Meet Our Faculty

Eric Hadley-Ives
Associate Professor, Liberal Studies/Liberal and Integrative Studies
Ph.D. Social Work, Washington Universityehiweb

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.R

Rosina Neginsky

Associate Professor, Liberal Studies/Liberal and Integrative Studies, Women’s Studies, English

RosinaN 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.

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Michael CheneyCheney
Professor, Communication and Associate Professor, Economics
Ph.D. The Ohio State University

Phone: (217) 206-8271
Office: UHB 4010



Tom Irwin tiweb
Adjunct Faculty, Liberal Studies,
M.A. Liberal and Integrative Studies, University of Illinois at Springfield



Andy Egizi
Adjunct Faculty, Liberal Studies,
Online Coordinator, Liberal Studies
M.A. Communication, University of Illinois at Springfield

Phone: (217) 206-7456
Office: UHB 3045

Emeriti Faculty

Annette VanDyke Annette VanDyke
Ph.D. American Studies, University of Minnesota


Teaching Interests: multicultural American women’s literatures; Native American literature and women’s spirituality; African-American, Asian-American, Latina, and lesbian literatures.

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Jan DroegkampJan Droegkamp
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.