Faculty and Staff

Faculty and Staff


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Jamie Apostol, M.A.

Adjunct Faculty

Email: jamie.apostol@csulb.edu

Phone: (562) 985-1386

Office: FO2-223

Office Hours: Mondays/Wednesdays 9:30-10:30am and Fridays after class

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Sandra Arévalo, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Email: Sandra.Arevalo@csulb.edu

Phone: (562) 985-

Office: LA3-105C

Office Hours: Tuesdays/Thursdays 4-5pm


Marwa Azab, Ph.D.

Adjunct Faculty

Email: marwa.azab@csulb.edu

Office: PSY-236

Office Hours:


Elizabeth Barnett, Ph.D.

Adjunct Faculty

Email: elizabeth.barnett@csulb.edu

Office: FO2-213

Office Hours: Thursdays 1-2pm or by appt.

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Cindy Donham, Ph.D.

Adjunct Faculty

Email: cdonham@me.com

Phone: (562) 985-1386

Office: FO2-223

Office Hours: Thursdays 1-2pm or by appointment

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Christine El Ouardani, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Email: Christine.ElOuardani@csulb.edu

Phone: (562) 985-8997

Office: LA3-200E

Office Hours: Thursdays 2-3pm or by appt.

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Shelley Eriksen, Ph.D.


Joint appointment with Sociology

Email: Shelley.Eriksen@csulb.edu

Phone: (562) 985-2124

Office: LA3-103C

Office Hours: On Sabbatical 2018-2019

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Joan Fisher, Ph.D.

Adjunct Faculty

Email: Joan.Fisher@csulb.edu

Office: PSY-407

Office Hours: Tuesdays/Thursdays 12:30-1:30pm or by appt.


Wilma Franco, Ed.D.

Adjunct Faculty

Email: Wilma.Franco@csulb.edu

Office: FO2-213

Office Hours:

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Lauren Heidbrink, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Email: Lauren.Heidbrink@csulb.edu

Phone: (562) 985-5290

Office: LA3-200G

Office Hours: Out until Spring 2019

Dr. Lauren Heidbrink’s Bio and Website


Nicole Jafari, Ed.D

Adjunct Faculty

Email: Nicole.Jafari@csulb.edu

Phone: (562) 985-2298

Office: FO2-217

Office Hours: Out until Spring 2019

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Kimberly R. Kelly, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Email: Kimberly.Kelly@csulb.edu

Phone: (562) 985-1385

Office: LA3-200D

Office Hours: Thursdays 10-11am or by appt.

Dr. Kelly’s Bio and her Lab Website

Ann Kim 

Ann Y. Kim, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Email: AnnYoung.Kim@csulb.edu

Phone: (562) 985-4930

Office: LA3-103A

Office Hours: Tuesdays 12-1:45pm; Wednesdays 9:30-10:30; also by appt.

Dr. Ann Y. Kim’s Bio

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H. Isabella Lanza, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Email: Isabella.Lanza@csulb.edu

Phone: (562) 985-4698

Office: LA3-200F

Office Hours: Wednesdays 2-3pm or by appt.

Dr. Isabella Lanza’s Bio and her Lab Website

Lisa Lares, M.A.

Adjunct Faculty

Email: Lisa.Lares@csulb.edu

Office: FO2-213

Office Hours: Mondays 11am-12pm

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Holly Lopez, Ed.D.

Adjunct Faculty

Email: Holly.Lopez@csulb.edu

Office: FO2-217

Office Hours: Wednesdays 2:45-3:45pm

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Nicole Miovsky, M.S.

Adjunct Faculty

Email: Nicolemarie.Mivosky@csulb.edu

Office: FO2-213

Office Hours:


Erylene Piper-Mandy, Ph.D.

Adjunct Faculty

Email: Erylene.Pipermandy@csulb.edu

Office: FO2-117

Office Hours: Tuesdays 3:30-5pm or by appt.

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Lisa Raagas-Quarm, M.A.

Adjunct Faculty

Email: Lisa.RaagasQuarm@csulb.edu

Office: PSY-430

Office Hours: Tuesdays/Thursdays at 3:30pm by appt. only

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Heather Rae-Espinoza, Ph.D.


Email: hre@csulb.edu

Phone: (562) 985-4209

Office: LA3-200B

Office Hours: Wednesdays 9:30-10:30am

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Pamela Roberts, Ph.D.


Email: Pamela.Roberts@csulb.edu

Phone: (562) 985-8530

Office: LA3-200A

Office Hours: Mondays/Wednesdays 4:30-5:15pm

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Richard Rosenberg, Ph.D.

Adjunct Faculty

Email: Richard.Rosenberg@csulb.edu

Phone: (562) 985-

Office: PSY 407

Office Hours: Tuesdays/Wednesdays 2-3pm

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Emily Schryer, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Email: Emily.Schryer@csulb.edu

Office: LA3-200C

Phone: (562) 985-2123

Office Hours: Tuesdays 4-5pm or by appt.

Kristy Shih, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Email: Kristy.Shih@csulb.edu

Phone: (562) 985-5581

Office: LA3-105B

Office Hours: Tuesdays/Thursdays 5-6pm or by appt.

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Karen Sirota, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.

Adjunct Faculty

Email: Karen.Sirota@csulb.edu

Office: PSY-430

Office Hours: Mondays 1-2pm or by appt.

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Leona Smith Di Faustino, L.C.S.W.

Adjunct Faculty

Email: Leona.SmithDiFaustino@csulb.edu

Office: PSY-430

Office Hours: Mondays 3:30-4:30pm; Wednesdays 12:3-1:30pm; Fridays 9-10am Online


Rachna Soni, Ph.D.

HDEV Advisor and Adjunct Faculty

Email: Rachna.Soni@csulb.edu 


(562) 985-8966

Office: F02-223

Phone: (562) 985-1386

Office Hours: Wednesdays 12:30-1:30pm or by appt.

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Deborah Thien, Ph.D.

HDEV Department Chair

Professor of Geography

Interim Director of University Honors Program

Email: Deborah.Thien@csulb.edu

Phone: (562) 985-5744

Office: LA3-202C

Office Hours: Mondays and Wednesdays by appt.

Emeritus Faculty

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Judith Stevenson, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor and Director of Peace and Social Justice Studies Program

Email: Judith.Stevenson@csulb.edu

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Katherine Van Giffen, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Email: kvangiff@aol.com

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Wendy M. Lopez

Administrative Support Coordinator

Email: Wendy.Lopez@csulb.edu

Phone: (562) 985-5950

Fax: (562) 985-4237

Office: LA3-202B

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