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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) 850-7301 Room 2209
Byron Javier, 
Associate Dean - Office of Instruction​ (312) 850-7262 Room 2214
Sheila Vaughn, Administrative Assistant (312) 850-7302 Room 2209
Chiju Chris Huang
Biology Dept. Chair (312) 850-7483 Room 3319
Nneka Anigbogu,
Math Dept. Chair (312) 850-7404 Room 3209
Joshua Oladipo 
Physics & Chemistry Dept. Chair (312) 850-7285 Room 3110
Natural and Social Sciences Dept. Chair
Victoria L. Walker,
College Clerical Assistant II,
Natural and Social Sciences (312) 850-7337 Room 2522
Maria (Lani) Montreal
English Dept. Chair (312) 850-7313 Room 2509
Gabriela Muralles-Ball,
Humanities and World Languages Dept. Chair (312) 850-7318 Room 2516
Reginah Walton, 
Communications and Fine Arts Dept. Chair (312) 850-7331 Room 2540
Tonya Gilmer, College Clerical Cssistant II,
Communication & Fine Arts (312) 850-7306 Room 2519
CM! Winters Palacio,
Library Instruction  Dept. Chair (312) 850-7249 Room 2113

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Contact Information

(312) 850-7301
(312) 942-2470
1900 W. Van Buren St.
Room 2209
Chicago, IL 60612
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