Alphabetical Listing

Alphabetical Listing

Lorato Anderson

Anderson, Lorato

Graduate Assistant, Higher Education Administration and Policy


Degrees

  • BA, University of California, San Diego, 2014
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Augustinsky, Margaret

Curriculum Development Specialist, Center for Talent Development


Degrees

  • MEd, Special Education, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2009
  • BS, Early Childhood Education, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2008
Andrew Bauer

Bauer, Andrew

Online Programs Content Manager, Center for Talent Development


Degrees

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Bertsche, Jason

Software Developer, Center for Connected Learning


Degrees

Randee Blair

Blair, Randee

Project Coordinator, Center for Talent Development


Degrees

  • MS, Educational Leadership, National-Louis University, 1990
  • BS, Elementary Education, University of Wisconsin, Madison, 1972
Dana Boutin

Boutin, Dana

Communications Coordinator, Center for Talent Development


Degrees

  • BA, English and Arts & Ideas in the Humanities, University of Michigan
  • MA, Arts Journalism, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Caitlin Burnett

Burnett, Caitlin

Senior Academic Adviser, Student Affairs


Degrees

  • MS, Higher Education Administration and Policy, Northwestern University
  • BS, Journalism, Northwestern University
Celishia Bussey

Bussey, Celishia

Project EXCITE Adviser and Coordinator, Center for Talent Development


Degrees

  • MEd, Human Services and Counseling, DePaul University
  • BA, Psychology and African and Afro-American Studies, Washington University
Elliott Cady

Cady, Elliott

Center for Talent Development Middle School Coordinator, Summer Program


Degrees

  • BA, Economics and Spanish, Northwestern University
  • MS, Education and Social Policy, Northwestern University, 1997
Eric Calvert

Calvert, Eric

Associate Director, Center for Talent Development

Instructor, Master of Science in Education


Degrees

  • MSE, Educational Psychology - Gifted Emphasis, Purdue University
  • BSE, Secondary Education, University of Central Missouri
  • EdD, Leadership Studies, Bowling Green State University
Margie Chan

Chan, Margie

Assistant Coordinator, NUMATS, Center for Talent Development


Degrees

  • MS, Library Service, Columbia University
  • BS, Journalism, Northwestern University
Kate Cichon

Cichon, Kate

Apogee Coordinator, Summer Program, Center for Talent Development


Degrees

  • BA, English, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, 1999
Coleen Coleman

Coleman, Coleen

Associate Dean, School of Education and Social Policy


Degrees

  • BS, Communication, Northwestern University, 1988
  • MS, Education and Social Policy, Northwestern University, 1991
Susan Corwith

Corwith, Susan

Associate Director, Center for Talent Development

Instructor, Master of Science in Education


Degrees

  • PhD, Educational Leadership & Policy Analysis, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2007
  • MS, Curriculum & Instruction, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1997
  • BS, Secondary Education, English, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1994
Terri Cramer

Cramer, Terri

Assistant Director, Master's Program in Learning & Organizational Change

Program Adviser, Master's Program in Learning & Organizational Change


Degrees

  • MS, Organizational Development, Loyola University Chicago, 2003
Linsey Crowninshield

Crowninshield, Linsey

Assistant Program Director, Civic Education Project, Center for Talent Development


Degrees

  • MS, Human Services Administration, Spertus College
  • BA, Psychology and Education, Ripon College
Myra Cruz

Cruz, Myra

Program Assistant, Civic Education Project, Center for Talent Development


Degrees

  • BA, Government and Politics, University of Maryland
Pryce Davis

Davis, Pryce

Postdoctoral Fellow, Learning Sciences


Degrees

  • BA, Literature, University of California, Santa Cruz, 2002
  • MA, Learning Sciences, Northwestern University, 2009
  • PhD, Learning Sciences, Northwestern University, 2015

Research Interests

Public understanding of science; informal learning (particularly through media); scientific thinking and communication; models of cognition and epistemology; and the social and contextual nuances of learning.

Julie Deardorff

Deardorff, Julie

Director of Communications and Outreach


Degrees

  • MBA, University of Iowa
  • BA, Journalism, University of Iowa
Emily DePalma

DePalma, Emily

Research Program Coordinator


Degrees

  • MEd, Elementary Education, University of Minnesota - Twin Cities, 2013
  • BS, Education, Minor in Spanish Studies, University of Minnesota - Twin Cities, 2012
Elizabeth Dirkes-Jacks

Dirkes-Jacks, Elizabeth

Leapfrog Coordinator, Summer Program, Center for Talent Development


Degrees

  • BS, Human Dev & Social Pol, Northwestern University, 1985
Elora Ditton

Ditton, Elora

MPES Program Coordinator, Research Analyst


Degrees

  • MA, Public Policy and Administration, Northwestern University, 2016
  • BA, Sociology, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2011
Ruth Doan

Doan, Ruth

Equinox Coordinator, Summer Program, Center for Talent Development


Degrees

  • MFA, Poetry, Western Michigan University
  • BA, Secondary Education, Western Michigan University
Timothy Dohrer

Dohrer, Timothy

Director, Master of Science in Education Program

Assistant Professor, School of Education and Social Policy


Degrees

  • PhD, Curriculum and Instruction, Penn State University, 1999
  • MA, English, Northwestern University, 1995
  • BA, English and Journalism, Indiana University, 1990

Research Interests

Leadership development, curriculum and instruction, and curriculum integration.

Stephen  Dowling

Dowling, Stephen

Assistant Coordinator, Center for Talent Development


Degrees

  • MMEd, Music Education, Northwestern University, 2011
  • BA, Music, Kenyon College, 2008
Steve Drey

Drey, Steve

Senior Web Designer


Degrees

  • BA in Art - Emphasis in Design - Art Education Teaching Certification, University of Iowa, 1999
Alyssa Dyar

Dyar, Alyssa

Instructional Technologist Senior, School of Education and Social Policy


Degrees

  • MEd, Educational Technology, Loyola University Chicago, 2013
  • BA, Psychology, University of California, Santa Barbara, 2010
Kelsey Edwards

Edwards, Kelsey

Research Program Coordinator


Degrees

  • BS, Human Dev & Psych Services, Northwestern University, 2013
Kaitlyn Elliott

Elliott, Kaitlyn

Assistant Coordinator for the Center for Talent Development


Degrees

  • MA, Educational Technology (in progress) , Concordia University
  • BA, Education, Illinois State University
Ellen Esrick

Esrick, Ellen

Lecturer, Master of Science in Education

Adviser, Elementary Teaching


Degrees

  • MEd, Reading Specialist Degree, National Louis University, 1980
  • BA, English, Simmons College, 1966
Emily Ferrin

Ferrin, Emily

Teacher Development Specialist, Office of STEM Education Partnerships


Degrees

  • PhD, Biochemistry, Dartmouth College, 2012
  • BS, Biology, Marlboro College, 2003
Michelle Flowers

Flowers, Michelle

Financial Assistant, Center for Talent Development


Degrees

  • AA, Business Administration, Robert Morris College
Juliet Frate

Frate, Juliet

Coordinator, NUMATS, Center for Talent Development


Degrees

  • MSEd, Educational Psychology, University of Mississippi
  • BA, Russian Language and Literature, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Nathan Frideres

Frideres, Nathan

Coordinator, Civic Engagement Certificate Program

Coordinator, Field Studies Program


Degrees

  • MA, Student Development in Postsecondary Education, University of Iowa
  • BA, Elementary Education, University of Iowa
Ann Gadzikowski

Gadzikowski, Ann

Early Childhood Coordinator, Summer Program, Center for Talent Development


Degrees

  • MS, Erikson Institute for the Advanced Study of Child Development
  • BA, Music and English, Northwestern University
Mary Gajewski

Gajewski, Mary

Co-Director of School Partnerships


Degrees

  • BA, Secondary Social Studies, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Cassandra Geiger

Geiger, Cassandra

Coordinator, Northwestern Academy for Chicago Public Schools


Degrees

  • MEd, School Counseling, DePaul University
  • BA, Psychology, DePaul University
Russell Gillespie

Gillespie, Russell

User Support Specialist, School of Education and Social Policy


Degrees

  • BA, Music in Composition, Oakland University, 2005
Mark Glenn

Glenn, Mark

Program Assistant, Human Development and Social Policy


Degrees

  • BS, Business Administration, Economics/Accounting/Marketing, MacMurray College
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Grider, Robert

Software Developer


Degrees

  • BS, Computer Science, University of Chicago, 2010
Jamie Guess

Guess, Jamie

Program Coordinator, Saturday Enrichment Program, Center for Talent Development


Degrees

  • MS, Education, University of California-San Diego
  • BA, Human Development, emphasis on Child Development, University of California-San Diego
Amy Gyarmathy

Gyarmathy, Amy

Program Coordinator, Gifted LearningLinks, Center for Talent Development


Degrees

  • BS, English Education, Illinois State University
Daniella Hall

Hall, Daniella

Postdoctoral Fellow


Degrees

  • PhD, Educational Leadership, Pennsylvania State University, 2016
  • EdM, Elementary Education & Child Studies, Smith College, 2003
  • BA, Studio Art, Wellesley College, 2000

Research Interests

District governance, local control, school boards and the superintendency, school systems, and the politics of education.

Kevin  Hall

Hall, Kevin

Curriculum Development Specialist


Degrees

  • MEd, Curriculum and Instruction, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, 2002
  • BS, Ecology, Ethology and Evolution , University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, 1998
Susan Hammerman

Hammerman, Susan

Program Assistant, Center for Talent Development


Degrees

  • Certificate, Chicago School of Violinmaking, 1987
  • BS, Geography, University of Chicago, 1980
Michael Hannen

Hannen, Michael

Director, Information Technology, School of Education and Social Policy


Degrees

  • MS, Computer Science, University of Chicago, 2008
  • BFA, Theater, DePaul University, 1994
Christopher Harrison

Harrison, Christopher

Postdoctoral Fellow


Degrees

  • PhD, Education Policy, Leadership and School Improvement, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2015
  • MS, Social Studies Education, Florida State University, 2009
  • BA, History, University of South Florida, 2003

Research Interests

Politics of education, evidence-based decision making in schools and districts, the role of improvement science in understanding school improvement efforts, implementation and scale-up of educational innovations

Jaakko Hilppo

Hilppo, Jaakko

Visiting Predoctoral Fellow


Degrees

Jenise Holloway

Holloway, Jenise

Project EXCITE Adviser and Coordinator


Degrees

  • MEd, Education, University of Massachusetts-Amherst
  • BA, Economics, Williams College
Danielle Holtz

Holtz, Danielle

Assistant Coordinator for the Center for Talent Development


Degrees

  • BA, Theatre Studies, Kent State University
  • MAT, Elementary Education, Columbia College Chicago
Camelia Hostinar

Hostinar, Camelia

Postdoctoral Fellow


Degrees

  • BS, Psychology, Towson University, 2008
  • PhD, Developmental Psychology, University of Minnesota
Veronica House

House, Veronica

Program Assistant, Summer Program, Center for Talent Development


Degrees

  • BS, Social Policy, Northwestern University, 2008
Jeanne Hughes

Hughes, Jeanne

Assistant Dean


Degrees

  • BA, Grinnell College
Alice Huguet

Huguet, Alice

Postdoctoral Researcher


Degrees

  • PhD, Urban Education Policy, University of Southern California, 2015
  • MA, Elementary Education, Loyola Marymount University, 2008
  • BS, Political Science, University of Oregon, 2006
Elizabeth (Liz) Hurtig

Hurtig, Elizabeth (Liz)

Co-Director of School Partnerships


Degrees

  • MEd, Early Childhood Education, University of Illinois, 1977
  • MA, United States History, University of Chicago, 1967
  • BA, European & United States History, University of Chicago, 1964
Gail Ivanauskas

Ivanauskas, Gail

Senior Financial Administrator, Center for Talent Development


Degrees

  • BS, Finance, Northern Illinois University
  • MBA, Finance, DePaul University
David Johnson

Johnson, David

Manager, Marketing & Communications, Center for Talent Development


Degrees

  • BS, Marketing , Indiana University, Kelley School of Business
  • MEd, Higher Education Administration, Upper Iowa University
Natalie Jou

Jou, Natalie

Project Coordinator


Degrees

  • BA, Psychology & Spanish, Lake Forest College, 2010
Elif Karatas

Karatas, Elif

Program Assistant, Civic Education Project, Center for Talent Development


Degrees

Susan Kasper

Kasper, Susan

Program Coordinator, Gifted LearningLinks, Center for Talent Development


Degrees

  • MS, Economics, Northern Illinois University
  • BS, Economics, Northern Illinois University
Anne Kerins

Kerins, Anne

Director of Business and Finance


Degrees

  • MS in Library and Information Science, University of Illinois
  • AB, Kenyon College
Meg Kreuser

Kreuser, Meg

Manager, Teacher Certification and Licensure

Academic Adviser


Degrees

  • BA, English - Secondary Education, Indiana State University
Peg Kritzler

Kritzler, Peg

Lecturer, Master of Science in Education

Adviser, NU-Teach Completers (Secondary) and Secondary Teaching (English)


Degrees

  • MA, English: English Education Concentration, University of Illinois at Chicago
  • BA, Secondary Education: English , University of Kentucky
Joanna Lasso

Lasso, Joanna

Program Assistant, MS in Learning and Organizational Change


Degrees

  • BS, Journalism, Kent State University, 1995
Leslie Lepeska

Lepeska, Leslie

Program Assistant, Master of Science in Education


Degrees

  • MS, Anthropology and Education, University of Chicago, 1990
  • BA, Behavioral Sciences, University of Chicago, 1987
Eudald Lerga

Lerga, Eudald

Senior Systems Analyst/Programmer, Center for Talent Development


Degrees

  • BA, Political Science, Complutense University
  • MA, Curatorial and Cultural Practices in Art and New Media, Media Center d'Art i Disseny
Jill Lindeman

Lindeman, Jill

Program Assistant, Northwestern-ETHS STEM Partnership


Degrees

  • MS, Sports Administration, Northwestern University, 2015
  • BA, Psychology, Northwestern University, 2011
Amy Lindgren

Lindgren, Amy

Assistant Coordinator, Saturday Enrichment Program, Center for Talent Development


Degrees

  • BA, Communication, French and International Business, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • MS, Education and Social Policy, Northwestern University, 2011
Denise Lukazow

Lukazow, Denise

Program Assistant, NUMATS, Center for Talent Development


Degrees

  • BA, Communication, Santa Clara University
  • MS, Marital and Family Therapy, Northwestern University
Phong Luu

Luu, Phong

Program Coordinator, SESP Undergraduate Program


Degrees

  • BA, Economics & International Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2010
Sara (Sally) Macnamara

Macnamara, Sara (Sally)

Department Assistant, Saturday Enrichment Program and Gifted Learning Links


Degrees

  • MBA, Business Administration, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • BS, Recreation and Park Administration, University of Missouri-Columbia
Henry Mann

Mann, Henry

Research Analyst, School of Education and Social Policy


Degrees

  • BA, Communication Systems, Northwestern University, 2016
Mia Marcus

Marcus, Mia

Postdoctoral Fellow, School of Education and Social Policy


Degrees

Kristin McCann

McCann, Kristin

Assistant Director, Higher Education Administration and Policy


Degrees

  • PhD, Higher Education, Loyola University Chicago , 2014
  • MA, English/Writing Studies , University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, 2009
  • BA, English/Rhetoric & Composition, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2007

Research Interests

Curriculum in graduate preparation programs (GPPs), women faculty/women faculty of color, STEM/health-science pipeline programs, visual methods in higher education research. 

Beth McDonald

McDonald, Beth

Director of Administration


Degrees

  • BA, Political Science, University of Missouri - Columbia
Tara McGill

McGill, Tara

Curriculum Development Specialist


Degrees

  • BA, Biology, Boston University
  • MS, Entomology , University of Illinois- Urbana/Champaign
  • MAT, Secondary Science with Middle-Level Learning Endorsement, National Louis University
Kelly McMahon

McMahon, Kelly

Postdoctoral Fellow


Degrees

  • PhD, Education Administration and Policy, University of Michigan, 2015
  • MA, Administration, Leadership and Technology, New York University, 2005
  • MA, English Education, Columbia University, 2000
  • BBA, Marketing and Finance, University of Michigan, 1996

Research Interests

Education policy, school accountability, and the relations between district reform and school improvement.  

Erin McNulty

McNulty, Erin

Program Assistant, Higher Education Administration and Policy


Degrees

  • MA, Creative Writing, Northwestern University, 2012
  • BA, Film/Communications, Columbia College
Jeff Merrell

Merrell, Jeff

Associate Director, Master's Program in Learning & Organizational Change


Degrees

  • MS, Learning and Organizational Change, Northwestern University, 2006
  • MBA, Marketing, Northwestern University Kellogg Graduate School of Management, 1989
  • BA, English, Michigan State University, 1977

Research Interests

Organizational learning and knowledge management, digital networked learning, personal learning networks, social media and social collaboration technologies.

Ross Middleton

Middleton, Ross

Program Assistant, Summer Program, Center for Talent Development


Degrees

  • MFA, Writing, Sarah Lawrence College
  • Associate of Arts, Bard College at Simon’s Rock
  • BA, English, Wesleyan University
Leslie Morrison

Morrison, Leslie

Leapfrog Coordinator, Summer Program, Center for Talent Development


Degrees

  • MEd Curriculum and Instruction, University of Illinois-Chicago
  • BA, Loyola University
Audra Nelson

Nelson, Audra

Career Coach, Higher Education Administration and Policy


Degrees

  • BA, Psychology, DePauw University, 1994
  • MS, Education and Social Policy, Northwestern University, 2001
Ryan Nix

Nix, Ryan

Senior IT Consultant, School of Education and Social Policy


Degrees

  • BS, Organizational Communication, Minor in Marketing, Southern Illinois University, 1998
  • MS in Computer Information Studies (in progress), Northwestern University
Susan Olson

Olson, Susan

Assistant Dean, Student Affairs

Coordinator of Student Programs

Adviser, Human Development and Psychological Services


Degrees

  • MA, College Student Personnel, University of Maryland - College Park
  • AB, Albion College, Speech Communication
Paula Olszewski-Kubilius

Olszewski-Kubilius, Paula

Professor, Education and Social Policy

Director, Center for Talent Development


Degrees

  • PhD, Educational Psychology, Northwestern University, 1983
  • MA, Educational Psychology, Northwestern University, 1981
  • BA, Elementary Education, St. Xavier University, 1977

Research Interests

Talent development, accelerated educational programs, needs of special populations of gifted children.

Melissa Ortiz

Ortiz, Melissa

Research Project Coordinator


Degrees

  • BA, Psychology, Loyola Marymount University, 2014
Kai Orton

Orton, Kai

Research Assistant Professor


Degrees

  • PhD, Molecular/Computational Biology, Northwestern University, 2010
  • BS, Psychology, Harvard University, 2001
  • BS, Biochemistry/Computer Science, University of Massachusetts, 2000
Jennifer Pasek

Pasek, Jennifer

Office Manager, MS in Learning and Organizational Change Program


Degrees

  • BS, Communications, Mundelein College, 1989
Michelle Paulsen

Paulsen, Michelle

Adjunct Faculty

Program Director, Reach for the Stars (an NSF GK12 Program) and Ready, Set, Go


Degrees

  • CAS, Educational Leadership, National Louis University, 2001
  • ME, Environmental Engineering, Illinois Institute of Technology, 1997
  • BS, Teaching of Chemistry, University of Illinois, 1991
Kristen Perkins

Perkins, Kristen

Northwestern-ETHS Partnership Coordinator

Project Coordinator, Office of STEM Education Partnerships


Degrees

  • BS, Biology Education, Purdue University
Penelope Peterson

Peterson, Penelope

Eleanor R. Baldwin Professor, Education

Dean, School of Education and Social Policy

Professor, Human Development and Social Policy

Professor, Learning Sciences


Degrees

  • MA, Psychological Studies in Education, Stanford University, 1976
  • PhD, Psychological Studies in Education, Stanford University, 1976
  • BS, Psychology and Philosophy, Iowa State University, 1971

Research Interests

Learning and teaching in schools and classrooms, particularly in literacy and mathematics; student and teacher learning in reform contexts; relations among educational research, policy and practice.

Kenneth Powers

Powers, Kenneth

Adviser, Social Policy


Degrees

  • Master's in Public Policy (MPP), American University, 1999
  • BS, Social Policy, Northwestern University, 1995
Sachin Pradhan

Pradhan, Sachin

Software Developer, School of Education and Social Policy


Degrees

  • MS, Computer Science, University of Chicago, 2013
  • BS, Computer Engineering, University of Washington, 2006
Amy Pratt

Pratt, Amy

Associate Director, Office of STEM Education Partnerships


Degrees

  • PhD, Geography, West Virginia University, 2006
  • MA, Geography, West Virginia University, 1999
  • BA, International Studies, West Virginia University, 1995
Megan Redfearn

Redfearn, Megan

Adviser, Learning and Organizational Change

Administrative Coordinator, Learning Sciences Master's Program


Degrees

  • BA, Environmental Geo-science, Boston College, 2003
  • MS, Learning & Organizational Change, Northwestern University, 2012
Jessica Rehus

Rehus, Jessica

Data Analyst Associate, Center for Talent Development


Degrees

  • BS, Applied and Computational Mathematics, DePaul University, 2010
  • Bachelor of Science, DePaul University, 2010
Lisa Renaud

Renaud, Lisa

Research Project Data Coordinator, Foley Center for the Study of Lives


Degrees

  • AB, Sociology, University of Michigan
Matthew Rich

Rich, Matthew

Lead Software Developer


Degrees

  • MS, Financial Markets, Illinois Institute of Technology, 2004
  • BS, International Economics, Georgetown University, 1997
Carmen Robinson

Robinson, Carmen

Research Coordinator, Sponsored Programs


Degrees

Anna Rodriguez

Rodriguez, Anna

Adviser, Northwestern Academy for Chicago Public Schools


Degrees

  • MA, School Counseling, Northeastern Illinois University, 2010
  • BA, History, Park University, 2003
Rhoda Rosen

Rosen, Rhoda

Associate Director, Center for Talent Development


Degrees

  • BA, MA, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg
  • PhD, University of Illinois at Chicago
Laura Salus

Salus, Laura

Executive Assistant to the Dean


Degrees

  • BA, English, Pace University
  • MS, Teaching, Pace University
  • MA, Literature, Northwestern University
Juli Scalf

Scalf, Juli

Adviser, Northwestern Academy for Chicago Public Schools


Degrees

  • BA, French, Kalamazoo College, 2009
  • MS, Learning & Organizational Change, Northwestern University, 2017
Kimberly Scott

Scott, Kimberly

Assistant Professor, MS in Learning and Organizational Change Program

Director, MS in Learning and Organizational Change Program


Degrees

  • PhD, Business Administration, Organizational Behavior, The Ohio State University, 1995
  • MA, Business Administration, The Ohio State University, 1994
  • BA, Psychology, University of Cincinnati, 1991

Research Interests

Improving workplace environments and practices that foster employee wellness, learning and success; relationships between organizational practices and individual engagement and well-being; transitions of individuals into leadership roles and how learning techniques can be designed to accelerate leadership development.

Colin Sheaff

Sheaff, Colin

Web Software Developer


Degrees

  • BA, Computer Science, Kalamazoo College, 1997
Marilyn Sherman

Sherman, Marilyn

Director of Communications and Outreach


Degrees

  • BA, English, University of Illinois
  • MS, Education, Northwestern University
Matthew Shirrell

Shirrell, Matthew

Postdoctoral Fellow, School of Education and Social Policy

MPES 2 Cohort 2


Degrees

  • MS, Early Childhood Education, Erikson Institute, 2007
  • BA, English, Grinnell College, 1998
  • PhD, Human Dev & Social Pol, Northwestern University, 2014

Research Interests

School working conditions; teacher recruitment, turnover, and attrition; teachers' social networks; student teaching.  

Ryan Smerek

Smerek, Ryan

Assistant Professor, MS in Learning and Organizational Change Program

Assistant Director of Academic Affairs, MS in Learning and Organizational Change Program


Degrees

  • PhD, University of Michigan, 2009
  • EdM, Harvard University, 2004
  • AB, Dartmouth College, 2000
Cassie Sparkman

Sparkman, Cassie

Program Coordinator, Summer Program, Center for Talent Development


Degrees

  • BA, Poetry, University of Washington
Tammie Stewart

Stewart, Tammie

Manager, Community Outreach, Center for Talent Development


Degrees

  • MS, Communication, Northwestern University
  • BA, Communications, Northern Illinois University
Victoria Swaney

Swaney, Victoria

Program Assistant, School of Education and Social Policy


Degrees

  • BA, Marketing, Focus on Nonprofit Public Relations, Columbia College Chicago, 2012
Hillary Swanson

Swanson, Hillary

Postdoctoral Fellow


Degrees

  • PhD, Science and Mathematics Education, University of California at Berkeley, 2015
  • BA, Physics, Colorado College, 2002

Research Interests

Secondary science education, conceptual change and the productivity of prior knowledge in learning, constructivist instruction and constructionist learning environments

Shahab Tabatabainejad

Tabatabainejad, Shahab

Program Assistant, FUSE


Degrees

  • Bachelor of Arts in Middle East Studies, University of California Santa Barbara
Derek Thurber

Thurber, Derek

Instructional Design and Technology Consultant, Higher Education Administration and Policy


Degrees

  • MS, Higher Education Administration and Policy, Northwestern University, 2015
  • BA, History, Whitman College, 2011
Lois Trautvetter

Trautvetter, Lois

Director, Higher Education Administration and Policy

Associate Professor, School of Education and Social Policy


Degrees

  • PhD, Higher Education Administration, University of Michigan, 1991
  • MS, Polymer Chemistry, Carnegie Mellon University, 1986
  • BA, Chemistry, College of Wooster, 1982

Research Interests

Engineering education research including retention and recruitment of female and underrepresented undergraduate students and faculty, interdisciplinary skills, contextual competence skills, and design and problem solving skills.
Faculty productivity, enhancing research and teaching, faculty motivation, enhancing faculty-student interaction, and new and junior faculty issues.
Student development research that includes holistic and spiritual development of undergraduates.
Gender issues, females in STEM disciplines.

Melinda Turnley

Turnley, Melinda

Assistant Director, MS in Learning and Organizational Change Program


Degrees

  • PhD, English, Purdue University, 2001
  • MA, English, Ohio State University, 1995
  • BA, English, University of Texas at Austin, 1992
Bradley Wadle

Wadle, Bradley

Program Coordinator, Master of Science in Education


Degrees

  • BS, Theater, Northwestern University, 1997
  • MS, Education and Social Policy, Northwestern University, 2003
Lindsay Wall Succari

Wall Succari, Lindsay

Assistant Program Director, Civic Education Project, Center for Talent Development


Degrees

  • MS, Social Work and Nonprofit Management, Case Western Reserve University
  • BA, Economics and Political Science, Augustana College
Ashley Walter

Walter, Ashley

Curriculum Developer, Office of STEM Education Partnerships


Degrees

  • MS, Entomology, Purdue University, 2007
  • BS, Entomology, Purdue University, 2005
Katrina Weimholt

Weimholt, Katrina

Program Director, Civic Education Project, Center for Talent Development


Degrees

  • BA, Sociology and Political Communication, Northwestern University
Kristin Whyte

Whyte, Kristin

Postdoctoral Fellow


Degrees

Ian Williams

Williams, Ian

Northwestern Academy Advisor


Degrees

  • Bachelor of Arts in Cinema & Media Studies, The University of Chicago, 2012
Andrew Wolanski

Wolanski, Andrew

Program Assistant, Learning Sciences


Degrees

  • BA, Political Science, DePaul University, 2015
Lok-Sze Wong

Wong, Lok-Sze

Postdoctoral Fellow


Degrees

  • PhD, Educational Administration and Policy, University of Michigan, 2015
  • MA Research Methods, University of Michigan, 2011
  • MA, Educational Foundations, California State University, Los Angeles, 2005
  • BA, Psychology, California State University, Los Angeles, 1999

Research Interests

Relationships between educational policy and classroom practice, improvement of instruction and its management, organizational learning, practitioners’ professional learning opportunities  

Elyse Yarnell

Degrees