» 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. 


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+ - 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 

Roxanne Miller, Assistant Dean, College of Educational Studies


Staff & Administrators

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

Chelsea Dempsey, Associate Director, Office of Financial Aid

Christian Aguilar, Admission Counselor

Crystal De La Riva, Academic Advisor

Gabriela Castaneda, Assistant Director, Argyros School of Business and Economics, Career Services

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

Jonathan Charres, Articulation Specialist, Office of the University Registrar

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

Kristen Entringer, Program Coordinator, Student Conduct

Laura Gorospe, Business Manager, School of Pharmacy

Marcela Mejia-Martinez, Assistant Vice President of 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

Rebecca Green, Academic Operations Coordinator, Keck Center for Science and Engineering

Kara Ward, Administrative Coordinator, IETL and Office of Diversity & Inclusion

+ - 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

Ali Klein, Sr. Associate Director of International Initiatives, Office of Admission

Arpita Lal, Faculty, Clinical Assistant Professor, Crean College of Health and Behavioral Sciences

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, Assistant Vice President of Admission

Monica Chen, Assistant Director and International Officer, Office of Graduate Admission 

+ - 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, Associate Director, Office of Financial Aid

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

David Krausman, Administrative Assistant, Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences

Gabriela Castaneda, Assistant Director, Argyros School of Business and Economics, Career Services

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

Jodi Hicks, Overseas Program Manager, Center for Global Education

Jonathan Charres, Articulation Specialist, Office of the University Registrar

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

Laura GorospeBusiness Manager, School of Pharmacy

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

Nancy Brink, Director, Office of Church Relations

Randy Burba, Chief of Public Safety

+ - Non-Traditional Students

Faculty

Geraldine McNenny, Associate Professor, College of Educational Studies

Kim Padulo, Instructor, 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

Rebecca Green, Academic Operations Coordinator, Keck Center for Science and Engineering

+ - 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

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, Academic Advisor

David Krausman, Administrative Assistant, Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences

Gabriela Castaneda, Assistant Director, Argyros School of Business and Economics, Career Services

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

Marcela Mejia-Martinez, Assistant Vice President of Admission

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, Dean, Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences

Jessica Sternfeld, Associate Professor, College of Performing Arts

Quaylan Allen, Assistant Professor, College of Educational Studies


Staff & Administrators

Chelsea Dempsey, Associate Director, Office of Financial Aid

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

Kristen Entringer, Program Coordinator, Student Conduct

Marissa Tobias, Assistant Director of Graduate Financial Aid 

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

Roxanne Miller, Assistant Dean, College of Educational Studies

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


Staff & Administrators

Chelsea Dempsey, Associate Director, Office of Financial Aid

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

Crystal De La Riva, Academic Advisor

Jennifer Keene, Dean, Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Scieces

Jillian Ryan, Lecturer, Attallah College of Educational Studies

Kristen Entringer, Program Coordinator, Student Conduct

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

Marissa Tobias, Assistant Director of Graduate Financial Aid

Rebecca Green, Academic Operations Coordinator, Keck Center for Science and Engineering

+ - Students Who Are Undocumented

Faculty

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

S. Oliver Lopez Najera , Assistant Professor, Schmid College of Science and Technology


Staff & Administrators

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

Chelsea Dempsey, Associate Director, Office of Financial Aid

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

Christian Aguilar, Admission Counselor

David Krausman, Administrative Assistant, Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences

Gabriela Castaneda, Assistant Director, Argyros School of Business and Economics, Career Services

Lisette Martinez Gutierrez, Student Affairs Case Manager

Marcela Mejia-Martinez, Director of Undergraduate Admission

Marissa Tobias, Assistant Director of Graduate Financial Aid 

Ryan Boudreau, Financial Aid Advisor, Office of Financial Aid

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

Faculty

Jennifer Keene, Dean, Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences

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

Marissa Tobias, Assistant Director of Graduate Financial Aid

 

+ - 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, Dean, Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences

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

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

Whitney McIntyre MillerAssistant Professor, College of Educational Studies


Staff & Administrators

Amy Hammer, Assistant Director of Admission

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

Gabriela Castaneda, Assistant Director, Argyros School of Business and Economics, Career Services

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

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

Jodi Hicks, Overseas Program Manager, Center for Global Education

Junko Takada, Department Assistant, Center for Global Education

Laura Gorospe, Business Manager, School of Pharmacy

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

Nancy Brink, Director, Office of Church Relations

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

Tim Topper
Cross-Cultural Center Program Coordinator
(714) 628-2744
topper@chapman.edu