Academic Advising

The Department of Special and Early Education offers advising services for both undergraduate and graduate students. Undergraduates advisers are listed below by program. 

Kate Donohue
Early Childhood Education
(815) 753-8361 Appts.
(815) 753-1997
Special Education (A-Z)
Special Education Visual Impairment
(815) 753-8361 Appts.
(815) 753-8359


To make an appointment with an adviser, please contact the secretary for your major.

Penny Winterton, Office Support Specialist
Early Childhood Studies and Special Education
(815) 753-8361

For graduate program information, please contact graduate adviser Les Hecht.

To make an appointment with the graduate advisor, please contact Gail Myers, 815-753-0381.

Leslie B. Hecht
Graduate & Teacher Licensure Adviser
All Graduate Programs
(815) 753-0381 Appts
(815) 753-8457