Faculty Directory

Zahra Afrasiabi

Professor of Chemistry; B.S., K.N.

Toosi University; M.S., Pune University; Ph.D., University of Missouri.

Robert E. Allinson

Professor of Philosophy; B.A., Southern Illinois University, Carbondale; M.A., Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin.

Shane Joshua Barter

Professor of Comparative Politics; Director of International Studies; B.A., University of Victoria; M.A., Ph.D., University of British Columbia.

Peter F. Burns

Professor of Political Science; B.A., M.A., University of Connecticut; M.A., Ph.D., University of Maryland, College Park.

George Busenberg

Associate Professor of Environmental Management and Policy; B.A., Rice University; Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Ryan A. Caldwell

Associate Professor of Sociology; Director of Social & Behavioral Sciences; B.A., Austin College; M.A., Texas Tech University; Ph.D., Texas A&M University.

Monika P. Calef

Associate Professor of Physical Geography; B.A., Augustana College; M.S., Ohio University, Ph.D., University of Virginia.

Pablo Camus-Oyarzun

Assistant Professor of Spanish Language and Culture; B.A., University of the Balearic Islands, Spain; M.S., Ph.D., Georgetown University.

Esther S. Chang

Professor of Psychology;; B.A., Oberlin College; M.A., Teachers College, Columbia University; Ph.D., University of California, Irvine.

Hong-yi Chen

Professor Emerita of Economics; M.A., Fudan University, China; M.S., Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley.

Darin W. Ciccotelli

Associate Professor of Rhetoric and Composition; B.A., University of Central Florida; M.F.A., University of Texas; Ph.D., University of Houston.

Lisa T. Crummett

Associate Professor of Biology; B.S., California State University, Fullerton; M.S., California State University, Fullerton; Ph.D., University of Florida.

Danielle R. Denardo

Assistant Professor of Sociology; B.A., University of California, Davis; M.A., Ph.D., University of Colorado Boulder.

Sarah England

Associate Professor of Anthropology; B.A., University of Texas, Austin; M.A., Ph.D., University of California, Davis.

Edward M. Feasel

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

Arie A. Galles

Professor Emeritus of Painting/Drawing; Artist in Residence; B.F.A., Tyler School of Fine Arts of Temple University; M.F.A., University of Wisconsin.

Oleg Gelikman

Associate Professor of Comparative Literature; Director of Humanities; B.A., University of Toledo; M.A., City University of New York; Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University.

Michael D. Golden

Professor of Music Composition and Theory; B.M., M.M., University of Oregon; D.M.A., University of Washington.

M. Robert Hamersley

Assistant Dean of Faculty; Professor of Environmental Biogeochemistry; Science Laboratory Director; B.Sc., University of Victoria; M.E.Des., University of Calgary; Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology/Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.

John M. Heffron

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

M. Nidanie Henderson-Stull

Assistant Professor of Biochemistry; B.S., Spelman College; Ph.D., The Rockefeller University.

Nancy Hodes

Professor Emerita of Chinese Language and Culture; A.B., M.A., Ph.D., Harvard University.

Dongyoun Hwang

Professor of Asian Studies; B.A., M.A., Yonsei University, South Korea; Ph.D., Duke University.

Osamu Ishiyama

Associate Professor of Japanese Language and Culture; B.A., Dokkyo University; M.A., Syracuse University; Ph.D. University at Bufalo – SUNY.

John Pavel Kehlen

Professor of Asian Literature; Director of the Pacific Basin Research Center; B.A., Northwestern University; M.A., University of Chicago.

Gesa Kirsch

Professor of Rhetoric and Composition and Director of the Writing Center; B.A. United States International University (now Alliant International University) San Diego; Ph.D., University of California, San Diego.

Robert Levenson

Assistant Professor of Biochemistry; B.S. / B.A. University of California, San Diego; Ph.D. University of California, Santa Barbara (Chemistry) Certificate in College and University Teaching (CCUT).

Junyi Liu

Associate Professor of Economics; B.A., M.A., Peking University; M.A., The Chinese University of Hong Kong; Ph.D., Indiana University Bloomington.

Xiaoxing Liu

Professor of Chinese Language and Culture; B.A., University of Beijing; M.A., Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Edward Lowe

Professor of Anthropology; B.A., B.S., Texas A&M University; Ph.D., University of California, Irvine.

Lisa A. Hall MacLeod

Associate Professor of International Studies; B.A., University of Southern California, M.A.; University of Denver; M.S., C. London School of Economics; Ph.D., University of Denver.

Hiroshi Matsumoto

Associate Professor of Japanese Language and Culture; B.A., Kyoto University; M.Ed., Ph.D., University of Washington.

Anthony I. Mazeroll

Professor of Biology; A.S., Imperial Valley College; B.A., University of California, Santa Barbara; M.S., Northwestern State University, Natchitoches, Louisiana; Ph.D., Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff.

Diya Mazumder

Associate Professor of Economics; B.S., Presidency College; M.S., University of Calcutta; M.S., Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin.

Jim Merod

Professor of American Literature; B.A., Princeton University; Ph.D., Stanford University.

Jonathan Lee Merzel

Professor of Mathematics; B.S., University of Maryland; M.A., Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley.

Karen Moran Jackson

Assistant Professor of Educational Psychology and Assessment; B.S., Biology, University of Nevada, Reno; Teaching Credential, University of California, Davis; M.A., Ph.D. The University of Texas at Austin.

Marie Nydam

Assistant Professor of Biology; B.S., University of California, Davis; Ph.D., Cornell University.

Ian Olivo Read

Professor of Latin American Studies; B.A., DePaul University; M.A., University of Chicago; Ph.D., Stanford University.

Anne A. Pearce

Associate Professor of Studio Art; Director of Creative Arts Program; B.F.A., University of Kansas; M.F.A., James Madison University.

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.

Katherine Perry

Assistant Professor of Mathematics; B.A., Scripps College; M.A., Ph.D., Auburn University.

Deike Peters

Associate Professor of Environmental Planning and Practice; Director of Environmental Studies; Diploma, Sorbonne, Université Paris IV; Undergraduate Studies (‘Vordiplom’) Technical University Dortmund; Graduate Studies, Technical University Hamburg, Harburg; M.S., M.A., Columbia University; Ph.D., Rutgers University.

Veronica Quezada

Associate Professor of Spanish Language and Culture; B.A, M.A., Ph.D., University of California, Irvine.

Aneil Rallin

Associate Professor of Rhetoric and Composition; Director of the Writing Program; B.A., St. Xavier’s College; M.A. The University of Bombay; Ph.D., Ohio State University.

Nalini N. Rao

Associate Professor of World Art; M.A., University of Marathawanda, Aurangabad, India; Ph.D., University of Mysore, Mysore, India; Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles.

Sandrine Siméon

Assistant Professor of French Language and Culture; Director of the Language and Culture Program; M.A., Université Sorbonne Nouvelle Paris 3, Paris; M.A., Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University.

James Spady

Associate Professor of American History; B.A., University of Massachusetts at Amherst; M.A., Ph.D., The College of William and Mary.

Tomoko T. Takahashi

Vice President for Institutional Research and Assessment, Dean of the Graduate School, 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.

Seiji Takaku

Professor of Psychology; B.A., University of California, Los Angeles; M.A., California State University, Long Beach; Ph.D., Claremont Graduate University.

Gail E. Thomas

Professor Emerita of Sociology; B.S., A&T State University, Greensboro; M.A., Ph.D., University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

Anna Varvak

Associate Professor of Mathematics; B.S., University of Massachusetts, Boston; M.A., Ph.D., Brandeis University.

Phat Vu

Associate Professor of Physics; Director of Science and Math Program; B.A., Williams College; M.S., Ph.D., Cornell University.

John F. Walker

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

Susan Walsh

Associate Professor of Molecular/Cell Biology; Director of Life Sciences; B.S., Cedar Crest College, PA; Ph.D., Duke University Medical Center.

Michael Weiner

Vice President for Academic Affairs and Interim Dean of Faculty; Professor of East Asian History and International Studies; B.A., Sophia University, Tokyo; Ph.D., University of Sheffield.

Kristi M. Wilson

Associate Professor of Rhetoric and Composition; B.A., University of California, Santa Cruz; M.A., San Francisco State University; Ph.D., University of California, San Diego.