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Advisory Board

Craig Klugman (CSH)
Professor of Health Sciences
Craig Klugman, PhD has been a professor in the Health Sciences at DePaul since 2013. He is a bioethicist and medical anthropologist who works on end-of-life issues, public health ethics, ethics pedagogy, and public engagement with bioethics. Dr. Klugman teaches courses in bioethics, medical humanities, and death and dying.

Dr. Klugman serves as a member of the DePaul IRB, the ethics committee at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and is the blog editor for where he writes on bioethics and health policy.

Cassandra Follett (LAS)
GIS Coordinator for Geography and GIS
Cassie Follett is the GIS Coordinator for Geography and GIS, helping to plan and expand GIS capabilities on campus and managing the new GIS Lab on campus. Before coming to DePaul she worked for NASA and the federal Environmental Protection Agency, and received her MA from West Virginia University while researching big data and open source web GIS. She holds a bachelors with double major in Geography and History from Carthage College. She is a volunteer with several open source GIS projects such as Cesium and QGIS, and is currently a “Hacker in Residence” with local Chicago startup Hologram, and a “Cyberacademy Fellow” with SANS. She is currently pursuing a second Masters in Science here at DePaul in Computer Science.

Her research interests are participatory GIS, GIS programming, critical GIS, environmental justice, and virtual reality.

Jacob Furst (CDM)
Professor of Visual Computing (VC), Computer Security
Jacob D Furst is an Professor in the Jarvis College of Computing and Digital Media (CDM) at DePaul University. His research interests are in medical informatics with applications of machine learning and data mining to medical image processing and computer vision. His current work concentrates on being able to generate semantically meaningful information about lung nodules in computed tomography images of the human torso. Dr. Furst also has a strong interest in computer security and is the director of the DePaul Information Assurance Center. He has helped design two majors and three courses in the CDM security curriculum. He has taught Secure Electronic Commerce, Social Aspects of Information Security, Information Systems Security, Host Based Security, and Introduction to Networking and Security. Dr. Furst earned his PhD in computer science from UNC Chapel Hill; he has a master's degree in education and a bachelor's degree in English literature.

Joanna Gardner-Huggett (LAS)
Associate Professor and Chair of History of Art and Architecture
Joanna Gardner-Huggett is an Associate Professor and Chair of History of Art and Architecture where she teaches courses on twentieth-century art and feminist theory. Gardner-Huggett’s research focuses on the intersection between feminism and arts activism and has been published in the journals British Art Journal, Frontiers: A Journal of Women’s Studies, Social Justice and Woman’s Art Journal. Her most recent scholarship explores the history of the Guerrilla Girls, the Feminist Art Workers and the origins of the women artists’ cooperatives Artemisia Gallery in Chicago (1973-2003) and ARC (1973-the present).

John Gieger (COE)
Instructional Technology Manager
John Gieger is the Instructional Technology Manager at DePaul University, specializing in instructional design, digital archiving, and cirriculum development. He is certified in QM, SMART Board Essential Training, and Records Coordination, and he has received a Staff Recognition Award from DePaul. He also serves as a member of the Resources Committee on DePaul's Staff Council.

Ana Lucic (Richardson Library)
Digital Scholarship Librarian
Reference, Instruction and Academic Engagement, Lincoln Park
Ana Lucic is the Digital Scholarship Librarian at DePaul’s John T. Richardson Library. Her research focuses on the development of methods that can isolate domain-specific relations as well as particular structures from texts with the final goal of viewing and evaluating these relations and structures in aggregate. She has expertise working with diverse textual collections that include literary works, film reviews, as well as a collection of scholarly articles from plant science and biomedicine. Her 2016 dissertation at the School of Information Sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is entitled “Automatically Identifying Facet Roles from Comparative Structures to Support Biomedical Text Summarization.” Her research has appeared in such journals as Digital Scholarship in the Humanities and the Journal of Biomedical Informatics. Ana assists faculty, staff, and students at DePaul with the development of digital scholarship projects.

Nathan Matteson (CDM)
Assistant Professor of Design
Nathan Matteson is an Assistant Professor in the School of Design. He received his BFA from the University of Tennessee and his MFA from the University of Chicago. He has been teaching and working in Chicago since 1999. His work pointedly ignores commonly accepted boundaries amongst disciplines. Currently he is obsessed with computational methods of typeface generation and letterform modification. He is also a founding member of the product design collaboration Obstructures, and a researcher with RDCEP at the University of Chicago's Computation Institute.

Breanna McEwan (CMN)
Assistant Professor, Communication and Technology Chair
Bree McEwan is an assistant professor of Communication Studies in the College of Communication. She received her PhD in Communication from the Hugh Downs School of Human Communication at Arizona State University. Her research focuses on the intersection between interpersonal and communication technology. She is particularly interested in communication in friendships and networked relationships. Her teaching expertise includes computer-mediated communication, interpersonal communication, communication in networks, and quantitative research methods.

She is the author of Navigating New Media Networks, which explores communication challenges and opportunities that arise due to increased networked individualism through communication technology. In addition she has published articles in a variety of journals including Communication Monographs, Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, and Computers in Human Behavior.

Greg Scott (LAS)
Associate Professor and Director of the Social Science Research Center
Visual Sociologist, Artist, and Filmmaker
Professor Greg Scott is a visual sociologist, artist, and filmmaker. He is the founder and president of Sawbuck Productions, Inc., a non-profit organization that produces observational documentary films, experimental art films and other multimedia content. Greg is also the founding editor-in-chief of the Journal of Video Ethnography, the first-ever academic journal of peer-reviewed ethnographic films. His sociological work focuses on the socio-cultural dynamics of street level drug markets and drug using communities, while his artistic work revolves around the rituals, norms, customs, and folklore of small town life in the American Midwest. His documentary films have screened at festivals around the world and his work has appeared on radio and television, including the National Geographic Network, BET Network and MSNBC. In 2008 Greg received the Lisagor Award for Best Investigative/Public Service Reporting for his Chicago Public Radio series The Brickyard: Life on the Streets of Chicago. Greg’s experimental films appear in gallery and museum installation, and his public art exhibits have toured the United States. He has published books on research methods and video ethnography and academic journal articles on everything from heroin injection to performance art. At heart, Greg is an activist fighting against the failed War on Drugs in America. Greg received a Ph.D. in sociology from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 1998.

Amber Settle (CDM)
Professor of Education, Theory
Amber Settle is a Professor in the School of Computing and has been on the DePaul full-time faculty since September 1996. She earned a B.S. in mathematics and a B.A. in German from the University of Arizona, and a S.M. and Ph.D. in theoretical computer science from the University of Chicago. Dr. Settle's research interests include information technology and computer science education and theoretical computer science. Between 2008 and 2011 she was a PI on an NSF-funded project to expand computational thinking in Liberal Studies courses. Since 2004 she has been a Vincent de Paul Professor. Dr. Settle has served on the Executive Board of the ACM Special Interest Group for Computer Science Education (SIGCSE) since 2010 and between 2013 and 2015 was involved in the organization of conferences for the ACM Special Interest Group for Information Technology Education (SIGITE). More information about Dr. Settle's work can be found at:

John Shanahan (LAS)
Associate Dean, Director of Liberal Studies and Associate Professor of English
John Shanahan earned his B.Phil. in English and Philosophy at the University of Pittsburgh, and his PhD in English at Rutgers University. He joined the faculty of DePaul in 2002. His research interests include seventeenth- and eighteenth-century English literature, the history of science and technology, science fiction, and digital humanities. Recent publications include essays on Margaret Cavendish and David Mitchell. His work on the "Reading Chicago Reading" project has been supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities. (For information about the project, visit

He has served as Director of Undergraduate Studies in English (2007-2010) and Director of the Graduate Program in English (2010-2015). He currently directs the Certificate Program in Digital Humanities, and is the Associate Dean & Director of Liberal Studies in the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences.

Miranda Standberry-Wallace (CDM)
Academic Service Learning Program Coordinator
Miranda Standberry-Wallace serves on the Academic Service Learning team charged with developing Community based Service Learning (CbSL) courses and relationship building with campus faculty, students, and community nonprofit partners in line with Asset-based Community Development (ABCD) principals. She is responsible for managing and promoting internal and external University relationships with faculty and community partners as it relates to community engagement projects and service opportunities. In addition, Miranda supports the development and coordination of technology solutions for the ASL team.

Adam Steele (CDM)
Associate Professor of Human Computer Interaction, Software Engineering
Dr. Steele holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Concordia University in Montreal, Canada. He comes to DePaul with several years industry experience, having worked at Rockwell Collins, as a Principal Investigator on the ARL Advanced Displays Fedlab, and as a Section Leader in their Advanced Technology Center. Before that, Dr. Steele worked at M3i Systems in Montreal as a Software Specialist. Dr. Steele's area of interests are in HCI, Software Engineering, BioInformatics and Grid Computing.