Academic Catalog

The Faculty

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Jennifer Adeva (2011)
Head Coach, Volleyball
B.A., 1997, California State University, Fullerton; M.A., 1999, Azusa Pacific University.

Kim Aggabao (2013)
Head Coach, Softball
B.S. 2004, University of California, San Diego.

Tahereh Aghdasifar (2020)
Assistant Professor of Women's Studies
B.A., 2009, Georgia State University; M.A., 2011, Georgia State University; Ph.D., 2018, Emory University.

Amy Allen (2018)
Assistant Professor of Dance
BA 2003 Loyola Marymount University;  MFA 2011, University of California, Irvine.

Hugo Asencio (2013)
Assistant Professor of Public Administration
B.A., 2007; M.A., 2008, Ph.D., 2012, Auburn University.

Maria Avila (2014)
Assistant Professor of Social Work
B.A., 1984, M.A., 1987, University of Chicago; Ph.D., 2012, National University.

Teodross Avery (2017)
Assistant Professor of Music
B.F.A., 1995, Berklee College of Music; M.m., 2006, New York University; DMA., 2016, University of Souther California.

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Kelli Y. Beard (2001)
Professor of Teacher Education
B.A., 1990, California State University, Long Beach; M.A., 1995, Pepperdine University; Ph.D., 1998, University of Oregon.

Mohsen Beheshti (2003)
Professor of Computer Science
B.S., 1985, M.S., 1986, Ph.D., 1992, University of Louisiana.

Meleda Belilgne (2020)
Assistant Professor of Africana Studies
B.A., 2003, Hunter College; Ph. D., 2011, Duke University. 

Bogdana Belu (2006)
Professor of Philosophy
B.A., 1993, San Diego State University; M.A., 1997, San Francisco State University; Ph.D., 2003, Villanova University.

Corina Benavides Lopez (2013)
Associate Professor of Chicana & Chicano Studies
B.A., 1996; Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles; M.A., 2000, Stanford University.

Orie Michael Berezan (2014)
Assistant Professor of Management and Marketing  

Shari Berkowitz (2014)
Associate Professor of Criminal Justice
B.A., 2004, Ph.D., 2010, University of California, Irvine.

Debra Best (2004)
Professor of English; Presidential Outstanding Professor, 2020
B.A., 1988, Pomona College; M.A., 1991, Ph.D., 2000, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

Giacomo Bono (2014)
Assistant Professor of Psychology
B.A., 1995, University of California, Santa Cruz; M.A., 1999, Ph.D., 2003, Claremont Graduate University.

Ryan Bowles Eagle (2013)
Associate Professor of Communications; Lyle E. Gibson Dominguez Hills Distinguished Teacher, 2020
B.A., 2004, B.A., 2004, University of Southern California; M.A., 2005, University of York; M.A., 2009, Ph.D., 2011, Ph.D., 2013, University of California, Santa Barbara.

Kaye Bragg (2007)
Dean of Undergraduate Studies and Professor of Political Science
B.A. 1974, Ph.D., 1993 Colorado State University; M.A. 1984, University of Denver.

Jenn Brandt (2018)
Associate Professor of Women's Studies
B.A., 2002, Drew University; M.A., 2007, Bowling Green State University; Ph.D., 20012, University of Rhode Island.

Cornelia Brentano (2007)
Associate Professor of Human Development
B.A. 1991, M.A., 1994, Ph.D., 2001, UC Irvine.

William David Brice (2014)
Assistant Professor of Management and Marketing   
BBA, 1989, MBA, 1996, Ph.D., 2005, University of Hawaii.

Brant Burkey (2014)
Associate Professor of Communications
B.A., 1993, Sonoma State University; M.S. 1997, Ph.D., 2014, University of Oregon.

Michele Bury (2002)
Professor of Visual Arts
B.F.A., 1992, Ecole Charpentier, France ; M.F.A., 2000, University of California, Los Angeles.

Heather Butler (2013)
Associate Professor of Psychology
B.A., 2003, M.A., 2006, California State University, San Marcos; Ph.D., 2013, Claremont Graduate University.

Theodore Byrne (2005)
Associate Professor of Public Administration and Public Policy
B.A., 1988, Seattle University; M.B.A., 1991, J.D., 1992, Pepperdine University; L.L.M., 2004, Loyola Law School.

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Mary Lou Cappel (1985)
Professor of Kinesiology and Recreation; CSU Dominguez Hills Excellence in Service Award, 2013
B.S., 1971, University of Missouri, Columbia; M.S., 1980, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill; Ph.D., 1988, University of Southern California.

Shaunté Caraballo (2019)
Associate Professor of Speech
B.A., 2004, California Baptist University; M.F.A., 2007, California State University, Long Beach.

L. Mark Carrier (1998)
Professor of Psychology; CSU Dominguez Hills Outstanding Professor Award, 2011; CSUDH Excellence in Service Award, 2019
B.A., 1988, M.A., 1993, Ph.D., 1994, University of California, San Diego.

Carole Casten (1982)
Professor of Kinesiology and Recreation; CSU Dominguez Hills Excellence in Service Award, 2014.
B.A., 1972, M.S., 1975, Purdue University; Ph.D., 1983, University of Southern California.

C. Randolph Cauthen (2005)
Professor of English
B.A., 1983, Pomona College; M.A., 1989, Syracuse University; Ph.D., 1999, University of Louisville.

Kirti Celly (2001)
Professor of Marketing
B.A. 1983, M.A., 1985, University of Bombay; Ph.D., 1992, University of Southern California.

Kathleen Chai (2009)
Associate Professor of Nursing
B.A., 1990, M.S., 1993 CSU Dominguez Hills; Ph.D., 2006, Claremont Graduate University.

Wing Nam Joyce Chan (2013)
Assistant Professor of Anthropology
B.A., 2004, Macalester College; M.A., 2007, Louisiana State University; Ph.D., 2011, Ohio State University.

Marisela Chavez (2005)
Professor of Chicana & Chicano Studies
A.B., 1994, Occidental College; M.A., 1997, Arizona State University; Ph.D., 2004, Stanford University.

Scott Cheatham (2013)
Associate Professor of Kinesiology and Recreation
B.A., 1997, California State University, Dominguez Hills; DPT, 2004, Chapman University.

Nancy Ann Cheever (2004)
Professor of Communications; Presidential Outstanding Professor, 2018; CSU Faculty Innovation and Leadership Award, 2018-19
B.A., 1994, California State University, Dominguez Hills; M.A., 1999, California State University, Fullerton; Ph.D., 2010, Fielding Graduate University.

Timothy S. Chin (2000)
Professor of English; Lyle E. Gibson Dominguez Hills Distinguished Teacher, 2003
B.A., 1981, State University of New York, Buffalo; M.A., 1986, Ph.D., 1992, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

Ann Chlebicki (1999)
Professor of Graduate Education
B.S., 1971, M.S., 1972, Boston University; Ed.D., 1980, University of Southern California.

Anne Soon Choi (2008)
Associate Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies
B.A., 1994, Indiana University, Bloomington; M.P.H., M.S.W., 2012, University of California, Los Angeles; Ph. D., 2004, University of Southern California.

Hee Kwang Choi (2004)
Associate Professor of Biology
B.A., 1990, University of Chicago; Ph.D., 2000, Boston University.

Natasa Christodoulidou (2007)
Professor of Management and Marketing
B.S., 1995, M.S., 1997, Arizona State University; M.B.A., 2001, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee; Ph.D., 2006, University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

Edward Kui-Ming Chu (1984)
Professor of Information Systems
B.A., 1976, University of Wisconsin, Madison; M.B.A., 1980, Roosevelt University; Ph.D., 1985, University of Southern California.

Helen Chun (2004)
Associate Professor of Biology
B.A., 1993, Smith College; Ph.D., 2002, University of California, Los Angeles.

Margaret Clarke (2018)
Senior Assistant Librarian
MLIS, 2017, University of California, Los Angeles.

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Paula D'Amore (2004)
Associate Professor of Health Sciences
B.S., 1970, University of Vermont; M.S., 1976, State University of New York, Buffalo; Ph.D., 1984, University of California, Los Angeles.

John Davis (1999)
Acting Dean of the College of Education and Professor of Teacher Education
B.A., 1986, Howard University, Washington, D.C.; M.A., 1992, California State University, Dominguez Hills; Ph.D., 1999, University of Southern California.

Kara Ann Dellacioppa (2003)
Professor of Sociology
B.A., 1992, M.A., 1997, San Francisco State University; M.A., 1998, Ph.D., 2001, University of California, Santa Barbara.

Ana X. de la Serna (2018)
Assistant Professor of Communications
B.A., 2004, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico; M.A., 2013 Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey; Ph. D., 2018, University of Kentucky. 

William De Luca (1991)
Professor of Theatre Arts
B.S., 1972, M.A., 1974, Villanova University; M.F.A., 1979, Yale University.

Prakash Dheeriya (1991)
Professor of Accounting and Finance
B. Commerce, 1982, M.M.S., 1984, University of Bombay; Ph.D., 1987, University of North Texas.

Miguel Dominguez (1989)
Acting Dean of the College of Arts and Humanities and Professor of Modern Languages; Lyle E. Gibson Dominguez Hills Distinguished Teacher, 1993
B.A., 1970, California State University, Los Angeles; M.A., 1973, Brown University; Ph.D., 1983, University of California, Los Angeles.

Katie Dowse (2020)
Assistant Professor of Theatre
B.A., 2011, Pitzer College; M.F.A., 2014, Temple University. 

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Virginia Todd Eames (2016)
Associate Professor of Communications
B.A., 1999, Brown University; M.F.A., 2007, University of Texas at Austin.

Susan Einbinder (2007)
Associate Professor of Human Development
B.A., 1985, M.S., 1988, Ph.D., 1995, Columbia University.

Kirstin Lynne Ellsworth (2014)
Assistant Professor of Art and Design
B.A., 1991, Butler University; M.A., 1995, M.A., 1999, Ph.D., 2005, Indiana University.

Nancy Erbe (2004)
Professor of Negotiation, Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding
B.A., 1981, Metropolitan State University; J.D., 1985, University of Minnesota.

Michael Ernst (1998)
Professor of Kinesiology and Recreation
B.A., 1992, California State University, Dominguez Hills; M.S., 1995, University of Wyoming; Ph.D., 1998, Arizona State University.

Mary C. Esposito (2001)
Professor of Graduate Education
B.A., 1990, M.E., 1993, Loyola Marymount University; Ph.D., 1999, University of Southern California.

Mohammad Eyadat (2003)
Professor of Information Systems; CSU Dominguez Hills Excellence in Service Award, 2009
B.S., 1984, Yarmouk University; M.S., 1994, University of Southern California; M.S., 1997, Ph.D., 2003, Claremont Graduate University.

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Salim Faraji (2005)
Professor of Africana Studies
B.S.S., 1993, Penn State University; M.A., 2004, Ph.D., 2006, Claremont Graduate University.

Kathleen M. Fawver (2003)
Professor of History; CSU Dominguez Hills Excellence in Service Award, 2010
B.A., 1990, M.A., 1992, Northern Illinois University; Ph.D., 2002, University of California, Riverside.

Farah Lee Fisher (1991)
Professor of Graduate Education; Lyle E. Gibson Dominguez Hills Distinguished Teacher, 1993; CSU Dominguez Hills Outstanding Professor Award, 2000
B.A., 1969, Pacific Lutheran University; M.S., 1979, California State University, Long Beach; Ed.D., 1986, University of Southern California.

Lorna Fitzsimmons (2004 )
Professor of Humanities
B.A., 1978, University of Texas at Dallas; M.S., 1980, East Texas State University; M.A., 1986, Ph.D., 1994, University of Texas, Dallas.

Joseph D. Flanagan (2001)
Head Coach, Men's and Women's Soccer
B.S., 1992, California State University, Dominguez Hills.

Leena Furtado (1998)
Professor of Graduate Education
B.A., 1972, B.Ed., 1977, Calcutta University; M.A., 1975, Jadaupur University; Ph.D., 1996, Texas A&M University.

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Michael Galant (2004)
Professor of Modern Languages
B.S., 1990, M.A., 1993, Ph.D., 1998, University of California, Los Angeles.

Justin Gammage (2014)
Associate Professor of Africana Studies
B.A., 2003, California State University, Dominguez Hills; M.A. 2005, Temple University; Ph.D. 2011, Temple University

Carolyn Caffrey Gardner (2016)
Associate Librarian
B.A., 2009, University of California, Santa Cruz; MLIS, 2011, Indiana University Bloomington.

Janine Lynn Gasco (2001)
Professor of Anthropology; CSU Dominguez Hills Excellence in Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity Award, 2011
B.A., 1977, M.A., 1982, Ph.D., 1987, University of California, Santa Barbara.

Thomas J. Giannotti, Jr. (1990)
Professor of English
B.A., 1976, M.A., 1979, Ph.D., 1985, University of California, Riverside.

Benito Gomez (2003)
Professor of Modern Languages
B.A., 1990, Alcala de Henares University; B.A., 1995, M.A., 1996, California State University, Dominguez Hills; M.A., 1997, California State University, Long Beach; Ph.D., 2004, University of California, Los Angeles.

Alfredo González (2019)
Assistant Professor of Chicana & Chicano Studies
B.A., 2011, University of California, Los ANgeles; M.A., 2013, Ph. D., 2019, University of Chicago. 

Gay Goss (1999)
Professor of Nursing
B.S., 1982, California State University, Stanislaus; M.S.N., 1984, Ph.D., 1995, University of California, San Francisco.

Mekada Graham (2008)
Associate Professor of Social Work
B.A., 1981, Middlesex University; MSW, 1997, Ph.D., 2001, University of Hertfordshire.

Jonathon Grasse (2005)
Professor of Music
B.M., 1985, California State University, Sacramento; M.A., 1995, University of California, Santa Cruz; Ph.D., 1999, University of California, Los Angeles.

Mara Lee Grayson (2018)
Assistant Professor of English
B.A. 2008, CUNY/Macaulay Honors College at Hunter College; M.F.A, 2012, The City College of New York; P.h .D., 2017, Columbia University. 

Roger Green (2013)
Assistant Professor of Nursing
BSN, 1994, Curry College; MSN, 1997, University of Tampa; DNS, 2003, Rush University.

Brian Gregor (2013)
Assistant Professor of Philosophy
B.A., 2003, Trinity Western University; Ph.D., 2009, Boston College.

Mary Groves (2013)
Assistant Professor of Occupational Therapy
B.S., 1993, M.S., 2008, DOT., 2011, Loma Linda University.

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Kamal Hamdan (2014)
Professor of Teacher Education
B.S., 1984, San Diego State University; M.A., 1994, California State University, Dominguez Hills; Ed.D., 2010, University of Southern California.

Jianchao Han (2002)
Professor of Computer Science
B.Eng., 1985, Harbin Institute of Technology, China ; M.Sc., 1988, Chinese Academy of Science; Ph.D., 2001, University of Waterloo, Canada.

Lee Hancock (2005)
Professor of Kinesiology and Recreation
B.A., 1997, M.S., 2002, Ph.D., 2006, Arizona State University.

Jon Hauss (2002)
Professor of English; Lyle E. Gibson Dominguez Hills Distinguished Teacher, 2009
B.A., 1983, California State University, Fresno; M.A., 1985, Ph.D., 1990, University of Washington.

Ivonne Heinze Balcazar (2003)
Professor of Modern Languages
B.A., 1988, M.A., 1991, University of California, Los Angeles; Ph.D., 2003, University of Kansas.

Danielle Heitmuller (2019)
Assistant Professor of Art & Design
B.F.A., 2001, Rochester Institute of Technology; M.F.A., 2014, University of California, Los Angeles. 

Tiffany Herbert (2004)
Counseling Psychologist, Student Development
B.A., 1999, Loyola Marymount; M.A., 2002, Ph.D., 2004, California School of Professional Psychology.

Alexandro D. Hernández (2019)
Assistant Professor of Chicana & Chicano Studies
B.A., 2005, University of Texas, San Antonio; M.a., 2009, Ph. D., 2014, University of California, Los Angeles.

Miriam Hernandez (2019)
Assistant Professor of Communications
B.A., 2002, Tec de Monterrey; M.A., 2011, Tec de Monterrey; Ph. D., 2018, City University of Hong Kong.

Roderick A. Hernandez (2004)
Associate Professor of English
B.A., 1992, University of California, Los Angeles; M.A., 1994, Ph.D., 2001, Stanford University.

James E. Hill (2002)
Professor of Physics
B.S., 1990, State University of New York, Albany; Ph.D., 1995, University of Pennsylvania.

David Hoopes (2007)
Professor of Management and Marketing
B.A., 1977, Grinnel College; Ph.D., 1996, University of California, Los Angeles.

Yan-Hua Huang (2007)
Professor of Occupational Therapy
B.S., 1997, Chung-Shan Medical University; M.A., 2001, Ph.D., 2003, University of Southern California.

Maria Hurtado-Ortiz (1999)
Associate Professor of Psychology; Lyle E. Gibson Dominguez Hills Distinguished Teacher, 2008
B.A., 1992, M.A., 1994, Ph.D., 1997, University of California, Riverside.

Kimberly Huth (2014)
Associate Professor of English
B.A., 2003, Ithaca College; M.A., 2004, Ph.D., 2009, University of Wisconsin, Madison.

Lisa A. Hutton (2002)
Professor of Teacher Education
B.A., 1985, M.Ed., 1986, Ed.D. 2002, University of California, Los Angeles.

Jeng-Liang Hwang (2005)
Professor of Occupational Therapy
B.S., 1994, Chung Shan Medical University; M.S., 1999, Ph.D., 2003, State University of New York, Buffalo.

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Antonia Issa Lahera (2012)
Assistant Professor of Educational Administration
B.A., 1986, California State University, Long Beach; M.A., 1996, United States International University; Ed.D., 2003, University of Southern California.

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Kathleen Janert (2019)
Assistant Professor of Music
B.A., 2005, M.M., 2012, University of Texas, Austin; D.M.A., 2019, University of Southern California. 

James Jeffers (2007)
Professor of History
B.A., 1977, Biola University; M.A., 1985, Ph.D., 1988, University of California, Irvine.

Joshua Jeffers (2007)
Assistant Professor of History
B.A., 2006, Ohio State University, Columbus;M.A., 2009, Northern Illinois University; Ph. D., Purdue University. 

Andrea Johnson (1995)
Associate Professor of History
B.A., 1999, California State University, Bakersfield; M.A., 2002, Indiana University-Purdue University; Ph.D., May 2006, University of Missouri.

Cynthia Johnson (1995)
Professor of Nursing; CSU, Dominguez Hills Excellence in Service Award, 2005
B.A., 1974, Marymount Manhattan College; M.S., 1976, Long Island University; Ed.D., 1984, Nova University; M.S., 1995, California State University, Dominguez Hills.

Matthew G. Jones (2002)
Professor of Mathematics
B.S., 1996, M.A., 1997, Ph.D., 2001, University of California, Los Angeles.

Anupama Joshi (2007)
Professor of Human Development
B.S., 1987, SNDT College, India ; M.S., 1989, M. Phil., 1990, M.S. University, Baroda India; Ph.D., 1997, Purdue University.

Ellen Junn (2014)
Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs and Professor of Psychology.

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Andrew Kalaidjian (2016)
Assistant Professor of English
B.A., 2006, Columbia University; M.A., 2010, Ph. D., 2015, University of California, Santa Barbara. 

Patricia L. Kalayjian (2003)
Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies
B.A., Pomona College; M.A., 1985, Ph.D., 1991, Duke University.

Barbara L. Kennedy (2003)
Professor of Nursing
B.A., 1977, Bethany College; M.A., 1978, Adelphi University; BSN, 1993, Mount St. Mary's College; MSN, 1995, University of California, Los Angeles.

James Keville (2007)
Associate Professor of Art and Design
B.A., 1991, M.F.A., 1994, University of California, Los Angeles.

John Keyantash (2002)
Associate Professor of Earth Sciences
B.S., 1992, Oregon State University; M.S., 1997, M.S., 1998, Ph.D., 2001, University of California, Los Angeles.

You Jin Kim (2013)
Assistant Professor of Management
B.A., 2007, Yonsei University; Ph.D., 2013, Michigan State University.

Joanna Kimmitt (2017)
Senior Assistant Librarian
B.MUS., 2001, Lawrence University of Wisconsin; MLIS, 2013, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee; M.M., 2004 Carnegie Mellon University. 

Pamela Krochalk (1990)
Professor of Health Sciences
B.A., 1965, California State University, Long Beach; M.A., 1968, Dr.. P.H., 1980, University of California, Los Angeles.

Elena Kulikov
Associate Professor of Public Administration
B.A, 1976, M.A., 1976, Moscow Pedagogical Institute, School of History; Ph.D., 1980, Institute of World History, Russian Academy of Sciences; M.A., 1998, Ph.D., 2005, Syracuse University.

Megumi Kuwabara (2014)
Assistant Professor of Child Development
B.S., 2004, Ph.D., 2011, Indiana University.  

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Mary T. Lacanlale (2019)
Assistant Professor of Asian Pacific Studies, Catherine H. Jacobs Outstanding Faculty-Lecturer, 2017
B.F.A., 1993, Tulane University; 1995, M.Mus., Johns Hokins University; M.A., 1999, Ph. D., 2005, University of California, Los Angeles. 

Thomas Landefeld (1996)
Professor of Biology
A.B., 1969, Marietta College; M.S., 1971, Ph.D., 1973, University of Wisconsin, Madison.

Michael Laurent (2013)
Assistant Professor of Marriage and Family Therapy
B.A., 1980, M.S., 1985, California State University, Long Beach; Ph.D., 1997, University of Southern California.

Hannah Lee (2020)
Senior Assistant Librarian
B.A., 2009, University of California, Los Angeles; MLIS, 2013, University of California, Los Angeles, MHOD, 2015, Fielding Graduate University. 

Jane Lee (2013)
Associate Professor of English
B.A., 2004, University of California, Irvine; M.A., 2007, Ph.D., 2011, University of Washington.

Donis L. Leonard (2000)
Professor of Theater Arts
B.A., 1990, Prairie View A&M University; M.F.A., 1998, Wayne State University.

Li-Lin Liu (2012)
Assistant Professor of Accounting and Finance
B.A. 1987, Tunghai University; M.S., 1995, California State University, Los Angeles; Ph.D., 2007, Florida International University.

José R. Lopez-Morín (2001)
Professor of Chicano & Chicana Studies
B.A., 1989, California State University, Bakersfield; M.A., 1994, Ph.D., 2001, University of California, Los Angeles.

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Wei Ma (2004)
Professor of the Library
B.A., 1983, Guangxi University; M.L.S., 1989, Wayne State University.

Janie MacHarg (1969)
Director of Health Programs and Psychological Counseling
B.A., 1967, Scripps College; M.A., 1969, Columbia University; Ph.D., 1975, University of Southern California.

Mitch Maki (2005)
Vice Provost of Academic Affairs and Professor of Social Work
B.S., 1982, University of Southern California; M.S.W., 1984, University of Southern California; Ph.D., 1993, University of Southern California.

Richard B. Malamud (1990)
Professor of Accounting and Finance; Lyle E. Gibson Dominguez Hills Distinguished Teacher, 2000; CSU Dominguez Hills Outstanding Professor Award, 2014
B.A., 1974, University of California, Los Angeles; J.D., 1976, Loyola Law School, Los Angeles; L.L.M., 1979, New York University Graduate Law School.

Adrieanna Tuzzolino Mancillas (2002)
Professor of Graduate Education
B.A., 1992, University of California, Los Angeles; M.A., 1996, Ph.D., 1998, California School of Professional Psychology.

Iara Mantenuto (2020)
Assistant Professor of English
B.A., 2012, ICoN Università di Pisa, Italy; M.A., 2013, Università per Stranieri di Siena, Siena, Italy; M.A., 2014, Syracuse University; Ph. D., 2020, University of California, Los Angeles.  

Clarence Augustus Martin (2001)
Associate Vice President of Human Resources Management and Professor of Criminal Justice Administration
A.B., 1978, Harvard University; J.D., 1982, Duquesne University Law School; Ph.D., 1999, University of Pittsburgh.

H. Leonardo Martinez (1996)
Professor of Chemistry; CSU Dominguez Hills Excellence in Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity Award, 2007; CSU Dominguez Hills Outstanding Professor Award, 2008
B.Sc., 1986, Universidad del Valle, Cali, Columbia; M.S., 1989, Ph.D., 1993, University of California, San Diego.

Jose Martinez (2014)
Associate Professor of Accounting, Finance and Economics
B.A., 1998, California State University, San Marcos; M.A., 2004, PH.D., 2007, University of California, San Diego.

Alexis Sharon McCurn (2014)
Associate Professor of Sociology
B.A., 2005, University of San Francisco; M.A., 2009, Ph.D., 2013, University of California, Santa Barbara.

Stephen McFarland (2020)
Associate Professor of Labor Studies
B.A., 2000, Trinity College, Hartford; M.R.P., 2005, Cornel University; Ph. D., The Graduate Center, City University of New York. 

Terrence McGlynn (2007)
Associate Professor of Biology; CSU Dominguez Hills Excellence in Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity Award, 2011
A.B., 1993, Occidental College; Ph.D., 1999, University of Colorado.

Brendan A. McNulty (1997)
Professor of Earth Sciences; CSU Dominguez Hills Excellence in Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity Award, 2006
B.S., 1987, San Diego State University; M.S., 1990, Ph.D., 1994, University of California, Santa Cruz.

Caron Mellblom (1995)
Professor of Graduate Education; Dominguez Hills Excellence in Service Award, 2006
B.A., 1979, California State University, Fullerton; M.S., 1981, University of Wyoming; Ed.D., 1992, University of Northern Colorado.

Erin Merz (2014)
Associate Professor of Psychology
B.A., 2003, Miami University; M.A., 2008, MPH, 2013, Ph.D., 2014, San Diego State University; Ph.D., 2014, University of California, San Diego.

Jeb Middlebrook (2013)
Assistant Professor of Sociology
B.A., 2003, University of Minnesota; M.A., 2007, Ph.D., 2011, University of Southern California.

Christopher Monty (2007)
Professor of History; Lyle E. Gibson Dominguez Hills Distinguished Teacher, 2013
B.A., 1991, Ph.D., 2004, University of California, Los Angeles; M.A., 1994, University of California, Riverside.

Jerry Dennis Moore (1991)
Professor of Anthropology; CSU Dominguez Hills Outstanding Professor Award, 2003; CSU Dominguez Hills Excellence in Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity Award, 2008
B.A., 1977, California State University, Stanislaus; Ph.D., 1985, University of California, Santa Barbara.

Stephen Moore (2005)
Associate Professor of Music
B.M., 1980, University of Rhode Island; M.M., 1983, Manhattan School of Music; Ph.D., 1992, Indiana University.

Scott Morris (2006)
Professor of Music
B.A., 1994, University of Southern California; M.A., 1996, Yale University; Ph. D., 2015, Claremont Graduate University.

Dale Mueller (2004)
Professor of Nursing
B.A., 1971, University of California, Los Angeles; M.S., 1974, California State University, Long Beach; Ed.D., 1998, Pepperdine University; MSN, 2003, St. Joseph's College of Maine.

Deandrea L. Murrey (2002)
Professor of Teacher Education
B.A., 1976, California State University, Northridge; M.A., 1997, California State University, Long Beach; Ed.D., 2001, University of Southern California.

Bianca Murillo (2015)
Professor of History
B.A., 2001, Ph. D., 2009 University of California, Santa Barbara.

Matthew Mutchler (2005)
Professor of Sociology; CSU Dominguez Hills Excellence in Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity Award, 2013
B.A., 1991, M.A., 1994, Ph.D., 1999, University of California, Santa Barbara.

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Siskanna Naynaha ()
Associate Professor of English
B.A., 1997, M.A., 2000, Boise State University; Ph. D., 2006, Washington State University. 

Susan Needham (1999)
Associate Professor of Anthropology
B.A., 1989, California State University, Long Beach; M.A., 1996, Ph.D., 1996, University of California, Los Angeles.

Donna Nicol (2017)
Associate Professor of Africana Studies, FAculty Excellence in Service Award, 2021
B.A., 1995, California State University, Fullerton; M.A., 1997, California State University, Long Beach; M.A., 2002, Ph. D., 2007, Ohio State University. 

Janet Niederman (1988)
Counseling Psychologist, Health Programs
B.A., 1974, University of Rochester; B.A., 1978, State University of New York, Stony Brook; M.A., 1981, Ph.D., 1983, University of Texas, Austin.

Thomas J. Norman (2009)
Professor of Management; CSU Dominguez Hills Outstanding Professor Award, 2014
B.A, 1974, Indiana University of Pennsylvania; J.D., 1984, Southwestern University School of Law.

Anthony Normore (2007)
Professor of Graduate Education
B.A, 1983, Memorial University of Newfoundland; M.A., 1997, Universite Laval; Ph.D., 2007, University of Toronto.

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Helen C. Oesterheld (2003)
Associate Professor of English, CSU Dominguez Hills Excellence in Service Award, 2017
B.A., 1993, University of California, San Diego; M.A. 1995, American University; Ph.D. 2003, University of California Irvine.

Enrique Ortega (2012)
Associate Professor of Health Sciences
B.A., 2000, San Jose State University; M.A., 2003, University of Southern California, 2003; Ph.D., 2008, University of Southern California.

Irene Osisioma (2004)
Professor of Teacher Education
B.S., 1982, M.S., 1989, Ph.D., 1995, University of Nigeria.

Dana Ospina (2017)
Senior Assistant Librarian
M.S., 2010, University of Michigan. 

Lauren Outland (2007)
Associate Professor of School of Nursing
B.A., 1981, University of Wisconsin; B.S., 1986, California State University, Los Angeles; MSN, 2007, California State University, Long Beach; M.P.H., 1993, Dr.P.H., University of California, Los Angeles.

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Jacqueline Padilla-Gamino (2014)
Assistant Professor of Biology
B.S., 2001, Universidad Autonoma de Baja; M.S., California State University, Northridge; Ph.D., 2011, University of Hawaii.

Marie Palladini (2007)
Professor of Public Administration; Lyle E. Gibson Dominguez Hills Distinguished Teacher, 2014
B.S. 1995, M.S., 1997, Arizona State University; MBA, 2001, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee; Ph.D., 2006, University of Nevada Las Vegas.

Jung-Sun Park (1999)
Professor of Asian-Pacific Studies
B.A., 1985, Yonsei University, Seoul; M.A., 1989, Ph.D., 1997, Northwestern University.

Sheela Pawar (2004)
Associate Professor of Philosophy
B.A., 1988, Case Western Reserve University; M.A., 1992, John Carroll University; Ph.D., 2002, Claremont Graduate University.

Keisha Paxton (2005)
Professor of Psychology
B.A., 1995, University of California, Los Angeles; M.A., 1998, Ph.D., 2001, DePaul University.

Maria Theresa Peralta (2004)
Associate Professor of Health Sciences
B.S., 1991, University of the Philippines ; M.A., 1998, Ph.D., 2004, University of Southern California.

Annemarie Perez (2017)
Assistant Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies
B.S., 1996, Ohio State University; M.A., 1999, University of Southern California; Ph. D., 2011, University of Southern California. 

Claudia Peyton (2002)
Associate Professor of Occupational Therapy
B.S., 1980, Loma Linda University; M.S., 1985, University of Southern California; Ph.D., 2002, The University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Phu Phan (2013)
Professor of Human Services
B.A., 1991, MSW., 1997, Ph.D., 2003, University of Minnesota.

Thomas Philo (2006)
Associate Professor of the Library
B.A., 1976, Wayne State University; M.F.A., 1980, University of Southern California; M.L.I.S., 2005, San Jose State University.

Katy Pinto (2007)
Professor of Sociology
B.A, 1997, San Diego State University; M.A. 1999, Ph.D., 2006, UC Los Angeles.

Wai Yan Pong (2002)
Professor of Mathematics
B.Sc., 1993, Chinese University of Hong Kong; M.Sc., 1997, Ph.D., 1999, University of Illinois, Chicago.

Hamid Pourmohammadi (2005)
Professor of Information Systems and Operations Management
B.S., 1996, M.S., 1999, Tehran Polytechnic University; M.S., 2001, Ph.D., 2005, USC.

Jose Prado (2007)
Professor of Sociology
B.A, 1990, US Santa Barbara; M.A. 1997, California State University, Los Angeles; Ph.D., 2006, University of Southern California.

John Price (2005)
Professor of Physics
B.S., 1986, M.S., 1987, Ph.D., 1993, University of California, Los Angeles.

Vivian Price (2005)
Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies
B.A., 1971, Bryn Mawr College; M.A., 1973, University of Texas, Austin; Ph.D., 2000, University of California, Irvine.

Lihung Pu (2002)
Professor of Chemistry
B.S., 1995, Ph.D., 2001, University of California, Davis.

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Kimberley Radmacher (2007)
Associate Professor of Human Development
B.S., 1992, Montana State University; M.A., 2002, California State University, Northridge; Ph.D., 2007, UC Santa Cruz.

Serban Raianu (2002)
Professor of Mathematics
B.S., 1980, M.S., 1981, Ph.D., 1992, University of Bucharest, Romania.

Nop Ratanasiripong (2012)
Associate Professor of Nursing
BSN, 1994, Boromarajonani College of Nursing; MSN, 1998, Mahidol University  .

Doris Ressl (2007)
Professor of Dance
B.A., 1982, Columbia College; M.F.A., 1988, Smith College.

Fahimeh Rezayat (1989)
Professor of Information Systems
B.S., 1970, Tehran University; M.S., 1980, M.S., 1981, Western Michigan University; Ph.D., 1987, University of Virginia, Charlottesville.

A. Terry Richardson (1999)
Professor of Graduate Education
B.S., 1977, California State University, Hayward; M.A., 1979, Antioch University; Ed.D., 1987, University of San Francisco; M.A., 1995, University of California, Los Angeles.

Kenneth Rodriguez (2009)
Assistant Professor of Chemistry
B.S., 2001, California State University, Dominguez Hills; M.S., 2005, Ph.D., 2007, Ohio State University.

Monica Rosas-Baines (2001)
Counseling Psychologist, Student Development
B.A., 1994, Loyola Marymount University; M.A., 1997, Ph.D., 1999, California School of Professional Psychology.

Salvatore James Russo (2013)
Assistant Professor of Political Science
B.A., 2002, Tulane University; JD, 2005, Fordham University School of Law; M.A., 2011, Ph.D., 2013, University of Mississippi.

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Hamoud Salhi (2006)
Senior Associate Dean for International Education and Professor of Political Science, Economics and Labor Studies
B.A., 1981, University of Algiers; M.A., 1985, Ph.D., 1995, University of Southern California.

Silvia Jaimina Santos (1990)
Professor of Psychology
B.A., 1985, California State University, San Diego; M.A., 1987, Ph.D., 1990, University of California, Riverside.

Jeffrey Sapp (2006)
Professor of Teacher Education
B.S., 1981, Liberty University; M.S., 1985, Pensacola College; Ed.D., 1993, West Virginia University.

Lilia Sarmiento (2004)
Associate B.A., 1977, M.A., 1985, M.A., 1988, California State University, Los Angeles; Ph.D., 2003, University of Southern California.

Ralph H. Saunders (2001)
Associate Professor of Earth Sciences
B.A., 1984, Northwestern University; M.A., 1988, University of Illinois, Chicago; Ph.D., 1997, University of Arizona.

Ann Selmi (2005)
Professor of Teacher Education
B.A., 1972, Santa Clara University; M.Ed., 1981, Boston College; Ph.D., 1990, University of Southern California.

Fernando Severino (2005)
Assistant Professor of Communications
B.A., 2006, Pontifica Universidad Cataloica de Chile; MIA, 2016, Columbia University; Ph. D., 2020, University of Minnesota. 

Tayyeb Shabbir (2007)
Professor of Accounting and Finance
B.A., 1973, Government College; M.S., 1974, Quaid-E-Azam University; M.A., 1979, Ph.D., 1987, University of Pennsylvania.

Sohaila Shakib (2007)
Professor of Sociology
B.A., 1990, Tulane University; M.A., 1995, Ph.D., 1999, University of Southern California.

Kerry Shannon (2020)
Assistant Professor of History
B.A., 2006, Whitman College; M.A., 2011, M.A., 2013, Ph. D., 2019, Univeristy of California, Berkeley. 

Sharon Sharp (2007)
Associate Professor of Communications
B.A., 1992, University of California, Berkeley; M.A., 2000, Ph.D., 2006, University of California, Los Angeles.

David P. Sherman (2002)
Professor of English
B.A., 1983, McGill University, Canada ; M.A., 1988, Concordia University, Canada ; Ph.D., 1999, State University of New York, Stony Brook.

Myron Z. Sheu (2002)
Professor of Information Systems and Operations Management
B.S., 1982, Shanghai Industrial University; M.S., 1989, Brigham Young University; Ph.D., 1992, Old Dominion University; M.B.A., 2000, California State University, Long Beach.

Ashish Sinha (2005)
Professor of Earth Sciences and Geography
B.S., 1987, Lucknow University; M.S., 1989, University of Roorkee, India ; Ph.D., 1997, University of Southern California.

LaTanya Skiffer (2005)
Professor of Sociology
B.A., 1996, University of Colorado; M.A., 1999, Ph.D., 2006, University of Missouri.

Carl Sneed (2005)
Professor of Psychology; CSU Dominguez Hills Excellence in Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity Award, 2012
B.A., 1987, M.A., 1989, California State University, Fullerton; Ph.D., 1994, University of California, Riverside.

Davood Soleymani (1990)
Professor of Biology
D.V.M., 1962, Tehran University; M.S., 1967, Ph.D., 1970, Iowa State University.

Andrea Stang (2018)
Assistant Professor of Art and Design, Director of the University Art Gallery
B.A. 1990, Oberlin College; M.A., 1997, University of Southern California

Alexander Stanoyevitch (2005)
Professor of Mathematics
B.S., 1983, University of Maryland; M.S., 1986, Ph.D., 1990, University of Michigan.

Melissa St. James (2005)
Associate Professor of Management and Marketing
B.B.A., 1990, University of Cincinnati; M.B.A., 1994, Meredith College; Ph.D., 2004, George Washington University.

Noel Sturm (1996)
Professor of Chemistry; Lyle E. Gibson Dominguez Hills Distinguished Teacher, 2007
B.S., 1985, M.S., 1987, University of California, Davis; Ph.D., 1993, University of Toledo.

Marek Suchenek (1990)
Professor of Computer Science
M.S., 1973, D.Sc., 1979, Warsaw Technical University.

Jennifer Sumner (2014)|
Associate Professor of Criminal Justice Administration
B.A., 1999, Boston University; M.A., 2002, Rutgers University; PH.D., 2009, University of California, Irvine.

Rui Sun (2013)
Associate Professor of Public Administration
B.A., 1998, M.A., 2001, Peking University; MPA, 2004, Auburn University; Ph.D., 2009, University of Maryland.

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Laura Talamante (2007)
Professor of History, CSUDH Excellence in Service Award, 2018
B.A., 1995, University of California, Berkeley, M.A. 1998, Ph.D., 2003, University of California, Los Angeles.

John Tan (2012)
Assistant Professor of Accounting and Law
B.S., 1999, Hawaii Pacific University; MBA, 2001-University of Hawaii at Manoa; Ph.D., 2008, University of South Florida.

Bin Tang (2013)
Associate Professor of Computer Science
B.S., 1997, Peking University; M.S., 2002, Ph.D., 2007, Stony Brook University.

Charles Thomas (2009)
Associate Professor of Accounting and Finance
B.A., 1995, J.D., 1998, University of California, Berkeley; MBA, 2001, University of Southern California.

John Thomlinson (2005)
Professor of Biology
B.A. 1976, M.A.,1980, University of Cambridge; M.S. 1979, University of London; Ph.D., 1993, University of North Texas.

Ramon S. Torrecilha (2012)
Professor of Sociology
B.S., 1984, Portland State University; M.S., 1986, Portland State University; Ph.D., 1991, University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Kimberly Trimble (1991)
Professor of Teacher Education
B.A., 1974, DePauw University, Indiana; M.A.T., 1978, Brown University; Ed.D., 1987, University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

Devon Tsuno (2015)
Assistant Professor of Art and Design
B.F.A., 2003, California State University, Long Beach; M.F.A., 2005, Claremont Graduate University. 

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John Vanderhoef (2016)
Assistant Professor of Communications
B.A., 2008, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee; M.A., 2010, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee; Ph. D., 2016, University of California, Santa Barbara. 

Wendolyn Vermeer (2016)
Associate Librarian
B.A., 2005, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona; MLIS, 2007, San Jose State University.

Tara Victor (2007)
Professor of Psychology, CSU Dominguez Hills Excellence in Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity Award, 2014.
B.A., 1998, University of Kentucky; M.A., 2000, Ph.D., 2004, Michigan State University.

George Starr Vinovich (1982)
Professor of Theatre Arts
B.A., 1972, Loyola University; M.A., 1974, M.S., 1975, Ph.D., 1975, University of Southern California.

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Mark Davis Waldrep (1995)
Professor of Music
B.M., 1978, M.A., 1979, B.A., 1982, California State University, Northridge; M.F.A., 1984, California Institute of Arts; Ph.D., 1986 University of California, Los Angeles; M.S., 1992, California State University, Northridge.

Fang Wang (2014)
Assistant Professor of Biology
B.A., 1998, Ph.D., 2004, Fudan University.

Tieli Wang (2005)
Professor of Chemistry
B.S., 1984, M.S., 1987, Jilin University; M.S., 1995, Iowa State University; Ph.D., 1999, State University of New York.

Hal Weary (2018)
Assistant Professor of Music
B.A., 2002, California State University, San Jose; M.M., 2004, William Paterson University,; D.M.A., 2014, Five Towns College. 

Joseph Wen (2012)
Dean of the College of Business Administration and Public Policy and Professor of Information Systems and Operations Management
B.S., 1980, National University of Marine and Oceanic Technology; M.S., 1983, Chinese Cultural University; Ph.D., 1993, Virginia Commonwealth University.

William R. Whetstone (1990)
Professor of Nursing
B.S., 1970, Duquesne University; M.P.H., 1973, Ph.D., 1977, University of Pittsburgh; M.S., 1983, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

Connie White-Betz (1989)
Counseling Psychologist, Student Development
B.A., 1982, M.A., 1984, California State University, Dominguez Hills; Ph.D., 1988, University of Southern California.

Tessa Withorn (2018)
Senior Assistant Librarian
B.A., 2015, University of Louisville; MLIS, 2017, Indiana University Bloomington.

Denise Williams (1994)
Assistant Professor of Negotiation, Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding
B.A., 1986, University of California, Santa Barbara; M.A., 1992, Syracuse University; Ph.D., 1994, University of California, Santa Barbara.

Elizabeth Wilson (2009)
Assistant Professor of Political Science and Economics
B.S. 2001, University of Texas, Tyler; Ph.D. 2007, Texas A&M University.

Karen Wilson (2004)
Professor of Psychology; CSU Dominguez Hills Excellence in Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity Award, 2010
B.S., 1994, Queen's University; M.S., 1996, Ph.D., 2000, Howard University.

Wang Chan Wong (2003)
Professor of Information Systems
B.B.A., 1976, Chinese University; M.S., 1979, Ph.D., 1991, University of California, Irvine.

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Xinmei Xie (2008)
Assistant Professor of Accounting & Finance
B.S. 1998, M.S. 2001, University of Texas, Dallas.

Bing Xu
Assistant Professor of Management and Marketing
B.A., 1997, Human Normal University; M.B.A 2004, Ph.D., 2009, New Mexico State University.

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Burhan F. Yavas (1983)
Professor of Accounting and Finance; CSU Dominguez Hills Outstanding Professor Award, 1996
B.A., 1973, Ankara University; M.A., 1978, Ph.D., 1983, University of Southern California.

Bingsheng Yi (2005)
Professor of Accounting and Finance
B.S., 1993, M.S., 1996, Beijing Materials College; Ph.D., 2005, University of South Florida.

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Ellie Zenhari (2012)
Associate Professor of Art and DesignB.A., 1989, California State University, Los Angeles; M.F.A., 2012, Savannah College of Art and Design. 

Meng Zhao (2004)
Professor of Management and Marketing
B.A., 1991, Quingdao University; M.A., 1999, University of Nebraska, Lincoln.

Xia Zhao (2006)
Professor of Management and Marketing
B.S., 1997, Hebei University; M.S., 2000, Beijing University; Ph.D., 2006, University of Texas.

Ben Zhou (1999)
Associate Professor of Kinesiology and Recreation
B.A., 1979, Wuhan Institute of Physical Education; M.S., 1985, Beijing Institute of Physical Education; Ph.D., 1999, Brigham Young University, Hawaii.

Joanne Zitelli (2000)
Associate Dean of the College of Extended and International Education
B.A. 1973, CSU, Long Beach; M.A. 1974, Occidental College; Ph.D. 1981, University of California, Irvine.