Graduate Program Directors

The Right People on Your Side

At Elmhurst College, 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.

Every Elmhurst College graduate student has a program director to help them through school.

Meet Our Program Directors

Business

Carrie Hewitt, M.A.

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

Kelly Cunningham, MBA

Associate Professor, Business & Economics; Program Director, MBA
Department of Business and Economics

Bruce Fischer, Ph.D.

Professor, Business & Economics; Program Director, M.S. in Project Management
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

Therese Wehman, Ph.D.

Professor, Education; Program Director, MAT in Early Childhood Education and M.Ed. in Early Childhood Special Education
Department of Education

Jeanne White, Ed.D.

Professor, Education; Program Director, M.Ed. in Teacher Leadership
Department of Education

Health Care

Ruiying Ding, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Professor, Communication Sciences and Disorders; Program Director, M.S. in Communication Sciences and Disorders
Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders

Elizabeth Davis, DNP, R.N., CNL, RN-C MNN

Assistant Professor, Nursing & Health Sciences; Program Director, Master's Entry in Nursing Practice
Department of Nursing and Health Sciences

Becky Hulett, DNP, R.N., CNL

Assistant Professor, Nursing & Health Sciences; Program Director, M.S. in Nursing
Department of Nursing and Health Sciences

Elizabeth Wanka, DrOT, MOT, OTR/L

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

Technology

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
Department of Computer Science and Information Systems

Judith Bock

Instructor, Geography and GIS; Program Director, M.S. in Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
Department of Geography and GIS

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 Program Director

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