Introducing Your Concierge

Carrie M. Rubenking, M.A.
Director, Graduate Student Services
Office of Graduate Admission and Student Services

Carrie has been at Concordia-Chicago since 2003. She has served in Higher Education throughout her career. As an advisor, her main areas of focus are Educational Technology, Curriculum and Instruction and Master of Arts in Religion, Reading, Gerontology, and School Leadership. Carrie received her Master’s degree in Christian Education. 

Contact: Carrie.Rubenking@CUChicago.edu
708-209-3012

 

Rhoda Williams, M.A.
Assistant Director, Graduate Student Services
Office of Graduate Admission and Student Services

Rhoda Williams is a Graduate Program Specialist at Concordia-Chicago. She is an alumnus of Concordia-Chicago and is currently completing her Master’s degree in Community Counseling and Bachelors in Organization Management. Rhoda works with Reading, Gerontology, Curriculum and Instruction, Educational Technology and School Leadership Programs. She has worked at Concordia-Chicago since 2005.

Contact: Rhoda.Williams@CUChicago.edu
708-209-3595

 

Nita Abraham John, M.S.
Graduate Program Specialist
Office of Graduate Admission and Student Services

Nita provides comprehensive advising services to graduate students enrolled in Concordia-Chicago’s cohort programs. She specializes in working with students that are pursuing a doctorate degree from Concordia-Chicago. Nita also specializes in working with students in the Curriculum and Instruction, School Leadership, and Educational Technology programs. She enjoys helping students achieve their educational goals. Nita received her Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology and has been with Concordia-Chicago since August 2009. 

Contact: Nita.Abraham@CUChicago.edu
708-209-3645

 

David Crawford
Graduate Program Specialist 
Office of Graduate Admission and Student Services

David is a dedicated Graduate Program Specialist who keeps students career focused during their graduate studies. He specializes in working with MBA and international students at Concordia University Chicago. In addition, David works with other masters programs such as educational leadership, gerontology, and chief school business officer. He enjoys working with students to identify what they hope to achieve from their program. David received his Masters of Science in Higher Education from Oklahoma State University in 2010 and has been with Concordia since January 2016.

Contact: David.Crawford@CUChicago.edu
708-209-3448

 

Christiana Knapp, M.A., M.B.A.
Graduate Program Specialist
Office of Graduate Admission and Student Services

Christiana provides comprehensive advising services to graduate students enrolled in Concordia-Chicago’s cohort programs. She specializes in working with students that are pursuing masters and doctoral degrees from Concordia-Chicago. Christiana also specializes in working with students in the ESL, Differentiated Instruction, Special Education, Special Education Leadership, TESL, Early Childhood Special Education, Early Childhood Education, Special Education Leadership, Grant Writing, and Business programs. She enjoys helping students achieve their educational goals. Christiana received a Master’s degree in Communications and a Master’s degree in Business and has been with Concordia-Chicago since February 2016.

Contact: Christiana.Knapp@CUChicago.edu
708-209-3557

 

Michael Szkwarek 
Graduate Program Specialist 
Office of Graduate Admission and Student Services

Michael provides comprehensive advising services to graduate students enrolled in Concordia-Chicago’s cohort programs. He specializes in working with students that are pursuing Master's degrees from Concordia-Chicago in Sports Leadership, Leadership Studies, Instructional Design and Technology, Teacher Leadership, Education Technology, Educational Administration, Curriculum and Instruction, and TESOL programs. Michael works as a resource for students, faculty, and staff across campus. He loves assisting students in establishing and reaching their goals. Michael has been with Concordia-Chicago since June 2012.

Contact: Michael.Szkwarek@CUChicago.edu
708-209-3486

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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