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Faculty Spotlight

  • Associate Professor Ruth Quiroa presented at the National Council of Teachers of English Annual Convention in St. Louis, MO held November 2017. "Immigration in the Americas: On Dividing Distances, Documents, Discrimination, and Dreamers"; a panel Presentation: "Representing, Rendering, and Respecting Diverse Lives and Labels" ; a Roundtable Discussion Co-Leader: "The Need to Consider Diversity and Representation in Nonfiction Children's Literature."

    Dr. Quiroa also was a co-presenter with Dr. Margaret McNeil Pyterek, Adjunct, at the 12th Annual IBBY (International Board on Books for Young People) Regional Conference in Seattle, WA held October 2017: "How Do International Radical Change Books Influence Students and Teachers?"

    Dr. Quiroa has also been requested/appointed to serve as a Co-Chair to the joint Pura Belpré Book Award Expansion Task Force, which has been tasked with expanding this Award from a P-8 range to a P-12 range so as to recognize stellar Latinx-themed young adult books.
  • Edna Bazik, Ph.D., Mathematics Education, Adjunct Faculty, accepted an invitation to serve on the Illinois Licensure Testing System (ILTS) Mathematics Advisory Committee, with a meeting held last week in Springfield, IL sponsored by Pearson Publishing Company.  Dr. Bazik participated in the Math Test Development Project.

    Dr. Bazik also has been selected to serve as the State of Illinois Coordinator of the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST). A PAEMST award is a prestigious award for teachers in every state of the nation.  Each year, the awards are bestowed at either the K-6 or 7-12 grade levels.

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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