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Administrative Faculty and Staff

Administrative faculty


Laura Beth Nielsen, (847) 491-3718

Associate Chair

Lincoln Quillian, (847) 491-7488


Director of Graduate Studies

Héctor Carrillo, (847) 467-0516

Director of Undergraduate Studies

Karrie Ann Snyder, (847) 467-0517


Business Administrator

Ryan Sawicki, (847) 467-1328

Manages staff and maintains records, supervises budgets, assigns space and offices, compiles departmental information, and acts as the Operations/Building Manager.

Financial Assistant

VACANT (847) 491-3244

Processes financial transactions, payments to vendors, visitors, and speakers, and produces monthly reports, assists with financial policy questions and processes exception requests. 

Undergraduate Program Assistant 

Katie Shirilla, (847) 491-5417

Department receptionist, supervises undergraduate registration, processes incoming/outgoing mail, maintains class schedules, coordinates the department's weekly Colloquium Series, faculty searches, and updates the web page.

Graduate Program Coordinator

Tom Winters,  (847) 491-2698

Compiles and maintains graduate student program applications and the academic records of those admitted.  Assists new cohorts, supervises graduate student registration, manages graduate student funding.

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