Patrice C. Boyles

Patrice C. Boyles, Ed.D.

Director, Center for Teaching and Research Excellence and Associate Professor, Secondary Education, Professional Studies and Recreation, College of Education LIB 304, email:

Dr. Boyles received her M.S. in Occupational (Technology) Education from Chicago State University and her Ed.D. in Counseling, Adult and Higher Education from Northern Illinois University. 


Rochelle Johnson

Ms. RochelleJohnson

Instructional Designer Specialist

Ms. Johnson's primary responsibilities focus is on assisting faculty and students with online teaching and learning. She is the primary instructor for the Online Certification Course (O.C.T) which trains faculty to teach in the online environment and she created the Student Technology Academic Resource Training (S.T.A.R.T.) course for students.  Ms. Johnson obtained her undergraduate and graduate degrees in Technology and Education at Chicago State University. She is a former Diversifying Higher Education Faculty in Illinois (DFI) Fellow, and is currently writing her dissertation for a Ph.D. in Instructional Technology at Northern Illinois University.

Theodis Garth

Theodis Garth

Mr. Garth's primary responsibilities include site-wide management for Chicago State University's Learning Management System (LMS), Moodle. This includes monitoring Moodle to maintain a high level of optimization and functionality for students and faculty, as well as providing technical support for the Office of Online Instruction and Instructional Technology and Library and Instruction Services (LIS) staff and computing. Mr. Garth holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Information Systems Technology and a Master of Science degree in Workforce Education and Technical Education from Southern Illinois University.