Undergraduate Faculty

Undergraduate Faculty

Arntson, Paul

Arntson, Paul

Faculty, Civic Engagement Certificate Program

Alumnae of Northwestern University Teaching Professor of Speech Communication Studies


Degrees

  • PhD, Communication Arts, University of Wisconsin
Bloland, Dagny

Bloland, Dagny

Instructor, Master of Science in Education

English Teacher, Whitney Young Magnet School


Degrees

  • MA, English, Northwestern University
  • PhD, English Education, New York University
  • BS, Education, Northwestern University

I’ve been teaching for the MSED program since 2002 and working in P-12 learning since 1981. When I’m not teaching an MSED course, I’m teaching high school English full time. I am a National Board Certified teacher, seeking the maintenance of certification credential as of 2021. 


Research Interests

English teachers' constructs of teaching English, literacy, reading comprehension, EL issues

 Conlon, Cindy

Conlon, Cindy

Adjunct Lecturer, SESP Undergraduate Program


Degrees

  • PhD, Northwestern University, 1979
  • JD, University of Pennsylvania, 1975
  • BS, Northwestern University, 1972

Research Interests

Supreme Court issues

Griffin, Briellen

Griffin, Briellen

Lecturer, SESP Undergraduate Program


Degrees

  • PhD Cultural & Educational Policy Studies, Loyola University Chicago, 2021
  • MSW Community Organizing & Advocacy, University of Minnesota, 2011
  • BA English, University of Minnesota, 2007

Dr. Briellen Griffin (she/her) is a critical educator, researcher, and scholar of education. Her work is dedicated to Black humanity and the uprooting of antiblackness in all of its forms and manifestations.Dr. Griffin's identity as a multiracial Black woman informs her approach to collaborative teaching and learning. She is committed to nurturing conversations and projects that encourage anti-racist action. Her research interrogates mechanisms of antiblackness in the classroom, with a focus on teacher-student interactions. Her most recent project examines how teachers' ideas and beliefs about race manifest in their behavior toward and interactions with students. She is most interested in understanding how teachers can confront racism in their practice and learn to create humanizing educational experiences for every student. Research Interests Race & racism in education Black & African American studies Education policy & practice Urban education Resistance/Social change History of American education (US) Qualitative research methods

Judice, Cheryl

Judice, Cheryl

Adjunct Faculty, SESP Undergraduate Program

Adjunct Faculty, Master of Science in Education Program


Degrees

  • PhD, Sociology, Northwestern University, 2005

Research Interests

Marriage and the family, interracial relationships and marriages.

 Murnane, Kevin

Murnane, Kevin

Adjunct Lecturer, SESP Undergraduate Program


Degrees

  • MBA, Marketing, Finance, Not-For-Profit Management, Northwestern University, 1982
  • BS, Commerce, University of Illinois, 1979

Research Interests

Failure-tolerant strategy; predictive competencies for leadership success; domains of leadership: outcomes, process and connections; succession management; action learning

Pryor, Jessica

Pryor, Jessica

Adjunct Faculty, SESP Undergraduate Program


Degrees

  • BS, Psychology and Sociology, Iowa State University
  • PhD, Counseling Psychology, Arizona State University
  • MS, General Psychology, DePaul University
Shearer, Mary Ellen

Shearer, Mary Ellen

Faculty, Field Studies Program

Director and Bureau Chief, Medill Washington and William F. Thomas Professor


Degrees

  • BA, Journalism, University of Wisconsin, 1975
  • MS, Interactive Journalism, American University
Solomon, Alexandra

Solomon, Alexandra

Lecturer, SESP Undergraduate Program


Degrees

  • PhD, Counseling Psychology, Northwestern University, 2001
  • MA, Counseling Psychology, Northwestern University, 1998
  • BA, Psychology & Women's Studies, University of Michigan, 1995