Loyola University Chicago

Center for Urban Research and Learning

Affiliated 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, Assistant Professor, RN, ACNS-BC., School of Nursing
  • Pamela Andresen, Associate Professor, Ph.D., R.N., School of Nursing 
  • Ida Androwich, Professor, Ph.D., R.N., B.C., F.A.A.N., School of Nursing 
  • Samuel Attoh, Dean, Ph.D., Graduate School
  • Gail Baura, Professor. Ph.D., Engineering Science
  • Emily Benfer, Professor, J.D., L.L.M., School of Law 
  • Jerome Blakemore, Professor, Ph.D., School of Social Work
  • Richard Block, Professor, 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, Senior Associate 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, 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, Ph.D., B.S.N., School of Nursing 
  • David Crumrine, 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 
  • 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, Advanced Lecturer, Undergraduate Program Director, Department of Sociology 
  • Francis Fennell, Professor, Ph.D., Department of English 
  • Pamela Fenning, Professor, Ph.D., School of Education 
  • Anne Figert, Professor, Ph.D., Department of Sociology 
  • Edward Flores, Assistant Professor, Ph.D., Department of Sociology 
  • William French, Associate Professor, Ph.D., Department of Theology 
  • Michael Garanzini, S.J., Chancellor
  • Dana Garbarski, Assistant Professor, Ph.D., Department of Sociology 
  • James Garbarino, Professor, Ph.D., Department of Psychology 
  • Héctor García, Spanish Senior Lecturer, 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, Ph.D., Department of Political Science 
  • Ruth Gomberg-Muñoz, Assistant Professor, 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, Associate Professor, MBA, Ph.D. Quinlan School of Business
  • Patrick Green, Director of Center for Experiential Learning, Ed.D. Center for Experiential Learning
  • Susan Grossman, Professor, Ph.D., School of Social Work 
  • Ed Gumz, Associate Professor, Ph.D. School of Social Work
  • Sheila Haas, Professor, 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, 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, Ph.D., Neiswanger Institute for Bioethics, Stritch School of Medicine 
  • Tham Hoang, Assistant Professor, Ph.D., Institute of Environmental Sustainability 
  • Philip Hong, Associate Professor, 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, 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., 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, Ph.D., Department of Sociology 
  • Twyla Blackmond Larnell, Assistant Professor, Ph.D., Department of Political Science 
  • Jim Larson, Professor, 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, Ph.D., School of Psychology 
  • Robyn Mallet, Associate Professor, Ph.D., Department of Psychology 
  • Christopher Manning, Associate Professor, 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, 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, Catholic Studies, Ph.D., Department of Theology
  • Michelle Nickerson, Assistant Professor, Ph.D., Department of History
  • Jon Norman, Assistant Professor, Ph.D., Department of Sociology
  • Phil Nyden, Professor, Founding Director of CURL, Ph.D., Department of Sociology 
  • Timothy O'Brien, Professor, Ph.D., Department of Mathematics and Statistics 
  • Timothy O'Connell, Professor, Ph.D., Institute of Pastoral Studies
  • David Olson, Professor, Ph.D., Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology
  • John Orwat, Associate Professor, Ph.D., School of Social Work 
  • Jennifer Parks, Professor, Ph.D., Department of Philosophy 
  • Linda Paskiewicz, Associate Professor, Ph.D., School of Nursing
  • John Pelissero, Professor, Provost, 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, 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, Ph.D., School of Education 
  • Peter Sanchez, Professor, 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, Ph.D., R.N., School of Nursing
  • David Shoham, Associate Professor, 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, 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, Ph.D., School of Social Work 
  • Annette Steinacker, Director, Master of Urban Affairs and Public Policy Program and Associate Professor, Department of Political Science
  • Yolanda Suarez-Balcazar, Professor, Ph.D., Department of Psychology 
  • Anita Thomas, Associate Professor, Ph.D., School of Education 
  • David Treering, Geographic Information Systems Specialist, M.A., Institute of Environmental Sustainability
  • Nancy Tuchman, Professor, Founding Director, 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, Ph.D., R.N., F.A.A.N., School of Nursing 
  • Elizabeth Vera, Professor, Ph.D., School of Education 
  • Maria Vidal de Haymes, Professor, 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, Professor, M.S.S.W., J.D., School of Law
  • Rhys Williams, Professor, 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, Ph.D., Department of Sociology
  • Gene Zechmeister, Professor, Ph.D., Department of Psychology