June Terpstra has been teaching in HHSS since 1999. She teaches Human Rights, and has taught Race and Ethnic Relations, Media and the Politics of Intervention, Sociology, and Urban Affairs. She began teaching at Northwestern University in 1986 until 1993 and has been teaching ever since at a variety of universities including CSU Global, UCSD, Arizona State West, Columbia College Chicago, Northeastern Illinois University and Loyola University Chicago.
Concurrent with teaching in major universities in the USA, she developed and directed a shelter program for abused women and children in Evanston, Il, the NU Women's Center, an abuse prevention projects for elementary and high school students, a youth center in Chicago, and anti-discrimination programs for universities in Illinois and California. She is presently teaching Justice Studies full time at Northeastern Illinois University. She formally attended Governors State University in Illinois where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Language and Literature and a Masters of Arts in the Social Sciences, and completed her doctoral degree at Loyola University Chicago in Social Science Research Methodology focusing on justice studies. Additionally, during the past 20 years she provided expert testimony in court cases; participated in research projects in Greece, England, Belgium, Chicago, Atlanta and Rome, Italy, and wrote for independent media outlets in the USA and Italy.
B.A., Literature Governor's State University 1981
Ph.D., Research Methodology Loyola University Chicago 2004