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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.

Selana Scott, Director of Court Reporting

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Selana Scott is the Program Director for the Court Reporting Program at MacCormac College in Chicago, IL.She received her B.S. degree from the the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in Management with a concentration in Marketing. She received her J.D. from North Carolina Central University’s School of Law.

Ms.Scott previously taught at Johnson C. Smith University and the Art Institute of Charlotte. She also spent ten years at Allstate Insurance Company, where she wrote insurance contract language, created a series of state by state communication initiatives and taught within their Education Department.

Abraham Martinez, Director of Criminal Justice

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This adjunct Criminal Justice professor presently teaches at MacCormac 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. 

Jenelle A. Alexander, Director of Business Administration

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Ms. Alexander has a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree with concentrations in Entrepreneurship and Strategic Planning; and an undergraduate degree in Computer Engineering both degrees from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Beginning in 2002 she has worked as an instructor at several institutions including Kennedy-King College, Westwood College, Olive-Harvey College and the Joseph Business School.

Ms. Alexander was also the Chief of Staff to an Illinois State Representative for six years; and separately a Government and Community Affairs specialist for five years. Ms. Alexander is a life-long Chicagoan who brings her experience and relationships to MacCormac College to help further the institution’s goals.