John Dorval

Director of Homework Café

John started teaching French and Science at Fusion and after eight months, he became Director of Homework Café here on the Lincoln Park campus! He earned a Ph.D. in Biology from the University of Quebec in Montreal. He worked for two years as a Professor at the University of Kaslik in Lebanon and for twelve years as an International Sales Director and Managing Director for different companies based in France, Lebanon and in the UK. He taught French to Graduate Students from Northwestern University when he arrived in Chicago.

Passionate about hockey (he loves the Boston Bruins and Mike Modano is his favorite player), music and traveling, he enjoys spending time with his wife and their little boy, trying out new restaurants and spending time watching animal documentaries. His dream: to swim with a great white shark in New Zealand… but he will have to convince his wife to accept first! His second dream: to see his son become a professional hockey player. Every Sunday, and since the age of three, his son takes lessons at the Evanston Rink with the hope that this dream will come true one day… it is already a good start!

His favorite quote: “Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.” Dalai Lama.