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Search Committee

Lisa A. Freeman
Committee Chair
Dean and Professor
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Lisa A. Freeman is Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and Professor of English at UIC.  From 2017-2022, she served Head of the English Department.  Freeman is the author of Character's Theatre: Genre and Identity on the Eighteenth-Century English Stage (UPenn, 2002), and Antitheatricality and the Body Public (UPenn, 2017), which was named the Runner-Up for the Association of Theatre in Higher Education Outstanding Book Award, a Finalist for the Theatre Library Association George Freedley Award, and an Honorable Mention for the Joe A. Callaway Prize.  She is a founder and co-organizer of the Eighteenth-Century Seminar at the Newberry Library and a founding member of the R/18 Collective: Reactivating Restoration and 18th-Century Drama for the 21st Century for which she received a UIC Creative Activity Award. She currently serves as President of the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies.

Joshua Adkins
Civil Materials and Environmental Engineering
College of Engineering

Joshua Adkins is a sixth-year doctoral candidate in the Materials Engineering program at UIC. He earned his B.S. in Chemistry from Xavier University of Louisiana in 2018. His doctoral research is supervised by Drs. Jeremiah Abiade and Saidur Bakaul, and involves the investigation of temperature-, scale- and dopant-mediated ferroelectric phenomena exhibited by complex oxide thin films grown via pulsed laser deposition. He holds a Visiting Student appointment at Argonne National Laboratory and is a UIC Pipeline to an Inclusive Faculty (PIF) Fellow. Joshua also supports undergraduate educational endeavors through UIC’s Equity and Inclusion in Engineering program, adapts and instructs engineering-based mathematics curricula for pre-college programs, and has served as President of UIC’s Black Graduate Student Association.

Saria Awadalla
Assistant Professor
Epidemiology and Biostatistics
School of Public Health

Saria Awadalla, PhD is an Assistant Professor of Biostatistics in the Division of Epidemiology & Biostatistics, School of Public Health (SPH) and serves as the SPH Director of Graduate Studies. Dr. Awadalla joined UIC in the fall of 2012 shortly after completing his doctoral training in Statistics at the University of Rochester, NY. Dr. Awadalla’s research focuses on statistical theory, causal inference, and the analysis of longitudinal trajectory data. He is currently engaged in a number of NIH-funded research projects in the areas of the analysis of mixtures of environmental exposures, error-augmentation methods for treating stroke patients, cervical cancer screening, and serves as biostatistician on an ongoing clinical trial.

Liat Ben-Moshe
Associate Professor
Criminology, Law, and Justice
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Liat Ben-Moshe is an Associate Professor of Criminology, Law and Justice. She is the author of Decarcerating Disability: Deinstitutionalization and Prison Abolition (University of Minnesota Press 2020) and co-editor (with Allison Carey and Chris Chapman) of Disability Incarcerated: Imprisonment and Disability in the United States and Canada (Palgrave 2014). Dr. Ben-Moshe holds a PhD in Sociology (2011) with concentrations in Women and Gender Studies and Disability Studies from Syracuse University. Her areas of interest are: Incarceration and decarceration/ Critical prison studies/Prison abolition; Disability Studies/Mad Studies; Social theory (Feminist, Queer, Critical Race); Activism

Theresa Christenson-Caballero
Director Graduate Student Professional & Career Development
Graduate College

Theresa Christenson-Caballero (she/her/ ella) is a dynamic and collaborative educator/administrator with nineteen years of experience in higher education. In her role as the Director of Graduate Student Professional and Career Development at the University of Illinois Chicago (UIC) Graduate College, she coordinates career and professional development initiatives, seminars, and student outreach events for UIC graduate students. She is the co-founder and coordinator of the Pipeline to an Inclusive Faculty Program (PIF) which recruits and support outstanding BIPOC (Black Indigenous People of Color) Ph.D. scholars who are interested in pursuing careers as faculty members. Theresa is an adjunct professor in the department of Latin American and Latino Studies, co-chair for the Chancellor’s Committee on the Status of Latinos and advisor for the Mexican Students de Aztlán (MeSA).

Danilo Erricolo
Director of Graduate Studies
Electrical and Computer Engineering
College of Engineering

Dr. Danilo Erricolo is a Professor and the Director of the Andrew Electromagnetics Laboratory in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, an Adjunct Professor of Bioengineering, and the Director of International Programs in the College of Engineering. Dr. Erricolo is an accomplished researcher, a University of Illinois Scholar, a Fellow of IEEE and of AAIA. For additional information see his website at

Olga Evdokimov
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Olga Evdokimov is a Professor of Physics and Director of Graduate Studies at the University of Illinois Chicago. She received her PhD in 1999 from the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research (Dubna, Russia) and Ivanovo State University (Ivanovo, Russia). Her research expertise is in High Energy Nuclear Physics, focusing on experimental exploration of phases of nuclear matter. She is conducting experimental studies of the hot nuclear matter under extreme temperature conditions within two major international collaborations, STAR and CMS, at Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) in Upton, NY, and the Large Hadron Collider at CERN, Geneva, Switzerland. Her research interests span a variety of subjects and include investigating collision dynamics, hadronization mechanisms in Quark Gluon Plasma, statistical jet reconstruction, and jet-medium interactions. She is also actively engaged in the developments contributing to the future program for the new upcoming collider facility in the U.S. – the Electron-Ion Collider (EIC). Professor Evdokimov's research accomplishments have been recognized nationally and internationally, as demonstrated through her professional leadership appointments in various organizations in the field. She served as a member of the Nuclear Science Advisory Committee to the U.S. Department of Energy and the National Science Foundation, as a Chair of the STAR Collaboration Council, and the Institutional Board for the EIC User Group, among others. She serves on Advisory Boards for the EIC Theory Institute at the Brookhaven National Laboratory and the Centre of Excellence in Quark Matter of the Academy of Finland. At UIC, Professor Evdokimov is involved in curriculum development and educational policy matters and has served on the Educational Policy Committees for the LAS and now continues serving on such a committee for the Physics Department.

Beate Geissler
Associate Professor
Art History
Architecture, Design and the Arts

Beate Geissler is an artist and educator. In her work she is interested in exploring entanglements and interdependencies in the world and how human actions transform the planet and how those transformations alter our existence. Her work concentrates on inner alliances of knowledge and power, their deep links in western culture and the escalation in and transformation of human beings through technology. The themes of her work are drawn from our observations about climate change and its most significant contributor, the human being. Seeking indicators, embedded traces of human interaction, social habit, and shared emotional states is at the core of her work. This part of her research is as much informed by the discipline of cultural studies, with its emphasis on locality and specificity, as it is by her commitment to give expression to global issues of contemporary relevance, especially the socioeconomically effects of climate change and global trade. She is interested in the shapes of collectivity, and in the collective structures of individuality. She believes that Art transforms cognition into experience and practice into cognition, making invisible processes available to our perception. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally in museums, galleries, and alternative spaces, including: the Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago; the Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago; the Fotomuseum Antwerp; the NGBK (New Society for Visual Arts) in Berlin; the National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts; the Fotomuseum Winterthur in Switzerland; the Museum Ludwig in Cologne; MAST Foundation in Bologna, Italy; and German Pavillion at the Photography Biennial Dubai, UAE, the Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin and Prada Foundation, Venice. She has been the recipient of a number of grants and awards, including: the Videonale Award from the Museum of Art, Bonn, Germany; the Herman-Claasen-Award (Cologne, Germany); production grants from the Graham Foundation, Chicago and a Humanities Without Walls Grant; she is an active participant of the project Mississippi. An Anthropocene River ( and was awarded a residency at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science in Berlin. She published four monographs: Return to Veste Rosenberg (2006), Personal Kill (2010), Volatile Smile (2013) and the bio-adapter (Oswald Wiener) / you won’t fool the children of the revolution (2019). She is a founding member of Deep Time Chicago an art/research/activism initiative formed in the wake of the Anthropocene Curriculum program at HKW in Berlin, Germany.

Em Hall
Urban Planning and Policy
College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs

Em is a PhD Candidate in Urban Planning and Policy. Her dissertation research focuses on the use of public-private partnerships (P3s) in public transit projects in the US. Additional research projects focus on the growth of statewide mobility management networks, and the ways in which telehealth and transportation affect patients' abilities to attend medical appointments. She is a two-time recipient of the Dwight D. Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship and the Co-Managing Editor of the 2022 APA State of Transportation Planning report.

Before beginning her PhD, Em spent nearly 15 years working in the nonprofit sector in Washington, DC and Chicago.  When not working on her dissertation, you can find Em watching Law & Order or teaching her old cats new tricks.

Jamie Haney
Executive Assistant Dean
Academic and Student Services
Graduate College

I serve as the Executive Assistant Dean in the UIC Graduate College, overseeing the academic and student services team and some administrative functions in the college. I represent the Graduate College on a variety of UIC campus committees and working groups, co-direct the UIC Global Grad Direct program, and currently serve as Chair of the UIC Senate Student Affairs Committee. I received my PhD in Higher Education Administration and Master of Science in Student Affairs and Higher Education from Indiana State University (PhD ’22, MS ’14) and a Master of Arts in Liberal Studies and History from Valparaiso University (‘06). My qualitative doctoral dissertation examined graduate student perspectives of academic integrity in their master’s and doctoral programs.

Jeff Jewett
Assistant Dean for Student Recruitment
College of Business Administration

Jeff Jewett is Assistant Dean of Recruitment for the College of Business. He has been with UIC since 2019 and started in his current role in 2023, overseeing admissions for undergraduate and graduate programs within the college. He holds a bachelor's degree from Southern Illinois University Carbondale, a Master of Business Administration degree from Fontbonne University, and a PhD in Higher Education Administration from Saint Louis University.

David Marquez
Interim Head and Professor
Kinesiology and Nutrition
Applied Health Sciences

David X. Marquez, PhD, earned a doctoral degree and a master's degree in kinesiology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a bachelor's degree in psychology from Loyola University Chicago. He is a Professor and Interim Department Head of Kinesiology and Nutrition and Director of the Exercise Psychology Laboratory at the University of Illinois Chicago (UIC). He is also Leader of the Latino Core of the Rush Alzheimer’s Disease Center. His research focuses on reducing health disparities, and primarily focuses on older Latino adults and individuals at risk for Alzheimer's disease. He served as one of 17 experts on the 2018 Federal Physical Activity Guidelines Advisory Committee; and was a member of the President's Council on Sports, Fitness & Nutrition (PCSFN) to inform the development of the Physical Activity Guidelines Midcourse Report on older adults. He has been involved with many federally-funded, interdisciplinary, randomized controlled trials (RCTs) examining the cognitive, functional, and psychosocial changes as a result of physical activity interventions. The BAILAMOSTM dance program he co-created is at the heart of his work. Dr. Marquez is a fellow of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, the Gerontological Society of America, the American College of Sports Medicine, and the National Academy of Kinesiology.

Pamela Martyn-Nemeth
Associate Professor
Biobehavioral Nursing Science
College of Nursing

My area of scholarship is focused on cardiovascular disease risk reduction and improvement of quality of life in people with type 1 diabetes (T1D). Persons with T1D experience 2 to 4 times the risk of CVD. Even near-normal glucose levels reduce, but do not eliminate, the risk of CVD complications in persons with T1D. This suggests that additional factors are involved. I am examining the role of psychological (fear of hypoglycemia, stress) and behavioral factors (sleep) and their influence on self-management behavior, and glucose parameters. Both poor glycemic control and glycemic variability have been identified as pertinent CVD risk factors. My goal is to develop interventions that can be incorporated into education and practice to improve glycemic control and variability as well as quality of life.  I have received NIH funding to conduct two clinical trials. In the first study, we evaluate the effect of a unique, remotely-delivered, technology-assisted behavioral intervention to improve sleep and glycemic control in adults with T1D. In the second study we test a cognitive behavioral therapy intervention (Fear Reduction Efficacy Evaluation [FREE]) specifically tailored to reduce fear of hypoglycemia.

Chris Mitchell
Associate Professor
College of Social Work

Dr. Mitchell has more than 15 years of experience working with people with a variety of mental health conditions. He has specialized training and experience addressing the health and mental health needs of persons living with HIV and has received research funding from the National Institute of Mental Health and the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities. He serves on the UIC Collaborative for Excellence in Interprofessional Education.

Terry Moore
Associate Professor
Pharmaceutical Sciences
College of Pharmacy

Terry W. Moore is an Associate Professor in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Illinois Chicago. He served as Director of Graduate Studies of the Pharmaceutical Sciences graduate program from 2019-2023. His research program focuses on designing, synthesizing, and characterizing new small molecule and peptide probes to modulate protein targets. Dr. Moore’s lab at UIC uses the tools of synthetic medicinal chemistry, peptide chemistry, drug discovery and chemical biology. Dr. Moore is a Topic editor at ACS Medicinal Chemistry Letters and has served as a guest editor at Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology. He has served on the Long-Range Planning committee of the American Chemical Society Division of Medicinal Chemistry and has been on the steering committees of national and international conferences in medicinal chemistry. Dr. Moore was named the UIC “Rising Star” Researcher of the Year for the Basic Life Sciences in 2018.

Tim Sullivan
Director of Program Administration, GEMS Program - College of Medicine
Director & Registrar, Academic Affairs - College of Dentistry

Tim Sullivan currently serves as Director of Administration for the GEMS PhD program at the UIC College of Medicine. He has been with UIC for over 12 years and most recently was Director of Academic Affairs and Registrar at the College of Dentistry. Throughout his tenure, Tim has taken on many leadership initiatives, including serving as editor of the College of Dentistry’s accreditation self-study and implementation of the college’s ExamSoft testing platform. He has served on a host of college and campus committees, including member of the ITGC Education Committee, and was most previously chair of the UIC ExamSoft Committee. Tim holds an M.Ed in Education Leadership & Instructional Design from UIC. He hopes to use his credentials and years of service at UIC to promote the mission and vision of APAC.

Theresa Thorkildsen
Educational Psychology
College of Education

Dr. Theresa A. Thorkildsen is Professor of Education and Psychology.  She is a developmental scientist who studies how youth learn to participate in society.  More information on her contributions to the UIC community can be found at: