College Leadership


Laurie Elish-Piper, Ph.D., is the dean of the NIU College of Education.  With 20 years of experience at NIU, Elish-Piper is a Presidential Engagement Professor and Distinguished Teaching Professor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at Northern Illinois University.

Joining Elish-Piper in the College of Educations’ dean’s office is Bill PitneyAssociate Dean of Research, Resources and Innovation and David Walker, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs.

The three are award-winning educators with a depth of service in their respective academic fields and years of commitment to education at NIU.  

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Dean's Office
General Information
Phone 815-753-1949
Graham Hall 321

Student Services
Phone 815-753-8352
Gabel Hall 138

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