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Advisory Board

Molly Andolina

Molly Andolina
Professor, Political Science

Molly Andolina is an associate professor of Political Science at DePaul University. Her field of expertise includes public opinion and youth political engagement. Her book, "A New Engagement?" (Oxford University Press), written with Cliff Zukin, Scott Keeter, Michael Delli Carpini, and Krista Jenkins explores the civic and political activism of today's youth generation, comparing them to older cohorts of Xers, Boomers and the Dutifuls. She has published work on a host of topics, including the relationship between faith and civic engagement among college students, the role of issues in college student activism, Americans’ attitudes toward gay rights, the challenges of survey research measurement, and public opinion on the Monica Lewinsky scandal. 

Dr. Andolina graduated from Emory University with a B.A. in History and received both her M.P.P. (1992) and her Ph.D. (1997) from Georgetown University.

John Mazzeo

John Mazzeo
Associate Professor, Anthropology and Public Health, and Director, Public Health

Professor Mazzeo is Associate Professor of Anthropology and Director of the Master of Public Health (MPH) Program. He is an applied medical anthropologist with a doctorate from the School of Anthropology at the University of Arizona. 

His research interests include global health, food security and livelihood systems, migration, adaptive and coping strategies, and community-based public health.  In Zimbabwe he examined the combined impacts of HIV/AIDS and drought affect rural livelihood systems.  Since 1996, he has worked in Haiti with peasant organizations to understand and address causes of rural poverty, food insecurity and health disparities through community-based initiatives.  His research in the Bahamas is with Haitian migrants and explores the connections between migration and health.  As an applied anthropologist, he works with international humanitarian organizations on program and policy relevant research.

Professor Mazzeo graduated from State University of New York at Geneseo with a B.A. in Anthropology, and received both his M.A. and Ph.D. in Anthropology.

Zack Ostrowski

Zack Ostrowski
Associate Professor, Art, Media, and Design, and Graphic Art Area Head

Zack Ostrowski aka Beverly Fresh is a contemporary artist and musician. He has broken several Guinness Book World Records; including breaking the most eggs on his head and compiling the tallest stack of rap tapes. His background combines graphic design, music, drawing, video, installation and performance art.  

He has exhibited and performed throughout the United States and internationally, including China, Japan, Peru, Poland, Ukraine, Czech Republic, France and Germany. Recent notable exhibitions include, MR MDWST - A REAL GOOD TIME (2015), a solo exhibition at the Cranbrook Museum of Art. He is the co-founder of sUPERIORbelly (1999), a multi-media art and design collective and record label based in Detroit, Michigan and cofounder of WILD AMERICAN DOGS (2013), an interdisciplinary art duo focused on producing experimental feature films and performance. 

He has a BFA in Graphic Design/Interactive Media from the College for Creative Studies and an MFA from the 2D Department at Cranbrook Academy of Art, where he was the 2009 recipient of the Daimler AG Emerging Artist Award. He is an Associate Professor and Area Head of Graphic Art at DePaul University in Chicago, IL. 

Bradley Hoot

Bradley Hoot
Associate Professor, Director of Graduate Programs in Modern Languages, Linguistics Program Director

Bradley Hoot is a linguist and associate professor of Spanish in the Department of Modern Languages, as well as the director of the interdisciplinary minor in linguistics. He conducts research on bilingualism, using quantitative methods from experimental syntax and psycholinguistics to better understand what speakers know when they know a language, and how that changes when they know more than one.
Prof. Hoot has been a DePaul faculty member since 2012, after receiving his Ph.D. from the University of Illinois Chicago. At DePaul, he teaches linguistics courses in Spanish and English, as well as Spanish language at all levels, and he has worked on projects supporting research and faculty development in his department and across the university. Beyond DePaul, he conducts community outreach with Bilingualism Matters Chicago.

More information about Prof. Hoot’s research, teaching, and service interests is available on his website.

Danielle Vance-McMullen

Danielle Vance-McMullen
Assistant Professor, School of Public Service

Dr. Danielle Vance-McMullen is an Assistant Professor of Nonprofit Management and Public Policy at DePaul University. At DePaul, she teaches courses in research methods, statistics, behavioral science, and nonprofit management. Her research agenda focuses on donor and nonprofit behavior in new charitable giving contexts. She serves as the Co-Director of the Donor Advised Fund Research Collaborative, which recently published the first national account-level study of Donor Advised Funds. She also examines topics related to crowdfunding, the rise of Giving Tuesday, and the decline of workplace giving. She specializes in quantitative analysis, analysis of big administrative datasets, and behavioral experiments. Dr. Vance-McMullen holds a PhD in Public Policy and an MA in Economics from Duke University. Before earning her PhD, Dr. Vance-McMullen was a consultant to nonprofit orga​nizations at The Alford Group in Evanston, IL.

Cate Ekstrom (Ex Officio)
Director, Research Development & Pre-Award, Office of Research Services