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) U.S. History to 1877; 3) Surveys of Non-Western Civilizations Since 1945 (Middle East, Africa, Asia, and Latin America); 4) History of Ancient and Modern Africa.
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

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

Barbara D. Vallaly
Lecturer
A.B. University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign
M.S. University of Wisconsin-Madison
Areas of Specialization: 1) US History: Discovery to Reconstruction; 2) US History: Reconstruction to Present; 3) US History: 1945 to Present.
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