LNT Department Chair and Associate Professor, Liberal Studies/Liberal and Integrative Studies
Ph.D. Social Work, Washington University
Phone: (217) 206-8207
Office: UHB 3028
Teaching Interests: Social and economic development, social science research methods, human nature, community organizing, mental health and mental health services.
Accomplishments: In 2010 Dr. Hadley-Ives presented papers on “Childhood Poverty and Early Childhood Interventions” and “What Should College Students Know About Struggles for Liberty?” He has published such articles as “Examining the relationship between community residents’ economic status and the outcomes of community development programs” (with Chris Larrison) in the Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare; “Impact of Environment on Adolescents’ Mental Health and Behavior: Structural Equation Modeling” (with Arlene R. Stiffman et al.) in the American Journal of Orthopsychiatry; and “Measuring Neighborhood and School Environments: Perceptual and Aggregate Approaches” in the Journal of Human Behavior in the Social Environment.
Program Director and Assistant Professor, Liberal Studies/Liberal and Integrative Studies
Ph.D. Philosophy, Bowling Green State University
Area of Specialization: Economics, Business Ethics, Applied Ethics.
Email : wklin2 at uis dot edu
Phone: (217) 206 7418
Office : UHB 3031.
Teaching Interests: Ways of Knowing, Bio-Medical Ethics, Purposes and meanings of buisness and management, applied ethics, business ethics, philosophy, trade.
Accomplishments: Recent publications include “Collapsing Good and the Milieu of Innovation: An Examination of Mill’s principles of Liberty and Free Trade” in the Journal of Value Inquiry and “Business Ethics from the Internal Point of View” published in the Journal of Business Ethics. He also has recently had published a book chapter on flourishing and trade. An article on David Hume’s theory of justice is now under review.
Associate Professor, Liberal Studies/Liberal and Integrative Studies, Women’s Studies, English
Ph.D. English, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Phone: (217) 206-7431
Office: UHB 3027
Teaching Interests: European literature (English Pre-Raphaelites; French and Russian Symbolists), 1850-1920, contemporary French literature.
Adjunct Professor, Liberal Studies,
Online Coordinator, Liberal Studies
M.A. Communications, University of Illinois at Springfield
Email: aegiz1 at uis dot edu
Phone: (217) 206-7456
Office: UHB 3045
Teaching Interests: Interdisciplinary studies, higher education administration, computer technology, online education.
Director, Liberal and Integrative Studies
Associate Professor, Women’s Studies, Interdisciplinary Studies, English
Ph.D. American Studies, University of Minnesota
Phone: (217) 206-7420
Office: UHB 3025
Teaching Interests: multicultural American women’s literatures; Native American literature and women’s spirituality; African-American, Asian-American, Latina, and lesbian literatures.
Emerita Professor, Liberal Studies/Liberal and Integrative Studies, Women’s Studies, African-American Studies
Ed.D., University of Massachusetts
Teaching Interests: Women across cultures, South African women, and adult education and training.
Accomplishments: Dr. Droegkamp has spent 15 years working with international development agencies, in addition to her lifelong work in social justice movements and formal academic degrees in education. She has worked in education projects in Lesotho, Jamaica, Kenya, Thailand, Fiji Islands, Indonesia, and Zimbabwe. She is also active in anti-racism community dialogues, study abroad programs, and multicultural education.
Clinical Instructor, Liberal Studies/Liberal and Integrative Studies
M.A. Innovative Education and Women’s Studies, Sangamon State University (UIS)
Interests: Adult learning theory, experiential learning, Yoga philosophy, health and well-being.