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    Sydney Schwaller: Exploring Diverse Avenues in Education

    Sydney Schwaller is currently pursuing a Master's of Education (Ed.M.) in EPOL with a concentration in Global Studies in Education. Prior to starting her online graduate program in the fall of 2021, she graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Milwuakee in Spring of 2021 with a Bachelor's of Arts and Science degree in International Studies and a minor in Spanish.

  • Mark Brandin

    Mark Brandin: Growing Academic Roots While Teaching Abroad

    Mark Brandin, Ed.D. ’21 EPOL, is originally from Northbrook, Illinois, which is the geographically closest to campus that he has ever been. His teaching career began as a third-grade teacher in the U.S. Territory of Guam.

  • Erin Mills

    Erin Mills: Support That Engages and Transforms

    Erin Mills is a Secondary International Baccalaureate History teacher at an international school in Uruguay. She is currently in the doctoral dissertation sequence, pursuing an online Ed.D. with a double concentration: Learning Design and Leadership (primary) and Diversity and Equity.

  • Spencer Long

    Spencer Long: Insights Translating to Immediate Impact

    Spencer Long, Ed.D. ’21 EPOL, is already applying what he learned during his Learning Design and Leadership doctoral program to his professional role as the Senior Director of Member Education and Development for Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity at the national level.

  • Teresa La

    Teresa La: Equipped to Create Impactful Learning Experiences

    Teresa La, Ed.M. ’22 EPOL, earned her online master’s degree in Human Resource Development. She is as an instructional designer in the healthcare industry, working with subject matter experts to develop eLearning courses and training programs through a variety of eLearning authoring tools.

  • Josh Lewyckyj

    Joshua Lewyckyj: Innovation That Reaches All

    Joshua Lewyckyj, Ed.D. ’21, EPOL, has taught AP U.S. History and Global Studies for eight years at Christian Brothers Academy in Albany, New York.

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    Keith Hinds: Understanding How Organizations, Teams, and Individuals Are Successful

    Keith Hinds, M.Ed. ’13 EPOL, is an author, speaker, and practitioner with experience in forming and managing training departments and business units within Fortune 500 and Fortune 150 companies.

  • Lisa Brown

    Lisa Brown: Fulfilling Both Career and Academic Interests

    Lisa Brown, Ed.M. ’09 EPOL, Ed.D. ‘21 EPOL, has worked in instructional design and training management for the U.S. Army for over twenty years. The now two-time College of Education alumna completed her doctorate with a concentration in Human Resource Development.

  • Darrell Sampson

    Darrell Sampson: Broadening Skills, Getting Equipped for Greater Contributions

    Darrell Sampson is a native Illinoisan turned Washington, D.C. area transplant who understands the inherent value in a University of Illinois degree while appreciating his online program's rigorous coursework yet flexible format.

  • Carol Dimopoulos

    Carol Dimopoulos: Online Program a Perfect Match for Academic & Professional Needs

    Carol Dimopoulos CEO, Founder, Adjunct Faculty

  • Danielle Huff

    Danielle Huff: Advocating for Fair and Inclusive Learning Environments

    Danielle Huff, Ed.D. '20 EPOL, is an assistant principal at East St. Louis Senior High School, where she shares in the leadership of roughly 1,200 students and 125 faculty and staff.