2011-12 Pomona College Catalog 
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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

Cecilia Conrad, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the College; Stedman-Sumner Professor of Economics. A.B., Wellesley College; A.M., Ph.D., Stanford University.

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.

Kristin Fossum, Assistant Dean of the College. B.A., Pomona College; Ph.D., Princeton University.

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

Katherine Hagedorn, Associate Dean of the College; Professor of Music. B.A., Tufts University; M.A., The Johns Hopkins University; M.A., Ph.D., Brown 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.

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, 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.

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.

Marcelle Christian Holmes, Associate Dean of Students and Dean of Women; Assistant Professor of Psychology. B.A., Vassar College; M.A. and Ph.D., University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

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.

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.


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.

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

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

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

Art Rodriguez, Senior Associate Dean 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/Treasurer. B.A., Pomona College, M.B.A., University of Chicago.

Bowen Close, Coordinator, Sustainability Integration Office. B.A. Pomona College, M.PI. University of Southern California.

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.


Christopher Ponce, Vice President for Advancement. B.A., Stanford University.

Craig Arteaga-Johnson, Director of Annual Giving. 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.

Lucia Miltenberger, Director of Parent Relations. B.A., University of Portland; M.H.A., University of Washington.

John Norton, Assistant Vice President, Advancement. A.B. Susquehanna University, M.S. American University.

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

Cynthia Peters, Director of Media Relations. 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.

Catharine Grier Carlson, Chaplain. B.A., Pomona College; M.Div., Princeton Theological Seminary.

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.

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

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.

Jennifer Mares, Health Education Outreach Coordinator. B.A., University of California at San Diego; M.P.H., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Hughes Suffren, Dean of Students, Office of Black Student Affairs. B.A., M.S., Iowa State University.

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