2016-17 Pomona College Catalog 
    Jul 25, 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.

Teresa Shaw, Special Assistant to the President and Secretary to the Board of Trustees. B.A., University of La Verne; M.A., Claremont School of Theology; Ph.D., Duke University.

Office of the Dean of the College

Audrey Bilger, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the College; Professor of English. B.A., Oklahoma State University; M.A., University of Virginia; Ph.D., University of Virginia.

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.

Travis Brown, Director of Quantitative Skills Center and Academic Cohorts. B.S., Morehouse College; Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley.

Mary Coffey, Associate Dean of the College; Associate Professor of Romance Languages and Literature.  B.A. University of Illinois, Chicago; M.A. University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill; Ph.D., Northwestern 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.

Lesley Irvine, Athletic Director and Chair of Physical Education; Professor of Physical Education. BSc., Loughborough University, England; M.A., University of Iowa.

Fernando Lozano, Associate Dean of the College; Associate Professor of Economics. B.A., University of San Diego; M.A., Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara.

Pardis Mahdavi, Director of the Pacific Basin Institute; Associate Professor of Anthropology. B.A., Occidental College; M.I.A., M.Phil., Ph.D., Columbia University.

Nicole Desjardins-Gowdy, Director of Study Abroad.  B.A., University of Wisconsin, Madison; M.A., SIT Graduate Institute.

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

Ralph Wipfli, Director of Sponsored Research; B.A., M.A., University of Geneva, Switzerland; M.S., Georgetown University.

Kara Wittman, Director of College Writing; Assistant Professor of English. B.A., Arizona State University; M.A., Ph.D., Stanford University.

Office of Planning

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 and Director of Asian American Resource Center. B.A., M.A., University of California, Los Angeles.

Ellie Ash-Balá, Director of the Smith Campus Center. B.A., Claremont McKenna College; M.A., Fuller Theological Seminary.

Frank A. Bedoya, Senior Associate Dean of Campus Life and Director of Housing. A.A., Arizona Western College; B.A., The University of Arizona, Tucson; M.S., University of La Verne.

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.

Martin Crawford, Director of the Outdoor Education Center. B.S. California State University Northridge; WFR, WFA, LNT.

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

Angela Grundy, Associate Dean of Campus Life and Director of Housing and Director of Residence Life. B.S. University of Maryland, Eastern Shore; M.A., Montclair State University.

Daren Mooko, Associate Dean of Students and Title IX Coordinator. B.A., San Diego State University; M.Ed., University of Vermont.

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

Hector L. Sambolin Jr., Associate Dean of Students for Academic Success and Assessment. B.S., The State University of New Jersey; M.ED. and Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University.

M. Ricardo Townes, Associate Dean of Students for Student Development. B.A., M.B.A., University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

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

Erica Tyron, Director of KSPC and Student Media. B.A. Scripps College.

Christopher A. Waugh, Associate Dean of Students and Dean of Campus Life. B.A., 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.

Adam Sapp, Director of Admissions. B.A., Kenyon College; M.A., Ed.M., Harvard University

Michelle GonzalezAssistant Dean of Admissions. B.A., Colorado College; M.S., California State University, Fullerton.

Joel Hart, Associate Dean of Admissions. B.A., Vanderbilt University; M.Ed., University of Southern California.

Frances NanAssistant Dean of Admissions. B.A., Pomona College.

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

Ashley PallieAssociate Dean of Admissions. B.A., Scripps College.

Christopher TeranAssociate Dean of Admissions. B.A., Northern Arizona 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. M.A., Fuller Theological Seminary.

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.

David R. Wallace, Managing Director, Investments and Assistant Treasurer for Financial Planning & Analysis, B.A., Azusa Pacific University, M.B.A., Azusa Pacific University.

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

Dana Wood, Director of Real Property and Assistant Treasurer.


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

Craig Arteaga-Johnson ‘96, Assistant Vice President for Advancement, B.A., Pomona College.

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

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

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

Tanya Johnson, Director of Parent Relations. B.S., Pitzer College

Linda Mazur ‘81, Director of Trusts and Estates. B.A. Pomona College; J.D., University of Los Angeles.

Kayla McCulley ‘09, Director of Alumni Learning and Career Programs. B.A. Pomona College; MBA., University of Massachusetts, Amherst 

Donald M. Pattison, Senior Philanthropy Advisor. B.A., Carleton University.

Gretchen Rognlien, Director of Alumni and Parent Communications. B.A., The Evergreen State College.; M.A., Claremont Graduate University.

Jackie Sliker, Director of Stewardship. B.S., Trinity University.

Jordan Snedcof ‘99, Director of Major Gifts. B.A., Pomona College; M.P.P., University of Los Angeles.

Michael Spicer, Director of Community Development and Annual Giving. B.A., Skidmore College; M.B.A., Claremont Graduate University.

Robin Weeks Trozpek, Assistant Vice President of Capital Giving. B.A., Scripps College; M.A., California State University, Fullerton; J.D., University of California, Los Angeles.

Jeffrey Watson ‘87, Director of Prospect Research and Management. B.A., Pomona College.


Marylou Ferry, Vice President and Chief Communications Officer, B.A. University of Puget Sound.

Karen Fagan, Director of Public Programming and College Events. B.S. University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign; M.S., Ph.D., Cornell University.

Mark Kendall, Director of News and Strategic Content. B.A., University of California, Riverside.

Mary Marvin, Director of Creative Services and Marketing. B.S., Northwestern University.

Nathan Stazewski, Associate Director of Communications Technology and Strategy. B.A., Gettysburg College.

Jamie Weber, Archivist. B.A., Pitzer College; M.L.I.S., San Jose State University.

For The Claremont Colleges

Stig Lanesskog, Chief Executive Officer. B.S., M.B.A., University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

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

Lori Husein, Vice President for Finance and Administration. B.A. Claremont McKenna College.

Lydia Middleton, Dean of Students and Director of Office of Black Student Affairs. B.A., Wellesley College; M.A., University of Michigan.

Gary DeGroot, Chief Psychologist and Director of 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 of 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.

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.