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University Studies


Elvin S. Rodríguez, Director

Professor of Music (1998)

Ed.D. Teachers College of Columbia University 1991

Piano, music technology


Melissa Brotton

Assistant Professor of English (2007), Director of College Writing

Ph.D. University of North Dakota, Grand Forks 2004

18th & 19th century British literature, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Milton


John Carter

Assistant Professor of Music (2011)

DMA University of California Los Angeles 2011

Orchestral conducting, piano proficiency


Gary Chartier

Assistant Professor of Law and Business Ethics (2001)

J.D. University of California, Los Angeles 2001

Ph.D. University of Cambridge 1991

Theology, philosophy, ethics, political theory, public policy, law and legal theory


Douglas R. Clark

Professor of Hebrew Bible and Archaeology (2006)

Ph.D. Vanderbilt University 1984

Biblical Languages, Old Testament, Archaeology


Wilton E. Clarke

Professor of Mathematics (1986)

Ph.D. University of Iowa 1975

Topology, Algebra, Mathematics Education


Ken Crane

Assistant Professor of Sociology and Anthropology (2008)

Ph.D. Michigan State University 2000

MPA Monterey Insitute of International Studies 1986

Transnationalism, international migration, family and ethnic socialization


Lolita N. Davidson

Associate Professor of Curriculum & Instruction (2006)

EdD Loma Linda University 1991

Curriculum and instruction


Jeffrey N. Dupée

Associate Professor of History (1991)

J.D. Peninsula University 1988

Ph.D. Claremont Graduate University 2002

European history, British Colonialism, modern China, legal studies


Lora Geriguis

Assistant Professor of English (2007)

Ph.D. University of California, Riverside 1997

17th & 18th Century British literature, colonialism, post-coloniality, literary criticism


V. Bailey Gillespie

Professor of Theology and Christian Personality (1970)

Ph.D. Claremont Graduate University 1973

Theology, faith development, Christian nurture


Fritz Guy

Research Professor of Philosophical Theology (1961, 1990)

DD hc La Sierra University 2002

Ph.D. University of Chicago Divinity School 1971

History of philosophy, philosophy of religion, ethics, philosophy of time


Kendra Haloviak

Assistant Professor of New Testament Studies (2001)

Ph.D. Graduate Theological Union 2002

New Testament studies, Biblical languages


Ginger Hanks-Harwood

Associate Professor of Religious Studies (1976)

Ph.D. Iliff School of Theology University of Denver 1991

Social ethics, theology, history of Christianity


Andrew C. Howe

Assistant Professor of History (2005)

Ph.D. University of California, Riverside 2005

American History and Civilization, Culture Studies and Film Studies


Enoch O. Hwang

Professor of Computer Science (1988, 1999)

Ph.D. University of California, Riverside 1999

Databases, networking, hardware


Maury Jackson

Assistant Professor of Pastoral Ministry (2009)

DMin Claremont School of Theology

Pastoral ministry, ethics, philosophy


John R. Jones

Associate Professor of New Testament Studies and World Religions (1990)

Ph.D. Vanderbilt University 1982

Biblical languages and background, scriptural interpretation and theology, phenomenology of religions


Wonil Kim

Associate Professor of Old Testament Studies (1994)

Ph.D. Claremont Graduate University 1996

Exegesis, theology, and hermeneutics of the Old Testament


Lisa Kohlmeier

Assistant Professor of History (2005)

M.A., Ph.D. program, Claremont Graduate University

American History, Women's Intellectual and Cultural History, Gender Studies


Suzanne T. Mallery

Assistant Professor of Psychology (2001)

Ph.D. Fuller Theological Seminary 1998

Clinical psychology, pediatric psychology


Leslie R. Martin

Associate Professor of Psychology (1996)

Ph.D. University of California, Riverside 1996

Personality and social psychology, health psychology


Sam McBride

Associate Professor of English (2007)

Ph.D. University of California, Riverside 1997

Twentieth century literature and fine arts, literary criticism, the Inklings


Beatriz Mejia-Krumbein

Associate Professor of Art (1997)

M.F.A. James Madison University 1996

Painting, drawing, contemporary art


Krista Motschiedler

Assistant Professor of Chemistry (2002)

Ph.D. University of California, Los Angeles 2000

Physical organic chemistry


Cindy Parkhurst

Assistant Librarian (2005)

J.D. Williamette University 1988

M.L.I.S. San Jose State University 1994

Information technology, copyright


Susan Patt

Professor of Art (1979)

M.Ed. Miami University 1976

Textiles and fibers, drawing, book arts, art appreciation


John Perumal

Associate Professor of Biology (2002)

Ph.D. University of Western Ontario 1994

Botany, ecology


Rene M. Ramos

Associate Professor of Music (1983)

PhD Indiana University 1997

Musicology, theory


Adeny Schmidt

Associate Professor of Psychology (1974)

Ph.D. University of California, Los Angeles 1986

Developmental psychology, research methodology


Kimo Smith

Associate Professor of Music (1990)

D.M.A. University of California, Los Angeles 1997

Piano, organ, theory


Charles Teel Jr.

Professor of Religion and Society (1972)

Ph.D. Boston University 1972

Religion and society, Christian ethics


Robert K. Thomas

Associate Professor of Health and Exercise Science (2001)

Ed.D. Boston University 2007

Exercise physiology, sociology of sport


Jason J. Uyeyama

Associate Professor of Music (2002)

MMus The Juilliard School 2001

Strings, chamber music


James R. Wilson

Professor of Biology (1991)

Ph.D. University of Cincinnati 1976

Cell biology



David Brennan

DMA University Southern California

Saxophone, Chamber Music


Claudette Goux

MA University of California, Riverside 2005

Art history


Joel Haldeman

B.A. Loma Linda University – Riverside 1977

Athletics, administration


Steve Hemenway

MA La Sierra University 2004

Assistant campus chaplain


Samuel Leonor

M. Div. Andrews University 1998

Campus chaplain


Richard Rice

Ph.D. University of Chicago Divinity School 1974

Systematic theology, Christian philosophy


Marni Straine

MSW Loma Linda University 2008

Social work and child welfare


Daphne C. Thomas

M.S.W. Smith College 2001

LCSW and school counseling


Leland Y. Wilson

Ph.D. University of Nebraska 1964

Physical and computational chemistry


Deanna Wisbey

M.A.T. Elementary Education, Andrews University 1987


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