2017 Tenured Faculty Announced

Congratulations to Columbia College Chicago’s newly tenured faculty. We applaud the following faculty members for this well-deserved career distinction and recognize the important contributions they’ve made to their academic disciplines and to the Columbia community.

School of Fine and Performing Arts
Joseph Bogdan, JD
Business and Entrepreneurship

Taylor Hokanson, MFA
Art and Art History

Justin Sinkovich, MAM
Business and Entrepreneurship

School of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Madhurima Chakraborty, PhD

Julie Minbiole, PhD
Science and Mathematics

Kathleen Paciga, PhD

Michelle Rafacz, PhD
Science and Mathematics

School of Media Arts
Jackie Spinner, MS

Achieving tenure is an intensive and rigorous process that occurs over a six-year period in which faculty candidates are assessed by many individuals, including the All-College Tenure Committee (ACTC). Thank you to Joan Giroux, associate professor of Art and Art History, for chairing the ACTC, and to the rest of the committee members for their diligence in evaluating the applications. 

Through the hard work and dedication of our faculty, we continue to move the college forward in providing a creative and liberal arts-based education that is both purposeful and innovative. Celebrating career growth and milestones inspires the Columbia community as a whole to take pride in our excellent newly tenured faculty.