Meet Our Faculty

Meet Our Faculty

The School of Education offers quality education programs, grounded in the liberal arts tradition, which prepare students for careers in the field of education. Its faculty provide an enriched, supportive learning environment that promotes the attainment of knowledge and expression.

Please take a moment to meet our talented faculty.

Office: WAC G-204
Phone: 773-298-3212
Email: carroll@sxu.edu

Margaret Carroll


  • Ed.D., Loyola University of Chicago, Curriculum and Instruction
  • M.A., Chicago State University, Learning Disabilities
  • B.A., University of Illinois in Urbana, Elementary Education and Special Education
Office: Driehaus Center 3911A
Phone: 773-298-3887
Email: george@sxu.edu

Anne George

Associate Professor

  • Ph.D., Utah State University, Family, Consumer and Human Development
  • M.S., Utah State University, Family and Human Development
Office: WAC G-212
Phone: 773-298-3487
Email: hilton@sxu.edu

Peter Hilton

Associate Professor

  • Ph.D., UIC, Curriculum Design
  • M.A.T., National-Louis University, Teaching and Reading
  • M.A., University of Oregon, Individualized Studies
  • B.A., San Jose State University, Epistemology
Dana Isawi
Office: Driehaus Center 3925B
Phone: 773-298-5028
Email: isawi@sxu.edu

Dana Isawi

Assistant Professorial Lecturer

  • Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Counselor Education and Supervision
  • M.S., Marymount University, School Counseling
Office: Driehaus Center 3917B
Phone: 773-298-3889
Email: joyce@sxu.edu

M. Tara Joyce

Associate Professor

  • Ed.D., Harvard University, Human Development and Reading
  • M.S., Syracuse University, Reading Education
Office: WAC G-210
Phone: 773-298-3211
Email: knight@sxu.edu

Eileen Quinn Knight


  • Ph.D., University of Illinois at Chicago, Educational Psychology
  • M.S., DePaul University in Chicago, Counseling Psychology
Office: Driehaus Center 3925H
Phone: 773-298-3229
Email: korenman@sxu.edu

Tamara Korenman

Associate Professor

suzanne lee
Office: WAC G-201
Phone: 773-298-3020
Email: slee@sxu.edu

E. Suzanne Lee

Associate Professor
Dean, School of Education

  • Ph.D., Saint Louis University, Higher Education Administration
  • M.S., Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Health Education
  • B.S., Eastern Illinois University, Psychology
Office: Driehaus Center 3925D
Phone: 773-298-3591
Email: mcinerney@sxu.edu

Kathleen McInerney


  • Ph.D., University of Iowa, Language, Literacy and Culture
Office: WAC N-218
Phone: 773-298-3215
Email: panko@sxu.edu

Jessie Panko


Office: Driehaus Center 3925B/ WAC G-211
Phone: 773-298-5030
Email: jreinhart@sxu.edu

Julie Reinhart


  • Ph.D., Indiana University in Bloomington, Instructional Systems Technology
  • M.Ed., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Curriculum and Instruction
Office: WAC G-213
Phone: 773-298-5017
Email: rohlwing@sxu.edu

Ruth Rohlwing

Associate Professor

  • Ed.D., Northern Illinois University, Reading
  • M.A., West Virgina University, Curriculum and Instruction
Office: WAC G-209
Phone: 773-298-3435
Email: spelman@sxu.edu

Maureen Spelman

Associate Professor

  • Ed.D., Loyola University Chicago, Curriculum and Instruction
earl thomas
Office: Driehaus Center 3911i
Phone: 773-298-5032
Email: thomas@sxu.edu

Earl Thomas

Associate Professor

  • Ed.D., Kansas State University-Manhattan, Kan., Adult Education
  • M.A., University of Missouri-Kansas City, Adult Education
  • B.A., University of Missouri-Kansas City, Psychology/Sociology
Office: WAC G-206
Phone: 773-298-3831
Email: zhao@sxu.edu

Liang Zhao

Associate Professor

  • Ph.D., State University of New York at Buffalo, Foundations of Education
  • M.A., Beijing Normal University, International and Comparative Education
  • B.A., Shanghai International Studies University, Teaching English as a Foreign Language
Office: Driehaus Center 3925-I
Phone: 773-298-5024
Email: zibert@sxu.edu

John Zibert

Assistant Professor