Units & Staff

Office of the Executive Director

David Racine
Executive Director
Email: draci2@uis.edu
Office: PAC 408
(217) 206-8417

Rob Raleigh
Administrative Specialist
Email: rrale1@uis.edu
Office: PAC 412
(217) 206-7984


Graduate Intern Programs

Sherrie Elzinga
Director
Email: sbowm2@uis.edu
Office: BRK475
(217) 206-6155

Cody Huffines
Graduate Intern Recruiter
Email: rhuff3@uis.edu
Office: BRK475
(217) 206-6091

Myra Kaufman
Assistant Director
Email: mkauf5@uis.edu
Office: BRK475
(217) 206-6153

Pam McGowan
Office Manager
Email: pmcgo2@uis.edu
Office: BRK475
(217) 206-6158

Rob Raleigh
Administrative Specialist
Email: rrale1@uis.edu
Office: PAC 412
(217) 206-7984

Illinois Innocence Project

John Hanlon
Executive Director
Email: jhanl2@uis.edu
Office: PAC 406
(217) 206-8558

Kiran Desai
Volunteer
Email: kdesa3@uis.edu
Office: PAC 419
(217) 206-6271

Christine Ferree
Case Coodinator/Student Supervisor
Email: cferr3@uis.edu
Office: PAC 429
(217) 206-6569

Larry Golden
Professor Emeritus
Email: lgold1@uis.edu
Office: PAC 429A
(217) 206-7885

Gwen Jordan
Associate Professor
Email: gjorda2@uis.edu
Office: PAC 324
(217) 206-6561

Lauren Kaeseberg
Visiting Staff Attorney
Email: lkase2@uis.edu
Office: PAC 451
(217) 206-6569

Lauren Myerscough-Mueller
Visiting Staff Attorney
Email: lmyersc2@uis.edu
Office: PAC 458
(217) 206-6051

Dennis Rumme
Volunteer
Email: drumm3@uis.edu
Office: PAC 419
(217) 206-6271

Courtney Reed
IIP Development Associate
Email: creed21@uis.edu
Office: PAC 405
(217) 206-6569

Marilyn Selby
Volunteer
Email: mselb2@uis.edu
Office: PAC 417
(217) 206-6271

Innovate Springfield

Katie Davison
Executive Director
Email: kdavison@innovatespringfield.org
Office: 15 South Old State Capitol Plaza, Springfield, IL 62701
(217) 670-1770

Sarah Beth Ayers
Business Incubation Program Coordinator
Email: sarahbeth@innovatespringfield.org
Office: 15 South Old State Capitol Plaza, Springfield, IL 62701
(217) 670-1770

Nadia Gronkowski
Social Innovation Program Coordinator
Email: nadia@innovatespringfield.org
Office: 15 South Old State Capitol Plaza, Springfield, IL 62701
(217) 670-1770

Legal, Legislative and Policy Studies

David Racine
Director
Email: draci2@uis.edu
Office: PAC 466
(217) 206-8417

Beverly Bunch
Professor
Email: bbunc2@uis.edu
Office: PAC 476
(217) 206-6080

Patricia Byrnes
Associate Professor
Email: pbyrn1@uis.edu
Office: PAC 454
(217) 206-7783

Jennifer Cifaldi
Visiting Traffic Safety Resource Prosecutor
Email: jcifa2@uis.edu
Office: PAC 451
(217) 206-6343

Susan Evans
Director, Child Protection Training Academy
Email: sevan6@uis.edu
Office: PAC 423
(217) 206-7985

Betsy Goulet
Principal Investigator, Child Protection Training Academy
Email: bgoul2@uis.edu
Office: PAC 424
(217) 206-8523

Andrea Graff
Graduate Research Assistant
Email: ataft01s@uis.edu
Office: PAC 465
(217) 206-6575

Brent Johnson
Senior Field Technician
Email: bjohn28@uis.edu
Office: PAC 456
(217) 206-8179

Lorena Johnson
Director, Certified Public Manager Program
Email: ljohn04s@uis.edu
Office: PAC 452
(217) 206-6079

Scott Kristiansen
Visiting Law Enforcement Liaison
Email: skris5@uis.edu
Office: PAC 451
(217) 206-6343

Daniel Leonard
Visiting Research Specialist
Email: dleon01s@uis.edu
Office: PAC 451
(217) 206-6343

Thomas Morey
Visiting Law Enforcement Liaison
Email:mailto:tmore3@uis.edu
Office: PAC 451
(217) 206-6343

Kent Redfield
Professor Emeritus
Email: kredf1@uis.edu
Office: PAC 484
(217) 206-6572

Gary Reinbold
Assistant Professor
Email: grein3@uis.edu
Office: PAC 422
(217) 206-8568

Michele Sapp
Administrative Specialist
Email: msapp1@uis.edu
Office: PAC 450
(217) 206-7987

Elizabeth Thai
Office Support Specialist
Email: ethai2@uis.edu
Office: PAC 451A
(217) 206-7990

Tih-Fen Ting
Associate Professor, IDNR Osprey/ Franklin Ground Squirrel Project
Email: tting1@uis.edu
Office: PAC 316
(217) 206-7876

John Transue
Associate Professor
Email: jtran8@uis.edu
Office: PAC 482
(217) 206-8383

Barbara Van Dyke-Brown
Director, Illinois Legislative Staff Intern Program
Email: bvand1@uis.edu
Office: PAC 464
(217) 206-6579


Office of Electronic Media

Cody Pope
Director
Email: cpope6@uis.edu
Office: PAC 138A
(217) 206-6799

Kevin Norris
Production Coordinator
Email: knorr1@uis.edu
Office: PAC 138B
(217) 206-6799

Mike Taylor
Producer/Director
Email: mtayl22@uis.edu
Office: PAC 138E
(217) 206-6189

Mark Verduin
Producer/Director
Email: mverd2@uis.edu
Office: PAC 138C
(217) 206-6799


Survey Research Office

Matt Case
Research Manager
Email: mwcase2@uis.edu
Office: HRB 120
(217) 206-6293

Tonda Reece
Chief Clerk
Email: treec2@uis.edu
Office: HRB 120
(217) 206-6591


NPR Illinois

Randy Eccles
General Manager
Email: reccl2@uis.edu
Office: WUIS 109
(217) 206- 6403

Nice Bogdanovich
Director-Development
Email: nbogd2@uis.edu
Office: WUIS 113
(217) 206-6643

Sean Burns
Host/Producer-SVRR Bedrock
Email: kburn3@uis.edu
Office: WUIS 130O
(217) 206-9847

Daisy Contreras
Multimedia Journalist
Email: dcontr4@uis.edu
Office: WUIS 130E
(217) 206-6402

Sean Crawford
Editor-Managing
Email: scraw1@uis.edu
Office: WUIS 130C
(217) 206-6408

Andrew Dewey
Graduate Research Assistant
Email: jdewe3@uis.edu
Office: WUIS 130E
(217) 206-6642

Jaclyn Driscoll
Multimedia Journalist
Email: jdris3@uis.edu
Office: WUIS 130D-2
(217) 206-6094

Mary Hansen
Multimedia Journalist
Email: mhans6@uis.edu
Office: WUIS 130D-1
(217) 206-6507

David Leonatti
Host/Producer-Nightsounds
Email: dleon1@uis.edu
Office: WUIS 130O
(217) 206-9847

Brian Mackey
Reporter-Government
Email: bmack3@uis.edu
Office: WUIS 189
(217) 206-6412

Greg Manfroi
Chief Engineer
Email: gmanf2@uis.edu
Office: WUIS 130A
(217) 206-6406

Maureen McKinney
Editor-News
Email: mmcki1@uis.edu
Office: WUIS 95
(217) 206-6703

Bob Meyer
Manager-Production
Email: rmeye1@uis.edu
Office: WUIS 130Z
(217) 206-6409

Rachel Otwell
Multimedia Journalist
Email: rotwe2@uis.edu
Office: WUIS 130N
(217) 206-6407

Dusty Rhodes
Reporter-Education
Email: rhodes8@uis.edu
Office: WUIS 093
(217) 206-6413

Matt Sporrer
Director-Business & Finance
Email: mspor2@uis.edu
Office: WUIS 103
(217) 206-6401

Carter Staley
Coordinator-Digital Engagement
Email: cstal2@uis.edu
Office: WUIS 115
(217) 206-6502


Advisory Board Members

  • Wayne Anderson
  • Justin Blandford
  • Rance Carpenter
  • Carol Esarey
  • Barbara Ferrara
  • Jim Fletcher
  • Jim Gobberdiel
  • Michael Jones
  • Frank Kopecky
  • Carolyn Kopel
  • Tom Layzell
  • Naomi Lynn
  • Kent Redfield
  • Kathryn Saltmarsh
  • Ron Thunman
  • Pinky Wassenberg