Mar 25, 2019  
2017-2018 Graduate Catalog 
    
2017-2018 Graduate Catalog [NOTE!!!! THIS IS AN ARCHIVED CATALOG. FOR THE CURRENT CATALOG, GO TO CATALOG.NIU.EDU]

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Inquiries concerning the graduate degree programs, specializations, concentrations, and certificates of graduate study shown on the previous pages should be addressed according to the following lists, using the name of the individual and the individual’s department, school, or center at Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL 60115. Prospective students seeking information on assistantships and fellowships should also direct their inquiries to the persons whose names appear below or to other offices that appoint graduate assistants.


Graduate Degree Programs, Specializations, and Departments

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Accountancy: Rebecca T. Shortridge, C.P.A., Ph.D., chair of department
Acting: See Theatre Arts
Adapted Physical Eduction: See Kinesiology and Physical Education
Adult and Higher Education: See Counseling, Adult and Higher Education
Advanced Special Education Practices: See Special and Early Education
Allied Health and Communicative Disorders: Sherrill Morris, Ph.D., chair of school
Anthropology: Kendall Thu, Ph.D., chair of department
Apparel Studies: See Family, Consumer, and Nutrition Sciences
Applied Human Development and Family Sciences: See Family and Consumer Sciences
Applied Probability and Statistics: See Statistics
Applied Radio Frequency (RF): See Electrical Engineering
Art: Kurt Schultz, M.F.A., graduate coordinator of school
Audiology: See Allied Health and Communicative Disorders
Bioinformatics: See Biological Sciences.
Biological Sciences: Thomas L. Sims, Ph.D., departmental director of graduate studies
Business Administration: Ann Carrel, Ed.D., assistant dean, M.B.A. program
Chemistry: Petr Vanysek, Ph.D., departmental director of graduate studies
Communication Studies: Kathleen Valde, Ph.D., departmental director of graduate studies
Comparative and Developmental Administration: See Public Administration
Computational Mathematics: See Mathematical Sciences
Computer Science: Robert Zerwekh, Ph.D., departmental director of graduate studies
Counseling: See Counseling, Adult and Higher Education
Counseling, Adult and Higher Education: Suzanne Degges-White, Ph.D., chair of department
Criminology: See Sociology
Curriculum and Instruction: Anne Gregory, chair of department
Curriculum Leadership: See Curriculum and Instruction
Design and Technology: See Theatre Arts
Directing: See Theatre Arts
Early Childhood Education: See Special and Early Education
Early Childhood Special Education: See Special and Early Education
Economics: Virginia Wilcox-Gök, Ph.D., departmental director of graduate studies
Educational Administration: See Leadership, Educational Psychology and Foundations
Educational Psychology: See Leadership, Educational Psychology and Foundations
Educational Research and Evaluation: See Educational Technology, Research and Assessment
Educational Technology, Research and Assessment: Wei-Chen Hung, Ph.D, chair of department
Electrical Engineering: Donald S. Zinger, Ph.D., interim chair of department
Engineering Management: Purushothaman Damodaran, Ph.D., chair of Industrial and Systems Engineering
English: Betty Birner, Ph.D., departmental director of graduate studies
Exercise Physiology/Fitness Leadership: See Kinesiology and Physical Education
Family and Consumer Sciences Education: See Family and Consumer Sciences
Family and Consumer Sciences: Thomas Pavkov, Ph.D., chair of school
Finance: Gina K. Nicolosi, Ph.D., chair of department
Fiscal Administration: See Public Administration
Foreign Languages: Katharina Barbe, chair of department
Geographic and Atmospheric Sciences: Michael Konen, Ph.D., departmental coordinator of graduate studies
Geology: Mark P. Fischer, Ph.D., departmental coordinator of graduate studies
Health Promotion: See Health Studies
Health Services Management: See Health Studies
Health Studies: James Ciesla, interim chair of school
History: Anne Hanley, Ph.D., departmental director of graduate studies
Human Anatomical Sciences: Christopher J. Hubbard, Ph.D., Department of Biological Sciences
Human Services Administration: See Public Administration
Industrial and Systems Engineering: Purushothaman Damodaran, Ph.D., chair of department
Industrial Management: See Technology
Instructional Technology: See Educational Technology, Research and Assessment
Kinesiology and Physical Education: Paul Carpenter, Ph.D., departmental director of graduate studies
Leadership, Educational Psychology and Foundations: Carolyn Vander Schee, Ph.D., chair of department
Learning Behavior Specialist I: See Special and Early Education
Management: Sarah J. Marsh, Ph.D., chair of department
Management Information Systems: See Operations Management and Information Systems
Marketing: Geoffrey L. Gordon, Ph.D., chair of department
Marriage and Family Therapy: See Family and Consumer Sciences
Mathematical Sciences: Zhuan Ye, Ph.D., departmental director of graduate studies
Mechanical Engineering: Abhijit Gupta, Ph.D., departmental director of graduate studies
Music: James Brown, M. M., graduate coordinator of school
Nursing: Jan Strom, Ph.D., chair of school
Nutrition and Dietetics: See Health Studies
Operations Management and Information Systems: Chang Liu, D.B.A., chair of department
Orientation and Mobility: See Special and Early Education
Pedagogy and Curriculum Development in Physical Education: See Kinesiology and Physical Education
Performer’s Certificate: See Music
Philosophy: departmental graduate adviser
Physical Education: See Kinesiology and Physical Education
Physical Therapy: See Allied Health and Communicative Disorders
Physics: Dhiman Chakraborty, Ph.D., departmental director of graduate studies
Political Science: Scot Schraufnagel, Ph.D., departmental director of graduate studies
Psychology: James Corwin, Ph.D., departmental director of graduate studies
Public Administration: Kurt M. Thurmaier, Ph.D., chair of department
Public Health: See Health Studies
Rehabilitation Counseling: See Allied Health and Communicative Disorders
School Business Management: See Leadership, Educational Psychology and Foundations
Science, Social Studies and Environmental Integration: See Curriculum and Instruction
Secondary Education: See Curriculum and Instruction
Sociology: Kirk Miller, Ph.D., chair of department
Spanish: Frances Jaeger, Ph.D., departmental coordinator
Special Education: See Special and Early Education
Speech-Language Pathology: See Allied Health and Communicative Disorders
Sport Management: Rodney Caughron, Ph.D., program coordinator
Statistics: director of division
Strategic Public Management and Leadership: See Public Administration
Taxation: Katrina L. Mantzke, Ph.D., departmental program director for M.S.T.
Technology: Clifford Mirman, Ph.D., chair of department
Theatre Arts: Terry McClellan, M.F.A., graduate coordinator of school
Urban Management: See Public Administration
Vision Rehabilitation Therapy: See Special and Early Education
Visual Impairments: See Special and Early Education

Graduate Concentrations and Certificates of Graduate Study

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Adapted Physical Education: Chair, Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education
Adult Education: Chair, Department of Counseling, Adult and Higher Education
Advanced Qualitative Methodology in Education: Chair, Department of Educational Technology, Research and Assessment
Advanced Quantitative Methodology in Education: Chair, Department of Educational Technology, Research and Assessment
Advanced Teaching Practices: Chair, Department of Leadership, Educational Psychology and Foundations
Applied Mechanics: Chair, Department of Mechanical Engineering
Applied Statistics: Director, Division of Statistics
Art History:
Assistive Technology Specialist: Chair, Department of Special and Early Education
Assistive Technology Instructional Specialist for People with Visual Impairments: Department of Special and Early Education
Behavior Analyst: Chair, Department of Special and Early Education
Biochemistry: Director, Center for Biochemical and Biophysical Studies
Bioinformatics: Mitrick A. Johns, Ph.D., Department of Biological Sciences
Biophysics: Director, Center for Biochemical and Biophysical Sciences
Business Analytics Using SAP Software: Chair, Department of Operations Management and Information Systems
CAD/CAM/CAE: Chair, Department of Mechanical Engineering
Career Development: Chair, Department of Counseling, Adult and Higher Education
Children’s and Young Adult Literature/Media: Chair, Department of Leadership, Educational Psychology and Foundations
College Teaching: Chair, Department of Counseling, Adult and Higher Education
Curricular and Pedagogical Practices in Social Justice Education: Chair, Department of Leadership, Educational Psychology and Foundations
Digital Image Processing: Chair, Department of Electrical Engineering
Digital Signal Processing: Chair, Department of Electrical Engineering
Digital Systems: Chair, Department of Electrical Engineering
Director of Special Education: College of Education
Distance Education: Chair, Department of Educational Technology, Research and Assessment
Earth Science Education:
Eating Disorders and Obesity: Chair, School of Health Studies
Education in English Language Arts:
Elementary Mathematics Teaching: Chair, Department of Mathematical Sciences
Entrepreneurship: Office of M.B.A. Programs
Environmental Education: Chair, Department of Leadership, Educational Psychology and Foundations
Facilities Management: Chair, Department of Technology
Family and Child Development: Chair, School of Family and Consumer Sciences
Family and Child Studies: Chair, School of Family and Consumer Sciences
Family Nurse Practitioner: Chair, School of Nursing
Finance: Office of M.B.A. Programs
Financial Engineering:
Foreign Language Instructional Technology: Chair, Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures
Foundation of Accountancy: Chair, Department of Accountancy
Foundations of Education and Policy Studies: Chair, Department of Leadership, Educational Psychology and Foundations
Geographic Information Analysis: Chair, Department of Geographic and Atmospheric Sciences
German Language, Literature, and Culture: Chair, Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures
Gerontology: Director, Gerontology Program, College of Health and Human Sciences
Health Education: Chair, School of Health Studies
Heathcare Policy and Management:
Higher Education: Chair, Department of Counseling, Adult and Higher Education
Historical Administration: Director of Graduate Studies, Department of History
Homeland Security: See Inter-College Interdisciplinary Certificates
Industrial Control: Chair, Department of Electrical Engineering
Integrated Manufacturing Systems: Chair, Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering
Integrated Systems Engineering: Associate dean of research and graduate programs
Interdisciplinary Study of Language and Literacy: See Inter-College Interdisciplinary Certificates
International Business: Office of M.B.A. Programs
Latin American Studies: Director, Center for Latino and Latin American Studies
Law and Women’s and Gender Studies:
Leadership in Aging Studies:
Lean Six Sigma: Chair, Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Studies: Coordinator, Kristen Myers (Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies Program and Department of Sociology)
Logistics: Chair, Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering
Management Information Systems: Chair, Department of Operations Management and Information Systems
Managerial Leadership: Office of M.B.A. Programs
Mobile Programming:
Museum Studies: Director, School of Art
Nursing Education: Chair, School of Nursing
Outdoor Education: Chair, Department of Leadership, Educational Psychology and Foundations
Postsecondary Developmental Literacy and Language Instruction: Chair, Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Problem-Based Learning in Educational Psychology: Chair, Department of Leadership, Educational Psychology and Foundations
Public Health: Chair, School of Health Studies
Public Management: Chair, Department of Public Administration
Quality Control of Manufacturing Processes: Chair, Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering
Response to Intervention: Chair, Department of Educational Technology, Research and Assessment
Semiconductor Devices: Chair, Department of Electrical Engineering
Semiconductor Fabrication: Chair, Department of Electrical Engineering
Simulation, Modeling and Data Analysis:
Southeast Asian Studies: Director, Center for Southeast Asian Studies
Spanish Language, Literature, and Culture: Chair, Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures
Sport and Exercise Pscyhology: Chair, Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education
Sport Management: Chair, Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education
Strategic Marketing: Office of M.B.A. Programs
Teaching English as a Second Language and Bilingual Education: Chair, Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Technical Writing: Director of Graduate Studies, Department of English
Thermal, Fluid, and Energy Systems, Chair, Department of Mechanical Engineering
Traffic Safety Education: Chair, Department of Technology
Trauma-Informed Counseling: Chair, Department of Counseling, Adult and Higher Education
Vibration, Robotics, and Control Systems: Chair, Department of Mechanical Engineering
VLSI Design: Chair, Department of Electrical Engineering
Women’s and Gender Studies: Director, Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies
Workplace Learning and Performance: See College of Education

 

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