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Faculty Biographies


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Virgil H. Adams III
Chair, Psychology, Associate Professor of Psychology

Ph.D., Psychology, 1994, University of California Santa Cruz
M.S., Psychology, University of California Santa Cruz
B.A., Psychology, California State University, Fresno

Areas of Specialization: Social Psychology, Intergroup Relations, Hope, Quality of life, African American Families.

William Hampton Adams
Associate Professor of Anthropology

Ph.D., Anthropology, 1976, Washington State University
M.A., Anthropology, Washington State University
A.B., Anthropology, Indiana University

Areas of Specialization: Historical archaeology; oral history; ethno-history; ethno-archaeology; human ecology; environmental history; cultural heritage management; cultural preservation; applied anthropology; African-American history; USA; Oceania; Australia.

Mary Adler
Associate Professor of English

Ph.D., Curriculum and Instruction, 2002, University at Albany, State University of New York
M.A., English/Creative Writing, University at Albany, State University of New York
B.A., History, University of California, Los Angeles

Areas of Specialization: English education (literature instruction, classroom discourse studies, writing development & processes), second language acquisition.

José M. Alamillo
Associate Professor of Chicana/o Studies

Ph.D., Comparative Cultures, 2000, University of California, Irvine
M.A., Comparative Cultures, University of California, Irvine
B.A., Sociology and Communication Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara

Areas of Specialization: Chicana/o Studies; race and ethnicity; gender, immigration and labor, sports and oral history.

Ruben Alarcón
Assistant Professor of Biology

Ph.D., Biology, 2004, University of California, Riverside
B.S. Biology, B.S. Chemistry, University of California, Irvine

Areas of Specialization: Pollination biology, community ecology, insect behavior.

Simone Aloisio
Associate Professor of Chemistry

Ph.D., Analytical Chemistry, 2000, Purdue University
B.A., Chemistry, Bradley University

Areas of Specialization: Atmospheric chemistry, theoretical chemistry, infrared spectroscopy.

Sean Anderson
Associate Professor of Environmental Science and Resource Management

Ph.D., Population Biology, 2003, University of California, Los Angeles
B.A., Environmental Science, University of California, Santa Barbara
B.A., Ecology and Evolution, University of California, Santa Barbara

Areas of Specialization: Restoration Ecology, Conservation Biology, Marine Biology, Wetland Ecology.

Harley Baker
Professor of Psychology

Ed.D., Organization and Leadership,  1999, University of San Francisco
M.S., Developmental Psychology, University of California, Santa Cruz
M.A., Psychology, San Jose State University
B.A., Psychology, California State University Stanislaus

Areas of Specialization: Psychometrics, adolescence, attachment theory, psychoanalytic thought, psychology of religion.

Julia Balén
Associate Professor of English

Ph.D., Comparative Cultural and Literary Studies, 1993, University of Arizona
M.A., English Literature, University of Arizona
B.A., English/Creative Writing, University of Arizona

Areas of Specialization: Twentieth century world literature, feminist studies, activism and social change, sexuality and gender studies.

Terry L. Ballman
Professor of Spanish

Ph.D., Spanish Linguistics, 1985, University of Texas
M.A., Spanish, California State University, Long Beach
B.A., Spanish, California State University, Long Beach

Areas of Specialization: Spanish Language Acquisition, Second/Foreign Language Teaching.

Frank P. Barajas
Associate Professor of History

Ph.D., History, 2001, Claremont Graduate University
M.A., B.A., History, California State University, Fresno

Areas of Specialization: California History, Chicano Studies, Twentieth Century United States History.

Andrzej (A.J.) Bieszczad
Associate Professor of Computer Science

Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, 1996, Carleton University
M.S., Computer Science, Carleton University
M.S., Informatics, Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland

Areas of Specialization: Cognitive Informatics, Artificial Intelligence, Intelligent Agents, Network and Service Management, Internet Programming, Game Programming.

Robert Bleicher
Professor of Education-Science

Ph.D., Educational Psychology, 1993, University of California, Santa Barbara
M.A., Educational Psychology, University of California, Santa Barbara
B.A. (Honors), Chemistry, University of California, Davis

Areas of Specialization: Classroom Discourse, Self-Efficacy, Science Education, Service Learning.

Merilyn Buchanan
Associate Professor of Education

Ph.D., Education: Study of Schooling, 1991, University of California, Los Angeles
M.Ed., Education: Curriculum Design and Evaluation, Liverpool University, U.K.
B.Ed., Education: Environmental Science, Liverpool Institute of Higher Education, U.K.
Cert. ED., Primary Education: Environmental Studies, Notre Dame College, U.K.

Area of Specialization: K-6th grade mathematics education, teacher’s work experiences, organization and function of professional development schools.

Geoffrey W. Buhl
Assistant Professor of Mathematics

Ph.D., Mathematics, 2003, University of California, Santa Cruz
B.A., Mathematics, University of Michigan

Area of Specialization: Mathematical structures in string theory, Lie algebras.

Catherine Scott Burriss
Assistant Professor of Performing Arts

Ph.D., Performance Studies, University of California, Berkeley
B.A., Theatre Arts, University of California, Santa Cruz

Area of Specialization: Contemporary Theater and Performance Art, Early Modern English and Italian Theater, Feminist and Queer Studies, Mimetic Theory, Acting, Directing, Dramaturgy.

Rainer F. Buschmann
Professor of History

Ph.D., History, 1999, University of Hawai‘i at Manoa
M.A., Anthropology, University of Hawai‘i at Manoa
B.A., Anthropology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Areas of Specialization: World History, Pacific Islands History, Modern European History, History of Oceans.

Minder Chen
Associate Professor of Management Information Systems; Chair, MVS School of Business and Economics

Ph.D., Management Information Systems, 1988, University of Arizona
M.B.A., National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan, R.O.C.
B.S., Electrical Engineering, National Taiwan University, Taiwan, R.O.C.

Areas of Specialization: Management Information Systems, Group Decision Support Systems, Service Management, Virtual Teams, Electronic Commerce.

Stephen J. Clark
Associate Professor of Spanish; Interim Chair, Spanish/Languages and Communication

Ph.D., Latin American Literature, 1996, University of Colorado
M.A., Spanish, Middlebury College-Madrid
B.A., Spanish, St. Mary’s College of California

Areas of Specialization: Latin American literature, Cuban narrative, translation.

Tracylee Clarke
Assistant Professor of Communication

Ph.D., Environmental Communication & Policy Development, 2006, University of Utah
MA., Environmental Communication & Cultural Conflict, Washington State University
BA., Interpersonal Communication and Marketing, Southern Utah University

Areas of Specialization: Environmental Conflict Resolution, Cultural Communication, Collaborative Policy Development.

Christopher B. Cogan
Assistant Professor, Environmental Science and Resource Management

Ph.D., Environmental Studies, 2001, University of California, Santa Cruz
M.A., Geography, University of California, Santa Barbara
B.A., Zoology, Humboldt State University

Areas of Specialization: Biodiversity, Biogeography, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Remote Sensing.

Matthew Cook
Associate Librarian

MLIS The Catholic University of America
MA History George Mason University
BA History Campbell University

Areas of Specialization: Outreach and Information Literacy.

Manuel G. Correia
Associate Professor of Education

Ph.D., Language, Literacy and Culture, 2004, University of California, Berkeley
M.A., Elementary Education, California State University Stanislaus
B.A., English, California State University Stanislaus

Areas of Specialization: Primary Language Instruction, Literacy Learning in Sociocultural Contexts, Second Language Acquisition.

Irina D. Costache
Professor of Art History

Ph.D., Art History, 1993, University of California, Los Angeles
M.A., Art History, University of California, Los Angeles
M.A., B.A., Art and Art Conservation, Institute of Fine Arts, Bucharest, Romania.

Areas of Specialization: Art History and Humanities.

Colleen Delaney-Rivera
Associate Professor of Anthropology

Ph.D., Archaeological Anthropology, 2000, University of California, Los Angeles
M.A., Archaeological Anthropology, University of California, Los Angeles
B.A., Anthropology, Beloit College

Areas of Specialization: North American archaeology, emergent complexity, sociocultural interaction and identity, taphonomic processes.

Amy L. Denton
Associate Professor of Biology; Chair, Biology

Ph.D., Botany, 1997, University of Washington
B.A., Environmental Studies, State University of New York at Binghamton

Areas of Specialization: Molecular evolution of adaptation to extreme environments in plants; comparative genomics; plant molecular systematics and population genetics.

Beatrice M. De Oca
Associate Professor of Psychology

Ph.D., Psychology, 1997, University of California, Los Angeles
B.A., Psychology, California State University, Los Angeles

Areas of Specialization: Psychophysiology of emotion, biological basis of emotion, animal defensive behaviors, learning and memory.

Geoff Dougherty
Professor of Physics

Ph.D., Biophysics, 1979, Keele University, England
P.G.C.E., Physics and Education, Leeds University, England
B.S., Physics, Manchester University, England

Areas of Specialization: Medical imaging, image analysis, pattern recognition, biophysics, instrumentation.

Dennis J. Downey
Associate Professor of Sociology

Ph.D., Sociology, 2002, University of California, Irvine
M.A., Comparative Culture, University of California, Irvine
A.B., Public Policy, Stanford University

Areas of Specialization: Social Movements, Diversity and Race/Ethnic Relations.

Jesse Elliott
Associate Professor of Mathematics

Ph.D., Mathematics, 2003, University of California, Berkeley
B.S., Mathematics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Areas of Specialization: Commutative algebra and number theory.

Scott A. Frisch
Professor of Political Science; Chair, Political Science

Ph.D., Political Science, 1997, Claremont Graduate University
M.A., Political Science/ International Relations, University of Pennsylvania
M.G.A., Government Administration, University of Pennsylvania
A.B., International Affairs, Lafayette College

Areas of Specialization: American Institutions (Congress, The Presidency), Public Policy, Public Budgeting.

Marie E. Francois
Professor of History

Ph.D., Latin American History, University of Arizona
M.A., World Comparative History, University of California, Santa Cruz
B.A., History and Latin American Studies, University of Virginia

Area of Specialization: Mexican and Latin American history, 18th and 19th century; cultural history; economic history; material culture; history of gender systems.

Matthew Furmanski
Associate Professor of Art

M.F.A., Sculpture, 1995, Claremont Graduate University
B.F.A., Studio Art, Chapman University

Areas of Specialization: Sculpture, ceramics, digital media and new genres.

Jorge Garcia
Associate Professor of Mathematics

Ph.D., Mathematics, 2002, University of Wisconsin-Madison
M.S., Mathematics, University of Wisconsin-Madison
M.S., Mathematics, Center for Research and Advanced Studies at National Polytechnic Institute, Mexico
B.A., Mathematics, National University of Mexico

Areas of Specialization: Large Deviations, Stochastic Integral.

Blake Gillespie
Associate Professor of Chemistry; Interim Chair, Chemistry

Ph.D., Chemistry, 1999, University of Oregon
B.S., Chemistry, The Evergreen State College

Areas of Specialization: Protein stability, dynamics, structure.

Jeannie M. Grier
Professor of Secondary Education

Ph.D., Teaching and Teacher Education, 1998, University of Arizona
M.Ed., Curriculum and Instruction-Science Education, University of Missouri-Columbia
B.A. Interdisciplinary Studies-Biology, Chemistry, Art, University of Missouri-Columbia.

Areas of Specialization: Secondary Science Teacher Education, Professional Development of Science Teachers, Secondary Methods, Science Content Knowledge and Curriculum Influences.

Andrea K. Grove
Professor of Political Science

Ph.D., Political Science, 1999, The Ohio State University
M.A., International Relations and Strategic Studies, Lancaster University, U.K.
B.A., Political Science, University of Georgia

Area of Specialization: International relations, foreign policy, leadership.

Ivona Grzegorczyk
Professor of Mathematics; Chair, Mathematics and Applied Physics

Ph.D., Mathematics, 1990, University of California, Berkeley
M.S., Mathematics, University of Warsaw

Areas of Specialization: Algebraic Geometry, Vector Bundles, Mathematics and Art, Mathematics Education.

Philip Hampton
Professor of Chemistry

Ph.D., Organic Chemistry, 1989, Stanford University
B.A., Chemistry, St. Olaf College

Areas of Specialization: Organic and inorganic synthesis, catalysis, mechanistic studies, organometallic chemistry, and polymer chemistry.

Elizabeth Hartung
Professor of Sociology; Chair, Sociology and Anthropology

Ph.D., Sociology, 1985, University of Nebraska, Lincoln
M.A., Sociology, Kansas State University
B.A., Sociology, Kansas State University

Areas of Specialization: Stratification, Gender, Popular Culture.

Debra Hoffmann
Assistant Librarian

MLIS, Library & Information Science, University of California, Los Angeles
B.A., Political Science, University of California, Los Angeles

Areas of Specialization: Library Instruction, Information Literacy, Outreach.

Nian-Sheng Huang
Professor of History; History and Chicana/o Studies

Ph.D., History, 1990, Cornell University
M.A., History, Cornell University
M.A., History, Tufts University
B.A., History/Political Science, Teachers University of Inner Mongolia, P. R. China

Areas of Specialization: Early America.

Tiina Itkonen
Associate Professor of Education

Ph.D., Educational Leadership and Organizations (political science emphasis), 2004, University of California, Santa Barbara
M.S., Special Education, University of Oregon
B.Ed., Education, University of Oregon

Areas of Specialization: Education policy and policy analysis, politics of education.

Karen A. Jensen
Associate Professor of Nursing; Chair, Nursing

Ph.D., Nursing, 1996, University of California, Los Angeles
M.S.N., Nursing, University of California, Los Angeles
B.S.N., Nursing, Marquette University

Area of Specialization: Gerontology, Alzheimer’s Caregivers, Curriculum Development and Teaching in Nursing.

Antonio F. Jiménez Jiménez
Associate Professor of Spanish

Ph.D., Spanish Linguistics, 2003, Pennsylvania State University
B.A., Translation and Interpreting, University of Malaga, Spain

Areas of Specialization: Second language acquisition, language attrition, bilingualism, technology-enhanced language learning, corpus-linguistics, translation, and Sociocultural Theory.

Kimmy S. Kee-Rose
Associate Professor of Psychology

Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, 1996, Medical College of Pennsylvania and Hahnemann University
B.A., Psychology, The College of Wooster

Areas of Specialization: Social Cognition; Motivation; Schizophrenia.

Sean Q Kelly
Professor of Political Science

Ph.D., Political Science, 1992, University of Colorado
M.A., Political Science, University of Colorado
B.A., Political Science, Seattle University

Areas of Specialization: American Politics, Congress, the Presidency, Environmental Policy, Research Methods.

Liz King
Associate Professor of Art

M.F.A., Art/Design, 1990, University of California, Los Angeles
B.A., Art, University of California, Los Angeles

Areas of Specialization: Computer Graphics, Web Design, Flash Animation, and Interactive Media.

Jill M. Leafstedt
Associate Professor of Special Education

Ph.D., Education/Emphasis in Special Education Disabilities and Risk, 2002, University of California, Santa Barbara
B.A., Psychology, University of California, Santa Barbara

Areas of Specialization: Learning Disabilities, Early Reading, Early Intervention, Bilingual Education/Special Education.

Daniel B. Lee
Professor of Sociology

Ph.D., Sociology, 1995, Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University
M.A., Sociology, Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University
B.A., Sociology and the Humanities, California State University, Chico

Areas of Specialization: Sociological Theory, Culture, Organizations.

Kathryn Leonard
Assistant Professor of Mathematics

Ph.D., Mathematics, 2004, Brown University
M.S., Mathematics, Brown University
B.S., Mathematics and English, University of New Mexico

Area of Specialization: Mathematics behind Computer Vision, approximation in Banach spaces.

Priscilla Z. Liang
Assistant Professor of Finance

Ph.D., Financial Economics, 2006, Claremont Graduate University
M.B.A., Finance, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
B.S., Management, Beijing Normal University

Area of Specialization: Corporate Finance, International Finance, Behavioral and Emerging Market Finance.

Theodore D. Lucas
Professor of Music D.M.A, Composition and Ethnomusicology, 1970, University of Illinois

M.A., Music Composition, San Diego State University
B.A., Music, San Diego State University

Area of Specialization: Composition, Theory, Violin, Piano, Conducting, South Asian and South American Music.

Luke Matjas
Assistant Professor of Art

M.F.A., Spatial Arts/Digital Media/Critical Theory, 2002, University of California, Santa Barbara
B.A., Film and New Media, University of California, San Diego

Area of Specialization: Design, New Media, Digital Filmmaking, Visual Culture.

Bob Mayberry
Associate Professor of English

M.F.A., 1985, Theatre, University of Iowa
Ph.D., 1979, English, University of Rhode Island
M.A., English, University of Utah
B.A., English, University of Nevada

Areas of Specialization: Composition theory and pedagogy, playwriting, modern drama.

Jim Meriwether
Professor of History, Chair, History and Chicana/o Studies

Ph.D., History, 1995, University of California, Los Angeles
M.A., History, University of California, Los Angeles
B.A/S., History and Political Science, Duke University

Areas of Specialization: 20th-Century U.S. History, African American History, U.S. Foreign Relations, U.S.-African Transnational Relations.

Bradley John Monsma
Professor of English, Interim Chair, English

Ph.D., English and American Literature, 1995, University of Southern California
M.A., English and American Literature, University of Southern California
B.A., English, Calvin College

Areas of Specialization: Environmental Literature, Multicultural Literature, Literary Nonfiction.

Michelle Moon
Associate Professor of Psychology

Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, 2003, Loma Linda University
B.A., Psychology, San Diego State University

Area of Specialization: Clinical Psychology, Child, Adolescent and Family Processes.

J. Andrew Morris
Professor of Management

Ph.D., Organizational Behavior and International Business, 1995, University of South Carolina
M.B.A., Winthrop University
B.S., Finance, Winthrop University

Area of Specialization: Emotional Labor, Leader Humility, Positive Organizational Scholarship.

Nancy Mozingo
Associate Professor of Biology

Ph.D., Zoology, 1993, Arizona State University
B.S., Zoology, Arizona State University

Areas of Specialization: Cellular and Developmental Biology

Claudio Paiva
Associate Professor of Economics

Ph.D., Economics, 1996, University of Illinois, Urbana-Campaign
M.A., Economics, University of Illinois, Urbana-Campaign,
B.A., Economics, San Paulo State University, Campinas

Areas of Specialization: Macroeconomics, international economics, economic development, economic policies, empirical methods.

Nitika Parmar
Assistant Professor of Biology

Ph.D., Molecular Biology, 2000, University of California, Los Angeles
M.Tech., Biochemical Engineering and Biotechnology, Indian Institute of Technology New Delhi, India
M.S., Biotechnology, Pune University, India
B.A/S., Biophysics Honors, Punjab University, India

Area of Specialization: Molecular Biology, Biotechnology.

Joan K. Peters
Associate Professor of English

Ph.D., Comparative Literature, 1974, University of Chicago
M.A., English, University of Chicago
B.A., English, University of Chicago

Areas of Specialization: 17th Century English and European Literature; Modern and Contemporary Fiction, Fiction Writing; Women’s Studies.

Luda Popenhagen
Professor of Performing Arts

Ph.D., Dramatic Art, 1996, University of California, Santa Barbara
M.F.A., Equivalent, Theatre, Ecole Jacques Lecoq-Paris, Ecole Pagneux/Gaulier-Paris, Actors Conservatory-Sydney
B.A., French, Psychology, University of Sydney

Areas of Specialization: Acting, World Drama, and Theatre of Migrant Populations.

Elizabeth P. Quintero
Professor of Education, Early Childhood Studies; Chair, School of Education

Ed.D., Curriculum & Instruction, Early Childhood & Bilingual Education, 1986, New Mexico State University
M.A., Early Childhood Education, Florida State University
B.A., English, Florida State University

Areas of Specialization: Instructional methods, program development, curriculum development, and supervision. Particularly interested in programs that serve families in multilingual communities.

Jack Reilly
Professor of Art; Chair, Art and Performing Arts

M.F.A., Studio Art, 1978, Florida State University
B.F.A., Creative Art, Florida State University
Specialized Studies in Art: Paris American Academy

Areas of Specialization: Painting media and theory, digital art, video, film, surfing.

Paul A. Rivera
Associate Professor of Economics

Ph.D., Economics, 2002, University of Southern California
M.A., Economics, California State University, Long Beach
B.A., Economics, Texas A&M University

Areas of Specialization: Development economics, international migration, rural household economics, culture and economics.

Donald A. Rodriguez
Associate Professor of Environmental Science & Resource Management; Chair, ESRM

Ph.D., Human Dimensions of Natural Resource Management, 1996, Colorado State University
M.S., Environmental Education, California State University Hayward
B.S., Wildlife Zoology, California State University, East Bay

Areas of Specialization: Human dimensions of natural resource management, parks and protected areas management, management of wildland-urban interface, watershed management and land use conflicts.

Peter Smith
Professor of Computer Science; Interim Chair of Computer Science and Information Technology

Ph.D., Computer Studies, 1975, Lancaster University
B.A., Computer Studies, Lancaster University

Areas of Specialization: File and data structures, text processing.

Stephen Stratton
Librarian, Head of Collections and Technical Services

M.S., Library Science, 1992, Wayne State University
M.A., Counseling, Eastern Michigan University
A.B., Communications, University of Michigan

Areas of Specialization: HIV/AIDS Information, Information provision to GLBT populations.

Elnora Kelly Tayag
Assistant Librarian

M.L.I.S., Library Information Science University of California, Los Angeles
M.A., Religion Claremont School of Theology
B.A., Art History University of California, Irvine

Areas of Specialization: Outreach, Community Memory, Filipino American experience.

Christy Teranishi
Associate Professor of Psychology

Ph.D., Psychology, 2001, University of California, Santa Cruz
M.A., Communications, San Diego State University
B.A., Psychology and Business Economics, University of California, Santa Cruz

Areas of Specialization: Latino Identity Development, Cross-Cultural Adaptation, Experiential Learning, Interpersonal Relationships.

Barbara Thorpe
Professor of Nursing

M.S.N. Nursing, 1997 California State University, Dominguez Hills
Ed.D., Leadership and Management, University of San Francisco
M.P. H. Public Health, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
B.S.N. Nursing, D’Youville College

Areas of Specialization: Nursing Education, Leadership, Public Health, Gerontology, Palliative Care.

Kaia Tollefson
Associate Professor of Education

Ph.D., Language, Literacy, and Sociocultural Studies, 2004, University of New Mexico
M.A., Public School Administration, University of Alaska, Anchorage
B.S., Education, Valley City State University

Area of Specialization: Teacher Education, Sociology of Education, Critical Theory.

Lillian Vega-Castaneda
Professor of Language, Culture & Literacy

Ed.D., Teaching, Curriculum and Learning Environments, 1989, Specialization in Sociolinguistics, Harvard University
M.A., Bilingual/Multicultural Education, California State University, Los Angeles
B.A., History, University of California, Irvine

Areas of Specialization: Multicultural/ Multilingual Education, Language, Literacy and Culture in Diverse Contexts, Narrative, Social Justice and Equity issues in curriculum and instruction.

Kevin Volkan
Professor of Psychology;

M.P.H., Public Health, 1998, Harvard University
Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, Center for Psychological Studies
Ed.D., Educational Psychology, Northern Illinois University
M.A., Psychology, Sonoma State University
B.A., Biology, University of California, Santa Cruz

Areas of Specialization: Quantitative assessment of physician performance, Asian philosophy and religion, Psychoanalysis and Depth Psychology.

William E. Wagner, III
Professor of Sociology

Ph.D., Sociology, 2003, University of Illinois-Chicago
M.A., Sociology, University of Illinois-Chicago
B.A., Mathematics, St. Mary’s College of Maryland

Areas of Specialization: Research Methods, Statistics, Social Network Analysis, Sociology of Sport, Gay & Lesbian Studies.

Ching-Hua Wang
Professor of Immunology and Microbiology

Ph.D., Immunology, 1986, Cornell University
M.S., Immunology, Beijing Medical University
M.D., 1978, Beijing Medical College

Areas of Specialization: Infection and immunity, cellular and molecular immunology, microbiology.

William J. Wolfe
Professor of Computer Science

Ph.D., Mathematics, 1976, City University of New York
B.A., Mathematics, Queens College

Areas of Specialization: Artificial Intelligence, Neural Networks, Scheduling Systems, Database-driven Web Sites.

Gregory G. Wood
Associate Professor of Physics

Ph.D., Physics, 2000, University of California, Riverside
B.S., Physics, University of California, San Diego

Areas of Specialization: Statistical Mechanics, Biophysics, Computational Physics.

Cynthia Wyels
Professor of Mathematics

Ph.D., Mathematics, University of California, Santa Barbara
M.S., Mathematics, University of Michigan
B.A., Mathematics, Pomona College

Areas of Specialization: Combinatorics, Linear Algebra, Graph Theory.