where academic investigation +
christian faith +
service to others unite
gwk@lasierra.edu
(951) 785-2266

Ginger Ketting-Weller PhD, Dean

  • PhD at Claremont Graduate University Area of emphasis: Education


Research interests: Religious education, Leadership, "Third Culture Kids".

lsoria@lasierra.edu
(951) 785-2266

Lina Soria Administrative Assistant

  • BA, French with minor in Office Management
sgallego@lasierra.edu
(951) 785-2224

Sylvia Gallegos Credential Analyst

  • Credentialing Services Office

Department of Administration and Leadership

gvalenti@lasierra.edu
(951) 785-2292

Gilbert Valentine Ph.D., Chair, Administration and Leadership

    • BA, Theology. Avondale College
    • MA, Religion. Andrews University
    • PhD, Education. Andrews University

    Research Interests: Processes of Organizational Change and Development, Development of Early Adventists Educational System and Leadership, Patterns and issues in Adventist Leadership.

    msolomon@lasierra.edu
    (951) 785-2292

    Margaret Solomon Ph.D., Professor, Administration and Leadership

    • Bachelor of Liberal Arts
    • Masters of Arts in Curriculum & Instruction & Special Education Endorsement
    • Ph. D. in K-12 Educational Administration

    Research Interests: Identifying and testing school leadership models that work for the educational achievement of students from marginalized communities, Developing Learning Communities on Critical Pedagogy to impact teacher practice.

    Department of Curriculum and Instruction

    lcavines@lasierra.edu
    (951) 785-2484

    Linda Caviness Ph.D., Chair and Professor, Curriculum and Instruction

    • BA, Speech with minor in Office Management
    • MA, Education in Language & Literacy
    • PhD Educational Administration

    Research Interests: Brain-based Learning, Reading and Language Arts, Teacher Education, Liberal Studies.

    sballi@lasierra.edu
    (951) 785-2270

    Sandra J. Balli Ph.D.,Professor, Curriculum and Instruction

    • BA, Secondary Education and Home Economics with minor in English
    • M.Ed., Curriculum and Instruction
    • Ph.D., Instructional Theory and Practice

    Research Interests: Middle School Strategies, Teacher Development, Cooperative Learning, Qualitative Research.

    Lolita Campbell EdD, Associate Professor, Director of Student Teaching

    • BA, French with minor in Home Economics, Professional Education
    • MA, Secondary Teaching: Home Economics
    • EdS, Curriculum & Instruction; EdD, Curriculum and Instruction
    mmiller@lasierra.edu
    (951) 785-2729

    Mirtha E. Miller Ph. D, Associate Professor of Education, Curriculum and Instruction

    • BA, Multiple Subjects
    • MA, Reading
    • PhD, Reading and Bilingual Education, University of Arizona, Tucson

    Research Interests: reading, bilingual education, issues in language and literacy, teacher and curricular change, community literacy projects.

    ctennill@lasierra.edu
    (951) 785-2226

    Cartha Tennille Ed.D., Visiting Professor

    • BS, Major -- Business Education; Minors -- English, Home Economics
    • MS, School Management and Administration
    • Ed.S., Administrative Leadership
    • Ed.D., Curriculum and Instruction

    DeAnne Knipschild Administrative Assistant

    • MA, Curriculum and Instruction

    Department of School Psychology and Counseling

    cji@lasierra.edu
    (951) 785-2269

    Chang Ho Ji Ph.D., Chair, Professor, Counseling and School Psychology

    • BA Political Science
    • MA Political Science, Religion, and Educational Psychology
    • Ph.D. Educational Research and Methodology
    • Ph.D. Political Science and Public Policy

    Research interests: Psychometrics, Moral Development, Educational Politics and Policy.

    dclarkep@lasierra.edu
    (951) 785-2334

    Dora Clarke-Pine Ph.D., Associate Professor

    • BS Psychology
    • MS Community Counseling
    • PhD Counseling Psychology

    Research interests: Personality/gender issues, counseling theory, juvenile crime.

    sgregg@lasierra.edu
    (951) 785-2809

    Shirley Gregg Ph. D., Associate Professor

    • BS Nursing
    • MA Counseling
    • Ed.S, School Psychology
    • Ph.D. Health Psychology
    naguilar@lasierra.edu
    (951) 785-2074

    Naomi Aguilar Administrative Assistant

    • B.A., Management

    Online Programs

    rfarjo@lasierra.edu
    (951) 785-2239

    Rayan Farjo Technology Coordinator

    • B.Sc. Computer Science
    • M.B.A

    Center for Research on K-12 Adventist Education

    ekido@lasierra.edu
    (951) 785-2972

    Elissa Kido Ed.D., Professor, Curriculum and Instruction; Director, Center for Research on K-12 Adventist Education

    • B.S. English and Biology
    • M.A. English
    • Ed.D. English Education

    Research Interests: Neuro-science and education, teaching writing and multicultural literature

    mbeach@lasierra.edu
    (951) 785-2997

    Marilyn Beach Ph. D., Assistant to the Director, Center for Research on K-12 Adventist Education

    • B.A. in Home Economics with a minor in Chemistry
    • M.A. in Curriculum and Instruction
    • PhD in Education with an emphasis in Child Development

    Research Interests: Child Development, Moral Development.

    Adjunct Faculty

    William Behrens, Ed.D.
    • Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources Development, Temecula Valley Unified School District
    Tim Hoch, Ed.D.
    • Principal, McKinley Elementary School
    • Redlands Unified School District
    Dave Lawrence, MBA
    • Ed.D Vice President for Financial Administration, Pacific Union College
    L. Roo McKenzie, Ed.D.
    • Education Evangelist, Southeastern California Conference
    Charles McKinstry, J.D.
    • Legal Counsel, Southeastern California Conference of Seventh-day Adventists
    Norman Powell, Ed.D.
    • Professor, School of Education, ret.
    Katherine Rizzo, M.A.
    • Principal, Phillip M. Stokoe Elementary School Innovative Learning Center
    • Alvord Unified School District
    Wendel Tucker, Ph.D.
    • Superintendent, Alvord Unified School District

    Adjunct Faculty in Curriculum and Instruction

    Virlyn Burton, MA
    • La Sierra University
    Melvin D. Campbell, PhD
    • Purdue University 1963 chemistry
    August Champlain, MA
    • La Sierra University, English
    Jeremy Denson, MA
    • La Sierra University, Curriculum and Instruction
    Terry Fischer, MA
    • Cal State, Bakersfield, 1999
    • Curriculum and Instruction, Reading Specialist, Special Education
    Gale Gorke, EdD
    • La Sierra University
    • Curriculum and Instruction, Educational Administration and Leadership
    William Green, PhD
    • University of Oregon-Eugene
    Douglas Herrmann, EdD
    • EdS La Sierra University (1992) Administration and Leadership
    • EdD (2010)
    Sandra Ingram, MA
    • Theater and Applied Drama
    • Royal Holloway College, University of London
    Nancy Kim, MA
    • IT Coordinator and Librarian, Redlands Adventist Academy
    DeAnne Knipschild, MA
    • La Sierra University (2008), Curriculum and Instruction
    Julie Latucca, MA
    • University of Redlands, 2000 
    Janet Mallery, EdD
    • Loma Linda University 1989 Curriculum and Instruction
    Wallace D. Minder, EdD
    • Loma Linda University 1984
    • Administration
    Warren D. Minder, EdD
    • Educational Leadership and Business (1983) Western Michigan University
    Anita Oliver, PhD
    • MS University of Wisconsin-Madison, Curriculum Theory
    • PhD University of Wisconsin- Madison, Curriculum and Instruction
    Tonya R. Perry, EdD
    • EdS La Sierra University, School Psychology
    • EdD La Sierra University (2006) Curriculum and Instruction
    Jerry Pine, EdS
    • La Sierra University
    Pamela Ramsey, MA
    • La Sierra University 1993
    • Special Education
    Bethany Rubino, MA
    • La Sierra University
    Jalene Saeger, PhD
    • University of California
    Amin Skaf, EdS
    • La Sierra University
    Cartha Tennille, EdD
    • Former Director, Curriculum, K-12; Yucaipa-Calimesa Unified School District
    Datha Tickner, MA
    • Administration and Leadership (2006) La Sierra University