Oct 24, 2021  
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog 
    
2019-2020 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 Education: 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 and Actuarial Science
Applied Radio Frequency (RF): See Electrical Engineering
Art: Sinclair Bell, Ph.D., graduate coordinator of school
Athletic Training: See Kinesiology and Physical Education
Audiology: See Allied Health and Communicative Disorders
Bioinformatics: See Biological Sciences.
Biological Sciences: Neil Blackstone, Ph.D., departmental director of graduate studies
Business Administration: Ann Carrel, Ed.D., assistant dean, M.B.A. program
Chemistry: Victor Ryzhov, Ph.D., departmental director of graduate studies
Communication Studies: Kathleen Valde, Ph.D., departmental director of graduate studies
Community College Leadership: See Counseling and Higher Education
Comparative Public Service: See Public Administration
Computational Mathematics: See Mathematical Sciences
Computer Science: Kirk Duffin, 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: Sally Blake, Ph.D., 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
Economics: Jeremy Groves, Ph.D., departmental director of graduate studies
Educational Administration: See Leadership, Educational Psychology and Foundations
Educational Leadership: Department of Leadership, Educational Psychology, and Foundations
Educational Policy Studies: Department of 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: Mansoor Alam, chair of department
Elementary Education: See Curriculum and Instruction
Engineering Management: Purushothaman Damodaran, Ph.D., chair of Industrial and Systems Engineering
English: David Gorman, Ph.D., departmental director of graduate studies
Exercise Physiology: 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
Geographic and Atmospheric Sciences: Ryan James, Ph.D., departmental coordinator of graduate studies
Geology: Mark Frank, Ph.D., departmental coordinator of graduate studies
Health Promotion: See Health Studies
Health Sciences: See School of Interdisciplinary Health Professions
Health Services Management: See Health Studies
Health Studies: Jeanne Isabel, chair of school
Higher Education: See Counseling and Higher Education
History: Sean Farrell, Ph.D., acting departmental director of graduate studies
Human Anatomical Sciences: Christopher J. Hubbard, Ph.D., Department of Biological Sciences
Industrial and Systems Engineering: Purushothaman Damodaran, Ph.D., chair of department
Industrial Management: See Technology
Instructional Technology: See Educational Technology, Research and Assessment
Interdisciplinary Health Professions: Beverly Henry, interim chair of school
Kinesiology and Physical Education: Chad McEvoy, Ph.D., departmental director of graduate studies
Leadership and Policy Studies: See Leadership, Educational Psychology and Foundations
Leadership, Educational Psychology and Foundations: Carolyn Vander Schee, Ph.D., chair of department
Learning Behavior Specialist I: See Special and Early Education
Literacy Education: See Curriculum and Instruction
Local Government Management: See Public Administration
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: Sien Deng, Ph.D., departmental director of graduate studies
Mechanical Engineering: Tariq Shamim, Ph.D., interim chair of department
Music: James Brown, M. M., graduate coordinator of school
Non-profit Management: See Public Administration
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: David Buller, chair of department
Physical Education: See Kinesiology and Physical Education
Physical Therapy: See Allied Health and Communicative Disorders
Physics: Philippe Piot, Ph.D., departmental director of graduate studies
Political Science: Michael Clark, Ph.D., departmental director of graduate studies
Psychology: Kevin Wu, Ph.D., departmental director of graduate studies
Public Administration: Kurt M. Thurmaier, Ph.D., chair of department
Public Health: See Health Studies
Public Service Law: See Public Administration
Rehabilitation Counseling: See School of Interdisciplinary Health Professions
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: Diane Rogers, Ph.D., director of graduate studies
Spanish: Stephen Vilaseca Ph.D., departmental coordinator of gradute studies
Special and Early Education: Gregory Conderman, Ed.D., chair of department
Special Education: See Special and Early Education
Speech-Language Pathology: See Allied Health and Communicative Disorders
Sport and Exercise Psychology: See Kinesiology and Physical Education
Sport Management: Rodney Caughron, Ph.D., program coordinator
Statistics and Actuarial Science: Duchwan Ryu, director of graduate studies
Strategic Public Management Leadership: See Public Administration
Taxation: Katrina L. Mantzke, Ph.D., departmental program director for M.S.T.
Technology: Pradip Majumdar, Ph.D., chair of department
Theatre Arts: Terry McClellan, M.F.A., graduate coordinator of school
Vision Rehabilitation Therapy: See Special and Early Education
Visual Impairments: See Special and Early Education
World Languages and Cultures: Stephen Vilaseca, Ph.D., department coordinator of graduate studies

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
Applied Mechanics: Chair, Department of Mechanical Engineering
Applied Statistics: Director, Division of Statistics
Art History:
Assistive Technology Instructional Specialist for People with Visual Impairments: Chair, Department of Special and Early Education
Behavior Analyst: Chair, Department of Special and Early Education
Biochemistry: Director, Center for Biochemical and Biophysical Studies
Bioinformatics: Neil Blackstone, Ph.D., Department of Biological Sciences
Biophysics: Director, Center for Biochemical and Biophysical Sciences
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 Curriculum and Instruction
College Teaching: Chair, Department of Counseling and Higher Education
Data Analytics Using SAP Software-SAS Joint Certificate Program: Chair, Department of Operations Management and Information Systems
Data Science for Business: Chair, Department of Operations Management and Information Systems
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: Chair, Department of Special and Early Education
Distance Education: Chair, Department of Educational Technology, Research and Assessment
Eating Disorders and Obesity: Chair, School of Health Studies
Education in English Language Arts:
Elementary Mathematics Teaching: Chair, Department of Mathematical Sciences
Enterprise Management Using SAP Software: Chair, Department of Operations Management and Information Systems
Entrepreneurship: Office of M.B.A. Programs
Facilities Management: Chair, Department of Technology
Family and Child Development: 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 World Languages and Cultures
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
Gerontology: Director, Gerontology Program, School of Family and Consumer Sciences
Health Education: Chair, School of Health Studies
Higher Education Administration: Chair, Department of Counseling and Higher Education
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: Director, Gerontology Program, School of Family and Consumer Sciences
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: Office of M.B.A. programs
Managerial Leadership: Office of M.B.A. Programs
Medical Family Therapy and Counseling: Chair, Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Mobile Programming:
Museum Studies: Director, School of Art
Nursing Education: Chair, School of Nursing
Postsecondary Developmental Literacy and Language Instruction: Chair, Department of Curriculum and Instruction
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: Chair, Department of Mechanical Engineering
Southeast Asian Studies: Director, Center for Southeast Asian Studies
Spanish and Hispanic Studies: Chair, Department of World Languages and Cultures
Sport and Exercise Psychology: 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
Trauma-Informed Counseling: Chair, Department of Counseling 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 Educational Technology, Research, and Assessment
World Languages and Cultures – French and Francophone Studies: Chair, Department of World Languages and Cultures
World Languages and Cultures – German Studies: Chair, Department of World Languages and Cultures
World Languages and Cultures – Spanish and Hispanic Studies: Chair, Department of World Languages and Cultures

 

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