About: People

Internal Advisory Board:

Mark Aber
Mark Aber is an Associate Professor of Psychology. His primary area of research is in the Clinical/Community and Social-Personality-Organizational divisions. His research interests fall into three general categories. First, he is interested in understanding and intervening with adolescents at high risk for the development of socio-emotional problems. Second, he is interested in understanding the conceptualization and treatment of these high-risk youth in the legal and mental health systems. Third, he is interested in developing new analytic approaches for the study of developmental data.
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Jessica Bannon
Jessica Bannon is a PhD candidate in the Center for Writing Studies and currently serving as Acting Associate Director of Freshman Rhetoric. She began teaching EUI affiliated Rhetoric courses in the fall of 2003 and has presented her work with EUI colleagues in a number of professional contexts including the English Articulation Conference, the National Council of Teachers of English Annual Convention, and the Conference on College Composition and Communication. She continues to encourage other Rhetoric instructors to participate in this
cross-campus initiative and to recognize the value of qualitative research to undergraduates in writing courses.

Chip Bruce
Chip Bruce is Professor in Library & Information Science, Curriculum & Instruction, Bioengineering, the Center for Writing Studies, and the Center for East Asian & Pacific Studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His background in computer science defines a continuing interest in the promise, as well as the perils, that information and communication technologies offer for understanding, representing, and transforming lived experiences. Over time, that interest has led to explorations of a variety of questions regarding the nature of knowledge, democratic participation, community, technology, and literacy. He has drawn from John Dewey's theory of inquiry and the broader pragmatist tradition, including the work of Jane Addams, William James, Ella Flagg Young, and others, and perhaps most of all on studies situated in community action. Chip Bruce is author of, Libr@ries: Changing Information Space and Practice (2006) and Literacy in the Information Age: Inquiries into Meaning Making with New Technologies (2003), in addition to various articles, and presentations. He is Co-Director of the Community Informatics Initiative, and has contributed to the development of computer systems to support collaboration and community action, such as Quill, the Inquiry Page, and Community Inquiry Labs (iLabs).
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Tim Cain
Tim Cain is an assistant professor in the Department of Educational Organization and Leadership’s graduate program in higher education and can serve as a resource for EUI faculty on issues and scholarship in higher education.  His research explores historical and modern topics involving academic freedom, campus speech, university administration, and faculty unionization.  In this work, he seeks to understand the development of modern policies and structures, as well as the experiences of students and faculty in trying situations.  Tim teaches courses on the foundations of higher education, college students, diversity in higher education, and the changing college curriculum.  Prior to arriving at the University of Illinois, he earned degrees at the University of Michigan (Ph.D., higher education), The Ohio State University (M.A., higher education and student affairs), and Duke University (B.A., history and art history).

Jorge Chapa
Jorge Chapa is the first permanent Director of the Center on Democracy in a Multiracial Society at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is also a Professor of Sociology and Latina/Latino Studies. Chapa's research has focused on alternatives to increase the successful participation of minorities in higher education and other public institutions. He is also currently doing research on diversifying higher education and voting rights.

Priscilla Fortier
Priscilla Fortier is Assistant Dean and Associate Director of the Minority Student Affairs and the McNair Scholars Program, and Adjunct Professor of Educational Policy Studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana. She received her bachelor's degree in linguistics from the University of California at Berkeley, a master's degree in German from the University of Wisconsin at Madison, and a PhD in higher education history (Department of Educational Organization and Leadership) from The University of Illinois. She has general university responsibilities for activities and programs that facilitate the retention of underrepresented students. These include supervising the largest academic services center on campus, which employs 85 graduate and undergraduate peer tutors. The McNair Scholars Program is a U.S. Department of Education initiative with the goal of encouraging low-income and underrepresented students to enter graduate school and eventually assume faculty positions. Each spring she teaches a course that introduces research methodologies to students who anticipate conducting research under the auspices of either the McNair Program or the Summer Research Opportunities Program (SROP) during the following summer. Each fall she teaches an EUI course through Educational Policy Studies, in which students research individual topics that focus upon issues of race or ethnicity within the university. The course targets junior and senior McNair and SROP participants from previous summers, thus giving them an enhanced and expanded qualitative research experience.

John Griswold
John Griswold has been a lecturer in the Department of English for seven years and has taught a variety of rhetoric, literature, and creative writing courses. He has an MFA from Miami and has published essays, stories, and poems in "War, Literature and the Arts"; "Mediphors;" "Natural Bridge;" "McSweeney's;" "Inside Higher Ed;" and "Adjunct Advocate", where he is a contributing editor. Within the Ethnography of the University Initiative John Griswold has integrated various ethnographic methods into his coursework in rhetoric and creative writing.

Lisa Hinchliffe
Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe is Head of the Undergraduate Library, Coordinator for Information Literacy Services and Instruction, and Associate Professor of Library Administration at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She is also a member of the Association of College and Research Libraries' Information Literacy Institute Immersion faculty. The Undergraduate Library is widely-known for its use of social networking to reach out and connect with students. Lisa has worked to foster a culture of exploration and experimentation in "The Undergrad" as well as through her leadership of the Library's User Education Committee. Lisa's research interests are student learning, innovation, and developing library services. She has master's degrees in educational psychology and library and information science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and an undergraduate degree is philosophy from the University of St. Thomas in Minnesota. Lisa is widely sought as a speaker and author nationally and internationally.

Joanne Kaczmarek
Joanne Kaczmarek is the Archivist for Electronic Records at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Currently she is a team member of the ECHO DEPository project and is participating in several institution-wide initiatives to gain better controls of information resources, ranging from administrative records to scholarly output. Prior to her current position Joanne was the project coordinator for the Mellon-funded UIUC OAI-PMH Cultural Heritage Repository project.

Lydia Khuri
Lydia Khuri is the Program Coordinator for two of Housing's Undergraduate living learning communities. Intersections focuses on intercultural relations (primarily race and ethnicity) within the United States and Global Crossroads focuses on relations within an international context. Action research is also part of Intersection’s mission to engage students in examining their own communities within the University. EUI courses have provided the vehicle for this research.

William J. Maher
William Maher is University Archivist and Professor of Library Administration (1995-) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC). He was Assistant University Archivist at UIUC (1977-85 & 1985-95), and Program Officer at the National Endowment for the Humanities (1985-86). He was President (1997-88) and Treasurer (1991-94) of the Society of American Archivists; and President (1987-89) and Secretary-Treasurer (1981-85) of the Midwest Archives Conference. He holds degrees from Case Western Reserve University (1972), Washington University (1975), and UIUC (1991). As the author of one book and over 20 articles, he is a regular speaker on archival administration and copyright law, especially as it pertains to archival and manuscript collections. His copyright research interests include U.S. copyright from 1783 through 1800 and international copyright issues in an era of globalization.

Ellen Moodie
Ellen Moodie is Assistant Professor of Anthropology at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Her work addresses violence and insecurity in Central America, with a particular focus on social suffering as it is constituted and revealed through talk, mass media, and historical archives. Over the past 12 years, she has carried out ethnographic fieldwork in the postwar ruins of San Salvador, El Salvador. Her research has yielded a book manuscript, "It's Worse than the War;" Telling Everyday Danger in Postwar San Salvador. As a recurring instructor within the Ethnography of the University Initiative, Ellen Moodie has taught courses on ethnographic methods, Latin American cultures, ethnography through language, and the anthropology of Central America.
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Peter Mortensen
Peter Mortensen is Associate Professor of English, where he directs the Freshman Rhetoric and Academic Writing Programs. He has research interests in the history of rhetoric and literacy and in qualitative studies of writing and reading. Mortensen's work in writing program administration allows him to observe how certain aspects of university planning and policymaking play out in the lives of students, staff, and faculty. Currently Professor Mortensen is serving as an Associate Provost Fellow in the Office of Academic Affairs. Peter Mortensen is one of three co-founders of the Ethnography of the University Initiative, and has served as its co-director since 2003.
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Teresa Ramos
Teresa Ramos is a third year Ph.D. student in cultural anthropology.  Her primary interest is transforming public education to better serve the needs of minorities by working through the methodologies of Educational Anthropology and Critical Race Theory. Teresa has been involved with the Ethnography of the Brown v Board of Education Commemoration (EBC) at UIUC and the Ethnography of the University Initiative (EUI) since 2003. EUI continues to guide her interdisciplinary research on racism and social responsibility in public higher education. Other areas of interest include Ethnic Studies and Educational Policy Studies. She has also been involved with the Anthropology Diversity Committee at UIUC, Center on Democracy in a Multiracial Society, Chicana/Latina Association for Autonomous Anthropology, La Casa Cultural Latina, and the McNair Scholars Program.

Deanna Raineri
Deanna Raineri is Associate Dean in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Associate Director of the Illinois Informatics Institute, and Assistant Professor in the Department of Microbiology. She is responsible for technology support in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (LAS).  In this capacity, she oversees ATLAS (Applied Technologies for Learning in the Arts and Sciences). As the Associate Director of the newly formed Illinois Informatics Institute (I3), she helps to foster multi-disciplinary collaboration, provide support for joint academic appointments, offer courses and develop new academic programs, and sponsor research and technology development, all in informatics-related areas.

Junaid Rana
Junaid Rana is an assistant professor of Asian American Studies and Anthropology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Trained as a cultural anthropologist he specializes in the study of South Asian diaspora, in particular Pakistani immigrants. His research and teaching interests include the study of race/racism, Islam and Muslims, and community organizing. He is currently completing a book manuscript entitled Constructing the Enemy: Race, Muslims, and South Asian Diaspora, that addresses the complex relationship of Islamophobia, global racial formations, and transnational migration.

Bruce Rosenstock
Bruce Rosenstock is Associate Professor of Religious Studies. He obtained his Ph.D. in Classics at Princeton University. His recent publications include: New Men: Converso Religiosity in the Fifteenth Century, a monograph dealing with the two most important converso Churchmen of 15th-century Spain, (Papers of the Medieval Hispanic Research Seminar, series ed. Alan Deyermond, 2003); "Mourning and Melancholia: Reading the Symposium" (Philosophy and Literature (28.2, 2004); and "Capra Contra Schmitt: Two Traditions of Political Romanticism" (Theory & Event 8:4, 2005). Currently, Prof. Rosenstock is a Fellow of the Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities where he is working on a book entitled Philosophy and the Jewish Question: From Mendelssohn to Cavell.

Beth Sandore
Beth Sandore is Associate University Librarian for Information Technology Planning and Policy and Professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library. Her professional experience and research focus on technology development and evaluation in libraries, including experimental work with image and multimedia databases. Her recent publications include a user evaluation study of the Museum Educational Site Licensing image database, a book on technology and management in libraries co-authored with F. W. Lancaster, and a Fall, 1999 issue of Library Trends devoted to digital image access and retrieval. Her research has been supported by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, the J. Paul Getty Trust, the National Science Foundation, and the Intel Corporation. She has served in an advisory capacity for a number of groups on imaging and technology evaluation projects, including the U.S. Department of Education, the Getty Information Institute, the Andrew Mellon Foundation, and the Oregon Historical Society.

Sarah Shreeves
Sarah Shreeves has been the Coordinator for the Illinois Digital Environment for Access to Learning and Scholarship (IDEALS), the institutional repository at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), since mid-2005. Her primary responsibilities are working with faculty and departments to raise awareness of and get content into IDEALS, to consult with faculty and departments around scholarly communication issues raised by IDEALS such as author rights, and to manage the development of services that support IDEALS. She has spoken and published extensively on metadata interoperability particularly within the context of the Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting. Her research interests lie in scholarly communication issues related to institutional repositories and metadata interoperability. She has a BA in Medieval Studies from Bryn Mawr College, an M.A. in Children’s Literature from Simmons College, and an M.S. in Library and Information Science from UIUC.

Ellen Swain
Ellen Swain is the Archivist for Student Life and Culture at the University of Illinois Archives. She administers the Archives' Student Life and Culture Archival Program, an endowed program devoted to documenting student life and culture both locally at the University of Illinois and nationally at other universities. Her research interests include the role of oral history as a documentation strategy in the academic archives. She currently is working on a study of student life at the University of Illinois during the 1920s and 1930s, based in part on her oral history project with forty-four UI alumni who graduated from the University in 1927-39.
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Synthia Sydnor
Synthia Sydnor is Associate Professor of Kinesiology and Community Health at the University of Illinois. She has additional appointments in Criticism and Interpretive Theory; and Recreation, Sport, and Tourism. Professor Sydnor’s research interests include cultural and interpretive studies, the humanities, and changing ideas of health, community, and modernism associated with play and ritual. As an instructor in the Ethnography of the University Initiative, Professor Sydnor has taught courses focusing on the traditions and transitions of University of Illinois athletics.
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John Unsworth
John Unsworth is Dean and Professor of the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. He has served on the faculty of the University of Virginia and of North Carolina State University. John has published extensively on the subject of scholarship in the digital age, and he recently chaired the American Council of Learned Society’s (ALCS) Commission on Cyberinfrastructure for the Humanities and Social Sciences. John holds a B.A. magna cum laude from Amherst College and a Ph.D. in English from the University of Virginia. In 2005, he was a Vodaphone Fellow of Kings College, University College London, and was awarded the Richard W. Lyman award.

Sandra Weissinger
Sandra Weissinger is a graduate student in the department of Sociology at UIUC. Her research addresses the intersection of race, class, gender and Christianity amongst women who do not earn a living wage in the Midwest. While attending UIUC as an undergraduate student, Sandra participated in EUI, completing her project entitled "What does it mean to be part of UIUC?". Currently she serves on the EUI advisory board.

External Advisory Board:

Philip Altbach, Monan Professor of Higher Education and Director of the Center for International Higher Education, Boston College
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Nancy Cantor, President and Chancellor, Syracuse University
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Robin L. Chandler, Digital Library Program Manager, UCSD
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Peter Ewell, Vice President at the National Center for Higher Education Management Systems
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Barbara Ganley, Lecturer, Writing Program and English, Middlebury College
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George E. Marcus, Chancellor's Professor of Anthropology, UC Irvine & Professor, Anthropology, Rice University
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Ernest Pascarella, Mary Louise Petersen Endowed Chair in Higher Education and co-director of the Center for Research on Undergraduate Education, University of Iowa
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Ramon Saldivar, Hoagland Family Professor of Humanities & Sciences, Stanford University
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Cathy Small, Professor, Department of Anthropology, Northern Arizona University
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Nancy Sommers, Sosland Director of Expository Writing, Harvard University
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