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.


Name Department Title
Abu Bah Sociology Professor

Tammy Batson

Economics Undergraduate Coordinator/Co-Director, Center for Economic Education/Instructor
Joseph Flynn Curriculum and Instruction Associate Professor/Associate Director of Academic Affairs, Center for Black Studies
Anne Hanley History Professor
Trude Jacobsen History Professor
Renique Kersh Office of Student Engagement Assistant Professor and Associate Vice Provost for Student Engagement and Success
Scot Schraufnagel Political Science Professor and Department Chair
Kurt Thurmaier Public Administration Presidential Engagement Professor and Department Chair
Laura Ruth Johnson Educational Technology, Research and Assessment Associate Professor
Julie Langer Public Administration Associate Professor
Simón Weffer Sociology Associate Professor/Director of Undergraduate Studies


Name Department Title
Michael Adzovic NIU Foundation Director of the Northern Fund
Catherine Doederlein Career Services Director, Internships and External Relations
Jennifer Groce Division of Outreach, Engagement, and Regional Development Director of Community Promotion
Michaela Holtz Office of Student Engagement Director
Rebecca Pritchard Public Health Practicum Coordinator/Undergraduate Advisor