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History Faculty

History Faculty

Erick J. Mann, Chair, Historical and Policy Studies
Professor of History
B.A. Loyola University of Chicago
M.A. University of Wisconsin-Madison
Ph.D. University of Wisconsin-Madison
Areas of Specialization: 1) History of East and Southeast Asia; 2) India to 1947; 3) Surveys of Non-western Civilizations Since 1945 (Middle East, Africa, Asia, and Latin America)
emann@oakton.edu
847.376.7031
Office: 2714, Des Plaines

Wendy A. Maier-Sarti
Professor of History
A.A. William Rainey Harper College
B.A. Roosevelt University
M.A. Roosevelt University
Areas of Specialization: 1) American history (cultural and social); 2) modern Europe (Holocaust, Nazi Germany, World War II); 3) women's history (female perpetrators of genocide; women and work; imaging of women; women and war)
wsarti@oakton.edu
847.635.1458
Office: B215, Skokie

Michael D. Nicholsen
Associate Professor of History
B.A.Hiram College
M.A. Duquesne University
Ph.D. Loyola University Chicago
Areas of Specialization: 1) Ireland and Irish America; 2) Traditional music and musicians; 3) United States ethnic, immigration, and urban history
mnichols@oakton.edu
847.376.7174
Office: 2706, Des Plaines


Part-time faculty

Robert Gourley
Lecturer

B.A. Loyola University of Chicago
M.A., History, Loyola University of Chicago
Areas of Specialization:
1) ancient Rome (the Late Republic); 2) Medieval Europe (the papacy of the 12th and 13th centuries, and medieval monasticism); 3) modern Europe (the Stuart monarchy)
rgourley@oakton.edu

W. Jim Holderfield
Lecturer
B.A. Roosevelt University
M.A. Roosevelt University
Areas of Specialization:
1) modern America (Chicago, urban, social/cultural, 20th century); 2) public/local (oral history, GIS); 3) modern Europe
jholderf@oakton.edu

Donald P. Jacobson
Lecturer
B.A. Northwestern University
M.A. University of Illinois at Chicago
Areas of Specialization: 1) modern European history (post 1789); 2) United States foreign policy (1776-present); 3) European diplomacy (1815-1957, Congress of Vienna to the Treaty of Rome)
djacobso@oakton.edu

Michael Madill
Lecturer
B. A. University of Michigan
M.Sc. University of London
Areas of Specialization: 1) history of modern Africa; 2) comparative politics and government; 3) political economy
mmadill@oakton.edu

Maureen L. Melody
Lecturer

B.S. Loyola University, Chicago
M.A. Northeastern Illinois University
Areas of Specialization: 1) British history: Tudor England; 2) modern European history; 3) ancient and medieval civilizations
mmelody@oakton.edu

Frances H. Mitilineos
Lecturer
B.A. Roosevelt University
M.A. Northeastern Illinois University
Ph.D. - Loyola University Chicago
Areas of Specialization: 1) medieval/early modern Britain (medieval Anglo-Jewry, Tudor/Stuart periods); 2) ancient Greece and Byzantium; 3) 20th century Europe (world wars)
fmitilin@oakton.edu

James T. Owens
Lecturer
B.A. Franklin College
M.A. University of Denver
Areas of Specialization: 1) European history (French Revolution and Napoleon); 2) military history (wars of the French Revolution and Napoleon; World Wars I and II)
jowens@oakton.edu

Barbara D. Vallaly
Lecturer
A.B. University of Wisconsin-Madison
M.A. University of Wisconsin-Madison
Areas of Specialization: 1) contemporary nonwestern history (China, Africa, Japan, and Middle East); 2) United States history; 3) history of the American Indian
bvallaly@oakton.edu

George Van Dusen
Lecturer
B.A. University of Detroit
M.A. Loyola University of Chicago
Ph.D. Loyola University of Chicago
Areas of Specialization: 1) American government (federal and local); 2) American history: Discovery to Reconstruction; 3) modern European history: 1648 to present
gvanduse@oakton.edu

Nathan Whittom
Lecturer
B.S. Bradley University
M.A. Loyola University of Chicago
Areas of Specialization: 1) modern history; 2) public history; 3) U.S. social and cultural history
nwhittom@oakton.edu


Academic Program

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IMPORTANT DATES


November 11
Veterans Day holiday. College closed.

November 19
Registration opens for spring 2015 semester.

November 27, 28
Thanksgiving recess. College closed.

November 29, 30
Thanksgiving recess. No classes; College open.

December 16, 17
Evaluation Days.

December 17
Last day of student attendance.

December 18
Grading Day. Faculty on campus and available to students at designated times.

December 19
Grades due.

December 24 - January 4
College closed.

January 12
Faculty return for spring 2015 semester.

January 16
Winterim classes end.

Full Academic Calendar