First To Go Advocate Directory

The First To Go Faculty and Staff Directory features first-gen community members and individuals who are not first-gen, but that dedicate their time advocating and supporting our first-gen student population at LMU.

This list is not exhaustive and is ever-changing. First To Go will continue to add to this list as the campus welcomes additional stakeholders and community advocates to LMU.

If you need to reach out to a particular individual and/or are seeking a mentor/a, community member, and/or a first-gen supporter, access the LMU Directory HERE to attain their e-mail address and respective unit/department.

Academic Resource Center (ARC)

Mia Watson, M.A.: Director

Morgan Gross, Ph.D.: Associate Director, Tutoring Programs

Jacqueline "Jackie" Leung, M.A.: University Advisor, University Advising

Melissa Shelton, M.A.: University Advisor, University Advising

Alexia "Lexie" Fernanda Pineda Soto, M.A.: Program Coordinator, First To Go Program

Capresha Hawthorne: Administrative Coordinator

Disability Support Services (DSS)

Priscilla F. Levine, MSW, LCSW: Director

Elmira L. Melgoza, MA, PPS: Assistant Director

Leticia Barbosa: Administrative Coordinator

Katz Family Program

Natalie X. Aguilar, M.Ed., M.A.: Director

W.H.Hannon Library

Kristine Brancolini, Dean of the Library, Library Administration

Jamie Hazlitt, Interim Associate Dean, Library Administration

Raymundo "Ray" Andrade, Student Engagement Librarian, Outreach Development

John Jackson, Head of Outreach and Communications, Outreach Development

Darlene Aguilar, Instructional Design Librarian, Reference and Instruction Services Department

Nataly Blas, Reference and Instruction Librarian for Business, Reference and Instruction Services Department

Nicole Murph, Reference Assistance, Reference and Instruction Services Department

Rachel Wen-Paloutzian, Archives and Special Collections Instruction Librarian

Study Abroad Office

Lisa Loberg, Ed.D.: Director

Kimberly Rehrer Petok: Assistant Director

Pamela Underwood, M.A.: Study Abroad Program Advisor and Student Outreach Specialist

Wilson Potts: Study Abroad Program Advisor and Student Exchange Specialist

Career and Professional Development (CPD)

Branden Grimmett, Ed.D.: Associate Provost

Angelina Lee, M.A.: Director of Employer Engagement

Marcy Newman, M.Ed.: Director of Campus Partnerships

Hannah Bateman, Ed.D.: Associate Director, Graduate Programs and Education Professions

Erica Privott, M.A.: Assistant Director, Engineering, Science, and Technology Professions

Center for Service and Action (CSA)

Patrick Furlong, MPA: Interim Director

Alyssa Perez, MNA: Interim Assistant Director, Alternative Breaks Program

Carolina Martinez, M.A.: Senior Administrative Coordinator

Ethnic and Intercultural Services (EIS)

Henry Ward: Senior Director, Intercultural Advancement

AnaLexicis Bridewell: Program Coordinator, The Learning Community

Aristotle Mosier, M.A.: Director, Asian Pacific Student Services (APSS)

Jeffrey Dolliole, M.A.: Director, Office of Black Student Services (OBSS)

Natalie Guevara, M.Ed.: Director, Chicano Latino Student Services (CLSS)

Lalo Moreno, M.A.: Director, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Student Services (LGBTSS)

Zachary Zysman: Director, Jewish Student Life

Keinan Taweil: Senior Administrative Coordinator, Muslim Student Life

Student Leadership and Development (SLD)

Joel Gutierrez, MSW: Associate Director, Student Involvement

Student Housing Office (SHO)

Steven Nygaard, Director

Amiya Hodge-Powell, Assistant Director of Residence Life

Beth Crowell, Associate Director of Resident Services

Jordan Lounsbury, Assistant Director of Resident Services

Grace Paz, Assignment Supervisor

Daquan Bass, Housing Services Coordinator

Becca Okida, Resident Director

Monique Mansour, Resident Minister

Alyssa Perez, Resident Minister

Fr. Eddie Siebert, Resident Minister

Lorianne Harrison-Reyes and Alan Reyes, Resident Ministers

Dr. Claudia Sandoval, Faculty in Residence

Student Success

Lisha Maddox, M.Ed.: Director

Gabriela Arana, M.A.: Assistant Director

Student Affairs Dean of Students Office

Terri Mangione, Ph.D.: Dean of Students

Paul Vu, S.J., Ph.D.: Assistant Dean of Student Affairs

Lorianne Harrison-Reyes: Student Affairs Resource Coordinator

Jin Mims, M.A.: Student Affairs Case Manager

Office for International Students and Scholars (OISS)

Csilla V. Samay, Assistant Dean for International Students & Initiatives

Student Employment Services (SES)

Jade Smith, Associate Dean of Student Affairs

Amie Gonzalez, Job Locator and Developer

Off Campus Student Life (OCSL)

Shannon Taylor, Ed.D: Director

Student Psychological Services (SPS)

Kristin Linden, Ph.D.: Director of Student Psychological Services

Tracy Shaw, Ph.D.: Assistant Director and Coordinator of Training

Hung Tran, Psy.D.: Psychologist

Viviana Vallin, LPCC: Therapist

Undergraduate Admissions

Thomas A. Gutto, M.A.: Assistant Vice Provost of Undergraduate Admission

Radia Alouache, M.Ed.: Senior Director of Undergraduate Admission

Vanessa Miranda, M.Ed.: Director of Transfer Admissions and Enrollment Services

Charles Mason, Associate Director of Transfer Admissions

Ruben Nuñez, M.A.: Assistant Director of Transfer Admissions and Enrollment Services

Chelsea Passamano, Senior Administrative Coordinator for Transfer Admission

Jenelle Abbattista, Admission Counselor

Joselyn Barrios-Villagran, M.A.: Admission Counselor

Leticia "Letty" Duenas, M.A.: Admission Counselor

Evelyn Fajardo, Admission Counselor

Brian Felix, Admission Counselor

Alumni Engagement and Relations

Leticia A. Vidal, M.A.: Assistant Director of Alumni and Parent Engagement

Carla Cruz, MCM: Assistant Director of Alumni Engagement

Ryan Yamashita, Assistant Director of Alumni Engagement

Janna Neu, Senior Administrative Coordinator

University Advancement

Vanessa Arredondo, Director of Development, Parent Philanthropy

Yvonne Wehrmann, Director of Development, Academic Affairs and Mission and Ministry

Erin Hanson, M.A.: Executive Director, Board and Donor Relations

Stacy Barnes, Executive Director, University Advancement

Margie Benito, Development Coordinator

Amanda Ludlow, Senior Administrative Coordinator

Jazlyn Turner, MBA.: Director of Development, Diversity Initiatives

Deanna Amaya-Felix, Associate Director, Annual and Leadership Giving

Kurt Brunner, Associate Director, Corporate and Foundation

Diane Sant, Director of Donor Relations

Financial Aid Office

Lindsay McCarthy, Assistant Vice Provost of Financial Aid

William Brooks, Associate Director of Counseling and Outreach

Cristina Gonzalez-Lopez, Financial Aid Counselor

Jacqueline Reyna, Assistant Director of Financial Aid, Student Loan Programs

Deann Haight, Financial Aid Counselor

John Flowers, Assistant Director of Financial Aid Compliance and Processing

Kathy Berganza, Scholarships Manager

Cerita Grotts, Associate Director of Student Lending

School of Education

Ernesto Colín, Ph.D.: Associate Professor, Department of Teaching and Learning

Fernando Estrada, Ph.D.: Associate Professor and Co-Director, Counseling; Department of Specialized Programs in Professional Psychology

Denise Valdez: Senior Administrative Coordinator, Office of the Dean

Karie Huchting, Ph.D.: Associate Professor and Associate Director, Doctorate in Educational Leadership for Social Justice

College of Business Administration

Accounting

Rosemary Kim, Ph.D.: Associate Professor of Accounting

Ying Ying "Terry" Wang, Ph.D.: Clinical Assistant Professor of Accounting

Management and Leadership

Angélica S. Gutiérrez, Ph.D.: Associate Professor of Management

Trevor Zink, Ph.D.: Associate Professor of Management and Sustainability, College of Business Administration; Director, University Honors Program

College of Communication and Fine Arts

Bryant Keith Alexander, Ph.D.: Dean, College of Communication and Fine Arts

Communication Studies

Judy Battaglia, M.A.: Clinical Associate Professor of Communication Studies

Kristo Gobin, M.A.: Senior Lecturer of Communication Studies

Michele Hammers, Ph.D.: Associate Dean and Professor of Communication Studies

Nina Lozano, Ph.D.: Associate Professor of Communication Studies

Patricia Oliver, M.A.: Associate Professor of Communication Studies

Kyra Pearson, Ph.D.: Associate Professor of Communication Studies

Craig Rich, Ph.D.: Associate Professor & Chair of Communication Studies

Abhik Roy, Ph.D.: Professor Emeritus of Communication Studies

Dance

Rosalynde LeBlanc Loo, M.F.A.: Associate Professor & Chair of Dance

Kristen Smiarowski, M.F.A.: Clinical Assistant Professor of Dance

Seaver College of Science and Engineering

S.W. Tina Choe, Ph.D.: Dean and Professor of Chemistry & Biochemistry

Sandra Luca, Ph.D.: Assistant Dean, Center for Student Success

Heather Tarleton, Ph.D.: Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion & Associate Professor of Health and Human Sciences

Karen Valencia, M.A.: Senior Administrative Coordinator, Center for Student Success

Martina Giselle Ramirez, Ph.D.: Director of the Center for Teaching Excellence and Professor of Biology

Carolyn Viviano, Ph.D.: Associate Professor of Biology

Emily Jarvis, Ph.D.: Associate Professor of Chemistry & Biochemistry and Co-Director of the Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement Program

Jeremy McCallum, Ph.D.: Professor of Chemistry & Biochemistry and Director of the ACCESS Program

Hossein Asghari, Ph.D.: Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Sarah Strand, Ph.D.: Chair and Associate Professor of Health and Human Sciences

Hawley Almstedt, Ph.D.: Professor of Health and Human Sciences

Edward Mosteig, Ph.D.: Professor of Mathematics

Yanping Ma, Ph.D.: Associate Professor of Mathematics

Robert Rovetti, Ph.D.: Associate Professor of Mathematics

David Berube, Ph.D.: Clinical Associate Professor of Physics

Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts (BCLA)

African American Studies (AFAM)

Stefan Bradley, Ph.D.: BCLA Coordinator for Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives and Professor of African American Studies

Marne L. Campbell, Ph.D.: Associate Professor and Chair of African American Studies

Asian and Pacific Studies (ASPA) and Asian Pacific American Studies (APAM)

Curtiss Takada Rooks, Ph.D.: Assistant Professor of Asian and Asian American Studies

Chicana/o and Latina/o Studies (CLST)

Fernando Guerra, Ph.D.: Professor of Political Science and International Relations and Chicana/o Latina/o Studies and Director of the Thomas and Dorothy Leavey Center for the Study of Los Angeles

Priscilla Leiva, Ph.D.: Assistant Professor of Chicana/o and Latina/o Studies

Juan D. Mah y Busch, Ph.D.: Professor of English and Affiliate of Chicana/o Studies

Brenda Nicolas, Ph.D.: Assistant Professor of Chicana/o and Latina/o Studies

Eliza Rodriguez y Gibson, Ph.D.: Professor and Chair of Chicana/o and Latina/o Studies

English and Journalism

Julia Lee, Ph.D.: Associate Professor of English

Holli Levitsky, Ph.D.: Professor of English and Director of Jewish Studies

Juan D. Mah y Buch, Ph.D.: Professor of English and Affiliate of Chicana/o Studies

Rubén Martínez, Ph.D.: Professor of English and Fletcher Jones Chair in Literature & Writing

J. Peters, Ph.D.: Professor of English and Graduate Program Director

Dermot Ryan, Ph.D.: Associate Professor of English

Stephen H.A. Shepard, Ph.D.: Professor of English Literature

Environmental and Urban Studies

Bernadette Musetti, Ph.D.: Professor and Director of Liberal Studies

History

Carla Bittel, Ph.D.: Associate Professor of History

Margarita R. Ochoa, Ph.D.: Associate Professor of History

Anthony Perron, Ph.D.: Associate Professor of History

International Relations and Political Science

Jodi Finkel, Ph.D.: Professor of Political Science and International Relations

Fernando Guerra, Ph.D.: Professor of Political Science and International Relations and Chicana/o Latina/o Studies and Director of the Thomas and Dorothy Leavey Center for the Study of Los Angeles

Claudia Sandoval, Ph.D.: Assistant Professor of Political Science and International Relations

Jewish Studies

Amir Hussain, Ph.D.: Professor and Chair of Theological Studies

Holli Levitsky, Ph.D.: Professor of English and Director of Jewish Studies

Modern Languages

Rebeca Acevedo, Ph.D.: Professor of Modern Languages and Literatures – Spanish

José I. Badenes, S.J., Ph.D.: Associate Provost for Undergraduate Education and Professor of Modern Languages and Literatures – Spanish

Jennifer L. Eich, Ph.D.: Professor of Modern Languages and Literature – Spanish

Alicia Partnoy, Ph.D.: Professor of Modern Languages and Literatures – Spanish

Antonia Petro, Ph.D.: Associate Professor of Modern Languages and Literatures – Spanish

Philosophy

Brad Elliot Stone, Ph.D.: Professor and Graduate Director of Philosophy

Jeffrey L. Wilson, Ph.D.: Associate Professor of Philosophy

Psychology

Jennifer Abe, Ph.D.: Professor of Psychology and Vice President for Intercultural Affairs

Deanna Cooke, Ph.D.: Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychology and Director of BCLA Engaged Learning

Adam W. Fingerhut, Ph.D: Professor of Psychology

Cheryl Grills, Ph.D.: Professor of Psychology

Joseph Hellige, Ph.D.: Professor of Psychology

Ricardo Arturo Machón, Ph.D.: Professor of Psychology and Co-Director of the McNair Scholars Program

Vandana Thadani, Ph.D.: Professor of Psychology

Sociology

Stephanie Limoncelli, Ph.D.: Associate Professor of Sociology

Anna Muraco, Ph.D.: Professor and Chair of Sociology

Nathan Sessoms, Ph.D.: Lecturer of Sociology

Sylvia Zamora, Ph.D.: Assistant Professor of Sociology

Theological Studies

Allan Figueroa Deck, S.J., Ph.D., S.T.D: Distinguished Scholar in Pastoral Theology and Latino Studies

Cecilia González-Andrieu, Ph.D.: Professor of Theological Studies

Kim Harris, Ph.D.: Assistant Professor of Theological Studies

Amir Hussain, Ph.D.: Professor and Chair of Theological Studies

Women's and Gender Studies

Sina Kramer, Ph.D.: Associate Professor and Chair of Women's and Gender Studies

Stella Oh, Ph.D.: Professor of Women's and Gender Studies