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Biology Faculty

Biology Faculty

Nicole Perry, 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
Offices
Room 113, Lee Center, Des Plaines
Room B224, Skokie

Susan Anderson
Professor of Biology 
B.S. University of Illinois
M.S. University of Illinois
anderson@oakton.edu
847.635.1877
Office: Room 304, Lee Center, 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: Room 138, Lee Center, Des Plaines

Thomas Firak
Professor of Biology 
B.S. University of Illinois
Ph.D. University of Illinois 
firak@oakton.edu
847.376.7045
Office: Room 305, Lee Center, Des Plaines

Paul Gulezian
Assistant Professor of Biology
Ph.D. University of Illinois at Chicago
pgulezia@oakton.edu
847.396.7120
Office: Room 301, Lee Center, Des Plaines

Nizar Handzic
Associate Professor of Biology 
B.S. Northeastern Illinois University
Ph.D. Michigan State University
nhandzic@oakton.edu
847.376.7210
Office: Room 307, Lee Center, 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: Room 306, Lee Center, Des Plaines
www.oakton.edu/user/%7echutch/

Kanchana Mendes
Professor of Biology 
M.M.S. Birla Institute of Technology & Science, India
M.S. Birla Institute of Technology & Science, India
Ph.D. Oklahoma State University
kmendes@oakton.edu
847.376.7184
Office: Room 2811, Des Plaines

Kalpa Patel
Associate Professor of Biology
Ph.D. Rush Univeristy, Biochemistry 
kppatel@oakton.edu
847.376.7114
Office: Room 301, Lee Center, Des Plaines

Kritika Pershad
Assistant Professor of Biology 
B.S. Osmania University, India
M.S. Osmania University, India
PhD University of Illinois at Chicago
kpershad@oakton.edu
847.376.7074
Office: Room 302, Lee Center, 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: Room 303, Lee Center, 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: Room 306, Lee Center, 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: Room 304, Lee Center, Des Plaines

Suzanne Ziegenhorn
Assistant Professor of Biology 
B.S. Bradley University
M.S. Bradley University
Ph.D. Northwestern University
sziegenh@oakton.edu
847.376.7361
Office: Room 303, Lee Center, Des Plaines

 

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