Gloria Simon, Ph.D. will instruct three Civic Leadership Academy courses. She received her doctorate in Political Science from Northern Illinois University with major fields in Public Administration, Public Policy, and Urban Studies in 1997. She also received her MPA from NIU with a concentration in Urban Management in 1991 and her B.A. from Elmhurst College with a double major in Psychology and Urban Studies in 1988. She has more than 10 years of administrative experience in federal and local government and has taught for 20 years in both graduate and undergraduate programs in Public Administration, Public Services, Urban Studies, and Political Science. Gloria also has more than 18 years of experience in housing and community development, having worked in housing programs in northern Illinois, Washington, D.C., and Arkansas. Her research interests include the implementation and challenges of cross-sector collaboration, especially during times of extreme events (such as Hurricane Katrina), as well as needs assessment and evaluation studies in urban planning, housing and community development and the value of field work in graduate education. Her most recent publications are based on the multiple field study experiences she led in New Orleans and Southwest Louisiana and a study of cross-sector collaboration in bringing high-speed rail to Springfield, Illinois.
October 8, 2014, NIU Naperville | May 20, 2014, NIU Rockford
March 13, 2014, NIU Naperville | April 17, 2014, NIU Rockford
April 1, 2014, NIU Naperville | March 25, 2014, NIU Rockford