M.T. AliNiazee, PhD

Professor

Dept. of Biological Sciences
Dept. of 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 University of California at Davis and Oregon State University. He is the founder of NWSC, serves as its president, and teaches courses in biology and research & development.

Maksood Akbar, PhD

Associate Professor

Dept. of Biological Sciences
Dept. of Research & Development

Dr. Akbar received his Ph.D. from Oregon State University in 1968, and over the past 30 years, he 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, where he serves as the Provost and Dean of Academic & Student Affairs and teaches courses in biology and research & development.

Khaja Khaleel Ahmad, MD

Full-Time Faculty

Dept. of Biological Sciences
Dept. of 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.

Asefa Ansari, PhD

Full-Time Assistant Professor

Dept. of 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 in USA. Since 2012 ,Dr Ansari is teaching Biology courses in NWSC adding to her many years of teaching experience.

Noura Awad, BA

Dental Assistant Instructor

Ms. Noura Awad’s passion for the dental sciences led her to serve as Lead Dental Assistant for over four years while earning a Bachelor of Arts in Human Biology from The University of Michigan. In her role as a DA, she learned of her passion to teach, and began teaching students of various age groups in a variety of subjects, including biological and health sciences and Arabic language. Combining her love of both teaching and the dental sciences, Ms. Awad now serves as a Dental Assistant Instructor at Northwest Suburban College

Nasir Bakhshi, MS

Adjunct Faculty

Dept. of Mathematics

In addition to completing his masters in statistics from the University of Punjab and statistical analysis systems (SAS) from Knowledge Systems Institute, Nasir Bakshi is an Islamic history scholar. He has applied his vast knowledge to numerous organizations, including Shouldice Hospital, Harvard Medical School’s Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, and ePhysician. At NWSC, he teaches in the mathematics as well as the history &humanities departments.

David Diamond, MS

Adjunct Faculty

Dept. of Social & Behavioral Sci.

Having earned a Masters of Science in International Relations from the University of Chicago, Mr. David Diamond has been highly involved in higher education for over 15 years, including teaching at institutions such as Art Institute of Pittsburgh, University of Phoenix, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, University of Bridgeport, and University of Maryland. In addition, Mr. Diamond conducts guest lectures and seminars on politics, history, and sociology at colleges and universities throughout the country. He serves as Adjunct Faculty at Northwest Suburban College’s Dept. of Social & Behavioral Sciences.

Rabab Gomaa, MS

Adjunct Faculty

Dept. of Language & Literacy
Dept. of Humanities & Fine Arts

In addition to a degree in architecture, Rabab Gomaa received an Advanced Degree in Islamic Law from Islamic American University. Her teachings in Arabic studies at various institutions gave Ms. Gomaa the opportunity to serve as a guest speaker at such higher education institutions as University of Chicago, University of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign, DePaul University, and Benedictine University. Today, Gomaa is part of the Department of Foreign Languages as well as the Dept. of Fine Arts at Northwest Suburban College.

Rubina Khan, PhD

Adjunct Faculty

Dept. of Language & Literacy

Dr. Rubina Khan earned her Master of Arts in English from Osmania University, Master of Arts in Education from 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 teaches English courses in NWSC’s Dept. of Languages & Literacy.

Huda Husseini, MS

Full-Time Faculty

Dept. of Physical Sciences

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

Shakil Khan, PhD

Adjunct Assistant Professor

Dept. of Physical Sciences

Dr. Shakil Khan received his Ph.D. in Biochemistry from Aligarh University and has been involved in molecular biology and biotechnology research for the past 10 years. He is author of numerous international publications and presentations as well as recognitions through global awards and honors. Today, he serves as researcher at the University of Chicago’s Department of Medicine as well as instructor at NWSC’s Department of Chemistry.

Edgar Montalvo, MCE, MBA, CTIP

Adjunct Faculty

Mathematics & Finance
Social & Behavioral Science

Edgar Montalvo received a Masters of Civil Engineering degree from Norwich University and his MBA from the University of Chicago. He is active in the fields of engineering and accounting, with over 30 years of professional experience. He has previously served as a Program Manager and as a Supervisory Engineer for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and is a retired Lt. Col. He has also served in private industry as an Accounting and Finance Manager, Controller and Chief Restructuring Officer. He currently operates his own international business and project management consulting firm, and serves as Northwest Suburban College’s Vice President of Finance and Budgeting. Mr. Montalvo is an adjunct instructor teaching Economics and Accounting courses at Moraine Valley Community College in addition to Northwest Suburban College.

Eugene Muhammad, M.Div, MS.Ed

Adjunct Faculty

Dept. of Humanities & Fine Arts

Dr. Eugene Muhammad earned his Master of Science in Education Leadership & Curriculum Foundation from Chicago State University and Master of Divinity from Chicago Theological Seminary. He is currently completing his Doctor of Philosophy from Chicago Theological Seminary while teaching at a variety of colleges and universities, including Purdue University North Central and Oakton Community College. At NWSC, Muhammad teaches courses in the Dept. Humanities & Fine Arts.

Caryn Musiala, MS

Adjunct Faculty

Dept. of Social & Behavioral Sci.

Upon receiving her Master of Science in Clinical Psychology from Barry University, Ms. Caryn Musiala has served divided her time between academia and clinical practice. Serving as a therapist at Neurobehavioral Health Institute, Ms. Musiala also taught at EF International Language School, Barry University, and Le Cordon Bleu. Today, Ms. Musiala serves as faculty in the NWSC Dept. of Social and Behavioral Sciences.

Muzaffar Uddin Qazi, PhD, MA

Adjunct Assistant Professor

Dept. of Physical Sciences

In addition to a Master of Arts in Economics from University of Sindh, Dr. Muzaffar Uddin Qazi earned his PhD in Physics from Federal Urdu University. There, he served as associate professor for over twenty years as well as visiting professor at Institute of Textile and Management and Institute of Scientific Management. Today, Dr. Qazi teaches advanced physics and calculus courses at College Preparatory School of America and in the Dept. of Physical and Life Sciences at NWSC.

John Nichols III, DMA

Adjunct Assistant Professor

Dept. of Humanities & Fine Arts
Full-Time Administrative Faculty

International composer Dr. John S. Nichols III earned his Bachelor of Arts in Music Composition from the Chicago College of Preparatory Arts, Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy from Roosevelt University, Master of Arts in Music Composition from University of Alaska-Fairbanks, and his Doctor of Musical Arts from the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign. Upon teaching at University of Alaska- Fairbanks and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Dr. Nichols now serves as the Director of NWSC School of Liberal Arts and teaches courses in the Dept. of Humanities & Fine Arts while continuing to produce electroacoustic compositions.

Moin Shaikh, MS

Adjunct Assistant Professor

Dept. of Mathematics

With dual Master of Science degrees in Industrial Engineering from Ohio State University and Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from Illinois Institute of Technology, Mr. Shaikh served as Chief Engineer at TRW in Chicago and continues to serve as proprietor of Punch Products Manufacturing Company. His passion for mathematics allows him to be an instructor in NWSC’s Department of Mathematics.

Liliya Tishchenko, MD, CPhT

Full-Time Faculty

Dept. of Pharmacy Technician
Full-Time Administrative Faculty

Dr. LiliyaTishchenko graduated with a doctor of medicine from I. Ya. HorbachevskyTernopil State Medical University in Ukraine and pursued her doctor of ultrasonography in OB/GYN and doctor of abdominal sonography. In the U.S., Dr. Tishchenko obtained her certification in pharmacy technician, and has taught at such institutions such as Illinois Masonic Medical Center, Loyola University Medical Center, Everest College, and Sanford-Brown College. Today, Dr. Tishchenko serves as the Pharmacy Technician program instructor at NWSC.

Saphronia Boyd

Instructor

Medical Assistant
Phlebotomy

Saphronia Boyd has become a part of Northwest Suburban College January 22, 2018 as a Medical Assistant Program Instructor to help grow their professional brand. She is a Certified Phlebotomy Instructor (CPI) for the National Phlebotomy Association (NPA), and a Allied Health Instructor (AHI) for American Medical Technologist (AMT) as well as a Registered Medical Assistant (RMA) AMT. She has an extensive background teaching Medical Assistant and Phlebotomy at various Career Colleges in Illinois. She has received several Recommendations of Honors and has over 30 years in the healthcare field with multiple awards and shout outs for outstanding performance under her belt; this also includes letters from some of her former students thanking her for helping them achieve their goals and dreams. Saphronia knows what a truly dedicated instructor means when it come to helping all diverse students achieve their dreams and goals to become a Medical Assistant or Phlebotomist. She understands that many students have experienced severe stressful lives. Her great passion is to bring hope and healing to those that want a quality teaching structure in the Medical Assisting and Phlebotomy Healthcare Field. She has been trained in a wide range to assist all styles of learning techniques and teaching techniques, absenteeism, attendances strategies, human behavior, communication verbal and non verbal and encouraging student participation.

Afroz Hafeez, BS, MD, MBA

Director of Program and Buisness Development

Adjunct Faculty
Department of Biological Sciences

Dr. Afroz Hafeez received his Bachelor of Science (BS) from City University of New York Brooklyn College, Doctorate of Medicine (MD) from Windsor University School of Medicine and Masters in Business Administration (MBA) in Healthcare Management from Davenport University. He has years of extensive leadership experience in organizations such as the American Medical Student Association (AMSA), Students for Health (SFH), American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI), and the American Muslim Health Professionals (AMHP). Within non-profit, Dr. Hafeez has been involved with chapter development, membership, programming, fundraising, and advocacy. He has done scientific research in cancer and RNA at SUNY Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY and involved in a cardiovascular preventative medicine public health program with the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH). Dr. Hafeez has worked in medical education, academics, research, non-profit, and public health. At NWSC, he serves in the administration as Director of Program and Business Development. Dr. Hafeez is also involved as adjunct faculty at the institution teaching health sciences, biological sciences, and business coursework.

Gayathree Raman, PhD

Director of Financial Aid

Adjunct Faculty
Department of Biological Sciences

Dr. Gayathree Raman earned her Master of Science in Laboratory Technology from Birla Institute of Science and Technology, India. She is proficient in basic sciences like microbiology, biochemistry, molecular biology, genetics and health sciences like medical microbiology, pathology, and immunology. She has worked as a Senior Research Fellow in Medical Research Foundation, India. Dr. Raman received her PhD from Loyola University Chicago in Molecular Biology. Her specific area of research in her doctoral studies was Molecular Oncology and Epigenetics. Dr. Raman has published scientific articles in peer reviewed journals. In addition to mentorship, she has tutored graduate, undergraduate and high school students throughout her scientific career. At NWSC, she is involved as a financial aid administrator and adjunct faculty for the biological sciences.