Department Chairs

Department Chairs & Program Coordinators

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Department Chairs & Program Coordinators List

The following faculty serve as department chairs and program coordinators during the 2020-2021 academic year.

Please contact the Office of Faculty Affairs & Development at (310) 243-3766 if you have any questions regarding the information listed below.

College of Arts and Humanities
Africana Studies: Donna Nicol
Art and Design: Jim Keville
Asian-Pacific Studies: Contact the College Dean's: Tim Caron | Timothy Chin
Chicana/Chicano Studies: Corina Benavides-Lopez
Communications: Sharon Sharp
Digital Media Arts: George Vinovich
English: Debra Best
History: Laura Talamante
Humanities: Vacant
Interdisciplinary Studies: Anne Choi
Labor Studies: Stephen McFarland
Modern Languages: Ivonne Heinze-Balcazar
Music: Scott Morris
Negotiation, Conflict Resolution, and Peace Building: Brian Jarrett
Philosophy: Brian Gregor
Theatre and Dance: Doris Ressl
Women's Studies: Jennifer Brandt

College of Business Administration and Public Policy

Accounting, Finance, and Economics: Jose Martinez
Information Systems and Operations Management: Myron Sheu
Marketing and Management: William David Brice
Public Administration: Elena Kulikov

College of Education

Curriculum and Instruction Program: Edward Curammeng

Dual Language Program: Elexia Reyes McGovern

Graduate Education: Pamela Robinson

Liberal Studies: Laurie Inman

Pupil Personnel Services: Adriean Mancillas

Teacher Education: Pablo Ramirez

Special Education: Kate Esposito

School Leadership Program: To be announced

College of Health, Human Services and Nursing
Child Development Program: Cornelia Brentano
Clinical Sciences: Payman Nasr
Communication Sciences and Disorders: John SpruillHealth Sciences: Pamela Krochalk 
Human Services Program: Phu Phan
Kinesiology and Recreation: Michael Ernst
Marital and Family Therapy Program: Michael Laurent
Master of Social Work: Nyora Higgs
Orthotics and Prosthetics: Mark Muller
Occupational Therapy Program: Terry (Maria) Peralta-Catipon
School of Nursing: Ronald Norby

College of Natural and Behavioral Sciences

Anthropology: Sarah Taylor
Behavioral Science Program: Hyo Joon Chang
Biology: Helen Chun
Chemistry: Kenneth Rodriguez
Computer Sciences: Mohsen Beheshti
Earth Sciences and Geography: Ashish Sinha, Fall | John Keyantash, Spring
Mathematics: Matt Jones
Physics: Ximena Cid
Political Science: Salvatore Russo
Psychology: Heather Butler 
Sociology: Carl Sneed
Science, Math and Technology: Kenneth Rodriguez
Social and Behavioral Sciences: TBD