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Perla Ayala

Perla Ayala
Assistant Professor College of Engineering

562.985.5732
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Area(s) of Expertise
Cardiac Recovery, Tissue Regeneration,

Mitra Baghdadi

Mitra Baghdadi
Department Coordinator, Anthropology, Homelessness

562.985.5171
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Area(s) of Expertise
Diversity, Iranian Community, Gendered Language, Homelessness

Elaine Bernal

Elaine Bernal
Lecturer Chemistry & Biochemistry

562.985.2213
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Area(s) of Expertise
Professional Development For Stem Faculty In Higher Education

Paul Buonora

Paul Buonora
Professor Chemistry & Biochemistry

562.985.4946
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Area(s) of Expertise
Synthetic Organic Chemistry and Catalysis

Rashida Crutchfield

Rashida Crutchfield
Assistant Professor School of Social Work

562.985.2109
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Area(s) of Expertise
Homelessness, Hunger, Economic and Food Insecurity Among College Students

Elizabeth Eldon

Elizabeth Eldon
Associate Professor, Biological Sciences

562.985.4205
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Area(s) of Expertise
Gene Expression, Immunology, Metabolic factors, Obesity

Zoe Engstrom

Zoe Engstrom
Lecturer, Family & Consumer Sciences

562.985.4484
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Area(s) of Expertise
consumer rights and responsibilities, consumer debt, avoiding and resolving fraudulent transaction disputes, consumer motivation, consumer behavior, financial wellness.

Deborah Fraser

Deborah Fraser
Associate Professor, Biological Sciences

562.985.7597
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Area(s) of Expertise
Cell Biology, Heart Disease, Immunology and Molecular Biology

Laura Gonzalez

Laura Gonzalez
Associate professor of Finance College of Business

562.985.1560
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Area(s) of Expertise
Financial literacy, Banks, Climate Finance, Economy, International Trade, International Regulations, Corporate Finance, Investments

Gwen Goodmanlowe

Gwen Goodmanlowe
Lecturer Marine Biology

562.985.4693
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Area(s) of Expertise
Marine Mammals, Seals, Whales and Dolphins

K. Benjamin Hagedorn

Benjamin Hagedorn



Area(s) of Expertise
Climate Change, water resources, environmental pollution, global warming, drought

Nele Hempel-Lamer

Nele Hempel-Lamer
Professor, German

(562)-985-2666
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Area(s) of Expertise
20th-century German Literature And Culture, Contemporary Austrian Studies, Feminism, Service Learning, And Community Engagement

Erika Holland

Erika Holland
Assistant Professor, Biological Sciences

562.985.5389
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Area(s) of Expertise
Toxicology, Pollution’s Effect On Aquatic Ecosystems

Sandy Kawano

Sandy Kawano
Assistant Professor, Biological Sciences

562.985.4294
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Area(s) of Expertise
Biomechanics And Physiology, Biodiversity, Primarily In Fish

Chris Lowe

Chris Lowe
Shark Lab Director/Professor Marine Biology

562.985.4918
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Area(s) of Expertise
Sharks, Shark Attacks, Stingrays, Fishing, Fisheries, Marine Protected Areas, General Marine Biology

Stephen Mezyk

Stephen Mezyk
Professor Chemistry & Biochemistry

562.985.4649
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Area(s) of Expertise
Cancer, Nuclear Chemistry, Biochemistry, Pollution, Public Health, Toxicology

Nate Onderdonk

Nate Onderdonk
Professor, Geological Sciences Department

562.985.2654
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Area(s) of Expertise
Earthquakes, Active Faults, Tectonic Movement

Bruno Pernet

Bruno Pernet
Associate Professor, Biological Sciences

562.985.5378
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Area(s) of Expertise
Marine Invertebrates

Ali Rezaei

Ali Rezaei
Professor Advanced Studies in Education and Counseling

562.985.4532
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Area(s) of Expertise
Computer applications in education

Jose Rodriguez

Jose Rodriguez
Professor, Communication Studies

562.985.7954
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Area(s) of Expertise
Persuasive Messages, Deception, Fear-Based Speeches, Interpersonal Communications.

Tony Sinay

Tony Sinay
Department Chair Health Care Administration

562.985.5304
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Area(s) of Expertise
Health Care Economics, Hospital Mergers, Rural Health Clinics, Access to Care, Healthy Communities

Kevin Sinchak

Kevin Sinchak
Professor, Biological Sciences

562.985.8649
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Area(s) of Expertise
Neurobiology, Female Reproductive Physiology and Behavior

Katarzyna Slowinska

Katarzyna Slowinska
Professor Chemistry & Biochemistry

562.985.5815
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Area(s) of Expertise
Pharmaceutical Drug Delivery Systems, Collagen-based Materials, Bioengineering

Dr. Ted Stankowich

Ted Stankowich
Associate Professor, Biological Sciences

562.985.4826
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Area(s) of Expertise
Evolutionary Ecology Of Antipredator Behavior, Defenses, And Weaponry In Mammals

Barbara Taylor

Barbara Taylor
Associate Dean for Research College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

562.985.5545
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Area(s) of Expertise
Research Methods, Marine Physiology, Toxins and Development

Long Wang

Long Wang
Assistant Professor, Nutrition & Dietetics

562.985.7492
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Area(s) of Expertise
Cancer, Diet/Nutrition, Eating Disorders

Christine Whitcraft

Christine Whitcraft
Professor, Biological Sciences

562.985.4820
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Area(s) of Expertise
Wetland Ecology, Human Effects on Coastal Ecosystems

Jason Whitehead

Jason Whitehead
Associate professor of Political Science



Area(s) of Expertise
Legal & Judicial Politics, American Politics, Religion & politics, political theory.

Glenn Zucman

Glenn Zucman
Lecturer College of the Arts


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Area(s) of Expertise
Photography, Virtual Reality Art