College of Education Welcomes New Division Chair! 

effie_kritikos        Dr. Effie Kritikos      

Dr. Kritikos joined GSU as Division Chair in the College of Education on October 1. She earned tenure and full professor status in her previous academic appointment at Northeastern Illinois University, where she served on the faculty for over 15 years and taught courses in special education, assessment, development, evaluation, and research at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. 
Dr. Kritikos has a record of scholarly accomplishments in the areas of speech-language pathology, special education, learning disabilities, and assessment. She has published books, journal articles, and book chapters. She has a long list of professional presentations in these areas. She served as project director or co-director for three grants and won an Excellence Award in Research (2006).  

Upcoming Information Sessions

Interdisciplinary Leadership Ed.D Information Sessions

Thursday, October 15th  & Thursday, November 19th

 Time: 6 - 7:30 p.m.

Location: GSU Main Campus Room G261

To RSVP for this event, contact: Carla Johnson. Please include your desired concentration (Higher Education Administration, Not for Profit/Social Entrepreneurship, Public Safety Administration or Superintendency) area in your rsvp email.   

School Psychology Ed.S Information Sessions

Information Open House:

Wednesday, October 7th & Tuesday, January 5th   

 Time: 6 - 8:00 p.m.

Location: GSU Main Campus Room G261

 For more information, or to RSVP, email Program AdvisorMaya Blackwell.

 Principal Leadership Graduate Program  

  • Approved by the State Licensure Board
  • Reflects the Common Core State Standards
  • Reflects PERA, the new teacher evaluation law
  • Earns M.A. in Educational Administration
  • Earns Principal Leadership Endorsement
  • Comprised of 36 semester hours
  • Complete in six semesters
  • Cohort start date - Fall Semester2016
 Recruiting for Fall Semester 2016

GSU, On Campus Cohort

1 University Parkway, University Park, IL 60484

Information Meeting

 9:00 a.m. Saturday, January 30, 2016

At GSU, Room G261, Park in East Lot #2. 

Enter by cement stairway. 

Go to 2nd floor, G261 is at the top of the staircase.

Contact Dr. Dor Fitzgerald at or 708.534.4536. 


Student Education Association (SEA)

Upcoming Meetings

 Fall 2015 Meeting Dates:   

  • Monday, October 26th, 12-1pm. Location tbd. Guest speaker: Meredith Byers, director of student programs at IEA. 
  • Book Drive Collection Dates:November 9th – December 1st, 2015 
    •   4 Drop Box Locations: G-Lobby, Main entrance, Athletics and Rec Department, Dr. Katy Hisrich’s Office (G236)

COE in the News

Psychology Students' Plan to Fight Racism Gets Response from Oval Office

psychology_studentsAssociate Professor of Psychology Barbara Gormley’s Forensic Psychology class came up with a seven point plan of ideas they thought would go a long way toward eliminating problems of racism and police brutality cases. Can a group of undergrads find the solutions to the daunting questions of racism and police brutality in the U.S.? Judging by the response from the President of the United States, they just might be on the right track. For more information visit:

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