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breen-jeanine

Breen, Jeanine

Program Assistant, School of Education and Social Policy


Degrees

  • BS Speech, Northwestern University, 1990
Brown-Larry

Brown, Larry

Lead Developer


Degrees

  • BA, Computer Information Systems, Western Michigan University, 2001
Cady Elliott

Cady, Elliott

Manager of Admissions, Assessment and Pathyways Advising, Center for Talent Development


Degrees

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

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
Caron-Vera-Davis

Caron-Vera, Davis

Program Assistant

Champagne Vanessa

Champagne, Vanessa

Senior Program Coordinator, SESP Leadership Institute

Chen Shanting

Chen, Shanting

Postdoctoral Fellow

Cichon Kate

Cichon, Kate

Coordinator of Academic Year Advanced Enrichment Programs, Center for Talent Development


Degrees

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

Kate Cichon has proudly served youth, families and communities around the country since 2000. After moving to Chicago after college, Kate taught reading enrichment classes to students of all ages and trained and supervised new reading teachers. She spent several years developing and coordinating programs for students in grades 6 through 12 and their families at a public charter school on the south side of Chicago. In 2012 Kate joined Northwestern University's Center for Talent Development (CTD) team, where she coordinated summer residential programs for a number of years before moving into the position of Coordinator of Academic Year Advanced Enrichment Programs. Currently, Kate oversees CTD's weekend programming which focuses primarily on students pre-K through 8th grade.

coleman-coleen

Coleman, Coleen

Associate Dean, School of Education and Social Policy

Annenberg Hall
Room 253
2120 Campus Drive
Evanston, IL 60208-0001
Phone: (847) 467-1417
Fax: (847) 467-1418


Degrees

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

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
Cox-Montijo Hailey

Cox-Montijo, Hailey

Program Assistant for Evanston Education Partnerships


Degrees

  • BS in Education and Social Policy from Northwestern University with a major in Human Development & Psychological Studies, and minors in Sociology and Gender & Sexuality Studies.
Crowninshield Linsey

Crowninshield, Linsey

Assistant Coordinator – Team Lead, Civic Education Project, Center for Talent Development


Degrees

  • MS, Human Services Administration, Spertus College
  • BA, Psychology and Education, Ripon College
deardorff-julie

Deardorff, Julie

Director of Communications and Outreach


Degrees

  • MBA, University of Iowa
  • BA, Journalism, University of Iowa
Dixon Tom

Dixon, Tom

Senior Research Study Coordinator


Degrees

  • MA Student in the Sound Arts and Industries program
Doan Ruth

Doan, Ruth

Equinox Coordinator, Summer Program, Center for Talent Development


Degrees

  • MFA, Poetry, Western Michigan University
  • BA, Secondary Education, Western Michigan University
dohrer-timothy

Dohrer, Timothy

Director, Teacher Leadership

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
dotson-danna

Dotson, Danna

Field Experience Coordinator

faucette-lauren

Faucette, Lauren

Senior Career Advisor, School of Education and Social Policy


Degrees

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

Emily Ferrin

Interim Assistant Dean for Community Education Partnerships


Degrees

  • BS, Marlboro College
  • PhD, Dartmouth College
Flowers Michelle

Flowers, Michelle

Financial Assistant, Center for Talent Development


Degrees

  • AA, Business Administration, Robert Morris College
gibson-carrie

Gibson, Carrie

Program Assistant


Degrees

  • BA, Sociology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Gillespie Russell

Gillespie, Russell

User Support Specialist, School of Education and Social Policy


Degrees

  • MA, Sound Arts and Industries, Northwestern University, 2018
  • BA, Music in Composition, Oakland University, 2005
Glodek Christin

Glodek, Christin

Program Coordinator

Strategic Planning Coordinator, Advisor


Degrees

  • Master of Public Policy, University of Chicago
  • M.A. Social Sciences, University of Chicago
  • B.A. University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Hannen Michael

Hannen, Michael

Director, Information Technology, School of Education and Social Policy


Degrees

  • MS, Computer Science, University of Chicago, 2008
  • BFA, Theater, DePaul University, 1994
Hinshaw Melissa

Hinshaw, Melissa

Assessment Coordinator

hoffman-mark

Hoffman, Mark P.

Associate Director for Academic Advising and Enrollment


Degrees

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

House, Veronica

Program Assistant, Summer Program, Center for Talent Development


Degrees

  • BS, Social Policy, Northwestern University, 2008
hughes-jeanne

Hughes, Jeanne

Assistant Dean for Research


Degrees

  • BA, Grinnell College
Ivanauskas Gail

Ivanauskas, Gail

Senior Financial Administrator, Center for Talent Development


Degrees

  • BS, Finance, Northern Illinois University
  • MBA, Finance, DePaul University
johnson-david

Johnson, David

Director of Marketing, School of Education and Social Policy


Degrees

  • MSC, Communication, Northwestern University
  • MEd, Higher Education Administration, Upper Iowa University
  • BS, Marketing, Indiana University
 Kasper Susan

Kasper, Susan

Program Coordinator, Gifted LearningLinks, Center for Talent Development


Degrees

  • MS, Economics, Northern Illinois University
  • BS, Economics, Northern Illinois University
Kee Krista

Kee, Krista

Advisor - Northwestern Academy


Degrees

  • BFA Modern Dance and Political Science - Texas Christian University
  • MA Dance Politics and Sociology - University of Roehampton (London, UK)
kellams-karen

Kellams, Karen

Senior Project Coordinator, Office of the Dean


Degrees

  • BA, Journalism, Eastern Illinois University, 1996
Kenly Pauline

Kenly, Pauline

User Support Specialist, Sr.


Degrees

  • MS Library Information Science, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, 2013
  • BS Information Systems, DePaul University, 1999
kerins-anne

Kerins, Anne

Director of Business and Finance


Degrees

  • MS in Library and Information Science, University of Illinois
  • AB, Kenyon College
knoepke-diane

Knoepke, Diane

Associate Director of Student Affairs, MS in Learning & Organizational Change Program


Degrees

  • BA, English, Northwestern University
  • MS, Learning & Organizational Change, Northwestern University, 2016
langendorf-gabriela

Langendorf, Gabriela

Manager of Teacher Certification and Licensure

Academic Advisor

Langendorf-Gabriela

Gabriela Langendorf

Manager of Teacher Certification and Licensure Academic Advisor

gabriela.langendorf@northwestern.edu

lasso-joanna

Lasso, Joanna

Student Affairs Coordinator


Degrees

  • BS, Journalism, Kent State University, 1995
Ledwon-Allison

Allison Ledwon

Program Coordinator

allison.ledwon@northwestern.edu


Degrees

  • BS, Journalism, Northwestern University
lepeska-leslie

Lepeska, Leslie

Program Assistant


Degrees

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

Lerga, Eudald

Lead Developer, Center for Talent Development


Degrees

  • MS in Information Technology, Northwestern University, 2018
  • MA, Curatorial and Cultural Practices in Art and New Media, Media Center d'Art i Disseny
  • BA, Political Science, Complutense University
lindgren-amy

Lindgren, Amy

Assistant Coordinator – Team Lead Academic Year Advanced Enrichment Programs, Center for Talent Development


Degrees

  • BA, Communication, International Business, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • MS, Education and Social Policy, Northwestern University
maka-hasso-katherine

Maka Hasso, Katherine

Financial Administrator

manley-allison

Manley, Allison

Program Assistant, Faculty Services and Doctoral Student Affairs 

matsko-kavita

Matsko, Kavita

Interim Director of the MSEd Program

Associate Professor

Associate Dean for Teacher Education


Degrees

  • PhD, Sociology, University of Chicago, 2007
  • MSEd, Advanced Teaching, Northwestern University, 1997
  • BS, Elementary Education, University of Illinois, 1993
Melendez-Kathryn

Kathryn Melendez

Senior Academic Adviser

kathryn.melendez@northwestern.edu


Degrees

  • MS, Higher Education Administration and Policy, Northwestern University
  • BA, International Affairs, George Washington University
morrison-leslie

Morrison, Leslie

Coordinator of Summer Programs, PreK - Grade 5, Center for Talent Development 

CTD Enrichment Curriculum Developer


Degrees

  • MEd, Curriculum and Instruction, University of Illinois-Chicago
  • BSEd, Elementary Education, Loyola University
neary-chris

Neary, Chris

Instructional Design and Technology Consultant


Degrees

  • PhD, Educational Leadership, Iowa State University, 2019
  • MA, Political Science, Iowa State University, 2015
  • BA, Journalism, Michigan State University, 2009
Ojikutu-Funmilayo

Funmilayo Ojikutu

Associate Director of Academic Advising, Experiential Learning

funmilayo.ojikutu@nortwestern.edu


Degrees

  • MBA, Willamette University
  • BA in Dance, Shenandoah University
susan-olson

Susan Olson

Assistant Dean, Student Affairs

susan-olson@northwestern.edu


Degrees

  • MA, College Student Personnel, University of Maryland - College Park
  • AB, Albion College, Speech Communication
olszewski-kubilius-paula

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
pasek-jennifer

Pasek, Jennifer

Strategic Operations Manager


Degrees

  • BS, Communications, Mundelein College, 1989
Peters Felicia

Peters, Felicia

Project Coordinator - Learning Sciences Research

Powers-Ken

Ken Powers

Senior Academic Adviser

kenneth-powers@northwestern.edu


Degrees

  • BS in Social Policy, School of Education and Social Policy, Northwestern University
  • Master's in Public Policy (MPP), American University
qureshi-mIshal

Qureshi, MIshal

Program Assistant, Center for Talent Development


Degrees

  • BA, International Studies, DePaul University, 2015 
redfearn-megan

Redfearn, Megan

Director, Faculty Support and Doctoral Student Affairs


Degrees

  • BA, Environmental Geo-science, Boston College
  • MS, Learning & Organizational Change, Northwestern University, 2012
rentfro-mark

Rentfro, Mark

Program Assistant – Admissions, Assessment, and Pathways Advising, Center for Talent Development

robinson-miner-carmen

Robinson Miner, Carmen

Senior Research Administrator

salus-laura

Salus, Laura

Director of Deans Operations and Administrative Services

l-salus@northwestern.edu


Degrees

  • BA, English, Pace University
  • MS, Teaching, Pace University
  • MA, Literature, Northwestern University
scott-kimberly

Scott, Kimberly

Director, MS in Learning and Organizational Change Program

Assistant Professor, 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
smerek-ryan

Smerek, Ryan

Associate 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
Spencer Malaika

Spencer, Malaika

Program Assistant, Marketing


Degrees

  • BFA, Graphic Design, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
steenbergen-hu-saiying

Steenbergen-Hu, Saiying

Research Director, Center for Talent Development

Research Associate Professor, Education and Social Policy


Degrees

  • PhD, Educational Psychology, Purdue University, 2009
  • MA, University of Science & Technology of China, 2000
stewart-tammie

Stewart, Tammie

Outreach Manager, Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Young Scholars, Center for Talent Development


Degrees

  • Coaching Certification, ELOC, Northwestern University
  • MS, Communication, Northwestern University
  • BA, Communications, Northern Illinois University
sui-qili

Sui, Qili

Developer


Degrees

  • BS, Computer Science, DePaul Univeristy
trautvetter-lois

Trautvetter, Lois

Director, Higher Education Administration and Policy

Professor, School of Education and Social Policy


Degrees

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

Tryling, Nick

Assistant Coordinator – Team Lead, Grades 6-8, Center for Talent Development

Senior Editor, RHINO poetry


Degrees

  • MFA, Creative Writing, The American University
  • BA, Studio Art and English Literature, Austin College
turnley-melinda

Turnley, Melinda

Assistant Director, MS in Learning and Organizational Change Program

Assistant Professor, MS in Learning & Organizational Change Program


Degrees

  • PhD, English, Purdue University, 2001
  • MA, English, Ohio State University, 1995
  • BA, English, University of Texas at Austin, 1992
wadle-bradley

Wadle, Bradley

Assistant Director, Master of Science in Education Program


Degrees

  • BS, Theater, Northwestern University, 1997
  • MS, Education and Social Policy, Northwestern University, 2003
wagner-matt

Wagner, Matt

Associate Research Administrator


Degrees

  • BA, Politics, Messiah College, 2014
  • BA, Music Composition, Messiah College, 2014
watt-erin

Watt, Erin

Coordinator of Communications


Degrees

  • MA, Sound Arts and Industries, Northwestern University
  • MPA, International Public Management, DePaul University
  • BA, Sociology, Roosevelt University
weidman-melissa

Weidman, Melissa

Director of Administration


Degrees

  • M.Ed., Instructional Leadership, University of Illinois-Chicago, 2009
  • BA, Education, Eastern Kentucky University , 2006
Williams-Ian

Ian Williams

Associate Director of Academic Advising

ian.williams@northwestern.edu


Degrees

  • Certificate, Master of Science in Higher Education Administration and Policy Program, Northwestern University, 2021
  • MA, Sound Arts & Industries, Northwestern University, 2021
  • AB, Cinema and Media Studies, University of Chicago, 2012