Ph.D. in Health Sciences Teaching Faculty

Daniel Boutin

Degrees

  • Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University, Counselor Education 2006
  • M.S., Springfield College, Rehabilitation Counseling 1999
  • B.S., Springfield College, Rehabilitation Services 1997

Current professional position

Associate Professor, Director of Ph.D. in Health Sciences Program, NIU

Research interests

  • Rehabilitation interventions to help persons with significant disabilities obtain competitive employment

Melani Duffrin

Degrees

  • PhD in Education. March 2002. Curriculum and Instruction. Cognate (18 hours): Human and Consumer Science Food and Nutrition. Ohio University.
  • RD Internship. July 1997. Internship. Winthrop University.
  • MS in Education. June 1995. Interdisciplinary Studies. Emphasis: Community Health. Western Illinois University.
  • BS in Home Economics. June 1993. Dietetics. Western Illinois University.

Licensure and Certification

  • Licensed Dietitian (LDN). North Carolina Board of Dietetics. State of North Carolina. 2005.
  • Licensed Dietitian (LD). Ohio Board of Dietetics. State of Ohio. 1997-2004
  • Registered Dietitian (RD). Commission on Dietetic Registration. Chicago, IL, 1997
  • Serve Safe Certification. National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation. 2000-2005.

Research interests

  • FoodMASTER Initiative
  • K-12 student food, science and mathematics knowledge
  • K-12 student attitudes towards science learning
  • Curriculum development
  • Patient education and numeracy
  • Interactive digital media (text, moving image, animation, video, audio, and video games)

Joseph Ehrmann

Degrees

  • Ed.D., Northern Illinois University, Curriculum and Instruction
  • M.S.Ed., Northern Illinois University, Educational Administration
  • B.S., Northern Illinois University, Biological Sciences

Current professional position

Research and Assessment Coordinator, Community Unit School District 300

Research interests

  • Quantitative methodologies
  • Curricular alignment in education
  • Balancing the measurement of proficiency and growth in education

Beverly W. Henry

Degrees

  • Ph.D., Loyola University Chicago, Higher Education
  • M.S., UIC, Medical Dietetics
  • B.S., NIU, Nutrition, Dietetics and Food Science

Current professional position

Professor, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, NIU

Research interests

  • Interprofessional education
  • Person-centered care
  • Child health and nutrition

Degrees

  • Ph.D., University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
  • M.P.H., Northern Illinois University
  • B.A., Northern Illinois University

Current Professional Position

Assistant Professor, Health Sciences

Research Interests

  • Vulnerable populations
  • Mental Health

Thomas Pavkov

Degrees

  • Ph.D., Northwestern University, Human Development and Social Policy
  • M.A., Wheaton College, Educational Studies
  • B.A., Fort Wayne Bible College, Christian Education

Current professional position

FACS Chair and Professor

Research interests

  • Mental health services, outcomes, research and policy.
  • Child and family serving systems including mental health, juvenile justice, child welfare and education.
  • Family dynamics and atypical adolescent development.
  • Supervision in human service agencies.
  • Child maltreatment and delinquency.