The Right People on Your Side
At Elmhurst University, your program director will be there for you at every step of the way—from choosing classes to launching a career.
Graduate program directors at Elmhurst are experienced professionals and scholars with vast expertise in their fields. They’ve consulted with Fortune 500 companies, published influential textbooks, won prestigious awards and much more.
But most of all, they’re dedicated mentors whose top priority is you. From the moment you apply to graduation and beyond, your program director will work with you one on one to customize your course of study and prepare you for a brilliant future.
Meet Our Program Directors
Jessica J. Sim, Ph.D.
Interim Program Director, M.A. Industrial/Organizational Psychology; Assistant Professor, Psychology
Lawrence Brown, MBA
Assistant Professor, Business and Economics; Program Director, MBA
Bruce Fischer, Ph.D.
Professor, Business & Economics; Program Director, Master of Project Management; Program Director, Graduate Certificate in Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Roby Thomas, Ph.D.
Professor, Business & Economics; Program Director, M.S. in Supply Chain Management; Director, Supply Chain Think Tank
Beverly Troiano, Ph.D.
Program Director, M.Ed. in Teacher Leadership; Associate Professor, Education; ESL/Bilingual Endorsement Coordinator
Becky Hulett, DNP, R.N., CNL
Program Director, M.S. in Nursing; Program Director, Doctor of Nursing Practice; Associate Professor, Nursing and Health Sciences
Jennifer M.D. Kremkow, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
Program Director, M.S. in Communication Sciences and Disorders; Associate Professor, Communication Sciences and Disorders
Laura E. Minarich, DNP, CNL, FNP-C
Assistant Professor, Nursing and Health Sciences; Program Director, Master's Entry in Nursing Practice
Elizabeth Wanka, DrOT, MOT, OTR/L
Associate Professor, MOT Program; Program Director, Master of Occupational Therapy
Instructor, Geography and GIS; Program Director, M.S. in Geography and Environmental Studies; Certificate in GIS
Ali Ghane, MSEE, MSBE
Associate Professor, Computer Science & Information Systems; Program Director, M.S. in Computer Information Technology
James Kulich, Ph.D.
Professor, Computer Science & Information Systems; Program Director, M.S. in Data Science and Analytics
As program director, I know every single individual in the program. I know why they’re here, and I know what they’re looking to do. That personal touch is more than a saying—it’s very real in the way that we interact and relate with all of our students.—Jim Kulich, M.S. in Data Science and Analytics Program Director