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

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

Faculty
Elizabeth Brindise
Department Chair
Office: D-209
(708) 456-0300, Ext. 3312
elizabethbrindise@triton.edu

J. Scott Baker, Ph.D.
Office: D-218
(708) 456-0300, Ext. 3304
jbaker@triton.edu
Web Site: http://academics.triton.edu/faculty/sbaker/

Joseph Beuchel
Biology Faculty
Office:
D-329 (Inside D-315)
(708) 456-0300, Ext. 3004
josephbeuchel@triton.edu
Web Site: http://academics.triton.edu/faculty/jbeuchel/

Richard Chan
Office: D-331
(708) 456-0300, Ext. 3018
richardchan@triton.edu

Beth Cliffel
Office: D-333
(708) 456-0300, Ext. 3017
bethcliffel@triton.edu

Rudy Gostkowski
Office: D-219
(708) 456-0300, Ext. 3016
rudygostkowski@triton.edu

Bian (Judy) Jiang, Ph.D.
Office: D-222
(708) 456-0300, Ext. 3313
bianjiang@triton.edu

Larry Manno
Office: D-221
(708) 456-0300, Ext. 3003
larrymanno@triton.edu

Cullen Nicholson
Office: D-130
(708) 456-0300, Ext. 3340
cullennicholson@triton.edu

Susan Rohde
Office: D-329
(708) 456-0300, Ext. 3008
susanrohde@triton.edu

Divya Sharma
Office: D-331
(708) 456-0300, Ext. 3002
divyasharma@triton.edu

Jennifer Smith
Office: D-333
(708) 456-0300, Ext. 3316
jennifersmith2@triton.edu

Robert (Lance) Wilson, D.O.
Professor of Anatomy & Physiology
Office: D-220
(708) 456-0300, Ext. 3314
robertwilson@triton.edu

Staff
Melissa (Missy) Cabrera
Secretary
Office: D-209
(708) 456-0300, Ext. 3315
missycabrera@triton.edu

Mary Romberger
Assistant Lab Coordinator - Chemistry
Office: D-206A
(708) 456-0300, Ext. 3310
maryromberger@triton.edu

Chadd Kunkel
Lab Coordinator - Biology
Office: D-307
(708) 456-0300, Ext. 3394
chaddkunkel@triton.edu