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Cari Stevenson, Ph.D.

Title:

Adjunct Faculty

Programs/Classes Taught:

M.S. in Human Resource Management and Development
M.S. in Industrial and Organizational Psychology

   HRM520 Performance Analysis and Management
   HRM521 Talent Acquisition and Retention
   OBD515 Training and Development
   OBD533 Organizational Effectiveness and Development
   LAP516 Research Design
   LAP517 Psyc Stats, Design and Analysis
   LAP528 Survey of Industrial/Organizational Psychology
   LAP533 Measurement of Individual Differences 

Areas of Expertise:

Sense of community and empowerment
Student support systems in higher education
Service dogs and accessibility

Biography:

Dr. Cari Stevenson so thoroughly enjoyed the National Louis University Community Psychology doctoral program that she chose to stay on as adjunct faculty after completing her doctorate. She is a full-time tenured psychology professor at Kankakee Community College where she also coordinates the Campus Mental Health program as well as support programming for student veterans. In addition to research involving veteran support, she is studying public perception of service dogs as well as outcomes among veterans with PTSD paired with service dogs.

Stevenson holds a Masters in Industrial/Organizational Psychology and has nearly 15 years of experience in Human Resources and consulting within organizations ranging from small, family run to Fortune 500 companies. As an I/O consultant, she assisted companies in establishing HR infrastructure such as job descriptions, performance evaluation tools, and compensation systems.

Education:

  • Ph.D. Community Psychology, National Louis University
  • M.S. Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Illinois State University
  • B.A. Psychology, Illinois Wesleyan University

Research and Interests:

Dr. Stevenson is interested in factors such as sense of community, resilience, and empowerment that buffer against disempowering influences such as stigma, inequity, and prejudice. She is most interested in exploring the interrelationship between sense of community, sense of purpose, and empowerment particularly in underserved and underrepresented communities.

Contact Information:

NLU email: cstevenson@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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