English Faculty

Adames, Liz
Lecturer
B.A. Bates College
M.Ed. Harvard University
eadames@oakton.edu

Aquiline, Danielle
Associate Professor of English
Co-coordinator, Developmental English
B.A. University of Tennessee, Martin
M.F.A. Columbia College
aquiline@oakton.edu
847.376.7093
Office: 2542, Des Plaines

Bankovic, Jelena
Professor of English
B.A. University of Belgrade
M.A. University of Illinois, Chicago
Ph.D. University of Illinois, Chicago
bankovic@oakton.edu
847.376.7058
Office: B218, Skokie

Barron, Elana
Lecturer
B.A. Northeastern Illinois University
M.A. National Louis University
M.A. Northeastern Illinois University
ebarron@oakton.edu

Berendsen, Linda
Lecturer
B.A. University of Pittsburgh
M.A. University of Illinois, Chicago
M.A. Roosevelt University
lberends@oakton.edu

Bishop, John
Lecturer
B.A. Washington University, St. Louis
M.A. University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Ph.D. Northwestern University
jcbishop@oakton.edu

Blumenthal, Amy
Professor of English
Coordinator, English as a Second Language (ESL)
B.A. University of Michigan
M.A. Northeastern Illinois University
amyblu@oakton.edu
847.635.1821
Office: 2711, Des Plaines

Bolf, Steven
Lecturer
A.A. Elgin Community College
B.S. Illinois State University
M.A. Northwestern University
sbolf@oakton.edu

Boulavina, Svetlana
Lectuer
B.A. Lviv State University, Ukraine
M.A. Lviv State University, Ukraine
sboulavi@oakton.edu

Bower, Christopher
Lectuer
B.A. University o Illinois, Champaign
M.F.A. School of the Art Institute of Chicago
cbower@oakton.edu

Braud, Donovan
Professor of English
Co-chair, English Department
Coordinator, Great Books

B.A. Loyola University, New Orleans
M.A. Loyola University, Chicago
Ph.D. Loyola University, Chicago
dbraud@oakton.edu
847.376.7026
Office: 2520, Des Plaines

Brotherton, Lina
Lecturer
B.A. Concordia University, Montreal, Canada
M.Ed. McGill University
M.A. Northeastern Illinois University
linab@oakton.edu

Bustamante, Carol
Professor of English
B.S. Bradley University
M.A. DePaul University
M.A. DePaul University
cbustama@oakton.edu
847.376.7097
Office: 2554, Des Plaines

Cameron, Stacy
Assistant Professor of English
B.S. Northern Illinois University
B.A. Northern Illinois University
M.A. University of Illinois, Chicago
scameron@oakton.edu
847.376.7193
Office: 2811, Des Plaines

Cantor, Evan
Lecturer
B.A. University of Illinois, Champaign
M.Ed. Loyola University, Chicago
ecantor@oakton.edu

Carney, Maureen
Professor of Biology
B.A. Northeastern Illinois University
M.S. Northwestern University
M.A. Northeastern Illinois University
munchies@oakton.edu
847.635.1925
Office: 302, Lee Science and Health Building, Des Plaines

Cohen, Barbara
Lecturer
B.S. University of Illinois, Champaign
M.A. University of Illinois, Chicago
bcohen@oakton.edu

Crawford, Will
Professor of English
B.A. Jackson State University
M.A. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
crawford@oakton.edu
847.376.7137
Office: 3618, Des Plaines

Crockett, Beverly
Lecturer
B.A. Northern Kentucky University
bcrocket@oakton.edu

Cuomo-Paul, Anna
Professor of English
B.A. Loyola University, Chicago
M.A. Northeastern Illinois University
acuomo@oakton.edu
847.376.7060
Office: 2725, Des Plaines

Dadivas-Hong, Jennifer
Lecturer
Coordinator, WSAT
B.S. DePaul University
M.A. Univeristy of Illinois, Chicago
jdadivas@oakton.edu
847.376.7150
Office: 2738, Des Plaines

Davros, Michael
Lecturer
B.A. Tulane University
M.A. Louisiana State University
Ph.D. University of Illinois, Chicago
mdavros@oakton.edu

Dentamaro, Christine
Lecturer
B.A. Northeastern Illinois University
M.A. Northeastern Illinois University
cdentama@oakton.edu

Deshmukh, Madhuri
Professor of English
Coordinator, Peace and Social Justice
Coordinator, Literature & Creative Writing
B.A. Loyola University, Chicago
M.A. Loyola University, Chicago
Ph.D. Loyola University, Chicago
mdeshmuk@oakton.edu
847.376.7032
Office: 2731, Des Plaines

Fakhrid-Deen, Tina
Assistant Professor of English
B.A. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
M.Ed. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
M.F.A. Chicago State University
tfakhrid@oakton.edu
847.376.7230
Office: 2725, Des Plaines

Fox, Carol
Lecturer
B.A. Dominican University
M.A. Creighton University
cfox@oakton.edu

Garvey, Caitlin
Lecturer
B.A. DePaul University
M.A. DePaul University
M.F.A. Northwestern University
cgarvey@oakton.edu

Gibbons, Virginia
Professor of English
B.A. Loyola University, Chicago
M.A. Northeastern Illinois University
vgibbon@oakton.edu
847.376.7695
Office: B218, Skokie

Godde, Lisa
Lecturer
B.A. Rockford College
Ph.D. Loyola University, Chicago
lgodde@oakton.edu

Godston, Daniel
Lecturer
B.A. University of Michigan
M.F.A. Mills College
dgodston@oakton.edu

Herrera, Gerardo
Lecturer
B.S. University of Central Oklahoma
M.F.A. Regent University
gherrera@oakton.edu

Hamlin, Amanda
Lecturer
B.A. Carnegie Mellon University
M.A. Loyola University, Chicago
ahamlin@oakton.edu

Hymans, Don
Lecturer
B.A. Lafayette University, Pennsylvania
M.F.A. University of Iowa, Writer's Workshop
dhymans@oakton.edu

Iordanova, Iordana
Lecturer
DIP. Higher Ed., Sofia University, Bulgaria
Ph.D. Sofia University, Bulgaria
M.M. Kellogg School of Management
iiordano@oakton.edu

Jakalski, David
Lectuer
B.A. DePaul University
M.A. DePaul University
jakalski@oakton.edu

Johnson, Francine
Lecturer
B.A. Northeastern Illinois University
M.S. Erikson Institute, Chicago
M.A. Concordia University
fjohnson@oakton.edu

Johnson, Scott
Professor of English
Coordinator, Business & Technical Writing
B.A. Furman University
M.A. University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Ph.D. (ABD) University of Tennessee, Knoxville
sjohnson@oakton.edu
847.376.7286
Office: 2556, Des Plaines

Kaftanska, Hanna
Lecturer
M.A. Adam Mickiewicz University, Poland
M.A. Northeastern Illinois University
hkaftans@oakton.edu

Karlen, Linda
Lecturer
B.A. University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire
M.A. University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
lkarlen@oakton.edu

Kelley, Frank
Lecturer
B.A. Duke University
M.A. University of South Carolina
fkelley@oakton.edu

Kelly, David
Lecturer
B.A. DePaul University
M.F.A. University of Iowa
dkelly@oakton.edu

Kossy, David
Lecturer
B.A. DePaul University
M.A. DePaul University
dkossy@oakton.edu

Kulefsky, Ryan
Lectuer
B.A. Columbia College
M.F.A. Bard College
kulefsky@oakton.edu

Lazarus, Lewis
Lecturer
B.S. Illinois Institute of Technology
M.A. University of Chicago
llazarus@oakton.edu

Long, Cory
Lecturer
B.A. Ball State University
M.A. Ball State University
clong@oakton.edu

Long, Daryl Ann
Assistant Professor of English
A.A. Waubonsee Community College
B.A. Northern Illinois University
M.A. University of Phoenix
dlong@oakton.edu
847.376.7249
Office: 3602, Des Plaines

Magnuson, Kate
Lecturer
B.A. Augustana University
M.A. University of Illinois, Chicago
magnuson@oakton.edu

Mauritzen, Michael
Assistant Professor of English
B.A. Eastern Illinois University
M.A. Purdue University
Ph.D. Purdue University
mmauritz@oakton.edu
847.376.7292
Office: 2753, Des Plaines

McKeag, Cynthia
Lecturer
B.A. University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh
M.A. University of Wisconsin, Madison
M.A. University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
cmckeagt@oakton.edu

McNamara, Stephen
Lecturer
B.A. Washington University, St. Louis
M.A. Loyola University, Chicago
smcnamar@oakton.edu

McNett, Michael
Lecturer
B.A. University of Illinois, Champaign
M.A. Northwestern University
mmcnett@oakton.edu

Namikawa, Shuko
Lecturer
A.A. Hokusei Women’s Jr. College, Japan
B.A. Coe College
M.A. Northeastern Illinois University
shuko@oakton.edu

Nogowski, Janet
Lecturer
A.A. Harper College
B.A. Northern Illinois University
M.A. University of Illinois, Champaign
jann@oakton.edu

Novich, Colette
Lecturer
B.S. Duquesne University
M.S. Chicago State University
cnovich@oakton.edu

Noznick, Pauline
Lecturer
B.A. Connecticut College
M.A.T. Simmons College
pnoznick@oakton.edu

O'Kerns, Mickie
Lecturer
B.A. Southern Illinois University
M.S. Northwestern University
mokerns@oakton.edu

Ogrodowski, Brian
Lecturer
B.A. Loyola University, Chicago
M.A. Northeastern Illinois University
bogrodow@oakton.edu

Ogunbodede, Caroline
Lecturer
B.S. Alabama A & M University
M.S. Alabama A & M University
M.S. Northern Illinois University
Ed.D. Argosy University
cogunbod@oakton.edu

Olsen, Jean
Lecturer
B.A. University of Illinois at Chicago
M.A. Loyola University, Chicago
jolsen@oakton.edu

Oster, Lori
Assistant Professor of English
B.A. University of Illinois, Champaign
M.Ed. Benedictine University
loster@oakton.edu
847.376.7022
Office: 2452, Des Plaines

O’Sullivan, Teresa
Lecturer
B.A. Northeastern Illinois University
M.A. Northeastern Illinois University
tosulliv@oakton.edu

Platis, Hope
Lecturer
B.A. Concordia University
M.Ed. National-Louis University
hplatis@oakton.edu

Ramage-Wolf, Angela
Lecturer
B.A. Bonaventure University
M.A. Bonaventure University
aramagew@oakton.edu

Roth, Daniel
Assistant Professor of English
Co-coordinator, Developmental English
A.A. Moorpark College
A.A. Moorpark College
B.A. University of California, Santa Cruz
M.A. university of California, Santa Cruz
droth@oakton.edu
847.376.7013
Office: 2739, Des Plaines

Salmasi, Soraya
Lecturer
B.A. Tehran University, Iran
M.A. Northeastern Illinois University
ssalmasi@oakton.edu

Sanfilip, Thomas
Lecturer
B.A. Northern Illinois University
M.F.A. Goddard College
sanfilip@oakton.edu

Serb, Robert
Lecturer
B.A. Loyola University, Chicago
M.A. DePaul University
rserb@oakton.edu

Shin, Heejoung
Lecturer
B.A. Ewha Womans University, S. Korea
M.A. Ewha Womans University, S. Korea
Ph.D. University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
hshin@oakton.edu

Sloan, Philip
Associate Professor of English
B.A. Michigan State University
M.A. Carleton University
M.A.T. Wayne State University
Ph.D. Kent State University
psloan@oakton.edu
847.376-7105
Office: 2739, Des Plaines

Staats, Marian
Professor of English
Co-coordinator, Environmental Studies

B.A. Swarthmore College
Ph.D. Loyola University, Chicago
mstaats@oakton.edu
847.376.7103
Office: 2514, Des Plaines

Stoicheva, Miloslava
Lecturer
B.A. Veliko-Turnovo University, Bulgaria
M.S. Indiana University
mstoiche@oakton.edu

Stovall, John
Lecturer
B.A. University of Illinois, Chicago
M.A. University of Illinois, Chicago
Doctor of Arts Illinois State University
jstovall@oakton.edu

Swanson, Christine
Lecturer
B.A. Northeastern University
M.A. Northeastern University
chswanso@oakton.edu

Townsend, Cynthia
Lecturer
B.A. Northeastern Illinois University
M.A. Northeastern Illinois University
ctownsen@oakton.edu

Trongeau, Darren
Lecturer
B.A. DePaul University
M.A. DePaul University
dtrongea@oakton.edu

Wainscott Ozer, Sara
Lecturer
B.A. St. Cloud State University
M.F.A. University of Washington
swainsco@oakton.edu

Woodbury, Lynn
Professor of English
Co-chair, English Department
B.A. San Jose State University
M.A. University of California, Santa Cruz
Ph.D. University of California, Santa Cruz
woodbury@oakton.edu
847.635.1953
Office: 2522, Des Plaines