2020-21 Pomona College Catalog 
    May 21, 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 Ciambriello, 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, Vice President for Academic Affairs 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, Associate Dean of the College; Associate Professor of German and Russian. B.A., Carleton College; M.A., University of California, Berkeley; Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley.

Vacant, Director, Center for Global Engagement.

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

Victoria Sancho Lobis, Sarah Rempel and Herbert S. Rempel ‘23 Director of the Pomona College Benton Art Museum; Professor of Art History. B.A., Yale University; M.A., Williams College; M. Phil and Ph.D., Columbia University.

Miriam Merrill, Director of Athletics and Professor and Chair of Physical Education; Professor of Physical Education; B.A., University of Cincinnati; M.S., Xavier University; Ph.D., Temple University.

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. B.A., M.A., Ph.D., McGill University. 

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 for Academic Affairs, 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 for Student Affairs and Dean of Students. B.A., Barnard College; M.A., Teachers College, Columbia University; Ed.D., University of Pennsylvania.

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

Mike Manalo-Pedro, Associate Dean of Students 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 and 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 and Operations. A.A., Arizona Western College; B.A., The University of Arizona,Tucson; M.S., University of La Verne.

Tracy Arwari, Senior Associate Dean of Students,Student Personal Success. B.A., College of William & Mary; M.A., Georgetown University; Ph.D., University of Arizona, Ed.D., George Washington University. 

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

Sharon Chia Claros, Assistant Dean of Students and Director, Queer Resource Center. B.A., University of California, Riverside; M.S., Western Illinois University.  

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

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

Hazel Raja, Associate Dean and Senior Director, Career Development Office. B.A., University of California, San Diego; M.A., New York University.

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.

Josh Eisenberg, Associate Dean of Students and Dean of Campus Life. B.A., Franklin and Marshal College; M.A., The Ohio State University.


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

Robin Thompson ‘02, Director of Financial Aid. B.A., Pomona College; M.B.A., Claremont Graduate University

Adam Sapp, Assistant Vice President, Admissions. B.A., Kenyon College; M.A., Ed.M., Harvard University

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

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

Ashley Pallie, Senior Associate Dean of Admissions and Director of Recruitment. B.A., Scripps College.

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

Tina BrooksAssociate Dean of Admissions. B.A., University of Wisconsin, Madison; Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley. 


Robert Goldberg, Chief Operating Officer, Vice President and Treasurer. B.A., M.A.  George Washington University.

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 and CHRO. B.S., Brigham Young University.

David R. Wallace, Chief Investment Officer and 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 and Assistant Treasurer.

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


Maria D. Watson, Vice President, Advancement. B.A., University of Michigan.

Vacant, Assistant Vice President for Advancement Operations.

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.

Vacant, Director of Parent Relations

Linda Mazur ‘81, Assistant Vice President, Gift Planning. B.A. Pomona College; J.D., University of California, Los Angeles.

Erika Quinonez, Director of Donor Relations. B.A., California Polytechnic University, Pomona; M.A., M.B.A., California State University, San Bernardino.

Vacant, Director of Major Gifts.

Shannon Spaccarotelli, Interim Director of  Leadership and Annual Giving. B.A., Chapman University.

Vacant, Director of Research, Relationship Management and Analytics. 


Mark Kendall, Assistant Vice President, Communications 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.

Janet Russell, Deputy Chief Information Officer, Client, Media and Instructional Services. B.A. University of Colorado; Ph.D., The Ohio State University.

Rolondo Talbott, Senior 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.

For The Claremont Colleges

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

Janet Smith Dickerson, Vice President for 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.

Janet Bishop, A.J. McFadden Dean of the Library. B.A., Princeton University; B.F.A., University of Washington; M.L.S., University of Pittsburgh.

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

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.

Imam Adeel Zeb, Chaplain. B.A., Baylor University.

Danny Shapiro, Chaplain. B.S. Boston University; M.A., Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies.

Tony Jimenez, Dean of Students, Chicano, Latino Student Affairs Center. B.A., University of California at Santa Cruz; M.A., Harvard University.

Vacant, Medical Director of Student Health Services.

Alex Washburn, Health Education Outreach Coordinator. B.A., Scripps College. 

Stan Skipworth, Assistant Vice President for Campus Safety.