Faculty Spotlight

  • How would you describe your background? I am a physicist by training as well as a conservatory-trained dancer and teacher, I combined that knowledge to study human movement using dance.
  • Mark E. Nelson served as the Associate Director for Student Affairs and the NSP Liason for the SfN Chapter in Champaign.  Mark was honored at the End of Year Awards and Recognition Reception on April 30th with a small glass trophy in thanks for his time and service as well as in acknowledgment of his upcoming retirement.  After 28 years at the University of Illinois, Mark will be moving on to spend time in another place he loves to be, nature.  He will be hiking the trails out west.   Check out his spotlight to see the latest Beckman article featuring Dr. Nelson!
  • We welcome Brian B. Monson to the Neuroscience faculty.  Dr. Monson is an assistant professor of Speech and Hearing Science.  He received his Ph.D. in Speech, Language, and Hearing Science at the University of Arizona with minors in Neuroscience and Theatre Arts.  His Masters in Physics (Acoustics) is from Brigham Young University with a minor in Vocal Performance and his undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering was received from Utah State University. 
  • The Neuroscience Program is excited to welcome new NSP faculty member Daniel McKim. Dr. McKim is the most recent addition to the Animal Sciences department starting as an assistant professor in November 2018.