Administration and Staff Directory

Mihyun Ahn

Acquisition and Student Assistant Coordinator; B.A., Chonbuk National University, South Korea.

Chintan Amin

Director of Environmental Health and Safety; B.S., M.S., California State University, Fullerton.

Archibald E. Asawa

Executive Vice President for Finance and Administration; Chief Financial Officer and Chief Investment Officer; B.A., Yale University.

Erik Avila

Technical Support Assistant.

Erica Baldaray

Assistant Director of Athletics; B.S., California State University, Fullerton.

Martin Beck

Executive Director of Strategic Marketing and Communications; B.A., University of California, Irvine; M.A., University of Missouri, Columbia.

Shawn Beyer

Head Coach, Men's Soccer; B.A., University of Evansville.

Jenica Blohm

Admission Counselor; B.A., University of California, Los Angeles.

Renee Bodie

General Manager, Soka Performing Arts Center; B.S., University of California, Davis.

Patrick Boivin

Head Coach, Cross Country/Track & Field; B.S., M.A., California State University, Chico.

Scott Bower

Admission Counselor; B.A., Soka University of America; M. Ed., DePaul University.

Scott Brandos

Director of Financial Aid; B.A., University of California, Santa Barbara.

Tomoko Cahill

International Development Assistant; B.A., Kanagawa University, Japan.

Jennifer Carrillo

Head Athletic Trainer; B.A., University of the Pacific; M.A., California State University, Fresno.

Cathy Cervantes

Associate Director, Creative Content; B. A., San Diego State University.

Maritess Chao

Project Director; B.S., University Santo Tomas, Manila, Philippines; M.B.A., Wayne State University.

Diana Chea

Human Resources Coordinator, Employee Relations; B.A., San Francisco State University; M.A., Teachers College, Columbia University.

Nicole Chen

Graphic Designer; B.A., University of California, Irvine.

Teri L. Chester

Assistant to the Faculty and Academic Affairs Field Trip Coordinator.

Jacqueline Chin

Human Resources Coordinator, Student Employment; B.A., Soka University of America; M.S., Chapman University.

Dana Collins

Development Coordinator; B.B.A., University of San Diego.

Scott Collins

Operations Manager, Facility Service Partners.

Rebecca Cortez

Assistant to the Faculty; B.S., Pacific Christian College.

Kathy A. Crilly

Director of Purchasing.

Adam Crossen

Head Coach, Swimming & Diving; B.S., University of Southern California.

Andrew Crowell

Assistant Coach, Swimming & Diving; B.A., California State University, Fullerton.

Jaime Dance

Assistant Director of Residential Life; B.S., California State Polytechnic University, Pomona; M.S., California State University, Fullerton.

Lisa Deiser

Director of Residential Life; B.A., University of California, Irvine; M.A., Sam Houston State University.

Yumiko Dittmar

Student Accounts Assistant and Cashier; B.A., Nanzun University, Japan.

Malgorzata Domagala

Interlibrary Loan and Course Reserves Coordinator; B.A., English Teacher Training College, Poland; M.A., Warsaw University, Poland.

Chelsea Dugger

Assistant Director of Admission; B.A., Soka University of America.

Brian Durick

Director of Student Services; B.A., George Fox University; M.S., Colorado State University.

Wendy Espejel

Head Coach, Women’s Soccer; B.S., Olivet Nazarene University.

Edward M. Feasel

President and Professor of Economics; B.A., Yale University; Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley.

Autumn Fox

Assistant Coach, Women’s Soccer; B.A., San Francisco State University; M.S., California State University, Long Beach.

Fran Fujii

Assistant to the Director of Study Abroad and International Internships.

Andy Garcia

Operations Manager, Facility Service Partners.

Jeffrey Gardea

Associate Director of Information Technology; B.A., California State University, Fullerton.

Nathan J. Gauer

Associate Director, Communications; B.A., Soka University of America; M.Ed., Harvard Graduate School of Education.

Jenessa Goldhamer

Financial Aid Counseling Coordinator; B.A., University of California, Irvine.

Erick Gonzalez

Help Desk Technician I.

Deborah Goss

Interim Writing Center Manager; Adjunct Instructor - Writing. B.A., Lewis and Clark College; M.A., Soka University of America; Ph.D., Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

Maya Gunaseharan

Manager for Diversity Initiatives and Community Building; B.S., Cornell University; M.A., Soka University of America.

Daniel Y. Habuki

President Emeritus and Professor of Economics; B.A., Soka University, Japan; M.A., University of Southern California; Ph.D., Washington State University.

Bryan Hanmer

Manager of Special Facilities.

Thomas Harkenrider

Chief of Operations; B.S., California State University, Long Beach; PE.

John M. Heffron

Director of the MA Program in Educational Leadership and Societal Change and Professor of Educational History and Culture; B.A., Princeton University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Rochester.

Michelle Hobby-Mears

Associate Dean of Students and Director of Student Activities; B.A., Fisk University; M.B.A., University of Redlands.

Don Hodgson

Director of Security, Fisotec Security, Inc.

Charles Hong

IT Specialist; B.A., University of California, Santa Cruz.

Jaimie Hsu

International Student Services Coordinator; B.A., University of California, Irvine.

Juvenal Jabel

Senior Network Administrator; B.A., DeVry University.

Margaret Kasahara

Associate Director of International Student Services; B.A., New York University; M.A., Soka University, Japan.

Mary Patrick Kavanaugh

Director of Special Projects; B.A., San Francisco State University; M.F.A, University of San Francisco.

Sophia Kawada

Manager of Service Desk and Systems Administrator; B.A., Soka University of America; M.B.A., University of Redlands.

Elizabeth Kawai

Assistant to the President and Vice President for Finance and Administration; B.A., Soka University of America; M.S., Columbia University. 

Linda Kennedy

Executive Director of Philanthropy; B.A., Fairfield University.

Jaden Kim

Human Resources Assistant; B.A., Soka University of America.

Mitsu Eric Kimura

University Archivist; B.A., Soka University, Japan; M.B.A., City University; Ed.D., Nova Southeastern University; M.L.I.S., San Jose State University.

Jimmy King

Associate Director of Admission; B.S., California State University, Northridge.

Katherine M. King

Executive Vice President of University Community; Chief Human Resources Officer; Title IX and Section 504 Coordinator for Faculty, Staff and Others; B.S., University of Redlands.

Manami Koizumi

Administrative Coordinator to the Graduate School and the Office of Institutional Research and Assessment; B.A., University of California, Irvine.

Hana Kurihara

Production Services Manager; B.A., Soka University of America.

April Le

Payroll Analyst; B.A., Soka University of America.

Sharon Legese Gemechu

Residence Hall Coordinator and Residential Life Conduct Officer; B.A., Indiana University.

Yuan Liang

Systems Librarian; B.A., Fudan University, China; M.T.S.,Vanderbilt University; M.L.I.S., San Jose State University.

Clare Lorenzo

Manager, Academic Affairs & Executive Assistant to the Vice President for Academic Affairs.

Xiao Ying Lu

Manager of Community Relations; B.A., Hebei Teachers University, Shijiazhuang, China; M.A., University of Wisconsin, Platteville.

Ying Lucy Lu

Laboratory Manager; B.S., East China University of Science and Technology, China; Ph.D., University of Southern California.

Matthew Luna

Director of Admission Operations; B.S., University of La Verne.

Phuong Luong-Lewis

Assistant to the Registrar; B.S., California State University, Northridge.

Elizabeth Lyum

English Language Programs Coordinator; B.A., University of California, Los Angeles; M.A., Soka University of America.

Lanilee Maliwat

Assistant to the Office of the Graduate School.

Maribel Marquez

Mail Clerk I.

Michelle Martin

Manager, Advertising, Media Research and Planning; B.A., University of Colorado Boulder.

Barbara McGrath

Senior Academic Systems Administrator; B.S., University of Phoenix.

Shuna McMichael

Director of Grants and Sponsored Research; B.A., M.P.A., Ashford University; Ed.D., University of Southern California.

Wilnie Merilien

Residence Hall Coordinator; B.S., M.P.H., University of South Florida.

Hiroyuki Connor Miki

Internal Events Manager; B.A., Soka University of America.

John Min

Executive Director of Information Technology; B.S., University of California, Los Angeles; M.B.A., University of Southern California; PE.

Nobuko Miyama

Residence Hall Coordinator; B.A., Soka University of America.

Nancy Mockett

Head Coach, Women’s Golf.

Jake Monahan

Administrative Assistant, Student Affairs; B.A., University of California, Riverside.

Kevin Moncrief

Vice President for Mission Integration; B.B.A, Washburn University of Topeka; M.A., Webster University; Ph.D., Claremont Graduate University.

Faelynn Monroe

Associate Director of Events and Conferences; B.S., Southern Illinois University; M.B.A., University of Phoenix.

Hyon Jung Moon

Dean of Students/Title IX and Section 504 Deputy Coordinator for Students; B.S.E, M.S.E, Arizona State University, Tempe; M.I.M.O.T., Thunderbird; M.A., Soka University, Japan; Ed.D., University of California, Los Angeles.

Mike Moore

Director of Athletics and Recreation; B.A., California State University, Long Beach.

Samuel Morales

Associate Director, Production and Digital Media.

John Morgan

Box Office Manager.

Emy Mukumoto

Accounts Payable Manager; B.A., California State University, Long Beach.

Melody Murakami

Special Projects Coordinator & Assistant to the Dean of Students; B.A., Soka University of America.

Nicole Murzen

Assistant Athletic Trainer; B.S., M.S., Adrian College.

Ruby Nagashima

Director of Student Leadership and Service Engagement; B.A., Soka University of America; M.S., University of Pennsylvania; Ed.D., University of California, Los Angeles.

David Nakabayashi

Controller and Assistant Treasurer; B.S., University of Illinois; CPA.

April Nelson Afoa

Mental Health Counselor; B.A., University of California, Irvine; M.S., San Diego State University; LMFT.

Francis Nguyen

Help Desk Technician I; B.A., California State University, Fullerton.

Phillip Nguyen

Investment Accountant; B.S., California State University, Los Angeles.

Joe Nicholls

Marketing Assistant, Soka Performing Arts Center; B.A., Soka University of America.

Mayumi Nono

IT Administrative Operations Manager; B.A., Teikyo University, Japan.

Lorraine Oda

Bookstore Manager.

Alex H. Okuda

Director of Study Abroad and International Internships Office; B.S., M.A., Soka University, Japan.

Bryan Ortiz

Assistant Coach, Men’s Soccer.

Jann Pajong

Senior Accountant; B.A., Thammasat University, Thailand.

Rakesh Patel

Systems Administrator I; B.S., DeVry University.

James Pavlovsky

Admission Data Processor; B.A., California State University, Long Beach.

Bryan E. Penprase

Vice President for Sponsored Research and External Academic Relations and Professor of Science; B.S.; M.S.; Stanford University; Ph.D., University of Chicago.

Avelino Pitts

Assistant Director of Admission Operations; B.A., University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

Darlene Prescott

Bus Driver.

Alisa Proctor

Manager of Internships; B.S., Pacific Union College; M.S., California State University, Sacramento.

Kaveh Razaghi

Evening Athletic Equipment & Operations Coordinator; B.A., M.A., California State University, Dominguez Hills.

Raul Razo

Mail Clerk II.

Eric Reker

Investment Manager; B.A., Soka University of America; M.P.A., Cornell University.

Samuel Robles Jr.

Accounts Payable Clerk.

Carin Rodgers-Bronstein

Assistant to the Faculty and Academic Events Coordinator; B.S., M.S., Fordham University.

Ana Rodriguez

Laboratory Director; B.S., University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras; M.B.A., Crummer Graduate School of Business, Rollins College.

Michael Rogers

General Manager, Bon Appetit.

Hiro Sakai

Executive Assistant to the President and Board Secretary; B.A., Soka University, Japan.

Marisa Samaniego

Mail Services Manager.

David San Felipe

Residence Hall Coordinator; B.S.W., California State University, Sacramento; M.A., University of San Francisco.

Ryan Sanders

Assistant Coach, Cross Country/Track and Field; B.A., California State University, Long Beach.

Leo Sasaki

Community Relations Coordinator and Receptionist.

Toshiko Sato

Executive Director of International Development; B.A., Soka University, Japan; M.P.A., Monterey Institute of International Studies.

Coleen Scherf-Ghara

Manager of Domestic Development; B.A., Loyola Marymount University.

Janna Skye

Assistant to the Office of Academic Affairs; B.A., University of Southern California.

Susan Smith

Assistant to the Faculty; B.A., M.A., California State University, Fullerton.

Sherry Souktia

Library Assistant; B.A., Soka University of America.

Jaime Spataro

Marketing and Communications Manager, Soka Performing Arts Center; B.M., University of Colorado, Boulder; M.A., Conservatorio di Musica Lucio Campiani di Mantova, Italy.

Sarah Spornick

Assistant to the Office of Enrollment Services; B.A., Concordia University Irvine.

Bobbie Stemple

Human Resources Manager, Benefits and Payroll.

Tomoko Takahashi

Vice President for Institutional Research and Assessment; Dean of the Graduate School and Professor of Linguistics and Education; B.A., L.H.D., Albertus Magnus College; M.A., M.Ed., Ed.D., Columbia University; Ph.D., Monash University, Australia.

Megumi Tanaka

Assistant Director of Alumni Relations; B.A., Soka University of America.

Alexis Tice

Web Content Strategist; B.A., University of Toledo.

Jennifer Tirrell

Instruction and Assessment Librarian; B.A., University of Massachusetts, Amherst; M.L.I.S., University of California, Los Angeles.

Hiroko Tomono Furniss

Director of the Library; B.A., California State University, Fresno; M.A., Soka University of America; M.L.I.S., San Jose State University.

Yuya Uchida

Manager of Overseas Development; B.A., Soka University of America; M.A., Teachers College, Columbia University.

Helen Uddin

Bus Driver.

Diana Ueda-Matsuoka

Manager of New Student Orientation and Shuttle Services; B.A., Soka University of America; M.A., SIT Graduate Institute.

Eiko Vogtman

Manager of Student Accounts; B.A., California State University, Fullerton.

John Walker

English Language Programs Director; B.A., Notre Dame de Namur University; M.A., University of California, Los Angeles.

Charlie Wang

University Photographer and Videographer; B.A., University of California, Los Angeles.

Joy Wang

Manager of Technical Services; B.A., Beijing Second Foreign Languages Institute, Beijing, China; M.L.I.S., Dalhousie University, Canada.

Michael Weiner

Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs; B.A., Sophia University Tokyo; Ph.D., University of Sheffield.

David Welch

Vice President and University Counsel; B.A., San Diego State University; J.D., Thomas Jefferson School of Law.

John Werfelmann

Financial Aid Data Analyst; B.A., State University of New York at Oswego.

Geoffrey Westropp

Associate Director of Academic Computing; B.A., Bryant College; M.B.A., Babson College; Ph.D., Chapman University.

Kelly Wilson

Reference and Instruction Librarian; B.A., University of South Alabama; M.L.I.S., University of Southern Mississippi; M.S., Grand Canyon University.

Andrew Woolsey

Dean of Enrollment Services; B.A., M.Ed., Ed.D., University of La Verne.

Jonathan Wray

Director of Career Development & Internships; B.A., Kent State University; M.A. Columbia College Chicago.

Tsuneo Yabusaki

Director of Administration; B.A., Soka University, Japan; M.A., Teachers College, Columbia University.

Kayo Yoshikawa

Programs Coordinator and Editorial Assistant; B.A., University of California, Santa Barbara; M.A., California State University, Long Beach.

Nancy Yoshimura

Registrar; B.A., McMaster University, Canada.