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University Studies

DEPARTMENT FACULTY

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

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COLLABORATING FACULTY

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

Communication

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