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Dr. Shawna BuShell
Dean of Instruction

​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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
Fall 2019 Credit Courses 




Faculty & Staff

Name Email Phone Office
Dr. Shawna BuShell​
Dean  - Office of Instruction​ (312) 850-7297
Byron Javier
Associate Dean - Office of Instruction (312) 850-7126 2401-S
Dr. Chiju Chris Huang
Life Sciences Dept. Chair (312) 850-7481 2401-N
Opal Jones,
Math Dept. Chair (312) 850-4577 2401-O
Dr. Ovidiu Dobria
Social & Behavioral Sciences Dept. Co-Chair 312) 850-4574 2401-59
Abra Johnson
Social & Behavioral Sciences Dept. Co-Chair (312) 850-4575 2401-62
Kayode Jowosimi 
Interdisciplinary & Applied Sciences Dept. Chair (312) 850-7227 2401-T
Lisa Owens
Communication Dept. Chair (312) 850-7327 2415-B
Dr. Pok Hon Yu 
Humanities & Fine Arts Dept. Chair (312) 850-7325 2401-U
LaKisha Hillard, M. Ed
Early College - Dual Enrollment & Dual Credit  (312) 850-7446  2401-B
Tutoring Services - Academic Support
(312) 850-7469 2302
CM! Winters Palacio
Library - Carter G. Woodson Library (312) 850-7244 2300
Administrative Assistance      
Victoria L. Walker,
College Clerical Assistant II,
Natural and Social Sciences (312) 850-7337 2401-67
Tonya Gilmer,
College Clerical Assistant II,
Communication & Fine Arts (312) 850-7306 2401-43
Sheila Vaughn, Coordinator (312) 850-7302 2401-W

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Contact Information

(312) 850-7302
(312) 850-7338
1900 W. Jackson Blvd.
Room 2401-W
Chicago , IL 60612
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