Spring 2021 Graduate and Professional Studies Catalog 
    
    Dec 03, 2021  
Spring 2021 Graduate and Professional Studies 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)

Senyo Adjibolosoo, Ph.D., 2020
Professor Emeritus of Economics

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

Carol Blessing, Ph.D., 2020
Professor Emerita of Literature

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

Douglas Fruehling, M.L.S., 2019
Associate Professor Emeritus of Library 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

Richard Hill, Ph.D., 2019
Professor Emeritus of Writing

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

Alan Hueth, Ph.D., 2020
Professor Emeritus of Communication

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

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

James Skalman, M.F.A., 2019
Professor Emeritus of Art

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

Harry Watkins, Ph.D., 2019
Professor Emeritus of Marketing

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.

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

Angelica Almonte, Ph.D. (2012)
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.

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

Matthew Boyne, M.A. (2020)
Associate Professor of Management
B.S., United States Naval Academy;
M.S., Colorado Tech;
M.A., Seton Hall University;
Ed.D., Pepperdine University.

Max Butterfield, Ph.D. (2013)
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.

Kellye Carroll, A.B.D. (2019)
Visiting Assistant Professor in Child Development
B.F.A., Chapman University;
M.Ed., University of California, San Diego;
A.B.D., Grand Canyon University.

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
Associate 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.

Elizabeth Chamberlain, Ed.D. (2020)
Associate Professor of Education
B.A., MA.Ed., Point Loma Nazarene University;
Ed.D., Azusa Pacific University.

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)
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)
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.

April Cordero, 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.

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)
Director, Athletic Training Program
Professor of Athletic Training
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)
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.

Jim Daichendt, Ed.D. (2008)
Vice Provost of Graduate and Professional Studies
Vice Provost of Traditional Undergraduate Studies

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

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

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

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 Athletic Training
B.A., Azusa Pacific University;
M.S., Austin Peay State University;
Ph.D., University of New Mexico.

James Gates, Ph.D., (2001)
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, Ph.D. (2018)
Assistant Professor of Kinesiology
B.S., Westmont College;
M.A., Ph.D., East Tennessee State University.

Timothy Hall, Ed.D. (2008)
Professor of General Education
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
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.

Richard Hills, M.A. (1985)
Assistant 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.

Elizabeth Holbrook, M.S. (2020)
Assistant Professor of Accounting
B.A., Point Loma Nazarene University;
M.S., Liberty University.

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.

Rachel Hyden, M.S.N. (2020)
Associate Professor of Nursing
B.S.N., Point Loma Nazarene University;
M.S.N., San Diego State University.

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)
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)
Director, Clinical Counseling
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, Ph.D. (2014)
Assistant Professor of Family and Consumer Sciences
B.S., M.S., Loma Linda University;
Ph.D., Concordia University, Chicago.

Christina Kalberg, M.B.A. (2020)
Assistant Professor of Marketing
B.A., Cal State University, Chico;
M.B.A., Point Loma Nazarene 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.

Son Chae Kim, Ph.D. (2019)
Professor of Nursing
B.S.N., University of Washington;
M.S.N., Ph.D., University of San Diego.

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

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

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

Karah Lain, M.F.A. (2019)
Assistant Professor of Visual Art, Painting & Drawing
B.S., Olivet Nazarene University;
M.F.A., Oregon College of Art & Craft.

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.

Robin Lang, M.L.I.S. (2016)
Instructional Services Librarian
Assistant Professor

B.A., Point Loma Nazarene University;
M.L.I.S., San Jose State University.

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

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)
Professor of 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.

Rosemond Lorona, Ph.D. (2019)
Assistant Professor of Psychology
B.A., Pepperdine University;
M.A., Ph.D., Baylor 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, Ph.D. (2017)
Associate Professor of Kinesiology
B.S., Wheaton College;
M.S., Ph.D., Arizona State University.

Kara Lyons-Pardue, Ph.D. (2014)
Co-Director, Margaret Stevenson Center for Women’s Studies
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)
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 Dean for Professional Business Education (BBA)
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.

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

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

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-Chair, Department of History and Political Science
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, A.B.D. (2018)
Assistant Professor of Management
B.A., Cedarville University;
M.B.A., Wright State University;
A.B.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)
Director, Ryan Library
Professor of Library Services

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 Studies
B.A., Colorado State University;
M.A., University of Colorado;
Ph.D., Regent University.

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)
Dean, College of Extended Learning
Director, Adjunct Faculty Management

B.A., Cal State University San Marcos;
M.A., California State University Fullerton;
Ph.D., Duquesne University.

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)
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)
Associate Professor of Communication
B.A., Westmont College;
M.A., San Diego State University;
Ph.D., Southern Illinois University.

Kelsy Richardson, Ph.D. (2019)
Assistant Professor of Psychology

B.A., Point Loma Nazarene University;
M.A., Ph.D., Fuller Theological Seminary.

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
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 Studies
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)
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
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)
Associate Professor of Nursing
B.S.N., Point Loma Nazarene University;
D.N.P., Arizona State University.

Dana Sayre-Stanhope, Ed.D. (2019)
Director, Physician Assistant Program
Professor of Physician Assistant Education

B.S., M.S., University of Colorado;
Ed.D., University of Sarasota.

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)
Professor of Management
B.Ed., University of South Australia;
M.Sc., Ed.D., West Virginia University.

Christine Sloan, Ph.D. (2007)
Associate Dean, BSN Program
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
Director, MS in Kinesiology Program
Professor of Athletic Training and 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 Sciences

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

Julie Sweeney, M.L.I.S. (2019)
Instructional Services Librarian
Assistant Professor

B.A., Point Loma Nazarene University;
M.L.I.S., San Jose State University.

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 Graduate 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.

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)
Associate 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 of Child Development

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

Randall Waynick, Ph.D. (2019)
Associate Professor of Management
B.A., Michigan State University;
M.S.A., Central Michigan University;
Ph.D., Capella University.

James Wicks, Ph.D. (2009)
Chair, Department of Literature, Journalism, Writing and Languages
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)
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)
Associate Professor of Biology
B.A., B.S., Westmont College;
Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles.

Rachelle Wong, Ed.D. (2019)
Program Director, M.A. in Teaching and Credentialing
Associate Professor of Education

B.A., Point Loma Nazarene University;
M.Ed., University of Hawaii;
Ed.D., Concordia University.

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.

Gary Wyer, M.B.A. (2020)
Assistant Professor of Nursing
M.S.N., M.B.A., Grand Canyon University.

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.