Loyola University Chicago

Center for Urban Research and Learning

Faculty

CURL relies on faculty from a broad range of schools, departments, centers, institutions and programs in completing its interdisciplinary work. The faculty listed below are connected to CURL through:

  • Research as principle investigator on CURL projects
  • Service on the CURL Advisory Committee
  • Presentation at a Friday Morning Seminar
  • Teaching the Urban Studies Seminar (which involves undergraduate students in CURL research projects)
  • Advising/consulting on CURL team research projects
  • Advising CURL Graduate Research Fellows and CURL Undergraduate Fellows on their work on CURL research projects
  • Research connected to CURL Faculty Fellowships

These disciplines include the following:

Schools

  • Graduate School
  • School of Business
  • School of Communication
  • School of Education
  • School of Law
  • School of Nursing
  • School of Social Work
  • Stritch School of Medicine 

Departments

  • Anthropology 
  • Biology
  • Chemistry and Biochemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Criminal Justice and Criminology
  • Economics
  • Engineering Science
  • English
  • Fine and Performing Arts
  • History
  • Latin American and Latino Studies
  • Mathematics and Statistics
  • Modern Languages and Literatures
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Public Health Sciences
  • Sociology 
  • Theology 

Centers 

  • Center for Experiential Learning
  • Center for Human Rights of the Child
  • Faculty Center for Ignatian Pedagogy 
  • Hank Center 

Institutes

  • Institute of Environmental Sustainability 
  • Institute of Pastoral Studies

Programs

  • Master of Urban Affairs and Public Policy Program

Faculty

The faculty pages of those involved at CURL over our 20-year history are linked below. Since most of our affiliated faculty participate in community-engaged work, this provides a visible measure of the scope of such work taking place in the university. 

  • Kathleen Adams, Professor, Ph.D., Department of Anthropology 
  • Marc Albert, Assistant Professor, Ph.D., Department of Computer Science 
  • Daniel Amick, Associate Professor, Ph.D., Department of Anthropology 
  • Colleen Andreoni, Clinical Instructor, RN, ACNS-BC., School of Nursing
  • Pamela Andresen, Associate Professor, Ph.D., R.N., School of Nursing 
  • Ida Androwich, Professor Emerita, Ph.D., R.N., B.C., F.A.A.N., School of Nursing 
  • Samuel Attoh, Dean, Ph.D., Graduate School
  • Gail Baura, Director of Engineering Science and Professor, Ph.D., Engineering Science
  • Emily Benfer, Adjunct Professor, J.D., L.L.M., School of Law 
  • Jerome Blakemore, Professor, Ph.D., School of Social Work
  • Richard Block, Professor Emeritus, Ph.D., Department of Sociology 
  • Hank Bohanon, Professor, Ph.D., School of Education 
  • Amy Bohnert, Associate Professor, Ph.D., Department of Psychology
  • Mark Bosco, S.J., Associate Professor, Ph.D., Department of English 
  • Diane Boyer, Ph.D., School of Nursing
  • Patrick Boyle, Associate Professor, Vice Provost, Ph.D., Department of Political Science
  • Japonica Brown-Saracino, Ph.D., Department of Sociology
  • Anthony Burrow, Assistant Professor, Ph.D., Department of Psychology
  • Mary Charles, Grants Director, Adjunct Faculty, M.A., School of Education 
  • Gina Coffee, Associate Professor, Ph.D., School of Education 
  • Elizabeth Coffman, Associate Professor, Ph.D., School of Communication 
  • Jorgia Connor, Assistant Professor, Director of 4-Year B.S.N. Program, Ph.D., B.S.N., School of Nursing 
  • David Crumrine, Emeritus Professor, Ph.D. Department of Chemistry and Biology
  • Helena Dagadu, Assistant Professor, Ph.D., Department of Sociology 
  • Michael Dentato, Assistant Professor, Ph.D., M.S.W., School of Social Work 
  • Chris Donner, Assistant Professor, Ph.D., Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology
  • Kathleen Dunn, Assistant Professor, Ph.D., Department of Sociology 
  • John Edwards, Associate Professor, Ph.D., Department of Psychology 
  • David Embrick, Associate Professor, Ph.D., Department of Sociology 
  • Thomas Esposito, Trauma Critical Care, Loyola University Medical Center
  • Judson Everitt, Assistant Professor, Undergraduate Program Director, Department of Sociology 
  • Francis Fennell, Professor Emeritus, Ph.D., Department of English 
  • Pamela Fenning, Professor, Ph.D., School of Education 
  • Anne Figert, Professor and Department Chair, Ph.D., Department of Sociology 
  • Edward Flores, Assistant Professor, Ph.D., Department of Sociology 
  • William French, Associate Professor, Section Coordinator of IEST- Christian Ethics, Ph.D., Department of Theology 
  • Michael Garanzini, S.J., Chancellor
  • Dana Garbarski, Assistant Professor, Ph.D., Department of Sociology 
  • James Garbarino, Professor, Maude C. Clarke Chair in Humanistic Psychology, Ph.D., Department of Psychology 
  • Héctor García, Spanish Senior Lecturer, Latin American and Latino Studies Program Director, Ph.D., Department of Modern Languages and Literatures
  • Christine George, Associate Research Professor, Ph.D., Center for Urban Research and Learning 
  • Timothy Gilfoyle, Professor, Ph.D., Department of History 
  • Kevin Gillespie, S.J., Associate Provost 
  • Alan Gitelson, Professor Emeritus, Ph.D., Department of Political Science 
  • Ruth Gomberg-Muñoz, Associate Professor, Undergraduate Program Director, Ph.D., Department of Anthropology 
  • Joy Gordon, Professor, J.D., Ph.D., Department of Philosophy 
  • Vivian Gordon, Associate Professor, J.D., Ph.D., School of Education
  • Jill Graham, Professor Emerita, MBA, Ph.D. Quinlan School of Business
  • Patrick Green, Director, Clinical Instructor, Ed.D. Center for Experiential Learning
  • Susan Grossman, Professor, Associate Dean, Ph.D., School of Social Work 
  • Ed Gumz, Associate Professor, Ph.D. School of Social Work
  • Sheila Haas, Dean Emerita, Ph.D., R.N., F.A.A.N., Professor, School of Nursing 
  • Diana Hackbarth, Professor, Ph.D., R.N., F.A.A.N., School of Nursing 
  • Carol Harding, Professor, Ph.D., School of Education
  • John Hardt, Associate Professor, Vice President and Associate Provost Mission Integration Loyola University Health System and Health Sciences Division, Ph.D., Neiswanger Institute for Bioethics, Stritch School of Medicine 
  • Fady Harfoush, Director & Executive Lecturer - Financial Services & Business Analytics Lab, Ph.D, Quinlan School of Business
  • Dawn Harris, Associate Professor, Ph.D., Quinlan School of Business 
  • Lena Hatchett, Assistant Professor, Director of Community and University Partnerships in the Stritch School of Medicine, Ph.D., Neiswanger Institute for Bioethics, Stritch School of Medicine 
  • Tham Hoang, Associate Professor, Ph.D., Institute of Environmental Sustainability 
  • Philip Hong, Associate Professor, Director of the Center for Research on Self Sufficiency (CROSS), Ph.D., M.S.W., School of Social Work 
  • Jessica Horowitz, Associate Dean for Student Services, Ph.D., The Graduate School
  • Kelly Howe, Assistant Professor of Theatre, Ph.D., Department of Fine and Performing Arts 
  • David Ingram, Professor, Ph.D., Department of Philosophy 
  • Harvey Jassem, Dean, Ph.D., School of Communication
  • Ayana Karanja, Associate Professor, Ph.D., Department of Sociology 
  • Brian Kelly, Assistant Professor, Director of the Advanced Accredited Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Counselor Training Program, Ph.D., M.S.W., School of Social Work 
  • Andrew D. Keyt, Clinical Professor, M.S.M.F.T., Quinlan School of Business
  • Terri Kilbane, Associate Professor, Ph.D. Program Director, Ph.D., School of Social Work
  • Craig Kois, Instructor, M.A., School of Communications
  • Amy Krings, Assistant Professor, M.S.W., Ph.D., School of Social Work 
  • Marilyn Krogh, Associate Professor, Graduate Program Director, Ph.D., Department of Sociology 
  • Twyla Blackmond Larnell, Assistant Professor, Ph.D., Department of Political Science 
  • Jim Larson, Professor, Chair, Ph.D., Department of Psychology 
  • Scott Leon, Associate Professor, Ph.D., Department of Psychology 
  • Louis Lucas, Assistant Professor, Ph.D., Department of Cell and Molecular Physiology, Stritch School of Medicine
  • Marta Lundy, Professor, Ph.D. School of Social Work 
  • Arthur Lurigio, Professor, Senior Associate Dean for Faculty (Arts and Sciences),  Director of the Center for Advancement of Research, Training, and Education, Ph.D., School of Psychology 
  • Robyn Mallet, Associate Professor, Ph.D., Department of Psychology 
  • Christopher Manning, Associate Professor, Assistant Provost on Academic Diversity, Ph.D., Department of History
  • Lucy Martinez-Schallmoser, Assistant Professor, Ph.D., R.N., School of Nursing 
  • Richard E. Matland, Professor, Ph.D., Department of Political Science
  • David Merriman, Associate Professor, Ph.D. Department of Economics
  • Susan Mezey, Professor Emerita, Ph.D., Department of Political Science
  • Noritaka Minami, Assistant Professor of Fine Arts, M.F.A., Department of Fine & Performing Arts
  • Kelly Moore, Associate Professor, Ph.D., Department of Sociology 
  • Michael Patrick Murphy, Director of The Hank Center for Catholic Intellectual Heritage, Director of Catholic Studies, Ph.D., Department of Theology
  • Michelle Nickerson, Associate Professor, Ph.D., Department of History
  • Jon Norman, Assistant Professor, Ph.D., Department of Sociology
  • Phil Nyden, Professor Emeritus, Founding Director of CURL, Ph.D., Department of Sociology 
  • Timothy O'Brien, Professor, Director of Graduate Program, Ph.D., Department of Mathematics and Statistics 
  • Timothy O'Connell, Professor Emeritus, Ph.D., Institute of Pastoral Studies
  • David Olson, Professor, Graduate Program Director, Co-director of the Center for Criminal Justice Research, Policy and Practice
    Ph.D., Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology
  • John Orwat, Associate Professor, Ph.D., School of Social Work 
  • Jennifer Parks, Professor, Bioethics Minor Director, Ph.D., Department of Philosophy 
  • Linda Paskiewicz, Associate Professor, Ph.D., School of Nursing
  • John Pelissero, Professor, Ph.D., Department of Political Science
  • Ben Penglase, Associate Professor, Anthropology and Latin American Studies
  • David Prasse, Professor, Vice Provost, Ph.D., School of Education
  • Maryse Richards, Professor, Ph.D., Department of Psychology 
  • Joy Rogers, Professor, Ph.D., School of Education
  • Henry Rose, Professor, J.D., School of Law
  • Peter Rosenblatt, Assistant Professor, Director of the Urban Studies Program, Ph.D., Department of Sociology 
  • Edie Rubinowitz, Adjunct Professor, M.P.A., School of Communication
  • Patricia Rupert, Associate Professor, Ph.D., Department of Psychology 
  • Ann Marie Ryan, Associate Professor, Plan 2020 School Partnership Coordinator, Ph.D., School of Education 
  • Peter Sanchez, Professor, Graduate Program Director, Ph.D., Department of Political Science
  • Catherine DeCarlo Santiago, Assistant Professor, Ph.D., Department of Psychology 
  • Diane Schiller, Professor, Ph.D., School of Education 
  • Michael Schuck, Professor, Ph.D., Department of Theology
  • David Schweickart, Professor, Ph.D., Department of Philosophy
  • Judith Scully, Professor Emerita, Ph.D., R.N., School of Nursing
  • David Shoham, Associate Professor, Director of the MPH Program, Ph.D., Public Health Sciences
  • Pat Simpson, Associate Professor Ph.D., School of Business
  • David Shriberg, Professor, Ph.D., School of Education
  • Shweta Singh, Associate Professor, Ph.D., M.S.W., School of Social Work 
  • Lisa Skemp, Professor, Chair Department of Health Systems, Leadership and Policy, Ph.D., R.N., F.G.S.A., F.A.A.N., School of Nursing
  • Suzette Speight, Associate Professor, Ph.D., School of Education
  • Marcia Spira, Professor,Associate Dean for Academics, Director of the Institute for Intergenerational Study and Practice, Ph.D., School of Social Work 
  • Annette Steinacker, Director, Master of Urban Affairs and Public Policy Program and Associate Professor, Department of Political Science
  • Don Stemen, Associate Professor, Chair, Ph.D., Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology
  • Yolanda Suarez-Balcazar, Professor, Ph.D., Department of Psychology 
  • Anita Thomas, Associate Professor, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Research, Ph.D., School of Education 
  • Nancy Tuchman, Professor, Founding Dean, Ph.D., Institute of Environmental Sustainability
  • Katherine Tyson, Professor, Ph.D., School of Social Work 
  • Fabiola Varela-Garcia, Assistant Professor, Ph.D., Department of Modern Languages and Literature
  • Barbara Velsor-Friedrich, Professor, Director of Ph.D. Program, Ph.D., R.N., F.A.A.N., School of Nursing 
  • Elizabeth Vera, Professor, Ph.D., School of Education 
  • Maria Vidal de Haymes, Professor, Director of the Practice in Social Work Migration Studies Sub-Specialization, Ph.D., School of Social Work 
  • Aana Vigen, Associate Professor of Christian Social Ethics, Ph.D., Department of Theology 
  • George Villanueva, Assistant Professor, Ph.D., School of Communications 
  • Katherine Kaufka Walts, Director, J.D., Center for the Human Rights of Children
  • Anita Weinberg, Clinical Professor, Director, ChildLaw Policy Institute, M.S.S.W., J.D., School of Law
  • Rhys Williams, Professor, Director-McNamara Center for the Social Study of Religion, Ph.D., Department of Sociology 
  • Jonathan Wilson, Professor of Theater, M.F.A., Department of Fine and Performing Arts
  • Talmadge Wright, Associate Professor, Ph.D., Department of Sociology 
  • Kathleen Maas Weigert, Professor, Ph.D., Department of Sociology
  • Judith Wittner, Professor Emerita, Ph.D., Department of Sociology
  • Gene Zechmeister, Professor, Ph.D., Department of Psychology