Jun 15, 2024  
Whittier College Catalog 2023-2024 
    
Whittier College Catalog 2023-2024

Faculty



A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

 

Kate Palmer Albers

Assoicate Professor of Art & Visual Studies, 2018

B.A., Colorado College

M.A., University of California, Riverside

Ph.D., Boston University

Angevine, Sara J.
Assistant Professor of Political Science, 2015
B.A., Hamline University
M.A., University of the Western Cape
Ph.D., Rutgers University

Barnstone, Tony D.
Professor of English Language and Literature, 1995
B.A., University of California, Santa Cruz
M.A., Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley

Bauer, Christina Anne
Associate Professor of Chemistry, 2011

The Chester adn Olive McCloskey Chair in Chemistry, 2019-2024
B.S., Bloomsburg University
Ph.D., University of Arizona

 Berthel, Kenneth
Associate Professor of Modern Languages and Literatures, 2011
B.A., University of California, Riverside
Ph.D., University of California, Irvine

Bezares Calderon, Alma A.

Assistant Professor of Economics, 2019

B.S. ITESM, Mexico

M.Sc. Université de Montréal

M.Sc, Ph.D. Claremont Graduate University

Bourgaize, David B.
Professor of Biology, 1996
The Fletcher Jones Professor of Molecular Genetics, 1997
B.S., B.A., Ohio Northern University
Ph.D University of Massachusetts

Burton, Jonathan

Professor of English Language and Literature, 2011
B.A., Haverford College
M.A., University of California, Riverside
Ph.D., City University of New York

Carbine, Jason

Associate Dean of Faculty Development, 2018
Associate Professor of Religious Studies, 2007
C. Milo Connick Associate Professor of Religious Studies, 2013-2018
B.A., Bowdoin College
M.A., Ph.D., University of Chicago

Chirol, Marie-Magdeleine
Professor of Modern Languages and Literatures, 1996
M.A., Ph.D., University of Maryland, College Park

Cogan, Neil
Professor of Political Science, 2001
B.A., University of Pennsylvania
Ph.D., University of California, Irvine

Colcord, Cean
Assistant Professor of Special Education, 2015
B.A., M.Ed., Ph.D., Arizona State University

Collins-Dogrul, Julie
Associate Professor of Sociology, 2008
B.A., M.A., Ph.D., University of California, Davis

Jordan, Regina
Lecturer of Mathematics, 2015
B.S., M.S., California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

Fissore, Cinzia
Associate Professor of Biology & Environmental Science, 2011

The Roy E. & Marie G Campbell Distinguished Chair
B.S., University of Torino
Ph.D., Michigan Technological University

Gold, Gary D.
Associate Professor of Business Administration, 2016
B.S., M.B.A., J.D., Indiana University, Bloomington
LL.M., University of Leicester, United Kingdom

Gonzalez, Gilberto
Dean of Academic Success

Associate Dean of Faculty
Professor of Theatre and Communication Arts, 2005
B.A., University of Wisconsin, Parkside
M.F.A., University of Virginia

Grabarchuk, Alexandra

Assistant Professor of Music, 2019

B.A., M.A., Ph.D. UCLA

Gross, Brian
Assistant Professor of Economics, 2014
B.S., M.S., Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley

Hanlon, Jeffrey W.

Assistant Professor of Political Science, 2019

B.A., M.S. University of Wisconsin-Madison

M.A., Ph.D. University of Arizona

Hanson, Jordan C.
Assistant Professor of Physics and Astronomy, 2017
B.S., Yale University
M.S., Ph.D., University of California, Irvine

Hash, Joanne
Associate Professor of Psychology, 2011
B.A., Boise State University
M.S., Ph.D., Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey

Hashmi, Irfana
Assistant Professor of Religious Studies, 2014
B.A., University of Pennsylvania
M.A., City University of New York, Hunter College
M.A., Mphil, Ph.D., New York University

Herrera, Lizardo
Associate Professor of Modern Languages and Literatures, 2011
M.A., Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh

Herrick, Jenny
Associate Professor of Art and Visual Studies, 2007
B.F.A., Rhode Island School of Design
M.F.A., Yale University School of Art

Hickey, Ann
Associate Professor of Kinesiology, 2007
B.A., Whittier College
Ph.D., University of Southern California

Hill, Charles T.
Professor of Psychological Sciences, 1982
B.A., University of Oregon
M.S., M.A., University of Washington
Ph.D., Harvard University

Holmes, Jennifer
Professor of Theatre and Communication Arts, 2002
B.A., State University of New York, Purchase
M.A., Ph.D., Northwestern University

Hong, Glen

Lecturer of Social Work, 2019

B.A. University of California, Irvine

Psy.D. L.C.S.W. Ryokan College

M.S.W. California State University, Long Beach

 

Householder, Melanie M.
Lecturer in Kinesiology, 2010
ADN, Excelsior College
B.A., Whittier College
M.S., University of Saint Joseph

Iimoto, Devin S.
Professor of Chemistry, 1990
W. Roy and Alice Newsom Chair in Chemistry, 2014-2019
B.A., Carleton College
M.S., Ph.D., University of California, San Diego

Isovitsch, Ralph
Associate Professor of Chemistry, 2006
B.S., Grove City College
Ph.D., Louisiana State University

Jauregui, Danny
Associate Professor of Art and Visual Studies,  2009
B.A., Maryland Institute College of Art
M.A., University of California, San Diego

 

Kakaliouras, Ann M.
Associate Professor of Anthropology, 2006
B.A., Hamline University
Ph.D., University of North Carolina

Kaur, Manpreet

Assistant Professor of Business Administration, 2019

B.A. University of Lucknow, India

M.A. Indra Gandhi National Open University, India

M.S., Ph.D. Lubar School of Business, University of Wisconsin

Kjellberg, Paul
Professor of Philosophy, 1993
B.A., Yale University
Ph.D., Stanford University

Kozek, Mark
Associate Professor of Mathematics, 2007
B.A., Ed.M., Harvard University
M.A., Wake Forest University
Ph.D., University of South Carolina

Kronholm, William
Associate Professor of Mathematics, 2010
B.S., Rochester Institute of Technology
M.S., Ph.D., University of Oregon

Lagan, Seamus
Professor of Physics and Astronomy, 1988
B.A., Dublin University, Ireland
M.S., Ph.D., Lehigh University

Lee, Horng-Yi
Associate Professor of Modern Languages and Literatures, 2008
B.A. National Chengchi University, Taiwan
M.A., Ph.D. University of Southern California

Levelle, Teresa
Associate Professor of Music, 2000
B.M. Southwestern College, Kansas, Aspen School of Music
M.M. Bowling Green State University
D.M. Indiana University

Lozano, Danilo
Professor of Music, 1993
Richard and Billie Deihl Distinguished Chair, 2014-2022
B.M., University of Southern California
M.A., University of California, Los Angeles

Lutgen, Jeffrey
Professor of Mathematics, 1994
B.A., California State University, Sacramento
M.S., Ph.D., University of Oregon

Mbora, David N.M.
Associate Professor of Biology and Environmental Science, 2009
B.S., Moi University, Eldoret, Kenya
M.S., University of Cape Town, South Africa
Ph.D., Miami University

McBride, Michael J.
Professor of Political Science, 1969
B.A., M.A., Ph.D., Purdue University

McCarthy, Patti

Assistant Professor of Theatre & Communication Arts, 2018

B.A., M.A., University of the Pacific

MFA, Ph.D., University of Southern California

 

Morris, Sean
Associate Professor of English Language and Literature, 2000
B.A., Vassar College
M.A., University of Michigan
Ph.D., State University of New York, Stony Brook

Muller, David J.
Professor of Music, 1983
B.M.E., Temple University
M.M., Cleveland Institute of Music

Nino, Lana
Associate Professor of Business Administration, 2002

John A Murdy Endowed Chair in BSAD Economics, 2018-2023
B.S., California State University, Long Beach
M.S.B.A., California State University, Pomona
Ph.D., University of California, Riverside

Norden, Deborah
Professor of Political Science, 2000
B.A., University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
M.A., Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley

O’Connor-Gómez, Doreen M.
Professor of Modern Languages and Literatures, 1991
B.A., M.A., Ph.D., Catholic University

Obregon, Nora
Assistant Professor of Child Development, 2014
B.A., M.A., Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles

Orozco, José
Associate Professor of History, 1996
B.A., University of California, Santa Cruz
M.A., Ph.D., Harvard University

Ortega, José Guadalupe
Associate Professor of History, 2007
B.A., M.A., Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles

Overmyer-Velázquez, Rebecca
Associate Professor of Sociology, 2003

C. Wright Mills Chair in Sociology 2019-2020
B.A., San Francisco State University
M.A., Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara

pAddy, dAvid iAn
Professor of English Language and Literature, 1996

The Albert Upton Chair in English and Literature 2019-2024
B.Ph., Miami University
M.A., American University
Ph.D., University of Maryland, College Park

Park, Frederick
Associate Professor of Mathematics, 2012
B.S., M.A., Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles

Peterson, Peter K.

Assistant Professor of Chemistry, 2018

B.S., Eastern Washington University

Ph.D., University of Alaska Fairbanks

Piner, Glenn
Professor of Physics and Astronomy, 2000
B.S., M.S., Ph.D., University of Maryland

 

Radisich, Paula R.
Professor of Art History and Visual Culture, 1983
B.A., M.A., Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles

Radoniqi, Fatos
Associate Professor of Business Administration, 2013
B.A., Whittier College
M.A., Ph.D., Claremont Graduate University

 

Riskin, Adrian
Associate Professor of Mathematics, 2003/2008
B.A., M.A., Ph.D., University of California, Davis

Sage, Elizabeth
Associate Professor of History, 2000
B.A., University of California, Los Angeles
M.A., Ph.D., University of Chicago

Sanders, Kay
Professor of Child Development, 2004
B.A., University of Michigan
M.S., California State University, Los Angeles
Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles

Scott, Christina
Associate Professor of Psychological Sciences, 2010
B.A., Occidental College
M.S., Ph.D., Kansas State University

Sebanc, Anne
Professor of Child Development, 1999
B.S., University of California, Davis
Ph.D., University of Minnesota

Shaikh, Ayesha

Professor of Psychological Sciences, 2003
B.A., University of California, Los Angeles
M.A., Ph.D., Miami University

Sloan, David
Associate Professor of Art & Visual Studies, 1988

The Hazel-Cooper Jordan Chair in Arts and Humanities 2019-2022
B.A., University of Maryland
M.F.A., Washington University, St. Louis

Smirnov, Kristen
Associate Professor of Business Administration, 2013
B.A., College of Idaho
M.B.A., Boise State University
Ph.D., University of Alberta

Smith, R. Fritz
Associate Dean of the Faculty, 2002
Professor of Mathematics, 1976
B.A., Pomona College
M.S., California State University, Los Angeles
Ph.D., University of California, Irvine

Soto-Hinman, Ivannia
Professor of Education, 2009
B.A., M.A., Biola University
M.A., University of La Verne
Ph.D., Claremont Graduate University

Stanton, Shannon M.
Associate Professor of Education, 2005
B.A., University of California, Los Angeles
Ed.M., Harvard University
Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley

Swanson, Lauren
Associate Professor of Science and Math Education, 2011
B.S., Bucknell University
Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara

Switzer, Michelle K.V.
Associate Professor of Philosophy, 1998
B.A., Oberlin College
M.A., Ph.D., University of Toronto

Valenzuela, Hector Fernando
Associate Professor of Biology, 2006
B.S., San Diego State University
Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles

Van Oosbree, Patricia A.

Professor of Kinesiology, 1993

Yao Yuan Sze Chair in Kinesiology
B.A., M.S., Northwestern Missouri State University
M.S., University of Wisconsin, La Crosse
Ph.D., Texas Woman’s University

Vetrone, Sylvia A.
Associate Professor of Biology, 2006
The James Irvine Foundation Chair in Biological Sciences, 2016-2021
B.S., Whittier College
Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles

 

Zorba, Serkan

Professor of Physics and Astronomy, 2004
B.S., Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey
M.A., Ph.D., University of Rochester

 

*Phased Faculty Retirement Program

 

Librarians

 

Azeem Khan, M.L.I.S.

Research and Instructional Librarian, 2018

B.A., DePaul University

M.A., Starr King School at the Graduate Theological Union

M.L.I.S., San Jose State University

 

Velkavrh, Nick
Systems Librarian, 2011
B.A., Occidental College
M.L.I.S, California State University, San Jose

Faculty Executive Council (2019-2020)

  d. pAddy, Chair                                           

  A. Hickey, Vice-Chair                                                                  

  T. Barnstone, Sec/Treas    

  L. Camparo, Social Sciences                 

  S. Lagan, Nat. Sciences                     

  K. Albers, At-Large              

 

 

Emeritus Faculty

Archer, Richard L., B.A., M.A., Ph.D.,
Professor, History (1975-2004)

Behrens, Maurine, B.S., M.A., Ph.D.
Professor, Psychology (1973-2003)

Bell, Priscilla B.
Professor of Chemistry, (1982-2019)
 

Bergerson, Frederic A.

Professor of Political Science (1971-2018)

Breese, Donald H., B.A, Ph.D.
Professor, History (1961-1997)

Bremme, Donald, B.A., M.A., Ed.D.
Professor, Education and Child Development (1991-2015)

Carlyle, Irene V., B.A., M.A.
Associate Professor, Speech Pathology and Audiology (1978-2001)

Chabrán, H. Rafael, B.A., M.A., Ph.D.
Professor, Modern Languages and Literatures (1985-2011)

Cheatham, Richard, B.A., M.Rel., M.S., Ph.D.
Senior Lecturer, Film Studies (1972-2014)

Eaton, Thelma L., B.A., M.S.W., D.S.W.
Professor, Social Work (1970-1994)

Fairbanks, Joseph, B.A., M.A., Ph.D.
Professor, History (1970-1997)

Farmer, Ann D., B.A., M.A., Ph.D.
Associate Professor, English (1972-1999)

Fattahi, Abi, B.S., M.S., Ph.D.
Professor, Mathematics (1981-2007)

Geiger, William, B.A., M.A., Ph.D.
Professor, English Language and Literature (1965-2009)

Goldberg, Stephen R., B.A., M.S., Ph.D.
Professor, Biology (1970-2014)

Gothold, Stephen A., B.A., M.A., D.M.A.
Professor, Music (1977-2003)

Gotsch, Susan D. B.A., M.A., Ph.D.

Professor of Sociology (2003-2017)

Gottschall, Marilyn, B.A., M.S.W., Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Religious Studies (1998-2013)

Hanson, A. Warren, B.S., M.S., Ph.D.
Professor, Biology (1970-2004)

Herzberger, Sharon D.

President of the College (2005-2018)

Professor of Psychology

Howard, Leslie L., B.A., M.A., Ph.D.
Professor, Sociology, (1981-2008)

Joyce Kaufman P.

Professor, Political Science (1985-2019)

Kiley, Anne, B.A., M.A., Ph.D.
Professor, English Language and Literature (1972-2005)

Laine, Charles, B.A., M.S., Ph.D.,
Professor, Business Administration (1976-2012)

Marks, Robert B.

Professor, History (1978-2019)

Mass, Amy L., B.A., M.S.W., D.S.W.,
Professor, Social Work (1983-1998)

Mills, Eugene S., B.A., M.A., Ph.D., LL.D., L.H.D.
Professor, Psychology (1952-1962)
President (1979-1989)

Neu, John H., B.A., M.A., Ph.D., J.D.
Professor of Political Science (1971-2016)

Nobert, Frances, B.M., M.M., D.M.A.
Professor, Music (1982-1999)

O’Brien, Philip, B.A., M.S.L.S., Ph.D.
College Librarian and Professor (1962-66, 1973-2006)

Ochse, Orpha, B.A., M.M., Ph.D.
Professor, Music (1969-1987)

O’Connor, Lucy A., B.A., M.A., Ph.D.
Professor, Psychology (1970-2008)
Olson, Emelie A., B.A., M.A., Ph.D.
Professor, Anthropology (1973-2002)

Overturf, Stephen F.B.A., M.A., Ph.D.
Professor, Economics (1971-2002)

Price, Joseph L.

Professor of Religious Studies (1982-2018)

Kathleen Ralph, B.S., M.A, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Education (1995 -2017)

Reeg, Charles F., B.A., Ph.D.
Professor, Chemistry, (1971-2011)

Speier, Robert, B.F.A., M.F.A.
Associate Professor, Art (1970-1989)

Topjon, Ann, B.A., M.S.L.S.
Public Services Librarian and Associate Professor (1981-2006)

Vick, Mary Ellen, B.A., M.S.L.S.
Assistant Librarian and Associate Professor (1970-2008)

Volckmann, David B., B.A., Ph.D.
Professor, Psychology (1970-2010)

Wadsworth, William B., B.A., M.S., Ph.D.
Professor, Geology (1972-1997)

Judith Wagner B.S., M.Ed, Ph.D. 

Professor of Education and Child Development (1984-2018)

Woirol, Gregory R., B.A., Ph.D.
Professor, Economics and Business Administration (1976-2014)

Yocum, Glenn E.
Professor, Religious Studies (1973-77; 1978-2005)