Faculty & Staff

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Adjunct Instructor - Music History
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Visiting Assistant Professor of Economics
Neerja Aggarwal
Acquisition and Student Assistant Coordinator
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Assistant Professor of Comparative and International Education and Leadership
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Director of Environmental Health and Safety
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Executive Vice President for Finance and Administration
Chief Financial Officer
Chief Investment Officer
arch asawa
Technical Support Assistant
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Assistant Director of Athletics
erica baldaray
Professor of Comparative Politics
Director of International Studies Concentration
shane barter
Executive Director of Strategic Marketing and Communications
Martin Beck
Head Coach, Men's Soccer
Shawn Beyer
Admission Counselor
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General Manager, Soka Performing Arts Center
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Head Coach, Cross Country / Track & Field
patrick boivin
Director of Financial Aid
Scott Brandos
Visiting Assistant Professor of African Politics and Economic Development
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Professor of Political Science
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Associate Professor of Environmental Management and Policy
george busenberg

C

International Development Assistant
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Associate Professor of Sociology
Director of Social and Behavioral Sciences Concentration
Ryan Ashley Caldwell
Associate Professor of Physical Geography
Director of Environmental Studies
monika calef
Assistant Professor of Spanish Language and Culture
Pablo Camus
Associate Director, Creative Content
cathy cervantes
Distinguished PBRC Research Fellow
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Adjunct Instructor - Music
wan chin chang
Human Resources Coordinator - Employee Relations
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Adjunct Instructor - Chinese
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Professor Emerita of Economics
hongyi chen
Assistant to the Faculty and Academic Affairs Field Trip Coordinator
teri chester
Human Resources Coordinator - Student Employment
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Adjunct Instructor - Jazz
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Associate Professor of Rhetoric and Composition
Director of the Writing Program
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DEI Program Coordinator
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Operations Manager, Facility Service Partners
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Development Coordinator
dana collins
Assistant to the Faculty
rebecca cortez
Head Coach, Swimming & Diving
Adam Crossen
Visiting Assistant Professor of Latin American Studies
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Assistant Coach, Swimming & Diving
Andrew Crowell
Associate Professor of Biology
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Assistant Director of Residential Life
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Director of Residential Life
lisa deiser
Assistant Professor of Sociology
Danielle Denardo
Adjunct Faculty - Environmental Studies
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Student Accounts Assistant/Cashier
yumiko dittmar
Library Coordinator - Interlibrary Loan and Course Reserves
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Assistant Director of Admission
Chelsea Dugger
Director of Student Services
brian durick

E

Associate Professor of Anthropology
sarah england
Adjunct Instructor - Wellness
jill english
Adjunct Instructor - Social Work
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Visiting Professor of African Studies and Economic Development
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Head Coach, Women's Soccer
 Wendy Espejel

F

President
Chief Academic Officer
Professor of Economics
Ed Feasel
Visiting Assistant Professor of Microbiology
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Assistant Coach, Women's Soccer
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Assistant to the Director of Study Abroad and International Internships
fran fujii

G

Professor Emeritus of Painting/Drawing
Arie Galles
Operations Manager, Facility Service Partners
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Associate Director of Information Technology
jeff gardea
Associate Director, Communications
Nathan Gauer
Associate Professor of Comparative Literature
Director of Humanities Concentration
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Professor of Music Composition and Theory
Michael Golden
Financial Aid Counseling Coordinator
Jenessa Garcia
Interim Writing Center Manager
Adjunct Instructor - Writing
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Distinguished Visiting Professor of Ikeda Studies
Jason Goulah
Manager for Diversity Initiatives and Community Building
Maya Gunaseharan
Adjunct Instructor - Spanish
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Interim Dean of Faculty
Professor of Environmental Biogeochemistry
robert hamersley
Manager of Special Facilities
bryan hanmer
Adjunct Instructor - Spanish
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Director of the MA Program in Educational Leadership and Societal Change
Professor of Educational History and Culture
jay heffron
Assistant Professor of Biochemistry
Nidanie Henderson-Stull
Visiting Professor – Graduate School
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Associate Dean of Students
Director of Student Activities
Michelle Hobby-Mears
Professor Emerita of Chinese Language & Culture
nancy hodes
Director of Security
Fisotec Security, Inc.
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OISS Coordinator
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Professor of Asian Studies
Dongyoun Hwang

I

Adjunct Instructor - Japanese
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Associate Professor of Japanese Language and Culture
osamu ishiyama

J

Senior Network Administrator
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Assistant to the Office of Study Abroad and International Internships
kathleen jorgensen

K

Associate Director of International Student Services
Margaret Kasahara
Director of Special Projects
Bridges to Business (B2B)
Critical Conversations @Soka
Mary Patrick Kavanaugh
Manager of Service Desk
Systems Administrator
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Professor of Asian Literature
Director of the Pacific Basin Research Center
John Pavel Kehlen
Executive Director of Philanthropy
linda kennedy
Associate Director of Admission
jimmy king
Executive Vice President of University Community
Chief Human Resources Officer
Title IX and Section 504 Coordinator for Faculty, Staff and Others
katherine king
Professor of Rhetoric and Composition
Gesa Kirsch
Administrative Coordinator to the Graduate School and the Office of Institutional Research and Assessment
 Manami Koizumi
Production Services Manager
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Adjunct Instructor - Music
Alfred Lang
Payroll Analyst
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Visiting Assistant Professor of Psychology
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Residence Hall Coordinator
Residential Life Conduct Officer
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Assistant Professor of Biochemistry
Robert Levenson
Professor Emerita of Chinese Language & Culture
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Associate Professor of Economics
Junyi Liu
Visiting Assistant Professor of Organic Chemistry
Duminda Liyanage
Manager, Academic Affairs
Executive Assistant to the Vice President for Academic Affairs
clare lorenzo
Professor of Anthropology
edward lowe
Manager of Community Relations
xiaoxing liu
Director of Admission Operations
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Assistant to the Registrar
phuong luong lewis
English Language Programs Coordinator
Liz Lyum

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Associate Professor of International Studies
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Assistant to the Office of the Graduate School
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Manager, Advertising, Media Research and Planning
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Associate Professor of Japanese Language and Culture
hiroshi matsumoto
Technical Services Manager
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Associate Professor of Economics
Diya Mazumder
Senior Academic Systems Administrator
barbara mcgrath
Residence Hall Coordinator
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Professor of American Literature
jim merod
Adjunct Instructor - Literature
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Adjunct Instructor - Vocal
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Visiting Assistant Professor of General Education, Global Health, and Health Professions Advisor
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Executive Director of Information Technology
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Residence Hall Coordinator
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Adjunct Instructor - Japanese
chieko miyama
Head Coach, Women's Golf
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Administrative Assistant
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Vice President for Mission Integration
Kevin Moncrief
Associate Director of Events and Conferences
Fae Monroe
Dean of Students
Title IX and Section 504 Deputy Coordinator for Students
hyon moon
Director of Athletics and Recreation
mike moore
Associate Director, Production and Digital Media
sam morales
Assistant Professor of Educational Psychology and Assessment
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Box Office Manager
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Adjunct Faculty - French
ghada mourad
Visiting Distinguished Professor of Biological Chemistry
Robert Moyzis
Accounts Payable Manager
emy mukumoto
Special Projects Coordinator
Assistant to the Dean of Students
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Assistant Athletic Trainer
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Director of Student Leadership and Service Engagement
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Controller and Assistant Treasurer
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Investment Accountant
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Help Desk Technician I
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Adjunct Instructor - French
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IT Administrative Operations Manager
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Associate Professor of Biology
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Bookstore Manager
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Visiting Assistant Professor of Peace and Conflict Studies
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Staff Accountant
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Director of Study Abroad and International Internships Office
Alex Okuda
Assistant Coach, Men's Soccer
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Adjunct Instructor - Photography
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Systems Administrator
rakesh patel
Admission Data Processor
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Associate Professor of Studio Art
Director of Creative Arts Program
Anne Pearce
Vice President for Sponsored Research and External Academic Relations
Professor of Physics and Astronomy
Bryan Penprase
Assistant Professor of Mathematics
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Associate Professor of Environmental Planning & Practice
Deike Peters
Visiting Assistant Professor of Chemistry
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Assistant Director of Admission Operations
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Manager of Internships
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Associate Professor of Spanish Language and Culture
Veronica Quezada

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Visiting Assistant Professor of International Studies
 Fatima Rahman
Associate Professor of World Art
nalini rao
Evening Athletic Equipment & Operations Coordinator
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Professor of Latin American Studies
Ian Read
Accounts Payable Clerk
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Assistant to the Faculty
Academic Events Coordinator
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Science Laboratory Director
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General Manager, Bon Appetit
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Adjunct Instructor - Ceramics
Don Ryan

S

Executive Assistant to the President
Board Secretary
hiro sakai
Residence Hall Coordinator
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Assistant Coach, Cross Country/Track and Field
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Community Relations Coordinator and Receptionist
leo sasaki
Executive Director of International Development
toshiko sato
Adjunct Instructor - Chinese
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Manager of Domestic Development
colleen scherf-ghara
Visiting Assistant Professor of History in International Studies
Jeannie Shinozuka
Assistant Professor of French Language and Culture
Director of the Language and Culture Program
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Assistant to the Office of Academic Affairs
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Assistant to the Faculty
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Associate Professor of American History
James Spady
Marketing and Communications Manager
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Distinguished Visiting Professor of Literature
Hortense Spillers
Assistant to the Office of Enrollment Services
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Human Resources Manager - Benefits and Payroll
bobbie stemple

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Vice President for Institutional Research and Assessment
Dean of the Graduate School
Professor of Linguistics and Education
Tomoko Takahashi
Professor of Psychology
Institutional Research and Assessment Coordinator
seiji takaku
Adjunct Instructor - Spanish
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Assistant Director of Alumni Relations
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Professor Emerita of Sociology
gail thomas
Web Content Strategist
Alexis Tice
Instruction & Assessment Librarian
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Manager of Overseas Development
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Manager of New Student Orientation and Shuttle Services
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Associate Professor of Mathematics
Anna Varvak
Manager of Student Accounts
eiko vogtman
Associate Professor of Physics
Institutional Research and Assessment Coordinator
Director of Science and Math Program
Phat Vu

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English Language Programs Director
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Associate Professor of Molecular/Cell Biology
Director of Life Sciences Concentration
 Susan Walsh
Manager of Technical Services
joy wang
University Photographer and Videographer
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Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs
Professor of East Asian History & International Studies
michael weiner
Vice President
University Counsel
David Welch
Financial Aid Data Analyst
John Werfelmann
Associate Director of Academic Computing
geoff westropp
Adjunct Instructor - Psychology
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Associate Professor of Rhetoric and Composition
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Reference and Instruction Librarian
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Dean of Enrollment Services
andrew woolsey
Director of Career Development & Internships
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Director of Administration
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Assistant Professor of Chinese Language and Culture
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Programs Coordinator and Editorial Assistant
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