Faculty Stories

Meet Our Faculty

Get to know the people at the head of the class. The award-winning faculty at Elmhurst University are accomplished scholars, experienced professionals and dedicated teachers.

These stories highlight faculty members from the many disciplines at the University. Learn more about them, their work, and how they help their students succeed.

A portrait photograph of Siaw-Peng Wan, an Elmhurst College professor of business administration. A blue blur effect is in the foreground.

Academic Excel-lence

Siaw-Peng Wan loves teaching Microsoft Excel—and he loves helping his students unlock the secrets of the spreadsheet.

Laury Westbury is the director of Elmhurst College's Simulation Center at Elmhurst Memorial Hospital.

A Surgical Assist

Hospitals in need of O.R. nurses turn to Laury Westbury and the hands-on class she created.

Elmhurst College professor of Religious Studies Mladen Turk.

Creating Critical Thinkers

Whether in a classroom or a remote village in India, Mladen Turk introduces students to different ways of thinking.

Jennifer Mather is a member of the Elmhurst College music faculty.

Singing Your Truth

Jennifer Mather helps students bring music to life by finding their own voice.

Colleen Munro-Leighton is a chemistry professor at Elmhurst University.

Teaching It Forward

Colleen Munro-Leighton helps students find their path, as other professors once did for her.

Graphic design professor Andrew Sobol encourages his Elmhurst College students to push the limits of their creativity.

Creatives Wanted

Andrew Sobol draws on his graphic design career to prepare students for this thriving industry.

Andrea Krieg, assistant professor of criminal justice at Elmhurst College.

Change Agent

Andrea Krieg wants students to understand the complexities of the criminal justice system.

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