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Biology Faculty

Biology Faculty

Ruth Williams, Chair
Professor of Biology
B.S. University of Wisconsin at Stevens Point
M.S. University of Wisconsin at Madison 
rwilliam@oakton.edu
847.376.7086
Office: 2226, Des Plaines

Susan Anderson
Professor of Biology 
B.S. University of Illinois
M.S. University of Illinois
anderson@oakton.edu
847.635.1877
Office: 2114, Des Plaines

Maureen Carney
Professor of Biology
B.A. Northeastern Illinois University
M.S. Northwestern University
M.A. Northeastern Illinois University 
munchies@oakton.edu
847.635.1925
Office: 2716, Des Plaines

Thomas Firak
Professor of Biology 
B.S. University of Illinois
Ph.D. University of Illinois 
firak@oakton.edu
847.376.7045
Office: 3616, Des Plaines

Cecelia Hutchcraft
Professor of Biology
B.S. Loyola University of Chicago
Ph.D. University of Notre Dame
chutch@oakton.edu
847.376.7087
Office: 2158, Des Plaines
www.oakton.edu/user/%7echutch/

Nicole Perry
Associate Professor of Biology 
B.S. University of Wisconsin
Ph.D. Northwestern University
nperry@oakton.edu
847.376.7687
Office: B224, Skokie

Paul Gulezian
Assistant Professor of Biology
Ph.D. University of Illinois at Chicago
pgulezia@oakton.edu
847.396.7120
Office: 2156, Des Plaines

William Strond
Professor of Biology 
B.A. Wilmington College
M.A. University of Nebraska at Omaha 
bstrond@oakton.edu
847.376.7133
Office: 2110, Des Plaines

Kalpa Patel
Associate Professor of Biology
Ph.D. Rush Univeristy, Biochemistry 
kppatel@oakton.edu
847.376.7114
Office: 2156, Des Plaines

Carol Ward
Professor of Biology
B.S. George Mason University
Ph.D. University of Florida - Gainesville
cward@oakton.edu
847.376.7039
Office: 2158, Des Plaines
www.oakton.edu/user/%7ecward/

Kristi Zenchak
Professor of Biology
B.S. North Central College
M.S., Loyola University - Chicago
kzenchack@oakton.edu
847-635-1615
Office:  2134, Des Plaines

 

Alumni Profile

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Oakton holds a special place for John Nebl, a police officer who took classes at the College during the 1980s. Not only did he find his vocation, he also found his wife.

 

IMPORTANT DATES


January 12
Faculty return for spring 2015 semester.

January 16
Winterim classes end.

January 19
Martin Luther King holiday, College closed.

January 20
Spring 2015 semester classes begin.

January 21
Winterim faculty grading due.

January 26
Last day to submit proof of residency, business service agreements and chargebacks/joint agreements.

February 15
Last day to withdraw from 16-week courses and have course dropped from record.

February 16
Presidents Day holiday, College closed.

February 17
Last day to change to audit for 16-week courses.

March 1
Incomplete (I) grades from fall 2014 semester for which faculty have not submitted final grades will become an "F" after this date.

Full Academic Calendar