Meet the Staff

  • Brian Mercer ’97, M.A. ’07
    Director
    Phone: (626) 815-6000, Ext. 2406

    Brian Mercer ’97, M.A. ’07, came to APU in 1996 and has experienced the university from nearly every vantage point—undergraduate and graduate student, staff and faculty member. He brings a keen eye for detail and logistics, an active imagination, and many years of curriculum experience. He supervises all aspects of the curricular and catalog processes and leads its innovative enterprises.

  • Charmaine Douglas ’04
    Catalog and Curriculum Specialist
    Phone: (626) 815-6000, Ext. 2756

    Charmaine Douglas ’04 joined the OCS team in 2013. As catalog and curriculum specialist, she provides support to faculty and staff using the CourseLeaf system. She also serves as the key OCS support person on various committees and councils.

  • Jeff Tirrell ’02, Ph.D.
    Graduate Curriculum and Catalog Specialist
    Phone: (626) 815-6000, Ext. 3710

    Jeff Tirrell ’02, Ph.D., has held staff and faculty positions at APU. He holds a Ph.D. in Practical Theology from Claremont School of Theology (CST), and was the special assistant to the deans at CST for six years, and their accreditation liaison officer for two, assisting in catalog creation, strategic planning, program assessment and development, and accreditation needs. As graduate curriculum and catalog specialist at APU, Tirrell works closely with the master’s and doctoral programs, and he is passionate about curricula that integrates faith and learning.