UNIVERSITY CATALOG: 2020-2021

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Sabty, Rania A.

(2017) Assistant Professor of Environmental and Occupational Health. B.S. 1985, International College; M.P.H. 1992, Ph.D. 2001, University of California, Los Angeles.

Saetermoe, Carrie

(1991) Professor of Psychology. B.S. 1981, Michigan State University; M.A. 1983, California State University, Long Beach; Ph.D. 1988, University of California, Riverside.

Saito, Ron S.

(1996) Professor of Art. B.A. 1982, University of California, Los Angeles; M.F.A. 1984, University of California, Irvine; Ph.D. 2000, Indiana University.

Saiz, Martin R.

(2000) Professor of Political Science. B.A. 1978, Arizona State University; M.P.C.D. 1981, University of Colorado, Denver; Ph.D. 1991, University of Colorado, Boulder.

Samson, Ashley A.

(2011) Associate Professor of Kinesiology. B.A. 2006, Northwestern State University; M.S. 2007, University of North Texas; Ph.D. 2011, Louisiana State University.

Sanchez-Muñoz, Ana

(2007) Professor of Chicana/o Studies. B.A. 2000, University of Salamanca; M.A. 2003, Ph.D. 2007, University of Southern California.

Sandberg, Erik M.

(2018) Assistant Professor of Art. B.F.A. 2002, Art Center College of Design.

Sandoval, Denise M.

(2002) Professor of Chicana/o Studies. B.A. 1993, University of California, Berkeley; M.A. 1995, California State University, Northridge; Ph.D. 2003, Claremont Graduate University.

Sands, Tovah

(1999) Professor of Educational Psychology and Counseling. B.A. 1992, M.A. 1995, Ph.D. 1999, University of Florida.

Sankaran, Siva

(1988) Professor of Systems and Operations Management. B.S. 1972, St. Thomas College; M.B.A. 1980, Atlanta University; Ph.D. 1985, New York University.

Sare, Geraldine Elegado

(1993) Director, Matador Advising Hub. B.A. 1993, California State University, Northridge; M.A. 1996, Pepperdine University.

Sarfaraz, Ahmad

(2001) Professor of Manufacturing Systems Engineering and Management. B.S. 1977, Allameh University; M.A. 1980, M.S. 1981, Middle Tennessee State University; Ph.D. 1989, West Virginia University.

Saunders, Carmen T.

(2014) Assistant Professor of Health Sciences. B.A. 2001, California State University, Los Angeles; M.B.A. 2004, M.A.O.M. 2008, University of Phoenix.

Saunders, Kurt M.

(1998) Professor of Business Law. B.S. 1982, Carnegie Mellon University; J.D. 1985, University of Pittsburgh.

Saunders, Quinn C.

(2007) Professor of Cinema and Television Arts. B.A. 1997, Rutgers University; M.F.A. 2004, University of Southern California.

Sayed, Reza

(2008) Director, Student Services Center/EOP Satellite, College of Engineering and Computer Science. B.A. 2002, M.A. 2015, California State University, Northridge.

Schaal, Christoph

(2016) Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering. B.S. 2009, Ph.D. 2014, University of Stuttgart.

Schantz, Paul A.

(2006) Director of Web and Technology Services, Student Affairs. B.A. 1995, University of Santa Barbara; M.A. 2004, University of Redlands.

Scheld, Suzanne

(2004) Professor of Anthropology. B.A. 1987, Yale University; M.A. 1993, Teacher’s College, Columbia University; M.A. 1999, Hunter College, CUNY; Ph.D. 2003, CUNY, Graduate Center.

Schiffman, Paula M.

(1989) Professor of Biology. B.S. 1981, University of California, Riverside; M.S. 1985, Ph.D. 1990, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

Schilling, Mark F.

(1985) Professor of Mathematics. B.A. 1972, M.A. 1974, University of California, San Diego; Ph.D. 1979, University of California, Berkeley.

Schmidt-Levy, Judith

(1989) Counseling Psychologist, Counseling Services. B.A. 1977, Case Western Reserve University; M.S. 1981, Ph.D. 1988, University of Utah; Licensed Psychologist, California.

Schneiderman, Ellen

(1985) Professor of Special Education. B.A. 1976, M.A. 1977, The Ohio State University; Ph.D. 1987, University of California, Los Angeles.

Schrager, Sheree M.

(2017) Interim Senior Director, Research and Sponsored Programs. B.A. 2002, Wellesley College; M.S. 2003, M.S. 2006, Ph.D. 2008, University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Schrodi, Yann

(2007) Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry. Maitriseb 1994, University Louis Pasteur; Ph.D. 2001, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Schultheiss, John E.

(1974) Professor of Cinema and Television Arts. B.A. 1964, John Carroll University; M.A. 1970, University of California, Los Angeles; Ph.D. 1973, University of Southern California.

Schwartz, Joshua J.

(2011) Professor of Geological Sciences. B.A. 2000, M.S. 2003 Brown University; Ph.D. 2007, University of Wyoming.

Scillitoe, Joanne L.

(2018) Professor of Management. B.S. 1999, The College of New Jersey; M.B.A. 2005, Ph.D. 2004, Rutgers University.

Scott, Whitney

(2003) Director, Faculty Development; Professor of Child and Adolescent Development. B.A. 1998, M.A. 2001, Ph.D. 2003, University of California, Santa Barbara.

Searcy, Yan

(2018) Dean, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences; Professor of Social Work. B.A. 1990, University of Notre Dame; MSSW 1992, University of Wisconsin-Madison; Ph.D. 1999, University of Chicago.

Sears, Sue

(1990) Professor of Special Education. B.A. 1971, Purdue University; M.S. 1976, University of Southern California; Ph.D. 1989, University of California, Los Angeles.

Sedghisigarchi, Kourosh

(2012) Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering. B.S. 1993, M.S. 1997, Sharif University of Technology; Ph.D. 2004, West Virginia University.

Sellers, Elizabeth A.

(1999) Professor of Music. B.M. 1971, St. Olaf College, M.M. 1987, Northwestern University; Certificate 1987, University of Southern California, Scoring for Films and Television.

Semnani-Azad, Zhaleh

(2020) Assistant Professor of Management. B.A. 2008, M.A.Sc. 2011, Ph.D. 2015, University of Waterloo.

Seropian, Suren

(2013) Director of Development, College of Humanities. B.A. 1988, California State University, Northridge.

Seymour, Patricia J.

(2006) Associate Professor of Communication Disorders and Sciences. B.A. 1982, M.A. 1985, California State University, Fullerton; Ph.D. 2004, University of Kansas.

Shaikh, Khanum

(2013) Associate Professor of Gender and Women’s Studies. B.A. 1995, University of California, Los Angeles; M.A. 1999, University of Oregon; Ph.D. 2009, University of California, Los Angeles.

Shaver, Kyle J.

(2015) Interim Director, Enterprise Application Development, Information Technology. B.S. 2015, M.S. 2018, California State University, Northridge.

Shaw, Victor

(1997) Professor of Criminology and Justice Studies. B.S. 1983, M.A. 1986, Wuhan University; M.A. 1993, Ph.D. 1994, University of Hawaii.

Shelton, Lois

(2006) Professor of Management. B.A. 1979, Radcliffe College; M.B.A. 1983, Harvard Business School; Ph.D. 1985, Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.

Shemmassian, Vahram L.

(2004) Professor of Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures. B.A. 1973, Haigazian College; M.A. 1979, Southern Illinois University; Ph.D. 1996, University of California, Los Angeles.

Shen, Yannan

(2016) Assistant Professor of Mathematics. B.S. 2002, Ocean University of China; M.S. 2009, Ph.D. 2012, University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

Sheng, Donna

(2000) Professor of Physics and Astronomy. B.S. 1984, Ph.D. 1989, Nanjing University.

Sheridan, Robert J.

(2015) Managing Director, Career Education and Professional Development, David Nazarian College of Business and Economics. B.A. 1973, Fairfield University; M.B.A. 1986, Harvard Business School.

Shi, Enchao

(2002) Professor of English. B.A. 1982, Beijing Language Institute; M.A. 1990, St. Mary’s College; M.A. 1994, Northern Arizona University; Ph.D. 2003, University of Arizona.

Shibata, Nicole L.

(2018) Senior Assistant Librarian of Collection, Access and Management Services. B.A. 2004, California State University, Fullerton; M.L.I.S. 2010, University of California, Los Angeles.

Shideh, Maureen T.

(1986) Minor Capital Program Manager, Facilities Planning, Design and Construction. B.S. 1981, University of Arizona.

Shiferaw, Yohannes

(2006) Professor of Physics and Astronomy. B.S. 1995, Franklin and Marshall; Ph.D. 2001, University of Pittsburgh.

Shiffrar, Maggie

(2013) Professor of Psychology. B.A. 1985, University of California, Santa Cruz; Ph.D. 1990, Stanford University.

Shrake, Eunai

(2002) Professor of Asian American Studies. B.A. 1977, M.A. 1984, Presbyterian College; Th.M. 1990, Austin Presbyterian Seminary; Ph.D. 1996, University of California, Los Angeles.

Shubin, Carol S.

(1992) Professor of Mathematics. B.A. 1981, M.A. 1985, Ph.D. 1989, University of California, Los Angeles.

Sides, Josh A.

(2005) Professor of History. B.A. 1994, University of California, Davis; M.A. 1996, Ph.D. 1999, University of California, Los Angeles.

Silbiger, Nyssa J.

(2017) Assistant Professor of Biology. B.S. 2006, Florida State University; M.S. 2009, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Ph.D. 2015, University of Hawaii at Manoa.

Silver, Stephen J.

(2018) Student Services Professional I, University Counseling Services. B.A. 2007, Northeastern University; Psy.D. 2015, California School of Psychology at Alliant International University.

Silvia, Hilary

(2015) Assistant Professor of Business Law. B.A. 2000, University of Notre Dame; J.D. 2003, Loyola University.

Simon, Merril A.

(1999) Professor of Educational Psychology and Counseling. B.S. 1981, University of Southern California; M.A. 1986, California State University, Dominguez Hills; M.S. 1988, Ph.D. 1990, University of Southern California.

Singletary, Napoleon

(2018) Assistant Director of Custodial Services, Physical Plant Management. B.A., California State University, Dominguez Hills.

Slechta, Anita M.

(1981) Professor of Health Sciences. B.S. 1980, M.S. 1986, California State University, Northridge; American Registry Radiologic Technologist [Radiography] 1970; California Radiology Technology 1972.

Sletten, Erick G.

(1991) Staff Physician, Student Health Center. B.S. 1983, M.D. 1987, University of California, San Francisco.

Smith, Jill

(2007) Chief of Staff, President’s Office. B.B.A. 2004, Northwood University, Michigan.

Smith, Paul A.

(1995) Associate Professor of Music. B.M. 1981, Chapman University; M.M. 1995, University of Southern California.

Smithson, Mary Clare

(2017) Capital Programs Manager. B.S., Purdue University.

Snead, James E.

(2011) Professor of Anthropology. B.A. 1984, Beloit College; M.A. 1987, Ph.D. 1995, University of California, Los Angeles.

Solomon, James F.

(1991) Professor of English. B.A. 1976, Brandeis University; M.A. 1978, Ph.D. 1981, Harvard University.

Sorrells, Kathryn

(1999) Professor of Communication Studies. B.A. 1978, Carleton College; M.A. 1992, Antioch University; Ph.D. 1999, University of New Mexico.

Sosapavon, Ricardo

(2006) Lecturer in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies. B.A. 1973, M.A. 1974, California State University, Los Angeles.

Soto, Jenny

(2011) Manager, Student Marketing and Communications. B.S. 2011, California State University, Northridge.

Spayd, Karen

(2004) Lecturer in Communication Disorders and Sciences. B.A. 1994, University of California, Santa Barbara; M.A. 1997, Temple University; AuD 2010, Salus University.

Spear, Suzanne E.

(2014) Associate Professor of Health Sciences. B.A. 1992, New York University; M.S. 1996, University of New Orleans; Ph.D. 2012, University of California, Los Angeles.

Spratt, Danielle L.

(2011) Associate Professor of English. B.A. 2002, M.A. 2003, Ph.D. 2011, Fordham University.

Sprouse, Chadwick S.

(2000) Associate Professor of Mathematics. B.S. 1994, University of Tennessee; M.A. 1997, Ph.D. 1999, University of California, Los Angeles.

St. Pierre, Robert J.

(2013) Associate Professor of Art. B.F.A. 1990, Art Center College of Design.

Stahl, Jonathan

(1998) Professor of Cinema and Television Arts. B.A. 1980, State University of New York, Binghamton; M.F.A. 1996, University of California, Los Angeles.

Stallcup, Jackie E.

(1999) Interim Dean, College of Humanities; Professor of English. B.A. 1991, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona; M.A. 1994, Ph.D. 1999, University of California, Riverside.

Stanford, Karin

(2003) Professor of Africana Studies. B.A. 1984, California State University, Chico; M.P.H. 1988, University of Southern California; Ph.D. 1993, Howard University.

Stanley, Sandra

(1991) Professor of English. B.A. 1976, Point Loma College; M.A. 1979, Ph.D. 1988, University of Southern California.

Stapleton, Lissa

(2015) Associate Professor of Deaf Studies. B.S. 2002, Wright State University; M.S.E. 2006, University of Dayton; Ph.D. 2014, Iowa State University.

Stecyk, Shane D.

(2002) Professor of Kinesiology. B.S. 1994, Washington State University; M.S. 1996, University of Arizona; Ph.D. 2003, Ohio University.

Steele, Mark A.

(2007) Professor of Biology. B.A. 1989, University of California, San Diego; Ph.D. 1995, University of California, Santa Barbara.

Stein, Mary-Pat

(2006) Professor of Biology. B.A. 1985, University of Pennsylvania; M.S. 1994, Hood College; Ph.D. 2000, University of New Mexico.

Steingraber, Thor R.

(2014) Executive Director, Younes and Soraya Nazarian Center for the Performing Arts. B.A. 1988, Indiana University; M.P.A. 2009, Harvard University.

Stepanek, Steven G.

(1981) Professor of Computer Science. B.A. 1974, M.S. 1980, California State University, Northridge.

Stephens, Diane S.

(1995) Associate Vice President, Academic Resources and Planning. B.S. 1990, M.B.A. 2008, California State University, Northridge.

Stevens, Mark

(2005) Professor of Educational Psychology and Counseling. B.A. 1976, California State University, Northridge; Ph.D. 1982, California School of Professional Psychology, San Diego.

Stevenson, Katherine F.

(2002) Director, Developmental Mathematics and Professor of Mathematics. B.S. 1989, Mount Holyoke College; Ph.D. 1994, University of Pennsylvania.

Stillwell, Belinda

(2003) Professor of Kinesiology. B.A. 1982, California State University, Long Beach; M.A. 1993, California State University, Dominguez Hills; Ph.D. 1998, Arizona State University.

Stinner, Jerry N.

(2005) Dean, College of Science and Mathematics; Professor of Biology. B.S. 1972, California Baptist College; Ph.D. 1980, University of California, Riverside.

Stocker, Geoff

(1988) Facilities Coordinator, College of Health and Human Development. B.S. 1982, San Jose State University; B.S. 1987, M.A. 1988, California State University, Northridge.

Stoffel, Lawrence F.

(2004) Professor of Music. B.A. 1986, M.Ed. 1987, University of California, Los Angeles; M.M. 1990, University of Colorado; D. Mus. 1999, Indiana University.

Stone, Dana J.

(2011) Associate Professor of Educational Psychology and Counseling. B.A. 1999, Colorado College; M.A. 2004, Alliant International University; Ph.D. 2009, Virginia Tech.

Stover, Mark

(2011) Dean, Oviatt Library. B.A. 1983, Biola University; M.A.R. 1986, Westminster Theological Seminary; M.L.S. 1988, University of California, Los Angeles; Ph.D. 1997, Nova Southeastern University.

Stranzl, Frank W.

(2005) Associate Director, Employee Development and Communications. B.A. 1986, Temple University. M.A. 2007, California State University, Northridge.

Strauja, Toni

(2012) Director, Employee Relations. M.S., Roosevelt University.

Strike-Roussos, Christine A.

(1988) Associate Professor of Communication Disorders and Sciences. B.S. 1974, M.A. 1975, Northwestern University; Ph.D. 1988, Indiana University.

Sturgeon, Scott A.

(2012) Associate Professor of Cinema and Television Arts. B.A. 1984, University of Tennessee; MFA. 1991, University of Southern California.

Su, Zhixin

(1990) Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies. B.A. 1978, Shanghai International Studies University; M.Ed. 1985, Ph.D. 1989, University of Washington.

Subramaniam, Chandra

(2018) Dean, David Nazarian College of Business and Economics; Professor of Accounting and Information Systems. B.S. 1978, University of Malaya; B.Acc. 1984, M.B.A. 1984, Ph.D. 1993, University of Minnesota.

Sullivan, Michael J.

(2007) Professor of Environmental and Occupational Health. B.S. 1980, University of California, Davis; M.S. 1983, Ph.D. 1986, University of Michigan.

Summers, Michael L.

(1998) Professor of Biology. B.S. 1976, Heidelberg College; Ph.D. 1995, University of California, Davis.

Sun, Lin

(2020) Assistant Professor of Communication Studies. B.A. 2013, University of Iowa; M.A. 2016, New York University; Ph.D. 2020, University of Iowa.

Sun, Qin

(2017) Assistant Professor of Marketing. B.A. 1999, Beijing Normal University; M.B.A. 2005, California State University, Dominguez Hills; Ph.D. 2009, University of North Texas.

Sun, Weimin

(2003) Professor of Philosophy. B.A. 1991, M.A. 1994, Beijing University; Ph.D. 2003, University of Connecticut.

Sun, Yifei

(2000) Professor of Geography and Environmental Studies. B.S. 1991, M.S. 1994, Nanjing University; M.A. 1997, University of Akron; Ph.D. 2000, State University of New York.

Sung, HeeKyung

(2016) Assistant Professor of Recreation and Tourism Management. B.A. 1999, M.S. 2002, Seoul National University; Ph.D. 2016, Arizona State University.

Surmani, Andrew L.

(2012) Associate Professor of Music. B.M. 1986, M.B.A. 1992, California State University, Northridge.

Sussman, Elizabeth J.

(2013) Associate Professor of Family and Consumer Sciences. B.S. 2006, California State University, Long Beach; M.S. 2010, Teachers College, Columbia University; Ph.D. 2013, Arizona State University.

Swain, Jolene L.

(2015) Director of Field Education, Lecturer. B.S.W. 1980, Loyola University of Chicago, M.S.W. 1990, California State University, Long Beach.

Sweeting, Terry

(1997) Professor of Kinesiology. B.S. P.E. 1979, B.Ed. 1980, University of Saskatchewan; M.A. 1990, Ph.D. 1992, University of South Carolina.

Swenson, Adam R.

(2006) Professor of Philosophy. B.A. 1999, University of California, Los Angeles; Ph.D. 2006, Rutgers University.