2018-2019 Undergraduate Academic Catalog 
    
    Jul 18, 2019  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Faculty



President

Bob Brower, Ph.D., 1998-present

President Emeritus

Jim Bond, D.Min., L.H.D., 1997

Professors Emeriti

(Including date of election to emeritus status)

Laura Amstead, Ed.D., 2015
Professor Emerita of Education

Kenneth Aring, Ph.D., 2006
Professor Emeritus of Physics

Paul Bassett, M.F.A., J.D., 2015
Professor Emeritus of Communication and Theatre

Philip Bowles, Ph.D., 2016
Professor Emeritus of Literature, Journalism and Modern Languages

Frank Carver, Ph.D., 1996
Professor Emeritus of Religion

Val Christensen, Ph.D., 1994
Professor Emeritus of Chemistry

Mary Conklin, Ph.D., 2016
Professor Emerita of Sociology

Diana Cordileone, Ph.D., 2017
Professor Emerita of History

James Crakes, Ph.D., 1994
Professor Emeritus of Physical Education

Daniel Croy, Ed.D., 2017
Professor Emeritus of Management

Dorothy Crummy, Ph.D., 2006
Professor Emerita of Nursing

William DeSaegher, Ph.D., 2004
Professor Emeritus of Literature

Beryl Dillman, Ed.D., 1990
Professor Emeritus of Education

Darrel Falk, Ph.D., 2014
Professor Emeritus of Biology

Clifford Fisher, D.Min., 1992
Professor Emeritus of Religion

Ben Foster, M.A., 2013
Associate Professor Emeritus of Kinesiology

Sandra Foster, M.S., 2008
Associate Professor Emerita of Family and Consumer Sciences

Ruth Grendell, D.N.Sc., 2000
Professor Emerita of Nursing

Nancy Hardison, Ph.D., 1998
Professor Emerita of Business

Victor Heasley, Ph.D., 2012
Professor Emeritus of Chemistry

Eugene Harris, M.A., 2018
Professor Emeritus of Art

Billy Hobbs, Ph.D., 1996
Professor Emeritus of Mathematics

Keith Holly, Ed.D., 2001
Professor Emeritus of Psychology

Sheila Holly, M.A., 2001
Assistant Professor Emerita of Education

James Jackson Sr., Ph.D., 1990
Professor Emeritus of Speech

James Johnson, Ed.D., 2018
Professor Emeritus of Education

David Kerk, Ph.D., 2010
Professor Emeritus of Biology

Leon Kugler, Ph.D., 2018
Professor Emeritus of Kinesiology

Carroll Land, Ph.D., 2009
Professor Emeritus of Kinesiology

Gerald Lashley, Ed.D., 2000
Professor Emeritus of Mathematics and Computer Science

Dwayne Little, Ph.D., 2010
Professor Emeritus of History

Patsy Livingston, M.A., 2005
Associate Professor Emerita of Kinesiology

Dean Marsh, D.A., 2004
Professor Emeritus of Computer Science and Business

Ken Martin, Ph.D., 2016
Professor Emeritus of Chemistry

Kathryn McConnell, Ph.D., 2015
Professor Emerita of Spanish

Michael McConnell, Ph.D., 2014
Professor Emeritus of Biology and Chemistry

James McEliece, Ph.D., 2010
Professor Emeritus of Economics

Jeanie Milliken, Ph.D., 2003
Professor Emerita of Education

Robert Morwood, Ed.D., 2013
Professor Emeritus of Education

Nancy K. Murray, Ph.D., 2016
Professor Emerita of Family and Consumer Sciences

James Newburg, M.S.L.S., 2006
Librarian Emeritus

Deana Noble, M.S.N., 2013
Associate Professor Emerita of Nursing

Keith Pagan, D.Mus.Ed., 1998
Professor Emeritus of Music

John Pearson, C.P.A., M.A., 2003
Associate Professor Emeritus of Business

Herbert Prince, M.Div., D.D., 2005
Associate Professor Emeritus of Philosophy and Religion

Dee Puntenney, Ph.D., 2012
Professor Emeritus of Physics

Reuben Rodeheaver, D.Mus.Ed., 2001
Professor Emeritus of Music

Ann Ruppert, M.L.S., 2004
Librarian Emerita

Karen Sangren, Ph.D., 2017
Professor Emerita of Art

Esther Saxon, D.M.A., 1996
Professor Emerita of Music

Bruce Schooling, Ph.D., 2018
Professor Emeritus of Management

Arthur Seamans, Ph.D., 2000
Professor Emeritus of Literature

Gene Shea, C.P.A., M.A., 2004
Associate Professor Emeritus of Accounting

Dale Shellhamer, Ph.D., 2012
Professor Emeritus of Chemistry

Norman Shoemaker, D. Min., 2014
Professor Emeritus of Christian Ministry

Sheldon Sickler, Ph.D., 2009
Professor Emeritus of Mathematics and Computer Science

Robert Smith, D.Min., 2018
Professor Emeritus of Scripture and Preaching

Margaret Stevenson, Ed.D., 1999
Professor Emerita of Nursing

David Strawn, Ph.D., 2008
Professor Emeritus of Mathematics

Keith Walker, Ph.D. 2007
Professor Emeritus of Physics

Maxine Walker, Ph.D., 2008
Professor Emerita of Literature

Reuben Welch, B.D., D.D., 1990
Associate Professor Emeritus of Religion

David Whitelaw, D.Th., 2000
Professor Emeritus of Religion

Kay Wilder, Ed.D., 2013
Professor Emerita of Family and Consumer Sciences

Carl Winderl, Ph.D., 2018
Professor Emeritus of Writing

Ronda Winderl, Ph.D., 2018
Professor Emerita of Communication and Theatre

Hadley Wood, Ph.D., 2013
Professor Emerita of French and Literature

Galen Yorba-Gray, Ph.D., 2017
Professor Emeritus of Spanish

Full-Time Faculty and Academic Administrators

With the exception of the President, the names of the faculty are arranged alphabetically. The year of the first appointment appears after each name. The appointments and academic rank indicated are for the current academic year.

Bob Brower, Ph.D. (1998)
President
Professor of Communication

B.A., Trevecca Nazarene College;
M.A., University of Cincinnati;
Ph.D., University of Kansas.


Micki Abercrombie-Donahue, Ed.D. (2011)
Assistant Professor of Education
B.A., The Master’s College;
M.A., Ed.D.,  Montana State University.

Mary Adams, Ph.D. (2015)
Associate Professor of Nursing
B.S.N., Loyola University;
M.S.N., Lewis University;
Ph.D., Loyola University, Chicago.

David Adey, M.F.A. (2003)
Professor of Art and Design
B.A., Point Loma Nazarene University;
M.F.A., Cranbrook Academy of Art.

Senyo Adjibolosoo, Ph.D. (2000)
Professor of Economics
B.A., University of Ghana;
M.A., York University;
Ph.D., Simon Fraser University;
Ed.S., Point Loma Nazarene University.

Arnel Aguinaldo, M.A. (2018)
Assistant Professor of Kinesiology
B.S., University of California, San Diego;
M.A., San Diego State University.

Angelica Almonte, Ph.D. (2012)
Associate Professor of Nursing
B.S.N., University of Maryland;
M.S.N., Ph.D., University of San Diego.

Brent Alvar, Ph.D. (2017)
Professor of Kinesiology
B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Arizona State University.

Dianne Anderson, Ph.D. (2005)
Director, Biology Graduate Program
Professor of Biology

B.S., Northwest Nazarene College;
M.S., San Diego State University;
Ph.D., University of California, San Diego and San Diego State University.

Theodore Anderson, Ph.D. (1986)
Professor of Kinesiology
A.B., Point Loma College;
M.Ed., College of Idaho;
Ph.D., Texas A & M University.

Jerry Arvin, M.S. (1994)
Assistant Professor of Physical Education
B.S., Greenville College;
M.S., Butler University.

Kimberly Athans, M.Ed. (2017)
Associate Professor of Teacher Education
B.A., University of San Diego;
M.A., University of Houston;
M.Ed., University of San Diego.

Bo Bae, Ph.D. (2018)
Program Director, BA in Organizational Management
B.A., Wheaton College;
M.A., Ball State University;
Ph.D., University of San Diego.

Linda Beail, Ph.D. (1994)
Professor of Political Science
B.A., Wheaton College;
Ph.D., University of Iowa.

Laurance Beauvais, Ph.D. (2013)
Associate Professor of Chemistry
B.S., University of Houston;
Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley.

Ronald Benefiel, Ph.D. (1996-2000, 2011)
Lead Consultant for Mission Resources and Pastoral Relations
Professor of Sociology and Theology

B.A., Pasadena/Point Loma College;
M.A., Point Loma Nazarene College;
Ph.D., University of Southern California.

Scott Bennett, Ph.D. (2007)
Associate Professor of Spanish
B.A., M.A., San Diego State University;
Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara.

Heather Bertrand, MAEL (2017)
Assistant Professor of Special Education
B.S., California State University, Bakersfield;
M.A., MAEL Point Loma Nazarene University.

Jeffrey Birdsell, Ph.D. (2016)
Associate Professor of Communication
B.A., Point Loma Nazarene University;
M.A., San Diego State University;
Ph.D., The University of Texas at Austin.

Carol Blessing, Ph.D. (1993)
Chair, Department of Literature, Journalism, Writing, and Languages
Professor of Literature
B.A., Messiah College;
M.A., California State University, Los Angeles;
Ph.D., University of California, Riverside.

Daniel Bothe, M.B.A.(2009)
Dean, Fermanian School of Business
Associate Professor of Finance
B.S., San Diego State University;
M.B.A., University of Southern California.

Ryan Botts, Ph.D. (2010)
Associate Professor of Mathematics
B.S., M.S., Cal Poly Sate University, San Luis Obispo;
Ph.D., Ohio University, Athens.

Max Butterfield, Ph.D. (2013)
Associate Professor of Psychology
B.A., Calvin College;
M.S., Eastern Michigan University;
M.S., Ph.D., Texas Christian University.

J. David Carlson, M.F.A. (2017)
Chair, Department of Art and Design
Professor of Art

B.A., Azusa Pacific University;
M.A., California State University;
M.F.A., Vermont College of Fine Art.

Lorinda Carter, Ph.D. (2002)
Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science
B.A., Point Loma Nazarene University;
M.S., California State University, Northridge;
Ph.D., University of California, San Diego.

Benjamin Cater, Ph.D. (2017)
Associate Dean, General Education
Assistant Professor

B.A., Point Loma Nazarene University;
M.A., The University of Montana;
Ph.D., University of Utah.

Charles Celaya, B.Th. (2018)
Assistant Professor of Commercial Music
B.S., University of Redlands;
B.Th., Calvary Chapel Bible College.

Michelle Chen, Ph.D. (2010)
Professor of Physics
B.S., B.A., M.A., University of Chicago;
Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania.

Walter Cho, Ph.D. (2012)
Associate Professor of Biology
B.A., Harvard University;
Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.

Sara Choung, Ph.D. (2004)
Professor of Chemistry
B.S., Massachusetts Institute of Technology;
Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley.

Mary Jo Clemmons, Ed.D. (2011)
Professor of Faculty Development
B.M., University of Louisville;
M.A., Queens College;
Ed.D., Columbia University.

William Clemmons, Ph.D. (1996)
Co-Chair, Department of Music
Professor of Music

B.M., University of Louisville;
M.A., Queens College;
Ph.D., City University of New York.

Benjamin Coleman, Ph.D. (2017)
Director, Clinical Training
B.A., Seattle Pacific University;
M.A., MACL, Ph.D., Fuller Theological Seminary.

Lael Corbin, M.F.A. (2005)
Associate Professor of Art
B.A., Point Loma Nazarene University;
M.F.A., San Diego State University.

Michael Corke, Ph.D. (2018)
Director, Assessment and Accreditation
Associate Professor of Education

B.A.,M.A., San Diego State University;
Ph.D., Claremont University.

Nicole Cosby, Ph.D. (2011)
Associate Professor of Kinesiology
B.A., Point Loma Nazarene University;
M.A., San Jose State University;
Ph.D., University of Virginia.

Steven Cosentino, M.B.A. (2004)
Associate Professor of Accounting
B.A., Point Loma College;
M.B.A., San Diego State University.

Catherine Crockett, Ph.D. (2008)
Associate Professor of Mathematics
B.S., M.S., California State Polytechnic University;
Ph.D., University of California, Riverside.

Paula Cronovich, Ph.D. (2012)
Associate Professor of Spanish
B.A., University of Southern California;
M.A., Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles.

Gregory Crow, Ph.D. (1992)
Professor of Mathematics
B.A., MidAmerica Nazarene College;
M.S., Ph.D., University of Notre Dame.

David Cummings, Ph.D. (2004)
Professor of Biology
B.A., Point Loma Nazarene University;
M.S., Ph.D., University of Idaho.

James Daichendt, Ed.D. (2008)
Dean of the Colleges
B.A., Azusa Pacific University;
M.F.A., Boston University;
Ed.M., Harvard University;
Ed.D., Columbia University.

John Dally, Jr., M.M. (2011)
Associate Professor of Music
B.A., Point Loma Nazarene University;
M.M., Sam Houston State University.

Ann Davis, M.Ed. (2004)
Assistant Professor of Kinesiology
B.A., Washington State University;
M.Ed., National University.

Michael Dorrell, Ph.D. (2009)
Professor of Biology
B.A., Simpson College;
Ph.D., The Scripps Research Institute.

Deborah Erickson, Ed.D. (2013)
Dean, School of Education
B.A.E, M.A., Pacific Lutheran University;
M.A., California State University, San Bernardino;
Ed.D., University of the Pacific.

Alfonso Esquer, M.S.W. (2018)
Program Director, Criminal Justice
B.S., Biola University;
M.S., Webster University;
M.S.W., University of Southern California.

Grace Fantaroni, Ed.D. (2016)
Associate Professor of Special Education
B.S., University of Delaware;
M.A., National University;
Ed.D., Alliant International University.

Rebecca Flietstra, Ph.D. (1997)
Professor of Biology
B.A., Calvin College;
Ph.D., University of Kansas Medical Center.

Phyllis Fox, M.L.S. (1997)
Assistant Professor of Library Science
B.A., Point Loma Nazarene College;
M.L.S., University of California, Los Angeles.

Douglas Fruehling, M.L.S. (1992)
Associate Professor/Instructional Services Librarian
B.S., Olivet Nazarene University;
M.L.S., Kent State University.

Kerry Fulcher, Ph.D. (1993)
Provost and Chief Academic Officer
Professor of Biology

A.B., Northwest Nazarene College;
Ph.D., University of Idaho.

Christopher Gabler, M.S. (2015)
Visiting Assistant Professor of Physics
B.S., Cal Poly Pomona;
M.S., UC Santa Barbara;
M.S., San Diego State University.

Robert Gailey, Ph.D. (2005)
Director, Center for International Development
Professor of Business

B.A., Eastern Nazarene College;
M.Div., Nazarene Theological Seminary;
Ph.D., University of San Diego.

Susan Ganz, Ph.D. (1997)
Professor of Kinesiology
B.A., Azusa Pacific University;
M.S., Austin Peay State University;
Ph.D., University of New Mexico.

James Gates, Ph.D., (2001)
Director, Center for Justice and Reconciliation
Professor of Sociology

B.A., Eastern Nazarene College;
M.Div., Nazarene Theological Seminary;
Ph.D., University of Florida.

Stephen Goforth, M.A. (2012)
Assistant Professor of Journalism
B.A., University of South Alabama (2);
M.A., The American University.

Jacob Goodin, M.A. (2018)
Assistant Professor of Kinesiology
B.S., Westmont College;
M.A., Ph.D., East Tennessee State University.

Robert Graeff, Ed.D. (2016)
Visiting Associate Professor of Educational Leadership
B.A., United States International University;
M.A., Point Loma Nazarene University;
Ed.D., Northern Arizona University.

Timothy Hall, Ed.D. (2008)
Professor of Kinesiology
B.A., M.A., Point Loma Nazarene University;
Ed.D., Alliant International University.

Jill Hamilton-Bunch, Ph.D. (2002)
Associate Dean, Teacher Education and Bakersfield Branch Campus
Associate Professor of Education

B.A., Point Loma Nazarene University;
M.A., Fresno Pacific University;
Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara.

Carl Hammond, M.B.A. (2003)
Associate Professor of Accounting
B.S., University of Denver;
M.B.A., San Diego State University.

Rebecca Havens, Ph.D. (1990)
Professor of Economics
B.A., Point Loma College;
M.A., Ph.D., University of California, San Diego.

Carsten Hennings, D.B.A. (2018)
Associate Professor of Management
B.S., M.S., M.B.A., McGill University;
D.B.A., Anderson University.

Linda Hensley, D.N.P. (2010)
Associate Professor of Nursing
B.S.N., San Jose State University;
M.S.N., Point Loma Nazarene University;
D.N.P., Brandman University.

Richard Hill, Ph.D. (2000)
Professor of Writing
B.A., University of California, Santa Cruz;
M.F.A., University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop;
Ph.D., University of Louisiana, Lafayette.

Richard Hills, M.A. (1985)
Associate Professor of Kinesiology
A.B., Point Loma College;
M.A., San Diego State University.

Kimberly Hogelucht, Ph.D. (2006)
Associate Dean, Undergraduate Business Education
Professor of Business
B.A., Iowa State University;
M.A., San Diego State University;
Ph.D., University of San Diego.

Alan Hueth, Ph.D. (2002)
Professor of Communication
B.A., California State University, Chico;
M.A., San Diego State University;
Ph.D., University of Dayton.

Holly Irwin, Ph.D. (1998)
Vice Provost for Academic Administration
Professor of Psychology

B.A., M.A., Ph.D., University of Louisville.

Daniel Jackson, D.W.S. (2002)
Co-Chair, Department of Music
Professor of Music

B.A., M.A., California State University, Fresno;
D.W.S., Institute for Worship Studies.

Ariane Jansma, Ph.D. (2014)
Associate Professor of Chemistry
B.A., B.S.,  Pepperdine University;
M.S., San Diego State University;
Ph.D., University of California, San Diego.

Daniel Jenkins, Ph.D. (2004)
Professor of Psychology
B.A., Pacific Christian College;
Ph.D., Brigham Young University.

Jesús Jiménez, Ph.D. (1992)
Professor of Mathematics
B.S., M.S., National Autonomous University of Mexico;
Ph.D., University of Utah.

Brittany Johnson, M.S. (2014)
Assistant Professor of Family and Consumer Sciences
B.S., M.S., Loma Linda University.

Lori Kall, M.Ed. (2018)
Assistant Professor of Teacher Education
B.A., Point Loma Nazarene University;
M.Ed., University of Phoenix.

Brad Kelle, Ph.D. (2004)
Director, M.A. in Religion
Professor of Biblical Literature

B.A., Trevecca Nazarene University;
M.T.S., Emory University Candler School of Theology;
Ph.D., Emory University.

Rick Kennedy, Ph.D. (1995)
Professor of History
B.A., M.A., Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara.

Jaeyoon Kim, Ph.D. (2005)
Professor of History
B.A., Chonnam National University, Korea;
M.A., San Diego State University;
Ph.D., University of Oregon.

Jennifer King, M.S. (2017)
Associate Professional Practice Professor of Nursing
B.S., University of California, Santa Barbara;
M.S., Point Loma Nazarene University.

Kristopher Koudelka, Ph.D. (2014)
Associate Professor of Biology
B.A., University of Wisconsin - River Falls;
Ph.D., The Scripps Research Institute.

Jennifer Kritsch, M.A. (2012)
Associate Professor of Education
B.A., Northwest Nazarene College;
M.A., Point Loma Nazarene University.

Breeann Kyte Kirby, M.F.A. (2018)
Assistant Professor of Creative Writing
B.A., Point Loma Nazarene University;
M.A., University of West Florida;
M.S., M.F.A., San Diego State University.

Victor Labenske, D.M.A. (1987)
Professor of Music
B.A., Point Loma Nazarene College;
M.M., University of Missouri, Kansas City;
D.M.A., University of Southern California.

Rebecca Laird, D. Min. (2011)
Professor of Christian Ministry and Practice
B.A., Point Loma College;
M.A., Pacific School of Religion;
D. Min., Drew University.

Kristen Lambert, Ph.D. (2010)
Professor of Nursing
B.A., Antioch University;
M.S.N., Ph.D., University of San Diego.

Diane Law, M.B.A. (2018)
Associate Professor of Marketing
B.S., Duquesne University;
M.S., M.B.A., University of Phoenix.

Karen Lee, Ph.D. (2016)
Vice Provost for Accreditation and Institutional Effectiveness
B.A., M.F.A. Brown University;
M.A., Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley.

G. Michael Leffel, Ph.D. (1992)
Professor of Psychology
B.A. Point Loma Nazarene College;
M.A., California State University, Long Beach;
Ph.D., University of Illinois, Champagne-Urbana.

Michael Leih, Ph.D. (2015)
Professor of Computer Information Technology
B.A., Point Loma Nazarene University;
M.S., California State University, Fullerton;
Ph.D., Claremont Graduate University.

Alain Lescart, Ph.D. (2005)
Professor of French
M.A., University of Connecticut;
M.S., Eastern Nazarene College;
M.A., Faculté Universitaire de Théologie Protestante de Bruxelles;
Th.M., Académie de Versailles;
Ph.D., University of Connecticut.

Patricia Leslie, Ph.D. (1999)
Director, Social Work Program
Professor of Sociology and Social Work

B.A., M.A., University of Chicago;
Ph.D., Loma Linda University.

Jennifer Lineback, Ph.D. (2012)
Associate Professor of Biology/Education
B.A., B.S., M.S., Miami University;
Ph.D., University of California, San Diego and San Diego State University.

Michael Lodahl, Ph.D. (1999)
Professor of Theology and World Religions
B.A., Northwest Nazarene University;
M.Div., Nazarene Theological Seminary;
Ph.D., Emory University.

Lindsey Lupo, Ph.D. (2007)
Co-Chair, Department of History and Political Science
Director, Institute of Politics and Public Service
Professor of Political Science

B.A., University of California, Santa Barbara;
M.A., Ph.D., University of California, Irvine.

Heidi Lynch, M.S. (2017)
Assistant Professor of Kinesiology
B.S., Wheaton College;
M.S., Arizona State University.

Kara Lyons-Pardue, Ph.D. (2014)
Co-Director, Margaret Stevenson Center for Women’s Studies
Associate Professor of New Testament

B.A., Northwestern Nazarene University;
M. Div., Nazarene Theological Seminary;
Ph.D., Princeton Theological Seminary.

Robert Maakestad, M.F.A. (2018)
Assistant Professor of Writing
B.A., Taylor University;
M.A., Ball State University;
M.F.A., George Mason University.

Mark Maddix, Ph.D. (2016)
Dean, School of Theology and Christian Ministry
Professor of Practical Theology

B.A., Asbury College;
M.Div., Asbury Theological Seminary;
M.A., Princeton Theological Seminary;
Ph.D., Trinity Evangelical Divinity School.

Katherine Maloney, Ph.D. (2012)
Professor of Chemistry
B.S., Pacific Lutheran University;
Ph.D., Cornell University.

Mark Mann, Ph.D. (2008)
Professor of Theology
B.A., Eastern Nazarene College;
M.Div., Boston University, School of Theology;
Ph.D., Boston University Graduate School.

Katie Manning, Ph.D. (2012)
Associate Professor of Writing
B.A., Point Loma Nazarene University;
M.A., University of Missouri, Kansas City;
Ph.D., University of Louisiana, Lafayette.

Frank Marshall, D.B.A. (2017)
Associate Professor of Management
B.S., Bentley University;
B.S., California State University, Long Beach;
M.S., University of San Diego;
D.B.A., George Fox University.

Karl Martin, Ph.D. (1998)
Professor of Literature
B.A., Point Loma Nazarene College;
M.A., Ph.D., University of Minnesota.

Enedina Martinez, Ed.D. (1994)
Professor of Education
B.A., National University;
M.S., United States International University;
Ed.S., Point Loma Nazarene College;
Ed.D., Northern Arizona University.

Patricia Maruca, Ed.D. (2016)
Associate Professor of Education
B.A., San Diego State University;
M.A., Point Loma Nazarene University;
Ed.D., Northern Arizona University.

April Maskiewicz, Ph.D. (2007)
Professor of Biology
B.S., M.A., University of California, San Diego;
Ph.D., University of California, San Diego and San Diego State University.

Jessica Matthews, M.S. (2018)
Assistant Professor of Kinesiology
B.S. Coastal Carolina University;
M.S., Canisius College;
Ph.D., Arizona State University.

Stephanie Matthews, M.T.S. (2018)
Assistant Professor of Biblical Studies
B.A., Olivet University;
M.T.S., University of Notre Dame.

Courtney Mayer, M.F.A. (2013)
Associate Professor of Graphic Design
B.F.A., M.F.A., Washington State University.

Kelli McCoy, Ph.D. (2010)
Co-Director, Margaret Stevenson Center for Women’s Studies
Professor of History

B.A., Point Loma Nazarene University;
M.A., Ph.D., University of California, San Diego.

Jamie McIlwaine, D.B.A. (2013)
Assocate Dean, Graduate Business Education
Professor of Business
B.S., Florida State University;
M.B.A., Palm Beach Atlantic University;
D.B.A., Nova Southeastern University.

David Michael McKinney, Ph.D., J.D. (1970)
Professor of German and Literature
A.B., California State College, Fullerton;
M.A., Ph.D., University of Southern California;
J.D., University of San Diego.

Jacqueline Mitchell, M.A. (1996)
Associate Professor of Spanish
B.A., Point Loma Nazarene College;
M.A., University of California, Los Angeles.

Kevin Modesto, Ph.D. (2002)
Co-Chair, Department of Sociology, Social Work, and Family Sciences
Professor of Social Work

B.A., Eastern Nazarene College;
M.A., Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary;
M.S.W., Ph.D., University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

Anna Montejano, D.N.P. (2018)
Associate Professor of Nursing
B.S.N., California State University Fresno;
M.S.N., University of Phoenix;
D.N.P., California State University Northern California.

Benjamin Mood, Ph.D. (2016)
Assistant Professor of Computer Science
B.S., Point Loma Nazarene University;
M.S., University of Oregon;
Ph.D., University of Florida.

Michael Mooring, Ph.D. (1997)
Professor of Biology
B.A., University of Colorado, Boulder;
M.S., Ph.D., University of California, Davis.

Mandy Morrell, M.B.A. (2018)
Assistant Professor of Management
B.A., Cedarville University;
M.B.A., Wright State University.

José Muñoz, Jr., Ph.D. (2007)
Professor of Business
B.S., M.B.A., Florida State University;
D.B.A., Ph.D., Anderson University.

Dean Nelson, Ph.D. (1984)
Professor of Journalism and Writing
B.A., MidAmerica Nazarene College;
M.A., University of Missouri;
Ph.D., Ohio University.

Denise Nelson, M.S. (2004)
Interim Director, Ryan Library
Associate Professor/Instructional Services Librarian

B.A., Point Loma Nazarene University;
M.S., College of Information Science and Technology, Drexel University;
Ph.D., Higher Education, Azusa Pacific University

Melissa Newman, Ph.D., (2013)
Associate Professor of Communication and Theatre
B.A., Colorado State University;
M.A., University of Colorado;
Ph.D., Regent University.

Aaron Nunez, Ph.D., (2017)
Associate Dean, College of Extended Learning
B.S., Southwestern College;
M.S., Ph.D., University of Phoenix.

Kendra Oakes Mueller, Ph.D. (2007)
Chair, Department of Psychology
Professor of Psychology

B.S., Point Loma Nazarene University;
M.A., Ph.D., Fuller Theological Seminary, Graduate School of Psychology.

Ross Oakes Mueller, Ph.D. (2007)
Professor of Psychology
B.A., Brown University;
M.A, Ph.D., Fuller Theological Seminary, Graduate School of Psychology.

Dawne Page, Ph.D. (2002)
Chair, Department of Biology
Professor of Biology

B.S., Penn State University;
Ph.D., University of California, San Francisco.

Charlene Pate, M.A. (1989)
Associate Professor of Writing
B.A., Point Loma Nazarene College;
M.A., California State University, San Marcos;
M.A., San Diego State University.

Bettina Pedersen, Ph.D. (2000)
Professor of Literature
B.A., Northwest Nazarene College;
M.A., Temple University;
Ph.D., University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Keith Pedersen, D.M.A. (1998)
Professor of Music
B.A., Northwest Nazarene College;
M.M., Temple University;
D.M.A., University of Illinois.

Marc Perry, Ph.D. (2010)
Professor of Chemistry
B.S., Ph.D., New Mexico State University.

Nicholas Pertler, Ph.D. (2018)
Director, Adjunct Faculty Management
B.A., Cal State University San Marcos;
M.A., California State University Fullerton;
Ph.D., Duquesne University.

David Phillips, D. Min. (2013)
Vice Provost for Graduate and Professional Services
Dean, College of Extended Learning

B.A., Point Loma Nazarene University;
M.A., Azusa Pacific University;
D.Min., Fuller Theological Seminary.

Margarita Pintado, Ph.D. (2018)
Associate Professor of Spanish
B.A., Universidad de Puerto Rico;
M.A., Ph.D., Emory University.

Ray Posey, Ph.D. (2005)
Professor of Education
B.A., Westmont College;
M.S., California State University, Hayward;
Ph.D., Vanderbilt University.

Anne Elizabeth Powell, Ph.D. (1994)
Associate Professor/Head of Technical Services and Systems
B.A., Point Loma Nazarene College;
M.L.S., University of California, Los Angeles;
Ph.D., Azusa Pacific University.

Samuel Powell, Ph.D. (1986)
Interim Director, Wesleyan Center for 21st Century Studies
Profesor of Philosophy and Religion

A.B., Point Loma College;
M.Div., Nazarene Theological Seminary;
Ph.D., Claremont Graduate School.

Carlota Quiban, Ph.D. (2016)
Associate Professor of Nursing
B.S.N., University of Santo Tomas;
M.S.N., University of Phoenix;
Ph.D., University of Phoenix.

Larry Rankin, Ph.D., (2002)
Associate Dean, Graduate Programs
Professor of Nursing

B.S.N., Eastern Michigan University;
M.S., Webster University;
Ph.D., University of Michigan.

Lisa Raser, Ph.D. (2016)
Assistant Professor of Communication
B.A., Westmont College;
M.A., San Diego State University;
Ph.D., Southern Illinois University.

Michelle Riingen, D.N.P. (1999)
Associate Dean, RN-BSN
Professor of Nursing

B.S.N., M.S.N., University of San Diego;
D.N.P., Case Western Reserve University.

Susan DeCristofaro Rogers, M.A. (1990-1996, 2006)
Co-Chair, Department of Sociology, Social Work, and Family Sciences
Academic Director, Early Childhood Learning Center
Associate Professor of Family and Consumer Sciences

B.A., M.A., Point Loma Nazarene College.

Heather Ross, M.A. (1998-99; 2004)
Associate Professor of Philosophy
B.A., Trevecca Nazarene University;
M.A., DePaul University.

Matthieu Rouffet, Ph.D. (2011)
Chair, Department of Chemistry
Associate Professor of Chemistry

B.S., M.S., University of Reims, France;
Ph.D., School of Pharmacy, Reims, France.

Lewis Rutledge, Ph.D. (1991)
Chair, Department of Communication and Theatre
Professor of Communication and Forensics
B.A., Claremont McKenna College;
M.A., San Diego State University;
Ph.D., Regent University.

Joel Sagawa, Ph.D. (2016)
Associate Professor of Psychology
B.A., Point Loma Nazarene University;
M.A., Ph.D., Fuller Theological Seminary.

Brandon Sawyer, Ph.D., (2013)
Co-Chair, Department of Kinesiology
Associate Professor of Kinesiology/Biology

B.A., Point Loma Nazarene University;
M.Ed., University of Virginia;
Ph.D., Arizona State University.

Monique Sawyer, D.N.P. (2013)
Assistant Professor of Nursing
B.S.N., Point Loma Nazarene University;
D.N.P., Arizona State University.

Kim Schaeffer, Ph.D. (1989)
Professor of Psychology
B.S., Bethany Nazarene College;
M.S., Ph.D., University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center.

Paul Schmelzenbach, Ph.D. (2006)
Professor of Physics
B.S., Northwest Nazarene University;
M.S., Ph.D., Oregon State University.

Randal Schober, Ed.D. (2014)
Associate Professor of Management
B.Ed., University of South Australia;
M.Sc., Ed.D., West Virginia University.

James Skalman, M.F.A. (1993)
Professor of Art
A.B., San Diego State University;
M.F.A., University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

Christine Sloan, Ph.D. (2007)
Associate Professor of Nursing
B.S.N., University of Arizona;
M.S.N., Point Loma Nazarene University;
Ph.D., University of San Diego.

Sharon Smith, Ph.D., (2016)
Associate Professor of Nursing
B.S.N., Winston-Salem State University;
M.S.N., University of Phoenix;
Ph.D., University of California, San Francisco.

Elsie Solis-Chang, Ed.D. (2018)
Assistant Professor of Teacher Education
B.A., Cal State University San Marcos;
M.A., Ed.D., Azusa Pacific University.

Jeff Sullivan, Ph.D. (2002)
Co-Chair, Department of Kinesiology
Professor of Kinesiology

B.A., Point Loma Nazarene University;
M.A., San Jose State University;
Ph.D., Oregon State University.

Cynthia Swann, M.S., R.D. (2005)
Director, Dietetics Program
Associate Professor of Family and Consumer Sciences

B.S., State University College, Buffalo, New York;
M.S., San Diego State University;
R.D., American Dietetic Association.

Barbara Taylor, Ph.D. (1999)
Dean, School of Nursing
Professor of Nursing

B.S.N., MidAmerica Nazarene University;
M.S.N., Lewis University;
Ph.D., University of San Diego.

Dione Taylor, Ed.D. (1999)
Professor of Education
B.S., William Woods College;
M.A., Ed.S., Point Loma Nazarene University;
Ed.D., Northern Arizona University.

Robert Thompson, Ph.D. (2006)
Professor of Philosophy
B.A., Northwest Nazarene University;
M.Div., Nazarene Theological Seminary;
M.A., Ph.D., University of Oklahoma.

Shireen Trujillo, M.S.W. (2018)
Assistant Professor of Education in Counseling & Guidance
B.A., Point Loma Nazarene University;
M.S.W., University of Kansas.

Philip Tyler, D.Mus. (2001)
Professor of Music
B.M., University of Central Oklahoma;
M.A., Florida Atlantic University;
M.M., D.Mus., Florida State University.

Jimiliz Valiente-Neighbours, Ph.D. (2016)
Assistant Professor of Sociology
B.A., University of California, San Diego;
M.A., Ph.D., University of California, Santa Cruz.

Lane Votapka, Ph.D. (2017)
Assistant Professor of Chemistry
B.S., Point Loma Nazarene University;
M.S., Ph.D. University of California, San Diego.

Daphney Wadley, M.A. (2017)
Program Director, Adult Degree Completion Child Development
Assistant Professor

B.A., Point Loma Nazarene University;
M.A., Azusa Pacific University.

Harry Watkins, Ph.D. (2001)
Professor of Marketing
B.A., Willamette University;
M.B.A., University of Arizona;
Ph.D., University of Oregon.

James Wicks, Ph.D. (2009)
Associate Professor of Literature
B.A., M.A., Oregon State University;
Ph.D., University of California, San Diego.

Michael Wiese, Ph.D. (2017)
Professor of Marketing
B.S., Olivet Nazarene University;
M.B.A., Oral Roberts University;
Ph.D., Loyola University, Chicago.

Montague Williams, Ph.D. (2017)
Associate Professor of Church, Culture, and Society
B.A., M.A., Olivet Nazarene University;
M.Div., Nazarene Theological Seminary;
Ph.D., Boston University.

Walter Williams, Ph.D. (2000)
Professor of Communication and Theatre
B.A., University of California, Los Angeles;
M.A., Ph.D., Regent University.

Rosco Williamson, Ph.D. (2006)
Co-Chair, Department of History and Political Science
Professor of Political Science

B.S., Northwest Nazarene University;
M.A., San Diego State University;
Ph.D., University of California, San Diego.

Heidi Woelbern, Ph.D. (2018)
Assistant Professor of Biology
B.A., B.S., Westmont College;
Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles.

William Wood, Ph.D. (1996)
Professor of History
B.A., Colorado State University;
M.A., Ph.D., Indiana University

John Wu, Ed.D. (2001)
Professor of Psychology
B.S., B.A., University of California, Irvine;
Ed.M., Ed.D., Harvard University, Graduate School of Education.

Maria Zack, Ph.D. (1994)
Chair, Department of Mathematical, Information, and Computer Sciences
Chair, Department of Physics and Engineering
Professor of Mathematics

B.A., Ph.D., University of California, San Diego.

Yazmin Zapata, Ed.D. (2018)
Assistant Professor of Special Education
B.A., California State Polytechnic University Pomona;
M.A., California State University Fresno;
Ed.D., San Diego State University.