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Dave Grassi, Director of Paralegal Studies

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Mr. Grassi is an educator, attorney, and arbitrator. He earned an undergraduate degree in American History at the University of Michigan, a Master 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 the Cook County Court Appointed Special Advocates Program, and was the former chief counsel for Paladin Health Care Consultants, Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Jason Allen, Director of Court Reporting

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Jason Allen has been involved with Court Reporting since he was 17 years old, and it continues to be a passion of his! As a student, building speed and learning theory came easily, but he has always preferred teaching over writing.  Jason was hired by the Court Reporting department where he had been a student. After almost two decades of experience, he embraces the opportunity to lead Generations’ program into the future and ensure our students receive the best possible education. He graduated Summa Cum Laude from SNHU with a Bachelor's in English Language and Literature. Soon after he returned to SNHU and completed his MA in English with a perfect GPA and received the Distinguished Scholar Award. He was working a full-time job, as well as two part-time jobs while completing these degrees, so he understands the challenges faced by modern students.  He is also a proud member of NCRA, ILCRA, and Sigma Tau Delta.

Abraham Martinez, Director of Criminal Justice

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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 the 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.


Irene Abrons, Director of Business Entrepreneurship

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Dr. Irene M. Abrons has over 20 years of progressive experience in higher education administration, strategic planning, operations management, project management and planning, building and managing high-performing teams, business process mapping, and new program/initiative development. Her experience includes adjunct faculty, curriculum development, strategic partnership development, professional development workshops, and business and entrepreneurship training programs.
Dr. Abrons received her bachelor’s in mass communication and film studies from Southwestern College, an MBA in Marketing from Keller Graduate School of Management, and a Doctorate of Business Administration in marketing and entrepreneurship from Walden University.