Staff Directory


IIRA Administration

Christopher Merrett, Ph.D.
Director and Professor
(309) 298-2281
CD-Merrett@wiu.edu
Sandra Wittig, MBA
Deputy Director
(309) 298-2637
SK-Wittig@wiu.edu
Janet Marlette, MA
Public Information Specialist
(309) 298-2172
JL-Marlette@wiu.edu
Erin Wherley
Office Administrator
(309) 298-2304
EC-Wherley@wiu.edu

Rural Transit Assistance Center

David Patton, MA
Program Manager
(309) 298-3392
DC-Patton@wiu.edu
Mable Kreps, MBA
Transit Specialist
(309) 298-2141
MR-Kreps@wiu.edu
Ed Heflin, BB
Transit Specialist

MAPPING the Future of Your Community

Gisele Hamm, MA
Program Manager
(309) 298-4019
GF-Hamm@wiu.edu
Linda Lee Blaine, MBA
Outreach Specialist
(309)298-2647
LL-Blaine@wiu.edu
Greg Kalnes
Program Coordinator
(309) 298-3518
g-kalnes@wiu.edu

Value-Added Sustainable Development Center

Sean Park, MA
Program Manager
(309) 298-1453
ms-park@wiu.edu
Diana Blue
Economic Development Specialist
(309) 298-2433
mp-nguyen@wiu.edu
Matthew Nguyen
Program Coordinator - Renewable Energy Specialist
(309) 298-2767
dl-blue@wiu.edu

Public Policy and Economic Development

Adee Athiyaman, Ph.D., professor
Professor
(309) 298-2272
A-Athiyaman@wiu.edu
http://www.Instituteintelligence.com

Data Analysis and Technical Assistance

Robin Hanna, MA, MPA
RETAC Project Manager
(309) 298-2372
RW-Hanna@wiu.edu
William Westerhold, MA
BGIS Project Manager
(309) 298-2576
WL-Westerhold@wiu.edu

Peace Corps Fellows Program

Karen Mauldin-Curtis, MA
Manager
(309) 298-2706
K-Mauldin-Curtis@wiu.edu

Illinois Procurement Technical Assistance Center

Theresa Ebeler
Program Manager
(618) 420-8313
TL-Ebeler@wiu.edu

Illinois Small Business Development Center Western Illinois University

Jim Boyd
Program Director
(309) 298-3040
JC-Boyd@wiu.edu
Ann Friederichs
Business Advisor
(309) 762 3999 ext. 62243
AE-Friederichs@wiu.edu
Robin Hanna, MA, MPA
RETAC Project Manager
(309) 298-2372
RW-Hanna@wiu.edu