Faculty and Staff

Alan J. Simmons, Ph.D.,Director
Institute for Legal, Legislative & Policy Studies/Survey Research Office
Phone: (217) 206-7956
Fax: (217) 206-7397
Email: asimm2@uis.edu

Beverly Bunch, Ph.D., Professor
Public Administration
Institute for Legal, Legislative & Policy Studies
Phone: (217) 206-6080
Email: bbunc1@uis.edu

Patricia Byrnes, Ph.D., Associate Professor
Public Administration
Institute for Legal, Legislative & Policy Studies
Phone: (217) 206-7783
Email: pbyrn1@uis.edu

Matthew Case, Visiting Research Manager
Institute for Legal, Legislative & Policy Studies/Survey Research Office
Phone: (217) 206-6293
Fax: (217) 206-7397
Email: mwcase2@uis.edu

Jennifer Cifaldi, J.D., Visiting Traffic Safety Resource Prosecutor
Institute for Legal, Legislative and & Policy Studies
Phone: (217) 206-6343
Email: jcifa2@uis.edu

Andrea Davidsmeyer, Paralegal Asst
Illinois Innocence Project®
Phone: (217) 206-6569
Fax: (217) 206-7397
Email: ascog2@uis.edu

Susan Oppegard Evans, Visiting Director
Child Protection Training Academy
Institute for Legal, Legislative & Policy Studies
Phone: (217) 206-7983
Fax: (217) 206-7397
Email: 
sevan6@uis.edu

Christine Ferree, Visiting Case Intake & Eval Manager
Illinois Innocence Project®
Phone: (217) 206-7989
Email: cferr3@uis.edu

Larry Golden, Ph.D., Director
Illinois Innocence Project®
Phone: (217) 206-7885
Email: lgold1@uis.edu

Andrea Graff, Program Coordinator
SUPR DUI Training Program
Institute for Legal, Legislative & Policy Studies
Phone: (217) 206-6079
Fax: (217) 206-7397
Email: ataft01s@uis.edu

Betsy Goulet, D.P.A., Clinical Assistant Instructor
Public Administration
Phone: (217) 206-8523
Email: bgoul2@uis.edu

John Hanlon J.D., Legal Director
Illinois Innocence Project®
Phone: (217) 206-8558
Email: jhanl2@uis.edu

Matthew Hayes, Visiting Research Project Coordinator
Institute for Legal, Legislative & Policy Studies

Phone: (217) 206-8179
Email: mhaye5@uis.edu

Gwen Jordan, J.D., Ph.D., Assistant Professor
Legal Studies / Illinois Innocence Project®
Phone: (217) 206-8520
Email: gjorda2@uis.edu

Lauren Kaeseberg, J.D., Legal Director, Chicago Office
Illinois Innocence Project®
Phone: (217) 206-6569
Email: lkaes2@uis.edu

Daniel Leonard, Visiting Research Specialist
Institute for Legal, Legislative and & Policy Studies
Phone: (217) 206-6343
Email: dleon01s@uis.edu

Taylor McCarthy, Program Asst
Child Protection Training Academy
Institute for Legal, Legislative & Policy Studies
Phone: (217) 206-8309
Fax: (217) 206-7397
Email: tarno2@uis.edu

Lauren Myerscough-Mueller, Visiting Staff Attorney
Illinois Innocence Project®
Institute for Legal, Legislative & Policy Studies
Phone: (217) 206-6051
Fax: (217) 206-7397
Email: 
lmyersc2@uis.edu

Thomas Morey, Visiting Law Enforcement Liaison
Institute for Legal, Legislative & Policy Studies
Phone: (217) 206-6343
Email: tmore3@uis.edu

David Racine, Ph.D., Exec. Director
Center for State Policy & Leadership
Phone: (217) 206-8417
Fax: (217) 206-7397
Email: draci2@uis.edu

Tonda Reece, Administrative Aide
Survey Research Office/Institute for Legal, Legislative & Policy Studies
Phone: (217) 206-7956
Fax: (217) 206-7397
Email: treec2@uis.edu

Courtney Reed, Visiting Asst Dir Development
Illinois Innocence Project®
Phone: (217) 206-6569
Email: creed21@uis.edu

Gary W. Reinbold, Ph.D., Assistant Professor
Public Administration
Phone: (217) 206-8568
Email: grein3@uis.edu

Michele Sapp, M.A., Administrative Specialist
Institute for Legal, Legislative & Policy Studies
Phone: (217) 206-7987
Fax: (217) 206-7397
Email: msapp1@uis.edu

Tih-Fen Ting, Ph.D., Associate Professor
Department of Environmental Studies
Phone: (217) 206-7876
Email: tting1@uis.edu

John Transue, Ph.D., Assistant Professor
Political Science
Phone: (217) 206- 8383
Email: jtran8@uis.edu

Barbara Van Dyke-Brown, M.S.S.W., Program Director  
Legislative Internship and Advocacy Program
Institute for Legal, Legislative & Policy Studies
Phone: (217) 206-6579
Fax: (217) 206-7397
Email: bvand1@uis.edu

Amy Wheeler, Visiting Trainer
Child Protection Training Academy
Institute for Legal, Legislative & Policy Studies
Phone: (217) 206-8183
Fax: (217) 206-7397
Email: awhee6@uis.edu