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Faculty

(Arranged alphabetically by last name under corresponding school; parentheses indicate first year at MacMurray.)

School of Arts and Sciences

Roberta J. Stewart (1991)
Full Professor
Tenure
Senior Director for the School of Arts and Sciences
President Joseph R. Harker Professor of Religion
B.A., Seattle Pacific University
M.T.S., Drew Theological School
M.Phil., Drew University
Ph.D., Drew University

Eric Berg (2005)
Tenure
Full Professor of Philosophy
B.A., Minnesota State University — Moorhead
M.A., Luther Seminary
Ph.D., University of Kansas

Jerry Covell (2005)
Non-tenure Track
Director of the Interpreter Preparation Program/American Sign Language
Instructor
B.A., Gallaudet University
M.A., University of Maryland, College Park

Shahyad Ghoncheh (2014)
Tenure Track
Assistant Professor of Psychology
A.A., Oakton Community College
B.A., Roosevelt University
M.A., Roosevelt University
Ed.D., Argosy University

Susan Hall (2015)
Non-tenure Track
Assistant Professor of Interpreting
A.A., Tennessee Temple University
B.S., Tennessee Temple University
M.Ed., Tennessee Temple University

Gwen Knapp (2017)
Tenure Track
Assistant Professor of Biochemistry
B.S., Purdue University
Ph.D., Texas A&M University

Khara Koffel (2004)
Full Professor
Tenure
Professor of Art
B.A., Juniata College
M.A., University of Alabama
M.F.A., University of Alabama

Allan Metcalf (1973)
Full Professor
Tenure
Professor of English
B.A., Cornell University
M.A., University of California — Berkeley
Ph.D., University of California — Berkeley

Tamara O'Hearn-Amman (2015)
Tenure Track
Assistant Professor of Composition
Coordinator of the Writing Program
B.A., University of Virginia
M.A., James Madison University
Ph.D., Ball State University

Timothy Polnaszek (2017)
Tenure Track
Assistant Professor of Biology
B.S., North Dakota State University
Ph.D., University of Minnesota

Mark Tyler Smith (2017)
Tenure Track
Assistant Professor of Math and Physics
B.S., Western Illinois University
M.S., Western Illinois University

Christopher Strangeman (2012)
Tenure (2015)
Associate Professor of History
B.S., MacMurray College
M.A., Eastern Illinois University
Ph.D., Southern Illinois University

William Stricklen (2001)
Non-tenure Track
Assistant Professor of American Sign Language
B.S., Gardner Webb University
M.A., Denver University

Nadine Szczepanski (1991)
Full Professor
Lead Faculty of Natural Sciences
Horace A. Shonle Professor of Chemistry
B.S., MacMurray College
M.S., University of Illinois — Chicago
Ph.D., University of Illinois — Chicago

Matthew Wiediger (2009)
Tenure (2015)
Associate Professor of Psychology
B.S., Washington State University
M.S., Washington State University
Ph.D., Washington State University

Kristie Wrasman (2017)
Tenure Track
Assistant Professor of Biology
B.S., The Ohio State University
Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University

Jeannie Zeck (1999)
Full Professor (2015)
Tenure
Professor of English
B.A., College of St. Catherine
M.F.A., University of Minnesota — Minneapolis
Ph.D., Southern Illinois University — Carbondale

School of Professional Studies

Bruce Liebe (2012)
Non-tenure Track
Senior Director for the School of Professional Studies
A.A.S., Illinois Valley Community College
B.A., University of Illinois — Springfield
M.A., University of Illinois — Springfield

Christina Anozie (2015)
Non-tenure Track
Assistant Professor of Social Work
B.S., University of Missouri — St. Louis
M.S.W., Saint Louis University School of Social Work

Donald L. Aubry (2009)
Tenure (2015)
Associate Professor of Education — Deaf Education
Director of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Teacher Education
B.S., Northern Illinois University
M.S., Western Illinois University
Ed. S., Western Illinois University
Ph.D., Southern Illinois University

Karen Bade (2016)
Tenure Track
Assistant Professor of Nursing
B.S.N., Southern Illinois University — Edwardsville
M.S.N., Southern Illinois University — Edwardsville

Dana Bangert (2015)
Tenure Track
Assistant Professor of Accounting
B.S., Illinois College
M.A., University of Illinois Springfield

Barbara Chumley (2015)
Non-tenure Track
Assistant Professor of Nursing
B.S.N., MacMurray College
M.S.N., Western Governors University

Pam Di Vito-Thomas (2017)
Director of Nursing
A.D.N., Tulsa Community College
B.S.N., Benedictine University — Springfield, IL
M.S.N., Benedictine University — Lisle, IL

Mary Dial (2016)
Tenure Track
Assistant Professor of Nursing
A.D.N., Lincoln Land Community College
B.S.N., Benedictine University — Springfield, IL
M.S.N., Benedictine University — Lisle, IL

Robert Elliott (2016)
Tenure Track
Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice
B.S., Western Illinois University
M.A., Western Illinois University
B.A., Western Illinois University
Ph.D., University of Illinois (pending completion)

Mark Lahr (2017)
Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice and Homeland Security
A.A., Lincoln Land Community College
B.A., University of Illinois — Springfield
M.A., Western Illinois University

Steve Oberg (2012)
Tenure Track
Associate Professor of Business
Lead Faculty of Business, Accounting, and Sport Management
B.A., Life Pacific College
M.B.A., Ottawa University

Jill Parsons (2011)
Tenure (2014)
Associate Professor of Nursing
A.S., Illinois Valley Community College
B.S.N., Saint Francis Medical Center College of Nursing
M.S.N., Saint Francis Medical Center College of Nursing
Ph.D., Saint Louis University

Angela Pierson (2017)
Tenure Track
Assistant Professor of Nursing
A.D.N. Lincoln Land Community College
B.S.N. MacMurray College
M.S.N./E.D., Western Governors University

Jodi Pupillo (2013)
Non-tenure Track
Clinical Assistant Professor of Social Work
Director of Field Education for Social Work
B.S.W., MacMurray College
M.S.W., Saint Louis University

Dexter Purnell (2017)
Tenure Track
Assistant Professor of Marketing and Business
B.A.S., Peru State College
M.S., Peru State College
D.B.A. Wilmington University

Joana Ramsey (2016)
Tenure Track
Assistant Professor of Sport Management
B.A., Illinois College
M.S., Western Illinois University

Sheila Rhodes (2016)
Tenure Track
Assistant Professor of Nursing
B.S., Bradley University
M.S.N., University of Illinois Chicago

Joseph Squillace (2011)
Tenure Track
Lead Faculty of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Natural Sciences, and Math
B.A., Fordham University
M.S.W., Saint Louis University
Ph.D., Saint Louis University

Bradley Walkenhorst (2017)
Tenure Track
Assistant Professor of Special Education
B.A., Thomas Edison University
M.A.T., Webster University
Ph.D., Saint Louis University

K. Russell Walker (2014)
Tenure Track
Assistant Professor of Nursing
L.P.N., Capital Area School of Practical Nursing
B.S.N., MacMurray College
M.S.N., Chamberlain College

Kathleen White (1988)
Tenure (1994)
Associate Professor of Business
B.S., Marymount College
M.S., Emporia State University
M.B.A., Emporia State University

Staff with Faculty Rank

Jenny Briney (2010)
Instructor Non-tenure Track
Director of the Center of Learning Excellence
Instructor
B.A., Western Illinois University
M.A., Western Illinois University

Adam Cassell (2013)
Non-Tenure Track
Public Service Librarian
Assistant Professor
B.A., Ohio State University
M.L.I.S., Kent State University

Todd Creal (2007)
Instructor Non-tenure Track
Head Coach Men's Basketball
Instructor of Sports Management
B.S., Illinois College
M.S., Western Illinois University

Danielle Doerfler (2009)
Instructor Non-tenure Track
Head Volleyball Coach
Senior Women's Administrator
Instructor
Title IX Coordinator
B.S., Illinois College
M.S., Canisius College

Chris Douglas
Instructor Non-tenure Track
Head Football Coach
Instructor of Sports Management
A.A., Carl Albert State College
B.A., Southwestern College
M.Ed., Wichita State University

Susan Eilering (2000)
Non-tenure Track
Head Librarian
Assistant Professor
B.A., University of Illinois — Urbana-Champaign
M.S., University of Illinois — Urbana-Champaign

Kyle Langhoff (2012)
Instructor Non-tenure Track
Football Recruiting Coordinator, Defensive Coordinator
Instructor of Sports Management
B.A., Lake Forest College
M.A., Central Methodist University

Christine Smith
Non-tenure Track
Director of Performing Arts