Meet Our Program Directors
Dave Grassi, Director of Paralegal Studies
Mr. Grassi is an educator, attorney, and arbitrator. He earned an undergraduate degree in American History at the University of Michigan, a Master’s of Arts degree at DePaul University, and a Juris Doctor degree from Ohio Northern University. He has been practicing law for 25 years and is licensed in Michigan and Illinois. In addition to teaching a significant number of courses within the Paralegal and Criminal Justice Programs, he is an Arbitrator with the Cook County Arbitration Board, a trainer at Cook County Court Appointed Special Advocates Program, and was the former chief counsel for Paladin Health Care Consultants, Ann Arbor, Michigan.
Ms. Margaret (Peg) Sokalski, Director of Court Reporting
Ms. Sokalski is an educator, former U.S. Air Force Sergeant, and former official court reporter for the Medina Municipal Court in Ohio. Ms. Sokalski earned an Associate of Applied Business Degree with a concentration in Court and Conference Reporting from Cuyahoga Community College, an undergraduate degree in Technical Education from The University of Akron, and a Master of Education degree from Cleveland State University. In addition, she holds an NCRA Certificate of Merit and is currently an NCRA Certified Reporting Instructor and authored a textbook for the Stenograph company focusing on writing testimony. In 2019, Ms. Sokalski won the CASE Award of Excellence from the NCRA, This award is conferred upon an outstanding educator who exemplifies dedication to students and extraordinary contributions to the reporter education. She also was one of the team leaders who wrote and published the MacCormac College Court Reporting Theory - the most advanced and up-to-date theory available. Ms. Sokalski has family in Colorado, Virginia, and Ohio that she visits often as her schedule allows.
Abraham Martinez, Director of Criminal Justice
Abe is the Director of Criminal Justice at Generations College and also lectures and instructs a Criminal Justice class to high school students. He has 19 combined years of police work experience. Throughout his law enforcement career, he has successfully acquired the rank of Deputy Chief of Police with the Dolton Police Department. Under his administrative direction, Abe managed 80 sworn officers and supervised 17 police clerks. Abe also has additional knowledge and experience in a public safety university setting and he quickly advanced to the rank of Police Commander of Professional Standards Bureau with the University of Chicago Police Department. Abe has completed his undergraduate degree and his graduate degree with Calumet College of St. Joseph with a Bachelor of Science in Public Safety Management and a Master’s degree in Public Safety Police Administration. Abe has attended and completed Northwestern University Center for Public Safety (NUCPS) Supervision of Police Personnel Program.
Dr. Michael Marticek, Director of Business Administration
My teaching experience has been at various universities. I usually teach within business and technology programs. In the past, I also have served as an instructional designer, course developer, and faculty coach. I have earned a B.S. from Robert Morris University (Pittsburgh, PA) and an MBA in Finance from Strayer University. I also have a doctorate (DBA) from Walden University with a concentration in Information Systems Management.