CI continues to build on the depth and diversity of its teaching talent, welcoming 18 new tenure track faculty members to the CI community this year. In this year’s class we welcome faculty joining us from Poland by way of Austria, Taiwan, Ukraine, England and Turkey; as well as faculty members with deep roots in Southern California, Ventura County and the CSU.

We welcome new faculty with significant teaching experience at CI and elsewhere, as well as those just beginning their careers in the professoriate. Their expertise ranges from orchestral music to the Mexican Onda of the 1960s; from managerial decision making to climate change; from immigrant and undocumented teachers in the public schools to the plight of Syrian refugees. They are:

Stacey AndersonStacey Anderson
Assistant Professor of English
Ph.D. - Claremont Graduate University (2004)


Dylan CooperDylan Cooper
Assistant Professor of Management
Ph.D. - University of Arizona (2016)


Hua DaiHua Dai
Associate Professor of Management Information Systems
Ph.D. - University of North Carolina at Greensboro (2009)


José GarcíaJosé García
Assistant Professor of Education
Ph.D. - University of Texas at Austin (2016)


Javier GonzalezJavier Gonzalez
Assistant Professor of Global Languages & Cultures
Ph.D. - University of Colorado, Boulder (2013)


Reha KadakalReha Kadakal
Assistant Professor of Sociology
Ph.D. - New School for Social Research (2008)


Megan Kenny FeisterMegan Kenny Feister
Assistant Professor of Communication
Ph.D. - Purdue University (2015)


Alona KryshchenkoAlona Kryshchenko
Assistant Professor of Mathematics
Ph.D. - University of Southern California (2013)


KuanFen LiuKuanFen Liu
Assistant Professor of Performing Arts
D.M.A. - Thornton School of Music, University of Southern California (2010)


Jaime MateraJaime Matera
Assistant Professor of Anthropology
Ph.D. - University of California, Santa Barbara (2013)


Aaron McColpinAaron McColpin
Assistant Professor of Nursing
DNP - Maryville University (2015)


Matthew MendezMatthew Mendez
Assistant Professor of Political Science
Ph.D. - University of Southern California (2015)


Robin MitchellRobin Mitchell
Assistant Professor of History
Ph.D. - University of California, Berkeley (2010)


Charlene NiemiCharlene Niemi
Assistant Professor of Nursing
Ph.D. - Azusa Pacific University (2016)


Pawel PilarczykPawel Pilarczyk
Assistant Professor of Computer Science
Ph.D. - Jagiellonian University, Poland (2001)


Melanie Pribisko YenMelanie Pribisko Yen
Assistant Professor of Chemistry
Ph.D. - California Institute of Technology (2010)


Rachel SoperRachel Soper
Assistant Professor of Sociology
Ph.D. - University of California, San Diego (2016)


Clare Wormald SteeleClare Wormald Steele
Assistant Professor of Environmental Science & Resource Management
Ph.D. - University of Rhode Island (2007)


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