Meet the Faculty

A Good Instructor Will Make a Difference in Your Healthcare Learning and Life

When you attend college, it is truly the instructors who make a difference in your learning, confidence, and engagement. That’s why Northwest Suburban College is committed to hiring inspiring and qualified teaching faculty – so that you can experience how a good teacher can change your life and your future.

M.T. AliNiazee, PhD


Biological Sciences
Research & Development

Dr. M.T. AliNiazee received his Ph.D. from University of California, Riverside in 1970 and has since been involved in research and teaching at major U.S. universities, including the University of California at Davis and Oregon State University. He is the founder of NWSC, serves as its president, and has taught numerous courses in biology and research & development over the years.

Maksood Akbar, PhD

Chief Academic Advisor

Biological Sciences
Research & Development

Dr. Akbar received his Ph.D. from Oregon State University in 1968 and, over the past 30 years, has been involved in different teaching and research activities at King Saud University and Cook County Hospital. He has been with Northwest Suburban College since 2010 and served in positions such as Dean of Academic and Student Affairs and Provost. Dr. Akbar currently serves as the Chief Academic Advisor. He taught courses in biology and research & development over the years.

Asefa Ansari, PhD

Assistant Professor, Part-Time

Biological Sciences

Dr. Asefa Ansari received her Ph.D. in zoology from the University of Reading in the United Kingdom and has had over 30 years of experience in teaching and research in different universities and colleges including North Carolina State University, Iowa State University, National Louis University, and Richland Community College. Dr. Ansari taught biology courses at NWSC, adding to her many years of teaching experience.

Khaja Khaleel Ahmad, MD, RMA


Biological Sciences
Medical Assistant

Upon graduating from Osmania Medical University in Hyderabad, India with a medical degree, Dr. Ahmad joined Chicago Medical School to complete his residency in internal medicine and neurology. Using his degrees, Dr. Ahmad has served as an international physician and lecturer at numerous organizations, including Jabel Radwa Health Center, St. Francis Hospital, Chicago Medical School, Illinois School of Health Careers, Olympia/Everest College, and Malcolm X College. Dr. Khaja is a Registered Medical Assistant (RMA).

Cherie Cordova-Reyes, MD

Medical Assistant Instructor

With an M. D. and B. S. in Medical Technology degrees, Dr. Cherie Cordova-Reyes has taught medical assistant courses for fifteen years in different colleges in the greater Chicago area including Northwest Suburban College. Dr. Cordova-Reyes is a certified CPR and Phlebotomy Technician and has had Medical Assistant certification from National Healthcare Association (NHA).

Rubina Khan, PhD

Adjunct Faculty

Language & Literacy

Dr. Rubina Khan earned her Master of Arts in English from Osmania University, Master of Arts in Education from The University of New Orleans, and her doctoral degree in Education and English from the University of New Orleans. In addition to teaching at universities throughout the country, including Nunez Community College, Southern University of New Orleans, Kendall Colleges, and College of Lake County, Dr. Khan taught multiple English courses at NWSC.

Ms. Colida Kram

Programs Manager -School of Allied Health Sciences, Medical Assistant Lead Instructor, Externship Coordinator

Dima Alnahas,

RPh Pharmacy Technician Lead Instructor

Cherie Cordova-Reyes, M. D.

Medical Assistant Instructor

Huda Husseini, MS

Adjunct Faculty

Physical Sciences

With a Master’s of Science in Chemistry obtained from the The University of Illinois at Chicago in 2012, Ms. Husseini has contributed her knowledge of chemistry at Hikma Pharmaceuticals and Eclipse Publishing Company. Ms. Husseini is recognized for making chemistry accessible to today’s students through her innovative teaching strategies at such institutions as the University of Illinois at Chicago, College Preparatory School of America, and Northwest Suburban College.

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