Meet Our Faculty and Staff

Dr. Carolyn Peck Dr. Carolyn Peck
Associate Professor, Gerontology
Office: BRK 343
Office Phone: 217-206-7577
Dr. Peck bio –
Dr. Peck Curriculum Vitae (pdf) –


Dr. Denise Bockmier-SommersDr. Denise Sommers
Associate Professor, Social Services Administration
Department Chair
Office: BRK 344
Office Phone: 217-206-6908
Dr. Bockmier-Sommers bio – 
Dr. Bockmier-Sommers Curriculum Vitae (pdf)


Youngjin Kang photoDr. Youngjin Kang
Assistant Professor, Child and Family Studies
Office: BRK 316
Office Phone: 217-206-8625


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Dr. Carol Rankin
Visiting Associate Professor, Alcohol and Substance Abuse
Office: BRK 317
Office Phone: 217-206-8532
Dr. Rankin bio –



John SnyderJohn Snyder
Online SSA Program Coordinator
Office: Brookens 318
Office Phone: (217) 206-6121
John Snyder bio –


Brett Meyer photoBrett Meyer
Office Support Specialist, College of Education and Human Services
Office: Brookens 332
Office Phone: (217) 206-6504
Fax: (217) 206-6775