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Darin Barham

Psychometrist, Illinois Nurse Assistant/Aide Training

Darin Barham

Phone: 618-453-4360
Email: dbarham@siu.edu

Works with multiple state agencies to collect and coordinate data for Nurse Aid Testing. Develops data collection instruments, collects data, and develops and maintains database systems used by NAT. Integrates databases with various state Web sites.


Rosalba Correa, M.B.A.

Marketing and Recruitment and Retention Coordinator

Rosalba Correa, M.B.A.

Phone: 618-453-1918
Email: rosalba@siu.edu

Serves as WED liaison with the College and community at large for Recruitment and Retention: attends recruitment fairs, visits companies in the area to recruit and promote the WED program, and assists prospective students with program and process inquiries. Also serves as departmental liaison with SIU for communication and marketing strategies and creates and distributes marketing and promotional materials. Manages the WED email account, responding to students’ and prospects’ inquiries, and social media.


Christine Davis

Accountant II, Illinois Nurse Assistant/Aide Training

Christine Davis

Phone: 618-453-1978
Email: chriss9@siu.edu

Maintains financial reports for the Illinois Nurse Assistant/Aide Competency Evaluation/Testing Program, DSP/DD Aide Training Verification Project and various other accounts. Assists with project budgets. Prepares the projects' purchase requisitions, planned purchase order release entries, invoice-vouchers, and travel reimbursement vouchers. Orders the projects' supplies. Assists with projects' meeting accommodations. Ships UPS packages for the department. Supports Administrative Assistant, Department Chair, and various project managers.


Dr. James Flach

Web Specialist II

Dr. James Flach

Phone: 618-453-1973
Email: flach@siu.edu

Designs, maintains, and updates Departmental web pages using content management system. Inputs courses and provides entry- and intermediate-level training in functions and use of SIU Online (Desire2Learn) Learning Management System. Administers and facilitates Adobe Connect meetings and online courses. Creates and administers Departmental social media services.


Dale Grob

Accountant II

Dale Grob

Phone: 618-453-1948
Email: dgrob@siu.edu

Prepares invoice distribution forms for payment and reimbursement; prepares purchase requisitions for off-campus commodities and contractual purchases; processes off-campus telecommunication payments; prepares off-campus sites' budget reports and tracks commodities, contractual, telephone and travel expenses; maintains records of periodicals and reference materials. Supervises two staff persons and one student worker. Supports Department Chair and liason with site coordinators for telecommunication services.


Dr. Tom Hovatter

Project Coordinator, Illinois Nurse Assistant/Aide Training

Dr. Tom Hovatter

Phone: 618-453-4367
Email: cobra7@siu.edu


Tammy Kirchner

Office Manager

Tammy Kirchner

Phone: 618-453-1904
Email: tkirchner@siu.edu

Assistant to the Graduate Program Director, implementing the policies and procedures related to the operation of the Graduate Program; manages student database and email listserv for approximately 375 active master's and doctoral students; coordinates Graduate Program office complex, including supervising one student worker. Supports the Director of Graduate Programs.
Processes travel expense vouchers for on and off-campus staff/faculty. Handles the Instructional Course Evaluations (ICE’s) for the department, on campus and off-campus. Supports the Business Education faculty. Processes grade change cards for on and off-campus faculty. Department P-Card manager.


Dr. Elizabeth Lentz-Hees

Researcher II

Dr. Elizabeth Lentz-Hees

Phone: 618-453-1902
Email: elhees@siu.edu

WED 258/259 - Work Experience and Occupational Training Evaluator


Kim Prater

Administrative Aide to the Department Chair

Kim Prater

Phone: 618-453-1946
Email: kprater@siu.edu

Assistant to Department Chair; Civil Service appointments; Faculty and Administrative/Professional position searches; Faculty, A/P and Civil Service payroll and benefits; departmental key control.


Jessie Slaughenhaupt

Off Campus WED Academic Advisor

Phone: 618-746-4755
Email: sjessie@siu.edu


Tammy Weston

Researcher II

Tammy Weston

Phone: 618-453-1961
Email: tweston@siu.edu

This role primarily serves to support grant funding research and grant proposal development for the department. Daily activities include leading internet-based searches to identify external funding sources, including federal, state, corporate, and foundation funding opportunities; the coordination of data acquisition and analysis activities for the completion of grant proposals; and the synthesis of data for final proposal products and departmental reports.