Faculty and Staff

Faculty and Staff

Professor Name and Information Professor Credentials
Kathryn Chew
Professor of Classics
Advisor, Latin Teaching Credential
Undergraduate Advisor, Classics
(562) 985-5810
Office: MHB 606
Ph.D. Classics, UCLA
M.A. Classics, UCLA
B.A. Classics, UC Irvine
Interests: Greek and Latin Novels, Greek Literature, the Hellenistic Period, Late Antiquity, Hagiography, Sanskrit Literature, Latin Teacher Preparation
Nancy Comito
Office Manager
Office: MHB 515

Pravina Cooper, Ph.D.
Lecturer in Comparative Literature
(562) 985-4241
Office: MHB 611


Ph.D. Comparative World Literature, UCLA 2005
M.A. Comparative World Literature, UCLA
M.A. History, Mumbai University
B.A. British and Continental Philosophy
Interests: World Cinemas, Transnational Literatures, Genre, Literary Theory, British and French Modernisms

Elizabeth Dahab, Ph.D.
Professor of Comparative Literature
(562) 985-1368
Office: MHB 608

CWL Advisor

Doctorat, Comparative Literature, Université de Paris-IV, Sorbonne
M.A. Educational Psychology, University of Alberta
Professional Diploma After Degree (for teaching French), University of Alberta (Canada)
B.A. Psychology, McGill University (Canada)
Interests: Post-colonial Literature, Cultural Theory, Middle Eastern Literature, Interdisciplinary Studies, 19th Century French Literature, Exilic Francophone Literatures in Canada/Québec (more)

Douglas Domingo-Forasté
Professor of Classics
(562) 985-7923
Office: MHB 509

Classics Advisor

Ph.D. Classics, UC Santa Barbara, 1988
M.A. Classics, UC Santa Barbara, 1981
A.B. Latin, UC Davis, 1976
Interests: Ancient numismatics, Claudius Aelianus, Ancient Greek law, Menander, Isaios
Thomas Haeussler
Lecturer in Comparative Literature
(562) 985-8660
Office: MHB 605
M.A. Comparative Literature, UCLA

 Katherine Mcloone
Lecturer in Comparative Literature

(562) 985-
Office: MHB 508


Paul Scotton
Professor of Classics
(562) 985-2599
Office: MHB 520

Chair of Department

Ph.D. Classical Archaeology, University of Pennsylvania

M.A. Classical Languages, UCSB
M.A. English Literature, University of Illinois-Urbana
M.F.A. Creative Writing, University of Oregon
B.A. English Literature, University of Illinois-Urbana
Interests: Lechaion Harbor; Ancient Architecture; Aegean Prehistoric Archaeology; Greek Archaeology; Roman Greece and Asia Minor.

Karl Squitier
Lecturer in Classics
(562) 985-4248
Office: MHB 508
C. Phil. Classics, UCLA 1972
B.A. Classics and History, Florida State University, 1966
Interests: Foodways & Foodstuffs in the Ancient World; the Ancient World in Theatre & Film; Mythology; Ancient religions; Rome; Cultural Preservation
J. Mark Sugars
Lecturer in Classics
(562) 985-4241
Office: MHB 611
Ph.D. Classics, UC Irvine, 1997
B.A. Classics, UC Irvine, 1983
B.S. Biological Sciences, UC Irvine, 1983
Interests: Classical Mythology, Greek Literature
Vlatka Velcic
Professor of Comparative Literature vlatka.velcic@csulb.edu
(562) 985-1815
Office: MHB 609
Ph.D. Comparative Literature, UCLA
M.A. Comparative Literature, UCLA
B.A. Comparative Literature and English, University of Zagreb
Interests: Cultural Studies, Post-colonial Literature, 20th Century Literature, East European Literature
Raymond Waters
Lecturer in Comparative Literature raymond.waters@csulb.edu
(562) 985-7923
Office: MHB 509

Ph.D., Comparative Literature, University of Iowa, 2016

M.A. Communication Studies, University of Iowa, 1994
M.A. English, CSULB, 1991
B.A. English, UCLA, 1985
Interests: Comedy, Japanese Literature, Film/Mass Media Theory

Elaine Wida
Lecturer in Classics
(562) 985-8660
Office: MHB 605
Ph.D, Classics, UC Irvine
M.A. Classics, Pennsylvania State University
B.A. Liberal Arts, Concordia Senior College
Interests: Horace, Sophists, Sappho/Alcaeus

Current Adjunct Faculty

Professor Name and Email Room Number and Phone Number
Jessica Brooks
MHB 701, (562) 985-7575
Talar Chahinian
Comparative Literature
MHB 513, (562) 985-4232
Cheryl Goldstein
Comparative Literature
MHB 701 (562) 985-7575
Rachelle Okawa
Comparative Literature
MHB 609, (562) 985-4253
Chris Shaw
Comparative Literature
MHB 720, (562) 985-4619
Lowry Sweney
MHB 701, (562) 985-7575

Emeriti Faculty

  • Conrad Barrett
  • Alwin Baum
  • Roland Bush
  • Peter Carr
  • August Coppola
  • Frank Fata
  • Thomas Hubble
  • J. Charles Jernigan
  • Roberta Markman