Faculty and Staff

Faculty

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Jessica Dennis, Ph.D.
Chair and Professor
Phone/Ext:
4677
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Allison Fuligni, Ph.D
Professor
Phone/Ext:
5841

Office Location: E&T 504

Courses Taught: CHDV 1400, CHVD 5080

Website: http://www.calstatela.edu/faculty/allison-sidle-fuligni

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Claudia Kouyoumdjian, Ph.D
Professor
Phone/Ext:
5418

Office Location: E&T 507

Courses Taught: CHDV 3400, CHDV 3420, CHDV 3210, CHDV 5080, CHDV 4960

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Rita Ledesma, Ph.D., LCSW
Professor Emeritus
Phone/Ext:
5281
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Yafen Lo, Ph.D.
Professor
Phone/Ext:
5842

Office Location: E&T 510

Courses Taught: CHDV 2000, CHDV 2100, CHDV 3430, CHVD 3730, CHVD 4960, CHVD 5090

Website: http://www.calstatela.edu/faculty/yafen-lo

Simona Montanari, Ph.D.
Simona Montanari, Ph.D.
Professor
Phone/Ext:
5415

Office Location: E&T A509

Courses Taught: CHDV 4920, CHDV 4930, CHDV 4960, CHDV 5090

Website: http://www.calstatela.edu/faculty/simona-montanari

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Marlene Zepeda, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus
Celina Benavides, Ph.D.
Celina Benavides, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Phone/Ext:
4594

Office Location: E&T 504

Courses Taught: CHDV 3210, CHDV 3400, CHDV 4300, CHDV 5060

 

Jessica Morales-Chicas, Ph.D.
Jessica Morales-Chicas, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Phone/Ext:
4597

Office Location: E&T 505

Courses Taught: CHDV 1410, CHVD 2250, CHVD 3210, CHVD 3500, CHVD 5100

Dr. Jessica Morales-Chicas earned her Ph.D in Education, with an emphasis in Human Development and Psychology, from UCLA. Dr. Morales-Chicas teaches both undergraduate and graduate-level course ranging from Social Emotional Development to Urban Families and Resilience.

Website: http://www.calstatela.edu/faculty/jessica-morales-chicas

Ashley Munger, Ph.D.
Ashley Munger, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Phone/Ext:
4593

Courses Taught: CHDV 3750, CHDV 3440, CHDV 4960, CHDV 5000

Office Location: E&T 534

Website: http://www.calstatela.edu/faculty/ashley-munger

Dr. Munger's research occurs in the nexus of family relationships, economic hardship, health, and education. Her research areas include food insecurity, family-centered nutrition programming, and programming to promote success in higher education. The use of mobile technology in the delivery of interventions has also been a focus.

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Rakel Delevi, Ph.D., LMFT
Professor
Phone/Ext:
5417

Office Location: E&T 508

Courses Taught: CHDV 1200, CHDV 1400, CHDV 1410, CHDV 3420, CHDV 4120, CHDV 4240, CHDV 4960

Website: http://www.calstatela.edu/faculty/rakel-delevi

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Edward Lopez, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Phone/Ext:
5414

Office Location: E&T 506

Courses Taught: CHDV 2250, CHDV 3400, CHDV 3480, CHDV 4300

Website: http://www.calstatela.edu/faculty/edward-lopez

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Brieanne Kohrt, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Su-Jeong Wee, Ph.D.
Su-Jeong Wee, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

Staff

Rocio Salgado
Administrative Support Coordinator
Phone/Ext:
6188

Rocio works closely with the Chair of the department and oversees the efficient day-to-day running of the general office. She assists faculty with their needs, and works to resolve student-special needs that may arise.