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Cynthia Schumann

Title:

Adjunct Faculty

Programs/Classes Taught:

  • Domestic Violence-Community Education
  • Training and Presentations
  • Community Policing-Community Building
  • Resource Development
  • Strategic Planning and Problem Solving  

Areas of Expertise:

  • Domestic Violence-Community Education
  • Training and Presentations
  • Community Policing-Community Building
  • Resource Development
  • Strategic Planning and Problem Solving 

Biography:

Cynthia Schumann retired after 29 years of policing experience with the Chicago Police Department. She started in the Patrol Division and later transferred to the Organized Crime Division-Narcotics Section. She then got promoted to the rank of Detective and was assigned to Area 3, Violent Crimes. Next, Cynthia was promoted to the rank of Sergeant, where she became the Community Policing Sergeant in the 18th District. Cynthia has a master's degree in Public Administration and a doctorate's degree in Education. She holds a variety of law enforcement certifications and has taught several workshops and seminars in all facets of crime prevention. She currently teaches criminal justice classes at the undergraduate level and is passionate about sharing her knowledge and expertise with her students. Additionally, Cynthia is a Subject Matter Expert (SME) in Community Policing, Police Organization and Administration and Domestic Violence in the Workplace.

As a teacher, I strive to inspire and motivate students to learn and be active participants in their scholastic endeavors.  I believe in independent and critical thinking and try to impress both in my classroom through engaging academic exercises and experiential activities.  Incorporating a variety of mediums in learning, whether on campus or online, is essential.  Skill building is an important part of learning.  Assignments should be linked to improving and developing student skills and providing students with the forum to practice and enhance their talents.  I challenge my students to push beyond their comfort zones, as I empower them to develop their abilities to think, discuss, debate, and listen, with a new respect for others opinions and open-minded awareness. 

I am passionate and energetic about criminal justice as my profession and I am excited whenever I have the opportunity to impart my expertise and knowledge with others.  I believe that higher learning is not just about reading and writing, but rather a pre-test for life.  College is as much about keeping a commitment, honoring deadlines, being on time in person as well as online, as it is about academic studies. 

I have an easygoing manner of instruction, but do maintain an appropriate level of professionalism in my classroom.  I keep an open door policy and make myself available to my students.  Being proactive, interested and involved creates a safe, supportive learning environment. Students are encouraged to ask questions and then ask more questions!  Learning is a participative activity.  Those of us that are able to “show what we know” are lucky to be called teachers.  

Education:

Doctor of Education, Argosy University Chicago

Master of Public Administration, Illinois Institute of Technology

Bachelor of Arts, Northeastern Illinois University

Contact Information:

Dr. Cynthia Schumann, EdD

cschumann2@nl.edu

Locations
  • CHICAGO DOWNTOWN 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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  • ELGIN

    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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  • NORTH SHORE

    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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  • LISLE

    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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  • WHEELING

    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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  • FLORIDA (TAMPA)

    Established in 1988 and located in one of Tampa's major business districts, NLU's Florida Regional Center serves students in 13 counties in central Florida. In addition to its classrooms, the National Louis University Tampa Regional Center features a computer lab, student lounges, and conference room.

    5110 Sunforest Drive, Suite 102
    Tampa, FL 33634
    (800) 366.6581
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