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Renee Caliendo

Renee Caliendo - Research and Grants Specialist
(773) 325-4957

Renee Caliendo is the Research and Grants Specialist at the Faculty Scholarship Collaborative (FSC). Her role is to work with faculty and staff within the college to promote, manage and facilitate internal and external research and scholarship projects. She is available to advise on best practices for grant proposal and management as well as navigation of university systems and resources. She can also consult on specific financial or administrative grant issues such as budgeting, hiring and contract review. Renee has several years of grants management and accounting experience at DePaul. She received a Bachelor of Science Degree from Northwestern University with a major in Psychology and a minor in Business and is currently pursuing graduate studies.

Linda Levendusky

Linda Levendusky - Projects Coordinator
(773) 325-2164

Linda Levendusky has a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and joined DePaul in 1999 after working as a reporter, writer and editor for national and local news wire services in Chicago. Among her activities at the FSC, she coordinates programming and special projects, and she provides editorial assistance on book and journal manuscripts and grant proposal drafts. She also maintains the FSC’s profiles on the research and scholarly interests and output of LAS faculty. Off the clock, she enjoys auditing classes at DePaul, reading, and Zooming to discover current thinking from scholars working in various LAS disciplines in the U.S. and abroad, especially art history, history, and film studies.

Nandhini Gulasingam

Nandhini Gulasingam - Senior Analyst - IT Solutions
(773) 325-4917

Nandhini Gulasingam is a Senior Analyst for IT Solutions at the Faculty Scholarship Collaborative (FSC) at DePaul University and an adjunct faculty member in the Department of Geography and CDM where she teaches graduate, undergraduate and Ph.D courses on Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Data Sciences and Stastistics. At the FSC, she manages GIS, database, web development and data related projects including the faculty research labs. She also consults on faculty research projects involving data processing, analysis and visualization, GIS and technology related initiatives. 

She is an experienced technology professional and teacher who has designed, developed, implemented and taught data science, statistics, GIS, database, web, mobile, and client-server applications for a variety of organizations in the private, public, not-for profit and educational sectors. Prior to coming to the U.S., Nandhini implemented software systems in the telecommunication, insurance, airline and shipping industries in the Middle East, Africa and the Indian subcontinent. 

Nandhini holds an MS in Predictive Analytics, an MS in E-Commerce Technology and GIS Certification from DePaul University. She also has a BS in Math, Physics and Electronics from Bangalore University, India. In addition to GIS, data sciences, predictive analytics, her expertise also includes web development, all aspects of software development life cycle, and technology-related training. Her research interests are in geospatial intelligence, predictive analytics and visualization.