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Staff Profiles

Staff Profiles

Alejandra Alvarez, Tutor.  B.A. in Anthropology, DePaul University.

Mark Anderson, Guitar Instructor.  B.A. in Music & Theology from Elmhurst College. Master of Music, San Francisco Conservatory of Music.

Rogelio Becerra-Ramirez, Recruitment & Administrative Assistant.  B.A. in French, University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Filiberto Chavez, Tutor.  B.A. in History and Chicano and Latino Studies, University of California, Berkeley.  M.A., History, University of Chicago.  Candidate for Ph.D. in History, University of Chicago.

Philip Courington, Tutor.  Candidate for Bachelor of Music Education (Vocal Concentration), Illinois Wesleyan University.

Kellie Dean, Science Instructor.   B.S., Michigan State University.  M.A. in Education, DePaul University.

Amanda Donald, Tutor.  Candidate for B.S. in Molecular & Cellular Biology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Emily Hochman, English & Social Studies Instructor.  B.A., English & Afro-American Studies, University of Wisconsin, Madison.  M.Ed. Secondary English, Loyola University Chicago.

Craig Kirsch, Director (Also English Instructor).  B.A., English, Grinnell College.  M.A., English Education, The University of Chicago.  M.F.A., Film & Video, Columbia College Chicago.

Lisa Lindvay, Photography Instructor.  B.F.A. in Applied Media Arts, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania.  M.F.A. in Photography, Columbia College Chicago.

Adrian Munive, Math Instructor.  B.A., Instrumental Performance, University of South Florida, Tampa.  Master of Music in Instrumental Performance, Roosevelt University.

DeElegant Robinson, Tutor.  B.S. in Molecular & Cellular Biology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.  M.S. in Biology, Northeastern Illinois University.

Michael Scott-Rudnick, Art Instructor. B.A., Studio Art, Grinnell College.  M. Ed, Teaching and Learning, DePaul University.

Carolle Voltaire, Counselor (Also French Instructor).  B.A., Foreign Languages, St. Xavier College.  M.S. Ed., Education, Northern Illinois University. Ph.D. in Higher Education & Organizational Change from Benedictine University.

Calum Walter, Film & Video Instructor.  B.F.A. in Film Studies, University of Colorado, Boulder.  M.F.A. in Film, Video, New Media & Animation, School of the Art Institute, Chicago.

Amira Wilbourn, Tutor.  Candidate for B.A. in English, Chicago State University.

Theresa Wilkerson, Math & Physics Instructor.  B. S. in Physics, University of Illinois at Chicago.  M.S. in Physics, University of Kansas.

David Yontz, English Instructor.  B.A. English from The College of Wooster.

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