Faculty
Students find that the depth and breadth of experience of HUX professors affords them the opportunity to pursue a more personalized program than is often possible in traditional graduate programs, while at the same time ensuring a high caliber of academic guidance. The disciplines listed under each photo indicate the area of the HUX program in which they teach. Many also teach in CSUDH departments corresponding to these disciplines.

ISET ANUAKAN
ianuakan@csudh.edu
anuakan
HISTORY
  • BA, University of California, San Diego, 1989
  • M.A., University of California, Berkeley, 1993
  • PhD. University of California, Berkeley, 2002

Expertise/Interest: 19th & 20th Century U.S. History; Non-Western (Africa & Asia) Economic & Social History; Folklore (Myths/Folktales/Folk Medicine) Research Methods; Africana Film Theory; Cultural Politics of Gender.

DEBRA BEST
dbest@csudh.edu
bestLITERATURE
  • B.A. Pomona College, 1988
  • M.A. University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 1991
  • Ph.D. University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 2000

Expertise/Interest: Old and Middle English Language and Literature; Early Modern Literature and Shakespeare; Middle English romance; Mary Shelley; the monster in literature.

KIMBERLY BOHMAN KALAJA kbohman-kalaja@csudh.edu
bohman
LITERATURE
  • B.A. Scripps College, Claremont 1992
  • M.A. Queen's University, Belfast 1995
  • M.A. Princeton University 2000
  • Ph.D. Princeton University 2004

Expertise/Interest: Comparative Literature with an emphasis in 19th-20th Century British and European Literatures, with a research focus on Irish, English, South-Eastern European (Balkan) Studies, Women's Literature, Gender Studies, and Comparative Literary Theories.

DAVID W. BRADFIELD
DBradfield@csudh.edu Prof. David Bradfield
MUSIC
  • B.Mus. North Texas State University, 1976
  • M.Mus. North Texas State University, 1982

Expertise/Interest: Electronic/Computer Music; Music Composition/Theory; 20th Century Music; Music and Technology.

ANITA CHANG
chang
MUSIC
  • B.M. California State University, Fullerton, 1986
  • M.M. Manhattan School of Music, 1987
  • D.M.A. University of Texas at Austin, 1994

Expertise/Interest: Piano literature, symphonic works

PATRICIA H. CHERIN
PCherin@csudh.edu
Dr. Patricia Cherin
ENGLISH
  • B.A., M.A. California State University, Long Beach, 1969, 1975
  • M.A. University of Southern California, 1989
  • Ph.D University of Southern California, 1992

Expertise/Interest: Literary Theory; Interdisciplinary Studies; Modernisms; Poetry; Creative Writing; 20th Century (American) Literature; Pastoralism; Cultural Disciplines

DAVID A. CHURCHMAN
DavidAChurchman@aol.com Dr. David Churchman
BEHAVIORAL
SCIENCE
  • B.A. University of Michigan, 1960
  • M.A. University of Michigan, 1964
  • Ed.D University of California, Los Angeles, 1972

Expertise/Interest: Military History, European 1600-Present, Middle Eastern; Arab History and Culture.

Read the fascinating story and see photos of Professor Churchman's Fulbright semester in Ukraine.

MARIE CONNORS
mconnors@uci.edu connors
ENGLISH
  • B.A. University of Memphis, 1972
  • M.A. University of Memphis, 1981
  • M.F.A. in Creative Writing/Poetry, University of California, Irvine, 1989

Expertise/Interest: Poetry, creative writing, film history and criticism, American literature.

ROBERT CUBILLOS
rcubillos@csudh.edu
cubillosPHILOSOPHY
  • B.S. California State University, Dominguez Hills, 1983
  • M.A. Simon Greenleaf University, 1985
  • M.Th. Fuller Theological Seminary, 1986
  • M.A. University of Southern California, 1996
  • Ph.D. University of Southern California, 2002

Expertise/Interest: Philosophy of Religion; Social Ethics; Themes in Philosophy and Religion; History of Philosophy and Ethics; Comparative Religions; Historical Theology; Logic/Critical Reasoning; Themes in Intellectual History; Human Rights Theory; Bible.

WILLIAM L. CUMIFORD
Cumiford@chapman.edu Dr. William Cumiford
PHILOSOPHY
  • B.A. Chapman College, 1963
  • M.A. California State University, Fullerton, 1969
  • Ph.D Texas Tech University, 1977

Expertise/Interest: Modern Latin America; United States Diplomatic History; Colonial Latin America; Latin American Government and Politics; Modern European History; Ancient History; United States Social, Cultural, Intellectual History; United States Government and Politics.

BILL DELUCA
BDeluca@csudh.edu William DeLuca
THEATER
  • B.A. Villanova University, 1972
  • M.A. Villanova University, 1974
  • M.F.A. Yale School of Drama, 1979

Expertise/Interest: Stage Directing, Playwriting, History of Theatre, Masks, Chicano Theatre, Community-Based Theatre, Drama in the Classroom.

MIGUEL DOMINGUEZ
mdominguez@csudh.edu
(310) 243-3315
dominguez
FOREIGN LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE
  • B.A. California State University, Los Angeles, 1970
  • M.A. Brown University, 1973
  • Ph.D. University of California, Los Angeles, 1983

Expertise/Interest: Twentieth century Latin American literature/Chicano literature, Mexican folklore and folklore, Spanish American linguistics, Pre-Columbian culture.

MYRNA DONAHOE
mdonahoe@csudh.edu
donahoe
HISTORY
  • B.A. California State University, Los Angeles, 1963
  • M.A. University of California, Irvine, 1981
  • Ph.D. University of California, Irvine, 1987

Expertise/Interest: Labor studies, women studies, ethnic studies, Native American studies, community studies.

KIRSTIN ELLSWORTH
kellsworth@csudh.edu
donahoe
ART
  • B.A. Butler University, 1991
  • M.A. Indiana University, 1995, 1999
  • Ph.D. Indiana University, 2006

Expertise/Interest: American Art of the 1960s; African Art; African-American Art.

BRYAN FEUER
bfeuer@csudh.edu
(310) 243-3962

bfeuer
HISTORY
  • B.A. University of Arizona, 1967
  • M.F.A. University of California, Irvine, 1971
  • M.A. California State University, Long Beach, 1977
  • Ph.D. University of California, Los Angles, 1981

Expertise/Interest: Archaeology, ancient world civilizations (Greece, Rome, and the Near East), slavery (particularly in the ancient world), the city in history, warfare in history and literature, the individual and society.

KATE GALE
gale
LITERATURE
  • B.A. Arizona State University, 1987
  • M.A. California State University, Northridge, 1990
  • Ph.D. Claremont Graduate University, 2004

Expertise/Interest: Twentieth century American poetry, African American literature and myth, theater, opera

PATRICIA B. GAMON
pgamon@socal.rr.com
(310) 243-3310 
Dr. Patricia Gamon
ART
  • B.A. University of Central Florida, 1978
  • M.A. Florida State University, 1981
  • Ph.D Stanford University, 1991

Expertise/Interest: Art and visual culture from the Renaissance through Postmodernism.

BENITO GOMEZ
bgomez@csudh.edu
gomez
LITERATURE
  • B.A. Universidad de Alcala de Henares, Madrid (Spain), 1990
  • Ph.D. University of California, Los Angeles, 2004

Expertise/Interest: Hispanic Literature; Nationalistic Reactions in Literature.

JONATHAN GRASSE
jgrasse@csudh.edu
grasse
MUSIC
  • B.M. California State University, Sacramento, 1985
  • M.A. University of California, Santa Cruz, 1995
  • Ph.D. University of California, Los Angeles, 1999

Expertise/Interest: Ethnomusicology (popular music, Brazil, and Indonesia); Music's Relationship to Identity and Social Change; Musical Creativity Including Composition and Improvisation.

DANIEL GREENSPAN
danielgreenspan@hotmail.com
donahoe
PHILOSOPHY
  • B.A. New College, 1998
  • Ph.D. Villanova University, 2006

Expertise/Interest: Ancient Greek Ethics; 19th and 20th C. Continental Philosophy (esp. Kierkegaard); Philosophy and Literature.

WILLIAM M. HAGAN
haganw@aol.com Dr. William Hagan
PHILOSOPHY
  • A.B. University of Santa Clara, 1948
  • M.A. Gonzaga University, 1950
  • S.T.L. Faculte de Theologie, Enghien Belgium, 1957
  • S.T.D. Georgetown University, 1960

Expertise/Interest: Philosophy of Religion; Aristotle; Scholasticism; World Religions; Topics in Ethics; Classical Western Philosophy; Philosophy of Culture, Language; Religious Studies; Fundamentalism; Non-Fundamentalist Belief; Secular Humanism; Existentialism; Nature of Philosophy; Science; Religion; Sexist and Racist Language; Critical Thinking.

ARTHUR L. HARSHMAN
Dr. Arthur Harshman
ART
  • B.A. Antioch College, 1964
  • M.A. Michigan State University, 1964
  • M.A. University of Chicago 1968
  • Ph.D University of Chicago 1977

Expertise/Interest: Art History - particularly Modern Art: the movements of Futurism, Dada, Surrealism; Renaissance Art; Ancient to Modern Art Theory; History of Film; Intellectual, Cultural and Military History of Europe, History of Military Uniforms.

GILAH Y. HIRSCH
hirsch
ART

     

  • B.A. University of California, Berkeley, 1967
  • M.F.A. University of California, Los Angeles, 1970

Expertise/Interest: 2-D Design; Modern or Abstract Painting.

HOWARD HOLTER
howard.holter279@gmail.com
donahoe
ART
  • B.A. Northwestern University, 1962
  • M.A. University of Wisconsin, 1963
  • Russian Studies Certificate, Indiana University, 1964
  • Ph.D. University of Wisconsin, 1967

Expertise/Interest: Russian History; Modern European History; Public/Local History; Historic Preservation.

JAMES S. JEFFERS
JJeffers@csudh.edu
(310) 243-3191
jeffers
HISTORY
  • B.A. Biola University, La Mirada, 1977
  • M.A. University of California, Irvine, 1985
  • Ph.D University of California, Irvine, 1988

Expertise/Interest: Ancient Greece and Rome, History of Christianity, Medieval Europe, Renaissance/Reformation, Religious Studies.

KATHRYN KENDZORA
khux@cox.net
(949) 552-3995
Kendzora
ENGLISH
  • Ph.D. University of California, Irvine, 1988
  • M.A. University of California, Irvine

Expertise/Interest: British and American literature, film, modernism, literary theory.

JIM KEVILLE
jkeville@csudh.edu
310-243-3694
Keville
ART
  • B.A. University of California, Los Angeles
  • M.F.A. University of California, Los Angeles

Expertise/Interest: Contemporary Ceramic Sculpture; Mixed Media Sculpture; Photography; Modern and Contemporary Art Practice.

LAWRENCE KLEPPER
lklepper@csudh.edu
562-961-5779
klepper
ART
  • B.A. California State University, Long Beach, 1969
  • M.F.A. California State University, Long Beach, 1977

Expertise/Interest: Ancient World Civilizations; Archtectural History; Visual Arts from Gothic Manuscripts to late 20th Century; The Harlem Renaissance; Modern & Contemporary Painting.

KENNETH LEE

KLee
RELIGION
  • A.B.Occidental College, 1988
  • M. Div. Princeton Theological Seminary, 1992
  • M.Phil. Columbia University, 1997
  • Ph.D. Columbia University, 2001

Expertise/Interest: East Asian Buddhism, Indo-Tibetan Buddhism, Eastern Religions, Western Religions

BEN MIJUSKOVIC
(310) 243-3328
Dr. Ben Mijuskovic
PHILOSOPHY
  • B.A., M.A. Roosevelt University, 1964, 1967
  • M.A., Ph.D University of California, San Diego, 1991, 1972
  • M.S. San Diego State University, 1987

Expertise/Interest: Moral Decisions; Themes in Western Philosophy; Marx, Hume, Kant, Hegel, Husserl; History of Ideas; Ethics; History of Philosophy (Ancient and Modern); Philosophy of Religion; Man and Society; Existentialism and Phenomenology; Social Ethics; Medical Ethics; Philosophy in Literature; Love.

CHRISTOPHER MONTY

Monty
HISTORY

  • B.A. University of California, Los Angeles, 1991
  • M.A. University of California, Riverside, 1994
  • Ph.D. University of California, Los Angeles, 2004

Expertise/Interest: Russian Empire and the Soviet Union; modern Europe; imperialism; European cultural and intellectual history, 1800-present; Russian and Soviet cultural and intellectual history, 1800-present; modern Latin America; theory and history.

JOANNA NACHEF
Dr. Joanna Nachef
MUSIC
  • B.Mus. California State University, Dominguez Hills, 1980
  • M.Mus. University of Southern California, 1983
  • D.M.A. University of Southern California, 1988

Expertise/Interest: Choral Music; Multi-cultural and Ethnic Music; Interdisciplinary Humanities.

HELEN OESTERHELD
hoesterheld@csudh.edu
310-243-3939
Helen Oesterheld
LITERATURE
  • B.A. University of California, San Diego, 1993
  • M.A. American University, 1995
  • Ph.D. University of California, Irvine, 2001

Expertise/Interest: Restoration and Eighteenth-Century English Literature; All-female Communities; Utopian Literature; Gothic Literature.

ABE C. RAVITZ
Dr. Abe Ravitz
ENGLISH
  • B.A. City College of New York, 1949
  • M.A. New York University, 1950
  • Ph.D New York University, 1955

Expertise/Interest: 19th-20th Century American Literature; American Popular Culture.

HAMOUD SALHI
hsalhi@csudh.edu
(310) 243-3568
Salhi2
POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • B.A. University of Algiers, 1981
  • M.A. USC, 1985
  • Ph.D. USC, 1995

Expertise/Interest: Comparative politics, international relations, cultural pluralism, political economy, information technology and social and political change.

PORFIRIO SANCHEZ
Sanchez
FOREIGN LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE
  • B.A. New Mexico State University, 1955
  • M.A. New Mexico State University, 1958
  • Ph.D. University of California, Los Angeles, 1964

Expertise/Interest: Traditional and contemporary Hispanic literature, ethics and women's studies, alienation in women's literature, topics in alienation and estrangement, Chicano/Latino history, literature, and culture.

JACQUELINE SHANNON

drjshannon@aol.com

Shannon
MUSIC
  • B. F. A. Florida State University, 1986
  • M. A. University of Montana, 1989
  • D. M. A. University of Washington, 2000

Expertise/Interest: Eighteenth century music, music appreciation, brass techniques

LYLE E. SMITH
Dr. Lyle Smith
ENGLISH
  • B.A. Willamette University, 1965
  • M.A. Harvard University, 1971
  • Ph.D Harvard University, 1971

Expertise/Interest: 18th Century British Literature and Culture; British Drama; Literary Criticism; Shakespeare; Renaissance Literature and Culture; 17th Century Literature and Culture; Comparative Mythology; Joseph Campbell; Carl Jung.

CLARE WEBER
Clare Weber
SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • B.A. Sociology and Spanish, St. John Fisher College, 1985
  • M.A. Latin American Studies, California State University, Los Angeles, 1992
  • M.A. Social Science, University of California, Irvine, 1995
  • Ph.D. Social Science, University of California, Irvine, Summer 2001

Expertise/Interest: feminist theories, global political economy, Latin America, women and community organizing, social movements.

JOANNE ZITELLI

 

Jzittelli
ENGLISH

  • B.A. California State University, Long Beach, 1972
  • M.A. Occidental College, 1974
  • Ph.D University of California, Irvine, 1982

Expertise/Interest: 19th Century English and Continental Literature (poetry and prose); Romantic movement; 17th Century English and Continental Literature (especially Milton); Philosophy and Literature; Literary Theory; Feminist Studies; Interdisciplinary Studies (especially poetry and painting).