Faculty Expertise

Drawing upon the rich resources of NIU and the diverse expertise of our faculty, we are uniquely capable of delivering programs that are professionally and academically rewarding.

A significant number of NIU faculty and staff are fluent in critical languages, including Arabic, Bahasa-Indonesia, Bahasa-Melayu, Burmese, Chinese, French, German, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Laotian, Latin/Classics, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swahili, Tagalog, Thai, Urdu and Vietnamese.

View some of the areas in which we've developed training programs

  • Accounting.
  • Advocacy and Networking.
  • Biotechnology.
  • Civil Society and Citizen Participation.
  • Community Development.
  • Community Health/Education.
  • Conflict Management/Resolution.
  • Democracy and Governance.
  • Distance Learning/Education.
  • Early Childhood Education.
  • Environmental Management/Conservation.
  • Financial Management.
  • Foreign Policy.
  • Genetic Engineering.
  • HIV/AIDS Mitigation and Prevention.
  • Human Resource Management.
  • Hydrogeology.
  • International Business and Marketing.
  • Journalism and Media.
  • Law and Justice.
  • Nanotechnology.
  • Non-formal/Adult Education.
  • Nursing.
  • Participatory Monitoring and Evaluation.
  • Public Administration/Local Government.
  • Robotics.
  • Teacher Education and Training.
  • Teaching English as a Second Language.
  • Water/Waste Management.
  • Women's Empowerment.

Contact Us

Sim Tissa, Ed.D
Program Director
815-753-9547
schin@niu.edu