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Albaugh-Michelle

Albaugh, Michelle

Assistant Director of Coaching

Instructor, MS in Learning and Organizational Change (MSLOC)

Bahena-Sofia

Bahena, Sofia

Early Career Visiting Fellow, E4


Degrees

  • EdD, Harvard Graduate School of Education, 2014
  • EdM, Harvard Graduate School of Education, 2013
  • BA, Trinity University, 2006
Boddie-Kelvin

Kelvin Boddie

Senior Academic Advisor

kelvin.boddie1@northwestern.edu


Degrees

  • MA, Sound Arts & Industries, Northwestern University, 2022
  • MA, Teaching, National Louis University, 2013
  • AB, Political Science, University of Chicago, 2009
breen-jeanine

Breen, Jeanine

Program Assistant


Degrees

  • BS Speech, Northwestern University, 1990
Brown-Ahmmad

Brown, Ahmmad

Assistant Professor, MS Learning and Organizational Change

President and Co-Founder, Equity Based Dialogue for Inclusion, LLC

Senior Advisor, Working IDEAL


Degrees

  • PhD, Organizational Behavior, Harvard Business School
  • MA, Sociology, Harvard University
  • MBA, Education, Stanford University
  • MA, Education, Stanford University
  • BA, Sociology + Anthropology + Japanese, Swarthmore College
Brown-Larry

Brown, Larry

Lead Developer


Degrees

  • BA, Computer Information Systems, Western Michigan University, 2001
Buell-Jason Y.

Buell, Jason Y.

Postdoctoral Scholar, Learning Sciences


Degrees

  • PhD, STEM Education, University of Colorado Boulder
  • BA, Psychology, University of California San Diego
Cady Elliott

Cady, Elliott

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


Degrees

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

Vanessa Champagne

Senior Program Coordinator, SESP Leadership Institute

vanessa.champagne@northwestern.edu

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.

Clark-Rashida

Clark, Rashida

Assistant Program Coordinator, Center for Talent Development


Degrees

  • MS, School Building Leadership, St. John's University, 2013
  • BS, Environmental Science, Springfield College, 2000
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


Degrees

  • MS, Education and Social Policy, Northwestern University, 1991
  • BS, Communication, Northwestern University, 1988
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, Evanston Education Partnerships


Degrees

  • BS, Education and Social Policy, Northwestern University 
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
Dada-Arikpo

Dada, Arikpo

Project Coordinator, Digital Youth Network 


Degrees

  • MS, Clinical Medical Science, Rush University Medical Center, 2005
  • BS, Biomedical Engineer, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 2002
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, Sound Arts and Industries
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

Drummond-Mackenzie

Drummond, Mackenzie

Post Baccalaureate Research Fellow


Degrees

  • BA, History & Gender and Women's Studies, University of Illinois
Edwards-Kelsey

Edwards, Kelsey

Research Project Coordinator, Learning Sciences


Degrees

  • MS, Data Science
  • BS, Human Development and Psychological Services
faucette-lauren

Faucette, Lauren

Senior Career Advisor


Degrees

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

Emily Ferrin

Interim Assistant Dean, Community Education Partnerships


Degrees

  • PhD, Dartmouth College
  • BS, Marlboro College
Foster-Tina

Foster, Tina

Financial Assistant 3, Faculty Services and Doctoral Student Affairs 

gibson-carrie

Gibson, Carrie

Administrative Assistant 2


Degrees

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

Gillespie, Russell

Lead Tech Support Specialist


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


Degrees

  • MS, Computer Science, University of Chicago, 2008
  • BFA, Theater, DePaul University, 1994
Haverly-Christa

Haverly, Christa

Postdoctoral Scholar, Human Development and Social Policy


Degrees

  • PhD, Curriculum, Instruction, and Teacher Education, Michigan State University, 2019
  • MS, Environmental Education, Nova Southeastern University, 2008
  • BA, Elementary Education, Boston College, 2002
Hinshaw Melissa

Hinshaw, Melissa

Assessment Coordinator

Hoffman-Anna

Hoffman, Anna

Postdoctoral Fellow


Degrees

  • PhD, Science Teaching, Weizmann Institute of Science, 2021
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

  • MBA, Finance, DePaul University
  • BS, Finance, Northern Illinois University
Jain-Vasundhara

Jain, Vasundhara

Assistant Director, Engagement and Outreach


Degrees

  • MSc, International Marketing Management, University of Leeds
  • BBS, University of Delhi
johnson-david

Johnson, David

Director, Marketing Communications


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

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

Kellams, Karen

Senior Project Coordinator, Office of the Dean


Degrees

  • BA, Journalism, Eastern Illinois University, 1996
Kendall-Jennifer T.

Jennifer T. Kendall

Assistant Coordinator, Advanced Enrichment Programs, Center for Talent Development


Degrees

  • MS, Reading Education, Loyola University, 2010
  • BS, Elementary Education, Indiana University, 2004
Kenly Pauline

Kenly, Pauline

Senior Tech Support Specialist


Degrees

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

Kerins, Annie

Director of Business and Finance


Degrees

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

Knoepke, Diane

Director of Program Engagement and Outreach, MS in Learning and Organizational Change Program

Instructor, MS in Learning and 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

Lanuza-Viviana

Lanuza, Viviana

Post-Baccalaureate Research Fellow, Digital Youth Network

 


Degrees

  • BS, Education and Social Policy, Northwestern University, 2022
lasso-joanna

Lasso, Joanna

Program Coordinator, Student Affairs


Degrees

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

Allison Ledwon

Program Coordinator

allison.ledwon@northwestern.edu


Degrees

  • BS, Journalism, Northwestern University
Lepper-Alonzo

Lepper, Alonzo

Research Study Coordinator


Degrees

  • BA, Psychology and Political Science, Boston University, 2022
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
maka-hasso-katherine

Maka Hasso, Katherine

Financial Administrator

manley-allison

Manley, Allison

Program Assistant, Faculty Services and Doctoral Student Affairs 

matsko-kavita

Matsko, Kavita

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
Morales-Camila

Morales, Camila

Early Career Visiting Fellow, E4


Degrees

  • PhD, Economics, Georgia State University, 2020
Morales-Melita

Morales, Melita

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Learning Sciences + Education


Degrees

  • PhD, Curriculum & Instruction, Boston College
  • MS, Art Education, Rhode Island School of Design
  • BA, Painting, Santa Clara 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
Pagano-Lauren

Pagano, Lauren

Postdoctoral Scholar, Spatial Intelligence and Learning Center 


Degrees

  • PhD, Developmental Psychology, Loyola University Chicago, 2022
  • MA, Developmental Psychology, Loyola University Chicago, 2019
  • BS, Psychology, Loyola University Chicago, 2016
pasek-jennifer

Pasek, Jennifer

Strategic Operations Manager


Degrees

  • BS, Communications, Mundelein College, 1989
Peters Felicia

Peters, Felicia

Project Coordinator, Learning Sciences

Powers-Ken

Ken Powers

Senior Academic Advisor

kenneth-powers@northwestern.edu


Degrees

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

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

Reyes, Ashley

Program Assistant 3, Dual Masters in Applied Economics and Social and Economic Policy


Degrees

  • BA, Sociology, Northeastern Illinois University, 2019
robinson-miner-carmen

Robinson Miner, Carmen

Senior Research Administrator

salus-laura

Salus, Laura

Director of Deans Operations and Administrative Services


Degrees

  • MA, Literature, Northwestern University
  • MS, Teaching, Pace University
  • BA, English, Pace University
Schloderback-Christine

Schloderback, Christine

Program Coordinator, Dual Masters in Applied Economics and Social and Economic Policy

scott-kimberly

Scott, Kimberly

Executive Director, Master's and Executive Programs in Learning and Organizational Change

Associate Dean for Innovation and Program Development, School of Education and Social Policy

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
Scruggs-Reginald

Scruggs Jr., Reginald

Program Assistant, Center for Talent Development

Simmons-Sydney

Simmons, Sydney

Post-Baccalaureate Fellow, Learning Sciences


Degrees

  • BS, Computer Science, Northwestern University, 2022
smerek-ryan

Smerek, Ryan

Associate Professor and Associate 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, Center for Talent Development


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

  • MS, Information Technology, McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Northwestern University, 2022
  • BS, Computer Science, DePaul University
trautvetter-lois

Trautvetter, Lois

Director, Higher Education Administration and Policy

Professor, School of Education and Social Policy


Degrees

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

Director of Operations and Academic Services, 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
Vick-Nicole

Vick, Nicole

Curriculum Development Specialist II


Degrees

  • PMA, Environmental Science Education, Bradley University, 2013
  • BS, Biological Sciences, Northern Illinois University, 2002
Voss-Dan

Voss, Dan

Curriculum Development Specialist I

Degrees


  • MSEd, Secondary Teaching-Physics, Northwestern University, 2016
  • BS, Materials Engineering, Iowa State University, 2013
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
Ward-James

Ward, James

Senior Program Coordinator


Degrees

  • BA, Howard University
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, Human Resources


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
Worthy-Patty

Worthy, Patty

Program Assistant 2, Center for Talent Development


Degrees

  • BA, Communication Studies, University of North Carolina Wilmington
Zhang-Yang

Zhang, Yang

Postdoctoral Research Associate, Learning Sciences