Sandi Splansky, Ed.S., is the Faculty Coordinator for the Health House. She has also served as the Director of Academic Advising in the College of Health and Human Sciences since 1986. Sandi was instrumental in developing the UNIV 101 course for the university. She holds three degrees from NIU: B.S. and M.S. from the Department of Family, Consumer, and Nutrition Sciences and an Ed.S. in Counseling from the College of Education. She was recently named as the recipient of the 2012 College of Health and Human Sciences Outstanding Alumni Award.
Faculty Advisers, Health Professions House
Dr. Howie Schwartz, Ph.D., is an associate professor and graduate faculty member in the School of Allied Health and Communicative Disorders at Northern Illinois University. Dr. Schwartz is a licensed and certified speech language pathologist who specializes in the area of stuttering and stuttering therapy. He received his Ph.D. in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Syracuse University, his M.A. from Michigan State University, and his B.A. in Speech and Hearing from the State University of New York College at New Paltz.
Dr. Josephine Umoren, Ph.D., is an associate professor in Family, Consumer, and Nutrition Sciences. In addition, she is an expert in human nutrition, in mineral metabolism in aging, nutrition and physical activity. Dr. Umoren completed her Ph.D. from the University of Nebraska.