Highly Qualified Faculty & Staff

Gregory Hamill

Title/s: Faculty

Office #: Lewis Towers 401

Phone: 312.915.6501

E-mail: ghamill@oakton.edu

About

"My primary goal in the classroom is to help students develop as active learners.  This is accomplished through interactive lecturing, which involves soliciting comments and questions from students as we explore the course materials together.  I often use cultural prompts such as pictures, live web sites, music and music videos, and clips from DVD's to give students a "handle" by which they may grasp complex sociological concepts.  I attempt to incorporate contemporary, real-world examples, especially multi-media illustrations, in all classes.

"I also strongly encourage my students to approach the world with a critical eye.  How is it that the world has come to be the way it is?  How is it that certain values, beliefs, and norms of behavior assume a position of dominance?  Do our current social arrangements work to provide for stability and cohesion, or work to privilege some over others?  By the end of the term, most students learn to critically question what was previously taken for granted."

Degrees

  • Ph.D. in sociology from Loyola University Chicago
  • M.A. in sociology from Loyola University Chicago
  • M.A. in higher education administration from University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
  • B.S. (Honors) in commerce and business administration 

Program Areas

  • SOCL 101 Introduction to Sociology
  • SOCL 121 Social Problems
  • SOCL 271 Sociology of Sex and Gender

Professional & Community Affiliations

  • American Sociological Association, 1993 – Present
  • National Academic Advising Association, 1993 - 2006            
  • Pre-Law Advisors’ National Council, 1994 - 1999
  • National Association of College Admissions Counselors (NACAC), 1990 - 1993

Awards

  • Excellence in Teaching Nominee, Oakton Community College, 2014, 2012, 2006
  • Ph.D. awarded “with distinction,” 2003
  • John B. Muir Editor's Award, NACAC, 1993
  • Wm. H. Payne Scholar Award, The University of Michigan, 1990
  • Dean's Merit Fellowship, The University of Michigan, 1988, 1989
  • University of Illinois Honors Graduate, 1986

Selected Publications

  • Hamill, Gregory G. (1993). The College Development Program: A Collaborative, Long-Term, Early Outreach Initiative. Alexandria, VA: Journal of the National Association of College Admissions Counselors.
  • Moderated, "Killing Us Softly 4: Advertising's Image of Women-Engaging Your Students," Oakton Community College faculty orientation, 2010.
  • Moderated, "Dreamworlds 3: Sex, Power, & Desire in Music Videos-Use in the College Classroom," Oakton Community College faculty orientation 2009.
  • Co-presented, "Genes, Race, and Ethnicity," Oakton Community College Cultures Week, 2007.
  • Presented, "Changing Sport and the Gender Order in Gay Volleyball: Preliminary Findings," Department of Sociology and Anthropology Conference, Loyola University Chicago, March 2002.
  • Presented, "Re-Constructing Hegemonic Masculinity and Changing the Gender Order in Gay Sport," Men's Studies Conference, National Organization of Men Against Sexism (NOMAS), State University of New York, Stony Brook, August 1999.
  • Published, Hamill, Gregory G. (1993).  The College Development Program: A Collaborative, Long-Term, Early Outreach Initiative.  Alexandria, VA: Journal of the National Association of College Admissions Counselors.
  • Presented, "Garnering Institutional Support for Collaborative, Long-Term Early Outreach Programming." The National Conference of the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA), Cincinnati, OH, April, 1992.
  • Moderated, "Acculturation vs. Ethnic Pride."  The Midwest Regional College Board Meeting, Chicago, IL, February 1992.
  • Presented, "The College Development Program: Long-Term Strategies to Enhance Campus Diversity." The National Conference of the National Association of College Admissions Counselors (NACAC), New Orleans, LA, October, 1991.
  • Presented, "The Minority Student in Engineering: A Review of the Retention Literature." The National Conference on Black Student Retention, Baltimore, MD, November, 1990.