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Gina DiMartino, MA


Associate Director of Online Instruction
Assistant Professor
College of Professional Studies and Advancement and Applied Communications Program

Programs/Classes Taught:

B.A. Applied Communications:
GEN 103 – Student Success Seminar
COM 104 – Connected World
COM 105 – Writing in a Digital Age
COM 206 – Professional Communication
COM 305 – Speak Up

Areas of Expertise:

  • Communication
  • Online Learning
  • Professional Development and Training
  • Project Management, Higher Education
  • Student Success and Support Services
  • TRiO Program
  • Writing


Gina currently serves as the Associate Director of Online Instruction . She also serves as an Assistant Professor, BA Communications Major Program at NLU. Her professional experience includes director, dean, instructor and TRiO academic skills specialist. With a focus on student success, Gina desires to empower students on their educational journey and instill a sense of respect for their roles as active citizens in society. She inspires others to speak their truth and have their voices heard.

Gina is a passionate advocate for higher education and lifelong learning. She creates a safe environment for diverse learners to build a solid foundation for higher learning. She feels that all students deserve the right to an affordable and quality education. Her strong administrative background in academic and corporate environments offers students an experiential learning opportunity to apply critical thinking and communication skills to real life scenarios in the workplace.

Gina has proven college teaching experience in both ground and online environments. She takes a holistic approach to student learning and is known for her dedication, enthusiasm and transparency in the classroom. Gina encourages students to apply critical thinking skills to lively classroom debate with an appreciation for alternative perspectives. Courses of instruction include: business communication, college introduction, critical thinking, student success, interdisciplinary studies, interpersonal communication and public speaking. Her prior corporate experience includes: administrative, human resources, OSHA and project management.


M.A. Communication Studies and Human Performance Training, Governors State University, University Park, IL

B.A. Communication, Saint Xavier University, Chicago, IL

Certificate, Basic Manuscript Editing, The University of Chicago, Graham School, Chicago, IL

Research and Interests:

Gina’s interests include improved learning outcomes and student success strategies for nontraditional learners including, challenged learners, online, returning adults and military students. Her passion is to help students overcome obstacles to achieve their goals and promote lifelong learning.

Contact Information:

Gina DiMartino:

Phone: (312) 261-3590


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