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Faculty and Administration | Emeriti


Paez, José M.

(2009) Assistant Professor of Social Work. B.A. 1998, 1999, California State University, Northridge; M.S.W. 2001, University of Southern California; Ed.D. 2020, California State University, Northridge.

Paik, Seung-Kuk

(2004) Professor of Systems and Operations Management. B.A. 1991, Sogang University; M.B.A. 1995, Ph.D. 2003, The George Washington University.

Pak, Karen F.

(2016) Associate Vice President, Financial Services. B.A. 1998, M.B.A. 2015, University of California, Los Angeles.

Pak, Mira

(2005) Professor of Secondary Education. B.A. 1993, University of California, Los Angeles; M.Ed. 1994, Harvard University; Ph.D. 2005, University of California, Los Angeles.

Pandey, Iswari P.

(2013) Associate Professor of English. B.A. 1990, M.A. 1994, Tribhuvan University; M.A. 2006, Ph.D. 2006, University of Louisville.

Panferov, Vlasdislav

(2007) Associate Professor of Mathematics. M.Sc. 1994, St. Petersburg State University; Ph.D. 2000, Chalmers University of Technology.

Papazyan, Natali

(2006) Director of Finance and Operations, Mike Curb College of Arts, Media and Communication. B.A. 1993, Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey; M.A. 1998, Middlesex University, London.

Pardau, Stuart

(2009) Professor of Business Law. B.A. 1984, University of California, Santa Barbara; J.D. 1992, Stanford University.

Park, Hyun-Sun

(2008) Professor of Social Work. B.A. 1993, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies; M.S.W. 1998, Ph.D. 2007, University of Texas at Austin.

Parker, Anthony

(2018) Assistant Director, Engineering Services, Physical Plant Management. B.A.S. 2018, Siena Heights University, Adrian, Michigan.

Parsa, Shiva

(1989) Director, Educational Opportunity Program. B.A. 1997, M.A. 2002, California State University, Northridge.

Patra, Soma

(2016) Assistant Professor of Economics. B.S. 2004, University of Calcutta; M.A. 2006, Jawaharlal Nehru University; Ph.D. 2016, Southern Methodist University.

Patterson, Robin

(2006) Assistant Director, GAAP and Fund Accounting. B.S. 1983, California State University, Northridge; C.P.A.

Pearce, Julie L.

(2007) Director, University Counseling Services. B.A. 1987, Whittier College; M.A. 1990, Psy.D. 1993, Biola University.

Pemberton, Jennifer V.

(2017) Assistant Professor of Educational Psychology and Counseling. B.A. 1989, University of California, Los Angeles; MFCC 1992, Ph.D. 1995, University of Southern California.

Peng, Yang

(2020) Assistant Professor of Physics and Astronomy. B.Sc. 2012, Peking University; Ph.D. 2017, Free University of Berlin.

Penrod, June

(2012) Director of Planned Giving. B.A. 2000, Bucknell University; M.S. 2004, Mercy College.

Pepe, Anthony

(2002) Director, Environmental Health and Safety. B.S. 1990, University of La Verne.

Pepitone, John

(2006) Director of Development, College of Health and Human Development. B.A. 1994, University of Nebraska; M.A. 2006, California State University, Northridge.

Pereira-Prata, Ana M.

(2007) Professor of Sociology. B.A. 1996, New University of Lisbon, Portugal; Ph.D. 2007, University of Minnesota.

Perez-Boluda, Adrian

(2007) Professor of Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures. M.A. 2001, University of Nevada, Reno; Ph.D. 2006, University of California, Davis.

Peric, Miroslav

(1991) Professor of Physics and Astronomy. B.S. 1978, M.S. 1982, Ph.D. 1987, University of Zagreb.

Petschek, Paul

(2016) Assistant Professor of Cinema and Television Arts. B.A. 1974, Harvard College; M.F.A. 2021, Mount Saint Mary’s University.

Pham, Son

(1985) Professor of Computer Science. University of Saigon; M.A. 1975, University of Louisville; Ph.D. 1978, University of Cincinnati.

Philip, Ranjit A.

(1999) Interim Vice President for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer. B.E. 1997, University of Pune, India.

Phillips, Beth Jo

(1999) Professor of Physical Therapy. B.A. 1985, University of Puget Sound; M.P.T. 1995, University of California, San Francisco; D.P.A. 2005, University of La Verne.

Phillips, G. Michael

(1985) Professor of Finance, Financial Planning, and Insurance. B.S. 1977, Illinois State University; M.A. 1980, Ph.D. 1982, University of California, San Diego.

Pichler, Kristen

(1985) Human Resources Officer, University Student Union. B.A. 1989, M.P.A. 1993, California State University, Northridge.

Pih, Kay Kei-Ho

(2007) Professor of Criminology and Justice Studies. B.A. 1997, New York College; M.A. 1999, Ph.D. 2004, University of California, Riverside.

Pishvar, Maya

(2021) Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering. B.Sc. 2007, University of Gilan, Iran; M.Sc. 2011, Amirkabir University of Technology; Ph.D. 2019, University of Oklahoma.

Plunkett, Scott

(1998) Professor of Psychology. B.S. 1986, M.Ed. 1992, Northwestern Oklahoma State University; Ph.D. 1997, Oklahoma State University.

Polewczak, Jacek M.

(1994) Professor of Mathematics. B.S. 1974, Technical University, Warsaw; M.S. 1976, Warsaw University; Ph.D. 1981, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

Poloskov, Elizabeth

(2018) Student Services Professional I, University Counseling Services. B.A. 2001, Claremont McKenna College; M.Ed. 2011, Ph.D. 2013, Arizona State University.

Posey, Brianne

(2020) Assistant Professor of Criminology and Justice Studies. B.A. 2012, University of Northern Colorado; M.S. 2014, Arizona State University; Ph.D. 2020, Washington State University.

Postma, Hendrik W. CH.

(2006) Associate Professor of Physics and Astronomy. M.Sc. 1997, Leiden University, Leiden, The Netherlands; Ph.D. 2001, Delft University of Technology, Delft, The Netherlands.

Pournaghshband, Vahab

(2014) Assistant Professor of Computer Science. B.Sc. 2006, M.Sc. 2008, University of California, Berkeley; Ph.D. 2014, University of California, Los Angeles.

Pousson, Martin

(2007) Professor of English. B.A. 1987, Loyola University, New Orleans; M.F.A. 1999, Columbia University.

Powers, Kate

(2021) Assistant Professor of Cinema and Television Arts. B.A. 1994, University of Wisconsin-Madison; M.F.A. 2007, University of Southern California.

Prasad, Pavithra

(2015) Associate Professor of Communication Studies. B.A. 2003, Ohio Wesleyan University; M.A. 2006, Ph.D. 2011, Northwestern University.

Prince, Stewart P.

(1991) Professor of Engineering. B.S.M.E. 1986, M.S.M.E. 1987, Ph.D. 1990, University of Texas.

Pullen, Carrie

(2016) Associate Professor of Health Sciences. B.A. 1988, Pepperdine University; M.S.A. 1999, Central Michigan University; Ed.D. 2015, Pepperdine University.

Pyo, Jimin

(2020) Assistant Professor of Criminology and Justice Studies. B.A. 2010, M.A. 2012, Chungbuk National University; Ph.D. 2020, John Jay College of Criminal Justice.