Robert Muller, Ed.D. has been appointed as new dean of the National College of Education (NCE). Muller will drive the overall strategic direction of NCE’s curriculum, staffing, student academic affairs, budget and fundraising. As state and federal education policies continue to evolve in the K-12 arena, Muller’s expertise in education policy and institutional management will be a tremendous asset to NCE faculty and students. Muller assumed his full-time responsibilities on August 10.
Muller most recently was the director of Strategy and Business Development at SRI Education, a division of SRI International. Prior to that, he was vice president and director at CNA Education. He is former Deputy Assistant Secretary for Vocational and Adult Education, and Senior Advisor to the Deputy Secretary of Education at the U.S. Department of Education. He has consulted on education policy, program development, change management and leadership. Muller has been an adjunct professor at the College of Education at the University of Maryland where he taught leadership and innovation in a newly launched executive doctorate program. His additional adjunct roles were with R.H. Smith School of Business and the McCourt School of Public Policy at Georgetown University. Continue reading
Find out what NLU students have to say about going to school at NLU, and what it’s like for them.
Pablo was nervous about transferring to NLU from a community college, but says NLU faculty and staff helped see him through to success.
Before Willie Snipes Jr. came to NLU to earn his M.Ed. in Administration and Supervision in 2010, he made history at the college where he obtained his bachelor’s degree. He was the first recipient of a degree in music from Miles College in Fairfield, Alabama. Today he is still bringing music to his (first) alma mater.
Snipes’ interest in music came at an early age, which helped him to stay focused and out of trouble while he was growing up. From then on, music played a key role in the trajectory of his life. Continue reading
An independent college search and rankings website, SuperScholar, has ranked National Louis University among the 50 Best Online Master’s in Early Childhood Education Programs for 2015.
The non-profit website said it ranked universities’ programs based on affordability, starting salaries of recent grads, market reputation, awards and recognition, and flexibility. Continue reading
By Kellie Kennedy
Agnieszka (Aggie) Wajda initially pursued dreams of becoming an interior designer, but realized that she had a different calling. She joined the U.S. Navy, which opened her eyes to skills and talents that she didn’t know that she possessed.
Her work in the military also increased her interest in continuing her higher education so that she could achieve her dream of becoming a police officer. In just a few months, Aggie will achieve this dream. Learn more about Aggie’s experience at National Louis University (NLU) and the Veterans Program. Continue reading
By Peter Ploegman, Library and Learning Support Specialist
It has been 25 years since Americans with disabilities had their civil rights affirmed by law, and that’s a milestone to celebrate.
On July 26, 1990, President George H.W. Bush signed the Americans with Disabilities Act into law.
The ADA is a piece of civil rights legislation guaranteeing the rights of all disabled persons to equal and timely access to public and private facilities, employment opportunities, and education beyond a high school diploma. Continue reading
By Danielle Laban, NLU Director of Student Experience
College is like apple pie. Apple pie is always better a-la-mode, with a giant scoop of vanilla ice cream!
One of the greatest shifts you’ll experience coming from high school to college is the variety of choices available to you, all of which are optional and extra opportunities to grow and have fun beyond the classroom! With great freedom comes a risky trap some students fall into, which is not participating in any of the extra activities, events, or programs. Continue reading
By Judah Viola, Dean of NLU’s College of Professional Studies and Advancement
I recently traveled to Poland to represent NLU leadership at the commencement ceremonies of WSB-NLU (Wyższa Szkoła Biznesu – National Louis University). The name translates as “Higher School of Business.”
WSB-NLU graduated approximately 400 students this year in bachelor’s degree programs in business, computer science, political science and psychology. It also graduated students in master’s degree programs in business and computer science. Continue reading
By Stephanie Poczos
Everywhere you turn, news headlines proclaim the preposterously high cost of earning a college degree. Higher education is struggling to adapt to today’s challenging financial times. As part of the evolving landscape, National Louis is presenting a new model for education—one designed around you.
With this model, we are addressing the needs of our incoming students in three ways. First, we are lowering the cost, so your tuition will come to $10,000 per year. Students at certain income levels may be eligible for aid, which will reduce the net cost to zero. Continue reading
Eighth-graders from Burroughs Elementary School remained hushed as NLU’s Ray Legler, Ph.D, took them on a tour of NLU’s Chicago campus, then explained how they could attend a university, or a vocational school, after they graduated high school.
The 45 kids stayed so quiet, in fact, Legler wasn’t sure they had taken it all in. Continue reading