Antonina Lukenchuk


Associate Professor
Leadership and Specialized Roles Unit
National College of Education (NCE)

Programs/Classes Taught:

Various NCE Master's and Doctoral Programs

CCD 690, Globalization and Education
CCD 610, Doctoral Core seminar
CCL 610, Paradigms of Research: Community College Leadership
ESR 610, Paradigms of Research: Multiple Ways of Knowing
ESR 514, Research in Action: Becoming Practitioner Researchers
ESR 506, Interpretive and Critical Research
ESR 505, Educational Inquiry and Assessment
FND 511, Social and Cultural Politics of Education: Personal and Contextual Perspectives
FND 510, Social Justice Perspectives on the History and Philosophy of American Education
FND 504, History and Philosophy of American Education

Areas of Expertise:

Philosophy of education Paradigms of research Interpretive and critical research Historical and sociocultural foundations of education Multicultural and international education Global issues in education Cross-cultural studies Service-learning


Antonina Lukenchuk is an Associate Professor at National Louis University where she teaches graduate courses in educational foundations and research. Her scholarly interests are in philosophy of education, service-learning, cross-cultural studies, international education, global issues in higher education, arts-based and imaginative education. Antonina has been presenting extensively at local, regional, national, and international professional conferences. She is a member of several professional organizations and reviewer in educational research and scholarly journals. Antonina is a native of Ukraine where she completed BA and PhD programs in general and comparative linguistics and Germanic languages (English) and worked as a public school teacher of English as a foreign language.


PhD: General Linguistics and Germanic Languages (English), Chernivtsi University, Ukraine EdD: Adult Education, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL MsEd: Educational Foundations, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL BA: English Linguistics, Chernivtsi University, Ukraine

Research and Interests:

Antonina's research and scholarly interests are in philosophy of education, epistemology, metaphysics, critical discourse analysis, semiotics, cross-cultural studies, service-learning, transpersonal psychology, arts-based and imaginative education.

Her most recent publications include:

Lukenchuk, A. (Ed.). (2013). Paradigms of research for the 21st century: Perspectives and examples from practice. New York, NY: Peter Lang.
Lukenchuk, A., Jagla, V., & Price, T. (2013). Critical discourse analysis of service-learning perspectives and models: Transforming teacher education. In . V. Jagla, J. A. Erickson, & A. Tinkler (Eds.), Transforming teacher education through service-learning. New York, NY: Information Age Publishing.
Lukenchuk, A. (2012). Itinerary of the Knower: Mapping the ways of Gnosis, Sophia, and imaginative education. In I. Semetsky (Ed.), Jung and educational theory (Educational philosophy and theory special issues) (pp. 35-46). Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell.
Lukenchuk, A., & Barber, E. (2011). Exploring cultural dynamics of self-other relations: University faculty and students engage in service-learning with refugees. In T. Stewart, & N. Webster (Eds.), Exploring cultural dynamics and tensions within service-learning (pp. 281-297). Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing, Inc.
Lukenchuk, A. (2009). Living the ethics of responsibility through university service and service-learning: Phronesis and praxis reconsidered. Philosophical Studies in Education, 40, 246-257.
Lukenchuk, A. (2009). Reflections on the nature of self in the world and in adult education: A search for inclusive ways of knowing. Saarbrucken, Germany: VDM Verlag.

Contact Information:

Antonina Lukenchuk

NLU Lisle Campus

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    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
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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.

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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.

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    Skokie, IL 60077
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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.

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    Lisle, IL 60532
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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.

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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.

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