Dr. Margie Martyn

This morning, the Board of Trustees of the City Colleges of Chicago confirmed Margie Martyn, Ph.D., as the new Vice President – Academic Affairs for Harold Washington College. Previously, Dr. Martyn served as Vice President of Instructional Systems and Dean of Online-Blended Programs at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology where she oversaw Academic andContinue reading “Dr. Margie Martyn”

HWC Alum talks to Dr. Jill Biden

When I am not sitting in my office eating bon-bons, or attending District discussions, or standing in the lobby greeting our students, I sometimes get to attend really cool meetings. The most recent event was a roundtable with Second Lady of the United States Dr. Jill Biden, who among other accomplishments has been involved inContinue reading “HWC Alum talks to Dr. Jill Biden”

Realist lives in a Dark Fantasyland

Things here at the college seemed a little too quiet. Leadership canceled the regularly scheduled Officers of the District meeting, leaving me with a full Friday to catch up on some projects and emails. Upon returning from lunch, however, I found an email alert that Realist had posted about the 10,000 Small Businesses graduation eventContinue reading “Realist lives in a Dark Fantasyland”

Distinguished Professor

I have been busy the last few weeks putting the finishing touches on our draft operating plan submission, doing my best to advocate for our fair share of dollars to innovate, improve instruction and increase student success. Posting has fallen by the wayside. Now I am coming up for air to announce this year’s DistinguishedContinue reading “Distinguished Professor”

A Year of Magical Thinking

At a recent Jazz Ensemble concert of student performances, I noticed that Anthony Florez was the faculty member leading the event. Matt Shevitz had usually been front and center. Matt showed up later to show his support, but Anthony was the leader of this concert. It struck me that this is what happens when youContinue reading “A Year of Magical Thinking”

Hark! The Herald

The Herald’s online coverage continues to impress with this outstanding article, “Philosophy and Rhetoric Finds Forum on Floor 10”  by Evelyn Luviano about how Professor Swanson is using role-playing games to advance understanding in his Humanities 207 class. Kudos to Ms. Luviano for brining the class to life in her piece. Taylor Lilly shows strong reportorialContinue reading “Hark! The Herald”