Meet Our Faculty

The Liberal and Integrative Studies Program (formerly INO Program) consists of four interdisciplinary faculty members whose area of specialization is in four different areas. All Liberal and Integrative Studies faculty members teach an Introductory Liberal and Integrative Studies course, LNT 501, and a final LNT course, LNT 521. Given the interdisciplinary and integrative nature of the LNT program, LNT students take classes from different university departments and work with the faculty members throughout the entire university.


Eric Hadley-Ives Sir Eric Joseph Orsay Hadley-Ives Associate Professor of Liberal Studies and Liberal and Integrative Studies Ph.D. Social Work, Washington University Area of Specialization: Social Work Dr. Hadley-Ives Personal Page Email : hadleyiv at uis dot edu  Phone: (217) 206-8207 Office : UHB 3028 Teaching Interests: Social and economic development, social science research methods, human nature, community organizing, mental health and mental health services. Accomplishments: 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

Associate Professor, Liberal Studies/Liberal and Integrative Studies, Women’s Studies, English

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

Email: rnegi1@uis.edu
Phone: (217) 206-7431
Office: UHB 3027

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

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Emeriti Faculty

Michael Cheney michael cheney at department meeting Associate Professor of Economics Ph.D.: Ohio State University; Email : mchen1@uis.edu Phone: (217) 206-8271 Office : UHB 4010 Teaching Interests: Economic history, the Beatles, Baseball, economics of sport. Accomplishments: Michael Cheney is a senior fellow at the Institute of Government and Public Affairs, and an Associate Professor of Economics at the University of Illinois at Springfield. Prior to his affiliation with IGPA and the University of Illinois at Springfield, Cheney taught at Rutgers College from 1977-1981 and at Drake University. In 1988, he became the Dean of the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Drake University. Cheney held the Dean position until 1993 when he became the Associate Provost and Director of Research at Drake University. During this time, he facilitated a national commission on libraries and information resources at Drake as well as coordinated all institutional research data and surveys.

Jan DroegkampJan Droegkamp Emerita Professor of Liberal Studies, Individual Option, Women’s Studies and African-American Studies Ed.D., University of Massachusetts Accomplishments: Dr. Droegkamp is retired and working in Albania and Africa with the Peace Corps.

Annette Van Dyke Annette Van Dyke Emerita Professor of Liberal Studies, Individual Option, Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies and English, Associated Faculty of Women’s Studies Ph.D. American Studies, University of Minnesota Area of Specialization: Indian-American literature Accomplishments: After retirement, Dr. Van Dyke worked at the University of Shanghai in China before returning to her home in the Columbia River in Oregon.