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NLU Faculty Senate

The Senate is the board of the Faculty Association, the principal agent of faculty governance at National Louis University.

Faculty Senate Sharepoint Site: CLICK HERE 

Contained here you will find:

  • Important documents related to shared governance at NLU
  • Brief summaries of recent Senate meetings
  • A roster of senators and Senate committees

Minutes of Senate meetings and other documents related to the work of the Senate can be found through the links at left. We hope that you will use this to keep informed about faculty affairs at NLU. We also encourage the full participation of faculty and other interested persons in the deliberations of the Faculty Senate and Faculty Association.

All Senate meetings are open and held on the third Friday of every month from 12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

 DEI and Black Lives Matter Resolution of the Faculty Senate


2020-2021 Senator Profiles


Honorary 2020-2021 Senate Chair (NCE)

Aleksandra Veselovsky

Dr. Aleksandra Veselovsky served as Assistant Professor in Teacher Preparation’s Secondary Education program from 2016 to 2021 and was elected to the Senate in 2019. Having earned her B.S. in Mathematics and her M.A.T in Secondary Education from National Louis University she dedicated the last years of her life giving back to our institution through her profound passion for education. Her contributions to the Senate were as impactful and far-reaching as her uplifting and bright spirit. May her memory be a blessing.


C. Martin Caver, Senate Past Chair (UGC)

Martin Caver is an Assistant Professor in Humanities and Social Sciences within the Undergraduate College at National Louis University. Before joining NLU, Dr. Caver spent a decade involved in a variety of teaching and scholarly pursuits, including teaching in Chicago Public Schools. He holds an MA in philosophy at Queen’s University, where he was a Fulbright scholar, and an MA in the social sciences at the University of Chicago. He completed his MA and PhD in political science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His primary research interests’ centers on contemporary democratic theory and the work of Hannah Arendt.


Janice Nilsen, Senate Chair-Elect (CPSA)

Janice Nilsen is an Assistant Professor and Program Director for the M.S. in Human Resources Management & Development and the M.S. in I/O Psychology. Dr. Nilsen joined National Louis University as an adjunct instructor for the HRMD program in 2016. She comes with a background of twenty years in business and human resources, having held a variety of leadership roles in fortune 500 companies. Both academically and in practice, Janice has a passion for organizational culture and employee engagement. Her dissertation titled “A Grounded Theory Study: Can a New CEO Proactively Evolve and Manage Organizational Culture?” explored the connections between Organizational Culture, Employee Engagement and Trust.

Janice earned her Ph.D. in Organizational Development from Benedictine University with a focus in Organizational Culture and Change Management. She also holds an MBA from the University of Notre Dame and a BA in Economics from St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia PA. She is an active member of the Academy of Management and has held the Senior Professional in Human Resources certification since 2006. 

Outside of work, Janice enjoys outdoor activities, particularly those where her two dogs Riley a Black Labrador, and Willow a Beagle-mix, can join in the fun.


Bonnie Flynn, Senate Secretary (CPSA)

Bonnie Flynn is an Associate Professor in the Health Studies programs. She has been full time at NLU since 2005 and has served as member and chair of several institutional and college committees.  She received a Master in Public Health degree from Benedictine University in Lisle. She also holds master and doctorate degrees in Adult Education and a Master of Science in Written Communication from NLU.  Her research interests include studying the transformative effects of higher education. She has authored a number of book chapters including subjects such as résumé writing and mentoring.


Paul Romer, Senator (Kendall)

Paul F. Romer is an Assistant Professor in Hospitality Management within Kendall College at National Louis University.  He teaches courses in event and meeting planning, experiential and hospitality marketing, financial accounting and leadership. He graduated from J. L. Kellogg School of Management from Northwestern University majoring in Marketing/Finance and Planning with a Masters of Management degree. His undergraduate degree was from Kettering University where he majored in Industrial Administration. Paul brings significant business leadership experience having led two middle market hospitality businesses, a middle market manufacturing business and a not for profit business to business association.   His specialty is turning around under-performing businesses through strategy, innovation and operational excellence. Paul lead a group of five Hospitality Management students to enter the Designscape competition at the Chicago Flower and Garden Show at the Navy Pier in March 2019.  They were chosen as the most popular exhibit design as voted by the 40,000 attendees.


Heidi Hedeker, Senator (Kendall)

Heidi Hedeker is passionate about the social mission of food.  She is an Associate Professor / Pastry Chef Instructor at Kendall College School of Culinary Arts at National Louis University, Chicago.   She holds a Master’s in Clinical Social Work from University of Chicago and is a Certified Master Baker.  Hedeker also has a Certificate in Depth Psychology from the Jung Institute of Chicago.  Heidi is currently working on a PhD in Community Psychology at National Louis University. Heidi received a seed grant in 2018 for an original program, ‘It Bakes a Village’, which developed social and emotional skills through moms and kids baking together at the Carole Robertson Learning Centers in Little Village and East Lawndale. Owner of Alliance Bakery in Chicago for nearly a decade, her pastry shop was in the United States edition of Culinaria and voted Wicker Park's "Best Retailer of the Year-2000." 


Ryan McCarty, Senator (NCE)

Ryan McCarty, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor in the Reading Program. Dr. McCarty earned his BS in Secondary Education from Indiana University, and both his MS in Curriculum and Instruction and Ed.S. in Educational Leadership from NLU.  He completed his PhD in Literacy, Language and Culture at University of Illinois at Chicago.  Ryan has served in various K-12 leadership roles including as a literacy coach, a literacy coordinator, and a consultant with a national education nonprofit.  He is the Site Director of the North Shore Reading Center, co-chair of the Scholarship and Development Committee, and chair-elect of the Formative Experiments and Design-Based Research Innovative Community Group of the Literacy Research Association. His research interests include disciplinary literacy and argument writing, with a focus on multilingual students.   


Harry Ross, Senator (NCE)

Harry Ross, Associate Professor of English Education in the Secondary Education Program, has served as the NCE Director of Outreach and Partnerships and Chair of the Secondary Education Department. He co-founded a program at the university, the Urban Scholars Teacher Education Partnership (USTEP), which prepares candidates to be city high school teachers through immersing them in urban schools and communities.  He has been lead scholar on a National Endowment for the Humanities grant and has won national grant funding to support his work on professional teacher collaboration and restorative justice.  He has taught high school and college literature and writing, received a Distinguished Teaching Award from Northwestern University’s College of Continuing Studies, and co-authored a book, 13 Steps to Teacher Empowerment. He has presented nationally on teacher leadership, multicultural literature, and urban teacher preparation.  Most recently, he is the author of the opening chapter of Building and Maintaining Collaborative Communities: Schools, University, and Community Organizations.


Rebecca Albertini, Senator, (Chair of Adjunct Faculty Council)

Rebecca Albertini joined CPSA as adjunct faculty member in 2017.  She has taught courses online as well as the Wheeling, Chicago, and Greyslake campuses for the HRMD and BSM programs.  She enjoys being in the classroom (both virtually and in person) and engaging students in a way which helps them meet their full potential.  Rebecca holds a BBA and MBA from the University of Illinois at Springfield.  She is currently completing her dissertation toward a PhD in Business Psychology.  She also holds certifications as a Professional in Human Resources (PHR), SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP), and Certified Association Executive (CAE).

Carol Moulden, Senator (Library)

Carol Moulden, Associate Professor, is the Faculty Senator representing the University Library faculty for the 2020-2023 term. Carol holds a BS in Sociology, an MA in Library Science, and an MS in Adult & Continuing Education. Carol teaches courses in library research and conducts library research consultations and workshops for groups and individual students, faculty and staff. Her other areas of interest are information literacy, adult education, and library services for online and distance education.  In addition to NLU, Carol has worked in academic libraries at Oakton Community College and Montana State University, Bozeman. Some of her favorite activities are spending time with her family, traveling, water aerobics, Zumba and square dancing.






















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