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Norma Bouchard, Ph.D.

Executive Vice President, Provost and Chief Academic Officer
Norma Bouchard, Ph.D., joined Chapman University as Executive Vice President, Provost and Chief Academic Officer in summer 2021. As the university’s Chief Academic Officer, she leads Chapman’s commitment to programmatic, pedagogical and research excellence and innovation across the undergraduate and graduate programs. She ensures that Chapman’s greatest priority is the personalized and holistic education of students to develop leaders and global citizens with the skills, competencies and dispositions needed to make a positive impact on society.
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Lawrence ''LB'' Brown, Pharm.D., Ph.D., FAPhA

Vice Provost for Academic Administration
(714) 628-2876
Dr. Lawrence "LB" Brown joined Chapman University as the founding Associate Dean of Student Affairs for the School of Pharmacy in 2013. He served the first ten years of his academic career at the University of Tennessee from 2003-2013, and during that time he served as Director of the UT Center for Medication Therapy Management, Chair for the Health Outcomes and Policy Research Division, Vice-Chair of the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Faculty Senate President.
LB earned his Pharm.D. degree from the University of the Pacific in 1999, his Ph.D. in Social and Administrative Pharmacy from the University of Minnesota in 2003, and is a Fellow and a former President of the American Pharmacists Association. His main research interests are: Consumer Perception of the Role of Pharmacists in the U.S. and other Countries, and Economic and Clinical Outcomes of Pharmacists-Provided Medication Therapy Management Services. Dr. Brown was born and raised on the south side of Chicago, and is a U.S. Air Force Veteran; serving from 1985 to 1991 as a pharmacy technician in Japan, Korea, and Okinawa.
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Nina LeNoir, Ph.D.

Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education
Dr. Nina LeNoir joined the Chapman community in 2009. She works with academic programs and initiatives that cut across the university, including General Education, Freshman Foundations Classes (FFC), Honors Program, Academic Advising, Undergraduate Research, Promising Futures, and the Tutoring, Learning and Testing Center. She completed her M.F.A. and Ph.D. in Theatre History/Criticism at The University of Texas at Austin and has been a faculty member at Bradley University and Minnesota State University, Mankato. She also served as Director of Instruction and Interim President at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, Los Angeles. She is a professional theatre director and has directed over 50 productions at professional and educational theatres. She has published articles on theatre in cyberspace, audience interaction and dramaturgy. She was awarded the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Award for Excellence in Theatre Education. At Chapman she teaches FFC and theatre classes.
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Roxanne Greitz Miller, Ed.D.

Vice Provost for Graduate Education
(714) 628-2628
Dr. Roxanne Greitz Miller holds the Donna Ford Attallah Endowed Professorship in Teacher Education in the Attallah College of Educational Studies. A member of Chapman's faculty since 2005, Dr. Miller teaches at the undergraduate and graduate levels and has served as Principal or Co-Principal Investigator on state and federal research grants representing over $3.5 million in career funding. Her research centers on teacher professional development, the home-to-school connection, and STEM education. She is currently Chair-Elect of the Small Colleges Special Interest Group of the Professional and Organizational Developers (POD) Network, served as Division K Teacher Education Program Co-Chair for the American Educational Research Association (AERA) from 2013-2016, and as Contributing Editor to NSTA’s Science Scope journal from 2005-2009. From 2014-2016, Dr. Miller held Chapman’s Outstanding Teaching Professorship, the university's highest honor in teaching and represented Chapman in the Carnegie Foundation’s 2014 U.S. Professor of the Year competition. In 2017, Dr. Miller completed Harvard University’s Management Development Program in Higher Education and began her service as Vice Provost for Graduate Education in January 2019.
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Joseph Slowensky, M.F.A.

Vice Provost for Institutional Effectiveness and Faculty Affairs
(714) 744-7882
Joe Slowensky joined the Provost’s Office in 2009 after serving for seven years as Chair of the Film Division and Graduate Conservatory of Motion Pictures in Dodge College of Film and Media Arts. Slowensky oversees Chapman’s institutional effectiveness efforts through assessment and program review as the university’s Accreditation Liaison Officer (ALO). He also supervises faculty processes for hiring, contracts, tenure and promotion, and annual review. Slowensky is a member of the Writers Guild of America, West, and the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Writer’s Peer Group, where he’s a voting juror for the annual prime-time Emmy Awards. He has written movies-of-the-week for ABC, the Disney Channel, and CBS. Slowensky received his MFA from USC’s School of Cinema-Television and a BS in Radio-TV-Film Communication from the University of Texas at Austin. As a Professor of Film and Media Arts, Slowensky teaches courses in screenwriting and film production.
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Laura Baker

Assistant Provost, Academic Financial Operations
(714) 744-2101
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Iris (Kemp-Blair) Gerbasi, M.A.

Assistant Provost
(714) 997-6676
Iris Gerbasi began teaching theatre in Chapman’s Communications Department in 1982. Before joining the Provost’s office in 2007 she was Associate Dean of the School of Communication Arts for many years. For 20 years she served as tournament director for the Henry Kemp-Blair Annual Shakespeare Tournament. She was on the producing team for American Celebration from 1984-2005, most recently serving as executive producer. Ms. Gerbasi has a B.A. in Communications with an emphasis in media production and an M.A. in English with a concentration in media writing. As Assistant Provost she reviews academic appeals, new and revised courses, and changes in the annual catalogs as well as communicates with faculty and staff on a number of academic deadlines.
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Quaylan Allen, Ph.D.

Director of First-Generation Programs
(714) 628-2752
Dr. Quaylan Allen joined the Attallah College of Educational Studies in 2012 and is an Associate Professor teaching in the Integrated Educational Studies Program. A graduate from the Mary Lou Fulton College of Education at Arizona State University, Dr. Allen received his doctorate in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies with an emphasis on Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education.
His research broadly addresses issues of educational equity in P-20 settings by critically examining the implications of social and educational policies and practices on culturally diverse populations. In particular, Dr. Allen’s research centers on examining the ecologies of academic success for men of color. At previous institutions, Dr. Allen has served as a program coordinator for a first-generation scholarship program, and an NSF funded technology program for girls from underserved communities. He has also worked with The Ronald E. McNair Scholars Program as well as high school-to-college programs for Black male youth and their families. Finally, Dr. Allen has experience in both neighborhood and charter high schools as an instructor teaching academic development and college readiness to underrepresented students, and as an education researcher examining the impact of school policies and practices on the educational outcomes of men of color.
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Marisol Arredondo Samson, Ph.D.

Director of Institutional Research
(714) 628-7339
Dr. Arredondo Samson came to Chapman from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, where she served as a research associate in the Office of Institutional Research and Planning. She was the principal investigator for that institution's Campus Climate Survey project, was involved in the preparation of their accreditation self-study report, and worked to develop several campus-wide surveys. Before arriving at CSU Pomona, she was at the nationally recognized Higher Education Research Institute at UCLA. Dr. Arredondo Samson holds a Ph.D. in Higher Education and Organizational Change, an M.A. in Educational Psychology with an emphasis in counseling, and a B.A. in Psychology--all from the University of California, Los Angeles. She currently works with "Achieving the Dream," a multiyear national initiative to help community college students succeed.
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Kristin Beavers

Director, Global Education
(714) 289-2020
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Eileen Besner, M.S.

Director of Faculty Affairs
(714) 997-6544
Eileen Besner joined Chapman in 2008. As director she supports faculty processes for hiring, tenure and promotion, annual evaluations, and faculty development. She completed her Masters in Human Resource Management at Chapman University and holds a Bachelors of Science in Business Administration from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. Eileen works closely with faculty and faculty governance. She also oversees the operation of the Marvin W. Meyer Faculty Athenaeum which serves as a center for faculty discussion and collegial support.
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Julye Bidmead, Ph.D.

Director of the Center for Undergraduate Excellence
(714) 532-7709
Dr. Julye Bidmead is the Director of the Center for Undergraduate Excellence and an Associate Professor of Religious Studies in Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences. She received a Ph.D. from Vanderbilt University in Religion. Prior to joining Chapman University in 2007, she held faculty positions at Miami University (OH), James Madison University, and California State University, Fresno. Dr. Bidmead teaches classes in Religious Studies, FFC, and the University Honors Program. She has won several teaching awards including the Valerie Scudder Award and Pedagogical Innovative Award. Dr. Bidmead's publications include The Akitu Festival: Religious Continuity and Royal Legitimation in Mesopotamia (Gorgias Press, 2004), Invest Your Humanity (Pickwick, 2016), and numerous articles on Near Eastern religion, ritual studies, and gender. Her most recent research project, Recovering Women's Rituals in the Ancient Near East (Equinox Press), explores women's religious roles and rites of passage in ancient Israel, Mesopotamia, and Canaan. Dr. Bidmead is currently the Education Director and field archaeologist on the Jezreel Expedition, where she spends her summers excavating the world of the ancient Israelites.
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Roberto Coronel, B.A.

Director of Academic Advising
(714) 744-7959
Roberto Coronel joined Chapman in 2010. As Director, Roberto oversees the undergraduate academic advising services provided by the Academic Advising Center. Prior to coming to Chapman, he served as the Assistant Director of the Academic Advising Center and Coordinator of Academic Probation and Disqualification Services at CSU Fullerton. Additionally, he served as Assistant Director of the Student Access to Science Center at CSU Long Beach, and as the Associate Director of the Mesa Engineering Program (MEP) and the Mesa Schools Program (MSP) at CSU Fresno.
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Mark C. Hopson, Ph.D.

Senior Director of Ethnic Studies Programs
(714) 628-2823
Dr. Mark C. Hopson joined Chapman University in 2021, as the Senior Director, Ethnic Studies Program and Professor of Communication in the School of Communication. Prior to joining Chapman University, he held a faculty position and served as Director of African and African American Studies at George Mason University in Fairfax, VA. In addition, he was on the George Mason University’s 2020 Taskforce on Anti-Racism and Inclusive Excellence for the Office of the President. He has facilitated workshops and seminars for more than 5,000 youth and adult learners nationally, including Changing Lives Through Literature for Fairfax County Public Libraries. CLTL is a nationally recognized alternative sentencing program. In 2021, he served as selection-committee member for the Diamond Book Award presented by the National Communication Association (Seattle, WA). In 2020 he served as committee chair for the NCA Diamond Book Award. In 2019 he served as presenter at NCA’s Opening Session titled “Race Relations in Charm City: Communicating Social Justice” (Baltimore, MD). In 2018 he served as task force member for NCA’s “Issues in Diversity” (Salt Lake City, Utah); and in 2017 he served as a NCA legislative committee member, and chair for the NCA’s International and Intercultural Communication Division (Dallas, TX). He also served as chair for NCA’s African American Communication and Culture Division.
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Paul Kang, Ph.D.

Director of Accreditation and Assessment
(714) 516-7156
Dr. Paul Kang joined Chapman University in 2011 and has taught graduate and undergraduate courses on topics such as research methods and conflict management. In 2014, he was appointed to serve as the Director of Program Assessment and Improvement for the Attallah College of Educational Studies. He worked with Attallah College graduate and undergraduate programs to help prepare them for multiple accreditations, including California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC), Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), National Association of School Psychologists (NASP), and WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC). Dr. Kang’s research interests include assessment, organizational conflict, effective teamwork in sports teams, and research design. His work has been published in Business Communication Quarterly, Communication Methods and Measures, Communication and Sport, and Small Group Research. Dr. Kang earned his Ph.D. and M.A. in Organizational Communication from the University of California, Santa Barbara; and his B.A. in English Literature from the University of California, Los Angeles.
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Richard Ruppel, Ph.D.

Director, General Education
(714) 997-6754
Dr. Richard Ruppel completed his undergraduate degree in Honors English and History at the University of Michigan (1976); he earned an MA in English at Duke University (1978) and a Ph.D. in English Literature at UNC Chapel Hill (1988). He has taught at UNC Chapel Hill, North Carolina State, and the University of Michigan. His publications are primarily on the life and writing of Joseph Conrad, and he is at work on a book concerned with the intersection of cognition and literature in six late-nineteenth, early twentieth-century novels He came to Chapman in 2006 from Viterbo University in La Crosse, Wisconsin, where he was English department chair and founding director of the Honors Program, and he has chaired Chapman’s departments of English, Political Science, and Peace Studies. He has extensive administrative experience in both curriculum development and assessment. He feels privileged to be leading Chapman’s unique, student-centered General Education program.
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Amanda Aguayo

Academic Advisor
Specialist Advisor for Dodge College of Film and Media Arts Majors
(714) 744-7959
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Joe Barrett, M.A.

Senior Academic Advisor
Testing Coordinator and Specialist Advisor for Dismissal Students
(714) 744-7959
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Dina Bartoloni Mai, M.S.

Assistant Director and Advisor in Academic Advising
Specialist Advisor for all College of Performing Arts, Graphic Design, Art History and Art Majors
(714) 744-7959
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Kayla Brooks

Department Coordinator, Global Education
(714) 997-6857
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Ashley Buckley

Coordinator, Faculty Affairs
(714) 744-7076
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Jessica Chavez, M.P.A.

Academic Advisor
Specialist Advisor for all School of Communication Majors
(714) 744-7959
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Heidi Choi

Academic Advisor
Specialist Advisor for Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities and Social Science Majors (Creative Writing, English, French, History, Peace Studies, Philosophy, Political Science, Religious Studies, Sociology and Spanish)
(714) 744-7959
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Jaclyn Coyne

Administrative Assistant, Center for Undergraduate Excellence
(714) 628-2852
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Angelique Crockett, M.S.

Coordinator, Faculty Affairs
(714) 628-7343
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Karina Cruz

Financial Analyst, Academic Financial Operations
(714) 628-7444
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Loren Lee Diaz

Applications Coordinator, Global Education
(714) 289-3139
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Brittnie Ferguson

Academic Advisor
Specialist Advisor for all Fowler School of Engineering Majors
(714) 744-7959
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Natalie Figueroa

Administrative Assistant, Academic Advising Center
(714) 744-7959
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Daniel Garcia

Global Education Advisor
(714) 744-7074
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Christopher J. Graycen, '04 (M.A. '17)

Administrative Coordinator for Institutional Effectiveness
(714) 628-2719
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Jodi Hicks

Associate Director, Global Education
(714) 997-6629
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Lisa Kendrick, B.A.

Operations Manager, Center for Undergraduate Excellence
(714) 628-2889
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Kaela King, M.A.

Administrative Assistant, Office of Accreditation and Assessment and the Office of Undergraduate Education
(714) 516-7154
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Heidi Lasky, B.S.

Administrative Event Assistant, Marvin W. Meyer Faculty Athenaeum
(714) 516-5661
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Jean Lawson

Travel Course and International Internship Manager, Global Education
(714) 744-7858
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Carlos Lopez, Ph.D.

Institutional Research Senior Analyst
(714) 744-7834
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Lonnise Magallanez, M.A.

Administrative Coordinator for the Vice Provost for Graduate Education
(714) 516-5030
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James Mateik, M.S.

Academic Advisor
Specialist Advisor for all Argyros School of Business and Economics Majors
(714) 744-7959
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Margaret McDonough Monroe

Administrative Operations Coordinator
(714) 997-6775
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Kimberly Mikhael

Associate Director, Academic Financial Operations
(714) 997-6511
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Nicole Nungaray

Academic Advisor
Specialist Advisor for all Crean College of Health and Behavioral Sciences Majors
(714) 744-7959
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Robert Pankey, B.A.

Assistant Director of Institutional Research
(714) 997-6767
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Irene Quinlan, M.A.

Senior Academic Advisor
Specialist Advisor for all Schmid College of Science and Technology Majors and Integrated Educational Studies Majors
(714) 744-7959
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Shehani Reeder, B.A.

Executive Assistant to the Provost
(714) 744-7939
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Jana Remy

Co-Director, Institute for Excellence in Teaching and Learning
(714) 744-7934
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Justin Ringor, B.A.

Assistant Director, Faculty Affairs
(714) 628-2759
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Ryan Rockmore

Global Education Advisor
(714) 289-2033
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Melissa Rowland-Goldsmith

Co-Director, Institute for Excellence in Teaching and Learning
(714) 744-7892
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Susan Sams, PDSO, RO

Manager, International Scholars Services, Faculty Affairs
(714) 997-6739
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Stephanie Takemoto, M.A.E.

Senior Academic Data Analyst
(714) 744-7691
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Perla Villegas Tapia, B.A., B.S.

Senior Administrative Assistant
(714) 997-6855