Academic Advisors

Undergraduate Advising Staff

Advisors are assigned by campus and academic program

Chicago Campus- 2nd Floor

Olga Govea
Programs Advised: Elementary Education, Special Education

Jose Iniguez
Programs Advised: ABS

Tenisha Phillips
Programs Advised: MA Public Policy, BA in Psychology, Social Science and Applied Communication

Rachel Wainhaus
Programs Advised: Early Childhood Education, Early Childhood Practice

Essie Dominguez
Programs Advised: BSM, HCL, Business Administration

Larry Miller
Programs Advised: Human Services, Criminal Justice

Lisle Campus- Suite 210

Sarah Moss
Programs Advised: All undergraduate 

North Shore Campus - Suite 313

John Janso
Programs Advised: BSM, BSMIS, HCL, ABS, Applied Communication and also does Career Advising

Wheeling and Elgin Campuses - Suite 340 (WH)

Pauline DeGrazia
Programs Advised: Criminal Justice, BSM, ABS, Elementary Education and Applied Communication

Graduate Advising Staff

Advisors are assigned by academic program.

Larry Miller
Chicago Campus 2nd Floor
Programs advised: MAT Elementary & Secondary Education (Chicago campus)

Alba Isaj
Lisle Campus room 225
Programs advised: MAT Secondary Education (suburban campuses), Mathematics Education, IDS/TLA

Anne Levy
Chicago Campus 2nd Floor
Programs advised: All Special Education students, Chicago Specialized Endorsements and ESL/Bilingual Endorsements

Linda McDonough
Wheeling campus room 334
Programs advised: MAT Elementary Education (suburban campuses), Middle Level endorsements

Barbara Voss
Wheeling campus room 334
Programs advised: ESL/Bilingual endorsements and C&I program ESL/Bilingual concentrations, Technology in Education and Wheeling/Elgin Specialized Endorsements

Karen Wolak
Wheeling campus room 334, North Shore campus 3rd floor
Programs advised: Curriculum and Instruction students in any concentration EXCEPT ESL/Bilingual, Educational Leadership, Educational Psychology, School Psychology, Language and Literacy, Reading and North Shore/Online Specialized Endorsements


Advising Administration Staff:

Steve Neer, Assistant Vice Provost Advising & Retention
Chicago campus room 2050

Courtney Bondi, Associate Director Advising
Lisle Campus, Suite 210
Programs Advised: All undergraduate

Allison Whelehan, Assistant Director of Advising
Chicago campus 2nd Floor
Programs advised: Early Childhood Education

Student Support Staff:
Linda Rivera, Chicago Campus
Samantha Rodriguez, Chicago Campus
Aracely Roman, Chicago Campus


    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
    (888) 658.8632
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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 the city's major business districts, NLU's Florida Regional Center serves students in 13 counties in central Florida. In addition to six classrooms, this location features a conference room, a computer lab with high-speed Internet access, an extensive research library and comfortable student lounges.

    5110 Eisenhower Boulevard Suite 102
    Tampa, FL 33634
    (800) 366.6581
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    NLU's Milwaukee campus has a proud history of serving graduate students in education in southeastern Wisconsin. Nearly one in five certified Wisconsin teachers looks to NLU for graduate education programs – more than any other university in the state. In addition to classrooms with high-tech media equipment, the campus offers a state-of-the-art computer lab with wireless Internet access and an extensive IDS research library.

    12000 West Park Place, Suite 100
    Milwaukee, WI 53224-3007
    (414) 577.2658
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