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Meet Our Program Directors

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’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.

Kathryn Krischke, Director of Online and Continuing Education

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Kathryn Krischke has been at MacCormac College for eight years in various academic capacities and has been a major contributor of the online division of the MacCormac education. She has a Business Degree from Loyola University, a Master’s Degree from University of Nebraska as well as numerous certificates including computer programs, web development, and previously held a real estate broker’s license. Kathryn was awarded a place at the National Symposium for Excellence in Teaching with UIC and National Science Foundation. She has owned several businesses, is involved in the stock market and has a passion for education. She is a certified Divemaster Scuba Diver, speaks conversational Spanish and continues to advance her education.

Peg Sokalski-Dorchack, Director of Court Reporting

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Mrs. Sokalski-Dorchack is an educator, former U.S. Air Force Sergeant, and former official court reporter for the Medina Municipal Court in Ohio. Mrs. Sokalski-Dorchack 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. Mrs. Sokalski-Dorchack has family in Colorado, Virginia, and Ohio that she visits as often as her schedule allows.

The Criminal Justice and Business Administration programs are currently under the direction of Dean Torres. If you have any questions regarding our Criminal Justice and Business Administration programs, please feel free to contact him at rtorres@maccormac.edu