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Nagai, Chikako (2007) Assistant Professor
Social Work
B.A., Seattle Pacific University; M.S.W., University of Washington; Ph.D., Smith College, School for Social Work.

Nakai, Karen Kawai (1999) Executive Assistant to the President
Office of the President
Professor
Advanced Studies in Education and Counseling
B.A., M.S., University of California, Los Angeles; Ed.D., Pepperdine University.

Nakajima, Mikiko (2009) Assistant Professor
Kinesiology
B.S., International Christian University, Tokyo; M.S., California State University, Long Beach; Ed.D., University of Southern California.

Nakayama, Kensaku (1987) Associate Professor
Chemistry and Biochemistry
B.S., Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles.

Narayanaswami, Vasanthy (2008) Assistant Professor
Chemistry and Biochemistry
B.S., University of Madras, India; M.S., University of Mysore, India; Ph.D., Indian Institute of Technology.

Nasr, Elhami B. (2002) Professor
Civil Engineering and Construction Engineering Management
B.S., M.S., California State University, Long Beach, Ph.D., University of Colorado.

Nayak-Guercio, Aparna (2006) Assistant Professor
Romance, German, Russian Languages and Literatures
B.A., University of Bombay, India; M.A., Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh.

Neff, Hector (2002) Professor
Anthropology
A.B., Stanford University; M.A., Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara.

Nelms, Barbara J. (1974) Professor
Nursing, School of
B.S.N., University of Iowa; M.N., Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles.
B.A., Rutgers University; M.S., Ph.D., University of Miami.

Newberger, Florence A. (2001) Associate Professor
Mathematics and Statistics
B.A., B.S., University of California, Santa Cruz; Ph.D., University of Maryland College Park.

Ng, Chen Feng (2008) Assistant Professor
Economics
A.B., Princeton University, M.A., Ph.D., University of California, Irvine.

Nguyen, Hannah-Hanh (2006) Assistant Professor
Psychology
B.A., California State University, Long Beach; M.A., Ph.D., Michigan State University.

Nguyen, Hieu (2007) Assistant Professor
Marketing
B.A., Hanoi Foreign Studies University, Vietnam; M.A., Texas Christian University; Ph.D., University of Texas at Arlington.

Nguyen, Huong Tran (2005) Assistant Professor
Teacher Education
B.A., San Diego State University; M.A., Point Loma college; Ph.D., University of California, Riverside.

Nguyen, Richard P. (1984) Professor
Civil Engineering and Construction Engineering Management
B.S., National Institute of Technology, Taiwan; M.S., Ph.D., University of Missouri-Rolla.

Nguyen, T. Hung (2006) Assistant Professor
Civil Engineering and Construction Engineering Management
B.S., M.S., Concordia University, Canada; Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University.

Nguyen, Thang N. (1999) Assistant Professor
Information Systems
B.S., Lavel University, Quebec; M.S., Georgia Institute of Technology; Ph.D., George Mason University.

Nguyen, Thinh V. (1986) Professor
Computer Engineering and Computer Science
B.S., Ph.D., University of California, Irvine; M.S., University of Southern California.

Nguyen, Thuc-Doan (2008) Assistant Professor
Marketing
B.E., Ho Chi Minh University, M.B.A., Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand; Ph.D., University of Utah.

Nicholls, Walter J. (2004) Assistant Professor
Sociology
B.S., University of California, Santa Cruz; M.S., Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles.

Noble, Charles (1987) Professor
Political Science
B.A., Cornell University; M.A., University of California, Los Angeles; Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley.

Noguera, Norma A. (2001) Associate Professor
Mathematics and Statistics
B.A., Universidad Nacional, Heredia; M.Ed., Ph.D., Ohio University.

Nolan, Lawrence P. (1997) Professor
Philosophy
B.A., M.A., Ph.D., University of California, Irvine.

Noquez, Alice E. (2009) Assistant Professor
Nursing
B.S., University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta; M.S., M.S.N., Ph.D., University of San Diego.

Nou, Leakhena (2005) Assistant Professor
Sociology
B.A., California State University,Fullerton; M.A., University of Hawaii at Manoa; M.S.W. Columbia University, NYPh.D., University of Hawaii at Manoa.

O'Connor, Daniel (1999) Associate Professor
Political Science/Liberal Studies
B.A., University of California, Berkeley; M.A., Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles.

O'Donnell, Julie A. (1994) Professor
Social Work
B.A., University of Wyoming; M.A., Eastern Washington College; Ph.D., University of Washington.

O'Gorman, Hugh (2002) Associate Professor
Theatre Arts
B.A., Cornell University; M.F.A., University of Washington, Seattle.

Ohtmer, Ortwin A. (1986) Professor
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Dr.-Ing., Technical University of Braunschweig, West Germany. Emeritus, 2006.

Ojede, Andrew (2009) Assistant Professor
Economics
B.A., Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda; M.A., University of North Texas; Ph.D., Kansas State University.

O'Lawrence, Henry (2001) Associate Professor
Professional Studies
B.S., Winston-Salem State University; M.S., University of North Carolina at Greensboro; Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University.

Oliver, John (1988) Professor
Social Work
B.A., California State University, Los Angeles; M.S.W., University of California, Los Angeles; Ph.D., Brandeis University.

Onderdonk, Nathan (2007) Assistant Professor
Geological Sciences
B.S., Principia College; M.S., Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara.

Ortiz, Anna M. (2003) Professor
Advanced Studies in Education and Counseling
B.S., University of California, Davis; M.A. The Ohio State University, Columbus; Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles.

O'Rourke, Patrick (2008) Director
Veterans University and Veterans Affairs Services
B.A., Valparaiso University; M.A., Naval Post-graduate School, Monterey.

Ostergren, Jennifer A. (2009) Assistant Professor
Communicative Disorders
B.S., M.S., California State University, Long Beach; Ph.D., Claremont Graduate University.

Ostrowski, John W. (1988) Professor
Public Policy and Administration
B.A., Youngstown State University; M.A., Ph.D., Kent State University.

Ottolia, Dorothy J. (2001) Associate Professor
Design
B.F.A., California State University, Long Beach; M.Arch., California Polytechnic State University, Pomona.

Pabotoy, Orlando (2006) Assistant Professor
Theater Arts
B.A., Juilliard School.

Palacios, Rita M. (2009) Assistant Professor
Romance, German, and Russian Languages and Literatures
B.A., University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada; M.A., Ph.D., University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Pandya, Jessica Z. (2005) Assistant Professor
Teacher Education/Liberal Studies
B.A., University of Chicago; M.A., Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley.

Pandya, Sophia (2006) Assistant Professor
Religious Studies
B.A., University of California, Berkeley; Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara.

Papp, Zoltan (2003) Professor
Physics and Astronomy
M.S., Ph.D., University of Debrecon, Hungary.

Paquette, Catha (2003) Associate Professor
Art
B.A., Wheaton College, MA; M.A., Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara.

Para, Donald J. (1988) Interim Provost and
Senior Vice President
Academic Affairs
Professor
Music - Bob Cole Conservatory of Music
B.M., M.M., Western Michigan University; Ph.D., Michigan State University.

Parentela, Emelinda M. (1996) Professor
Civil Engineering and Construction Engineering Management
B.S., Luzonian University Foundation, Philippines; M.S., Ph.D., University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

Park, Sunook (2006) Associate Professor
Art
B.A., M.F.A., Art Center College of Design.

Parker, Douglas A. (1968) Professor
Sociology
B.A., San Francisco State University; M.A., Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley. Emeritus, 2005.

Parker-Jeannette, Cyrus (2006) Professor
Dance
B.A., California State University, Fullerton; M.F.A., University of California, Irvine.

Paskin, Daniel (2008) Assistant Professor
Journalism
B.A., Helio Alonso College, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; M.A., Ph.D., University of Miami.

Pasztor, Eileen Mayers (1999) Associate Professor
Social Work
B.A., Stanford University; M.S.W., Ohio State University; D.S.W., Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C.

Pattnaik, Jyotsna (2000) Professor
Teacher Education
M.Ed., Dr. Parsuram Institute of Advanced Studies in Education, Orissa, India; M. Phil., Jamia Millia Islamia University, New Delhi, India; Ph.D., Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

Pavri, Shireen C. (1999) Associate Dean
College of Education
Associate Professor
Advanced Studies in Education and Counseling
B.A., St. Xavier's College, Bombay, India; B.Ed., M.Ed., SNDT Women's University, Bombay, India; M.S., Ed.S., Miami University, Ohio; Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Pedersen, William (2002) Associate Professor
Psychology
B.A., Seattle University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Southern California.

Perez, Eduardo L. (2007) Assistant Professor
Design
B.Arch., California State Polytechnic University, Pomona; M.Arch, Southern California Institute of Architecture.

Pernet, Bruno (2004) Assistant Professor
Biological Sciences
B.A., University of California, Santa Cruz; Ph.D., University of Washington, Seattle.

Petray, Clayre K. (1987) Professor
Kinesiology
B.A., M.A., Ph.D., Arizona State University, Tempe.

Phengpis, Chanwit (2006) Associate Professor
Finance
B.A., Chulalongkorn University, Thailand; M.A., San Francisco State University; Ph.D., University of Texas at Arlington.

Philipose, Elizabeth (2002) Associate Professor
Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
B.A., University of Victoria; M.A., York University; Ph.D., York University, Toronto.

Piane, Gina (2001) Professor
Health Science
B.A., M.P.H., D.P.H., University of Illinois at Chicago.

Piar, Carlos (1990) Professor
Religious Studies
B.S., Biola College; M.Div., Th.M., Talbot Theological Seminary; Ph.D., University of Southern California.

Pickett, Galen T. (1999) Professor
Physics and Astronomy
B.S., Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Ph.D., University of Chicago.

Piker, Ruth (2006) Assistant Professor
Teacher Education
B.A., M.A., San Jose State University; Ph.D., University of Michigan.

Plax, Timothy G. (1987) Professor
Communication Studies
B.A., M.A., California State University, Long Beach; Ph.D., University of Southern California.

Plecnik, Joseph M. (1985) Professor
Civil Engineering and Construction Engineering Management
B.E., Youngstown State University; M.S., Ph.D., Ohio State University. Emeritus, 2008.

Pollard, Christine D. (2010) Associate Professor
Physical Therapy
B.S., Azusa Pacific University; M.S., Pacific University; Ph.D., University of Massachusetts.

Ponce de Leon, Charles L. (2009) Associate Professor
History
B.A., University of California, Santa Barbara; Ph.D., Rutgers University.

Portnoi, Laura (2007) Assistant Professor
Advanced Studies in Education and Counseling
B.A., University of Michigan, Ann Arbor; M.A., Indiana University; M.A., University of the Western Cape, South Africa; Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles.

Potts, Marilyn K. (1989) Professor
Social Work
B.S., Purdue University; M.S.W., Indinana University, Indianapolis; Ph.D., Purdue University.

Pounds, Micheal C. (1989) Professor
Film and Electronic Arts
B.A., University of Maryland, Baltimore; M.A., Ph.D., New York University.

Powell, David C. (2001) Associate Professor
Public Policy and Administration
B.A., Baldwin-Wallace College; M.A., Ohio University; Ph.D., Miami University.

Powers, Kristin M. (2000) Associate Professor
Advanced Studies in Education and Counseling
B.S., University of Wisconsin, Madison; M.A., Ph.D., University of Minnesota, Minneapolis.

Prince, Judy L. (2002) Psychologist
Counseling and Psychological Services
B.A., University of California, Los Angeles; M.A., Loyola Marymount University; M.A., Psy.D., California School of Professional Psychology, Alhambra.

Qiu, Tianjiano (2007) Assistant Professor
Marketing
B.A., Zhejiang University, China; M.Ed, Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Quam-Wickham, Nancy L. (1994) Professor
History
B.A., San Francisco State University; M.A., Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley.

Quintiliani, Karen (2003) Associate Professor
Anthropology
B.A., Loyola Maramount University; M.A., California State University, Long Beach; Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles.

Rae-Espinoza, Heather (2007) Assistant Professor
Human Development
B.A., Hamilton College; M.A., Ph.D., University of California, San Diego.

Rahai, Hamid R. (1989) Director
Center for Energy and Environmental Research and Services
Professor
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
B.S., M.S., Californai State University, Long Beach; Ph.D., Univeristy of California, Irvine.

Raibley, Jason (2007) Assistant Professor
Philosophy
B.A., DePauw University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

Rainof, Alexander (1998) Associate Professor
Romance, German, Russian Languages and Literatures
B.A., Boston University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Michigan-Ann Arbor.

Rajpoot, Subhash (1990) Professor
Physics and Astronomy
B.Sc., Ph.D., Imperial College, London.

Ramirez, Genevieve M. (1974) Director
Learning Assistance Center
Professor
Chicano and Latino Studies
B.A., M.A., Rosary College, Illinois; Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles.

Ranney, Martha J. (2001) Associate Professor
Social Work
B.S., M.S.W., California State University, Long Beach; Ph.D., University of Southern California.

Rasmussen, Amy Cabrera (2006) Assistant Professor
Political Science
B.A., M.A., California State University, Long Beach; Ph.D., Yale University.

Rasmussen, Karen (1989) Professor
Communication Studies
B.A., Dakota Wesleyan; M.A., University of Wyoming; Ph.D., University of Colorado, Boulder.

Ratanasiripong, Paul (2008) Associate Professor
Advanced Studies in Education and Counseling
B.A., University of California, Berkeley; M.A., Ph.D., Wright Institute, Graduate School of Psychology.

Rauscher, M. Lauren (2006) Assistant Professor
Human Development
B.A., M.A., University of Memphis; Ph.D., Emory University.

Reddy, Harnatha C. (1987) Professor
Electrical Engineering
B.E., Sri Venkateswara University, India; M.S., University of Baroda, India; Ph.D., Osmania University, India. Emeritus, 2006.

Reddy, Sabine B. (2001) Associate Professor
Management and Human Resources Management
M.A., Western Michigan University; Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Redman, Jeremy (2004) Assistant Professor
Civil Engineering and Constructon Engineering Management
B.S., M.S., Ph.D., University of California, Irvine.

Redouane, Najib (1999) Professor
Romance, German, Russian Languages and Literatures
B.A., FACLIP, Paris, France; M.A., Universite Laval, Quebec, Canada; M.A., Ph.D., University of Toronto, Canada.

Reed, Jennifer (2006) Assistant Professor
Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
B.A., Loyola Marymount University; M.A., Ph.D., University of California, Irvine.

Reese, Leslie (2001) Executive Director
Center for Language Minority Education and Research (CLMER)
Professor
Teacher Education
B.A., Stanford University; M.A., California State University, Long Beach; Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles.

Reiboldt, Wendy L. (1992) Professor
Family and Consumer Sciences
B.S., Miami University, Ohio; M.S. and Ph.D., Ohio State University.

Reichard, Gary W. (1994) Professor
History
B.A., College of Wooster; M.A., Vanderbilt University; Ph.D., Cornell University. Emeritus, 2009.

Reis, Raul F. (2000) Professor
Journalism
B.A.,Universidad Federal do Para, Belem, Brazil; M.S.,Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas; Ph.D.,University of Oregon, Eugene.

Reynolds, Grace (2007) Assistant Professor
Health Care Administration
B.A., Macalester College; M.A., University of Alaska Anchorage; Ph.D., University of Southern California.

Rezaei, Ali (2002) Associate Professor
Advanced Studies in Education and Counseling
B.S., M.S., Shiraz University, Iran; Ph.D., University of Calgary, Canada.

Rhee, Thomas A. (1988) Professor
Finance
B.A., Hankuk University of Foreign Seoul, Korea; M.A., Kent State University; M.A., University of Chicago; Ph.D., Wayne State University.

Rhoads, Thomas J. (1976) Professor
College of Business Administration
B.S., M.B.A., University of Southern California; J.D., Western State University.

Rich, Marc D. (2001) Associate Professor
Communication Studies
B.A., M.A., California State University, Northridge; Ph.D., Southern Illinois University at Carbondale.

Richards, Catherine R. (2004) Associate Professor
Advanced Studies in Education and Counseling
B.A., M.A., University of California, Riverside; Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara.

Richesson, Robin A. (2002) Associate Professor
Art
B.A., M.F.A., California State University, Long Beach.

Riedel, Kyle (2003) Associate Professor
Art
B.S., Portland State University, Oregon; M.F.A., University of Texas, Austin.

Rios-Ellis, Britt K. (1994) Professor
Health Science
B.A., M.S., Ph.D., University of Oregon.

Riposa, Gerry (1989) Dean
College of Liberal Arts
Professor
Political Science
B.A., Old Dominion University; Ph.D., University of California, Riverside.

Rivera-Chang, Jose L. (2001) Associate Professor
Design
B.F.A., Catholic University; M.A., Ohio State University.

Roberts, Pamela K. (1989) Professor
Human Development
B.A., University of California, San Diego; M.A., Notre Dame; M.A., Western Michigan; Ph.D., University of Wisconsin.

Robinson, Douglas W. (1989) Vice President
Student Services
B.S., M.S., Iowa State University, Ames; Ph.D. Claremont Graduate University.

Rodrigue, Christine M. (1999) Professor
Geography
B.A., M.A., California State University, Northridge; Ph.D., Clark University, Massachusetts.

Rodriguez, Jose I. (1995) Professor
Communication Studies
B.A., M.A., California State University, Long Beach; Ph.D., Michigan State University.

Rodriguez, Victor M. (2000) Associate Professor
Chicano and Latino Studies
B.A., University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico; M.A., Ph.D., University of California, Irvine.

Rojas, Clarissa (2008) Assistant Professor
Chicano and Latino Studies
B.A., University of California, Santa Cruz; M.A., San Francisco State University; Ph.D., University of California, San Francisco.

Rojas, Maythee G. (2001) Associate Professor
Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
B.A., Pomona College; Ph.D., Arizona State University.

Rosenkrantz, Max Langan (2003) Associate Professor
Philosophy
B.A., Johns Hopkins University; Ph.D., University of Texas, Austin.

Rottig, Daniel (2008) Assistant Professor
Management and Human Resource Management
B.A., University of Applied Sciences, Schmalkalden, Germany; M.B.A., Southeast Missouri State University; Ph.D., Florida Atlantic University.

Rourke, Bryan C. (2004) Assistant Professor
Biological Sciences
B.S., College of William and Mary, VA; Ph.D., University of California, Irvine.

Rousso-Schindler, Steven N. (2008) Assistant Professor
Anthropology
B.A., University of Maryland; M.A., Ph.D., University of Southern California.

Rozee, Patricia D. (1987) Professor
Psychology/Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
B.A., California State University, Long Beach; M.A., Ph.D., University of California, Davis.

Rozenek, Ralph (1988) Professor
Kinesiology
B.S., M.S., University of California, Los Angeles, Ph.D., Auburn University.

Rubio, Olga G. (1997) Professor
Teacher Education
B.S., Texas A & I University; M.S., University of Texas at San Antonio; Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania.

Rueda, Alfonso (1989) Professor
Electrical Engineering
B.S., M.S., Massachusetts Institute of Technology; M.A., Ph.D., Cornell University.

Runyon, Lowell R. (1968) Professor
Finance
B.S., University of Colorado; M.B.A., D.B.A., University of Southern California. Emeritus, 2008.

Russo, Albert C. (1988) Professor
Physical Therapy
B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge.

Ruwedel, Mark A. (2002) Associate Professor
Art
B.F.A., Kutztown University of Pennsylvania; M.F.A., Université Concordia.