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Jennifer Keene

Dr. Jennifer D. Keene
Dean of Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences
(714) 997-6949

Dr. Jennifer D. Keene is a specialist in American military experience during World War I. She served as President of the Society of Military History 2018-2019. She has published three books on the American involvement in the First World War: Doughboys, the Great War and the Remaking of America (2001), World War I: The American Soldier Experience (2011), and The United States and the First World War (2000).  She is also the lead author for an American history textbook, Visions of America: A History of the United States that uses a visual approach to teaching students U.S. history. She has received numerous awards for her scholarship and has served as an associate editor for the Encyclopedia of War and American Society (2005) which won the Society of Military History's prize for best military history reference book. Learn more about Dr. Keene!

Eric Chimenti

Eric Chimenti
Associate Dean
(714) 997-6807

Mr. Chimenti is an Associate Professor in the Department of Art. Within his department he is the head of the graphic design program and the ideation lab. Outside the department he helps oversee the Arts and Humanities of Wilkinson College along with the Collections, Community Engagement, Events, PR, and Advertising. Professor Chimenti has worked for design agencies and advertising firms, and continues to run his own freelance business.  



Stephanie Takaragawa
Associate Dean
(714) 532-7771

Dr. Takaragawa is an Associate Professor in the Sociology department, and teaches Anthropology courses. Outside of the department she helps to oversee the Social Science areas in Wilkinson College along with the Graduate Programs, Centers and Institutes, interdisciplinary outreach and Faculty/Student research. Dr. Takaragawa’s research and teaching centers on the areas of Asian American studies and Visual Anthropology.

Erin Berthon

Erin Berthon
Career Advisor
(714) 628-7255
Roosevelt 105
Wilkinson College Career Resources

Erin Berthon is an experienced Career Development professional in higher education. She has a 12-year history of working in education, including the last 5 years in higher education with the Office of Disability Services and in the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences at Chapman University. Erin is passionate about working with students and helping them reach their career and academic goals. Erin has a master’s degree focused in School Counseling and is skilled in Career Development, Higher Education Leadership, and Team Building. Erin enjoys building relationships and partnerships, teaching and growing within the university setting, and encouraging students to reach their full potential.

Allison DeVries

Allison DeVries
Graduate Programs Coordinator
(714) 997-6752

Allison holds a Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership from Brandman University and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Communication from University of California, San Diego. Allison joined the Wilkinson College Dean’s Office at Chapman University in 2011 after working in Research Planning and Government Relations at Scripps Institution of Oceanography. Allison enjoys yoga, cooking, hiking, and reading. She also takes pleasure in traveling- whether it is a short weekend trip from Southern California or a faraway exotic location- and has been to twenty-one countries on six continents!

Sarah Gordon

Sarah Gordon
Director of Operations
(714) 997-6678

Sarah Gordon is Wilkinson's Director of Operations. Sarah comes to us with substantial administrative and operations experience outside of academe, working most recently for Amazon. She has a passion for streamlining processes, providing innovative solutions and creating collaborative teams. Sarah was born and raised in the United Kingdom but now calls Southern California home where she lives with her husband Ryan and daughter Amelia.


David Krausman
Administrative Assistant

David joined Chapman University in 2016. He serves as administrative assistant to the Departments of English, Peace Studies, and the office of the Dean. David is an avid reader and writer; his current go-to recommendations are Joy Harjo’s Conflict Resolution for Holy Beings and Whereas by Layli Long Solder.


Mary Shockey
Events and Development Coordinator 
(714) 532-6017

Mary has been at Chapman University since 2014 working in the Wilkinson College Dean’s Office as well as being the liaison between the College and University Advancement. Mary and her husband, Scott, of 24 years have a passion for sports and their four children, one who has completed graduate school, two in college and one still in high school.

Laura Silva

Laura Silva
Web, Media & Publicity Coordinator 

Laura first joined Chapman University in the summer of 2006. Since her time here she has been responsible for recreating and maintaining the Wilkinson website, launching the Wilkinson Review and overseeing promotional material for various programs and events helping to carry out objectives of the college through forms of social media (Wilkinson Facebook Page, Wilkinson News Blog, Wilkinson Twitter)and Newsletters. Laura earned her B.A. at the University of La Verne in Journalism and comes to us from The Orange County Register where she worked as a reporter for eight years.

Lenae Wilson
Senior Administrator Assistant to the Dean
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