Graduate Program Directors

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

Business

Jessica J. Sim, Ph.D.

Interim Program Director, M.A. Industrial/Organizational Psychology; Assistant Professor, Psychology
Department of Psychology

Lawrence Brown, Elmhurst University

Lawrence Brown, MBA

Assistant Professor, Business and Economics; Program Director, MBA
Department of Business and Economics

Bruce Fischer, Ph.D.

Professor, Business & Economics; Program Director, Master of Project Management; Program Director, Graduate Certificate in Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Department of Business and Economics

Roby Thomas, Ph.D.

Professor, Business & Economics; Program Director, M.S. in Supply Chain Management; Director, Supply Chain Think Tank
Department of Business and Economics


Education

Beverly Troiano, Ph.D.

Program Director; Associate Professor, Education; ESL/Bilingual Endorsement Coordinator
Department of Education

Health Care

Becky Hulett, DNP, R.N., CNL

Program Director, M.S. in Nursing; Program Director, Doctor of Nursing Practice; Associate Professor, Nursing and Health Sciences
Department of 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
Department of 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
Department of Nursing and Health Sciences

Elizabeth Wanka, DrOT, MOT, OTR/L

Associate Professor, MOT Program; Program Director, Master of Occupational Therapy
Master of Occupational Therapy

Technology

Judith Bock

Instructor, Geography and GIS; Program Director, M.S. in Geography and Environmental Studies; Certificate in GIS
Department of Geography and GIS

Ali Ghane, MSEE, MSBE

Associate Professor, Computer Science & Information Systems; Program Director, M.S. in Computer Information Technology
Department of Computer Science and Information Systems

James Kulich, Ph.D.

Professor, Computer Science & Information Systems; Program Director, M.S. in Data Science and Analytics
Department of Computer Science and Information Systems

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

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