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Kimberly Hollingsworth

Vice President - Academic & Student Affairs

​General Education Mission Statement

Malcolm X College’s General Education curriculum empowers students to acquire the broad base of knowledge necessary to understand their personal, moral, and ethical responsibilities to act as leaders.  
The learning experiences provided through general education are designed to build effective communication skills, to strengthen critical thinking, to foster analytical inquiry, to inspire awareness of history, to embrace diversity, cultural pride and identity, and to form a basis for responsible citizenship.   
 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

Kimberly Hollingsworth
Vice President - Ac​​ademic & Student Affairs
(312) 850-7301
Byron Javier
Associate Dean - Office of Instruction​ (312) 850-7201 2209
Dr. Carleta L. Aikens-Alston
Associate Dean - Office of Instruction
(312) 850-7313
Sheila Vaughn, Coordinator (312) 850-7302 2209
Dr. Chiju Chris Huang
Life Sciences Dept. Chair (312) 850-7481 3316
Nneka Anigbogu,
Math Dept. Chair (312) 850-7404 3209
Dr. Ovidiu Dobria
Social & Behavioral Sciences Dept. Co-Chair    
Abra Johnson
Social & Behavioral Sciences Dept. Co-Chair (312) 850-4575 2401-62
Kayode Jowosimi 
Interdisciplinary & Applied Sciences Dept. Chair (312) 850-7227 0207
Lisa Owens
Communication Dept. Chair (312) 850-7327 2524
Dr. Pok Hon Yu 
Humanities & Fine Arts Dept. Chair (312) 850-7325 2530
Tonya Gilmer, College Clerical Assistant II,
Communication & Fine Arts (312) 850-7306 2519
Victoria L. Walker,
College Clerical Assistant II,
Natural and Social Sciences (312) 850-7337 2522

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