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Leslee Hammers

Leslee Hammers

Online Undergraduate Program Coordinator
Rehn Hall, 314A

Leslee Hammers began working in the Online Undergraduate Program in Spring 2017. She has a bachelor’s degree in Information Systems Technologies and a master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction, with an emphasis in Instructional Technology. Leslee was a non-traditional student for both of these degrees, working and attending school part-time. She had one daughter before she started working on her bachelor’s degree and another daughter before she finished. Leslee felt like she needed to obtain an education to be better able to stress the importance of a college education to her daughters.

Leslee has been interested in adult education, especially online education, since she began working on her bachelor’s degree. Having worked in different roles in the College of Business and Analytics since 2004, she is excited for the opportunity to utilize her education and years of institutional knowledge to assist students and faculty with online education.


Nicholas Hoffman

Nicholas Hoffman

Coordinator of Assessment and Online Graduate Programs
Rehn Hall, 133

Nicholas G. Hoffman, Academic Outreach and Career Specialist for Graduate Programs for the College of Business and Analytics, came to SIU from Rockford, Illinois. Formerly a Teaching Assistant for the College’s oM.B.A. program, he also brings his expertise in data management, evaluation and program development to expanding the College’s career services to graduate students, providing advisement to current M.B.A. graduate students, and overseeing the teaching assistantship experience for the online M.B.A. program. He is currently a doctoral candidate in Applied Psychology.

Michelle Johanson

Michelle Johanson

Online Undergraduate Program Director
Rehn Hall, 312A

Michelle Johanson joined the College of Business and Analytics as an accountant in the Dean’s Office in 2015. She was promoted to business manager and is currently the online undergraduate program manager. Managing the online program is a perfect fit for Johanson. She has experience working with online programs in the College of Business and Analytics and in the Workforce Education and Development Off Campus Degree Program as a teaching assistant and a research assistant.

Johanson is a three degree Saluki. She earned her bachelor’s degree in finance, master’s degree with a major in workforce education and development focusing on instructional design and E-learning and a Master of Accountancy, all from SIU Carbondale.


Kim Little

Kim Little

Interim Assistant Dean of Student Services and Director of Undergraduate Online Student Services
Rehn Hall, 131

Kimberly joined the College of Business and Analytics online undergraduate programs in fall of 2014. With an impressive 28-years of experience in higher education, her extensive background includes diverse roles such as Director of Undergraduate Online Student Services within the College of Business and Analytics, Chief Academic Advisor in the College of Education and Human Services, Interim Director and Advisor in the former Pre-Major Advisement Center, and Learning Support Specialist collaborating with university and community college TRIO programs.

Having obtained both her bachelor's (1993) and master's (1995) degrees from SIU, Kimberly is deeply rooted in the academic community. She actively contributes to various initiatives and committees, including her involvement with Saluki Cares, Higher Learning Commission (HLC) Assurance Review, and the Campus Wide Assessment Committee. Kimberly's commitment extends beyond administrative roles, as she has also engaged directly with students through teaching UNIV 101 and chairing the First-Year Advisement Action Team. Her dedication to student success is further underscored by her participation in core curriculum redesign efforts, retention task forces, co-curricular assessment committees, and chancellor's campus life and safety task forces.

She is a member of NACADA and is a founding member of the Illinois Academic Advising Association (ILACADA), in which she held several offices.