» Advocates at Chapman

Below is a list of staff, faculty and administrators who are advocates for student diversity and inclusion at Chapman. While all staff, faculty and administrators are advocates for students, the people in these lists have committed to being an open door and advocate for students from underrepresented communities. They have also committed to participate in a development workshop or training to enhance their skills in these support areas and to continue to learn from one another.

Everyone on this list of self-identified advocates has agreed to be open to contact from students for support and advocacy. While not all of the people listed below are a part of the communities they support, they feel passionately that each student should feel welcomed and able to access the resources they need at Chapman. 

+ - First Generation Students

Faculty

Georgiana Bostean, Assistant Professor, Environmental Science, Health and Policy 

Geraldine McNennyAssociate Professor, College of Educational Studies

Jennifer Keene, Chair of Department of History

Kim Padulo, Instructor, College of Educational Studies

Marisa CianciaruloProfessor, Director, Family Protection Clinic, Fowler School of Law

Nina LeNoirVice Provost of Undergraduate Education 

Penny Bryan, Professor, College of Educational Studies

Roxanne Miller, Assistant Dean, College of Educational Studies


Staff & Administrators

Carlos Lopez, Institutional Research Senior Analyst, Office of the Provost

Chelsea Dempsey, Assistant Director, Office of Financial Aid

Christian Aguilar, Admission Counselor

Crystal De La Riva, Program Coordinator, Promising Futures Program

Garrett Addison, Admission Counselor

Helen Norris, Vice President, Chief Information Officer, Information Systems and Technology Offices

Jacqueline Barruga, Program Advisor, Argyros School 

Joseph Koluder, Residential Education Coordinator, Office of Housing & Residence Life

Laura Gorospe, Financial Operations Analyst, Office of the Provost

Leticia Romo, Assistant Director, Cross-Cultural Engagement

Marcela Mejia-Martinez, Director of Undergraduate Admission

Marisol Arredondo Samson, Director of Institutional Research, Office of the Provost

Marissa Tobias, Assistant Director of Graduate Financial Aid 

Randy Burba, Chief of Public Safety

+ - International Students

Faculty

Hesham El-AskaryAssociate Professor, Schmid College of Science and Technology

Ian Barnard, Associate Professor, Wilkinson College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Miguel ZavalaAssociate Professor, College of Educational Studies

Nam Lee, Assistant Professor, Dodge College of Film and Media Arts

Quaylan Allen, Assistant Professor, College of Educational Studies

Whitney McIntyre MillerAssistant Professor, College of Educational Studies


Staff & Administrators

Essraa Nawar, Library Development Coordinator, Leatherby Libraries

Helen Norris, Vice President, Chief Information Officer, Information Systems and Technology Offices

Jodi Hicks, Overseas Program Manager, Center for Global Education

Junko Takada, Department Assistant, Center for Global Education

Marcela Mejia-Martinez, Director of Undergraduate Admission

Sahzeah Babylon, Career Educator, Career Development Center

+ - LGBTQIA+ Students

Faculty

C K Magliola, Chair, Women's Studies Minor

Claudine Jaenichen, Chair, Department of Art 

Ian Barnard, Associate Professor, Wilkinson College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Jessica SternfeldAssociate Professor, College of Performing Arts

Kris De Pedro, Assistant Professor, College of Educational Studies

Marisa CianciaruloProfessor, Director, Family Protection Clinic, Fowler School of Law

Sally Rubin, Assistant Professor, Dodge College of Film and Media Arts

Whitney McIntyre MillerAssistant Professor, College of Educational Studies


Staff & Administrators

Chelsea Dempsey, Assistant Director, Office of Financial Aid

Chris Roach, Administrative Assistant to the Vice Chancellor of Institutional Effectiveness & Faculty Affairs

Colleen Tuohy, Admission Counselor

Garrett Addison, Admission Counselor

Jessica Mylymuk, Assistant Director Holocaust Education, The Rodgers Center for Holocaust Education

Jodi Hicks, Overseas Program Manager, Center for Global Education

Joseph Koluder, Residential Education Coordinator, Office of Housing & Residence Life

Laura GorospeFinancial Operations Analyst, Office of the Provost

Lisa Kendrick, Administrative Assistant, Office of Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity
Nancy Brink, Director, Office of Church Relations

Nathan Worden, Resident Director, Office of Housing & Residence Life

Randy Burba, Chief of Public Safety

Susanna Branch, Grants and Contracts Administrator, Office of the Provost

+ - Non-Traditional Students

Faculty

Geraldine McNenny, Associate Professor, College of Educational Studies

Kim Padulo, Instructor, College of Educational Studies

Penny Bryan, Professor, College of Educational Studies


Staff & Administrators

Carlos Lopez, Institutional Research Senior Analyst, Office of the Provost

Jillian WoodOperations Administrator, Argyros School of Business

Lisa Kendrick, Administrative Assistant, Office of Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity

Nancy Brink, Director, Office of Church Relations

+ - Students of Color

Faculty

C K Magliola, Chair, Women's Studies Minor

Ian Barnard, Associate Professor, Wilkinson College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Keith HowardAssociate Professor, College of Educational Studies

Kris De Pedro, Assistant Professor, College of Educational Studies

Luis Ortiz-FrancoProfessor, Schmid College of Science and Technology

Nam Lee, Assistant Professor, Dodge College of Film and Media Arts


Staff & Administrators

Carlos Lopez, Institutional Research Senior Analyst, Office of the Provost

Christian Aguilar, Admission Counselor

Crystal De La Riva, Program Coordinator, Promising Futures Program

Jacqueline Barruga, Program Advisor, Argyros School 

Jessica Mylymuk, Assistant Director Holocaust Education, The Rodgers Center for Holocaust Education

Leticia Romo, Assistant Director, Cross-Cultural Engagement

Marcela Mejia-Martinez, Director of Undergraduate Admission

Maria Contreras, Associate Director, Admission Operations

Marisol Arredondo Samson, Director of Institutional Research, Office of the Provost

Marissa Tobias, Assistant Director of Graduate Financial Aid 

+ - Students with Disabilities

Faculty

Claudine Jaenichen, Chair, Department of Art 

Jennifer Keene, Chair of Department of History

Jessica Sternfeld, Associate Professor, College of Performing Arts

Miguel Zavala, Associate Professor, College of Educational Studies

Quaylan Allen, Assistant Professor, College of Educational Studies


Staff & Administrators

Chelsea Dempsey, Assistant Director, Office of Financial Aid

Diane Eisenberg, Tutor Administrator in Tutoring, Learning and Testing Center

Marissa Tobias, Assistant Director of Graduate Financial Aid 

Oscar GarciaInformation Systems Specialist, Student Affairs

Randy Burba, Chief of Public Safety

+ - Students Facing Financial Challenges

Faculty

Georgiana Bostean, Assistant Professor, Environmental Science, Health and Policy 

Geraldine McNenny, Associate Professor, College of Educational Studies

Luis Ortiz-FrancoProfessor, Schmid College of Science and Technology

Roxanne Miller, Assistant Dean, College of Educational Studies

Sally Rubin, Assistant Professor, Dodge College of Film and Media Arts


Staff & Administrators

Chelsea Dempsey, Assistant Director, Office of Financial Aid

Chris Roach, Administrative Assistant to the Vice Chancellor of Institutional Effectiveness & Faculty Affairs

Crystal De La Riva, Program Coordinator, Promising Futures Program

Jacqueline Barruga, Program Advisor, Argyros School of Business

Jennifer Keene, Chair of Department of History

Jillian Wood, Operations Administrator, Argyros School of Business

Lisa Kendrick, Administrative Assistant, Office of Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity

Marissa Tobias, Assistant Director of Graduate Financial Aid

Sahzeah Babylon, Career Educator, Career Development Center

+ - Students Who Are Undocumented

Faculty

Luis Ortiz-FrancoProfessor, Schmid College of Science and Technology

Marisa CianciaruloProfessor, Director, Family Protection Clinic, Fowler School of Law

Miguel Zavala, Associate Professor, College of Educational Studies


Staff & Administrators

Arturo “Tito” Covert-Ortiz, Jr., Financial Aid Advisor, Office of Financial Aid

Chelsea Dempsey, Assistant Director, Office of Financial Aid

Chris Roach, Administrative Assistant to the Vice Chancellor of Institutional Effectiveness & Faculty Affairs

Christian Aguilar, Admission Counselor

Marcela Mejia-Martinez, Director of Undergraduate Admission

Marcela Valle, Academic Records Coordinator, Office of the Registrar

Maria Contreras, Associate Director, Admission Operations

Marissa Tobias, Assistant Director of Graduate Financial Aid 

Oscar GarciaInformation Systems Specialist, Student Affairs

Ryan Boudreau, Financial Aid Advisor, Office of Financial Aid

Sahzeah Babylon, Career Educator, Career Development Center

+ - Students Who Are Veterans, ROTC, Reserves, or Military Connected Members

Faculty

Jennifer Keene, Chair of Department of History

Kris De Pedro, Assistant Professor, College of Educational Studies

Roxanne Miller, Assistant Dean, College of Educational Studies


Staff & Administrators

Lisa Kendrick, Administrative Assistant, Office of Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity

Maria Contreras, Associate Director, Admission Operations

Marissa Tobias, Assistant Director of Graduate Financial Aid

Oscar GarciaInformation Systems Specialist, Student Affairs

Sahzeah Babylon, Career Educator, Career Development Center

+ - Students Who Identify As Women

Faculty 

C K Magliola, Chair, Women's Studies Minor

Claudine Jaenichen, Chair, Department of Art 

Georgiana Bostean, Assistant Professor, Environmental Science, Health and Policy 

Jennifer Keene, Chair of Department of History

Jessica SternfeldAssociate Professor, College of Performing Arts

Kim Padulo, Instructor, College of Educational Studies

Nam Lee, Assistant Professor, Dodge College of Film and Media Arts

Penny Bryan, Professor, College of Educational Studies

Sally Rubin, Assistant Professor, Dodge College of Film and Media Arts

Whitney McIntyre MillerAssistant Professor, College of Educational Studies


Staff & Administrators

Amy Hammer, Admission Counselor

Diane Eisenberg, Tutor Administrator in Tutoring, Learning and Testing Center

Helen Norris, Vice President, Chief Information Officer, Information Systems and Technology Offices

Jessica Mylymuk, Assistant Director Holocaust Education, The Rodgers Center for Holocaust Education

Jillian Wood, Operations Administrator, Argyros School of Business

Jodi Hicks, Overseas Program Manager, Center for Global Education

Junko Takada, Department Assistant, Center for Global Education

Laura Gorospe, Financial Operations Analyst, Office of the Provost

Leticia Romo, Assistant Director, Cross-Cultural Engagement

Maria Contreras, Associate Director, Admission Operations

Marisol Arredondo Samson, Director of Institutional Research, Office of the Provost

Michelle Cooper, Resident Director, Office of Housing & Residence Life
Nancy Brink, Director, Office of Church Relations

Nathan Worden, Resident Director, Office of Housing & Residence Life

Susanna Branch, Grants and Contracts Administrator, Office of the Provost

In the Division of Student Affairs, there are many staff whose responsibilities include responding to any Chapman
student with whatever needs or concerns they present. As a result, staff members in the following offices have not
been individually identified on the above lists, but are available as resources and advocates.

Would you like to be featured on this list?

For more information about being featured as a self-identified advocate for underrepresented communities at Chapman, send us a message!

Misha Martinez
Equal Opportunity and Diversity Officer and 504 Officer
Human Resources
(714) 997-6847
mismarti@chapman.edu

Erin Pullin
Director of Diversity & Inclusion
Office of the Provost
(714) 628-2821
pullin@chapman.edu

Leti Romo
Assistant Director of Cross-Cultural Engagement
Student Engagement
lwyatt@chapman.edu