Faculty & Staff Directory

Emeriti

  • Man Singh Das - Dr. Das retired from NIU in August of 1999 after 30 years. Dr. Das has created the Man Singh and Promilla Das Foundation - India Re-Connect.  This foundation provides support for "Transforming hoplessness into hope for the poorest of the poor." Dr. Das is an ordained United Methodist minister and founding pastor of South Asian United Methodist Church in Winfield, IL.
  • Kay B. Forest - Dr. Forest retired from NIU in July 2008. 
  • Clinton Jesser - Dr. Jesser is still teaching at NIU through External Programming. He continues his interest in gender and in spear-heading men’s intentional support groups. He is also an active member of the DeKalb Interfaith Network for Peace and Justice.
  • David Kamens - Dr. Kamens is currently living in Washington D.C., where he continues to write and enjoy retirement. Among his recent papers is a co-authored work with Charles L. Cappell, titled “The Political Cultural Field of Institutional Trust & the 2000 Presidential Vote,” presented at the 2006 annual meeting of the American Sociological Association, Montreal Convention Center, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
  • George Kourvetaris retired in 2007 and is currently living in Florida.
  • David Luckenbill retired from NIU in December 2007 and now teaches part time.  He continues to live in the DeKalb area.
  • William C. (Bill) McCready, Ph.D. - After retiring from NIU in 1999-2000, Bill joined Knowledge Networks, Inc., (now GfK), as VP for Government and Academic Research where he worked with academic, government, and non-profit clients to help them design projects that used the online panel capabilities. [http://www.knowledgenetworks.com/ganp/ga-staff.html]. While at GfK:KN he worked on over 150 projects including the evaluation project for the 2000 census and the University of Pennsylvania's Annenberg School of Public Policy projects on election participation. He still serves as a GfK consultant, but since 2010 he has been the Senior Fellow for Evaluation and Strategic Planning with the Ministry Leadership Center (MLC) of Sacramento, CA. [http://www.ministryleadership.net] This center provides formation training for the executives in six Catholic healthcare systems in ten western states. Bill has worked in the survey research field for more than 45 years, both as the first Program Director at NORC at the University of Chicago and then as Director of the Public Opinion Lab at NIU. While at NIU he directed the CDC-funded Illinois BRFSS as well as projects for the Ford Foundation, the Smithsonian Institution, NIAAA, and McDonald's Corporation and is a past member the National Academy of Science's Committee for a National Urban Policy.
  • W. William Minor - Dr. Minor retired from NIU in July 2010.  He continues to live in DeKalb.
  • Richard Quinney - Dr. Quinney is living in Madison, Wisconsin.  Dr. Quinney's website.
  • John K. "Jack" Rhoads - Dr. Rhoads retired after 32 years with NIU.  He continues his work in sociology publishing books and articles.
  • Herb Rubin - Dr. Rubin is still living in DeKalb. The latest edition of his book (with co-author Irene Rubin) Qualitative Interviewing: The Art of Hearing Data was published in 2005. The fourth edition of Community Organizing and Development will be published in 2008. When he and Irene are not traveling, he continues to be active in local politics, including as chair of the DeKalb County Housing Action Coalition and as chair of the Economic Development Committee, City of DeKalb.
  • Gian Sarup - Retired in December of 2000 and lives in DeKalb.
  • John Stolte - Dr. Stolte retired in May 2005.
  • Robert Suchner - Dr. Suchner retired from NIU in May 2001 and lives in DeKalb. 
  • Jim Thomas - Dr. Thomas continues to teach at NIU as adjunct professor. He also teaches at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Thomas remains active in the NIU chapter of the American Correction Association, among other pursuits. Dr. Thomas' website