Faculty Spotlights

2013-2014 Outstanding Faculty Award Winner


Lubna Haque

Lubna Haque, associate professor of Chemistry at COD, has been named the Overall Outstanding Faculty Member for 2013-2014.

Spotlight on Meteorology


Paul Sirvatka

Faculty Spotlight on Paul Sirvatka, College of DuPage professor of meteorology.

Faculty Spotlight

  • Carol Riphenburg

    Carol RiphenburgPolitical Science

    "To compete in the international marketplace and contribute to positive global interaction, students need to have a better understanding of and appreciation for other people, other cultures, other religions and other geographies."

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  • Julie Gibbs

    Julie GibbsBiology

    "I want students to walk away as more scientifically literate people. All of us need some background in biology to be able to take care of ourselves and other living things in our care, whether pets, plants or other people."

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  • Carolyn England

    Carolyn EnglandComputer Information Systems

    "Learning is experience and learning is being able to work with others. It's important for me to help my students get to the next level, whether they are retraining for a new job or transferring to earn their bachelor's. I want to make sure that they never stop learning."

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  • Sandy Fries

    Sandy FriesMass Communications

    “Students should know that their professor has professional experience in a given field, and listening to someone like Bill Shatner helps them grasp how it works behind the scenes.” 

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  • Bruce Sewick

    Bruce SewickHuman Services

    "I share real-life examples and help foster critical thinking skills so necessary for our work. We save lives by providing services and support to people who otherwise might not be able to live successfully without our help."

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  • Jane Kielb

    Jane KielbInterior Design

    "With 30-plus years of completing various types of design projects, I want to share my experiences with students, including actual challenges that they normally wouldn't learn about in a classroom setting."

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  • Tom Robertson

    Tom RobertsonAutomotive Technology

    "I hope my students develop the same curiosity I have to discover how something works and why it works that way, and then I hope they can apply that understanding to determine why something isn't working or is broken." 

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