Faculty & Staff

The Department of Doctoral Studies faculty and staff are well-trained and equipped to guide students through the doctoral program of studies.

Our Faculty

With a record of excellence in the areas of teaching, research and service, our faculty have earned doctoral degrees in areas that focus on educational leadership, curriculum, administration, school finance, special education, philosophy and evaluation.

Specialized skills and certifications include: professional development, Type 75 principal, superintendent endorsement, ELL, RTI and assessment. They have written and conducted scholarly research that has been published at the local, state, national and international levels. Utilizing their years of P-20 experience in the public and private sectors, (urban, suburban and rural settings) and a diverse background in related fields, the doctoral faculty delivers a world-class set of preparation activities to the future education leaders of the 21st century.

Our Staff

Our dedicated department staff members are student-focused professionals, with years of experience in providing quality academic support services. From massive projects, such as open-house events and recruitment, to everyday operational task, such as advising and customer-service, our department staff consistently provide the support needed to ensure a quality educational experience.

Please feel free to contact any of us for information.

Name/Title Location Email Phone
Dr. Kimberly Edwards-Underwood, Assoc. Dean ED 111 kedwar26@csu.edu 773-995-2092
Crystal Sanks, Program Advisor ED 111 csanks@csu.edu 773-995-5018
Brenda Smith, Office Support Associate ED 111 bsmith23@csu.edu 773-995-2092
Dr. Chandra Cabraal, Associate Professor ED 238 lm-cabraal@csu.edu 773-995-2025
Dr. Crystal Laura, Assistant Professor ED 233 claura@csu.edu 773-995-2035
Dr. Byung-In Seo, Associate Professor ED 228 bseo@csu.edu 773-821-2181