel J.K.: Associate Professor of Teacher Education
B.A. Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago; M.A. Northwestern University, Evanston, Ill.; M.A. Governors State University, University Park, Ill.; Ed.D. University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, Iowa. At Concordia since 2006.

Bishop, Dan: Associate Professor of Psychology
B.A. Carthage College, Kenosha, Wis.; M.S. Concordia University, River Forest, Ill.; Psy.D., Argosy University, Chicago, Ill. At Concordia since 2005.

Blaess, Donna A.: Associate Professor of Leadership
B. A. University of Tampa, Tampa, Fla.; M.A. University of South Florida, Tampa, Fla.; Ph.D. University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa; A.A. Florida Culinary Institute, West Palm Beach, Fla. At Concordia since 2009.

Bonnar, Kathy M.: Assistant Professor of Counselor Education
B.A. University of Illinois Chicago, Chicago, Ill.; M.A. Concordia University, River Forest, Ill. At Concordia since 2010.

Brandon, Kevin: Associate Professor, Dean/Teacher Education
B.A. Oakland University, Rochester, Mich.; MIS University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mich.; Ed.D. Concordia University, Mequon, Wis.; M.E. University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wis.; MBA Dominican University, River Forest, Ill. At Concordia since 2009.

Bridge, Sue: Associate Professor of Leadership
Ed.D., Loyola University, Chicago, Ill., M.A., University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va., B.A., University of Illinois,
Champaign, Ill. At Concordia since 2007.

Bucchi, Paul: Visiting Assistant Professor of Leadership
B.S. University of Florida, Gainesville, Fla.; MBA Northcentral University, Prescott, Ariz.; Ph.D. Northcentral University, Prescott, Ariz. At Concordia since 2010.

Dellegrazie, Beth: Assistant Professor of Business
B.A., Loyola University, Chicago, Il., M.B.A., Loyola University, Chicago, Ill. At Concordia since 2009.

Doering, Sandra: Professor of Education
B.A. Concordia Teachers College, River Forest, Ill., M.Ed. Phillips University, Enid, Okla., Ed.D. Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Okla. At Concordia since 2008.

Dubois, Alton Clark: Professor of Social Work & Gerontology
B.A. Ohio Wesleyan University, Delaware, Ohio; M.S.W., Ph.D. University of Illinois, Chicago, Ill. At Concordia since 1992.

Eschelbach, Michael: Associate Professor of Theology and Greek
B.S. Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, Mich.; M.Div. Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, Ind.; Ph.D.
Westminster Theological Seminary, Philadelphia, Pa. At Concordia since 2000.

Espinosa, Israel: Assistant Professor of Counselor Education
B. A. Elmhurst College, Elmhurst, Ill.; M.A. Illinois School of Professional Psychology, Chicago, Ill.; Psy.D. Illinois School of Professional Psychology, Chicago, Ill. At Concordia since 2010.

Gaul, Carol: Associate Professor of Teacher Education
B.A. Mundelein College, Chicago, Ill.; M.Ed., Ed.D. Loyola University, Chicago, Ill. At Concordia since 2005.

Gibson, Nancy P.: Associate Professor of Leadership
B.S. University of Illinois, Urbana, Ill.; M.S. University of Illinois, Urbana, Ill.; Ph.D. Illinois State University, Normal, Ill. At Concordia since 2010.

Graham, Brenda: Professor of Leadership
B.A. University of Arkansas, Pine Bluff, Ark.; M.A. Chicago State University, Chicago, Ill.; Ed.D. University of Arkansas, Little Rock, Ark. At Concordia since 2004.

Grant, Cynthia, Assistant Professor of Research
B.A. University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, N.C.; MSW Loyola University, Chicago, Ill.; Ph.D. Loyola University, Chicago, Ill. At Concordia since 2009.

Grigsby, Yurimi: Assistant Professor of Education
B.A. East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, Tenn.; M.A.T. East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, Tenn. At Concordia since 2006.

Harder, Heather: Associate Professor of Education
B.S. Indiana University, Bloomington, Ind.; M.S. Indiana University, Bloomington, Ind.; Ph.D. Indiana State University, Terre Haute, Ind. At Concordia since 2009.

Hildebrand, John: Visiting Assistant Professor of Business
B.A. University of Scranton, Scranton, Pa.; M.Ed. DePaul University, Chicago, Ill. At Concordia since 2010.

Hollins, Louvenia: Assistant Professor of Instructional Design & Technology
B.A. Grinnell College, Grinnell, Iowa; Ms.Is. Roosevelt University, Chicago, Ill.; Ed.D. Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Ill. At Concordia since 2010.

Hollywood, Kathryn: Associate Professor of Educational Leadership; Director of Partnerships and Distance Learning
B.A. St. John’s University, New York, N.Y.; M.A. St. John’s University, New York, N.Y.; Ed.S. Fordham University, New York, N.Y.; Ph.D. Fordham University, New York, N.Y. At Concordia since 2008.

Jandris, Thomas P.: Dean of the College of Graduate and Innovative Programs, Associate Professor of Education Leadership
B.S. Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, Ill.; M.Ed. Wayne State University, Detroit, Mich.; Ph.D. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minn. At Concordia since 2006.

Konkol, Pamela J.: Assistant Professor of Teacher Education
B.S. Northwestern University, Evanston, Ill.; M.Ed. University of Illinois, Chicago. At Concordia since 2006.

Kwon, Sam: Assistant Professor of Instructional Design & Technology
B.S., M.S. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Mass.;. Ph.D. Northwestern University, Evanston, Ill. At Concordia since 2010.

Leli, Carol: Assistant Professor of Teacher Education
B.S. Northern Illinois University, DeKalb; M.A. Concordia University, River Forest, Ill.; Ed.D. Northern Illinois University, DeKalb. At Concordia since 2006.

Lin, Jie: Associate Professor of Education Leadership
B.S., M.S. East China Normal University, Shanghai, China; Ph.D. Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas. At Concordia since 2005.

Lusthoff, Craig, J.D., Associate Professor of Business
B.A. Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, Ind.; J.D. DePaul University, Chicago, Ill. At Concordia since 2009.

Maddocks, Amanda: Associate Professor of Leadership
B.S. Principia College, Elsah, Ill.; M.A. St. Xavier University, Chicago, Ill.; Ph.D. Loyola University, Chicago, Ill. At Concordia since 2005.

Meisels, Marlene: Associate Professor of Education
B.A. University of Illinois Chicago, Chicago, Ill.; M.Ed. University of Illinois Chicago, Chicago, Ill., Ph.D., University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, N.C. At Concordia since 2008.

Michie, Gregory S.: Professor of Foundations, Social Policy & Research
B.A. University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, N.C.; M.Ed. University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Ill.; Ph.D. University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Ill. At Concordia since 2010.

Mizelle, Isaac Timothy: Associate Professor of Education Leadership
B.S. Atlantic Christian College, Wilson, N.C.; M.R.E. The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Ky. Ph.D. Georgia State University, Atlanta, Ga. At Concordia since 2005.

Morgenthaler, Shirley K.: Distinguished Professor of Education
B.S.Ed. Concordia Teachers College, River Forest, Ill.; M.S. National College of Education, Evanston, Ill.; Ph.D. Erikson Institute and Loyola University, Chicago, Ill. At Concordia since 1974.

Nunez, Isabel: Assistant Professor of Teacher Education
B.A. University of Southern California, Los Angeles, Calif.; J.D. University of California, Los Angeles, Calif.; M.A. University of Birmingham, Birmingham, United Kingdom. At Concordia since 2006.

Pate, Ardelle: Associate Professor of Instructional Design & Technology
B.A. Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, Ind.; M.A. Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Ill.; M.S. Kent State, Kent, Ohio; Ed.D. Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Ill. At Concordia since 2010.

Pawl, Kari: Assistant Professor of Curriculum, Language & Literacy
B.A. Barat College, Lake Forest, Ill.; M.A. National-Louis University, Evanston, Ill. At Concordia since 2010.

Przeklasa, Anthony: Associate Professor of Leadership
B.A., M.A. Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Ill.; M.S.Ed. Chicago State University, Chicago, Ill.; Ph.D. Northwestern University, Evanston, Ill. At Concordia since 2004.

Reiseck, Carol: Associate Professor of Educational Leadership
B.A. Aurora University, Aurora, Ill.; M.B.A. Benedictine University, Lisle, Ill.; Ed.D. Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Ill.; At Concordia since 2004.

Ricketts, Ursula: Associate Professor of Education
B.S. University of Illinois Chicago, Chicago, Ill.; M.A. Governor State University, University Park, Ill.; Ed.D. Loyola University, Chicago, Ill. At Concordia since 2005.

Safer, L. Arthur: Professor of Leadership
B.A. Miami University, Oxford, Ohio; M.Ed. Xavier University, Cincinnati, Ohio; Ph.D. Northwestern University, Evanston, Ill. At Concordia since 2010.

Santin, Claudia: Associate Professor of Educational Leadership;
Executive Director of Partnerships & Distance Learning
B.A. College of New Jersey, Trenton, N.J.; M.A. College of New Jersey, Trenton, N.J.; Ed.D. Nova Southern University, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. At Concordia since 2008.

Schefelbein, Carol: Associate Professor of Teacher Education
B.S. Bradley University, Peoria, Ill.; M.Ed. National Louis University, Evanston, Ill.; Ed.D. Loyola University of Chicago, Chicago, Ill. At Concordia since 2005.

Schilling, Craig, A.: Associate Professor of Leadership
B.S. University of Maryland, College Park, Md.; M.S. Boston University, Boston, Mass.; C.A.S. Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Ill.; Ed.D. Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Ill. At Concordia since 2009.

Simon, Alan: Associate Professor of Education Leadership
B.A. University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wis.; M.S. National College of Education, Evanston, Ill.; Ed.D. University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. At Concordia since 2006.

Sims, Paul: Assistant Professor of Leadership
B.A. University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada; M.Div. Aquinas Institute of Theology, St. Louis, Mo.; M.Ed. DePaul University, Chicago, Ill.; Ph.D. Loyola University, Chicago, Ill. At Concordia since 2009.

Skorek, Judy: Assistant Professor of Psychology
B.S. University of Illinois, Champaign, Ill.; M.S.Ed. Northern Illinois University DeKalb, Ill.; Ph.D. Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Ill. At Concordia since 2007.

Smith, Amanda: Associate Professor of Education
B.A. University of Colorado, Boulder, Colo.; M.A. University of Akron, Akron, Ohio; Ph.D. University of Denver, Denver, Colo. At Concordia since 2010.

Soljaga, Dara: Associate Professor of Teacher Education
B.S. Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio; M.Ed. Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio; Ph.D. Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio. At Concordia since 2006.

Steinmann, Andrew E.: Professor of Theology
B.S. University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio; M.Div., Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, Ind.; Ph.D. University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mich. At Concordia since 2000.

Stumme, Simeon: Assistant Professor of Education
B.A. Wittenberg University, Springfield, Ohio, M.A. Chapman University, Orange, Calif. At Concordia since 2008.

Theard-Griggs, Carolyn: Associate Professor of Curriculum, Language & Literacy
B.S. University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana, Champaign, Ill.; M.Ed. National-Louis University, Evanston, Ill.; Ed.D. Loyola University, Chicago, Ill. At Concordia since 2010.

Tomal, Daniel R.: Professor of Educational Leadership
B.S., M.A.E. Ball State University, Muncie, Ind.; Ph.D. Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio. At Concordia since 1995.

Trybus, Margaret: Associate Professor of Education Leadership
B.F.A., B.A. Mundelein College, Chicago, Ill.; M.Ed. University of Illinois, Chicago, Ill.; Ed.D. Loyola University, Chicago, Ill. At Concordia since 2006.

Vlasak, Linda: Associate Professor of Education
A.A. Elgin Community College, Elgin, Ill., B.S., Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Ill., M.A. DePaul University, Chicago, Ill., EdD. Loyola University, Chicago, Ill. At Concordia since 2008.

Warwick, Ronald: Professor of Educational Leadership
B.S. Loyola University, Chicago, Ill., M.Ed., Loyola University, Chicago, Ill., Ed.D. Indiana University, Bloomington, Ind. At Concordia since 2008.

Wellen, Lauren: Associate Professor of Education
B.A., M.A. Concordia University, River Forest, Ill.; Ph.D. Northern Illinois University. At Concordia since 1999.

Wente, Steven F.: Professor of Music
B.A., M.C.M. Concordia Teachers College, River Forest, Ill.; D.Mus. Northwestern University, Evanston, Ill. At Concordia since 1984.

Wilhite, Robert: Associate Professor of Educational Leadership
B.A. Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Ill.; M.Ed. Loyola University, Chicago, Ill., Ed.D. Loyola University, Chicago, Ill. At Concordia since 2008.

Zillman, O. John: Professor of Psychology
B.A., M.A.Ed. Concordia College, River Forest, Ill.; Ph.D. University of Illinois, Chicago, Ill. At Concordia since 1989.

Zimmerman, Pamela: Associate Professor of Education
B.S. University of Illinois, Urbana, Ill.; M.S. Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Ill.; Ed.D. Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Ill. At Concordia since 2010.