Current Students

Students in this section are completing their doctoral coursework, preparing for their qualifying exams, or working on their dissertation proposals.

2019 Cohort

Allen Adomite

Mayor of Troy, Illinois





Nicole Albertson

Human Resource Director, City of Bloomington, Illinois





James T. Arthur

Healthcare Data Analysts





Jacob Brockhouse
Risk Management Specialist, Risk Management Agency





Kevin A. Catlin

City Manager of Springfield, Michigan





Daniel D. Clausner






Gene Cossey
Executive Director, Tri-Cities Airport in Tennessee 





Becky Dragoo

Registered Nurse





Enoch Ewoo

Accountant, Illinois Dept. of Public Health





Kathleen Jacoby
Correctional Officer, Illinois County Sheriff’s Department





Crystal Lazcano

Illinois Dept. of Public Health





Milton McDougald
Retired Business Analyst, Allstate Insurance





Nancy Esarey Ouedraogo

Community & Economic Dev., Univ. of Illinois-Extension





Sean Park 

Program Manager at the Illinois Institute for Rural Affairs (W.I.U.)





Tremayne “Trey” Price

Special Asst. to the Chancellor for Strategic Initiatives, UIUC





Mohammed Zillur Rahman

Environmental Protection Engineer, Illinois EPA





Manuel Román-Basora

Public Service, Federal judiciary





Jennifer Haegele Ryterski

Data Manager, Administrative Office of the Illinois Courts





Harriett Steinbach

Asst. Director for Service Learning, Illinois State Univ.





Janel Veile

Air Quality & Noise Specialist, IDOT





Amy B. Wheeler, LCSW

Child Protection Training Academy, UIS



Past Cohorts

Jason C. Garnett
Chief of Parole, Illinois Dept. of Corrections





Beverly Hicks-Gibson
CF0 and Executive Vice President, Springfield Urban League, Inc.





Keyria Rodgers
Director, MIlikin University’s Criminal Justice Dept.





Mr. Brent Todd
Dean, Lincoln Trail College





Crystal Snodgrass VanDeventer
Executive Director, Lincoln Land Health Information Exchange