MSHE Staff

MSHE Staff

Jeanine Breen

Breen, Jeanine

Program Assistant, School of Education and Social Policy


  • BS Speech, Northwestern University, 1990
Lauren Faucette

Faucette, Lauren

Senior Career Advisor, School of Education and Social Policy


Lauren Faucette is a higher education professional with a commitment to serving and supporting students, with a focus in career services and preparation. Prior to coming to the MSHE program, Lauren has experience in student preparation, career advising, and programming as a Director of Career Preparation at the University of Chicago’s Career Advancement office, as well as in executive recruiting for marketing analytics and data science professionals.


  • MS, Higher Education Administration, Northwestern University, 2014
  • BA, Communications and Psychology, High Point University, 2006

I can help with:

  • Career Advising and Support
  • Professional Development Workshops
  • Graduate Internship Program

Hoffman, Mark P.

Senior Academic Advisor and Enrollment Manager


  • JD, Chicago-Kent College of Law, 2009
  • MS, Iowa State University, 1990
  • BA, Colorado State University, 1987
Chris Neary

Neary, Chris

Instructional Design and Technology Consultant


  • PhD, Educational Leadership, Iowa State University, 2019
  • MA, Political Science, Iowa State University, 2015
  • BA, Journalism, Michigan State University, 2009
Lois Trautvetter

Trautvetter, Lois

Director, Higher Education Administration and Policy

Professor, School of Education and Social Policy


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

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.

Contact Us

MS in Higher Education Administration and Policy Program

1800 Sherman Avenue, Suite 7300
Evanston, IL 60208
Northwestern University

Phone: 847/491-7526