Our Team

Professional Staff

Gayle Spencer, Ph.D
Director
gspencer@illinois.edu

Beth Hoag, Ph.D
Associate Director
bhoag2@illinois.edu

Marcus Kelley
Assistant Director
mkelley7@illinois.edu

Clair Bryan
Assistant Director
cebryan2@illinois.edu

Erica Burks
Visiting Assistant Director
eburks2@illinois.edu

Vacant
Office Administrator
 

Layla Alazawy
Graduate Assistant
Samantha Ha
Graduate Assistant
Taylor Tian
Research Assistant
Elizabeth Flora-Swick
Graduate Intern

 

Assessment & Research Team

Beth Hoag, Ph.D
Associate Director

Taylor Tian
Research Assistant

Elizabeth Flora-Swick
Graduate Intern

Robert Herman
Leadership Paraprofessional

Liz Li
Leadership Paraprofessional

Annie Zou
Leadership Paraprofessional

 

Branding, Advertising, Marketing & Outreach (BAM-O) Team

Marcus Kelley
Assistant Director

Keegan Prentice
Graf Intern

Mustafa Ali
Photographer

Taylor Chism
Graphic Designer

Nora Guerrero
Graphic Designer

Connie Sarantos 
Photographer

Kristyn Tarpey
Leadership Paraprofessional

Malik Tatum
Leadership Paraprofessional

Sara Temple
Leadership Paraprofessional

Mengqi Xu
Photographer 

Amanda Yu
Photographer 

 

 

Education Team

Marcus Kelley
Assistant Director

Samantha Ha
Graduate Assistant 

Saheli Sheth
Graf Intern

Bryan Wong
Leadership Paraprofessional

Madison Gardner
Leadership Paraprofessional

Doris Zhao
Leadership Paraprofessional

 

i-Program Team

 

Erica Burks
Visiting Assistant Director

Elizabeth Flora-Swick
Graduate Intern

Annika Kulkarni
Graf Intern

Dakota Wu
Graf Intern

Olivia Fleming
Leadership Paraprofessional

Kevin Tai
Leadership Paraprofessional

 

Leadership Certificate Team

Clair Bryan
Assistant Director

Layla Alazawy
Graduate Assistant

Stephanie Lok
Graf Intern

Je'Nay Byers
Graf Intern

Caleb Carlson
Leadership Paraprofessional

Dao Mac
Leadership Paraprofessional