Welcome Carson Becker and Christopher Cook!

Carson BeckerCarson Becker, originally from Taylorville, has recently joined LLCC as police officer. Before joining the LLCCPD, he worked with McLean County and Divernon. Carson began his college studies at LLCC, earned a bachelor’s degree in biological anthropology from Illinois State University and graduated from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Police Training Institute. He can be reached at carson.becker@llcc.edu. Welcome, Carson!



Christopher CookChristopher Cook is a programmer analyst for the college. He previously worked for the state of Illinois as a cybersecurity analyst, data analyst and statistician and served in the Navy as a sonar technician on submarines. Christopher earned a bachelor’s degree in mathematical sciences with a minor in history, a master’s degree in European and world history, and a second master’s degree in software engineering and data analytics from University of Illinois Springfield. He can be reached at christopher.cook@llcc.edu or 786-2799. Welcome, Christopher!

Welcome to Bonita Bentley and Kim Wilson!

Bonita BentleyBonita Bentley has recently joined LLCC as help desk specialist. Before moving to Springfield six years ago, she worked in IT tech support and corporate training in Las Vegas, Nevada. She can be reached at bonita.bentley@llcc.edu or 786-2811. Welcome, Bonita!




Kim WilsonKim Wilson is a new recruitment specialist for the college. She previously worked for Springfield School District #186 as workplace coordinator. Kim earned an associate degree from Richland Community College, a bachelor’s degree from Illinois State University and a master’s degree from University of Cincinatti. She can be reached at kimberly.williams-wilson@llcc.edu or 786-2810. Welcome, Kim!

LLCC welcomes new vice president of administrative services

Bryan GlecklerPlease join us in welcoming Bryan Gleckler, who has joined the administration of Lincoln Land Community College as vice president of administrative services! He began his new duties Oct. 1.

Gleckler comes to LLCC from Lake Land College where he served as vice president for business services. Prior to that, he was director of finance and operations for The Moss Group, a consulting firm in Washington, D.C. Gleckler also spent 17 years working at the Illinois Department of Corrections, becoming chief financial officer and then chief of staff for the agency.

He earned a master’s degree in public administration from University of Illinois Springfield and a bachelor’s degree from University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign.

Welcome to Carl Hood!

Carl HoodCarl Hood joined LLCC as building custodian on Monday, Aug. 26. Originally from Chicago, he has lived in the Springfield area now for 12 years. He also works at Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Illinois and was previously employed at McDonald’s. Carl can be reached at carl.hood@llcc.edu. Welcome, Carl!

Welcome to Aaron Bernhardt

Aaron BernhardtAaron Bernhardt has recently joined LLCC as an education services representative at LLCC-Littchfield. He earned an associate degree from Lewis and Clark Community College and a bachelor’s degree in business administration and information systems management from Blackburn College. He can be reached at aaron.bernhardt@llcc.edu or 786-3401. Welcome, Aaron!

Welcome to new LLCC faculty!

Join us in welcoming the following new LLCC faculty members!

Cory BrockmeyerCory Brockmeyer is LLCC’s new HVACR instructor. He is a graduate of LLCC’s HVACR program and previously worked as a journeyman and was with Local 137 for seven years. Cory can be reached at cory.brockmeyer@llcc.edu or 786-3676.




Bridgette HudsonBridgette Hudson joins the college as a nursing instructor. She previously worked with HSHS for almost 10 years. Her background is primary in medical surgery, but also intensive care and leadership and management. Bridgette can be reached at bridgette.hudson@llcc.edu or 786-2566.



Laurie Lewis-FritzLaurie Lewis-Fritz started at LLCC as an adjunct instructor and is now a full-time instructor of music. Prior to joining LLCC, she taught at Lincoln College and MacMurray College. She earned her master’s degree in opera/music theatre. Laurie can be reached at laurie.lewis-fritz@llcc.edu or 786-2562.



Dr. Teresa Liberati

Teresa Liberati, D.V.M., Ph.D., has been an adjunct instructor at LLCC since 2015 and is now an assistant professor, biology/anatomy and physiology. A veterinarian and toxicologist, she has worked in many areas of academia, research and teaching. Teresa can be reached at teresa.liberati@llcc.edu or 786-2793.



Matt SchownirMatt Schownir, Ph.D., is LLCC’s new assistant professor of history. Originally from Indiana, he earned his master’s and doctorate’s degrees in history from Purdue University. Before joining us, he taught at Purdue, Huntington University in Indiana and Jackson College in Michigan. His hobbies include soccer, listening to podcasts, board games and spending time with his two children. Matt can be reached at matthew.schownir@llcc.edu or 786-2404.


Bailey Shaw

Bailey Shaw, Ph.D., is a new assistant professor of English at LLCC. She is originally from Decatur, Illinois, and earned a bachelor’s degree from Bradley University and a master’s degree from Loyola Chicago. Prior to joining LLCC, she taught at other community colleges in Illinois, most recently at John A. Logan College. Bailey can be reached at bailey.shaw@llcc.edu or 786-2402.



Karen SiskKaren Sisk, Ph.D., has also joined LLCC as an assistant professor of English. She holds a master’s degree in English literature and a doctorate’s degree in creative writing. She previously was an adjunct instructor for Lorrain County Community College for four years. Karen can be reached at karen.sisk@llcc.edu or 786-2364.