These NIU faculty and staff contribute to the interdisciplinary nature of the Center for Nonprofit and NGO Studies' mission through their work on committees, by partnering on events and contributing to the Center's growth. Many associates also teach interdisciplinary courses that go toward completion of the Nonprofit and NGO Studies major, minor, certificate of undergraduate study in Nonprofit and NGO Studies and the Global Studies minor.

If you are an NIU faculty or staff member and you would like to become an associate of the center, contact Alicia Schatteman, director at

Name Email Department Title
Michael Adzovic NIU Foundation Director, Northern Fund
Abu Bah Sociology Professor
Tammy Batson Economics Undergraduate Coordinator/Director, Center for Economic Education/Instructor
Greg Beyer School of Music Professor and Director of Percussion Studies
Colleen Boraca College of Law Clinical Associate Professor
Megan Brown  Department of Geology and Environmental Geosciences Assistant Professor
King Chung Allied Health and Communicative Disorders Professor
Bethany Cockburn Management Assistant Professor
Catherine Doederlein Career Services Director, Internships and External Relations
Joseph Flynn Curriculum and Instruction Associate Professor/Associate Director of Academic Affairs, Center for Black Studies
Aarie Glas Political Science Assistant Professor
Jennifer Groce Division of Outreach, Engagement and Regional Development Director of Community Promotions
Anne Hanley  History Professor
Mary Lynn Henningsen  Department of Communications Professor
Michaela Holtz Office of Student Engagement Director
Trude Jacobsen History Professor
Laura Ruth Johnson Educational Technology, Research and Assessment Associate Professor
Christine Lagattolla Recreation, Division of Intercollegiate Athletics Assistant Director, Outdoor Adventures
Julie Langer Public Administration Assistant Professor
Sandy Lopez  Academic Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Coordinator for Undocumented Student Support
Kristin Miller College of Visual and Performing Arts Director of Advancement
Ismael Montana History Associate Professor
Christine Mooney Management Associate Professor and Barsema Professor of Social Entrepreneurship
Martin Ndicu Accountancy Assistant Professor
Mark Pietrowski  College of Engineering and Engineering Technology Director/Advisor
Alesha Porisky Department of Political Science Assistant Professor
Nancy Prange School of Health Studies Instructor and Dietetic Internship Director
Rebecca Pritchard School of Health Studies Practicum Coordinator/Undergraduate Advisor
Andrea Radasanu Political Science Associate Professor/Director, University Honors Program

Diane Rodgers Sociology Associate Professor
Luke Sebby Innovation Partnerships and Technology Transfer Director
Kurt Thurmaier Public Administration Distinguished Engagement Professor and Chair
Wendy Vaughn College of Law Clinical Associate Professor
Laura Vazquez Department of Communications Professor
Simón Weffer Sociology Associate Professor