Faculty & Staff

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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
Help Desk Team Lead
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Production Manager
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Assistant Director of Athletics
erica baldaray
Professor of Comparative Politics
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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

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International Development Coordinator
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Associate Professor of Sociology
Ryan Ashley Caldwell
Associate Professor of Physical Geography
Director of Environmental Studies Concentration
monika calef
Associate Professor of Spanish Language and Culture
Pablo Camus
Graduate Admission Counselor
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Admission Operations Credentials Analyst
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Visiting Assistant Professor of Spanish Language and Culture
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Associate Director, Creative Content
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Professor of Psychology
Director of Social and Behavioral Sciences Concentration
esther chang
Adjunct Instructor - Music
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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 and Academic Affairs Field Trip Coordinator
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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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Manager of Development Operations
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
Director of Life Sciences Concentration
lisa crummett

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Assistant Director of Residential Life
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Director of Residential Life
lisa deiser
Assistant Coach - Women's Soccer
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Assistant Professor of Sociology
Core I & II Coordinator
Danielle Denardo
Adjunct Instructor - Environmental Studies
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Student Accounts Assistant/Cashier
yumiko dittmar
Library Coordinator - Interlibrary Loan and Course Reserves
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Assistant Athletic Trainer
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Assistant Director of Admission
Chelsea Dugger
Student Activities Coordinator
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Director of Student Services
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Associate Professor of Anthropology
sarah england
Adjunct Instructor - Wellness
jill english
Visiting Assistant Professor of African Studies
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Head Coach, Women's Soccer
 Wendy Espejel

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President
Chief Academic Officer
Professor of Economics
Ed Feasel
Visiting Assistant Professor of Microbiology
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Professor Emeritus of Painting/Drawing
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Operations Manager, Facility Service Partners
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Adjunct Instructor - Environmental Studies
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Associate Director of Information Technology
jeff gardea
Associate Director, Communications
Nathan Gauer
Associate Professor of Comparative Literature
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Director of International Student Services
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Professor of Music Composition and Theory
Michael Golden sits at a piano
Financial Aid Counseling Coordinator
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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

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Dean of Faculty
Professor of Environmental Biogeochemistry
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Manager of Special Facilities
bryan hanmer
Distinguished Adjunct Professor and Senior Research Fellow at the Soka Institute for Global Solutions
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Adjunct Instructor - French
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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
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Systems Administrator
Charles Hong
Admission and International Student Services Advisor
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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

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Director of Alumni Relations
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Director of Special Projects
Bridges to Business (B2B)
Critical Conversations @Soka
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Manager of Service Desk
Systems Administrator
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Professor of Asian Literature
Director of the Pacific Basin Research Center
Director of Humanities Concentration
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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
Assistant to the President and Executive Vice President for Finance and Administration
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Administrative Coordinator to the Graduate School and the Office of Institutional Research and Assessment
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Office Manager, Strategic Marketing and Communications
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Head Coach, Men's Volleyball
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Adjunct Instructor - Music
Alfred Lang
Payroll Analyst
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Athletics Operations Coordinator
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IT Administrative and Technical Support Assistant
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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
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Professor Emerita of Chinese Language & Culture
xiaoxing liu
Associate Professor of Economics
Pacific Basin Coordinator
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
Director of International Studies Concentration
Co-Director of REHR
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Assistant Professor of Mathematics
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Assistant to the Office of the Graduate School
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Associate Professor of Japanese Language and Culture
hiroshi matsumoto
Assistant to the Director of Study Abroad and International Internships
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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
Assistant to the Faculty
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Adjunct Instructor - Literature
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Writing Center Administrative Assistant
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Adjunct Instructor - French
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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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Chief Information Officer
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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
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Dean of Students
Title IX and Section 504 Deputy Coordinator for Students
hyon moon
Manager of Human Resources & University Community
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Director of Athletics and Recreation
mike moore
Associate Director, Production and Digital Media
sam morales
Associate Professor of Educational Psychology and Assessment
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Box Office Manager
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Adjunct Faculty - French
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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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Director of Student Leadership and Service Engagement
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Controller and Assistant Treasurer
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Help Desk Technician I
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Adjunct Instructor - French
marguerite nguyen
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
Managing Director of the Soka Institute for Global Solutions
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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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Adjunct Instructor - Environmental Studies
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Systems Administrator
rakesh patel
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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University Photographer and Videographer
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Social Media Coordinator/Content Creator
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Assistant Director of Admission Operations
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Assistant Director 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
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Associate Professor of World Art
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Evening Athletic Equipment & Operations Coordinator
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Mail Services Coordinator
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Professor of Latin American Studies
Ian Read
Associate Director, Community Relations
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Lecturer of Ceramics
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Executive Assistant to the President
Board Secretary
hiro sakai
Assistant Director of Mail Services
marisa samaniego
Residence Hall Coordinator
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Assistant Coach, Cross Country/Track and Field
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Community Relations Coordinator and Receptionist
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Adjunct Instructor - Chinese
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Executive Director of International Development
toshiko sato
Technical Support Assistant
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Coordinator - Admission Operations
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Associate Professor of French Language and Culture
Director of the Language and Culture Program
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Administrative Coordinator for the Dean of Faculty Office
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Assistant to the Faculty and Academic Events Coordinator
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Associate Professor of American History
American Experience Coordinator
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
Assistant to the Soka Institute for Global Solutions
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Professor of Psychology
Institutional Research and Assessment Coordinator
seiji takaku
Adjunct Instructor - Spanish
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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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Grants and Sponsored Research Administrator
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Adjunct Instructor - Spanish
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Manager of Student Accounts
eiko vogtman
Associate Professor of Physics
Institutional Research and Assessment Coordinator
Director of Science and Math Program
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English Language Programs Director
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Associate Professor of Molecular/Cell Biology
Modes of Inquiry Coordinator
 Susan Walsh
Manager of Technical Services
joy wang
Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs
Professor of East Asian History & International Studies
michael weiner
Vice President
University Counsel
David Welch
Senior Financial Aid Data Analyst
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Associate Director of Academic Computing
geoff westropp
Reference and Instruction Librarian
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Associate Professor of Rhetoric and Composition
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Dean of Enrollment Services
andrew woolsey
Director of Career Development & Internships
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Faculty Assistant
Assistant to the Dean of Faculty Office
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Director of Administration
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Production and Digital Media Assistant
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Assistant Professor of Chinese Language and Culture
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Programs Coordinator and Editorial Assistant
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Senior Laboratory Manager
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Sports Information Officer
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Assistant Coach - Men's Soccer
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