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Faculty

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

On-campus Faculty

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Danielle Doerfler (2009)
Instructor Non-tenure Track
Head Volleyball Coach
Senior Women's Administrator
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

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

Heather Johnson (2018)
Assistant Professor of Education
B.S., Bethany College
M.A., Concordia University-Chicago

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

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

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

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

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

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

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
Director of Nursing
A.D.N. Lincoln Land Community College
B.S.N. MacMurray College
M.S.N./E.D., Western Governors University

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

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

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

Susan Saunders (2013)
Visiting Assistant Professor of Education
B.S., State University of New York — Oswego
M.A., University of Illinois — Springfield
Ph.D., Southern Illinois University — Carbondale

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

Joseph Squillace (2011)
Tenure Track
Full Professor of Social Work
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

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

Mark Tierno (2015)
President of the College
B.A., Adelphi University
M.A., Carnegie Mellon University
D.A., Carnegie Mellon University

Trent Thompson (2018)
Assistant Professor of Homeland Security
B.S., Eastern Kentucky University
M.S., Eastern Kentucky 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

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

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

Sonia Williamson (2018)
Assistant Professor of Nursing
B.S., Concordia University — Portland
M.S., Sacred Heart 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

Online Faculty

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

Karen Baur (2016)
Professional Fellow
RN to BSN Program
B.A., University of Virginia
M.A., James Madison University
Ph.D., Ball State University

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

Peter C. Cavanagh (2016)
Professional Fellow
Business Administration and Criminal Justice
B.S., Western Illinois University
J.D., John Marshall Law School

Helena Costakis (2015)
Professional Fellow
Human Resource Management and Business Administration
B.A., The College of Saint Rose
M.P.S., Stony Brook University
D.B.A., Wilmington University

Cindy Hamm (2014)
Professional Fellow
Composition, Communications and Business Administration
B.A., Illinois College
M.A., University of Illinois — Springfield
Ed.D., Argosy University

Carl L. Oberg (2014)
Professional Fellow
Business Administration
B.A., Ottawa University
M.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
Ph.D., Ball State 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

Randy Plunk (2017)
Professional Fellow
Criminal Justice and Homeland Security
B.S., Western Illinois University
M.B.A., Benedictine University

Jeffrey Schisler (2017)
Professional Fellow
Criminal Justice and Homeland Security
B.S., Western Illinois University
M.A., Western Illinois University

Amy Strawn (2014)
Professional Fellow
Criminal Justice and Homeland Security
A.A.S., Lincoln Land Community College
B.A., University of Illinois — Springfield
M.A., Western Illinois University

Kimberly Streib (2015)
Professional Fellow
Business Administration
Vice President of Business Affairs and Chief Financial Officer
B.S., Central Michigan University
M.S., Western Michigan University

Jayne Thompson (2017)
Professional Fellow
RN to BSN Program
A.D.N., Lincoln Land College
B.S.W., Vincennes University
B.S., Colorado Technical University
B.S.N., Benedictine University
M.S., Walden University

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