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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

Faculty notes

  • Rawlings, M. A., Walters-Roman, D., **Olivas, V.**, & Tran, D. (2020, February).* Using simulation to prepare MSW students for public child welfare: Findings from an inter-university collaboration* [Paper presentation]. Developing Future Excellence: Southern Region Workforce Development Conference, Riverside, CA.​
    Virginia Olivas, MSW, Assistant Professor and Coordinator: L.A. DCFS Stipend Program, MSW Program, Department of Social Work
  • **Schrum, E.** (2020–2021). [Visiting research scholar fellowship]. James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ.​
    Ethan Schrum, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of History and Political Science
  • **Allbaugh, T.** (2020, February).* Creating compelling characters *[Creative writing panel]. California Creative Writers Conference, Culver City, CA. **Allbaugh, T.** (2020, February). *How to write a memoir that more than your family will want to buy & read* (Or is the public tired of memoirs?) [Nonfiction panel]. California Creative Writers Conference, Culver City, CA.​
    Thomas Allbaugh, Ph.D., Professor, Department of English
  • **Yu, C. H.**, Law, W., & Gan, S. (February 2020).* Embodied soul: Re-examining Christian dualism in terms of neuroscience and theology *[Paper presentation]. 2020 Southern California Christians in Science Winter Day Conference, Azusa Pacific University, Azusa, CA.​
    Chong Ho (Alex) Yu, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Psychology
  • **Vitz, R.** (2020, February).* Rubbing off rough corners: Family love and the formation of social virtues in Hume and classical Confucianism* [Paper presentation]. Hume and His Milieu Conference, University of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA.​
    Rico Vitz, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Philosophy
  • **Noah, T.** (2020, February).* Designing effective reflection activities in service-learning courses* [Workshop presentation]. Teaching for Active and Engaged Learning: 2020 Lilly Conference, San Diego, CA. **Noah, T. **(2020, February). *Getting students to talk about the “P” word: Privilege* [Workshop presentation]. Teaching for Active and Engaged Learning: 2020 Lilly Conference, San Diego, CA.​
    Tolulope Noah, Ed.D., Associate Professor of Liberal Studies, Division of Teacher Education
  • **Rawlings, M. A.**, Walters-Roman, D., Olivas, V., & Tran, D. (2020, February). *Using simulation to prepare MSW students for public child welfare: Findings from an inter-university collaboration* [Paper presentation]. Developing Future Excellence: Southern Region Workforce Development Conference, Riverside, CA.​
    Mary Rawlings, Ph.D., LCSW, Chair and Professor, Department of Social Work
  • **Alba, B.** (2020, February). *The changing role of the professional school counselor in career pathways and CPAs* [Paper presentation]. Educating for Careers 2020 – Changing the Narrative: CTE for All Annual Conference, Long Beach, CA.​
    Roberta Alba, Ed.D., Assistant Professor, Department of School Counseling and School Psychology
  • Roller, R. M., & **Huang, L. K.** (2020). Galileo and global warming: Parallels between the geocentrism debate and current evangelical skepticism about anthropogenic climate change. *Perspectives on Science and Christian Faith, 72*(1).​
    Louise Ko Huang, Ph.D., Assistant Dean, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences; Director, Center for Research in Science
  • **Ringo, N. A.** (2019). Exploring higher rates of breastfeeding among civilian military wives: A mixed methods study (ProQuest Number: 22619849) [Doctoral dissertation, University of Arizona].* ProQuest Dissertations and Thesis Global. *​
    Nicole Ringo, MSN/ED, RN, Assistant Chair, Upper Division Transfer 2+2 & LVN to BSN and Assistant Professor