Faculty and Administration | Emeriti


Wai, Diane

(2019) Director of University Communications. B.A. 1991, University of California, Berkeley; M.F.A., University of Southern California.

Wakefield, W. David

(1999) Department Chair of Child and Adolescent Development; Professor of Child and Adolescent Development. B.A. 1993, University of California, Berkeley; M.A. 1997, Ph.D. 1999, University of California, Santa Barbara.

Walker, Kristen L.

(1993) Professor of Marketing. B.S. 1993, M.P.A. 1995, California State University, Northridge; Ph.D. 2003, University of California, Los Angeles.

Walker, Mary Beth

(2019) Professor of Economics. B.A. 1978, Rhodes College; M.A. 1981, Ph.D. 1986, Rice University.

Wall, Melissa A.

(2001) Professor of Journalism. B.A. 1984, University of Virginia; M.A. 1995, Ph.D. 2001, University of Washington.

Wang, Dongyi

(2019) Assistant Professor of Accounting. B.S. 2012, M.S. 2013, Ph.D. 2019, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Wang, Jason R.

(2002) Senior Director, Physical Plant Management. B.S. 1993, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona; Ph.D. 2000, University of Arizona.

Wang, Meiqin

(2007) Professor of Art and Design. B.A. 1998, Fujan Teachers University; Ph.D. 2007, State University of New York at Binghamton.

Wang, Taehyung

(2003) Professor of Computer Science. B.S. 1985, Seoul National University; M.S. 1994, Western Illinois University; Ph.D. 1998, University of California, Irvine.

Ward, Veda

(1990) Professor of Recreation and Tourism Management. B.A. 1972, Bucknell University; M.S. 1978, University of Baltimore; Ph.D. 1984, University of Maryland; Certified Leisure Professional [CLP].

Warren, Shelline

(2019) Director, Financial Aid and Scholarships. B.A. 1993, San Jose State University.

Warren, Shirley

(2007) Lecturer in Family and Consumer Sciences. B.S. 1979, Murray State University; M.S. 2001, California State University, Northridge.

Watkins, William C.

(1974) Vice President, Student Affairs and Dean of Students. B.A. 1974, California State University, Northridge; M.P.A. 1977, University of Southern California; Ed.D. 1999, University of California, Los Angeles.

Watson, Tim

(2017) Assistant Professor of Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures. B.A. 1999, M.A. 2001, University of California, Los Angeles; Ph.D. 2010, University of California, Riverside.

Weber, Elizabeth

(1993) Professor of Communication Disorders and Sciences. B.A. 1966, M.A. 1975, Queens College, City University of New York; M.A. 1988, California State University, Northridge; Ph.D. 1989, University of California, Los Angeles.

Weeraratne, Dayanthie S.

(2007) Professor of Geological Sciences. B.S. 1998, M.S. 1999, University of Oregon; Ph.D. 2005, Brown University.

Wei, Siqi

(2019) Assistant Professor of Finance, Financial Planning, and Insurance. B.S., Shanxi University of Finance and Economics; M.S. 2014, University of Denver; Ph.D. 2019, Oklahoma State University.

Weichhart, Hans

(2022) Director of Production, Younes and Soraya Nazarian Center for the Performing Arts. B.A. 2002, California State University, Sacramento.

Weiner, Ivor

(2001) Professor of Special Education. B.A. 1986, M.P.A. 1990, University of North Texas; Ph.D. 2001, Texas Woman’s University.

Weingarten, Dan

(2011) Department Chair of Theatre; Professor of Theatre. B.S. 1988, Drexel University; M.F.A. 2004, California Institute of the Arts.

Weininger, Melissa

(2021) Assistant Professor of Jewish Studies. B.A. 1996, Harvard University; Ph.D. 2010, University of Chicago.

Weiss, Andrew P.

(2011) Librarian, Collection Access and Management Services. B.A. 1993, Kenyon College; M.A. 1998, Temple University; M.L.I.Sc. 2008, University of Hawaii at Manoa.

Wells, Douglas

(2017) Director, Engineering Services, Physical Plant Management. B.S. 1992, Mississippi State University; M.B.A. 2015, Rice University.

Wen, Na

(2018) Associate Professor of Marketing. B.S. 1999, Inner Mongolia University; M.A. 2002, Fudan University; Ph.D. 2010, Georgia Institute of Technology.

Wexler, Steven

(2007) Professor of English. B.A. 1987, Syracuse University; M.A. 2001; Ph.D. 2006, University of Louisville.

Whitaker, Kelly E.

(2011) Associate Director of Technology for Enrollment Services. B.A. 2010, Indiana University Bloomington; M.P.A. 2012, California State University, Northridge.

White, Claire

(2012) Professor of Religious Studies. B.S. 2004, Ph.D. 2009, Queen’s University.

White, Janene

(2018) Director of Finance and Operations, College of Humanities. B.A. 1994, University of California, San Diego; M.S. 2001, University of Southern California.

White, Theresa R.

(2008) Professor of Africana Studies. B.A. 1992, University of Southern California; M.A., 1999, Ph.D. 2008, University of California, Los Angeles.

Whitener, John L.

(2015) Professor of Music. B.A. 1981, University of Washington; M.A. 1993, M.A. 2008, D.M.A. 2007, University of Southern California.

Whiting, William C.

(1994) Professor of Kinesiology. B.S. 1975, Stanford University; M.S. 1979, Ph.D. 1983, University of California, Los Angeles.

Whitman, Douglas G.

(2000) Professor of Economics. B.A. 1994, The American University; Ph.D. 2000, New York University.

Wiegley, Jeffrey A.

(2002) Professor of Computer Science. B.S. 1991, State University of New York; Ph.D. 1998, University of Southern California.

Wightman, Beth

(2003) Department Chair of English; Professor of English. B.A. 1987, Barnard College; M.A. 1991, University College Dublin; M.A. 1999, Ph.D. 2003, University of California, Los Angeles.

Williams León, Teresa

(1996) Director of American Indian Studies; Professor of Asian American Studies. B.A. 1986, University of Hawai’i at Mānoa; M.A. 1989, M.A. 1991, Ph.D. 1997, University of California, Los Angeles.

Williams, Delphia D.

(2014) Associate Librarian, Collection Access and Management Services. B.A. 1998, California State University, Northridge; M.L.I.S. 2008, San Jose State University.

Williams, Melanie

(1984) Professor of Business Law. B.A. 1977, University of California, Santa Cruz; J.D. 1981, Boston University; State Bar of California.

Williamson, Mika

(1984) Director, Recruitment Services and Compensation. B.A. 1984, California State University, Northridge.

Wimberley, Laura H.

(2017) Department Chair of Research, Instruction and Outreach Services; Associate Librarian, Research, Instruction and Outreach Services. B.A. 2000, Oberlin College; M.A. 2007, Ph.D. 2007, University of California, San Diego.

Winn, Mylon

(2016) Professor of Criminology and Justice Studies. B.A. 1971, M.A. 1975, Ph.D. 1981, University of Washington.

Winterhalter, Edith T.

(1998) Associate Vice President for Budget and Strategic Business Operations. B.S. 2003, M.A. 2010, California State University, Northridge.

Wisenbaker, Chelsea E.

(2016) Director of Annual Giving and Donor Engagement. B.A. 2010, University of California, Santa Cruz; M.A. 2019, California State University, Northridge.

Wohldmann, Erica

(2007) Professor of Psychology. B.A. 2000, University of Missouri; M.A. 2003, Ph.D. 2006, University of Colorado.

Woldeamanuel, Mintesnot G.

(2011) Professor of Urban Studies and Planning. B.S. 2001, Ethiopian Civil Service College; M.E. 2004, Ph.D. 2007, Hokkaido University.

Wolfe, Jenn

(2017) Associate Professor of Secondary Education. B.A. 1992, M.A. 2001, California State University, Northridge; Ed.D. 2016, University of Southern California.

Wolfe, Todd

(1994) University Registrar. B.A. 1990, M.S. 1995, California State University, Northridge.

Wong, Connie

(2020) Assistant Professor of Special Education. B.A. 1997, M.A. 1998, University of California, Riverside; Ph.D. 2006, University of California, Los Angeles.

Wright, Alan N.

(1990) Professor of Recreation and Tourism Management. B.A. 1976, Gordon College; M.Div. 1979, Northern Seminary; M.S. 1979, George Williams; Ph.D. 1982, Pennsylvania State University.

Wu, Bohsiu

(2019) Associate Dean, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences; Professor of Criminology and Justice Studies. B.A. 1985, Fu-Jen Catholic University (Taiwan); M.A. 1990, Ph.D. 1993, Bowling Green State University.

Wynter, Dianah E.

(2003) Professor of Cinema and Television Arts. B.A. 1981, Princeton University; M.F.A. 1984, Yale School of Drama, Yale University; M.F.A. 1989, American Film Institute.