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Administration & Staff

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Jennifer Mueller
Dean
(773) 325-7581
2247 N. Halsted St., Office 205
jmuell37@depaul.edu

Ronald Chennault
Associate Dean for Student Development
(773) 325-4691
2247 N. Halsted St., Office 204
rchennau@depaul.edu

Barbara Rieckhoff
Associate Dean for Curriculum & Programs
(773) 325-8670
2247 N. Halsted St., Office 209
brieckho@depaul.edu

Jordan Humphrey
Assistant Dean for Assessment
(773) 325-7582
2247 N. Halsted St., Office 211
j.humphrey@depaul.edu

Stephanie Parrillo McCullough
Assistant Dean, Administration and Operations
(773) 325-7425
2247 N. Halsted St., Office 207
sparrill@depaul.edu

Academic Departments - Administration

Hilary Conklin
Chair - Teacher Education, Kinesiology, and Educational Studies
(773) 325-2595
2247 N. Halsted St., Office 315
hconkli1@depaul.edu

Sonia Soltero
Chair - Leadership, Language & Curriculum
(773) 325-4788
2247 N. Halsted St., Office 347
ssoltero@depaul.edu

Amy Feiker-Hollenbeck
Chair - Counseling & Special Education
(773) 325-2073
2247 N. Halsted St., Office 240
afeiker@depaul.edu


Administrative Staff

Erin James
Executive Assistant to the Dean
(773) 325-4805
2247 N. Halsted St., Office 206
ejames17@depaul.edu

Dalila Gonzalez
Student and Faculty Records Specialist
(773) 325-7770
2247 N. Halsted St., Office 210
dgonzal1@depaul.edu

Maya Muschitz
Communications Writer/Scholarships and Events Administrator
(773) 325-2541
2247 N. Halsted St., Office 208
mmuschit@depaul.edu

Steven Awalt
Sr. Administrator, Digital Content & Communication
(773) 325-4030
2247 N. Halsted St., Office 216
sawalt@depaul.edu

Counseling & Special Education

Amy Feiker-Hollenbeck
Department Chair
(773) 325-2073
2247 N. Halsted St., Office 240
afeiker@depaul.edu

Krisana Holt
Department Assistant
2247 N. Halsted St., Office 330
kholt5@depaul.edu


Leadership, Language & Curriculum

Sonia Soltero
Chair
(773) 325-4788
2247 N. Halsted St., Office 347
ssoltero@depaul.edu

Andrea Kayne
Program Director, Educational Leadership Doctoral Program
(773) 325-7661
2247 N. Halsted St., Office 355
akaufman@depaul.edu

Joseph Gardner
Program Director, Curriculum Studies, Master's and Doctoral Program
(773) 325-4528
2247 N. Halsted St., Room 233
jgardne3@depaul.edu

Jason Goulah
Program Director, Bilingual-Bicultural Education, World Language Education, Value-Creating Education
(773) 325-2076
2247 N. Halsted St., Office 354
jgoulah@depaul.edu

Ava O’Malley
Department Assistant
(773) 325-4806
2247 N. Halsted St., Office 348
aomalle6@depaul.edu

Teacher Education, Kinesiology and Educational Studies

Hilary Conklin
Department Chair
(773) 325-2595
2247 N. Halsted St., Office 315
hconkli1@depaul.edu

Katherine Kapustka
Associate Chair
(773) 325-2079
2247 N. Halsted St., Office 316
kkapustk@depaul.edu

Marie Donovan
Program Director, Early Childhood Education
(773) 325-7591
2247 N. Halsted St., Office 303
mdonovan@depaul.edu

Amira Proweller
Program Director, Educational Policy Studies & Research
(773) 325-4320
2247 N. Halsted St., Office 300
aprowell@depaul.edu

Katherine Kapustka
Program Director, Elementary Education
(773) 325-2079
2247 N. Halsted St., Office 316
kkapustk@depaul.edu

Tyanez Jones
Program Director, Physical Education
(773) 325-7070
2247 N. Halsted St., Office 323
tjone131@depaul.edu

Mindy Kalchman
Program Director, Secondary Education
(773) 325-4287
2247 N. Halsted St., Office  317
mkalchma@depaul.edu

James Duignan
Program Director, Visual Arts
(773) 325-4331
2247 N. Halsted St., Office 232
jduignan@depaul.edu

Nicole Nudo
Administrative Assistant
(773) 325-4665
2247 N. Halsted St., Office 314
nnudo@depaul.edu


Doctoral Program

Andrea Kayne
Program Director, Educational Leadership Doctoral Program
(773) 325-7661
2247 N. Halsted St., Office 355
akaufman@depaul.edu

Joseph Gardner
Program Director, Curriculum Studies Doctoral Program
(773) 325-4528
2247 N. Halsted St., Office 233
jgardne3@depaul.edu

Sonia Soltero
Doctoral Program Coordinator
(773) 325-4320
2247 N. Halsted St., Office 300
ssoltero@depaul.edu

Michael Boland
Doctoral Program Assistant
(773) 325-1674
2247 N. Halsted St., Office 319
mboland7@depaul.edu

Andre Lewis
Director
alewis6@depaul.edu

Stephanie Wood 
Assistant Director
sesparz1@depaul.edu

Lydia J. Marsette
Events/Office Manager
lmarsett@depaul.edu

Hashimoto

Nancy Hashimoto
Director of Advising/Licensure Officer
(773) 325-4325
2247 N. Halsted St., Office 151
nhashimo@depaul.edu

Assigned Academic Advisor For:
AUSL/CTR (elementary, middle grade, special education, visual arts)
Early Childhood - undergraduate and graduate
Preservice Special Education (PSE) - graduate
Reading Specialist
Special Education for Teachers (LBS1/SET) - graduate
Special and Elementary Education (Dual Cert/SEE)
R. Bret Ruiz



R. Bret Ruiz
Academic Advisor
(773) 325-4481
2247 N. Halsted St., Office 149
RRUIZ28@depaul.edu

Assigned Academic Advisor For:
Doctoral Programs (EdD, EdS, PhD)
Secondary English - undergraduate and graduate
Secondary Visual Art - undergraduate and graduate
World Language Education - undergraduate and graduate
Value-Creating Education for Global Citizenship - graduate
Sanders

Alicia Sanders
Academic Advisor
(773) 325-4156
2247 N. Halsted St., Office 144
asande27@depaul.edu 

Assigned Academic Advisor For:
Elementary Education - undergraduate and graduate
Exercise Science - undergraduate
College Counseling and Student Affairs
Physical Education - undergraduate
School Counseling 
Special Education - undergraduate
Sport Fitness Leadership - graduate
Undecided - undergraduate
Washington

Brandon Washington
Academic Advisor/Licensure Officer
(773) 325-7495
2247 N. Halsted St., Office 141
bwashin3@depaul.edu

Assigned Academic Advisor For:
Bilingual-Bicultural Education - graduate
Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Curriculum Studies - graduate, masters level
Education, Culture, and Society - graduate
Educational Leadership - graduate, masters level
Secondary Education (BA/BS double major)
Secondary History - 
undergraduate and graduate
Secondary Math - undergraduate and graduate
Secondary Science - undergraduate and graduate
Secondary Social Science - undergraduate and graduate
TEACH program
 
Nora Murphy

Nora Murphy

Director
(773) 325-2077
2247 N. Halsted St., Office: 270B
nmurphy4@depaul.edu

Kathy Iwashima 
Director of Community Partnerships & Student Internships
(773) 325-4274
2247 N. Halsted St., Office 145
kiwashim@depaul.edu

Dania Odeh
Assistant Director of Community Partnerships & Student Internships
2247 N. Halsted St., Office 150
dodeh3@depaul.edu

Jay Lesenko
Clinical Experience Coordinator - Counseling Internships
(773) 325-8662
2247 N. Halsted St., Office 142
jlesenko@depaul.edu

Donna Kiel
Director
(773) 325-8457
2247 N. Halsted St., Office 214
dkiel@depaul.edu

Brennan Palmer
Assistant Director
(773) 325-2898
2247 N. Halsted St., Office 213
bpalme13@depaul.edu

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