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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.

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

Elizabeth Brindise
Department Chair
Office: D-209
(708) 456-0300, Ext. 3312

J. Scott Baker, Ph.D.
Office: D-218
(708) 456-0300, Ext. 3304
Web Site:

Joseph Beuchel
Biology Faculty
D-329 (Inside D-315)
(708) 456-0300, Ext. 3004
Web Site:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Melissa (Missy) Cabrera
Office: D-209
(708) 456-0300, Ext. 3315

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

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