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Academic Affairs Staff

Wendy Hilton-Morrow, Ph.D.
Vice President of Academic Affairs, Provost and Dean of the College, Professor of Communication Studies

Office: Bahls CLC 116,, 309-794-7312



Kristin Douglas, Ph.D.
Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs, Associate Dean, Professor of Biology

Contact: Bahls CLC 116,, 309-794-3443

Academic Standing
Advising and Vocational Exploration (CORE)
Course Enrollment & Schedule/Load Changes
First Year Experience
Honor Council
Orientation and Registration
Retention and Persistence Initiatives
Student Concerns (with Dean of Students)

Committees: Administrative Technology, Advising, Student Persistence & Success

Mike Egan, Ph.D.
Associate Dean, Associate Professor of Education

Contact: Founders Hall 123,, 309-794-8965

Art Museum Liaison
IDEA Course Evaluations
Learning Commons
J-term Coordination
Program Reviews
Service Learning
Summer Term Coordination
Symposium Day

Committees: Art Museum Advisory Board, Assessment for Improvement, Educational Policies, General Education, Honors Committee, Humanities Fund, Symposium Day



Jessica Schultz, Ph.D.
Associate Dean, Associate Professor of Psychology

Contact: Founders Hall 116,, 309-794-7331

Academic Facilities Renovation
Admissions Liaison 
Faculty Development
Faculty Grievances
Human Resources Liaison 
Student Academic Grievances
Student Life Liaison
Summer Academy
Deputy Title IX Coordinator
Visiting and Fellow Hires

Committees: Academic Technology, Bias Response, Sexual Health and Violence Prevention, Student Policies, Title IX Team

The Office of Academic Affairs also includes:

Michelle Heinrichs, Contract and Budget Coordinator, 309-794-7311
Academic budgets, faculty compensation, faculty database and course load manager.

Sherry Docherty, Executive Assistant, 309-794-7312
Provost's calendar; faculty searches, program reviews.

Kim Warner, Contract and Budget Assistant, 309-794-7504

Jeannine Oliver, Executive Assistant, 309-794-7328
AA event planning; Faculty governance materials, NF onboarding, IDEA reviews