Geography Faculty

Meet our full-time faculty:

George Lungu
Chair, EGHPS (Economics, Geography, History, and Political Science)
Distinguished Professor, Political Science
A.A. Oakton Community College
B.A. University of Chicago
M.A. University of Chicago
Areas of Specialization: International Relations, Security Studies, American Forgein Policy, and Area Studies: Middle East and Central Asia
lungu@oakton.edu
847.376.7136
Office: 2831, Des Plaines

Valeria Benson-Lira
Assistant Professor of Earth Science and Geography
B.S. Instituto Tecnologico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, Mexico
M.A. Geography, Arizona State University
vbensonlira@oakton.edu
847.376.7258
Office: 202 Lee Center DPC


Meet our part-time faculty:

R. Cary Capparelli
Lecturer
B.A.J. Drake University
M.S.J. Medill, Northwestern University
M.A. Northeastern Illinois University
Ph.D. Birkbeck, University of London
rcapparelli@oakton.edu 
847.635.1950
Office: 2430, Des Plaines

Milan Spasojevic
Lecturer
B.S. University of Belgrade
M.S. University of Belgrade
Ph.D. University of Belgrade
mspasojevic@oakton.edu 
847.635.1950
Office: 2430, Des Plaines

Joseph Tokosh
Lecturer
B.A. Indiana University of PA
M.S. Indiana University of PA
Ph.D. Northerin Illinois University (2021)
jtokosh@oakton.edu 
847.635.1950
Office: 2430, Des Plaines