2013-14 Pomona College Catalog 
    Jul 12, 2024  
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Office of the President

David W. Oxtoby, President; Professor of Chemistry. B.A., Harvard University; Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley; D.H.L., Occidental College.

Office of the Dean of the College

Janice Hudgings, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the College; Seeley W. Mudd Professor of Physics. B.A., B.S., Swarthmore College; M.Sc., Oxford University; M.S., Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley.

Margaret Adorno, Registrar. B.A., University of California, Santa Barbara; M.Ed., University of Hawaii at Manoa.

Rita Bashaw, Director of Oldenborg Center; Assistant Professor of German and Russian. B.A., University of California, Berkeley; M.A., Georgetown University; Ph.D., University of Minnesota, Twin Cities.

Rhoda Borcherding, Director of Study Abroad. B.A., M.A., University of Washington.

Travis Brown, Director of the Quantitative Skills center. B.S., Morehouse College; Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley.

Kristin Fossum, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. B.A., Pomona College; Ph.D., Princeton University.

Paula L. Goldsmid, Director of Health Sciences. B.A., Oberlin College; Ph.D., University of Chicago.

Jill S. Grigsby, Associate Dean of the College; Richard Steele Professor of Social Sciences and Professor of Sociology. Sc.B., A.M., Brown University; M.A., Ph.D., Princeton University.

Kathleen S. Howe, Sarah Rempel and Herbert S. Rempel ‘23 Director of the Pomona College Museum of Art; Professor of Art History. B.S., Michigan State University; M.A., Ph.D., University of New Mexico.

Charles Katsiaficas, Director of Athletics; Professor of Physical Education. B.S., Tufts University; M.Ed., Azusa Pacific University.

Dara Regaignon, Director of College Writing and Associate Professor of English. B.A., Amherst College; M.A., Ph.D., Brandeis University.

Hung Thai, Interim Director of the Pacific Institute; Associate Professor of Sociology and Asian American Studies. B.A., University of Florida; M.A., Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley.

Nicole Weekes, Associate Dean of the College; Professor of Neuroscience. B.A., Boston University; M.A., Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles.

Jonathan Wright, Associate Dean of the College and William A. Hilton Professor of Zoology and Professor of Biology. B.A., Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford University; M.A., Ph.D., Oxford University.

Office of Planning

Richard A. Fass, Vice President for Planning. B.E., The Cooper Union; Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, Madison.

Joseph Brennan, Director of Media and Classroom Services. B.A., California State University, San Bernardino; M.F.A, California Institute of the Arts.

Andrew Crawford, Director of Information Systems. B.A., California State University, Fullerton.

Julie Journitz, Director of Client Services. B.A., University of Notre Dame.

Mary McMahon, Director of Instructional Services. B.S., Temple University; M.A., Edinboro State University.

Anthony Nguyen, Director of Network and Infrastucture Services. B.A., University of California, Santa Barbara; M.S., Azusa Pacific University.

Kenneth E. Pflueger, Chief Information Officer and Executive Director of Information Technology Services. B.A., Valparaiso University; M.Div., Concordia Theological Seminary; M.A., Arizona State University; M.S., Western Michigan University.

Jennifer Rachford, Director of Institutional Research. B.A., University of Virginia; M.A., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Ph.D., Claremont Graduate University.

Student Affairs

Miriam Feldblum, Vice President and Dean of Students; Professor of Politics. B.A., Barnard College; M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D., Yale University.

Iosefa Aina, Associate Dean of Students; Director, Asian American Resource Center. B.A., M.A. (in progress), University of California, Los Angeles

Frank A. Bedoya, Senior Associate Dean of Campus Life. A.A., Arizona Western College; B.A., The University of Arizona, Tucson.

Adriana di Bartolo, Director, Queer Resource Center. B.A. Northern Arizona University; M.A., Claremont Graduate University; Ph.D., Claremont Graduate University.

Piya Bose, Associate Dean of Campus Life; Director of Residence Life. B.A. Vassar College; M.A., Humboldt State University; Ph.D. (in progress), Claremont Graduate University.

Daren Mooko, Associate Dean of Student Development and Leadership; Director, Asian American Resource Center. B.A., San Diego State University; M.Ed., University of Vermont.

Mary Raymond, Associate Dean of Students and Director of Career Development. B.A., Lehman College; M.A., Hunter College.

M. Ricardo Townes, Dean of Campus Life. B.A., M.B.A., University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

Maria Tucker, Director, Draper Center for Community Partnerships. B.A. University of California, Riverside; M.A., Claremont Graduate University; Ph.D., University of Michigan.

Jan Collins-Eaglin, Associate Dean of Students for Student Support and Learning. B.A., California State University, Dominguez Hills; M.A., University of Michigan; Ph.D., University of Michigan.

Christopher A. Waugh, Associate Dean of Students and Director of the Campus Center and Student Activities. B.A. and M.A., Northern Illinois University; Ph.D., Loyola University, Chicago.


Seth Allen, Vice President and Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid. B.A., M.S., Johns Hopkins University.

Mary A. Booker, Director of Financial Aid. B.A., Gustavus Adolphus College, M.A., Dartmouth College.

David Brunk, Associate Dean of Admissions. A.B., Hamilton College.

Alaina Dunn, Senior Assistant Dean of Admissions. B.A., Western Washington University; M.Ed., Northern Arizona University.

Joel Hart, Senior Assistant Dean of Admissions. B.A., Vanderbilt University.

Tamina Mencin, Associate Dean of Admissions. B.A., Haverford College.

Conor O’Rourke, Assistant Dean of Admissions. B.A., Pomona College; M.A., University of Connecticut.

Jonathan Breck Peterson, Assistant Dean of Admissions. B.A., Pomona College.

Art Rodriguez, Senior Associate Dean and Director of Admissions. B.A., Carleton College; Ed.M., Harvard University.

William Torres, Assistant Dean of Admissions. B.A., The College of Wooster.


Karen L. Sisson, Vice President and Treasurer. B.A., Pomona College, M.B.A., University of Chicago.

Robert Robinson, Assistant Vice President and Director of Facilities and Campus Services. B.A., University of Pittsburgh, M.A. Georgetown University.

Brenda Rushforth, Assistant Vice President and Director of Human Resources. B.S., Brigham Young University.

Dana Wood, Director of Real Property and Assistant Treasurer.

Mary Lou Woods, Assistant Vice President, Associate Treasurer and Controller. B.A., California State University, Fullerton.


Pamela Besnard, Vice President for Advancement. B.A., Williams College.

Craig Arteaga-Johnson, Assistant Vice President for Advancement. B.A., Pomona College.

Susan Dollar, Assistant Vice President for Advancement. A.B., Wellesley College; Ed.M., Harvard University.

Martina Ebert, Director of Foundation and Corporate Relations. M.A., Staatsexamen, Eberhard-Karls-Universität; Ph.D., Ohio State University.

Nadine Francis, Director of Advancement Services. B.A., Scripps College; M.B.A., University of Redlands.

Victoria Martinesen, Director of Parent Relations. B.A., Scripps College; M.A., Carnegie Mellon University.

Donald M. Pattison, Director of Donor Relations. B.A., Carleton University.

Cynthia Peters, Director of News and Information. B.A., University of Denver; M.A., University of Southern California.

Nancy Treser-Osgood, Director of Alumni Relations. B.A., Pomona College; M.A., School of Theology at Claremont.

Robin Weeks Trozpek, Senior Director of Trusts and Estates. B.A., Scripps College; M.A., California State University, Fullerton; J.D., University of California, Los Angeles.

Jeffrey Watson, Director of Prospect Research and Management. B.A., Pomona College.

Mark Wood, Senior Director of Communications. B.A., Lyon College.

For The Claremont Colleges

Robert A. Walton, Chief Executive Officer. B.S., M.L.I.S., University of Texas at Austin.

M.L. (Mel) Dinkel, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. B.S., Louisiana Tech University, Ruston, LA; M.B.A., Chapman University, Orange, CA.

Denise Hayes, VIce President, Student Affairs. B.A., M.A., Ph.D., Indiana University, Bloomington.

Anya Camille Booker, Dean of Students and Director, Office of Black Student Affairs. B.A., University of California, Berkeley; M.F.A. The American Film Institute, M.F.A., Antioch University, Los Angeles.

Gary DeGroot, Chief Psychologist and Director, Monsour Counseling and Psychological Services. B.A., Loyola Marymount University; M.A., Ph.D. California School of Professional Psychology.

Joseph Fenton, Chaplain. B.A., The Catholic University of America, M.A., Arizona State University; M.A., American University; Ph.D., The Catholic University of America.

Jennie Ho, Medical Director, Student Health Services. M.D., University of Missouri, Kansas City.

Daveen H. Litwin, Chaplain. B.A. Brandeis University; M.A.H.L., Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, Cincinnati.

Christopher Martin, Food Service Contract Administrator. A.A., Riverside Community College; B.A., University of Pittsburgh.

Brad Tharpe, Chaplain, B.A., Vanderbilt University; M.Div., Wake Forest University School of Divinity.

Maria Torres, Dean of Students, Chicano/Latino Student Affairs Center. B.A., University of California, Riverside; M.A., New Mexico State University.

Elizabeth Wilmott, Health Education Outreach Coordinator. B.S., Sacred Heart University; M.S., Cal Poly, Pomona.