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Professors, experts in their respective fields and passionate about the subjects they teach, challenge and stretch their students to reach their goals. Students are impelled to think critically and analyze thoroughly what they learn in the classroom.
Meet the Faculty
- Meet the Faculty: Candice Hodge, Ph.D.Candice R. Hodge, Ph.D., assistant professor in Azusa Pacific’s Department of Criminal Justice. She brings a sociology background to the classroom and her research, which focuses on the effects of colorism in the 21st century, body image among African American teenage girls, domestic violence, interpersonal violence on college campuses, STDs and HIV among minority communities, and the effects of poverty among African American communities. Hodge is a member of the sociology honor society Alpha Kappa Delta, the Association of Black Sociologists, the California Sociological Association, the Pacific Sociological Association, the DC Sociological Society, the Southern Sociological Society, and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP).
- Meet the Faculty: Diana Lynn Woods, PhD, APRN-BC, FGSADiana Lynn Woods, PhD, is an associate professor in Azusa Pacific University’s School of Nursing, as well as a nurse practitioner, and researcher. Her focus centers on developing and disseminating new knowledge to strengthen humanistic care for persons with dementia. She brings 25 years of experience researching Alzheimer’s Disease, specifically behavioral symptoms of dementia and sleep disturbances, nonpharmacological and interventions, and understanding the biobehavioral factors, genetic, neuroendocrine, and behavioral indices of stress that contribute to BSD.
- Meet the Faculty: Karen Longman, Ph.D.Karen Longman, Ph.D., is a professor in the Department of Higher Education at Azusa Pacific University. She received her Ph.D. in Higher Education from the University of Michigan and joined the APU faculty in 2006. Prior to APU, Longman served for six years as vice president for academic affairs and dean of the faculty at Greenville College, and for 19 years as vice president for professional development and research at the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities, based in Washington, DC.
- Meet the Faculty: Philip Cox, Ph.D.Philip Cox, Ph.D., is an assistant professor in Azusa Pacific University's Department of Biology and Chemistry. He completed his doctoral degree in pharmacology at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. His research expertise includes drug metabolism and drug metabolizing enzyme biochemistry. He teaches biochemistry and chemistry courses at APU.
- Meet the Faculty: Katharine Putman, Psy.D.Katharine Putman, Psy.D., is an associate professor in the Department of Graduate Psychology. She focuses on child and adolescent therapy, community psychology, spirituality, and coping, as well as conducting research and evaluation with caregivers such as first responders, humanitarian aid workers, and missionaries. Putman has conducted qualitative and quantitative research and provided consultation to teachers and children exposed to community violence in Guatemala and El Salvador. She has also evaluated scenario-based training methods at the Los Angeles Police Academy.
- Meet the Faculty: Adam Green, Ph.D.Adam Green, Ph.D. is the Associate Professor, Department of Philosophy. An associate professor in APU’s School of Theology, Adam Green, Ph.D., focuses his work on the nature and value of being a social creature. His scholarly work ranges from philosophical engagement with neuroscience, psychology, and anthropology to reflection on traditional problems in epistemology, philosophy of mind, and philosophy of religion. Green came to APU after completing a Templeton postdoctoral fellowship in Innsbruck, Austria.
- Meet the Faculty: Alexander Koops, DMAAlexander Koops, DMA, joined the music faculty at Azusa Pacific University in August 2001 and serves as director of undergraduate music education, associate director of bands, and director of the Azusa Conservatory, a community-based music program for local youth. He remains active as a conductor and musician, frequently conducting the Lake Avenue Chamber Symphony and performing regularly on his horn.
- Meet the Faculty: Roberta “Bobbi” Clarke, Ed.D.Roberta Clarke, Ed.D., is an assistant professor in the Department of School Counseling and School Psychology at Azusa Pacific University. She has an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership from California State University, Long Beach, and brings more than 25 years of PreK-12 public school system experience to the classroom.