Lan Dong

Lan Dong is the Louise Hartman Schewe and Karl Schewe Professor in Liberal Arts and Sciences. She was a College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Faculty Fellow in 2015, working on faculty development initiatives, faculty and staff handbooks, student petitions, and international student advising.

Kyle Blount


Academic and Personal Background

Dr. Blount (they/them) is a socio-ecohydrologist who is interested in the interactions between hydrology (water), ecology (vegetation), and society (people). Dr. Blount joined the faculty at UIS in Fall 2022 after completing a postdoctoral research appointment in urban ecohydrology at Washington State University Vancouver. They received a Ph.D. and M.S. in Hydrology from Colorado School of Mines (2020; 2018) and a B.S. in Environmental Geosciences from Texas A&M University (2013).

Michael Murphy

Michael J. Murphy is Professor of Gender and Sexuality Studies. He holds a BA in Art and Art History from the University of Iowa and an MA and PhD in Art History and Archaeology from Washington University in St. Louis. H has taught at UIS since fall 2009.

Devin Hunter

Associate Professor of History 

Chair, History Department

Ph.D. Public History and United States History

Loyola University Chicago


Phone: (217) 206-7432

Office: UHB 3056

Teaching Concentration: Public History, Urban History, Twentieth Century United States History

CV upon request