Illinois Valley Community College

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Adam Oldaker, English Instructor/Honors Program Director

Office: Main Campus, A-317    

Office Phone: (815) 224-0326 

Fall 2017 Office Hours: M W F 9:00-10:00 A.M., Main Campus, A-317; T R 12:15-1:15 P.M., Ottawa Center, Rm. 117

Email: Adam_Oldaker@ivcc.edu

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Fall 2017 Course Syllabi    

Useful Links

IVCC Honors Program

IVCC's Blackboard Instructions 

Purdue University's Online Writing Lab (OWL)

IVCC's Jacobs Library 

IVCC's Student Help Desk

IVCC's Writing Center

IVCC's Stylebook

NoodleBib Citation Generator 

 

Education

M.A., Elementary Education, Lewis University, Romeoville, Illinois

M.A., English, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana

B.A., English and Theatre Arts, Illinois Wesleyan University, Bloomington, Illinois

Visiting Student, St. Catherine's College, Oxford, England

 

Professional Appointments

English Instructor/Honors Program Director (Tenured, Full Time), Illinois Valley Community College, Oglesby, Illinois (2010-present)

Interim Dean of English, Mathematics, and Education, Illinois Valley Community College, Oglesby, Illinois (2014)

Adjunct Faculty, Illinois Valley Community College, Oglesby, Illinois (2008-2010)

Middle School Language Arts Teacher, Spring Valley C. C. School District 99, Spring Valley, Illinois (2007-2010)

Teaching Intern, New Lenox School District 122, New Lenox, Illinois (2006-2007)

Associate Editor, Cricket Magazine Group, Peru, Illinois (2003-2006)

Lecturer, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana (2002)

Reading and Writing Tutor, Ivy Tech Community College, Lafayette, Indiana (2001-2002)

Teaching Assistant, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana (1999-2002)

Peer Writing Tutor, Illinois Wesleyan University, Bloomington, Illinois (1997-1998)

 

Professional Memberships

National Council of Teachers of English
Illinois Association of Teachers of English
Illinois Community College Faculty Association
American Federation of Teachers

 

Courses Taught

Illinois Valley Community College, Oglesby, Illinois

  • ENG 0900: Basic Composition II
  • ENG 1001: English Composition I
  • ENG 1002: English Composition II
  • LIT 2000: Survey of American Literature I
  • LIT 2005: Children's Literature
  • LIT 2010: Survey of American Literature II
  • LIT 2010-75: Survey of American Literature II (Honors)
  • LIT 2013: Introduction to Fiction
  • HON 1001: Honors Orientation
  • HON 1002: Honors Portfolio
  • HON 1003: Honors Project
  • CON 1200: Introduction to Classroom Assessment and Research

Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana   

  • ENG 101: Freshman Composition I
  • ENG 102: Freshman Composition II
  • ENG 264: Bible as Literature
  • ENG 420: Business Writing
  • ENG 421: Technical Writing