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It all started with a library book about Haunted Houses. Shayna Connelly’s fascination with ghosts turned into a full-fledged film career, and today she’s an associate professor of film and television in the College of Computing and Digital Media. A member of the DePaul community for 10 years, Connelly recently completed the last two films in a collection of eight shorts that examines the ways ghosts and hauntings affect our daily lives.
Since 1996, Amber Settle has shared her knowledge of computing with DePaul's campus community. Read on to learn more about how this professor of computer science education and theory strives to expand the minds of her students and support minority groups in the field of computer science.
Joseph Chen, an associate professor and director of student support services in the School for New Learning, studies the impact of culture on perceptions, the change process and the aging brain. Continue reading to learn how he uses his research to help educate SNL's nontraditional adult students.
An associate professor and faculty director of the Management Honors Program, Grace Lemmon's research focuses on the intersection of work-life balance and employee engagement in the workplace. Read on to learn more about why this Double Demon believes work-life balance is important and how it all begins with the organization and employer.
In today's world, there are many misconceptions about mental health, especially with children. Read on to learn how Mojdeh Bayat, a professor in the College of Education, advocates for the human rights of children with disabilities.
After working on productions that range from The Second City to the NBA All-Star Jam Session, Shane Kelly now teaches and advises as the head of theatre technology and the chair of design and technology at The Theatre School. Read on to learn how his career inspires him to teach his students the importance of creativity, collaboration and the role theatre technicians play beyond the set.
For seven years, Julie Lawton has shared her knowledge of and passion for the law with DePaul's College of Law. After spending eight years at Georgetown University, Lawton became a clinical professor in 2011. Read on to learn about her plans for DePaul's new business law clinic, set to open in fall 2018.
For more than three decades, Ken Butigan has organized movements for social transformation centered around nonviolence. Read on to learn more about Butigan and how he's working with the Vatican to revitalize and further integrate nonviolence into the Catholic Church’s teachings.
Drawing on personal experiences, Shailja Sharma created the Refugee and Forced Migration program at DePaul in 2014 to teach students how to work with refugees around the world. Read on to learn more about the program and her impact at DePaul.
For the last 10 years, Daniel Morales, a professor in the College of Law, has focused his research on immigration law and policy in the United States. Read on to learn about the benefits of studying law and about some of the issues regarding immigration policy in today’s political climate.
Adjunct faculty member Shana Wills has spent the last 14 years educating DePaul students about refugee, immigrant and international human rights issues. Read on to learn about the various organizations she works with and how they play a role in her time on campus.