Faculty

Students find that the depth and breadth of experience of HUX professors affords them the opportunity to pursue a more personalized program than is often possible in traditional graduate programs, while at the same time ensuring a high caliber of academic guidance. The disciplines listed under each photo indicate the area of the HUX program in which they teach. Many also teach in CSUDH departments corresponding to these disciplines.

ISET ANUAKAN | ianuakan@csudh.edu

  • BA, University of California, San Diego, 1989
  • M.A., University of California, Berkeley, 1993
  • PhD. University of California, Berkeley, 2002

Expertise/Interest: 19th & 20th Century U.S. History; Non-Western (Africa & Asia) Economic & Social History; Folklore (Myths/Folktales/Folk Medicine) Research Methods; Africana Film Theory; Cultural Politics of Gender.

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HISTORY

DEBRA BEST| dbest@csudh.edu

  • B.A. Pomona College, 1988
  • M.A. University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 1991
  • Ph.D. University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 2000

Expertise/Interest: Old and Middle English Language and Literature; Early Modern Literature and Shakespeare; Middle English romance; Mary Shelley; the monster in literature.


best LITERATURE
ANITA CHANG | ba508@yahoo.com
  • B.M. California State University, Fullerton, 1986
  • M.M. Manhattan School of Music, 1987
  • D.M.A. University of Texas at Austin, 1994

Expertise/Interest: Piano literature, symphonic works

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MUSIC
PATRICIA H. CHERIN | pcherin@csudh.edu
  • B.A., M.A. California State University, Long Beach, 1969, 1975
  • M.A. University of Southern California, 1989
  • Ph.D University of Southern California, 1992

Expertise/Interest: Literary Theory; Interdisciplinary Studies; Modernisms; Poetry; Creative Writing; 20th Century (American) Literature; Pastoralism; Cultural Disciplines

Dr. Patricia Cherin
ENGLISH
DAVID A. CHURCHMAN | davidachurchman@aol.com
  • B.A. University of Michigan, 1960
  • M.A. University of Michigan, 1964
  • Ed.D University of California, Los Angeles, 1972

Expertise/Interest: Military History, European 1600-Present, Middle Eastern; Arab History and Culture.

Read the fascinating story and see photos of Professor Churchman's Fulbright semester in Ukraine.

Dr. David Churchman
BEHAVIORAL
SCIENCE
ROBERT CUBILLOS | rcubillos@csudh.edu
  • B.S. California State University, Dominguez Hills, 1983
  • M.A. Simon Greenleaf University, 1985
  • M.Th. Fuller Theological Seminary, 1986
  • M.A. University of Southern California, 1996
  • Ph.D. University of Southern California, 2002

Expertise/Interest: Philosophy of Religion; Social Ethics; Themes in Philosophy and Religion; History of Philosophy and Ethics; Comparative Religions; Historical Theology; Logic/Critical Reasoning; Themes in Intellectual History; Human Rights Theory; Bible.


cubillos PHILOSOPHY
WILLIAM L. CUMIFORD | cumiford@chapman.edu
  • B.A. Chapman College, 1963
  • M.A. California State University, Fullerton, 1969
  • Ph.D Texas Tech University, 1977

Expertise/Interest: Modern Latin America; United States Diplomatic History; Colonial Latin America; Latin American Government and Politics; Modern European History; Ancient History; United States Social, Cultural, Intellectual History; United States Government and Politics.

Dr. William Cumiford
PHILOSOPHY
BILL DELUCA | bdeluca@csudh.edu
  • B.A. Villanova University, 1972
  • M.A. Villanova University, 1974
  • M.F.A. Yale School of Drama, 1979

Expertise/Interest: Stage Directing, Playwriting, History of Theatre, Masks, Chicano Theatre, Community-Based Theatre, Drama in the Classroom.

William DeLuca
THEATER
MIGUEL DOMINGUEZ | mdominguez@csudh.edu
(310) 243-3315
  • B.A. California State University, Los Angeles, 1970
  • M.A. Brown University, 1973
  • Ph.D. University of California, Los Angeles, 1983

Expertise/Interest: Twentieth century Latin American literature/Chicano literature, Mexican folklore and folklore, Spanish American linguistics, Pre-Columbian culture.

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FOREIGN LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE
MYRNA DONAHOE | mdonahoe@csudh.edu
  • B.A. California State University, Los Angeles, 1963
  • M.A. University of California, Irvine, 1981
  • Ph.D. University of California, Irvine, 1987

Expertise/Interest: Labor studies, women studies, ethnic studies, Native American studies, community studies.

donahoe
HISTORY
KIRSTIN ELLSWORTH | kellsworth@csudh.edu
  • B.A. Butler University, 1991
  • M.A. Indiana University, 1995, 1999
  • Ph.D. Indiana University, 2006

Expertise/Interest: American Art of the 1960s; African Art; African-American Art.

ellsworth
ART
PATRICIA B. GAMON | pgamon@socal.rr.com
(310) 243-3310 
  • B.A. University of Central Florida, 1978
  • M.A. Florida State University, 1981
  • Ph.D Stanford University, 1991

Expertise/Interest: Art and visual culture from the Renaissance through Postmodernism.

Dr. Patricia Gamon
ART
BENITO GOMEZ | bgomez@csudh.edu
  • B.A. Universidad de Alcala de Henares, Madrid (Spain), 1990
  • Ph.D. University of California, Los Angeles, 2004

Expertise/Interest: Hispanic Literature; Nationalistic Reactions in Literature.

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LITERATURE
JONATHAN GRASSE | jgrasse@csudh.edu
  • B.M. California State University, Sacramento, 1985
  • M.A. University of California, Santa Cruz, 1995
  • Ph.D. University of California, Los Angeles, 1999

Expertise/Interest: Ethnomusicology (popular music, Brazil, and Indonesia); Music's Relationship to Identity and Social Change; Musical Creativity Including Composition and Improvisation.

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MUSIC
DANIEL GREENSPAN | danielgreenspan@hotmail.com
  • B.A. New College, 1998
  • Ph.D. Villanova University, 2006

Expertise/Interest: Ancient Greek Ethics; 19th and 20th C. Continental Philosophy (esp. Kierkegaard); Philosophy and Literature.

greenspan
PHILOSOPHY
HOWARD HOLTER | howard.holter279@gmail.com
  • B.A. Northwestern University, 1962
  • M.A. University of Wisconsin, 1963
  • Russian Studies Certificate, Indiana University, 1964
  • Ph.D. University of Wisconsin, 1967

Expertise/Interest: Russian History; Modern European History; Public/Local History; Historic Preservation.

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ART
JIM KEVILLE | jkeville@csudh.edu | 310-243-3694
  • B.A. University of California, Los Angeles
  • M.F.A. University of California, Los Angeles

Expertise/Interest: Contemporary Ceramic Sculpture; Mixed Media Sculpture; Photography; Modern and Contemporary Art Practice.

Keville
ART
LAWRENCE KLEPPER | lklepper@csudh.edu
562-961-5779
  • B.A. California State University, Long Beach, 1969
  • M.F.A. California State University, Long Beach, 1977

Expertise/Interest: Ancient World Civilizations; Archtectural History; Visual Arts from Gothic Manuscripts to late 20th Century; The Harlem Renaissance; Modern & Contemporary Painting.

klepper
ART
JANE LEE | jlee@csudh.edu
  • BA, University of California, Irvine, 2004
  • M.A., University of Washington, 2007
  • PhD. University of Washington, 2011

Expertise/Interest: Victorianist Writing; 19th-century British Literature and Culture; the Rise of Science Fiction and Its Development into and through the Technologies of the 20th and 21st Centuries

Matthew Luckett
ENGLISH
MATTHEW LUCKETT | mluckett@csudh.edu
  • BA, Southeast Missouri State University, 2003
  • M.A., Marquette University, 2005
  • PhD. University of California, Los Angeles, 2014

Expertise/Interest: History of the American West; American Social and Cultural History; History of Computing; Military History; History of Crime

Matthew Luckett
HISTORY
CHRISTOPHER MONTY | cmonty@csudh.edu
  • B.A. University of California, Los Angeles, 1991
  • M.A. University of California, Riverside, 1994
  • Ph.D. University of California, Los Angeles, 2004

Expertise/Interest: Russian Empire and the Soviet Union; modern Europe; imperialism; European cultural and intellectual history, 1800-present; Russian and Soviet cultural and intellectual history, 1800-present; modern Latin America; theory and history.

Monty
HISTORY

JOANNA NACHEF | jnachef@elcamino.edu
  • B.Mus. California State University, Dominguez Hills, 1980
  • M.Mus. University of Southern California, 1983
  • D.M.A. University of Southern California, 1988

Expertise/Interest: Choral Music; Multi-cultural and Ethnic Music; Interdisciplinary Humanities.

Dr. Joanna Nachef
MUSIC
HELEN OESTERHELD | hoesterheld@csudh.edu
310-243-3939
  • B.A. University of California, San Diego, 1993
  • M.A. American University, 1995
  • Ph.D. University of California, Irvine, 2001

Expertise/Interest: Restoration and Eighteenth-Century English Literature; All-female Communities; Utopian Literature; Gothic Literature.

Helen Oesterheld
LITERATURE
JACQUELINE SHANNON | drjshannon@aol.com
  • B. F. A. Florida State University, 1986
  • M. A. University of Montana, 1989
  • D. M. A. University of Washington, 2000

Expertise/Interest: Eighteenth century music, music appreciation, brass techniques

Shannon
MUSIC
LYLE E. SMITH | lsmith@csudh.edu
  • B.A. Willamette University, 1965
  • M.A. Harvard University, 1971
  • Ph.D Harvard University, 1971

Expertise/Interest: 18th Century British Literature and Culture; British Drama; Literary Criticism; Shakespeare; Renaissance Literature and Culture; 17th Century Literature and Culture; Comparative Mythology; Joseph Campbell; Carl Jung.

Dr. Lyle Smith
ENGLISH
JOANNE ZITELLI | jzitelli@csudh.edu
  • B.A. California State University, Long Beach, 1972
  • M.A. Occidental College, 1974
  • Ph.D University of California, Irvine, 1982

Expertise/Interest: 19th Century English and Continental Literature (poetry and prose); Romantic movement; 17th Century English and Continental Literature (especially Milton); Philosophy and Literature; Literary Theory; Feminist Studies; Interdisciplinary Studies (especially poetry and painting).

Jzittelli
ENGLISH