Faculty & Staff

Kinesiology, Nutrition and Food Science Faculty

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Robbi Beyer Ph.D., Texas Woman’s University
(323) 343-4664

Pedagogy, Adapted Physical Education; Director -Physical Activity Center for Education (PACE)

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Dwan M. Bridges Ph.D., Ohio State University
Phone: (323) 343-4658

Adapted Physical Education; Movement Experiences for Children; Physical Education Pedagogy; PACE (Physical Activity Center for Education)

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Laura Calderon, Dr.P.H., RD Loma Linda University
Emeriti Professor

Community Nutrition, Obesity, Management in Dietetics, Eating Disorders, Time Management, Stress Management, Seminars in Dietetics, Nutrition and Fitness, Adolescent Health, Nutrition for the Athlete, Research Concepts

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Andrew Cornwell Ph.D., Louisiana State University
Phone: (323) 343-4648

Biomechanics; Motor Control; Exercise and Fitness; Exercise and Human Performance Laboratory.

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Sierra Cordova, Ed.D., California State University, Los Angeles
Assistant Professorr
(323) 343-4639

Physical Education; Pedagogy; Positive Youth Development

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George Crocker, Ph.D., University of California, Davis
Assistant Professor
(323) 343-4667

Exercise Physiology; Fitness Assessment; Statistics & Research Methods

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Ray D. DeLeon Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles
School Director and Professor
(323)- 343-4855

Neuromuscular Rehabilitation/Therapy; Motor Learning/Control; Mobility Center; Spinal Plasticity Laboratory; Spinal Cord Injury Exercise Research.

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Christine Dy Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles
(323) 343-5440

Motor Learning/Control and Neuromuscular rehabilitation after spinal cord injury.

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Daniel Frankl Ph.D., Southern Illinois University
(323) 343-4662

Sociology and Psychology of Youth Sports; History and Philosophy of Physical Activity; Teacher/Coach Instructional Effectiveness; Information Technology in Kinesiology and Nutritional Science. Website: http://instructional1.calstatela.edu/dfrankl/default.asp

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Kimberly Gottesman, DCN, RDN, LDN, CNSC Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey
Assistant Professor

Management Principles in Dietetics, Weight Management, Physical Activity, Nutrition Support

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Kathryn (Mandy) Hillstrom, Ed.D., MPH, RDN University of Southern California
Professor and DPD Director
(323) 343-4729

Introductory Nutrition, Maternal and Childhood Nutrition, Cultural Foods, Current Concepts and Controversies, Management in Dietetics

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Pera Jambazian, Dr.P.H., RD Loma Linda University
Emeriti Professor

Institutional Foods, Nutrition, Food Service Management, Cultural Foods, Sanitation.

Michael (Selvan) Joseph
Michael Selvan Joseph Ph.D., University California, Los Angeles
Assistant Professor
(323) 343-4580

Spinal Plasticity, Spinal Learning & Memory 

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Anureet Kaur Shah, Ph.D., Texas Woman’s University, Dallas
Assistant Professor and Graduate Student Coordinator (Nutritional Science)
(323) 343-4031

Nutritional Biochemistry; Bioactive compounds; Isoprenoids and chronic diseases (cancer and cardiovascular diseases)

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Stefan Keslacy Ph.D., University of Montpellier, France
Assistant Professor, Graduate Coordinator for Kinesiology
(323) 343-4654

Exercise Physiology 

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Nazareth Khodiguian Ph.D., University of Southern California
(323) 343-4676

Exercise Physiology; Exercise and Fitness; Exercise and Human Performance Laboratory.

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Anne Larson, Ed.D. Teachers College/Columbia University
(323) 343-5243

Sport-Based Youth Development; Community Leadership of Physical Activity; Founder of AIYDA – Activating Intentional Youth Development

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Samuel E. Landsberger Sc.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology
(323) 343-4655

Director, Rehabilitation Engineering Program at the Los Amigos Research and Education Institute (LAREI) of the Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center; Rehabilitation, Design and Engineering Program; School Outreach: Program in Rehabilitation Design/Kinesiology.

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Sae-Mi Lee, Ph.D. West Virginia University
Assistant Professor

Sport and exercise psychology, physical cultural studies

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Sunil Mangalassary, Ph.D. Clemson University
Professor and Associate Director
(323) 343-5441

Coordinator, Food Science and Technology Program, Food Safety/Food Microbiology/Food Packaging

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Ailish C. Sheard, Ph.D.,University of New Mexico, Albuquerque
Assistant Professor
(323) 343-5334

Environmental Physiology

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Clea Tucker, PT, DPT Azusa Pacific University
Assistant Professor
(323) 343-4641

Advanced Movement Analysis in Sport, Performance, and Injury, Practicum in Performance Medicine, Biopsychosocial Application: A Case-Based Application in Sport and Performance

Research interests: Performance (sports & performing arts) Medicine & Neuroscience: concussions, chronic pain, movement science.

Health Equity & Multidisciplinary approaches to care; Female Injury patterns and prevention

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Jing Zhao, Ph.D., University of Kentucky
Assistant Professor
(323) 343-4665

Food Science and Technology, Food Chemistry

Kinesiology, Nutrition and Food Science Lecturer

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Carrie Adase MS, RDN California State University Los Angeles
Lecturer/ Post Baccalaureate Coordinator/DPD Advisor
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Ahmed Badr, MA, MBA, ACSM-CEP, ACSM-EMIII California State University Los Angeles
Lecturer/Clinical Exercise Physiologis
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Suzanne Elizondo, MS, RDN Case Western Reserve University, Ohio
Lecturer/ Student Dietetic Association co-Advisor
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Stephen Gonzalez M.S. California State University Los Angeles
Lecturer/Activities Coordinator

Physical Activity Instruction Program Coordinator; Martial Arts; Gymnastics; Exercise and Fitness.

Eileen Moylan, MS, RDN California State University Los Angeles
Lecturer/ KNFS Contracts Coordinator

Adult Nutrition, Foodservice Management, Institutional Foodservice, Professional Interactions and Writing Skills

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Cheryl Simmons, Ph.D. Florida State University
Lecturer/ Older Adults Group Exercise Faculty at the Mobility Center
(323) 343-466

Exercise Interventions and Aging, Sport and Exercise Psychology.

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Connie Wong, PT, M.A. in Education - California State Polytechnic University
Lecturer/ Co-supervisor of the Mobility Center
Phone: (323) 343-4657

Principles of Mobility Training, Neuro-rehabilitation

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Ruben Zesati, B.S. (California State University Los Angeles)
Lecturer/Intramurals Coordinator
(323) 343-4626

Intramural Recreational Sports Program Coordinator


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Maria Victoria (Marivic) Erskine
Administrative Support Coordinator I
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Nelson Herrera
Athletic Equipment Attendant
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Ashlie Garcia
Administrative Support Assistant II
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Alexandrea Virula
Instructional Support Tech II-Equipment Room