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Chair, Counseling, Quantitative Methods, and Special Education

Christina McIntyre

Chair of Curriculum and Instruction

Christina McIntyre

Wham 329A
(618) 453-4224


Early Childhood, Elementary Education, Teacher Leadership, and Literacy

Christie McIntyre, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction and serves as the advisor for the Early Childhood Student Organization, educ8kdz. Her research interests include teacher development, assessment for student learning (Pre-K to College), and applications of constructivism. She is currently engaged in a longitudinal study of pre-service teachers’ constructions of becoming teachers, and she is working on a collective case study that is documenting how two teachers are applying constructivism in their classrooms. Dr. McIntyre has been invited to share her work related to assessments of teacher candidates at local, state, and national conferences. She has served on college level and university level assessment committees. As the advisor of educ8kdz, she has led two service learning trips to New Orleans, where teacher candidates have worked in schools and child care centers impacted by hurricanes in that area. She also assists the educ8kdz members in local projects that support young children.

Saran Donahoo

Chair, Educational Administration & Higher Education

Saran Donahoo

129C Pulliam Hall
(618) 453-6077

Saran Donahoo vita

Saran Donahoo is also Director, College Student Personnel Program.

    Ph.D., Higher Education Administration, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    A. M., History, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    B. A., Secondary Education, University of Arizona

Scholarly Interests:
    Educational legal and policy issues, K-16/P-20 systems, the impact of spirituality and religion on educational experiences, the preparation and socialization of student affairs professionals, graduate education, and diversity and equity issues.

Philip Anton

Interim Chair - Kinesiology, Associate Professor and Program Director for Exercise Science

Philip Anton

Davies Hall 109
(618) 453-3116


Ph.D. University of Northern Colorado (Sport and Exercise Science), 2006
M.S. University of Colorado (Kinesiology and Applied Physiology), 1999
B.S., Alma College (Physical Education and Health), 1992

About Dr. Anton

Dr. Anton is an Associate Professor of Exercise Science and is Undergraduate Exercise Science Program Director. His primary focus of training and study is in the sub disciplinary area of exercise physiology and he serves as the Director of the SIUC Cancer Rehabilitation Laboratory and the Exercise Program Director for the 
Strong Survivors Exercise and Nutrition Program for Cancer Survivors and Caregivers

Dr. Anton’s research interests are in the area of cancer rehabilitation, specifically the use of exercise as a therapeutic tool to help cancer survivors and caregivers maintain/improve their quality of life during the treatment and recovery period. Special attention is paid to the performance of activities of daily living. Numerous data points are collected and tracked on the Strong Survivors participants. 

In addition to being an avenue for important research, Strong Survivors a valuable free service for the southern Illinois community. Participants receive exercise prescriptions that are individualized to their medical/fitness status and quality of life goals. These prescriptions are created and supervised by undergraduate and graduate SIUC students. Students who participate on the Strong Survivors staff receive a professional and personal experience that is truly unique, and this provides them with many benefits post-graduation. 

Dr. Anton’s teaching duties at the undergraduate level include coursework required for exercise science, physical education teacher education, and physical therapist assistant majors and include Exercise Physiology (KIN 320), Principles of Skeletal Muscle Action (KIN 421), and Exercise Programming for Cancer Survivors and Caregivers (KIN 402 - the Strong Survivors staff training course). 420 and 402 are also elective courses at the graduate level and Dr. Anton also teaches an exclusively graduate course, Medical Aspects of Exercise (KIN 506). He was named the 2012-2013 SIUC College of Education and Human Services (COEHS) Outstanding Teacher of the Year. 

Dr. Anton has served his profession as member of the American College of Sports Medicine (Board of Directors member for the Midwest Region Chapter of ACSM) and the Simmons-Cooper Cancer Institute at SIU. He has reviewed for multiple journals, including Cancer and Supportive Care in Cancer. He has been a member of a variety of SIUC committees, including serving as the chair of the COEHS Academic Affairs and COEHS College Advisory Committees, as well as the SIUC Gerontology Certificate Program Advisory Board. He also serves as the Head Saluki Spirit Liaison for the Saluki Spirit Committee (see their Twitter page @SalukiSpirit). In the community, he serves on the Southern Illinois Healthcare Institutional Review Board and coordinates fitness screening for the Southern Illinois Women's Health Conference and Southern Illinois Men's Expo. Dr. Anton was reward for his service and leadership in 2015 with the SIUC Lindell W. Sturgis Memorial Public Service Award and the Southern Illinois Leaders Among Us Award (Southern Illinoisan Business Journal).

Carl Flowers

Director, Rehabilitation Institute

Carl Flowers

Rehn 317
(618) 536-7704

Carl Flowers vita

Dr. Carl Flowers is a Professor and Director of Rehabilitation Institute. Dr. Flowers received his Doctorate in Rehabilitation from Southern Illinois University and is Coordinator of the Masters in Rehabilitation Administration and Services and RA-Online programs. He teaches courses in the Rehabilitation Counseling and Rehabilitation Administration programs, including classes in Case Management, Introduction to Alcohol and Substance Abuse, Rehabilitation Administration and Supervision, Legal and Professional Issues, Program Evaluation, and Advanced Fiscal Management. Carl's experiences include work as a trainer/provocateur for more than 10 years with the Great Lakes and Pacific Northwest Rehabilitation Continuing Education Programs (RCEP). He was the Lead Specialist on a multi-year federal grant designed to provide awareness, sensitivity and diversity training for public rehabilitation agencies in Rehabilitation Services Administration Region V (Illinois, Ohio, Indiana, Minnesota and Wisconsin) with an ultimate goal of increasing equitable services for persons applying and receiving services. Prior to joining the faculty, he directed the Pacific Northwest Rehabilitation Continuing Education Program (RCEP) (Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Washington). Carl was a selected as a Switzer Scholar in 2001 and was named Rehabilitation Institute Teacher of the Year in 2006.

Dr. Flowers is a past-president (2007) of the National Rehabilitation Association (NRA) and a past Board Chair and President of the National Association of Multicultural Rehabilitation Concerns. Dr. Flowers has published more than 25 articles and presented at a number of national conferences and serves on the editorial board of two professional journals, Rehabilitation Education (RE) and the Rehabilitation Counselors and Educators (RCEA ) and has served as Guest Editor for the Journal of Rehabilitation Administration (JRA) and Psychological Record (PR). Dr. Flowers is a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC) and a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC).

Saliwe M. Kawewe

Director, School of Social Work

Saliwe M. Kawewe

(618) 453-3359

Saliwe Kawewe, B.S.W., M.S.W., Ph.D.  Professor and Acting Director of the School of Social Work. Dr. Kawewe is a Professor and former Graduate Program Director in the School of Social Work at SIUC where she has been a faculty member since 1996. She obtained her Ph.D. from Saint Louis University in 1985, an M.S.W. from George Warren Brown School of Social Work, Washington University in Saint Louis in 1979, and a B.S.W. from the University of Zambia in 1974. She has a diverse background experience entailing administration, child welfare, and social work practice in Zambia, Zimbabwe, and in the U.S. Dr. Kawewe has a commendable record of scholarship and has been recognized with numerous academic awards and honors for teaching effectiveness, community organization and professional service. In addition to publishing over 37 refereed articles she has attended numerous conferences and has made over 40 national and international professional presentations in the U.S., the Caribbean Islands, Asia, Europe, and Africa. She is a consulting editor for the Journal of Social Work Education (JSWE); Social Development Issues; Journal of Immigrant & Refugee Services, and the Open Social Science Journal. She has also served on the editorial boards of the National Women Studies Association Journal: NWSA, Journal of African Policy Studies; Journal of Women and Language. She is a regular reviewer of various book and journal manuscripts as well as abstracts for various professional conferences.

Dr. Kawewe has held membership, presented and chaired various committees and conference sessions in professional organizations both within her field and the related fields in which her research has largely focused such as: International Association for Feminist Economics (IAFFE); National Women Studies Association, International Federation of Social Workers (IFSW); International Council on Social Welfare (ICSW); International Association of Schools of Social Work; Peace and Social Justice Center of South Central Kansas; Consortium on International Social Development (formerly Inter-University Consortium on International Social Development); Council on Social Work Education (CSWE); and the National Association of Social Workers (NASW). She has been an active board member of the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE), International Commission; Illinois Hunger Coalition; Membership Committee of the Inter-University Consortium for International Social Development (IUCISD); Committee to Enhance Minority, Human and Civil Rights; Illinois Education Association-NEA Contract Negotiating Team Member for the SIUC Faculty Association;  SIUC AIDS Task Force; Advisor for the SIUC African Student Council;  and Graduate Student Association of the School of Social Work, SIUC; Dr. Kawewe has also been a board member of: Southern Illinois District of the Illinois Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers; Southern Illinois HIV Care Consortium; the Peace and Social Justice Center of South Central Kansas; the Global Learning Center; board member-at-large and African Regional representative with the IUCISD; a faculty advisor to various social work student organizations while participating in various committees at SIUC.

Teaching Areas: Graduate: Child Welfare Policy, Ethnic Diversity and Advanced Generalist Social Work Practice, Program Evaluation Research, Field Practicum Seminars I & II, and Social Work Practice with Groups. Undergraduate: Generalist Social Work Practice, Policy, HBSE, Social Group Work, Human Diversity and Ethnic-Sensitive Social Work Practice and Practicum Seminar(s) and Field Liaison.

Research Interests: Women and Children’s Human Rights; International and Child Welfare Policy; Third World Women’s Socioeconomic Development and Social Justice; HIV/AIDS; Racial Subcultures and Ethnic-Sensitive Social Work Practice.

Barbara Hagler

Interim Chair for Workforce Education and Dvelopment

Barbara Hagler

Pulliam Hall Room 210

Ph.D. Arizona State University, 1991. Areas of Specialization Business education, improvement of teaching, workforce education foundations, computer technology, distance education, training and human resource development.

Robert McDermott

Interim Chair, Public Health and Recreation Professions

Robert J. McDermott received his BS (1975), MS (1977), and PhD (1981) degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. From 1981 to 1986, he was a faculty member in the Department of Health Education, at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale.