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Raymund Narag

Raymund E. Narag attained his PhD degree from Michigan State University School of Criminal Justice and joined the faculty at SIU in the Fall of 2012. He is currently the Judge William Cook Professor Fellow. Dr. Narag came to the United States as a Fulbright Scholar from the Philippines. His research focus includes criminal victimization, youth violence, correctional administration, and qualitative research particularly in cross cultural settings. He studies correctional and judicial policies and practices in the Southeast Asia, with special focus on the Philippines, and how these translate to prolonged pre-trial detention, jail overcrowding and violent extremism. Dr. Narag regularly visits the Philippines to conduct training and mentoring among correctional and court actors.

Dennis Mondero

Dennis Mondero has served as Executive Director of Chinese Mutual Aid Association (CMAA) since August 2013, after serving for approximately ten years on CMAA’s Board of Directors. Dennis is a first-generation Filipino immigrant, born in Quezon City. Dennis received his bachelor’s (BA) degree in English from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, his law degree (JD) from Indiana University at Bloomington, and his master of law degree (LLM) in Real Estate from University of Illinois at Chicago. After practicing commercial real estate law, Dennis later joined the City of Chicago as Chief Counsel for the Department of Buildings, then subsequently held positions as Deputy Buildings Commissioner, Deputy Chief of Staff for the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA), and Senior Vice President & Chief Administrative Officer for the CTA. Dennis is a past President of the Asian American Bar Association of Greater Chicago. Among his current activities, Dennis sits on the Board of Directors for Illinois Partners for Human Services, a state-wide coalition of over 850 non-profit organizations, and on the national board for the Federation of Philippine American Chambers of Commerce. Dennis also served on the Transition Teams for former Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot and current Mayor Brandon Johnson.