UNIVERSITY CATALOG: 2024-2025

Faculty and Administration | Emeriti

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Saba, Jennifer

(2023) Assistant Director, Occupational Safety. B.S. 2009, M.S. 2010, California State University, Northridge.

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 and Design. B.A. 1982, University of California, Los Angeles; M.F.A. 1984, University of California, Irvine; Ph.D. 2000, Indiana University.

Salcedo Arnaiz, Daniela

(2023) Assistant Professor of Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures. B.A. 2002, Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú; M.A. 2008, Ph.D. 2013, The Ohio State University.

Saltzman, Moira

(2022) Assistant Professor of Linguistics/TESL. B.A. 2006, Sarah Lawrence College; M.A. 2014, Wayne State University; Ph.D. 2022, University of Michigan.

Samaniego, Ashley

(2018) Director of Athletic Performance. B.S. 2017, M.S. 2020, California State University, Northridge.

Sanchez-Muñoz, Ana

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

Sandberg, Erik M.

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

Sandoval, Denise M.

(2002) Professor of Chicana and Chicano 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.

Sardarmehni, Tohid

(2022) Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering. B.S. 2009, Shahid Bahonar University of Kerman; M.S. 2012, University of Tabriz; Ph.D. 2018, Southern Methodist 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) Associate Professor of Health Sciences. B.A. 2001, California State University, Los Angeles; M.A.O.M. 2004, M.B.A. 2008, University of Phoenix; Ed.D. 2017, Walden University.

Saunders, Kurt M.

(1998) Department Chair of Business Law; 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.

Schaal, Christoph

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

Schaal, Natalie

(2021) Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering. B.S. 2011, University of Portland; M.S. 2014, Ph.D. 2018, California Institute of Technology.

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.

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.

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.

Sedghisigarchi, Kourosh

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

Selassie I, W. Gabriel

(2021) Assistant Professor of Africana Studies. B.A. 1988, Prairie View A&M University; M.A. 2009, University of California, Los Angeles; M.A. 2017, University of Notre Dame; Ph.D. 2005, Claremont Graduate University.

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) Department Chair of Communication Disorders and Sciences; 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) Director of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies Program; 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.

Shao, Hongshan

(2023) Assistant Professor of Educational Psychology and Counseling. B.S. 2015, Hebei North University; M.Ed. 2019, University of Missouri; Ph.D. 2022, Pennsylvania State University.

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.

Sheng, Donna

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

Sheng, Qiuhua (Jessica)

(2021) Assistant Professor of Systems and Operations Management. B.A. 2010, Northwest Agriculture and Forestry University, Yanglin; M.A. 2013, University of Science and Technology of China; Ph.D. 2021, University of Utah.

Sheridan, Robert J.

(2015) Executive 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) Associate Librarian, Collection Access and Management Services. B.A. 2004, California State University, Fullerton; M.L.I.S. 2010, University of California, Los Angeles.

Shiferaw, Yohannes

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

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.

Sibul, Christina

(2021) Assistant Professor of Cinema and Television Arts. B.A. 1991, University of California, San Diego; M.F.A. 1994, Yale University.

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) Associate 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 II, University Counseling Services. B.A. 2007, Northeastern University; Psy.D. 2015, California School of Psychology at Alliant International University.

Silvia, Hilary

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

Simpson, Kyle

(2022) Assistant Professor of Music. B.M. 2004, Lawrence University; M.M. 2006, University of Montana; D.M. 2018, West Virginia University.

Singletary, Napoleon

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

Skeggs, Jamie M

(2008) Director of Library Administrative Operations. B.A. 2002, Kent State University.

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, Colleen L.

(2023) Assistant Professor of Special Education. B.A. 1992, Gallaudet University; M.A. 1996, San Diego State University; Ph.D. 2023, Claremont Graduate University and San Diego State University Joint Doctoral Program.

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.

Soofi, Olivia N.

(2023) Deputy Director, Office of Equity and Compliance. B.A., Boston University; J.D. University of Miami School of Law.

Sorrell-Medina, Zayda

(2023) Assistant Professor of Social Work. B.A. 2010, University of Missouri; M.S.W. 2012, University of Pittsburgh; Ph.D. 2023, University of California, Irvine.

Sosapavon, Ricardo

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

Soto, Jenny

(2011) Associate Director, Enrollment Services Strategic Communication. 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) 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) Director of Community Engagement; 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) Professor of Art and Design. 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) 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.

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.

Steingraber, Thor R.

(2014) Executive and Artistic Director, The Soraya; and Senior Advisor, Cultural Affairs. B.A. 1988, Indiana University; M.P.A. 2009, Harvard University.

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) Department Chair of Mathematics; Professor of Mathematics. B.S. 1989, Mount Holyoke College; Ph.D. 1994, University of Pennsylvania.

Stewart, Myra

(2022) Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy. B.F.A. 2007, University of Southern Mississippi; D.P.T. 2016, California State University, Northridge.

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) Professor of Educational Psychology and Counseling. B.A. 1999, Colorado College; M.A. 2004, Alliant International University; Ph.D. 2009, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

Stover, Mark

(2011) Dean, University Library; Librarian, Research, Instruction and Outreach Services. 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.

Street, Michelle

(2006) Director of College Advising, David Nazarian College of Business and Economics. B.A. 2003, California State University, Chico; M.S. 2007, California State University, Northridge.

Strike-Roussos, Christine A.

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

Sturgeon, Scott A.

(2012) 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. 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.

Sun, Chuanbing Shawn

(2021) Associate Professor of Civil Engineering and Construction Management. B.S. 1997, Northeast Dianli University, China; M.S. 2000, Dalian University of Technology, China; Ph.D. 2004, University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

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

Sussman, Elizabeth J.

(2013) 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 Practicum Education, Lecturer in Social Work. B.S.W. 1980, Loyola University of Chicago, M.S.W. 1990, California State University, Long Beach.

Swenson, Adam R.

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