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Social Sciences Faculty

Robert Currie
Robert Currie
Department Chair
847-628-1122 or E-mail

Born and raised in the Detroit area, Rob Currie moved to Grand Rapids for college, and St. Louis for graduate school before coming to Judson in 1987. His expertise is in child and adolescent psychology. His professional experience includes working with schizophrenic patients, training parents at a social service agency, counseling runaway teenagers, training cats to run in a maze, and working with young children at preschools in Detroit, St. Louis, and Elgin, IL. More Info

Rachel Shannon
Rachel Shannon
847-628-1128 or E-mail

Prior to coming to Judson, Rachel Shannon worked in various social service agencies including a drug and alcohol rehabilitation hospital, a Christian counseling agency and as the director of a local Crisis Pregnancy Center. More Info

Marsha Vaughn
Marsha Vaughn
847-628-1120 or E-mail

Before coming to Judson in 2001, Dr. Vaughn worked as a hospital chaplain and as an addictions counselor. More recently she has worked with non-government organizations (NGOs) in Ghana and Zambia. She spent the fall 2012 semester as visiting faculty at Harlaxton College in England, the British campus of the University of Evansville (Indiana). For the past 2 years she has served as the faculty advisor for Judson’s chapter of International Justice Mission. More Info

Timothy Johnson
Tim Johnson
847-628-1125 or E-mail

For over 25 years, Tim Johnson has enjoyed sharing the insightful nature of Sociology in his classes. He realized how valuable Sociology was while working as a youth director trying to fully understand the teen experience. Social justice and the civil society have become important facets of his courses whether in courses on Cultural Diversity, Social Problems, or Principles and Practices of Social Justice. More Info

Tamara Patterson
Tamara Patterson
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Tamara grew up in southern Germany and moved to the United States in 2009. In 2015 she became a dual citizen. She completed her undergraduate education at European Nazarene College in Switzerland before moving to Wheaton, IL where she graduated with her Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology. She has worked in residential and community counseling settings before transitioning into private practice. Tamara and her husband Daniel have two children. Their hobbies include keeping chickens and bees. More Info

Michael Kilbourne
Michael Kilbourne
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Michael J. Kilbourne has been a member of the Carpentersville Police Department since 1989, where he is currently the Deputy Police Chief. Michael graduated from two of the premier Law Enforcement Leadership Programs in the country: Northwestern University's Staff and Command in 2002 and the FBI National Academy in 2009.  Michael has taught criminal justice courses at Judson University since 2003. More Info

Richard Hoffmann
Richard Hoffmann
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Richard Hoffmann began his law enforcement career in 1983.  He is a graduate from Lewis University and received his M.S. in Public Safety Administration. His career includes a variety of assignments that have afforded him diverse law enforcement and academic opportunities, which he shares with his students.  Richard’s specialties include investigations, crimes scene/ evidence, and community policing. Since 2008, Richard has been inspiring Judson students with his core values of service for the law enforcement and social service professions.

Teri Stein
Teri Stein
847-628-1524 or E-mail

Dr. Stein has taught for over twenty years at Judson University in schools of business and psychology for both the traditional and adult programs. She has worked in corporate America and in higher education and continues to consult, mentor and provide leadership training part-time throughout the mid-west region. For over ten years she has conducted extensive research regarding employment practices, career development and management for women from China. She teaches the Human Resources Management course for psychology majors.

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