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

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) Professor
Chemistry and Biochemistry
B.S., Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles.

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

Nash, Rebecca (2013) Assistant Professor
Criminal Justice
B.S., California State University, Los Angeles; M.S., California State University,Long Beach; Ph.D., Simon Fraser University, British Columbia.

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) Associate 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
B.A., Stanford University; M.A., Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara.

Nelms, Barbara J. (1974) Professor
School of Nursing
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. Emerita, 2012.

Newberger, Florence A. (2001) 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
B.A., Princeton University, M.A., Ph.D., University of California, Irvine.

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) Associate Professor
Teacher Education
B.A., San Diego State University; M.A., Point Loma University; 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) Associate Professor
Civil Engineering and Construction Engineering Management
B.S., M.S., Concordia University, Canada; Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University.

Nguyen, Thang N. (1999) Associate 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. Emeritus, 2011.

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.

Nguyen-Rodriguez, Selena Thi (2012) Assistant Professor
Health Science
B.A., California State University, Long Beach; M.P.H., Ph.D., University of Southern California.

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. Emeritus, 2013.

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.

Nou, Leakhena (2005) Associate 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.

Odell, Anne P. (2012) Assistant Professor
School of Nursing
B.S.N., Regents College, New York; M.S.N., University of Southern California; Ph.D., University of San Diego.

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

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

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) Professor
Health Care Administration
B.S., Winston-Salem State University; M.S., University of North Carolina at Greensboro; Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University.

Onderdonk, Nathan (2007) Associate 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., 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) Professor
Design
B.F.A., California State University, Long Beach; M.Arch., California Polytechnic State University, Pomona.

Pace, Douglas A. (2013) Assistant Professor
Biological Sciences
B.S., Long Island University; Ph.D., University of Southern California.

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) Associate Professor
Teacher Education/Liberal Studies
B.A., University of Chicago; M.A., Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley.

Pandya, Sophia (2006) Associate 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
School of Art
B.A., Wheaton College, MA; M.A., Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara.

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) Professor
School of Art
B.A., M.F.A., Art Center College of Design.

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

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

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

Patraporn, Rita (2013) Assistant Professor
Sociology
B.A., University of California, Irvine; MPP, Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles.

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, Pennsylvania.

Pavri, Shireen C. (1999) Associate Dean
College of Education
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) Professor
Psychology
B.A., Seattle University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Southern California.

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

Perez Huber, Lindsay (2012) Assistant Professor
Advanced Studies in Education and Counseling
B.A., University of California, Irvine; M.A., Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles.

Pérez, Manuel (2005) Interim Associate Vice President
Student Services
B.A., San Jose State University; M.A., San Jose State University.

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

Perrone, Dina M. (2010) Assistant Professor
School of Criminology, Criminal Justice, and Emergency Management
B.A., State University of New York; M.A., Ph.D., Rutgers University.

Peterson, Michael R. (2011) Assistant Professor
Physics and Astronomy
B.Sc., University of Utah,Salt Lake City; Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University, University Park.

Petray, Clayre K. (1987) Professor
Kinesiology
B.A., M.A., Ph.D., Arizona State University, Tempe. Emerita, 2010.

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

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) Associate Professor
Teacher Education
B.A., M.A., San Jose State University; Ph.D., University of Michigan.

Platt, Susan (1997) Director
Testing and Evaluation Services
B.A., Radford College; M.A., University of Southern California; Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles.

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

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

Portnoi, Laura (2007) Associate 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
School of 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) Professor
Public Policy and Administration
B.A., Baldwin-Wallace College; M.A., Ohio University; Ph.D., Miami University.

Powers, Kristin M. (2000) 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.

Proctor-Tiffany, Mariah (2013) Assistant Professor
Art
B.A., M.A., Brigham Young University; Ph.D., Brown University.

Prombutr, Wikrom (2012) Assistant Professor
Finance
B.Eng., King Monkut's Institute of Technology, Thailand; M.S., National Institute of Development Administration, Thailand; Ph.D., University of Texas at Arlington.

Qiu, Tianjiano (2007) Associate 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) Associate Professor
Human Development
B.A., Hamilton College; M.A., Ph.D., University of California, San Diego.

Rahai, Hamid R. (1989) Associate Dean for Research
College of Engineering
Professor
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
B.S., M.S., Californai State University, Long Beach; Ph.D., Univeristy of California, Irvine.

Raibley, Jason (2007) Associate 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.

Ramachandran, Hemalatha (2007) Librarian
University Library
B.A., University of North London, England; M.L.S., Florida State University.

Ramirez, Genevieve M. (1974) Professor
Chicano and Latino Studies
B.A., M.A., Rosary College, Illinois; Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles. Emerita, 2013.

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

Rasmussen, Amy Carol (2006) Associate 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. Emerita, 2010.

Ratanasiripong, Paul (2008) 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) Associate Professor
Human Development
B.A., M.A., University of Memphis; Ph.D., Emory University.

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

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) Associate Professor
Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
B.A., Loyola Marymount University; M.A., Ph.D., University of California, Irvine.

Reese, Leslie (2001) 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.

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

Rezaei, Ali (2002) 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. Emeritus, 2010.

Rich, Marc D. (2001) Professor
Communication Studies
B.A., M.A., California State University, Northridge; Ph.D., Southern Illinois University, 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) Professor
School of Art
B.A., M.F.A., California State University, Long Beach.

Riedel, Kyle (2003) Professor
School of 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) Professor
Political Science
B.A., Old Dominion University; Ph.D., University of California, Riverside. Emeritus, 2012.

Rivera-Chang, Jose L. (2001) 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.

Roberts-Corb, Carol (2009) Director
Housing and Residential Life
B.A., University of California, Santa Barbara; M.A., University of Vermont, Burlington.

Robinson, Subrina (2013) Assistant Professor
Communication Studies
B.A., M.A., Southeast Missouri State University, Cape Girardeau; Ph.D., Southern Illinois University, Carbondale.

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, Rigoberto (2007) Associate Professor
Chicano and Latino Studies
B.A., M.A., University of California, Irvine; Ph.D., University of Southern California.

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.

Rourke, Bryan C. (2004) Associate 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.

Roy, Rudabeh Nazarinia (2013) Assistant Professor
Family and Consumer Sciences
B.A., M.A., University of British Columbia, Vancouver; Ph.D., Kansas State University.

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. Emerita, 2010.

Rozenek, Ralph (1988) Professor
Kinesiology
B.S., M.S., University of California, Los Angeles, Ph.D., Auburn University. Emeritus, 2013.

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. Emeritus, 2010.

Russell, Jessica (2013) Assistant Professor
Communication Studies
B.A., M.A., California State University, Sacramento; Ph.D., Michigan State University.

Russo, Albert C. (1988) Professor
Physical Therapy
B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge. Emeritus, 2013.

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


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