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NLU Faculty

National Louis University professors are here for a reason. They believe in our historic mission: to serve the community by providing a superior education for career-focused college students and working adults. They are authors, researchers, Fulbright scholars, business professionals, world travelers and renowned experts. But above all, they are here for you, to be your teacher, mentor, guide and support as you earn your degree and open the next chapter of your career and your life.

NLU faculty are a dynamic group who not only teach but also conduct research and serve the university and its communities. Below are a few of the outstanding professors who have chosen to research and teach at National Louis University .

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NLU Faculty Awards and Achievements

Camille Blachowicz (NCE, Reading and Language, Emeritus)

  • Co-author of many books on reading, including Reading Diagnosis: An Instructional Approach, Teaching Vocabulary in All Classrooms, Reading Comprehension: Strategies for Independent Learners, Reading Street, Fluency Development: From Research to Practice, and the chapter on vocabulary research for the third Handbook of Reading Research

Arlene Borthwick (NCE, Technology in Education)

  • Accomplished scholar in the field of technology-enabled teaching and learning in the classroom, including using Palm handheld computers to teach math skills to third-graders

Tim Collins (NCE, Secondary Education)

  • Fulbright Scholar to Taiwan for 2006-07; to work with Teacher Professional Development Center of the Ministry of Education
  • Fulbright Senior Specialist Award in EFL/Linguistics

Diane German (NCE, Special Education)

  • Recognized authority on diagnosing and treating language and learning disabilities through word retention methods

Catherine Honig (CPSA, Industrial/Organizational Psychology) 

  • Delivered a presentation (along with Jean Mandernach, Grand Canyon University, and Sherri Restauri Carson, University of Alabama-Huntsville, entitled MERLOT Psychology Collection: An Exploration of Exceptional Online Learning Resources for 2012 at the Sloan-C/MERLOT Fifth International Symposium on Annual  Emerging Technologies for Online Learning. Their presentation was nominated for a Sloan-C Effective Practices Award. Honig, who serves as editor of the MERLOT Psychology Editorial Board was asked to serve as track chair for the 2013 conference

Art Hyde (NCE, Secondary Education)

  • Co-author (with Marilyn Bizar) of Methods that Matter: Six Structures for Best Practice Classrooms and Best Practice, Third Edition: Today's Standards for Teaching and Learning in America's Schools

Kristin Lems (NCE, ESL/Bilingual Education)

  • Co-Director, ESL STEM Success Grant  (U.S. Dpt. of Ed, Office of English Language Acquisition)
  • Recently conducted professional development for English faculty at the National University of Mongolia as part of a Fulbright Senior Specialist Award.

Christina Nolan (CPSA, School Counseling)

  • Honored by the Illinois School Counselor Association (ISCA) as School Counselor Educator of the Year, 2012

Teri Talan (NCE, Early Childhood Education)

  • Nationally recognized expert of early childhood education administration and an advocate for increased public funding for pre-K programs
  • Expert witness to Illinois State Board of Education on early childhood issues




    NLU’s Chicago campus on South Michigan Avenue occupies five floors of the historic Peoples Gas Building. This landmark building, across the street from the Art Institute of Chicago and Grant Park, is easily accessible by train, bus and car and is surrounded by restaurants, parking lots/garages and shops.

    122 S. Michigan Avenue
    Chicago, IL 60603
    (888) 658.8632
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    Conveniently located in a fast-growing business district off I-90 and Route 31, NLU Elgin features 10 classrooms with high-tech media equipment; a computer lab with high-speed Internet access; two conference rooms; and comfortable student lounges. Parking is free at this recently remodeled and upgraded teaching site, which now includes wireless Internet access.

    620 Tollgate Road
    Elgin, IL 60123
    (888) 658.8632
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    Opened in the summer of 2006, NLU North Shore at Skokie is a state-of-the-art modern campus located just off the Edens Expressway near the Old Orchard Shopping Center. The campus includes 44 wireless classrooms equipped with high-tech media equipment; four computer labs with high-speed Internet access, including a walk-in lab in the library; six conference rooms; a public café for beverages and snacks; a student welcome center; a library for research and study; and multiple, comfortable student lounge areas.

    5202 Old Orchard Road
    Skokie, IL 60077
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    Located just minutes from the East-West Tollway (I-88), NLU Lisle features 42 wireless classrooms equipped with high-tech media equipment; four computer labs with high-speed Internet access, including a separate walk-in lab in the library; a café for beverages and snacks; a student welcome center; a library for research and study; conference rooms; and six comfortable student lounge areas with wireless access.

    850 Warrenville Road
    Lisle, IL 60532
    (888) 658.8632
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    Located in one of Chicago's major northwest suburbs, the newly renovated NLU Wheeling includes 20 classrooms with high-tech media equipment, four conference rooms, four computer labs with high-speed Internet access, large student lounge areas with wireless capabilities and interactive video capabilities, and an extensive research library. The site also houses the university library research collection.

    1000 Capitol Drive
    Wheeling, IL 60090
    (888) 658.8632
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    Established in 1988 and located in one of Tampa's major business districts, NLU's Florida Regional Center serves students in 13 counties in central Florida. In addition to its classrooms, the National Louis University Tampa Regional Center features a computer lab, student lounges, and conference room.

    5110 Sunforest Drive, Suite 102
    Tampa, FL 33634
    (800) 366.6581
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