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Faculty Spotlight: Crossing Boundaries

David Faris, Associate Professor of Political Science
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David Faris

How can we improve society? David Faris, associate professor of political science, believes it starts with instilling Roosevelt's values of social justice in the classroom. Here, we are creating the next generation of socially conscious leaders.

How can we improve society? David Faris, associate professor of political science, believes it starts with instilling Roosevelt's values of social justice in the classroom. Here, we are creating the next generation of socially conscious leaders.

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business students in conversation
Current Students, Alumni, Business, Arts and Sciences, Real World Experience

When Roosevelt University undergraduate James Davis grew impatient with lack of promotion at his hotel job, his mentor — a Roosevelt alumnus and hotel manager — was there to talk the 21-year-old down from the ledge.

Zindaba Nyirenda
Social Justice in Action, Alumni, Education, An Inclusive Community

Zindaba Nyirenda — a 2010 Roosevelt University graduate and Zambian princess — has dedicated most of her career to the recognition of equality in Africa, and fighting for the rights of women and children in Zambia and around the world.

Ramuel Figueroa and Dinu Skariah
An Inclusive Community, Arts and Sciences, Alumni, Faculty and Staff

When U.S. military veteran Ramuel Figueroa decided to enroll at Roosevelt University in 2014, his math and writing skills were rusty and his confidence was lacking. “I needed some help in brushing up,” the 24-year-old honors student said, who today is thriving on many fronts thanks to support and guidance he received at Roosevelt University.