Faculty

Bryant Adibe, Assistant Professor, Physical Therapy

B.S., M.D., University of Florida

Kelli-Ann Agner, Assistant Professor and Fieldwork Coordinator, Education

B.A., California State University, Northridge, CA; M.S., Mount Saint Mary’s University, Los Angeles, CA

Mark S.  Alhanati,  Assistant  Professor and Chair, Business Administration

B.S., California State University, Northridge; M.B.A., Loyola Marymount University

 

Orlando Alvarez, Instructor, Psychology

B.S., University of Central Florida; M.S., Mount Saint Mary’s University

Sister Patricia Arnold, CSJ Associate Professor Emerita of Psychology

B.A., Mount Saint Mary’s University; M.A., Ph.D., Loyola University, Chicago

Afsane   Arvand, Associate Professor, Biology Department

B.S., San Francisco State University; Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles

Patricia Ash, Associate Professor, History & Political Science

B.A. and M.A., Rice University; J.D., University of Miami School of Law; Ph.D., Claremont Graduate U

Nancy Ballesteros, Assistant Professor, Language and Culture

B.A., Montclaire State University; M.A., A.B.D., University of California, Los Angeles

Jody  Baral, Professor and Chair, Art

B.A., California State University, Northridge; M.F.A., Cranbrook Academy of Art

Daphne Nicholson Bennett, Professor Emerita of English and Speech

M.A. University of London; M.A., Ph.D., University of London; M.A. Ph.D., University of Southern California

Angela  Benveniste , Lecturer, Sociology

B.A., Mount Saint Mary’s University; M.S.W., University of Southern California

Robin Bishop, Assistant Professor, Psychology
B.A., California State University, Northridge; M.E., University of California, Los Angeles; M.A., California Graduate Institute, Westwood

MaryAnn  Bonino , Professor Emerita  of  Music

B.A., Mount Saint Mary’s University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Southern California

Helen  Boutrous , Associate Professor  and Chair, History  and Political Science

B.A., University of California, Los Angeles; J.D., University of San Diego; Ph.D., Georgetown University

Sister Annette Bower, CSJ Professor Emerita of Biological Sciences

B.S., Mount Saint Mary’s University; M.S., Creighton University; Ph.D., University of Arizona, Tucson

Matthew  Brosamer , Associate Professor of English

B.A., Georgetown University; M.A., C.Phil., Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles

Beverley Brownell, Assistant Professor/Assistant Director, Nursing-A.D.N.

B.S., University College of North Wales; M.S., University of Cape Town; Ph.D., University of San Diego

Katherine T.  Brueck , Professor and Chair, English

B.A., John Carroll University; M.A., Purdue University; Ph.D., University of Illinois

Madeleine  Bruning , Associate Professor, Associate Degree in Nursing Program

B.S.N., Mount Saint Mary’s University; M.Ed., California State University, Northridge; M.S.N., University of California, Los Angeles; Ed.D., University of Southern California

Scott Bryson, Professor of English

B.A., M.A., Baylor University; Ph.D., University of Kentucky

Aloha Buenaventura, Assistant Professor, Psychology

B.S., California State University, Northridge;  M.A., Alliant International University;  Psy.D., Alliant International University

Charles Bunce, Assistant Professor and Chair, Film, Media, & Communication

B.A., Brigham Young University; M.A., University of Chicago

Tori  Canillas-Dufau , Associate Professor, Master of Science in Nursing Program

B.A., M.A., CSU, Los Angeles; M.S., M.Ed., M.S.N., Mount Saint Mary’s University, Los Angeles; Ed.D. Pepperdine University

Julius Carlson, Assistant Professor, Music

B.M., Oberlin Conservatory of Music; M.A., Universidad de Chile; Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles

 David Burkitt, Assistant Professor, Business Administration

B.S., B.A., Mount Saint Mary’s University; M.B.A., Regis University; Ph.D., Regent University

Anita Candela, Assistant Professor of Bachelor of Science in Nursing

B.S.N., Northern Illinois University; M.S.N., University of Oklahoma

Julia Chang, Professor, Physical Therapy

B.S., University of California, Irvine; M.S., Ph.D., University of Rochester

Xiaomei  Cheng, Associate Professor,  Biology  

B.S., Henan Agricultural University;  M.S., Chinese Academy of Agricultural Science;  Ph.D. University of California, Davis

Joan M. Cho, Professor Emerita of Nursing

B.S.N., M.S.N., Indiana University

Jennifer  Chotiner , Associate Professor and Chair, Biology

B.S., University of California, San Diego; Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles

Deniz   Cizmeciyan, Professor, Physical Science and Math

B.S., Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey; Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University

Jane Crawford, Lecturer, History

A.A., College of Southern Idaho;  B.A., Ph.D., Brigham Young University

Lisa Crowder, Instructor, Associate Degree in Nursing Program

B.S.N., Mount Saint Mary’s University;  M.S.N., California State University, Dominguez Hills

Deborah Curtis, Assistant Professor, Nursing-RN to BSN/A.D.N

B.S., California State University, Long Beach; M.S., University of California, Los Angeles

Sister Imelda  D'Agostino , CSJ Professor Emerita of Education

B.A., Mount Saint Mary’s University; M.A., California State University, Northridge; Ph.D., University of Southern California

Carol De Lilly, Associate Professor and Director of A D N and RN to BSN Programs

A.A., West Los Angeles Community College; B.S.N., M.S.N., California State University, Los Angeles; Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles

Sylvine   Deprele, Associate Professor, Physical Sciences

M.A., Claude Bernard University;  Ph.D., Texas Christian University

Mary Patricia Disterhoft, Professor of Education, AA Dean

B.S., University of Iowa, Iowa City; M.A., Pacific Oaks College; Ph.D., Claremont Graduate University

Matt Doran, Professor Emerita of Music

B.A., B.M., M.Mus., D.M.A., University of Southern California

Michele Dumont, Professor Emerita of Philosophy

B.A., Mount Saint Mary’s University; MA, California State University, Long Beach; Ph.D., Boston University

Jennifer Dunatov, Assistant Professor of Religious Studies

B.A., M.A., Theology, Loyola Marymount University; Doctorate, Duquesne University

Darla Dunlop, Assistant Professor, Psychology

B.S.N., Northeastern University; M.S.N., Boston University

Scott Edwards, Assistant Professor, Nursing

M.S.N., University of Phoenix

Marie Egan, IHM, Professor Emerita of Religious Studies

B.A., M.A., Immaculate Heart College; S.T.B., S.T.L., S.T.D., Catholic University of America

Terri  Eichman , Assistant Professor of Nursing

B.S.N., California State University Consortium; M.S.N., University of California, Los Angeles

Karima Esmail, Assistant Professor, Nursing-RN to BSN/A.D.N

B.S.N., M.S.N-ANP, California State University, Los Angeles

Sister  Teresita  Espinosa, CSJ Professor Emerita of Music

B.M., Mount Saint Mary’s University; M.M., D.M.A., University of Southern California

 

Therese Fassnacht, Associate Professor and Chair, Music
B.A., Mundelein College of Loyola University; M.M., Westminster Choir College of Rider University; D.M.A., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Julie Feldman-Abe, Associate Professor and Director of Elementary Teacher Preparation Program

B.A., Brown University; Ph.D., International/Global Education, New York University

 

Jackie Filla, Associate Professor, History/Political Science

B.A., California State University, Fullerton; M.A., Ph.D., University of California, Riverside

Michele Fine, Associate Professor, Modern Languages

B.A., M.A., Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles

Leah Fitzgerald, Associate Professor, Fletcher Jones Endowed Chair, Nursing

B.S., M.S., Boston College; Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles

Michelle French, Associate Professor, Business Administration Department

B.S., M.B.A., Ed. D. Pepperdine University

Sara Frykenberg, Lecturer, Religious Studies

B.A., University of California, Santa Barbara; M.A., Ph.D., Claremont Graduate University

Charlene  Gagliardi , Assistant Professor, Nursing

B.S.N., University of Texas; M.S.N., Catholic University

Michael  Giang, Associate Professor and Chair, Psychology

B.A., University of California, Los Angeles; M.A., California State University, Northridge

Reverend Guillermo Garcia, Associate Professor and Graduate Program Director, Religious Studies

M.A., Katholieke Universiteit te Leuven;  Ph.D. Katholieke Universiteit te Leuven

Laurie Wright Garry, Associate Professor, Religious Studies

B.S., University of South Dakota ; M.S., University of Notre Dame ; Ph.D., Marquette University

Pamela Gist, Professor of Psychology

B.G.S., Gonzaga University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Michigan

Robin Gordon, Professor and Director of Secondary Teacher Preparation Program

B.A., California State Polytechnic University, Pomona; M.A., California State University at Los Angeles; Ph.D., Education, Claremont Graduate University

Keith  Gosselin , Assistant Professor, Business Administration

B.B., Loyola Marymount University; M.B.A., College of William and Mary, Virginia

Paul Green, Professor, Philosophy

B.S., Biola University; M.A., Ph.D., University of California, Irvine

Shaghayegh Habibi, Assistant Professor, Psychology
B.S., Woodbury University; M.A., Pepperdine University; Ph.D., Alliant International University

Katherine Hagerott, Assistant Professor, Nursing-ABSN

M.S.N., Mount Saint Mary’s University

Pamela D. Haldeman, Professor of Sociology; Director, Film & Social Justice

B.A., Mount Saint Mary’s University; M.A., M.M.F.T., Ph.D., University of Southern California

Dara Halperin, Lecturer, English

B.A., Mount Saint Mary’s University; M.A., Loyola Marymount University

Terri Hannah, Assistant Professor, Nursing-A.D.N.

B.A., Argosy University; M.S.N.-Ed, University of Phoenix

Doris  Schiffilea  Harris, Assistant Professor Emerita of Education

B.A., Mount Saint Mary’s University; M.S., University of Southern California

Sandra Harte, Professor of Sociology, Social Work & Gerontology

B.A., Mount Saint Mary’s University; M.A., M.M.F.T., Ph.D. University of Southern California

Joshua  Helston , Assistant Professor, Mathematics Department

B.A., Gustavus Adolphus College;  M.A., University of California, Los Angeles

Fehrn   Hesse, Assistant Professor, Associate Degree in Nursing Program

A.A., Pasadena City College; B.S., La Verne University; M.S.N., Azusa Pacific University

Dawn-Marie Ickes, Assistant Professor, DPT

B.S., Loyola Marymount University; M.P.T., Mount Saint Mary’s University

Marcy  Higareda , Lecturer, Sociology

M.S.W., University of Southern California

Stephen Inrig, Associate Professor and Director, Interdisciplinary Healthcare Studies, History/Political Science

B.A., University of North Texas; M.A., Trinity International University; Ph.D., Duke University

Julie Jackson, Assistant Professor, Psychology

B.A., University of Michigan; M.A., Psy.D, Adler School of Professional Psychology

Erin Jacobs, Assistant Professor, Biology
B.S., University of California, Riverside; Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles

Carol Johnston, Associate Professor, Education Department

Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara

Adriane Jones, Assistant Professor, Biology

B.A., University of California at Santa Cruz; Ph.D., University of Southern California

Patrick Kahn, Lecturer, Sociology

B.A., M.A., California State University, Northridge

Sister Darlene  Kawulok , CSJ Associate Professor and Chair, Religious Studies

B.S., Northern Arizona University; M.A., St. Michael College; D.Min., Barry University, Miami

Kathy Kelly, Assistant Professor, Assistant Director, Nursing

A.A., Mount Saint Mary’s University; B.S.and M.A., California State University, Northridge

Poonam Khare, Assistant Professor, Nursing

B.S.N. (Hons), All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India; M.S.N., Florida State University

Millie Kidd, Professor of English and Director of M.A. Humanities Program

B.A., M.A., Ph.D., University of Illinois

Catherine Kwan, Professor Emerita of Biology

B.S., National Taiwan University; M.A., State University of South Dakota; Ph.D., University of Maryland

Alan Lee, Associate Professor, Doctorate of Physical Therapy Program

M.A., San Diego State; MSPT, Duke University; DPT, Creighton University

Paul Lee, Assistant Professor, Physical Sciences

B.A., Dartmouth College, Ph.D., California Institute of Technology, Pasadena

David  Leese , Professor of English and Business Administration

B.A., Amherst; J.D., Northwestern U; M.A., Ph.D., Brandeis University; M.B.A., CSU- Northridge

Marie Anne Legaspi, Instructor, Associate Degree in Nursing Program

A.A.N., B.S.N., Mount Saint Mary’s University; M.S.N., Azusa Pacific University

Debbie Lowe, Professor and Chair, Physical Therapy

B.S., Pepperdine U; M.A., University of Texas; M.S., Duke U; Ph.D., U of Wisconsin

Verle   Lubberden , Assistant Professor Emerita of Education

B.S., M.S., University of Southern California

Eileen McArow, Professor Emerita of Nursing

B.A., Mount Saint Mary’s University; M.N., University of California, Los Angeles

Mary Ann McCarthy, Assistant Professor, Director, Bachelor of Science in Nursing

B.S.N., Mount St. Joseph College; M.S.N., Ed.D., California State University, Fresno

Wendy McCredie, Professor, English

B.A., Yale University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin

Perry McDonnell, Instructor, Physical Science/Mathematics
B.A., B.S., New Mexico State University; M.A., University of California at Berkeley

Sister Mary McKay, CSJ Associate Professor of Religious Studies

B.A., Mount Saint Mary’s University; M.A., Duquesne University; Ph.D., University of Notre Dame

Michele  Melendres, Assistant Professor, Sociology, Social Work & Gerontology

B.A., Mount Saint Mary’s University; M.S.W., Columbia University

Patricia  Melnick , Assistant Professor, Nursing

B.S., University of Illinois; M.S.N., California State University, Los Angeles

Sharon Moore, Assistant Professor, Nursing

B.S.N., Ursuline College;  M.S.N., University of Phoenix

Laila Moosa, Assistant Professor, Nursing-BSN

B.S.N., University of Phoenix; M.S.N., Walden University

Kimberly Nao, Assistant Professor/ Fritz Burns Endowed Chair, Education

B.A., University of California, Berkeley; Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles

Marie Alexis Navarro, IHM Professor Emerita of Religious Studies

B.A., Immaculate Heart College; M.A., Fordham University; Ph.D., St. Michael's College, University of Toronto

 

Craig Newsam, Assistant Professor, Physical Therapy

B.A., Hofstra University; M.P.T., D.P.T., University of Southern California

Marsha Nickerson, Assistant Professor, Nursing

B.S.N., Mount Saint Mary’s University; M.N., UCLA

Luiza   Nogaj , Associate Professor, Biology

B.S., St. Mary's College;  M.S., Oakland University;  Ph.D. Brown University

Joanna Novak, Assistant Professor, MFA in Creative Writing/English

B.A., Knox College; M.F.A., Washington University; M.F.A., University of Massachusetts Amherst

Gloria Nwagwu, Assistant Professor, A D N and RN to BSN Programs

A.S.N., University College Hospital, Ibadan Nigeria; B.S.N., M.S.N., California State University, Dominguez Hills; Ph.D., University of San Diego

Ronald J.  Oard , Professor Emeritus of History and Political Sciences

B.A., Regis College; M.A., Creighton University; M.P.A., University of California, Los Angeles; Ph.D., St. Louis University

Reverend George O'Brien, Associate Professor of English

B.A., St. John's College; M.A., Loyola Marymount University; Ed.D., University of Southern California

Sister Ann Patricia O’Connor, CSJ Supervised Teaching Education

B.A. Mount Saint Mary’s University; M.A., University of California at San Jose

Robin Owens, Instructor, Religious Studies

B.S., Teikyo Post University; M.A., Lancaster Theological Seminary; Master of Divinity and Master of Sacred Theology, Union Theological Seminary

Johnny Payne, Professor and Director, MFA in Creative Writing

B.A., Indiana University; M.F.A., University of Alabama; Ph.D., Stanford University

Stacey Peterson, Associate Professor, Biology Department

B.S. Pepperdine University, Ph.D. University of California, Santa Barbara

Nancy Pine, Professor Emerita of Education

B.A., Earlham College; M.A., Education, Stanford University; Ph.D.,Education, Claremont Graduate University

Abigail Rea, Assistant Professor, Nursing-BSN

B.S.N., Northern Illinois University; M.S.N., Beth-El College of Nursing

Lester Reams, Assistant Professor, Business Administration

B.A., California State University, Dominguez Hills; M.P.H., University of California, Los Angeles; D.P.A., University of La Verne; J.D., Western State University

Montserrat  Reguant , Professor and Chair, Modern Languages

B.A. and M.A. University of Barcelona; M.A. and Ph.D., Yale University

Anne  Rigone, Instructor, Business Administration

B.S., Pepperdine University, Los Angeles; M.B.T., University of Southern California

Lia Roberts, Associate Professor in History/Political Science

B.A., University of North Carolina at Charlotte; M.A., University of Tennessee; Ph. D., UC-Santa Barbara

Janet Robinson, Assistant Professor, Business Administration

B.S., University of Redlands; M.B.A., Loyola Marymount University, Ed.D., Pepperdine University

Amanda Romero, Associate Professor and Chair, Sociology, Social Work & Gerontology

B.A, Mount Saint Mary’s University; M.S.W., University of Southern California; Ed.D., California Lutheran University

Melissa Rubalcaba, Assistant Professor/Program Director, Graduate Religious Studies Department

B.S., M.A., Loyola Marymount University; Ph.D., Emory University

 

Sister  Callista  Roy, CSJ, Professor Emerita of Nursing

B.A., Mount Saint Mary’s University; M.S., M.A., Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles

Lili Saghafi, Lecturer, Mathematics

B.Sc., National University; MIS, McGill University

Michelle Samuel, Assistant Professor, Psychology

B.A., University of the Pacific;  M.A., California State University, San Bernardino

Robert Sanchez, Jr., Assistant Professor, Philosophy

B.A., Pitzer College; M.A., Ph.D., University of California, Riverside

Marsha Sato, Professor, Nursing, Director, Master of Science in Nursing Program

B.S., Mount Saint Mary’s University; M.N., University of California, Los Angeles;  Ed.D., Pepperdine University

Sarah  Shealy , Assistant Professor, Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program

B.A., Wellesley College; MSN, Yale University School of Nursing

Eleanor Siebert, Professor Emerita of Physical Science

B.A., Duke University; Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles

Lance Skidmore, Associate Professor and Co-Chair, Mathematics

B.S., Pomona College; M.A., University of Michigan; Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara

Mary  Sloper, Professor Emerita of Nursing

B.A., Mount Saint Mary’s University, Los Angeles; M.N., University of California, Los Angeles; M.B.A., California State University, Dominguez Hills

Renee Smith, Instructor, Associate Degree in Nursing Program

A.D.N., Moorpark College; B.S.N., University of Phoenix; M.S.N, California State University, Dominguez Hills

George E. Snow, Professor Emerita of Biological Sciences

B.A., Rockhurst College; M.A., Ph.D., University of Colorado, Boulder

Eric  Stemp , Professor and Co-Chair, Physical Sciences

B.S., University of Denver; M.S., Ph.D., Northwestern University

 

Pattamaporn Vongleang Sterner, Assistant Professor, Nursing-ABSN

B.S.N., Khon Kean University, Thailand; M.S., Mahidol University, Thailand; Ph.D., Oregon State University

Elizabeth Sturgeon, Associate Professor of English

B.A., UC-Irvine; M.A. Northwestern University; Ph.D., Northwestern University

Peter Tan, Associate Professor, Philosophy

B.S., University of Arizona; M.A., Boston College

Julia Tang, Instructor, Psychology

M.S.W., University of Southern California

Angela Taylor, Assistant Professor, Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program

B.S.N., Mount Saint Mary’s University;  M.S.N., University of Phoenix

Diana Taylor, Associate Professor, Education

B.A., San Diego University; M.Ed., University of LaVerne; Ph.D., Northern Arizona University

Wanda  Teays, Professor and Chair, Philosophy

B.A., California State University, Fullerton; M.A., University of Alberta, Edmonton; M.T.S., Harvard University; Ph.D., Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec

Christian Teeter, Assistant Professor and Graduate Program Director, Business Administration

B.A., Colgate University; M.B.A., Ed.D., University of Southern California, Los Angeles

Valerie  Teglia, Associate Professor of Physical Therapy

B.S., UCLA; M.P.T., Mount Saint Mary’s University; D.P.T., Temple City College

 

Ana Thorne, Assistant Professor, MFA, Creative Writing, MA, Humanities
B.A., M.A., Mount Saint Mary’s University; M.F.A., Antioch University; Ph.D., Claremont Graduate University


Kelby  Thwaits, Assistant Professor and Director, MFA, Film and Television program

B.M., University of Arizona; M.F.A., Academy of Art University

Shelly  Tochluk, Professor and Chair, Education

B.A., University of California, Los Angeles; M.A., Loyola Marymount University, A.B.D., Pacifica Graduate Institute

Gregory Travis, Associate Professor, Psychology

A.B., Occidental College;  M.S., University of Southern California;  Ph.D., University of Southern California

 

Layla Troutman, Assistant Professor, Nursing

B.A., Indiana University; B.S.N., M.A., University of Louisville; M.S.N., Vanderbilt University

Sharon A.  Vairo, Professor Emerita of Nursing

B.S.N., Wayne State University; M.S., University of Colorado; D.N.Sc., University of San Diego

Sister Kieran Vaughan, CSJ Professor of Education

B.A., M.S., Mount Saint Mary’s University; Ed.D., University of California, Los Angeles

Marcos  Villatoro , Professor, English

B.A., St. Ambrose University;  M.A., University of Iowa;  M.F.A. University of Iowa

Philip Walsh, Assistant Professor, Philosophy

B.A., Villanova University; M.A., St. John’s College; M.A., University of California, Irvine; Ph.D., University of California, Irvine

Diane Vines, Associate Professor, Dean, Nursing
A.A., St. Petersburg College; B.S., Vanderbilt University; M.Ed, New York University; Ph.D., Boston University

Katherine Whitman, Associate Professor of Business Administration

B.A., Mount Saint Mary’s University; M.A., UCLA; Graduate Study, Temple University

Anne  Wilcoxen , Professor Emerita of Education

B.S., University of Oklahoma; M.A., George Washington University; Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles

Sister Mary Williams, CSJ Professor Emerita of English

B.A., College of St. Catherine; M.A., Ph.D., Stanford University

Marie  Zeuthen, Professor Emerita of Biological Sciences

B.S., Mount Saint Mary’s University; M.S., Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles