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Faculty Biography - Tom Dolan

Faculty Biography - Tom Dolan

Tom Dolan

Tom Dolan


B.A. Marquette University
M.A. Marquette University

Room 2430 Des Plaines

Personal Statement

Thomas Dolan was born in Milwaukee in 1932. He holds B.A. and M.A. degrees in Philosophy from Marquette University. He has partaken in additional graduate studies at the University of Wisconsin and at DePaul University. Thomas has been a member of the Oakton Community College adjunct faculty for twenty-seven years.

Over the past 28 years, Thomas has taught courses on: Introduction to Philosophy, Ethics, Business Ethics, Medical Ethics, Logic, World Religions.

Thomas has previously taught philosophy at Edgewood College (Madison), Loyola University, College of Lake County, Northeastern Illinois University, College of St. Francis, Barat College, and Columbia College of Missouri.

Thomas has also served at DePaul University for thirty-eight years in administration, currently as Associate Director of Student Services in the Graduate School of Business. In addition to this, Thomas worked for seventeen years as a weekend orderly at Lake Forest Hospital.

Thomas is married and the proud father of two daughters and grandfather of three granddaughters. He enjoys gardening, stamp collecting, coin collecting, playing chess, and hanging out with the grandchildren.

He is planning on teaching for a few more years. Oakton Community College is a wonderful place to be, with a great mix of young and older students, and with a great diversity of backgrounds.


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