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Meet the Professors

Chandrea Hopkins
Instructor, Economics
B254
847/543-2539
soc457@clcillinois.edu


Specialties: Labor economics and monetary policy.

Teaching full time at CLC since: 2000; also taught as an adjunct at the University of Illinois and at Malcom X College; nominated for CLC Outstanding Faculty of the Year award.  Professor Hopkins has been listed in the Who’s Who Among America’s Best Teachers and conducted a research effort titled “Smart Growth Development: A Look at the State of Illinois Home Rule Law and Possible Implications on Lake County.”

Subjects taught at CLC: Macroeconomics and microeconomics.

Education: B.S., Chicago State University; two M.A. degrees from the University of Illinois-Chicago.

Most memorable teaching experience: The ultimate “Aha” moment is congratulating students when they apply economics to everyday living.


Stefan Mullinax
Instructor, Economics
B254
847/543-2533
smullinax@clcillinois.edu


Specialties: Macroeconomics, international trade, fiscal and monetary policies.

Teaching full time at CLC since: 2012; also taught at Shelton State Community College and at the University of Alabama.

Subjects taught at CLC: Macroeconomics and microeconomics.

Education: B.A. and Ph.D., University of Alabama.

What inspires me about my field:  I’m fascinated with the opportunity to use economic theories to explain all manner of human actions and interactions. An economist must be part mathematician, part psychologist, part sociologist, part politician, part historian and part scientist.


Tonitta White
Instructor, Economics
L228
847/543-2943
twhite@clcillinois.edu


Specialties: Macroeconomics, microeconomics and business math.

Teaching full time at CLC since: 2012; previously spent four years as a CLC adjunct while serving as quality assessment manager in the college’s office of Institutional Effectiveness, Planning and Research. Professor White also has taught at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Waukesha County Technical College, Lakeland College, Marian College and Milwaukee Area Technical College. Her business experience includes 12 years at Harley-Davidson Motor Co. and five years in the insurance industry.

Subjects taught at CLC: Macroeconomics and microeconomics.

Education: B.S., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; M.A., University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

What inspires me about my field:  I’m fascinated with economics’ application to everyday life. When we make decisions related to purchases, or when we make choices about what we will do with our time and resources, it relates to the field of economics.