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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


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June 8
Summer 2015 eight-week session begins.

June 8
Three-week first summer interim faculty grading due.

June 15
Summer 2015 seven-week session classes begin.

June 15
Four-week first summer interim faculty grading due.

June 18
Last day to submit proof of residency, business service agreements and chargebacks/joint agreements.

June 25
Last day to change to Audit.

June 25
Last day to drop and have course dropped from record.

July 2
Last day for filing Graduation Petitions.

July 4
Independence Day holiday College closed.

July 6
Independence Day holiday observance, no classes. College open.

July 7
ast day to withdraw with a "W" (no withdrawals after mid-term). Students will receive a grade in all courses in which they are enrolled after July 7.

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