Faculty & Administration


A

Abend, Richard
English as a Second Language, Linguistics
BA, Loyola; MA, MEd, Columbia University, Monterey Peninsula College (1985)

Albert, Steve
Economics
BA, University of California; MA, University of Washington; PhD, The London School of Economics and Political Science, Monterey Peninsula College (2007)

Ambaw, Abeje
Anatomy, Physiology
DVM, Addis Ababa University; PhD, Purdue University, Monterey Peninsula College (2013)

Anongchanya, Grace
Coordinator/Counselor, TRIO Student Support Services
BA, Sonoma State University; MS, San Diego State University, Monterey Peninsula College (2004)

B

Ballard, Carrie
Counselor
BA, MA, California State University, Bakersfield, Monterey Peninsula College (2015)

Barrie, Bruce
Business
BS, California State University, Fresno; MBA, John F. Kennedy University, Monterey Peninsula College (2016)

Bates, Wendy
Dean of Student Services; Athletics Director
BA, MA, California State University, Chico, Monterey Peninsula College (2004)

Bell, Monika
Coordinator, Medical Assisting, Medical Assisting
AA, Lake Washington Technical College, Monterey Peninsula College (2010)

Betts, David
Chief Human Resources and Employee Relations Officer
BS, Excelsior College; MS, Golden Gate University, Monterey Peninsula College (2021)

Bishop, Elizabeth
Mathematics
BA, MS, Humboldt State University, Monterey Peninsula College (1989)

Blanchard, Lauren
Chair, Social Sciences Division, Political Science
BA, University of California, Santa Cruz; MA, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Monterey Peninsula College (2010)

Boes, Susan
Counselor
BA, Antioch College; MA, San Jose State University, Monterey Peninsula College (2016)

Bowers, Heather
Counselor, Upward Bound
BA, University of California, Riverside; MA, CalPoly, San Luis Obispo, Monterey Peninsula College (2014)

Boynton, Diane
Dean of Instruction - Liberal Arts
BA, California State University, Chico; MA, University of Washington, Monterey Peninsula College (1990)

Bradley, LaKisha
Dean of Student Services - Marina Education Center
BA, Pomona College; MA, Fielding Graduate University, Monterey Peninsula College (2015)

C

Cabrera, Kendra
Ethnic Studies
BA, MA, University of California, Berkeley; MIA, PhD, Columbia University, Monterey Peninsula College (2000)

Calima, Christopher
Counselor
BA, MA, MS, San Diego State University, Monterey Peninsula College (2006)

Cardinale, Melissa
Speech Communications, Communication Studies
BA, MA California State University, Hayward, Monterey Peninsula College (2019)

Castillo, Leandro
Chair, Career Education Division, Business
BA, California State University, Fullerton; MBA, National University, Monterey Peninsula College (2000)

Catania, Tracie
Mathematics
BA, Lewis and Clark College; MA, University of California, Los Angeles, Monterey Peninsula College (1994)

Copeland, Alexis
Learning Specialist, Adapted Computer Technology, Learning Skills
BA, University of California, Santa Barbara; MA, Chapman University, Monterey Peninsula College (1997)

Cortez, Herbert
Associate Dean of Instruction - Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math
BS, Cornell University; MA, Pepperdine University, Monterey Peninsula College (2022)

Craig, Heather
Biology, Anatomy
BA, PhD, University of California, San Diego, Monterey Peninsula College (2011)

Cristobal, John
Chair, Physical Science Division, Mathematics
BA, University of California, Berkeley; MA, University of California, Los Angeles, Monterey Peninsula College (2012)

Cunningham, Nicholas
Cross Country Coach; Track and Field Coach, Kinesiology, Athletics
AA, Monterey Peninsula College; BA, Boise State University; MS, Ohio University, Monterey Peninsula College (2021)

Cutting, Judith
Dean of Instruction - Career Education
BA, Adams State University, Colorado; MA, Texas A&M University - Commerce, Monterey Peninsula College (2017)

D

Dagdigian, Jamie
Chair, Creative Arts Division, Art - Graphics
BA, University of California, Los Angeles; Monterey Peninsula College, Monterey Peninsula College (1998)

Davis, Dawn Rae
Gender and Women's Studies
BA, University of California, Santa Cruz; PhD, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, Monterey Peninsula College (2014)

De Soto, Alethea
Chair, Counseling Division; Counselor; Matriculation Coordinator
BA, University of California, Los Angeles; MA, San Jose State University, Monterey Peninsula College (2008)

Dennehy, Merry
English
BFA, California Institute of the Arts; MA, California State University, East Bay, Monterey Peninsula College (2008)

Do, Jasmine
Counselor, Math Science Upward Bound
BS, California State University, Fullerton; MA, San Jose State, Monterey Peninsula College (2019)

Dorsch, Francisco de Borja
Spanish
BA, University of Valladolid; MA, West Virginia University, Monterey Peninsula College (2015)

Durst, Alan
Music, Commercial Music
BA, Baldwin Wallace University; MA, University of Miami; PhD, University of California, Los Angeles, Monterey Peninsula College (2018)

E

Easton, William
Librarian, Instruction/Reference, Library Science
AA, Saddleback College; BA, Humboldt State University; MA, University of Arizona, Monterey Peninsula College (2005)

Eisenbach, Diane
Art - Ceramic Technology
BFA, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania; MFA, San Diego State University, Monterey Peninsula College (1998)

Ejan, Jihan
Counselor, Marina Education Center
BA, University of California, Davis; MA, San Francisco State University, Monterey Peninsula College (2021)

Eubanks, Sidney (Keith)
English
BA, Saint Mary’s College of California; MA, University of Connecticut, Monterey Peninsula College (2017)

Evans, Jacqueline
Coordinator/Counselor, Access Resource Center
BA, MA, California State University, Fresno, Monterey Peninsula College (2013)

F

Faust, Heather
Chair, Life Science Division, Anatomy, Physiology
BS, University of Guelph, Canada; MS, Portland State University, Monterey Peninsula College (2005)

Finell, John (Taylor)
History
BS, Brigham Young University; MS, San Jose State University, Monterey Peninsula College (2016)

Fletes, Kelly
Dean of Student Services - Monterey
BS, University of California, Santa Cruz; MS, San Jose State University; EdD, San Francisco State University, Monterey Peninsula College (2007)

G

Garcia-Garcia, Ana
Chemistry, Geology
BS, PhD, University of Vigo, Monterey Peninsula College (2018)

Gensel, Gordon
Medical Assisting
BS, California State University, Long Beach; DC, Southern California University of Health Sciences, Monterey Peninsula College (2020)

Gerard, Adria
English
BA, MA, Humboldt State University, Monterey Peninsula College (2010)

Gerard, Jamie
English
BS, University of California, Davis; BA, MA, Humboldt State University, Monterey Peninsula College (2008)

Giammanco, Kacey
Counselor, EOPS
BA, Mesa State College; MA, University of LaVerne, Monterey Peninsula College (2015)

Gilbert, Princess
Biology
BS, MS, PhD, University of California, Los Angeles, Monterey Peninsula College (2020)

Gonzalez, Elizabeth
Counselor
BA, University of California, Los Angeles; MA, San Jose State University, Monterey Peninsula College (2017)

Grasmuck, Karoline
Coordinator, Dental Assisting, Dental Technology
AS, San Joaquin Valley College, Monterey Peninsula College (2008)

H

Haffa, Alan
Coordinator, Gentrain, Gentrain, English
BA, St. John’s College; MA, PhD, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Monterey Peninsula College (2003)

Haigler, Steve
Vice President, Administrative Services
California State University, San Bernardino, Monterey Peninsula College (2020)

Hanna, Sue
Nursing
ADN, Santa Fe Community College; BA, Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec;BSW, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec; MA, Santa Barbara Graduate Institute;DNP, Frontier Nursing University, Monterey Peninsula College (2005)

Hebert, Connie
Mathematics
BS, MA, Fresno Pacific University, Monterey Peninsula College (2016)

Hochstaedter, Alfred
Geology, Oceanography
BS, Humboldt State University; PhD, California State University, Santa Cruz, Monterey Peninsula College (1998)

Hsu, Jackson
Mathematics
BA, MA, University of California, Santa Cruz, Monterey Peninsula College (2017)

I

Iwamoto, Lynn
Mathematics
BA, University of California, Los Angeles; MS, Washington State University, Monterey Peninsula College (1999)

J

Jansen, Molly
Hospitality
BA, CalPoly, Pomona; MA, Gonzaga University, Monterey Peninsula College (2014)

Jewell, Leila
Physics, Astronomy
BS, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo; MS,PhD, University of California, Santa Cruz, Monterey Peninsula College (2016)

Johnson, LaRon
Counselor
BA, University of California, Berkeley; MA, Notre Dame de Namur University;MS, California State University, East Bay, Monterey Peninsula College (2000)

K

Kary, Brandi
English
BA, Chapman University; MA, California State University, Fullerton, Monterey Peninsula College (2008)

Kary, Elias
Anthropology
BA, MA, California State University, Fullerton, Monterey Peninsula College (2008)

Kerchner, Amber
Counselor, Early Childhood Education
BA, California State University, Long Beach; MA, Pepperdine University; MS, National University, Monterey Peninsula College (2011)

Kim-McPherson, Jeannie
Chair, Humanities Division, English
BA, Mills College; MFA, Bennington College, Monterey Peninsula College (2018)

Knolle, Jon
Vice President, Academic Affairs
BS, MS, California State University, Chico; EdD, California State University, Sacramento, Monterey Peninsula College (2012)

Koch, Jenna
Counselor, EOPS
BA, University of California, Santa Cruz; MSW, San Jose State University, Monterey Peninsula College (2015)

Kotecki, Adrianne
Psychology
AA, San Diego Mesa College; BA, University of California, San Diego; MA, San Diego State University, Monterey Peninsula College (2012)

Kragelund, Lynn
Director, School of Nursing, Nursing
BS, Santa Clara University; MS, Seattle Pacific University, Monterey Peninsula College (2007)

L

La Mothe, Eileen
Nursing
BSN, MSN, Wayne State University, Monterey Peninsula College (1988)

Lake, Eric
Mathematics
BS, MS, Montana State University, Monterey Peninsula College (2018)

Lankford, Taylor
English as a Second Language
BA, MA, University of California, Davis, Monterey Peninsula College (2022)

Lawrence, James
Automotive Technology
AS, Southern Alberta Institute of Technology; BS, Montana State University, Northern, Monterey Peninsula College (2005)

Lee, Diane
Early Childhood Education
BA, Brown University; PhD, Stanford University, Monterey Peninsula College (2018)

Lizano, Sonia M.
Spanish
BA, Universidad de Costa Rica; MA, Ohio University, Monterey Peninsula College (2000)

Lopez, Daniel
Mathematics
BS, California State University, Monterey Bay; MS, San Jose Sate University, Monterey Peninsula College (2020)

Lord, Vanessa
Nutrition
BA, University of California Berkeley; MS, California State University Long Beach, Monterey Peninsula College (2018)

Luke, Jessica (Jaye)
Education
BS, MS, University of Kansas; PhD, Georgia State University, Monterey Peninsula College (2014)

M

Madsen, Gamble
Art - History, Gentrain
BA, University of Southern California; MA, George Washington University;PhD, University of Southern California, Monterey Peninsula College (2012)

Mann, Andrea
Counselor
BA, University of California, Santa Barbara; MA, San Jose State University, Monterey Peninsula College (2016)

Marchand, Henry
English
BFA, Bowling Green State University; MFA, Pennsylvania State University, Monterey Peninsula College (2009)

May, Molly
English as a Second Language, Speech Communications, Communication Studies
BA, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo;MA, University of Idaho, Monterey Peninsula College (1998)

Michael, Rebecca (Beccie)
Vice President, Advancement
BA, University of California, Santa Barbara, Monterey Peninsula College (2017)

Mikkelsen, Jon
Business
BA, MBA, University of California, Davis, Monterey Peninsula College (2004)

Millán-Vossler, Silvia
Mathematics
BA, Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla; MS, California Polytechnic State University,San Luis Obispo; PhD, Binghamton University, Monterey Peninsula College (2019)

Miranda, Meghan
Nursing
BSN University of Phoenix; MSN, Western Governors’ University, Monterey Peninsula College (2020)

Moore, Kit
Women's Volleyball Coach; Beach Volleyball Coach, Kinesiology, Athletics
BS, MA, CSU Fresno State, Monterey Peninsula College (2001)

Mullins, Elizabeth
History
BA, Oberlin College, University of California, Santa Cruz; PhD, University of California,Santa Cruz, Monterey Peninsula College (2011)

N

Nguyen, Tuyen
Mathematics
BA, MA, University of California, Santa Cruz, Monterey Peninsula College (1999)

Nicolaides, Christina
Psychology
BS, University of North Florida; MA, PhD, University of California, Riverside, Monterey Peninsula College (2018)

O

O'Hare, Erin
Kinesiology
BA, California State University, Monterey Bay; MS, San Jose State University, Monterey Peninsula College (2004)

Ogata, Eric
Counselor/Coordinator, EOPS
BA, MS, California State University, Fresno, Monterey Peninsula College (1998)

Olsen, John
Computer Science and Information Systems
BS, MS, Western Governors University, Monterey Peninsula College (2018)

Osburg, Jonathan
English, Communication Studies
BA, University of California, Santa Barbara; MA, California State University,Dominguez Hills, Monterey Peninsula College (2004)

Oswald, Annette
Early Childhood Education
BA, Florida International University; EdM, University of Miami; EdD Nova Southeastern University, Monterey Peninsula College (2020)

P

Palmer, Ronnie
Football Coach, Kinesiology, Athletics, Physical Education, Physical Fitness
BA, University of Arizona; MEd, Colorado State University, Monterey Peninsula College (2020)

Peelman, Lindsay
Cooperative Work Experience Coordinator, Cooperative Work Experience, Business
BS, Willmington University; MA, Ball State University; EdD, New York University;, Monterey Peninsula College (2018)

Penney, Beth
English
BA, MA, California State University, Fresno, Monterey Peninsula College (1999)

Phillips, Daniel
Chair, Kinesiology Division; Baseball Coach, Athletics, Kinesiology, Physical Education, Physical Fitness
BS, San Diego State University; MA, University of New Mexico Highlands, Monterey Peninsula College (2008)

Pickering, Joel
Mathematics
AS, Cabrillo College; BA, MA, University of California, Santa Cruz, Monterey Peninsula College (2012)

Q

Quinonez, Gary
Art - Dimensional
BFA, MFA, San Jose State University, Monterey Peninsula College (1990)

R

Raskoff, Kevin
Biology
BS, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo;PhD, University of California, Los Angeles, Monterey Peninsula College (2006)

Rebold, Thomas A.
Computer Science and Information Systems, Engineering
BS, MS, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Monterey Peninsula College (2000)

Ritsema, Todd
Chemistry
BS, Sonoma State University; PhD, University of California, Santa Cruz, Monterey Peninsula College (2000)

Rivera, Frank
Chemistry
BA, MS, PhD, University of California, Santa Cruz, Monterey Peninsula College (2014)

Rondez, Christina Valero
Nursing
BS, University of San Francisco; MSN, University of Phoenix, Monterey Peninsula College (1994)

S

Sanculi, Daniel
Anatomy, Physiology
BS, University of Colorado; PhD, University of California, Davis, Monterey Peninsula College (2021)

Seagal, David
Computer Science and Information Systems
BS, MS, University of California, Santa Cruz, Monterey Peninsula College (2016)

Singh, Damanjit (DJ)
Computer Science and Information Systems
BS, Birla Institute of Technology and Science, India, Monterey Peninsula College (2008)

Spence, Luke
Mathematics
BS, Colorado School of Mines; MA, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey Peninsula College (2013)

Spiering, Charles (Blake)
Basketball Coach, Athletics, Kinesiology, Physical Education, Physical Fitness
BS, College of Notre Dame de Namur; MA, St. Mary’s College, Monterey Peninsula College (2002)

Stack, Kelly
American Sign Language
BA, Evergreen State; MS, California State University, Fullerton; MA,PhD, University of California, Los Angeles, Monterey Peninsula College (2011)

Stratton, Jacqueline
Counselor
BA, San Diego State University; MA, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, Monterey Peninsula College (2014)

Sullivan, Erin
Nursing
BSN San Jose State University; MS University of California, San Francisco, Monterey Peninsula College (2016)

Sundquist, Jeffery
Dean of Instruction - Library, Learning Resources, and Online Education
MA, MLIS, University of California, Los Angeles, Monterey Peninsula College (2019)

T

Thomas, Elisabeth
Librarian - Public Services, Library Science
BA, MA, San Jose State University, Monterey Peninsula College (2018)

Thomas, Jessica (Jaye)
Chemistry
BS, Indiana University of Pennsylvania; PhD, University of Pittsburgh, Monterey Peninsula College (2018)

Tozier, Glenn
Librarian - Technical Services, Library Science
BA, California State University, Fresno; MA, San Jose State University, Monterey Peninsula College (2014)

Turner, Jared
Administration of Justice
BA, University of San Diego; MA, California State University, Dominguez Hills, Monterey Peninsula College (2017)

Turner, Rushia
Chemistry
BA, University of California, Davis; PhD, University of California, Santa Cruz, Monterey Peninsula College (2014)

V

van Joolen, Vincent
Dean of Instruction - Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math
BA, University of California, San Diego; MA, PhD, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, Monterey Peninsula College (2018)

Vasquez, Yuliana
Counselor, EOPS
BA, University of California, Santa Cruz; MA, San Jose State University, Monterey Peninsula College (2016)

Ventimilia, Stephen
Adapted Physical Education
BS, University of Hawaii; 2 MA's, University of Hawaii, Monterey Peninsula College (2021)

Villarreal, Anthony
Sociology
BA, MA University of California, Santa Cruz; MA, San Francisco State University, Monterey Peninsula College (2012)

W

Walker, Davina
Counselor
BA, University of California, Santa Cruz; MA, San Jose State University, Monterey Peninsula College (2016)

Walker, Laurence
Vice President, Student Services
BA, MA, San Jose State University, Monterey Peninsula College (1992)

Washburn, Andrew
Mathematics
BS, University of California, Los Angeles; MA, University of California, Santa Cruz, Monterey Peninsula College (2013)

Washington, Sandra
Counselor, Upward Bound
BA, University of California, Los Angeles; MA, California State University, San Jose, Monterey Peninsula College (2004)

Weber, Todd B.
Philosophy
BA, California State University, Fullerton; MA, PhD, University of California, Riverside, Monterey Peninsula College (2000)

Wei, Lijuan
Physics, Astronomy
MAT, Bridgewater State College; MS, PhD, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Monterey Peninsula College (2002)

Whitworth, Rachael
Psychology
BA, MS, San Jose University, Monterey Peninsula College (2014)