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Michele McCrillis

Assistant Dean of Curriculum and Outreach Programs

Honors College

Pronouns: she/her


Building & Room:

Burnham Hall


Michele McCrillis is an Art Historian and prior to joining the Honors College in 2017, taught at Columbus State University (CSU) in Georgia for seventeen years, where she was Associate Professor of Art History specializing in 19th and 20th century art. While at CSU, McCrillis created and taught courses for the Honors College and collaborated with faculty across disciplines to develop and teach Freshman Learning Communities and International Learning Communities. She also taught Study Abroad programs in Italy and the United Kingdom. She received several teaching awards, including Outstanding Teacher of Writing in 2012. In 2015 she was nominated by her university for the Council of Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) US Professor of the Year. Her duties for the Honors College at UIC include curriculum programming, working with the Faculty Fellows and developing outreach programming and grants for externally funded projects. She is very excited to be back in Chicago, where she received her Masters in Art History, Theory and Criticism from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She is originally from London, England.