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CAP Faculty

Faculty in the Capital Honors Scholars Program – 2014-2015

Capital Scholars Honors professors are among the best teachers and scholars at UIS, and come from among the best graduate schools from around the nation and the world.

Each devotes one or two courses per year to the CAP curriculum, and also teaches upper division or graduate courses in one of UIS’s majors, minors, or graduate programs.

Many of the CAP faculty, listed below, have links to their email addresses. Feel free to contact any of them about CAP or their discipline.

If you are interested in teaching for the CAP Honors Program, click here for information regarding the process for proposing a CAP Honors course.


Kanwal Alvarez

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Biology

Email Kanwal Alvarez

CAP 141- Biology and Chemistry of the Environment I

CAP 142- Biology and Chemistry of the Environment II


Heather Bailey

Associate Professor, History

Email Heather Bailey

CAP 226-What is Power?


Amy Barbeau

Adjunct Instructor, Liberal & Integrative Studies

Email Amy Barbeau

CAP 123 – How Do You Know?


Kristi Barnwell

Assistant Professor, History

Email Kristi Branwell

CAP 123- How Do You Know?


David Bertaina

Associate Professor, History

Email David Bertaina

CAP 123 – How Do You Know?


Feng-Shun Bin

Associate Professor, Business Administration

Email Feng-Shun Bin

CAP226 – What is Power?


Donna Bussell

Associate Professor, English

Email Donna Bussell

CAP 226-What is Power?


Karen Guthrie-Coleman

Recruitment & Advising Coordinator, CAP Honors Program

Email Karen Guthrie-Coleman

CAP 102- Introduction to Honors


Sara Cordell

Associate Professor, English and Modern Languages

Email Sara Cordell

CAP 225 – What is Good?


Heather Dell

Associate Professor, Women and Gender Studies

Email Heather Dell

CAP 226 – What is Power?


Veronica Espina

Adjuct Instructor, Modern Languages

Email Veronica Espina

CAP 225 – What is Good?


Jonathan GoldbergBelle

Director, Office of International Programs

Email Jonathan GoldbergBelle

CAP 122- Who Am I?

CAP 352-ECCE: Global Issues


James Hall

Associate Professor Emeritus, Management Information Systems

Email James Hall

CAP 102- Introduction to Honors


Sibel Oktay Karagul

Assistant Professor, Political Science

Email Sibel Karagul

CAP 226 – What is Power?


Amie Kincaid

Associate Professor, Communication

Email Amie Kincaid

CAP 123 – How Do You Know?


Ashley Kirzinger

Director, Survey Research Office

Email Ashley Kirzinger

CAP 102 – Introduction to Honors

CAP 123 – How Do You Know?


William Kline

Associate Professor CLAS Dean’s Fellow, Liberal & Integrative Studies

Email William Kline

CAP 225- What is Good?


Marc Klingshirn

Director, CAP Honors Program

Associate Professor, Chemistry

Email Marc Klingshirn

CAP 141- Biology and Chemistry of the Environment I

CAP 142- Biology and Chemistry of the Environment II

CAP 102- Introduction to Honors


Shoon Lio

Assistant Professor, Sociology/Anthropology

Email Shoon Lio

CAP 122 – Who Am I?

CAP353 – ECCE Global Issues  


Elise LoBue

Adjunct Instructor

Email Elise LoBue

CAP 253- ECCE: Global Issues

CAP 122 – Who Am I?

CAP 123- How Do You Know?


David Logsdon

Clinical Assistant Professor, Chemistry

Email David Logsdon

CAP 141 – Biology and Chemistry of the Environment I

CAP 142 – Biology and Chemistry of the Environment II


Ethan Lewis

Associate Professor, English

Email Ethan Lewis

CAP 402 – Senior Seminar


Jennifer Manthei

Associate Professor, Sociology/Anthropology

Email Jennifer Manthei

CAP 225 – What is Good?


Karl McDermott

Professor, Accountancy

Email Karl McDermott

CAP 226 – What is Power?


Rosina Neginsky

Associate Professor, Liberal & Integrative Studies

Email Rosina Neginsky

CAP 225 – What is Good?


Henry Nicholson

Associate Professor Emeritus, Communication

Email Henry Nicholson

CAP 254- ECCE Global Issues


Ali Nizamuddin

Associate Professor, Political Science

Email Ali Nizamuddin

CAP 226 – What is Power?


Nicole Overcash

Instructor, CAP Honors Program

Email Nikki Overcash

CAP 111- Honors Composition

CAP 115- Interdisciplinary Writing

CAP 402- Senior Seminar

CAP 371- Peer Mentoring


Richard Pamenter

Instructor, Biology

Email Richard Pamenter

CAP 141- Biology and Chemistry of the Environment I

CAP 142- Biology and Chemistry of the Environment II


Danielle Patricio

Adjunct Instructor, English and Modern Languages

Email Danielle Patricio

CAP 123 – How Do You Know?


Vicki Perkins

Instructor, CAP Honors Program

Email Vicki Perkins

CAP 111- Honors Composition 

CAP 115- Interdisciplinary Writing

CAP 402- Senior Seminar


Jaclyn Peterson

Instructor, CAP Honors Program

Email Jaclyn Peterson

CAP 102- Introduction to Honors

CAP 111- Honors Composition

CAP 115- Interdisciplinary Writing

CAP 402- Senior Seminar


Maria Ray

Adjunct Instructor, CAP Honors Program

Email Maria Ray

CAP 102- Introduction to Honors


Karen Reinke

Associate Professor, Psychology

Email Karen Reinke

CAP 226 – What is Power?


Randi Reinke

Teaching Lab Specialist, Biology

Email Randi Reinke

CAP 141 – Biology and Chemistry of the Environment I

CAP 142 – Biology and Chemistry of the Environment II


Tiffani Saunders

Assistant Professor, Sociology/Anthropology

Email Tiffani Saunders

CAP 122- Who Am I?


Peter Shapinsky

Associate Professor, History

Email Peter Shapinsky

CAP 122 – Who Am I?

CAP 355- ECCE Global Issues


Frances Shen

Assistant Professor, Psychology

Director, CAP Mentoring

Email Frances Shen

CAP 371- Peer Mentoring


Aaron Shures

Associate Provost/

Director of Business & Financial Analysis

Email Aaron Shures

CAP 102- Introduction to Honors 

CAP 402- Senior Seminar


Amy Spies

Coordinator of Composition &

Academic Student Support, CAP Honors Program

Email Amy Spies

CAP 111- Honors Composition

CAP 115- Interdisciplinary Writing


David Szabo

Teaching Lab Specialist, Chemistry

Email David Szabo

CAP 141- Biology and Chemistry of the Environment I

CAP 142- Biology and Chemistry of the Environment II


Roy Wehrle

Professor Emertius, Economics & Public Affairs

Email Roy Wehrle

CAP 255- ECCE Global Issues


Clifford White 

Instructor, CAP Honors Program

Email Cliff White

CAP 111- Honors Composition 

CAP 115- Interdisciplinary Writing

CAP 361- Peer Tutoring