Administrators & Staff

Officers of the University

Joseph Neubauer, MBA '65, Chairman of the Board of Trustees
Robert J. Zimmer, President of the University
Ka Yee C. Lee, Provost

Administration of the School

Deborah Gorman-Smith Dean

  • Robert J. Chaskin, Deputy Dean for Strategic Initiatives
  • Mark E. Courtney, Editor, Social Service Review 
  • Sydney L. Hans, Deputy Dean for Research and Faculty Development
  • Julia R. HenlyChair of the SSA Doctoral Program
  • Waldo E. Johnson, Jr.Deputy Dean for Curriculum
  • Suzanne A. Fournier, Assistant Dean for Administration and Director of Grants and Contracts
  • Sara C. Furr, Dean of Students, Inclusion and Equity
  • Esty Gur, Associate Dean for Administration
  • Michael A. Jogerst, Assistant Dean and Director of Career Services
  • Mari Philipsborn, Associate Dean of Development
  • Kristen Reid-Salomon, Assistant Dean of Students
  • Adrian Talbott, Assistant Dean for Civic Engagement
  • C. Gidget Ambuehl-Armstrong, HR/Office Manager
  • Nancy Chertok, Director of Field Education
  • Julie Jung, Director of Marketing and Communications
  • Richard J. Kass, Director of Information Technologies and Facilities
  • Mel Lamagna, Associate Director of Field Education
  • Ron Martin, Director of Admissions
  • Maureen Stimming, Director of Professional Development Program and Marketing
  • Paula Tsurutani, Senior Strategic Writer
  • Holiday Vega, Health and Social Services Librarian
  • Kari E. Walsh, IRB Director

Officers of Instruction

  • Alida M. Bouris, Ph.D., Associate Professor; Co-Director, Chicago Center for HIV Elimination; Co-Director, Behavioral, Social, and Implementation Sciences Core of the Third Coast Center for AIDS Research; Fellow, Center for Health Administration Studies; Faculty Affiliate, Center for Interdisciplinary Inquiry and Innovation on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality
  • E. Summerson Carr, Ph.D., Associate Professor; Faculty Associate, Anthropology Department and Department of Comparative Human Development; Faculty Affiliate, Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality
  • Robert J. Chaskin, Ph.D., McCormick Foundation Professor; Affiliated Scholar, Chapin Hall; Faculty, Graduate Program in Health Administration and Policy. He holds the UNESCO Chair for Inclusive Urbanism at SSA. 
  • Yoonsun Choi, Ph.D., Professor; Faculty Affiliate, Center for the Study of Race, Politics, and Culture
  • Mark E. Courtney, Ph.D., Samuel Deutsch Professor; Affiliated Scholar, Chapin Hall; Principal Investigator, California Youth Transitions to Adulthood Study
  • Jessica Darrow, Ph.D., Assistant Instructional Professor; Director of Global Social Development Programs
  • Matthew W. Epperson, Ph.D., Associate Professor; Fellow, Center for Health Administration Studies; Faculty Affiliate, Center for the Study of Race, Politics and Culture; Faculty Director, Smart Decarceration Initiative
  • Eve L. Ewing, Ed.D., Assistant Professor; Faculty Affiliate, Center for the Study of Race, Politics, and Culture; Faculty Affiliate, Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality; Member, Committee on Education
  • Gina Fedock, Ph.D., Assistant Professor; Faculty Affiliate, Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality
  • Angela García, Ph.D., Assistant Professor; Fellow, Center for Health Administration Studies; Affiliated Faculty, Center for Latin American Studies; Faculty Affiliate, Center for the Study of Race, Politics, and Culture and Katz Center for Mexican Studies; Associated Faculty, Department of Sociology
  • Janelle R. Goodwill, Ph.D., Neubauer Family Assistant Professor
  • Deborah Gorman-Smith, Ph.D., Emily Klein Gidwitz Professor; Executive Committee Member, Center for Health Administration Studies; Principal Investigator and Director, Chicago Center for Youth Violence Prevention; Member, Committee on Education
  • Colleen M. Grogan, Ph.D., Professor; Steering Committee Member, Center for Global Health; Co-Director, Center for Health Administration Studies; Affiliated Faculty, Center for Health and the Social Sciences; Chicago Center for HIV Elimination; Faculty Advisor, Graduate Program in Health Administration and Policy
  • Sydney L. Hans, Ph.D., Frank P. Hixon Distinguished Service Professor; Faculty, Department of Comparative Human Development; Associate, Department of Psychology
  • Julia R. Henly, Ph.D., Professor; Faculty Affiliate, Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality; Co-Director, Employment Instability, Family Well-being, and Social Policy Network; Associate, Department of Psychology; Principal Investigator, Illinois/New York Child Care Research Partnership Study 
  • E. Paul Holmes, Psy.D., Senior Lecturer
  • Leyla Ismayilova, Ph.D., Associate Professor; Faculty Steering Committee Member, Center for Global Health; Fellow, Center for Health Administration Studies; Faculty, Graduate Program in Health Administration and Policy (on leave 2020-2021)
  • Waldo E. Johnson, Jr., Ph.D., Associate Professor; Fellow, Center for the Study of Health Administration Studies; Faculty Affiliate, Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality and Center for the Study of Race, Politics, and Culture. 
  • Susan J. Lambert, Ph.D., Professor; Co-Director, Employment Instability, Fmily Well-being, and Social Policy Network
  • Zhiying Ma, Ph.D. Assistant Professor; Faculty Affiliate, Center for East Asian Studies; Faculty Affiliate, Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality
  • Jeanne C. Marsh, Ph.D., George Herbert Jones Distinguished Service Professor; Director, Center for Health Administration Studies; Co-Director, Graduate Program in Health Administration and Policy (on leave 2020-2021)
  • Nicole Marwell, Ph.D., Associate Professor; Faculty Fellow, Center for Spatial Data Science; Associated Faculty, Department of Sociology 
  • J. Curtis McMillen, Ph.D., David and Mary Winton Green Professor (on leave 2020-2021)
  • Reuben Miller, Ph.D., Assistant Professor; Faculty Affiliate, Center for the Study of Race, Politics, and Culture
  • Lisa Lynelle Moore, Ph.D., Senior Lecturer; Director of the Master of Arts in Social Work, Social Policy, and Social Administration Program
  • Jennifer E. Mosley, Ph.D., Associate Professor; Faculty Director, Social Sector Leadership and Nonprofit Management (SSL) Master's Program; Faculty Affiliate, Community Accelerator
  • Shipra Parikh, Ph.D., Associate Instructional Professor
  • Harold A. Pollack, Ph.D., Helen Ross Professor; Affiliate Professor in the Biological Sciences Collegiate Division and the Department of Public Health Sciences; Affiliated Scholar, California Youth Transitions to Adulthood Study; Executive Committee Member, Center for Health Administration Studies; Faculty Affiliate, Center for Health and the Social Sciences; Acting Faculty Director, Graduate Program in Health Administration and Policy; Research Associate, Population Research Center; Faculty Co-Director, University of Chicago Crime Lab and University of Chicago Health Lab 
  • Shantá Robinson, Ph.D., Assistant Professor; Faculty Affiliate, Center for the Study of Race, Politics, and Culture; Member, Committee on Education
  • Melissa Roderick, Ph.D., Hermon Dunlap Smith Professor; Faculty Affiliate, Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality; Member, Committee on Education
  • Gina Miranda Samuels, Ph.D., Associate Professor; Faculty Affiliate, Center for the Study of Race, Politics, and Culture
  • S. L. Simmons, Ph.D., Assistant Instructional Professor
  • William Sites, Ph.D., Associate Professor; Faculty Affiliate, Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality
  • Jancey Wickstrom, Ph.D., Assistant Instructional Professor
  • Miwa Yasui, Ph.D., Associate Professor; Fellow, Center for Health Administration Studies; Faculty Affiliate, Center for the Study of Race, Politics, and Culture (on leave 2020-2021)
  • Marci A. Ybarra, Ph.D., Associate Professor; Fellow, Center for Health Administration Studies; Faculty Affiliate, Center for the Study of Race, Politics and Culture; Co-Director, Employment Instability, Family Well-being, and Social Policy Network (on leave, 2019-20)
  • Alan Zarychta, Ph.D., Assistant Professor; Fellow, Center for Health Administration Studies; Affiliated Faculty, Center for Latin American Studies

Faculty Emeriti

  • Sharon B. Berlin, Ph.D., Helen Ross Professor Emerita
  • William Borden, Ph.D., Lecturer Emeritus
  • Evelyn Z. Brodkin, Ph.D., Associate Professor Emerita
  • Irene Elkin, Ph.D., Professor Emerita
  • Laurence E. Lynn, Jr., Ph.D., Sydney Stein, Jr., Professor Emeritus
  • Stanley McCracken, Ph.D., Lecturer Emeritus
  • Dolores G. Norton, Ph.D., Samuel Deutsch Professor Emerita
  • Charles M. Payne, Ph.D., Frank P. Hixon Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus
  • William Pollak, Ph.D., Associate Professor Emeritus
  • Tina L. Rzepnicki, Ph.D., David and Mary Winton Green Professor Emerita
  • John R. Schuerman, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus
  • Froma Walsh, Ph.D., Mose and Sylvia Firestone Professor Emerita