North Central College - Naperville, IL
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Associate Professor of Chemistry

Dr. Jeffrey Bjorklund oversees the radiation therapy major at North Central. He prepares students for graduate studies and medical careers, giving them the personal attention that's lacking at larger institutions. “At North Central, you can’t hide,” he says. “We ask questions that are specific to you, because we know you personally.”

Bjorklund has published his work in scholarly journals and enjoys teaching students how to conduct research and present their findings at conferences. “The student/faculty research relationship at North Central is collaborative,” he says. “Faculty don’t treat students as lab techs; our students make decisions for themselves. Their choices may not be ours, but we know they’ll learn more if they do things on their own.”