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Administration

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Geoffrey A. Nagle, Ph.D., M.P.H., LCSW

President & CEO
Irving and Neison Harris President’s Chair
[email protected]
(312) 893-7100

Jie-Qi Chen, Ph.D.
Jie-Qi Chen, Ph.D.

Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs
Dean of Faculty
Professor
Founder, Early Math Collaborative
[email protected]
(312) 893-7132

Professors

Tonya Bibbs, M.S.W., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
[email protected]
(312) 893-7170

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Ashley Curry

Assistant Clinical Professor
[email protected]
(312) 893-7140

Pamela Epley, Ph.D.

Associate Clinical Professor
[email protected]
(312) 893-7186

Erikson Professor Linda Gilkerson
Linda Gilkerson, Ph.D.

Professor
Executive Director, Fussy Baby Network
[email protected]
(312) 893-7138

Laura Grandau, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
[email protected]
(312) 893-7137

Nucha Isarowong, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
[email protected]
(312) 893-7136

Florence Kimondo, Ph.D.

Assistant Clinical Professor
Acting Director, M.S.W. Program
[email protected]
(312) 893-7206

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Jon Korfmacher, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
[email protected]
(312) 893-7133

Cassandra McKay-Jackson, Ph.D., LCSW

Director, Master of Social Work Program

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Luisiana Meléndez, Ph.D.

Associate Clinical Professor
[email protected]
(312) 893-7176

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Amanda Moreno, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
[email protected]
(312) 893-7192

Mark Nagasawa, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
[email protected]
(312) 893-7134

Sharon Syc, Ph.D.

Clinical Associate Professor
[email protected]
(312) 893-7187

Professors Emeritus

Instructors

Theresa Atchley

Instructor
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Jill Barbre, M.S.Ed, LCSW

Supervisor
DCFS Early Childhood Project
[email protected]
(312) 893-7218

Margaret Brett, Erikson's director of MSW field instruction
Margaret M. Brett, A.M., LCSW

Director of Field Instruction and Career Counseling
[email protected]
(312) 893-7221

Sandy Carrillo, M.S.

Instructor
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Charles Chang, M.A.

Chief Research and Strategy Officer
[email protected]
(312) 893-7245

Amy Clark, M.A.

Instructor
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Colette Davison, Ph.D.

Dean of Students
[email protected]
(312) 893-7173

Terra Ellingson, M.A.

Instructor
[email protected]

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Andria Goss, M.S., M.S.W.

Program Director, DCFS Early Childhood Project
Instructor
[email protected]
(312) 893-7199

Saima Gowani, Ed.M.

Project Director
Prevention Initiative Birth to Three Programs Instructor
[email protected]

Carey Halsey, M.S.

Instructor
[email protected]

Mary Claire Heffron, Ph.D.

Instructor
[email protected]

Carri Hill, Ph.D.

Instructor
[email protected]

Pat Husband, M.A.

Instructor
[email protected]

Mary Hynes-Berry
Mary Hynes–Berry, Ph.D.

Senior Instructor
Instructor, Early Math Collaborative
[email protected]
(312) 893-7183

Rebeca Itzkowich, M.A.

Senior Instructor
Instructor, Early Math Collaborative
[email protected]
(312) 893-7185

Jennifer Kemp Berchtold, M.S.

Infant Studies Certificate Programs Manager
[email protected]
(312) 893-7182

Margaret Lane, M.Ed.

Instructor
[email protected]

Megan Lynd Meier, M.S.

Instructor
[email protected]

Sarah Martinez, M.Ed., M.A., LCPC

Instructor
[email protected]
(312) 893-7235

Christine Morrison, M.S.

Instructor
[email protected]

Mariana Osoria, M.A.

Instructor
[email protected]

Mary Quest, M.A.

Instructor
[email protected]

Charlene Slezak, Psy.D.

Instructor
[email protected]

Sue Stolzer, Ph.D.

Instructor
[email protected]

Center and program directors

Chip Donohue
Chip Donohue, Ph.D.

Dean of Distance Learning and Continuing Education
Director, Technology in Early Childhood Center
[email protected]
(312) 893-7227

Jennifer McCray, Ph.D.

Assistant Research Scientist
Principal Investigator, Early Math Collaborative
[email protected]
(312) 893-7249

Margret Nickels, Ph.D.

Director, Center for Children and Families
[email protected]
(312) 893-7194

Linda Ponce de Leon
Linda Ponce de León

Director, New Schools Project
[email protected]
(312) 893-7115