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Tabibzadeh, Maryam

(2015) Assistant Professor of Manufacturing Systems Engineering and Management. B.A. 2006, M.A. 2008, Sharif University of Technology; M.A. 2013, Ph.D. 2014, University of Southern California.

Tabidian, M. Ali

(1988) Professor of Geological Sciences. B.S. 1976, Esfahan University; M.S. 1979, Emporia State University; M.S. 1987, University of Kansas; Ph.D. 1987, University of Nebraska; Registered Environmental Assessor in California.

Taheri-Araghi, Sattar

(2015) Assistant Professor of Physics and Astronomy. B.S. 2003, Sharif University of Technology; M.S. 2006, Ph.D. 2010, University of Waterloo.

Takahashi, Melissa K.

(2018) Assistant Professor of Biology. B.S. 2004, University of California, Davis; M.S. 2005, Stanford University; Ph.D. 2015, Cornell University.

Talbott, Rick F.

(1999) Professor of Religious Studies. B.A. 1971 California State University, Northridge; M.A. 1980, Fuller Theological Seminary; Ph.D. 1987, University of California, Los Angeles.

Tamae, Daniel

(2016) Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry. B.S. 2001, California State University, Los Angeles; Ph.D. 2011, Irell & Manella Graduate School of Biological Sciences, Beckham Research Institute, City of Hope.

Tamalis, Dimitri

(2018) Associate Dean, College of Health and Human Development; Professor of Environmental and Occupational Health. B.S. 1990, McPherson College; Ph.D. 1997, Kansas State University.

Tamayo, Francisco, N.

(2011) Associate Professor of Chicana/o Studies. B.A. 1997, M.Ed. 1998, Western Washington University; Ph.D. 2010, Washington State University.

Tarver-Behring, Shari

(1991) Dean, Michael D. Eisner College of Education; Professor of Educational Psychology and Counseling. B.S. 1976, University of South Dakota; M.S. 1981, Marquette University; Ph.D. 1986, University of Wisconsin.

Taylor, April Z.

(2004) Professor of Child and Adolescent Development. B.A. 1993, Pomona College; Ph.D. 2001, University of California, Los Angeles.

Taylor, Kristin A.

(2018) Assistant Professor of Art. B.A. 1997, Mount St. Mary’s University; M.A. 2007, California State University, Northridge; Ed.D. 2018, Pepperdine University.

Tedeschi, Christian R.

(2011) Associate Professor of Art. B.F.A. 1997, University of the Arts; M.F.A. 2001, Cranbrook Academy of Art.

Telles, Lisa M.

(2016) Risk Manager. B.A. 1989, Mount St. Mary’s College; M.B.A 2002, Pepperdine University; National Alliance – CRM Certified Risk Manager 2009.

Teprovich Jr., Joseph A.

(2017) Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry. B.S. 2003, DeSales University; Ph.D. 2008, Lehigh University.

terHorst, Casey P.

(2013) Associate Professor of Biology. B.A. 1998, University of Southern California; M.S. 2004, California State University, Northridge; Ph.D. 2010, Florida State University.

Thachuk, Steven

(2002) Professor of Music. B.M. 1993, University of Toronto; M.M. 1995, D.M.A. 1999, Eastman School of Music.

Theodoulou, Stella Z.

(1990) Special Assistant to the President and Provost; Professor of Political Science. B.A. 1977, City of London Poly; M.A. 1979, University of Essex; Ph.D. 1984, Tulane University.

Theresa, Paulette

(2012) Student Services Professional II, University Counseling Services. B.A. 1977, Cedarville University; M.A. 1994, Phillips Graduate Institute; Doctorate in Clinical Psychology 2010, Phillips Graduate Institute.

Thomas, Jonathan G.

(2015) Manager of Alumni Relations, Alumni Giving. B.A. 2004, California State University, Channel Islands.

Thomas, Nate

(1994) Professor of Cinema and Television Arts. B.A. 1979, St. Edward’s University; M.F.A. 1984, University of Southern California.

Thomas, Travis

(1998) Director of Logistical Services, Physical Plant Management. B.A. 2003, California State University, Northridge.

Thomas, Ward

(2003) Professor of Urban Studies and Planning. B.A. 1985, University of Oregon; M.P.A. 1988, San Francisco State University; Ph.D. 1997, University of California, Los Angeles.

Thompson, Jennifer A.

(2012) Maurice Amado Associate Professor of Applied Jewish Ethics and Civic Engagement. B.A. 1998, Brandeis University; M.T.S. 2000, Harvard Divinity School; Ph.D. 2010, Emory University.

Thompson, Shelly

(1990) Director, Undergraduate Studies. B.A. 1990, M.A. 2010, California State University, Northridge.

Thomson, Paula S.

(2007) Professor of Kinesiology. B.A. 1973, M.A. 1976, York University; B. Ed. 1974, University of Toronto; Psy.D. 1998 American Behavioral Studies Institute.

Tindage, Melissa F.

(2018) Assistant Professor of Communication Studies. B.A. 2011, M.A. 2013, California State University, Los Angeles; Ph.D. 2016, West Virginia University.

Todd, Teri A.

(2012) Associate Professor of Kinesiology. B.S. 1981, Concordia University; M.A. 1989, Ph.D. 2007, McGill University.

Toker, Zeynep

(2006) Professor of Urban Studies and Planning. B.A. 1998, M.A. 2000, Middle East Technical University, Turkey; Ph.D. 2004, North Carolina State University.

Toledo-Corral, Claudia M.

(2018) Assistant Professor of Health Sciences. B.S. 1999, University of California, Los Angeles; M.S. 2004, California State University, Northridge; M.P.H. 2006, Ph.D. 2010, University of Southern California.

Tonyan, Holli

(2007) Professor of Psychology. B.A. 1995, Carleton College; M.A. 2000, Ph.D. 2001, University of California, Los Angeles.

Torabian-Riasati, Setareh

(2005) Professor of Family and Consumer Sciences. B.S. 1991, Azad University, Tehran, Iran; M.S. 1999, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona; Ph.D. 2005, Loma Linda University.

Torres, Tina

(2014) Director of Credential Office. B.A. 2006, California State University, Channel Islands; M.A. 2009, California State University, Northridge.

Toth, Csaba D.

(2013) Associate Professor of Mathematics. M.S. 1997, Eortvos Lorand University; DEA Math. 1998, University of Mediterranee; Ph.D. 2002, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology.

Toutanji, Houssam A.

(2019) Dean, College of Engineering and Computer Science; Professor of Civil Engineering and Construction Management. B.S. 1985, M.S. 1987, Northeastern University; Ph.D. 1992, Worcester Polytechnic Institute.

Tripp, Colleen M.

(2015) Assistant Professor of English. B.A. 2005, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo; M.A. 2009, University of California, Santa Cruz; M.A. 2011, Ph.D. 2015, Brown University.

Troncoso Sawyer, Mirna

(2015) Assistant Professor of Health Sciences. B.A. 2000, Stanford University; M.P.H. 2005, Emory University; Ph.D. 2015, University of California, Los Angeles.

Tung, Tsun-Yin (Tracie)

(2018) Assistant Professor of Family and Consumer Sciences. B.A. 2004, National Hsinchu Teachers College at National Tsing Hua University; M.S. 2008, Ph.D. 2016, Oregon State University.

Turner, Sally

(2000) Lecturer in Journalism. B.A. 1978, Yale University; M.S. 1983, Columbia University.

Tyutina, Svetlana

(2015) Assistant Professor of Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures. B.A. 2004, Herzen State Pedagogical University of Russia; M.A. 2006, University of Northern Iowa; Ph.D. 2010, Herzen State Pedagogical University of Russia; Ph.D. 2014, Florida International University.