Dr. Allan Levandowski
I was born in Waukegan, Illinois, and raised in nearby Round Lake Beach, Illinois were I graduated from Round Lake High School in 1978 and served in the Air Force National Guard from 1980-1990. In 1990 I earned an A.A.S. in Refrigeration and Air Conditioning from the College of Lake County, Grayslake, Illinois. In 1994, I graduated from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale with a B.S. in Workforce Education and Development, and in 2003 I graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with an Ed.M. in Community College Teaching. In 2014, I graduated from the College of Education at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with an Ed.D. in Educational Policy, Organization, and Leadership with a concentration in Higher Education and a research interest in evaluation and program review (https://www.ideals.illinois.edu/handle/2142/49605).
In 1999 I became a full-time faculty member at the College of Lake County and served as department chair from 2000 to 2012 where I developed an ESL program, a Workforce Investment Act (WIA) program, and worked on several YouthBuild and Urban League grants in an effort to recruit, retain, and graduate unprepared, underrepresented, underserved, and underemployed students. I also served as assistant PI for the Laser and Photonics grant at the College of Lake County from 2010-2012. In 2012, I began working with general education faculty from across the state of Illinois, the Lake County Black Chamber of Commerce, and the local WIA on a Department of Labor Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) grant to embed general education outcomes into career curriculum.
Currently, I am serving as a faculty representative to the International Education Committee and I am serving on the Assessment of Student Learning Committee as well, I have presented at several HI-TEC conferences on sustainability curriculum development, embedded general education, and recruitment and retention of underserved students. I am also is presently serving as the President Elect for the Illinois Community College Faculty Association and recently presented at this year’s Teaching and Learning Conference on recruiting, retaining, and graduation underserved student populations. Additionally, I recently published a dissertation on Evaluation and the Illinois Community College Board (IC