Assistant Professors

PRASANNA ACHARYA, Assistant Professor of Biology-Kinesiology (2020, 2020) B.E., Bapuji Institute of Engineering & Technology, India; M.Tech., Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology, India; Ph.D., Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge.

EMILY ADAMS, Part-time Assistant Professor of World Languages and Cultures (French) (2012, 2016) B.A., Tulane University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania.

ANGELA BENTLEY, Director of Nursing and Assistant Professor of Nursing (2023) A.A. Springfield College in Illinois; B.S.N., M.S.N, University of Illinois at Chicago; Ph.D., Medical University of South Carolina.

PAMELA BROWN, MSN Program Coordinator and Assistant Professor of Nursing (2018, 2018) B.S.N., Quincy College; M.S., Southern Illinois University Edwardsville; Ph.D., Wayne State University.

ALLISON BURRUS, Assistant Professor of Business (2019, 2020) B.S., Eastern Illinois University; M.B.A, University of Illinois at Springfield; M.A., University of Missouri, St. Louis; Ph.D., University of Missouri-St. Louis.

CARRIE CARLS, Assistant Professor of Nursing (2023) B.S.N., MacMurray College; M.S.N., Benedictine University; D.N.P., Southern Illinois University.

BARBARA CHUMLEY, Assistant Professor of Nursing (2020, 2020) B.S.N., MacMurray College; M.S.N., Western Governors University.

AASNE DANIELS, Assistant Professor of Theatre (2013, 2013) B.A., Minnesota State University Moorhead; M.F.A., Northern Illinois University.

NICHOL DELGIORNO '97, College Organist and Assistant Professor in Music (2019, 2019) B.A., Illinois College; M.M., University of Iowa; D.M.A., University of Illinois.

KARA DORRIS, Assistant Professor of English (2018, 2018) B.A., M.A., University of North Texas; M.F.A., New Mexico State University; Ph.D., University of North Texas.

TIMOTHY FINLAY, Assistant Professor of Agribusiness (2023). B.S. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; M.B.A., Quincy University.

GWENDOLYN GILLSON, Assistant Professor of Asian Studies (2019, 2019) B.A., Gustavus Adolphus College; M.L.I.S., University of Oklahoma; M.A., Ph.D., University of Iowa.

MICHAEL HARDEN, Assistant Professor of Business (2018, 2018) B.B.A, Robert Morris University; M.S., Benedictine University.

MCKENNA JACQUEMET, Research Services and Information Literacy Librarian (2023) B.A., Hendrix College; M.L.I.S., University of Iowa.

JAIME KLEIN, Assistant Professor of Education (1992, 2017) B.S., M.Ed., University of Wisconsin; Ed.D., Saint Louis University.

GWENDOWLYN KNAPP, Assistant Professor of Biology (2020, 2020) B.S., Purdue University; Ph.D., Texas A&M University.

KHARA KOFFEL, Part-time Assistant Professor in Art & Design (2022) B.A., Juniata College; M.A., M.F.A., University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa.

TRACEY KREIPE, Assistant Professor of Nursing (2023) B.S.N., University of South Carolina; M.P.A., University of Illinois Springfield., D.N.P., Southern Illinois University—Edwardsville. 

JOSIAH KUNZ '12, Assistant Professor of Physics (2020, 2020) B.S., Illinois College; Ph.D., Illinois Institute of Technology.

SAM LEVEY, Assistant Professor of Economics (2023) B.A., University of Southern California; M.A., University of Missouri-Kansas City.

MARIE LINDSEY, Assistant Professor of Nursing (online), B.A., Ohio University; A.A.S., Morton College; M.S., Rush University; Ph.D., The University of Illinois at Chicago.

MARILYN MARKEL, Assistant Professor of Business (2022) B.S., Ferris State University; Ph.D., Western Michigan University.

JERICHO MCELROY, Assistant Professor of Sociology and Criminal Justice (2022) B.A., M.S., Arkansas Tech University; Ph.D., Oklahoma State University.

LORETTA MCKENZIE, Visiting Assistant Professor of Psychology (2010, 2010) B.S., M.S., Illinois State University; Ph.D., Adler School of Professional Psychology.

KATELYN PATTILLO '14, Assistant Professor of Art (2018, 2023) B.S., Illinois College; M.F.A., Indiana University.

CLARISSA RICHARDSON '09, Assistant Professor of Psychology (2021) B.S., Illinois College; Ph.D., University of Florida.

RYAN ROBERTS, Director of Schewe Library and Assistant Professor (2022) B.S., Indiana State University; M.L.I.S., Indiana University, Indianapolis.

AMY S. SCHWIDERSKI, Associate Provost, Student Success Director, Center for Academic Excellence (2019, 2019) B.A., Illinois College; M.S.Ed., Western Illinois University; Ed.D., Saint Louis University.

JACLYN TABOR, Assistant Professor of Sociology (2019, 2020) B.A., Purdue University; M.A., Indiana University; Ph.D., Sociology, Indiana University.

JENNIFER TYGRET, Assistant Professor of Education (online) B.A., Truman State University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Colorado Springs.

DAVID WALTER, Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice (2017, 2017) B.A., Southern Illinois University; J.D., Southern Illinois University School of Law.

EMILY WRIGHT ‘01, Assistant Professor of Accounting (2022) B.A., Illinois College; M.B.A., Webster University.

MIZUKI WYANT, Assistant Professor of Communication and Rhetorical Studies (2022) B.A., Sapporo University, Sapporo, Japan; M.A., Ball State University; Ph.D., University of Oklahoma.

RISA YAMANAKA, Part-time Assistant Professor of Japanese (2023) B.A., Kanazawa University; M.A., J.F. Oberlin Graduate School in Tokyo.

BRITTNEY YANCY, Assistant Professor of History and African American Studies (2022) B.A., Hampton University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Connecticut.

YU-HUA YEH, Assistant Professor of Psychology (2023) B.S., National Taiwan University; M.S., Chang Gung University; Ph.D., Washington University St. Louis.