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Science Department

The Science Department at Triton College strives to give the best science education using the latest technology and the most effective teaching methods in state-of-the-art facilities.

Having completed or taken courses in Triton's Science Department, students will be able to:

  • Explore principles of the life sciences and physical sciences, utilizing well-founded tools and methodology grounded in scientific inquiry.
  • Develop basic laboratory skills to enhance and facilitate conceptual modeling and critical thinking.
  • Promote discovery-based learning in a scientific setting that promotes student empowerment and self-esteem.
  • Utilize scientific literature and discourse, develop a discerning appreciation for data that reflect fidelity to the scientific method.
  • Employ mathematical theory and methods in the collection of data to quantify, visualize, describe, and summarize results.
  • Cultivate an appreciation for, and curiosity of - scientific theory and practice, and the civic role of the individual and the global society.


  • Area of Concentration
    Astronomy 
    Biology 
    Chemistry 
    Geology
    Physical Science
    Physics 
    Pre-Profession


    Department Chairperson
      Elizabeth Brindise
      Office: D-209
      (708) 456-0300, Ext. 3312
      Email: elizabethbrindise@triton.edu
       
    Faculty
      J. Scott Baker Ph.D.
      Office: D-218
      (708) 456-0300, Ext. 3304
      Email: jbaker@triton.edu
       
      Joseph Beuchel
      Office: D-329
      (708) 456-0300, Ext. 3004
      Email: josephbeuchel@triton.edu
      Web site: http://academics.triton.edu/faculty/jbeuchel/
       
      Richard Chan
      Office: D-331
      (708) 456-0300, Ext. 3018
      Email: richardchan@triton.edu
       
      Beth Cliffel
      Office: D-333
      (708) 456-0300, Ext. 3017
      Email: bethcliffel@triton.edu
       
      Rudy Gostkowski
      Office: D-219
      (708) 456-0300, Ext. 3016
      Email: rudygostkowski@triton.edu
       
      Bian (Judy) Jiang Ph.D.
      Office: D-222
      (708) 456-0300, Ext. 3313
      Email: bianjiang@triton.edu
       
      Larry Manno
      Office: D-221
      (708) 456-0300, Ext. 3003
      Email: larrymanno@triton.edu
       
      Cullen Nicholson
      Office: D-130
      (708) 456-0300, Ext. 3340
      Email: cullennicholson@triton.edu
       
      Susan Rohde
      Office: D-329
      (708) 456-0300, Ext. 3008
      Email: susanrohde@triton.edu
       
      Divya Sharma
      Office: D-331
      (708) 456-0300, Ext. 3002
      Email: divyasharma@triton.edu
       
      Jennifer Smith
      Office: D-333
      (708) 456-0300, Ext. 3316
      Email: jennifersmith2@triton.edu
       
      Lance Wilson D.O.
      (708) 456-0300, Ext. 3314
      Office: D-220
      Email: robertwilson@triton.edu
       
    Staff
      Melissa Cabrera, Secretary
      (708) 456-0300, Ext. 3315
      Office: D-209
      Email: missycabrera@triton.edu
       
      Mary Romberger - Assistant Lab Coordinator - Chemistry
      (708-456-0300, Ext. 3310
      Office: D-206A
      Email: maryromberger@triton.edu
       
      Chadd Kunkel
      Lab Coordinator - Biology
      Office: D-307
      (708) 456-0300, Ext. 3394
      Email: chaddkunkel@triton.edu