Faculty & Staff

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Visiting Assistant Professor of Economics
Neerja Aggarwal
Acquisition and Student Assistant Coordinator
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Director of Environmental Health and Safety
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Vice President for Finance & 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
Director of Marketing
Martin Beck
Interim Head Coach, Men?s Soccer
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Applications Systems Administrator
rutvi bhatt
Adjunct Instructor - Psychology
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General Manager, Soka Performing Arts Center
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Head Coach, Cross Country / Track & Field
patrick boivin
Associate Director of Financial Aid
Scott Brandos
Adjunct Instructor - International Studies
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Professor of Political Science
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Associate Professor of Environmental Management and Policy
george busenberg

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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
monika calef
Assistant Professor of Spanish Language and Culture
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Manager, Creative Services
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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Professor Emerita of Economics
hongyi chen
Adjunct Instructor - Chinese
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Assistant to the Faculty
teri chester
Human Resources Coordinator - Student Employment
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Assistant to the Finance Department
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Associate Professor of Rhetoric and Composition
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Assistant Director of Student Organizations & Inclusion Programs
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Development Assistant
dana collins
Operations Manager, Facility Service Partners
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Residence Hall Coordinator
Kemeka Corry
Assistant to the Faculty
rebecca cortez
Adjunct Instructor - Economics
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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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Residence Hall Coordinator
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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
Interlibrary Loan and Course Reserves Coordinator
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Assistant Director of Admission
Chelsea Dugger
Director of Student Services
brian durick

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Adjunct Instructor - Voice
Erin Earl
Associate Professor of Anthropology
sarah england
Adjunct Instructor - Wellness
jill english
Head Coach, Women?s Soccer
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Admission Operations Coordinator
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President
Chief Academic Officer
Professor of Economics
ed feasel
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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Manager of Infrastructure & Systems
jeff gardea
Associate Professor of Comparative Literature
Director of Humanities Concentration
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Professor of Music Composition and Theory
Michael Golden
Writing Specialist
Adjunct Instructor - Writing
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Manager for Diversity Initiatives and Community Building
Maya Gunaseharan

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Assistant Dean of Faculty
Professor of Environmental Biogeochemistry
Science Laboratory Director
robert hamersley
Manager of Special Facilities
bryan hanmer
Director of Community Relations
wendy harder
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
Associate Dean of Students
Director of Student Activities
Michelle Hobby-Mears
Professor Emerita of Chinese Language & Culture
nancy hodes
General Manager, Bon Appetit
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Director of Security
Fisotec Security, Inc.
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Professor of Asian Studies
Dongyoun Hwang

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

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Senior Network Administrator
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Adjunct Instructor - Music History
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Assistant to the Office of Study Abroad and International Internships
kathleen jorgensen
Adjunct Instructor - American Experience
Gregg 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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Assistant to the President and Vice-President for Finance and Administration
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Professor of Asian Literature
John Pavel Kehlen
Director of Philanthropy
linda kennedy
Vice President for Human Resources and Risk Management
Title IX & Section 504 Coordinator for Faculty, Staff and Others
katherine king
Associate Director of Admission
jimmy king
Professor of Rhetoric and Composition
Director of the Writing Center
Gesa Kirsch
Assistant to the Office of the Graduate School
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Rental & Events/Stage Manager
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Adjunct Instructor - Spanish
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Adjunct Instructor - Music
Alfred Lang
Payroll Processing Assistant
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Visiting Assistant Professor of Psychology
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Assistant Professor of Biochemistry
Robert Levenson
Associate Professor of Economics
Junyi Liu
Professor of Chinese Language & Culture
Director for the Pacific Basin Research Center
xiaoxing liu
Visiting Assistant Professor of Organic Chemistry
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Athletics Equipment & Operations Coordinator
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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
lisa macleod
Manager of Community Relations
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Associate Professor of Japanese Language and Culture
hiroshi matsumoto
Accounts Payable Clerk
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Associate Professor of Economics
Diya Mazumder
Academic Systems Administrator
barbara mcgrath
Director of Sponsored Research and Foundation Relations
Shuna McMichael
Assistant Director of Admission
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Professor of American Literature
jim merod
Adjunct Instructor - Literature
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Assistant Production Manager
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Adjunct Instructor ? Vocal
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Director of Information Technology
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Adjunct Instructor - Political Science
james mitchell
Residence Hall Coordinator
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Adjunct Instructor - Japanese
chieko miyama
Head Coach, Women's Golf
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Vice President for Mission Integration
Kevin Moncrief
Manager 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
Production and Technical Services Manager
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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Assistant Director of Student Leadership and Service Engagement
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Controller and Assistant Treasurer
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Receptionist and Assistant to Human Resources Operations
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Adjunct Instructor - French
marguerite nguyen
Investment Accountant
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IT Administrative Operations Manager
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Assistant 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

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Adjunct Instructor - Photography
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Systems Administrator
rakesh patel
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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Assistant Director of Admission
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Associate Professor of Environmental Planning & Practice
Director of Environmental Studies Concentration
Deike Peters
Admission Systems Coordinator
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Associate Professor of Spanish Language and Culture
Veronica Quezada

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Associate Professor of Rhetoric and Composition
Director of the Writing Program
Aneil Rallin
Adjunct Instructor - Literature
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Associate Professor of World Art
nalini rao
Evening Athletic Equipment & Operations Coordinator
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Professor of Latin American Studies
Ian Read
Assistant to the Faculty
Academic Events Coordinator
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Adjunct Instructor - Ceramics
Don Ryan

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Executive Assistant to the President
Board Secretary
hiro sakai
Assistant Coach, Cross Country/Track and Field
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Adjunct Instructor - Chinese
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Director of International Development
toshiko sato
Manager of Domestic Development
colleen scherf-ghara
Assistant Director of Graduate Admission
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Visiting Assistant Professor of History in International Studies
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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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Associate Professor of American History
James Spady
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
Manager of Alumni Relations
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Administrative Coordinator to the Graduate School and the Office of Institutional Research and Assessment
rika terui
Professor Emerita of Sociology
gail thomas
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
Coordinator, Visual Images/Photography
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Vice President for Academic Affairs
Interim Dean of Faculty
Professor of East Asian History & International Studies
michael weiner
Financial Aid Data Analyst
John Werfelmann
Senior Manager of Academic Computing
geoff westropp
Associate Professor of Rhetoric and Composition
Kristi Wilson
Reference and Instruction Librarian
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Dean of Enrollment Services
andrew woolsey
Director of Career Development & Internships
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Programs Coordinator and Editorial Assistant
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