Alumni & Campus Stories

Angel Chatterton

In Class: Vision Quest

I teach taxation, which is a required class for accounting students at Illinois. They find it, frankly, kind of boring. We cover the core concept of depreciation. Everybody in the U.S. who has their...

Jim Hansen

In Class: Horror Buff

I’ve been teaching film since I was a graduate student in English, back in the mid-90s. I’ve always loved it. I used to use film to make points in classes about prose fiction. Eventually...

Jaya Yodh

In Class: Facilitator

I am one of four core medical education facilitators at U of I’s Carle Illinois College of Medicine. We come from different backgrounds—engineering, neuroscience, physiology, biochemistry. I’m the biochemist. We started with the College’s inaugural...

Antony Agoustakis

In Class: Myth Maker

I have always been drawn to texts, to what literature tells us about the past.   I grew up in Greece on the island of Crete. We studied mythology beginning in the second grade,...

In Class: Marriage Counselor

My area of research is domestic violence, and the majority of my students are human development and family studies majors.  I teach an undergraduate class on family stress and change. It’s focused on understanding...

In Class: Printers’ Helper

The Illinois MakerLab is about five-and-a-half-years old. We began in January 2013. It’s the world’s first 3-D printing lab located in a business school. There are a couple of others around the world now....

In Class: Chef Master

The Spice Box, which serves as a learning lab for the UI’s hospitality management program, is a white-tablecloth restaurant housed in the café on the second floor of Bevier Hall. The restaurant hosts fine-dining...

In Class: Dance Doctor

I lead studies to understand the ways in which dance can improve mobility in people with movement disorders. I design targeted classes that address movement dysfunction and test how effective the interventions are. We are...