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Ericka Mingo


Assistant Professor, Social and Behavioral Sciences

Programs/Classes Taught:

B.A. in Social and Behavioral Science


LAS300 Adult Development & Learning Assessment

LAS331 Dynamics of Group Behavior

LAS309 Critical Thinking and Writing

Areas of Expertise:

The pedagogical practice of secondary institutions, class impact on education, community empowerment through sustainable ecologic systems


Ericka Mingo is a faculty member for the Applied Behavioral Sciences program. Ericka is an educator and activist of many years. She taught in private and public high schools in Kansas City, New York, and Chicago for over a decade. Her research has focused primarily on issues of class and education. In addition to her academic pursuits, she works to help nonprofit organizations and schools, on Chicago’s South-Side, to build capacity through assistance with organizational alignment, grant writing, and consultation. She helps to manage Ecologic Outreach, a community garden in the Bronzeville neighborhood, whose mission is to promote a more local and empowered look at food. Ericka is a double alumnus from NLU (MAT ’12 and PhD ’16) and brings a passion and understanding of our student body.


National Louis University PhD, National Louis University MAT, University of IL at Chicago B.A.

Research and Interests:

  • Education
  • Race and Personality Theory
  • PedagogicalPpractice
  • Community Empowerment
  • Sustainable Community Systems

Contact Information:


P: 312.261.3674

F: 312.261.3674


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