History Faculty

George Lungu
Chair, Historical & Policy Studies, Economics, Geography, & Political Science
Professor, Political Science
A.A. Oakton Community College
B.A. University of Chicago
M.A. University of Chicago
Areas of Specialization: International Studies; Middle East & Central Asia; & American Foreign Policy
lungu@oakton.edu
847.376.7136
Office: 2831, Des Plaines

Wendy Adele-Marie
Coordinator, Jewish Studies
Professor, History
A.A. William Rainey Harper College
B.A. Roosevelt University
M.A. Roosevelt University
Areas of Specialization: American History (cultural and social); Modern Europe (Holocaust, Nazi Germany, World War II) & Women's History (female perpetrators of genocide; women and work; imaging of women; women and war)
wadelemarie@oakton.edu
847.635.1458
Office: B215, Skokie

Erick J. Mann
Professor, History
B.A. Loyola University - Chicago
M.A. University of Wisconsin-Madison
Ph.D. University of Wisconsin-Madison
Areas of Specialization: History of East and Southeast Asia; U.S. History to 1877; Surveys of Non-Western Civilizations Since 1945 (Middle East, Africa, Asia, and Latin America); & History of Ancient and Modern Africa.
emann@oakton.edu
847.376.7031
Office: 2714, Des Plaines

Michael D. Nicholsen
Associate Professor, History
B.A. Hiram College
M.A. Duquesne University
Ph.D. Loyola University - Chicago
Areas of Specialization: Ireland and Irish America; Traditional music and musicians; & United States ethnic, immigration, and urban history
mnichols@oakton.edu
847.376.7174
Office: 2706, Des Plaines

Richard Stacewicz
Co-Chair, Behavioral and Social Sciences
Professor, Social Science and History
B.A. University of Michigan
M.A. University of Illinois at Chicago
Ph.D. University of Illinois at Chicago
rstacewi@oakton.edu
847.635.1915
Office: 2842, Des Plaines

Meet our Part-Time Faculty:

Robert Gourley
Lecturer

B.A. Loyola University - Chicago
M.A. Loyola University - Chicago
Areas of Specialization:
Ancient Rome (the Late Republic); Medieval Europe (the papacy of the 12th and 13th centuries, and medieval monasticism) & Modern Europe (the Stuart monarchy)
rgourley@oakton.edu
847.635.1950
Office: 2430, Des Plaines

W. Jim Holderfield
Lecturer
B.A. Roosevelt University
M.A. Roosevelt University
Areas of Specialization:
Modern America (Chicago, urban, social/cultural, 20th century); Public/local (oral history, GIS) & Modern Europe
jholderf@oakton.edu
847.635.1950
Office: 2430, Des Plaines

Donald P. Jacobson
Lecturer
B.A. Northwestern University
M.A. University of Illinois at Chicago
Areas of Specialization: Modern European History (post 1789); United States Foreign Policy (1776-present) & European Diplomacy (1815-1957, Congress of Vienna to the Treaty of Rome)
djacobso@oakton.edu
847.635.1950
Office: 2430, Des Plaines

Michael Madill
Lecturer
B. A. University of Michigan
M.Sc. University of London
Areas of Specialization: History of Modern Africa; Comparative Politics and Government & Political Economy
mmadill@oakton.edu
847.635.1950
Office: 2430, Des Plaines

Frances H. Mitilineos
Lecturer
B.A. Roosevelt University
M.A. Northeastern Illinois University
Ph.D. Loyola University - Chicago
Areas of Specialization: Medieval/early modern Britain (medieval Anglo-Jewry, Tudor/Stuart periods); Ancient Greece and Byzantium & 20th century Europe (world wars)
fmitilin@oakton.edu
847.635.1950
Office: 2430, Des Plaines

Barbara D. Vallaly
Lecturer
A.B. University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign
M.S. University of Wisconsin - Madison
Areas of Specialization: US History: Discovery to Reconstruction; US History: Reconstruction to Present & US History: 1945 to Present.
bvallaly@oakton.edu
847.635.1950
Office: 2430, Des Plaines

George Van Dusen
Lecturer
B.A. University of Detroit
M.A. Loyola University - Chicago
Ph.D. Loyola University - Chicago
Areas of Specialization: American Government (federal and local); American History: Discovery to Reconstruction & Modern European History: 1648 to present
gvanduse@oakton.edu
847.635.1950
Office: 2430, Des Plaines

Nathan Whittom
Lecturer
B.S. Bradley University
M.A. Loyola University - Chicago
Areas of Specialization: Modern History; Public History & U.S. Social and Cultural history
nwhittom@oakton.edu
847.635.1950
Office: 2430, Des Plaines