Instructors

Bob Achettu

Bob Achettu
  • Instructor For: Business Field Studies
  • Short Bio: Bob Achettu brings 20 years of experience in the corporate sector to the Chicago Field Studies program.  His diverse professional background includes leadership roles within the strategy practice of a global consulting firm, driving portfolio company performance within a private equity firm, and currently as Founder and CEO of a high-growth strategic advisory firm.
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Hannah Badal

Hannah Badal
  • Instructor For: Field Studies in Public Health
  • Short Bio: Hannah Badal is a PhD candidate in the Media, Technology, and Society Program at Northwestern University. She was trained in public health with an emphasis on behavioral sciences and health education, and spent time working at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) conducting research and evaluating national HIV campaigns.
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Nick Dorzweiler

Nick Dorzweiler
  • Instructor For: Field Studies in Business Culture (Online)
  • Short Bio: Nick Dorzweiler earned his PhD in 2015, and has been teaching for the Chicago Field Studies program since 2011. His research focuses on the politics of everyday life, and particularly the creation of community norms and values through popular cultural practices such as film, music, television, and sports.
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Sean Harvey

Sean Harvey

Alan Kellner

Alan Kellner
  • Instructor For: Field Studies in the Modern Workplace
  • Short Bio: Alan J Kellner is a PhD candidate in the Department of Political Science at Northwestern University. He has taught Field Studies in the Modern Workplace since 2015. Alan has worked in blue collar, service industry, and white collar (non-academic and academic) jobs. His varied experience helps him bring multiple perspectives on work to the classroom, emphasizing how work affects one's life.    
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Monica Llorente

Monica Llorente
  • Instructor For: Legal Field Studies
  • Short Bio: Monica works on local and national campaigns with youth, parents, educators, lawyers, and others to advocate for changes in education and juvenile justice, and teaches courses for undergraduate and law students.
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Liz McCabe

Liz McCabe
  • Instructor For: Field Studies in Civic Engagement; Field Studies in Humanities
  • Short Bio: Liz McCabe is a Lecturer in Chicago Field Studies, as well as Lead Instructor in the program, where she has taught a range of courses quarterly since 2009. Currently she teaches Field Studies in Humanities—on the cultural history of office work and representations of white-collar labor—and Field Studies in Civic Engagement, a course that explores civic life through the lenses of Chicago history, political theory, social justice, and non-profit work. Additionally, Liz leads and supports the CFS instructor cohort, mentors new instructors, advises students, and contributes to the administration of the program.
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Andrea Ritchie

Andrea Ritchie
  • Instructor For: Field Studies in Social Justice
  • Short Bio: Andrea J. Ritchie is a Black lesbian immigrant and attorney and organizer who has engaged in extensive research, writing, and advocacy around issues of policing and criminalization over the past two decades, with a particular emphasis on the experiences of of women and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people of color.
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Tawny Spinelli

Tawny Spinelli
  • Instructor For: Field Studies in Public Health
  • Short Bio: Tawny Spinelli is pursuing her JD/PhD in clinical psychology in the Mental Health Services and Policy Program (MHSPP) at Northwestern University. She is interested in researching ways to mitigate the effects of trauma in child welfare and juvenile justice populations through prevention, intervention, and policy.
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Alecia Wartowski

Alecia Wartowski
  • Instructor For: Legal Field Studies
  • Short Bio: Alecia Wartowski is currently the Director of Programs of Northwestern University’s Women’s Center.  At the Women’s Center, she focuses on building a culture of equity and inclusion across identity through programming, advocacy and empowerment.  She leads work to create racial justice and gender equity through dialogue, capacity building and coaching.
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Nina Wieda

Nina Wieda
  • Instructor For: Business Field Studies
  • Short Bio: Nina Wieda (PhD, Northwestern University and MA, Nationalism Studies, Central European University, Budapest) specializes in the history of ideas.  Her research centers on culturally determined attitudes towards spending: why people choose to spend or save and what those behaviors mean to them. 
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