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This is an archive of the 2016-2017 University Catalog.
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Kabo, J. Michael

(2004) Professor of Mechanical Engineering. B.S., A.B. 1974, Rutgers University; M.S. 1975, Ph.D. 1980, University of California, Berkeley.

Kachingwe, Aimie

(2002) Professor of Physical Therapy. B.S. 1989, M.P.T. 1992, University of Iowa; Ed.D. 2000, Northern Illinois University; D.P.T. 2008, University of St. Augustine.

Kaja, Jeffrey D.

(2011) Assistant Professor of History. B.A. 2000, University of California, Berkeley; Ph.D. 2011, University of Michigan.

Kang, Sun-Mee

(2003) Professor of Psychology. B.A. 1987, Seoul National University; M.A. 1995, Southern Methodist University; Ph.D. 2001, University of California, Davis.

Kantner, Justin D.

(2015) Assistant Professor of Psychology. B.A. 2000, Purdue University; M.A. 2005, Indiana University; Ph.D. 2011, University of Victoria.

Kaplan, Adam B.

(2012) Assistant Professor of Computer Science. B.S. 2000, M.S. 2003, Ph.D. 2008, University of California, Los Angeles.

Karels, Timothy J.

(2005) Professor of Biology. B.S. 1993, University of Toronto at Scarborough; M.S. 1996, Ph.D. 2000, University of Toronto.

Karras-Lazaris, Bessie

(1988) Director, Academic Programs and Student Life, The Tseng College. B.A. 1977, Cleveland State University; post-baccalaureate 1979, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens; M.A. 1983, Cleveland State University.

Katz, Daniel J.

(2012) Assistant Professor of Mathematics. A.B. 1997, Princeton University; Ph.D. 2005, California Institute of Technology.

Katz, Gary

(1998) Associate Professor of Psychology. A.B. 1989, Cornell University; M.S. 1992, Ph.D. 1998, University of Pittsburgh.

Katz, Sharlene

(1979) Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering. B.S. 1975, M.S. 1976, EEE 1979, Ph.D. 1986, University of California, Los Angeles.

Kazemi, Ellie

(2006) Professor of Psychology. B.A. 1998, California State University, Northridge; M.A. 2004, Ph.D. 2006, University of California, Los Angeles.

Keating, David

(2016) Assistant Professor of Communication Studies. B.A. 2010, University of Arizona; M.A. 2011, Ph.D. 2014, Michigan State University.

Kelber, Jonathan A.

(2012) Assistant Professor of Biology. B.S. 1999, M.S. 2003, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona; Ph.D. 2009, University of California, San Diego.

Kelley, James R.

(2004) Professor of Art. B.A. 1978, San Diego State University; M.F.A. 1999, California State University, Los Angeles.

Kelson, Eric P.

(1995) Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry. B.S. 1988, University of Utah; Ph.D. 1993, California Institute of Technology.

Kennedy, Nola J.

(2013) Associate Professor of Environmental and Occupational Health. B.A. 1984, University of California, Berkeley; M.S. 1997, Ph.D. 2000, University of California, Los Angeles.

Kennedy, Virginia E.

(2000) Associate Professor of Special Education. B.Mus. 1973, State University of New York; M.S. 1975, Ph.D. 1981, University of Southern California.

Kennon, Raquel D.

(2012) Assistant Professor of Africana Studies. B.A. 2002, Stanford University; A.M. 2008, Harvard University; Ph.D. 2012, Harvard University.

Kent, Robert B.

(2008) Professor of Urban Studies and Planning. B.A. 1973, M.A. 1976, University of California, Davis; Ph.D. 1983, Syracuse University.

Kephart III, John M.

(2007) Associate Professor in Communication Studies. B.A. 2002, M.A. 2005, Ph.D. 2008, University of Southern California.

Khachikian, Crist S.

(2013) Associate Vice President, Research and Graduate Studies. B.S. 1995, University of California, Los Angeles; M.Eng. 1996, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Ph.D. 1999, University of California, Los Angeles.

Khadka, Santosh

(2014) Assistant Professor of English. I.A. 1998, B.A. 2001, Tribhuvan University; M.A. 2004, Pokhara University; Ph.D. 2014, Syracuse University.

Kiani-Aslani, Rajabali

(1978) Professor of Accounting and Information Systems. B.A. 1965, M.A. 1966, College of Accountancy, Iran; M.S. 1969, University of California, Los Angeles; Ph.D. 1975, University of Oklahoma.

Kiesler, Tina L.

(2001) Professor of Marketing. B.A. 1982, University of Michigan; Ph.D. 1990, University of California, Los Angeles.

Kim, Ah-Jeong

(1994) Professor of Theatre. B.A. 1985, Dong-Duk Women’s University, Seoul; M.A. 1989, Ph.D. 1995, University of Illinois.

Kim, Jessica M.

(2013) Assistant Professor of History. B.A. 2000, La Sierra University; Ph.D. 2012, University of Southern California.

Kim, Jinah

(2015) Assistant Professor of Communication Studies. B.A. 1998, Columbia University; M.A. 2003, Ph.D. 2006, University of California, San Diego.

Kim, Jongeun

(2007) Associate Professor of Family and Consumer Sciences. B.S. 1996, Ewha Womans University; M.S. 1997, Kon-Kuk University; Ph.D. 2004, Oklahoma State University.

Kim, Stephanie Hyeri

(2014) Assistant Professor of Linguistics/TESL. B.A. 2003, Kyung Hee University; M.A. 2005, Ph.D. 2011, University of California, Los Angeles.

Kim, Tae-Hyun

(2008) Associate Professor of Journalism. B.A. 1998, M.A. 2000, The Ohio State University; Ph.D. 2007, Washington State University.

Kioussis, George

(2015) Assistant Professor of Kinesiology. B.A. 2008, The Ohio State University; M.A. 2010, Northwestern University; Ph.D. 2015, University of Texas.

Kioussis, Nicholas G.

(1987) Professor of Physics and Astronomy. B.S. 1973, National University of Athens; M.S. 1975, Ph.D. 1984, University of Illinois.

Kirner, Kimberly D.

(2011) Associate Professor of Anthropology. B.A. 2001, M.A. 2003, Ph.D. 2007, University of California, Riverside.

Kite, Ashlie C.

(2005) Associate Director of Athletics. B.A. 1990, Eastern Mennonite University; M.S. 1993, James Madison University.

Kladifko, Robert E.

(2002) Associate Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies. B.S. 1959, St. Cloud State University; M.A. 1964, California State University, Los Angeles; Ph.D. 1976, Claremont Graduate University.

Klein, David M.

(1988) Professor of Mathematics. B.A., B.S. 1975, M.A. 1976, University of California, Santa Barbara; Ph.D. 1981, Cornell University.

Klein, Jeffrey D.

(2013) Director of Annual Giving. B.A. 1997, M.A. 2003, University of Illinois; J.D. 2013, University of California, Irvine.

Klein, Sharon M.

(1986) Professor of English and Linguistics. B.A. 1970, University of California, Riverside; M.A. 1977, Ph.D. 1982, University of California, Los Angeles.

Kleinman, Scott

(1999) Professor of English. M.A. 1992, University of St. Andrews; Ph.D. 1997, University of Cambridge.

Klemm, Peri M.

(2003) Professor of Art. B.A. 1993, University of California, San Diego; M.A. 1997, Ph.D. 2002, Emory University.

Kniazewycz, Catherine

(2015) Director of Design and Construction. B.A. 1976, M.Arch. 1986, University of California, Berkeley.

Knotts, Gregory D.

(2006) Professor of Elementary of Education. B.A. 1991, M.A. 1998 Loyola Marymount University, Ph.D. 2005, University of Southern California.

Kochis-Jennings, Karen

(2007) Associate Professor of Communication Disorders and Sciences. Ph.D. 2008, University of Iowa.

Kovalcik, Justin

(2013) Director of Library Information Technology. B.S. 2004, University of Houston; M.L.I.S. 2008, University of North Texas.

Krane, Lesley S.

(2002) Professor of Art. B.A. 1991, University of California, Los Angeles; M.F.A. 1995, University of New Mexico.

Krantz, Joel W.

(2011) Associate Professor of Cinema and Television Arts. B.A. 1985, Susquehanna University; M.A. 1998, New York University.

Kranz, Jack

(1979) Librarian, Research, Instruction and Outreach Services. B.A. 1970, M.A. 1975, California State University, Northridge; M.L.S. 1976, University of California, Los Angeles.

Krasilovsky, Alexis R.

(1987) Professor of Cinema and Television Arts. B.A. 1971, Yale University; M.F.A. 1984, California Institute of the Arts.

Kretschmer, David

(1997) Professor of Elementary Education. B.S. 1980, Oregon State University; M.Ed. 1987, Ph.D. 1995, University of California, Los Angeles.

Krishnan, Uma D.

(2012) Assistant Professor of Family and Consumer Sciences. B.S. 1998, M.S. 1998, Ph.D. 2004, The Ohio State University.

Krol, Robert

(1983) Professor of Economics. B.S. 1974, M.S. 1977, Ph.D. 1982, Southern Illinois University.

Krzewinski, Kevin

(2006) Information Security Officer and Senior Director, Information Services. B.S. 1983, M.B.A. 1986, Loyola University of Chicago.

Kutay, Stephen D.

(2011) Senior Assistant Librarian, Collection Access and Management Services. B.A. 1991, M.L.I.S. 2010, University of California, Los Angeles.

Kuykendall, Alan S.

(2016) Manager of Payroll Administration. M.P.S. 2016, Penn State University.

Kwan, Patchareeya

(2014) Assistant Professor of Health Sciences. B.S. 1998, M.P.H. 2001, Ph.D. 2010, University of Southern California.

Kyomugisha, Florence G.

(2003) Professor of Gender and Women’s Studies B.A. 1977, Makerere University; M.A. 1986, Ph.D. 2003, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee.