2019-20 Pomona College Catalog 
    Jun 25, 2024  
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Office of the President

G. Gabrielle Starr, President; .B.A. and M.A. Emory University; Ph.D, Harvard University.

Christina Ciambrello, Chief of Staff and Secretary to the Board of Trustees. B.A., Swarthmore College; M.A. New York University.

Office of the Dean of the College

Robert R. Gaines, Interim Vice President and Dean of the College; Edwin F. and Marth Hahn Professor of Geology. B.Sc., College of William and Mary; M.S., University of Cincinnati; Ph.D., University of California, Riverside. 

Elisa Alban, Registrar, B.A., Claremont McKenna College; M.S., University of Maryland Baltimore County.

Anne Dwyer, Director, Oldenborg Center; Associate Professor of German and Russian. B.A., Carelton College; M.A., University of California, Berkeley; Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley.

Travis Brown, Director, Quantitative Skills Center & 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.

Jennifer Scanlon, Interim Athletic Director and Chair of Physical Education; Professor of Physical Education and Women’s Soccer Coach. B.A., Macalester College; M.S., University of New Hampshire.

Tony Boston, Associate Dean of the College;.B.S. and MEd, Whittier College, Ph.D., A.T. Still University of Health Sciences.

Zayn Kassam, Director, Pacific Basin Institute

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

David Tanenbaum, Associate Dean of the College; Professor of Physics.  B.S., Harvey Mudd College; M.S., Ph.D., University of Colorado, Boulder.

Dean Gerstein, Director, Sponsored Research. B.A., Reed College; M.A., Ph.D., Harvard University.

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

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

Fred Leichter, Director, Rick and Susan Sontag Center for Collaborative Creativity. B.A. Swarthmore College.

Katrina Sitar, Director, Academic Administration. B.A., Pitzer College.

Janise Roselle, Assistant Dean, Academic Affairs. B.S., University of California, Los Angeles; M.A. Claremont Graduate University; Ph.D., University of California, Riverside.

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

Student Affairs

Alvis E. Hinkson, Vice President & Dean of Students. B.A., Barnard College; M.A., Teachers College, Columbia University; Ed.D., University of Pennsylvania.

Iosefa Aina, Associate Dean of Students/ Director, Director, Draper Center for Community Partnerships. B.A., M.A., University of California, Los Angeles.

Mike Manalo-Pedro, Associate Dean and Director, Asian American Resource Center. B.A., M.A., California State Polytechnic University, Pomona; Ed.D., University of California, Los Angeles.

Ellie Ash-Balá, Associate Dean of Students/Director, 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, Senior 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, Outdoor Education Center. B.S. California State University Northridge; WFR, WFA, LNT.

Manuel Diaz, Director of Queer Resource Center. B.A., California State University Polytechnic, Pomona; M.A., Teachers College, Columbia University; M.A. & Ph.D., Claremont Graduate University.

Steven Jubert, Associate Dean of Campus Life and Director of Housing and Director of Residence Life..B.A., Dillard University; MEd, University of New Orleans, Ph.D., Dowling College.

Susan McCarthy, Associate Dean of Students/ Title IX Coordinator & Clery Officer. B.A., Augustana College, M.Ed., Lynchburg College.

Wanda Gibson, Acting Associate Dean of Students/ Director, Career Development Office. B.A., Wesleyan University; M.S., University of North Carolina at Greensboro; Ph.D., University of Georgia.

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

Erica Tyron, Director, Student Media. B.A. Scripps College.

Christopher A. Waugh, Associate Dean of Students/ 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.

Robin Thompson, Director of Financial Aid. B.A., Pomona College; M.B.A., Claremont Graduate University

Adam Sapp, Sr. Associate Dean/Director, 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.

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

Christopher TeranAssociate Dean of Admissions. B.A., Northern Arizona University.


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, Facilities and Campus Services. B.A., University of Pittsburgh, M.A. Georgetown University.

Brenda Rushforth, Assistant Vice President, Human Resources/CHRO. B.S., Brigham Young University.

David R. Wallace, Chief Investment Officer & Assistant Treasurer, 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, Real Property & Assistant Treasurer.


Robin Trozpek, Interim Vice President, Advancement. B.A., Scripps College; M.A., California State University, Fullerton; J.D., University of California, Los Angeles.

Craig Arteaga-Johnson ‘96, Assistant Vice President, 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 California, Los Angeles.

Vacant, Director of Stewardship. 

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

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

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


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

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

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

Information Technology Services

William Morse, Vice President and Chief Information Officer. B.A., J.D., Emory University.

Cole Maddox, Deputy Chief Information Officer Enterprise Services. B.B.A., Oglethorpe University.

Mary McMahon, Deputy Chief Information Officer, Client, Media and Instructional Services. B.S. Temple University, M.A. Edinboro State University.

Rolondo Talbott, Director of Project Management. B.A., University of California, Los Angeles; Defense Intelligence Specialist, National Intelligence University.

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

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

Patrick Flannery, Director of Infrastructure Services. A.S., Electronic Engineering Technology, ITT Technical Institute.

For The Claremont Colleges

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

Janet Smith Dickerson, Vice President, Student Affairs. B.A., Western College for Women; M.Ed., Xavier University.

Steven Holley, Vice President for Finance and Administration. B.S., M.A., University of Mississippi.

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.

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.

Stan Skipworth, Assistant Vice President for Campus Safety.