Staff Directory

Graduate School Information

Brenda Hoiness, 230 Adams Hall,, 815-753-0395

Admissions Staff

For questions about graduate international applications and related inquiries:
Erin Corwin-Surwillo,, 815-753-9410

For questions about domestic degree-seeking applications and related inquiries:
Anne Arne,, 815-753-4900

For questions about non-degree (student-at-large) applications and related inquiries:
Denise Halverson,, 815-753-2699

Initial application processing:
Jeremy Falk,, 815-753-9413

Enrolled Student Staff

Enrolled students with questions about degree-completion requirements and schedule/grade changes should contact one of the following individuals.

For questions about graduation requirements for master's students
Michael Castillo,, 815-753-0431

For questions about schedule changes and grade changes:
Michael Castillo,, 815-753-0431

For questions about graduation requirements for doctoral students and probation/dismissal:
Theresa LaRocco,, 815-753-9411

Thesis/Dissertation Office

Carolyn Law,, 815-753-9405


Casey Coots, Director of Marketing and Communications,, 815-752-6962
Anna Richardson, Online Program Enrollment Coordinator,, 815-753-9483
Kevin Shepke, Publicity Promotions Specialist,, 815-753-8240

Graduate Career and Professional Development

Gary Baker, Ph.D.,  Co-Coordinator,, 815-753-1946
Elizabeth Wilkins, Ph.D., Co-Coordinator,, 815-753-9406

Technical Services

For questions about degree progress report set-up and functionality:
Lakeisha Jackson,, 815-753-9414

Graduate Colloquium

Deborah Williams,, 815-753-0425

Office of the Dean

Dana Hughes, Administrative Assistant,, 815-753-9403
Debbie Williams, Office Manager,, 815-753-0425
Bonni Feltz, Office Support Specialist,, 815-753-9654
Bradley G. Bond, Ph.D., Dean,, 815-753-9402

Contact Us

The Graduate School
Adams Hall 230
P: 815-753-0395

Office Hours

8-11:30 a.m.
12:30-4:30 p.m.

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