These NIU faculty and staff play an important role in advancing the Center for Nonprofit and NGO Studies' mission through their work on committees, by partnering on events and contibuting to the Center's growth. Many associates also teach interdisciplinary courses that go toward completion of the Nonprofit and NGO Studies major and minor as well as the Certificate of Undergraduate Study in Nonprofit and NGO Studies.

Our faculty and staff associates help advance the Center for Nonprofit and NGO by contributing to the interdisciplinary nature of our academic programs and research, the governance of the center, and engagement activities. Many associates also teach courses in the Nonprofit and NGO Studies major, minor and certificate 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
Colleen Boraca College of Law Clinical Associate 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
Michaela Holtz Office of Student Engagement Director
Trude Jacobsen History Professor
Laura Ruth Johnson Educational Technology, Research and Assessment Associate Professor
Julie Langer Public Administration Assistant Professor
Ismael Montana History Associate Professor
Christine Mooney Management Associate Professor and Barsema Professor of Social Entrepreneurship
Martin Ndicu Accountancy 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 Vaughan College of Law Clinical Associate Professor
Simón Weffer Sociology Associate Professor