Sep 19, 2019  
College Catalog 2019-2020 
    
College Catalog 2019-2020

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

*Adams, Charles S.
Professor of English Language and Literature, 1984
B.A., University of California, Davis
M.A., Ph.D., University of Washington

Kate Palmer Albers

Assoicate Professor of Art & Visual Studies, 2018

B.A., Colorado College

M.A., University of California, Riverside

Ph.D., Boston University

Alejandrino, Alvin
Assistant Professor of Biology, 2014
B.S., California State University, Long Beach
M.S., California State University, Los Angeles
Ph.D., Iowa State 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

Barlow, Kathy
Associate Professor of Kinesiology, 2004
B.S., M.S., Louisiana Tech University
Ph.D., Texas Woman’s 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

*Bell, Priscilla B.
Professor Emeriti of Chemistry, 1982
B.S., Mt. Union College
M.S., Ph.D., Ohio State University

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

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

Camparo, Lorinda B.
Professor of Psychological Sciences, 1996
B.A., Barnard College of Columbia University
B.A., California State University, Dominguez Hills
M.A., Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles

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

Chihara, Michelle
Assistant Professor of English Language and Literature, 2013
B.A., Yale University
M.F.A., Ph.D., University of California, Irvine

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

*Decker, Jeffrey N.
Associate Professor of Business Administration, 1992
B.B.A., M.B.A., Kent State University
Ph.D., Claremont Graduate University

*Duran, Daniel
Associate Professor of Business Administration, 2002
B.A., M.L.S., University of California, Berkeley
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, Madison

Eastman, Charles L.
Sr. Lecturer, 1999
Director of the Writing Program, 2004
B.A., California State University, Long Beach
M.A., California State University, Chico

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

Fradinger, Erica A.
Associate Professor of Biology, 2007

The James Irvine Foundation Chair, 2016-2021
B.S., Queen’s University, Ontario
Ph.D., University of Victoria, British Columbia

*Furman-Adams, Wendy
Professor of English Language and Literature, 1981
B.A., California State University, Los Angeles
M.A., California State University, Long Beach
Ph.D., University of Southern California

Geirola, Gustavo
Professor of Modern Languages and Literatures, 1985
Professor of Letters, University de Buenos Aires, Argentina
Ph.D., University of Arizona

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
Associate Dean of First Year Progams, 2014
Professor of Theatre and Communication Arts, 2005
B.A., University of Wisconsin, Parkside
M.F.A., University of Virginia

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

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

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

*Hunt, David P.
Professor of Philosophy, 1981
B.A., Pomona College
M.A., Ph.D., Vanderbilt University

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

johnston, sal a.

VP of Acaemic Affairs Dean of Faculty
Associate Professor of Sociology, 1996

VP of Academic Affairs Dean of Faculty
B.S., M.S., Grand Valley State University, Michigan
Ph.D., University of Oregon

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

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

McEnaney, Laura
Professor of History, 1996
B.A., M.A., Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, Madison

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

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

Reed, Brian A.
Professor of Theatre and Communication Arts, 1988/1990
B.A., University of California, Riverside
M.F.A., Humboldt State University

Rehn, Andrea

Associate Dean & Director of The Whittier Scholars Program
Associate Professor of English Language and Literature, 2007
B.A., University of California, Berkeley
M.A., Ph.D., Cornell 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

Sheridan, Paula
Associate Professor of Social Work, 1997
B.A., Louisiana Tech University
M.S.W., Louisiana State University
M.A., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Texas
Ph.D., University of Southern California

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

*Swift, Cheryl C.
Professor of Biology and Environmental Science, 1991
B.A., Occidental College
Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles

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

Wallis, Andrew
Professor of Modern Languages and Literatures, 1999
Director, Office of International Programs
M.A., Middlebury College
B.A., Ph.D., University of Georgia, Athens

White, Roger
Professor of Economics, 2012
Douglas W. Ferguson Chair in International Economics, 2014-2019
B.A., M.A., San Francisco State University
M.A., Ph.D., University of California, Santa Cruz

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

Alfrey, Samantha
M.L.I.S., University of Illinois at Urbana
M.A., University of Illinois at Chicago
B.A., Fordham University at Rose Hill

Dmohowski, Joseph F.
Serials and E-Resources Librarian, 1985
B.A., M.A., California State University, Los Angeles
M.S.L.S., University of Southern California

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

Faculty Executive Council (2015-2016)

Joyce Kaufman, Chair

Dan Duran, Vice-Chair

Cheryl Swift, Secretary, Treasurer

Kathy Barlow, Social Science Representative

Rebecca Overmyer-Velazquez, At-Large Representative

Sean Morris, Humanities/Fine Arts Representative

Glenn Piner, Natural Science Representative

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)

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)

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)

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

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)

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)

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)

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

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