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Faculty Biography - L. Paul Lawson

Faculty Biography - L. Paul Lawson

L. Paul Lawson


B.Th.Jamaica Theological Seminary
B.A. Taylor University
M.A. Wheaton College
M.A. University of Chicago
Ph.D. University of Chicago

Room 2430 Des Plaines

Personal Statement

A native-born Jamaican, Dr. Lawson completed both his Ph.D. (Philosophy of Education) and his M.A. (Religion) at the University of Chicago.   He teaches a unique blend of courses in the humanities and social sciences; and brings to Oakton an interdisciplinary background in education, business, and the humanities. He currently serves as a full-time, academic administrator at a Chicago-area university.      

Professor Lawson has a keen interest in and a unique perspective on cultural diversity in institutions of higher learning.  He is most concerned about how schools marginalize the “minority” perspective to the detriment of students.  He encourages spirited yet respectful dialogue in his classes and believes in the integration of subject matter across the curriculum.  He subscribes to the progressive (student-centered) approach to teaching and likes to challenge his students to become change agents.  He enjoys cooking and reggae music.


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January 12
Faculty return for spring 2015 semester.

January 16
Winterim classes end.

January 19
Martin Luther King holiday, College closed.

January 20
Spring 2015 semester classes begin.

January 21
Winterim faculty grading due.

January 26
Last day to submit proof of residency, business service agreements and chargebacks/joint agreements.

February 15
Last day to withdraw from 16-week courses and have course dropped from record.

February 16
Presidents Day holiday, College closed.

February 17
Last day to change to audit for 16-week courses.

March 1
Incomplete (I) grades from fall 2014 semester for which faculty have not submitted final grades will become an "F" after this date.

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