Christopher M. Span, received his Ph.D. at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2001. He is the Associate Dean for Academic Programs in the College of Education and an Associate Professor in the Department of Education Policy, Organization, and Leadership (EPOL). He is a former fellow in the CIC Academic Leadership Program; this program develops the leadership and managerial skills of faculty who have demonstrated exceptional ability and academic promise. He is the immediate past co-President of the Black Faculty and Academic Professional Alliances (BFAPA) and since 2011, he has been a faculty athletics representative (FAR) for the University of Illinois and Big Ten Conference.
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