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Patrick Fuery

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

Dean Fuery is a graduate of Murdoch University, Australia, with a BA (Hons), MPhil and Ph.D. in Comparative Literature. He has held posts at the University of London (Royal Holloway College), Sussex University, and the University of Newcastle (Australia). He is the author of eight books and has been translated into Chinese, Italian, French, and Korean. His most recent book is Madness and Cinema. His research interests include psychoanalysis, semiotics, literary and cultural theory, gender studies, film and visual studies, medicine and the arts. He is currently completing two books: a study on cultural disturbance and the sublime; and an edited collection on medicine, culture, and the arts. 

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

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!

Shannon Halverson

Shannon Halverson-Gorajia
Administrative Coordinator
(714) 997-6947


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.


Susilo Nugroho
Information Systems Specialist 
(714) 997-6756

Susilo came to Chapman University in 2006 from the Claremont Colleges. He moved to the United States from Indonesia in 1995 to attend college and learn English. He is a graduate of Brigham Young University - Hawaii where he earned his Bachelor's of Science in Information Systems. Susilo holds certifications from Microsoft and Dell. In his spare time, he enjoys playing various musical instruments with his wife Delilah.

Barbara Piscitelli

Barbara Piscitelli
Administrative Director
(714) 997-6678

Barbara joined Chapman University in September 1998 to provide administrative support for the Dean's Office in Wilkinson College after enjoying many opportunities in the defense industry. She received her B.A. from Biola University and worked with preschool children as well as teachers for several years after graduating from college. Barbara and her husband Andy have two grown children, Julie and Nicholas, and three grandsons, Bretton, Christopher and Drake. In addition to spending time with family, Barbara enjoys reading, particularly biographical books, and visiting historic places.


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). 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.


Taryn Stroop
Grants and Research Analyst
(714) 628-7355

Taryn holds a BA in Sociology from Chapman University College and a Graduate Certificate in Grantsmanship from the University of Missouri. Taryn works closely with Chapman’s Office or Research and Sponsored Program Administration and is the editor of Wilkinson’s monthly research and funding newsletter, The CRASsH Report. Taryn has been with the college for over seven years serving in various roles including editor of Wilkinson College’s Wilkinson Review  a bi-annual magazine to Wilkinson’s Alumni and friends, creative projects manager, and college event planner

Where to find us!

Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences - Dean's Office

123 Roosevelt Hall
Chapman University
1 University Drive
Orange, CA 92866

(714) 997-6947