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Contact Information

Arts, Communication, and Hospitality Division Office
McAninch Arts Center (MAC), Room 219
(630) 942-2048

  • Lisa Saltiel 
    Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 2E07B
    (630) 942-3303 
    Email: saltiell@cod.ed

COD Stories

Marco Benassi

“I can't imagine not teaching, given the tremendous opportunity to positively affect lives. I teach because I hated school. I want to change others and help them push far beyond their imagination and accomplish great satisfaction in life." - Marco Benassi

Marco's COD Story

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Jude Geiger

“It is especially rewarding to see students who are not native speakers of English excel in my class. Likewise, some students have great anxiety or fear of public speaking at the start of my class, and it is rewarding to watch them overcome their fears and become more confident." - Jude Geiger

Jude's COD Story

COD Stories

Chris Miller

“Working at COD had always been my dream job. When I received the offer, I remember how excited I was when I called my wife and told her I was going to College of DuPage." - Chris Miller

Chris' COD Story

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Lauren Morgan

“I hope my students take away improved competence as communicators, a better understanding of human-ness (if that's a word) and, most of all, a love of learning." - Lauren Morgan

Lauren's COD Story

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Mia Poston

“I really like seeing students improve their skills through a semester. A student may be extremely upset and nervous for their first speech and then gradually feel more and more confident through the semester." - Mia Poston

Mia's COD Story

Outstanding Faculty Award Winner

Chris Miller Outstanding Faculty Winner

Chris Miller, associate professor of Speech