Faculty and Staff

Work with world-class faculty and staff from Adult Educational Development (AED) and Adult ESL Literacy.

Carrie Gorr

Carrie Gorr

AED Student Advisor
LPC, M.S. Ed., Counseling and Student Development, Northern Illinois University
Palatine Campus, Building F, Room F338
847.925.6754
cgorr@harpercollege.edu

"I am continually inspired by students who juggle work, family responsibilities and education in their pursuit of a better life.  I watched my mom do that at Harper when I was a child, so I learned early about the power of education to transform lives. My mission is to help others succeed in school, career and life."

Carrie can help you:

  • Understand college course offerings
  • Choose a college major
  • Choose a career
  • Receive personal counseling
  • Write resumes
  • Find campus and community services
  • Apply for accommodations on the GED exam
  • Connect with Access and Disability Services
Margie Sedano

Margie McGowan

ESL NNL Bilingual Specialist
Hablo Espanol
p 847.925.6016
msedano@harpercollege.edu

Margie can help you:

  • Find campus and community services such as:
  • Medical and dental care
  • Counseling
  • Housing
  • Employment
  • Immigration  amp; citizenship
  • Professional translation
  • Foreign diploma evaluations
  • Get Harper photo ID cards
  • Connect with Access and Disability services
Devin Chambers

Devin Chambers

Transition Coordinator
B.S. Psychology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
847.925.6984
dchambe@harpercollege.edu

"My mission is to be the guide map for not only students' academic success, but also to build character and have a little fun along the way!"

Devin can help you:

  • Apply for financial aid
  • Search for scholarships
  • Make appointments with tutoring center
  • Complete college enrollment
  • Registration
  • Financial aid paperwork
  • Securing textbooks
  • Understand college course offerings
  • Choose a college major
  • Choose a career
  • Receive personal counseling
  • Write resumes
  • Find campus and community services
  • Apply for accommodations on the GED exam
  • Connect with Access and Disability Services

Maria Knuth

Associate Professor, ABE/GED Mathematics and Department Co-Chair

Elizabeth Minicz

Professor, NNL and Department Co-Chair

Jennifer Bell

Jennifer Bell

Associate Professor, NNL and ABE GED

Diana Cincinello

Diana Cincinello

Associate Professor, ABE/GED

Lydia Omori

Associate Professor, NNL

Kathryn Powell

Kathryn Powell

Associate Professor, NNL

Jane Suarez Del Real

Instructor
M. Ed, Seattle University
B.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison
p 847.925.6597
jsuarezd@harpercollege.edu

"Teaching is more than 'I tell you, you listen.' The classroom is a place to be actively engaged where learning comes through empowering, contributing, and listening. Through engagement, I not only guide students through their GED studies, but also look to see what comes after acquiring the GED. Acquiring the GED is not the end, it's the beginning."

Judith Amelse

Technical Support Technician

Rosa Budzynski

PT Office Assistant II / Outreach

Pam Carpenter

Pam Carpenter

AED Grant Fund Coordinator and Assessment Specialist

Paty Loyola

Nonnative Literacy Assessment and Resource Specialist

Sharon Nirvasteele

PT NNL Assessment and Resource Specialist, Adjunct Faculty

Ruth Samuelson

Ruth Samuelson

Program Assistant

Nancy Smith

Nancy Smith

Secretary


Adjunct Faculty

  • Consuelo Alexander
  • Robert Alexander
  • Lila Birchfield
  • Fawzia Boctor
  • Richard Bruno
  • Heather Cassidy
  • Kristina Cerniglia
  • Theresa Clark
  • Marilyn Danegger
  • Carmen Dolgin
  • Karen Enright
  • Donielle Escalante
  • Denise Florczak
  • Staci Gertzfield-Rajcevich
  • Virginia Haase
  • Gail Kaplan
  • Elizabeth Kubota
  • Loretto Laskowske
  • Tracy Legan
  • Carol MacCabe
  • Stuart Marder
  • Connie Marshall
  • Tara McDonnell
  • Kathleen Millin
  • Maureen Mossell
  • Sharon Nirvasteele
  • Deborah O'Mara
  • Paula Orozco
  • Verjean Oshana
  • Judy Oswald
  • Valsa Panikulam
  • Michael Phillips
  • Ewa Pitcher
  • Julie Ponce
  • Christopher Rich
  • Jennifer Richardson
  • Marlena Rios
  • Andrew Rogowski
  • Michalla Sedano
  • Paul Shea
  • Elizabeth Ward
  • Ellen Ward
  • Madonna Weck
  • Bruce Wedell
  • Sonia Werba
  • Taimi Wilk
  • Sue Wotal