Focus on Faculty

  • Shayna Connelly: Exploring hauntings through story and film

    Shayna Connelly: Exploring hauntings through story and film

    ​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. ​
  • Amber Settle: Promoting diversity in computer science

    Amber Settle: Promoting diversity in computer science

    ​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: Educating the aging brain

    Joseph Chen: Educating the aging brain

    ​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.​
  • Suzanne Bell: Building teams for Mission to Mars

    Suzanne Bell: Building teams for Mission to Mars

    ​For the last four years, the College of Science and Health's Suzanne Bell has worked on grants funded by NASA, in which she researches how to build and effectively manage future space teams. Continue reading to learn how this professor of industrial and organizational psychology is aiding the advancement of space travel.​
  • Grace Lemmon: Promoting balance between work and life

    Grace Lemmon: Promoting balance between work and life

    ​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.​
  • Mojdeh Bayat: Advocating for children with mental health and developmental disorders

    Mojdeh Bayat: Advocating for children with mental health and developmental disorders

    ​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.​
  • Shane Kelly: Building successful students behine the scenes

    Shane Kelly: Building successful students behine the scenes

    ​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.​
  • Julie Lawton: Building DePaul

    Julie Lawton: Building DePaul's business law clinic

    ​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. ​
  • Ken Butigan: Supporting the campaign for nonviolence

    Ken Butigan: Supporting the campaign for nonviolence

    ​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.​
  • Michael Lewanski: Conducting cultural connection and change

    Michael Lewanski: Conducting cultural connection and change

    ​After studying at the St. Petersburg Conservatory, the School of Music's Michael Lewanski now conducts the DePaul Concert Orchestra and DePaul’s Ensemble 20+. Read on to learn how he teaches students to invite change in music, rethink the world around them and set the tone for culture to come.​
  • Shailja Sharma: Educating the next generation of refugee advocates

    Shailja Sharma: Educating the next generation of refugee advocates

    ​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.​
  • Daniel Morales: Shedding light on immigration law

    Daniel Morales: Shedding light on immigration law

    ​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. ​
  • Shana Wills: Advocating for refugees

    Shana Wills: Advocating for refugees

    ​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.