Dean of the Colleges: James Daichendt, Ed.D
Office: Bond Academic Center, Deans’ Suite
Telephone: (619) 849-2706
Fax: (619) 849-7018
Administrative Assistant: Kami Leone
The College of Natural and Social Sciences centers on areas of study at Point Loma Nazarene University that focus on preparation in the natural and social sciences. Programs in the natural and social sciences are offered through eight academic departments. Course offerings in the natural and social sciences are designed to help students explore a wide range of people-related, theoretical, and practical knowledge and skills. The college’s highly qualified faculty members are professionally active and committed to engaging students in the learning experience. By emphasizing the university’s mission to engage and challenge minds, to form and model character, and to see service as an expression of faith, the faculty challenge students to become life-long learners, to value the process of personal and intellectual development, and to give their lives in meaningful service to others.
Credential and Internship Programs
Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC-approved) teaching credentials in Preliminary Level I: Multiple Subject, Single Subject, Educational Specialist: Mild/Moderate, Moderate/Severe, Clear Teaching Credential programs; Preliminary and Clear Administrative Services Credential; Pupil Personnel Services Credential; Internship programs. CLAD and Reading certificate programs.
Point Loma Nazarene University maintains several centers within the organization of the College of Natural and Social Sciences, including:
- The Center for Justice and Reconciliation
- The Early Childhood Learning Center
- The Margaret Stevenson Center for Women’s Studies
Accreditations and Affiliations
Point Loma Nazarene University is accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission, the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE), the American Dietetic Association (ADA), the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC), and the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). WASC may be contacted at 985 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 100, Alameda, CA 94501, or by telephone at 510-748-9001.
The College of Natural and Social Sciences, under the direction of the dean of the College, functions with the supervision of academic departments, schools, and centers. The following is a list of chairs, directors, and deans in the college.
Departments and Schools
Department of Biology - Dawne Page, chair
Department of Chemistry - Matthieu Rouffet, chair
Department of Mathematics, Information, and Computer Sciences - Maria Zack, chair
Department of Kinesiology - Brandon Sawyer, c0-chair; Jeffrey Sullivan, co-chair
Department of Physics and Engineering - Maria Zack, chair
Department of Psychology - Kendra Oakes-Mueller, chair
Department of Sociology, Social Work, and Family Sciences - Susan DeCristofaro Rogers, co-chair; Kevin Modesto, co-chair
Bakersfield - Jill Hamilton-Bunch, associate dean
Mission Valley - Deb Erickson, director
Centers and Institutes
The Center for Justice and Reconciliation - James Gates, director
The Early Childhood Learning Center - Susan Rogers, academic director
The Margaret Stevenson Center for Women’s Studies - Kelli McCoy, co-director; Kara Lyons-Pardue, co-director
Students should refer to the following pages in this Catalog for a complete listing of program characteristics, degree requirements, and descriptions of courses offered by academic areas within the College of Natural and Social Sciences.
College of Natural and Social Sciences
Department of Biology
Department of Chemistry
Department of Kinesiology
Department of Mathematical, Information, and Computer Sciences
Department of Physics and Engineering
Department of Psychology
Department of Sociology, Social Work, and Family Sciences