College of Liberal Arts

Paula Diaz, English & Communications
Dean
B.A., University of Denver
M.F.A., University of Iowa

Jill McGinty
Dean of Experiential Technology
B.S., Indiana University
M.B.A., Robert Morris University Illinois

Joseph Barda, Social Science
Associate Dean
B.A., Loyola University -Chicago
M.A., Northeastern Illinois University
M.A., Northeastern Illinois University

Melissa Gaddini, Mathematics
Curriculum Chair, Mathematics
B.S., University of Illinois-Chicago
M.S., University of Illinois-Chicago

Jelena Ozegovic, Social Science
Assessment Chair, Sciences and Humanities
B.S., Kansas State University
M.S., Kansas State University
Ph.D., Loyola University-Chicago

Patricia Nuccio, Natural & Physical Science
Curriculum Chair, Natural Sciences
B.S.N., Elmhurst College
M.H.P.E., University of Illinois-Chicago
M.A., Northeastern Illinois University

Michael Stelzer Jocks, Social Science
Curriculum Chair, Social Science/Humanities
B.A., Michigan State University
M.A., Loyola University-Chicago

Michael McMahon, English & Communications
Curriculum Chair, English
Senior Teaching Fellow
B.A., John Carrol University
M.A., DePaul University

Jenny Jocks Stelzer, English & Communications
Sustainability Council Chair
B.A., Western Michigan University
B.S., Western Michigan University
M.A., DePaul University

Ellen Mannos, Career Management
Curriculum Chair, Career Management
B.S.,National-Louis University
M.S.,National-Louis University

Shashank Atre, Natural & Physical Sciences
B.S., Indore University
M.Sc. (Tech), School of Mines
M.S., University of Wisconsin-Madison
Ph.D., Northern Illinois University

James Baltrum, English & Communications
Teaching Fellow
B.S., Illinois State University
M.A., DePaul University

David Belotti, English & Communications
B.A., University of Wisconsin-Parkside
M.A., University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Kathleen Buhe, Social Science
Adjunct Teaching Fellow
B.A., Loyola University-Chicago
M.A., Loyola University-Chicago

Judith Conrad, Communications
B.S., Western Illinois University
M.A., Governors State University

Rose Coppola-Conroy, Career Management
B.S., Northern Illinois University
M.E.D., Loyola University-Chicago

Thomas Croak, English & Communications
Adjunct Teaching Fellow
B.S., U.S. Militatry Academy, West Point
M.A., Southern Illinois University
Ph.D., Michigan State University

Gerard Dedera, Humanities
Senior Teaching Fellow
B.A., Northern Illinois University
M.F.A., Florida Atlantic University

Sara O'Neal, Communication
B.E.D., University of Missouri-Columbia
M.E.D., University of Missouri-Columbia

Chad Fornoff, Humanities
B.A., MacMurray College
B.A., Brasenose College-Oxford
M.A., Brasenose College-Oxford
J.J.D., University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Beth Gainer, English & Communications
Teaching Fellow
B.A., Michigan State University
M.A., DePaul University

Paul Gaszak, English & Communications
Eagle Newspaper Coordinator
B.A., Lewis University
M.A., DePaul University

Nicole Hager, English & Communications
B.A., University of Illinois - Springfield
M.A., University of Illinois - Springfield

Roslyn Iasillo, Natural & Physical Sciences
Adjunct Teaching Fellow
B.S., Loyola University of Chicago
M.S., Loyola University of Chicago
M.A., St. Xavier University
Ed.D., Nova Southeastern University

Timothy Jauch, Social Science
B.S., Augustana College
M.A., Roosevelt University
Ph.D.,Kennedy-Western University

Cheryl Ann Lambert, English & Communications
B.A.,Illinois State University
M.A.,Temple University

Mary Lunt, English & Communications
B.A., Ohio State University
M.A., Cleveland State University
M.S., Kent State University

Patricia McNicholas, Mathematics
B.A., St. Xavier University
M.B.A., St. Xavier University
M.S., University of Illinois-Chicago

Julie Miller, Physical Science
B.S., Bradley University
M.S., Ball State University

Lauren Miller, Social Science
B.S., Unviersity of Illinois Urbana Champaign
M.A. Loyola University-Chicago

Amanda Noel, Social Science & Career Managment
B.A., St. Xaiver University
M.A., Lewis University

David Pyle, English & Communications
Sr. Fellow for Academic Practice
B.A., University of Georgia
M.Ed., DePaul University

Carrie Roath, Communications
B.A., Eastern Illinois University
M.A., Eastern Illinois University

Kathleen Ruggio, Social Science
B.A., West Chester University
M.A., Edinboro University

Edward Russell, Social Science
Senior Teaching Fellow
B.A., Lewis University
M.A., Northern Illinois University
M.A., Governors State University

Kenneth Santiago, Communications
B.S., University of Phoenix
M.B.A., North Park University
M.A., Northwestern University

Ghazi Sarhan, Mathematics
B.S., Southern Illinois University
M.A., DePaul University

David Sgarlata, English, Communication & Humanities
B.A., Northwestern University
M.A., Northwestern University
M.A., DePaul University
Ph.D., Northwestern University

Vern Sims, English & Communications
Teaching Fellow
B.S., University of Illinois-Chicago
M.S., University of Illinois-Chicago

Jeff Sing, Career Management
B.A., Indiana University
J.D., Drake University

Nancy Smith-Irons, English & Communications
B.S., University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign
M.A., Governors State University

Catherine Stark, Social Science
Honors Coordinator &Senior Fellow for Outreach & Development
B.S. University of Illinois-Chicago
M.S., National-Louis University

Peter Stern, Humanities & Social Science
B.A., Tufts University
M.A., University of Chicago
Ph.D., New School for Social Research

Louis Storino, Mathematics
B.S., Illinois Institute of Technology
M.S., Illinois Institute of Technology 
M.B.A., DePaul University

Theodore Szyszka, Mathematics
B.S., University of Illinois-Chicago
M.S., Illinois Institute of Technology

Jane Wendorff-Craps, English & Communications
Senior Teaching Fellow
A.A.S., Illinois Central College
B.S., Illinois State University
M.A., Western Illinois University

Gerard Wozek, English & Communications
B.A., Loyola University- Chicago
M.A., Northeastern Illinois University
M.A., DePaul University

Molly Zahorik, Social Science
B.S., Eastern Illinois University
M.A., Eastern Illinois University

Judith Zaleski, Humanities
B.A., Lehman College
M.A., University of Illinois Urbana Champaign

Lynda Zenati, Mathematics
B.S., Illinois Institute of Technology
M.S., Northeastern Illinois University

Robert Morris University Illinois is a private, not-for-profit associate, baccalaureate, and master's degree-granting institution, accredited by the Higher learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (230 South LaSalle Street, Chicago, Illinois 60604, 312.263.0456). Robert Morris serves over 7000 students interested in getting an education that meets the demands of today's business, graphic arts, health care, culinary and technical world at its main campus in Chicago as well as at locations in Arlington Heights, DuPage, Elgin, Orland Park, Bensenville, Schaumburg, Springfield, Peoria and Lake County.