Kamau Kemayó

Kamau Kemayó

Associate Professor, Liberal and Integrative Studies, African-American Studies

Ph.D. American Studies, St. Louis University

Email: kemayo.kamau@uis.edu
Office: UHB 3055
Phone: (217) 206-8248

Research Interests: 


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Patricia Johnson

Visiting Instructor, Liberal Studies

Ph.D. Systematic Theology/Social Ethics, Northwestern University

Email: pjohn42@uis.edu
Office: UHB 3000
Phone: 217-206-6512

Research Interests:

"The Beloved Community"— Ethics, WGS, Theology, Philosophy and Social Justice/Transformation.


Thinking, walking, coloring, reading and interior design from second hand stores.

Associated Faculty

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Eric Hadley-Ives

Eric Hadley-Ives

Associate Professor, Social Work
Ph.D. Social Work, Washington University

Email: hadleyiv@uis.edu
Phone: (217) 206-7566
Office: BRK 314

Teaching Interests: 

Social and economic development, social science research methods, human nature, community organizing, mental health and mental health services.


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.

Rosina Neginsky

Rosina Neginsky

Associate Professor, Art, Music, Theatre

Ph.D. English, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Email: rnegi1@uis.edu
Phone: (217) 206-7431
Office: VPA 143

Teaching Interests: 

European literature (English Pre-Raphaelites; French and Russian Symbolists), 1850-1920, contemporary French literature.

William Kline

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Professor, Marketing, Management, and Operations

Ph.D. Philosophy, Bowling Green State University

Email: wklin2@uis.edu
Phone: 217-206-8138
Office: UHB 4054


“What is Business?” in Heath, E., Kaldis, B., & Marcoux, A. (2018). The Routledge Companion to Business Ethics. London: Routledge. pp. 223-238.

“Exploitation and Just Price Theory”, Business Ethics Journal Review, 5(4), August 2017, pp.   22–27. Doi: 10.12747/bejr2017.05.04

Emeriti Faculty

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Michael Cheney

Professor, Communication
Ph.D. The Ohio State University

Email: mchen1@uis.edu

Areas of Specialization: 

Political economy of communications, media and politics, popular music and society.


Burks Oakley II Distinguished Online Teaching Award at UIS, 2011

Annette VanDyke

Annette VanDyke

Ph.D. American Studies, University of Minnesota

Email: vandyke.annette@uis.edu

Teaching Interests: 

Multicultural American women’s and lesbian literatures and women’s spirituality.

Jan Droegkamp

Jan Droegkamp

Emerita Professor, Liberal Studies/Liberal and Integrative Studies, Women’s Studies, African-American Studies
Ed.D., University of Massachusetts

Email: jdroe1@uis.edu

Teaching Interests: 

Women across cultures, South African women, and adult education and training.


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.