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William O'Donnell

Interim Dean, Office of Instruction

​What we do

The Office of Instruction administers the General Education curriculum at Malcolm X College. Included in the Gen Ed curriculum are courses in the disciplines of fine arts, humanities, mathematics, natural sciences, physical sciences, social sciences, world languages, and written and oral communication.               

Gen Ed courses enable students to learn and apply scholarship from multiple disciplines in order to solve complex and everyday academic, social, ethical, and philosophical problems of local and global significance.                

Courses within the General Education curriculum help students develop abilities in:               

  1. Critical, ethical, and logical thinking
  2. Effective communication
  3. Quantitative reasoning
  4. Scientific competency
  5. Technological and information literacy
  6. Global consciousness​​​​​​​​​



Faculty & Staff

Name Email Phone Office

William O'Donnell, 
Interim Dean - Office of Instruction (312) 850-7262 Room 2214
Byron Javier, 
Associate Dean - Office of Instruction​ (312) 850-7201 Room 2209
Yoriel Marcano   
Associate Dean - Office of Instruction (312) 850-7099 Room 3113
Sheila Vaughn, Coordinator (312) 850-7302 Room 2209
Chiju Chris Huang
Life Sciences Dept. Chair (312) 850-7481 Room 3316
Nneka Anigbogu,
Math Dept. Chair (312) 850-7404 Room 3209
Edward Davis IV
Social & Behavioral Sciences Dept. Chair (312) 850-7345 Room 3616
Kayode Jowosimi 
Interdisciplinary & Applied Sciences Dept. Chair (312) 850-7227 Room 0207
Maria (Lani) Montreal
Communication Dept. Chair (312) 850-7317 Room 2515
Pok Hon Yu 
Humanities & Fine Arts Dept. Chair (312) 850-7325 Room 2530
Tonya Gilmer, College Clerical Assistant II,
Communication & Fine Arts (312) 850-7306 Room 2519
Victoria L. Walker,
College Clerical Assistant II,
Natural and Social Sciences (312) 850-7337 Room 2522

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Contact Information

(312) 850-7301
(312) 942-2470
1900 W. Jackson Blvd.
Room 2401Q
Chicago, IL 60612
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