Glenn M. Pfeiffer, Ph.D.
Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs
Holder of Warren and Doris Uehlinger Endowed Professorship in Business. Glenn M. Pfeiffer received his M.S. in Finance and Ph.D. in Accounting from Cornell University after he earned a bachelor's degree in Economics from Hope College. Prior to joining the faculty at the Argyros School, he held faculty appointments at the University of Washington, the University of Chicago, the University of Arizona and San Diego State University.
Dr. Pfeiffer's research focuses on accounting disclosures and capital markets. He has investigated issues relating to financial reporting of leases, inventories and earnings per share, fair value disclosures, executive compensation, corporate reorganization and technology investments. He has published peer reviewed research articles in several accounting, finance, economics and management academic journals. In addition, he has published three accounting textbooks, an accounting casebook and numerous case studies in financial accounting and reporting.
Dr. Pfeiffer teaches financial accounting and financial analysis to undergraduate, MBA, Executive MBA and Law students. He has won several teaching awards and was the recipient of the 2007 Valerie Scudder Award.
Nina LeNoir, Ph.D.
Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education
Nina LeNoir joined the Chapman community in 2009. She works with academic programs and initiatives that cut across the university, including General Education, Freshman Foundations Classes (FFC), Honors Program, Academic Advising, Undergraduate Research, Promising Futures, and the Tutoring, Learning and Testing Center. She completed her M.F.A. and Ph.D. in Theatre History/Criticism at The University of Texas at Austin and has been a faculty member at Bradley University and Minnesota State University, Mankato. She also served as Director of Instruction and Interim President at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, Los Angeles. She is a professional theatre director and has directed over 50 productions at professional and educational theatres. She has published articles on theatre in cyberspace, audience interaction and dramaturgy. She was awarded the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Award for Excellence in Theatre Education. At Chapman she teaches FFC and theatre classes.
Richard E. Redding, J.D., Ph.D.
Vice Provost for Graduate Education
Dr. Redding is the Wang-Fradkin Professor of Law and Psychology. Previously, he served as Associate Dean at the School of Law. Prior to joining Chapman in 2008, he had been a professor at Villanova University, Drexel University, and the University of Virginia. He received his PhD in psychology from the University of Virginia and law degree from Washington and Lee University. Dr. Redding has published widely in leading scientific and legal journals, has co-authored or co-edited four books, serves on the editorial boards of five peer-reviewed journals, and is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, the American Psychological Society, and the American Bar Foundation. His research focuses on forensic issues in criminal law and juvenile justice, the use of social science research in law and public policy and the ways in which social and political attitudes influence how science is used in policy making, the role of sociopolitical attitudes in diversity and interpersonal and professional functioning, and legal education.
Joseph Slowensky, M.F.A.
Vice Provost for Institutional Effectiveness and Faculty Affairs
Joe Slowensky joined the Provost’s Office in 2009 after serving for seven years as Chair of the Film Division and Graduate Conservatory of Motion Pictures in Dodge College of Film and Media Arts. Slowensky oversees Chapman’s institutional effectiveness efforts through assessment and program review as the university’s Accreditation Liaison Officer (ALO). He also supervises faculty processes for hiring, contracts, tenure and promotion, and annual review. Slowensky is a member of the Writers Guild of America, West, and the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Writer’s Peer Group, where he’s a voting juror for the annual prime-time Emmy Awards. He has written movies-of-the-week for ABC, the Disney Channel, and CBS. Slowensky received his MFA from USC’s School of Cinema-Television and a BS in Radio-TV-Film Communication from the University of Texas at Austin. As a Professor of Film and Media Arts, Slowensky teaches courses in screenwriting and film production.
Kenneth E. Murphy, Ph.D.
Associate Provost for Academic Administration
Dr. Murphy joined the Chapman community in 2008. He teaches business analytics, operations management and statistics courses in the executive, graduate and undergraduate business programs. These courses emphasize quantitative analysis, effective decision making in context and the implementation of impactful change. He also teaches in the Freshman Foundations program and has taught in the Honors Program.
Dr. Murphy has published in Operations Research, Naval Research Logistics, Communications of the ACM and Information Systems Journal among others.
As the former Assistant Dean of Undergraduate Programs at the Argyros School of Business and Economics, Dr. Murphy was responsible for undergraduate student academic and initial professional success from 2011-2015. He managed assurance of learning process at the School and guided a successful reaccreditation with the AACSB.
Dr. Murphy continues to focus on innovation at Chapman University. Currently, he is a leading advocate for the implementation of analytics education and research at the University. In 2015-16, he implemented an interdisciplinary minor in Analytics at the Argyros School and Schmid College open to all Chapman Students. He has led initiatives in alternative methods and new spaces for innovative educational delivery.
Iris (Kemp-Blair) Gerbasi, M.A.
Ms. Gerbasi began teaching theatre in Chapman’s Communications Department in 1982. Before joining the Provost’s office in 2007 she was Associate Dean of the School of Communication Arts for many years. For 20 years she served as tournament director for the Henry Kemp-Blair Annual Shakespeare Tournament. She was on the producing team for American Celebration from 1984-2005, most recently serving as executive producer. Ms. Gerbasi has a B.A. in Communications with an emphasis in media production and a M.A. in English with a concentration in media writing. As Assistant Provost she reviews academic appeals, new and revised courses, and changes in the annual catalogs as well as communicates with faculty and staff on a number of academic deadlines.
Marisol Arredondo Samson, Ph.D.
Director of Institutional Research
Dr. Arredondo Samson came to Chapman from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, where she served as a research associate in the Office of Institutional Research and Planning. She was the principal investigator for that institution's Campus Climate Survey project, was involved in the preparation of their accreditation self-study report, and worked to develop several campus-wide surveys. Before arriving at CSU Pomona, she was at the nationally recognized Higher Education Research Institute at UCLA. Dr. Arredondo Samson holds a Ph.D. in Higher Education and Organizational Change, a M.A. in Educational Psychology with an emphasis in counseling, and a B.A. in Psychology--all from the University of California, Los Angeles. She currently works with "Achieving the Dream," a multiyear national initiative to help community college students succeed.
Eileen Besner, M.S.
Director of Faculty Affairs
Eileen Besner joined Chapman in 2008. As director she supports faculty processes for hiring, tenure and promotion, annual evaluations, and faculty development. She completed her Masters in Human Resource Management at Chapman University and holds a Bachelors of Science in Business Administration from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. Eileen works closely with faculty and faculty governance. She also oversees the operation of the Marvin W. Meyer Faculty Athenaeum which serves as a center for faculty discussion and collegial support.
Julye Bidmead, Ph.D.
Director of Fellowships and Scholar Programs
Dr. Julye Bidmead is the Director of the Office of Fellowships and Scholar Programs and an Associate Professor of Religious Studies in Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences. She received a Ph.D. from Vanderbilt University in Religion. Prior to joining Chapman University in 2007, she held faculty positions at Miami University (OH), James Madison University, and California State University, Fresno. Dr. Bidmead teaches classes in Religious Studies, FFC, and the University Honors Program. She has won several teaching awards including the Valerie Scudder Award and Pedagogical Innovative Award. Dr. Bidmead's publications include The Akitu Festival: Religious Continuity and Royal Legitimation in Mesopotamia (Gorgias Press, 2004), Invest Your Humanity (Pickwick, 2016), and numerous articles on Near Eastern religion, ritual studies, and gender. Her most recent research project, Recovering Women's Rituals in the Ancient Near East (Equinox Press), explores women's religious roles and rites of passage in ancient Israel, Mesopotamia, and Canaan. Dr. Bidmead is currently the Education Director and field archaeologist on the Jezreel Expedition, where she spends her summers excavating the world of the ancient Israelites.
Roberto Coronel, B.A.
Director of Academic Advising
Roberto began at Chapman in 2010. As Director, Roberto oversees the undergraduate academic advising services provided by the Academic Advising Center. Prior to coming to Chapman, he served as the Assistant Director of the Academic Advising Center and Coordinator of Academic Probation and Disqualification Services at CSU Fullerton. Additionally, he served as Assistant Director of the Student Access to Science Center at CSU Long Beach, and as the Associate Director of the Mesa Engineering Program (MEP) and the Mesa Schools Program (MSP) at CSU Fresno.
Roxanne Greitz Miller, Ed.D.
Director of the Institute for Excellence in Teaching and Learning
Dr. Roxanne Greitz Miller joined Chapman in 2005 and the Provost's Office in 2015 as Director of the Institute for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (IETL), where she coordinates the Institute's professional development activities for all Chapman faculty, leads the IETL Advisory Board of faculty from across all academic disciplines, and provides consultative services for academic units and individual faculty. Dr. Miller holds the Donna Ford Attallah Endowed Professorship in Teacher Education with appointments to the College of Educational Studies and Schmid College of Science and Technology. With $3.2 million in external grant funding from 2005 to present, Dr. Miller's research centers on effective K-12 school practice and school communication. Prior to her service in the Office of the Provost, Dr. Miller was Assistant Dean in the College of Educational Studies and President of the Chapman Faculty Senate, as well as the recipient of the 2014-2016 Outstanding Teaching Professorship, Chapman's highest honor for teaching excellence. She teaches courses in educational studies at the undergraduate and graduate levels.
Paul Kang, Ph.D.
Director of Accreditation and Assessment
Dr. Paul Kang joined Chapman University in 2011 and has taught graduate and undergraduate courses on topics such as research methods and conflict management. In 2014, he was appointed to serve as the Director of Program Assessment and Improvement for the College of Educational Studies (CES). He worked with CES graduate and undergraduate programs to help prepare them for multiple accreditations, including California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC), Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), National Association of School Psychologists (NASP), and WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC).
Dr. Kang’s research interests include assessment, organizational conflict, effective teamwork in sports teams, and research design. His work has been published in Business Communication Quarterly, Communication Methods and Measures, Communication and Sport, and Small Group Research.
Dr. Kang earned his Ph.D. and M.A. in Organizational Communication from the University of California, Santa Barbara; and his B.A. in English Literature from the University of California, Los Angeles.
Anna Leahy, Ph.D.
Director of Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity
Professor Anna Leahy, Ph.D., is Director, Office of Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity and an Associate Professor in Department of English, Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences. Anna Leahy's book Constituents of Matter won the Wick Poetry Prize. Her poetry and nonfiction appear widely in anthologies and journals, including Crab Orchard Review, Cream City Review, The Journal, and The Southern Review. Her essay in The Pinch was a Notable in The Best American Essay 2013. She teaches in the MFA and BFA programs, curates the Tabula Poetica reading series, and edits TAB: The Journal of Poetry & Poetics. With Sciences Librarian Douglas Dechow, she writes Lofty Ambitions blog at http://loftyambitions.wordpress.com.
Erin McGinnis Pullin
Director of Diversity & Inclusion
Erin Pullin came to Chapman in 2008 and joined the Provost's Office in 2015. She coordinates the Chapman Diversity Project, a large-scale institutional initiative focused on enhancing the campus climate and serves as a resource for the campus community in regard to diversity and inclusion. Collaborating with numerous students, staff, faculty, administrators, alumni and trustees, Erin works with the Chapman Diversity Project to implement recommendations made by each group in the Spring of 2015. Erin completed her B.A. at the University of California, Santa Barbara in Women's Studies and her M.S. in Organization Development & Change from American University, Washington D.C. Erin is an adjunct faculty member in the Leadership Studies Program in the College of Educational Studies and formerly served as Assistant Director for Cross-Cultural Engagement within Student Affairs. Her consulting background has focused primarily on strategic planning, training and development, curriculum design, and diversity education with clients such as Oregon State University, CSU Los Angeles, the California Conference for Equality & Justice, Just Communities and the University of Vermont.
Adena Hamlin, B.A.
Administrative Assistant, Academic Advising Center
Administrative Assistant, Institute for Excellence in Teaching and Learning
Lisa Kendrick, B.A.
Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity Coordinator
Heidi Lasky, B.S.
Administrative Event Assistant, Marvin W. Meyer Faculty Athenaeum
Lonnise Magallanez, M.A.
Administrative Assistant to the Vice Provost for Graduate Education
Margaret McDonough Monroe
Administrative Operations Coordinator
Associate Director, Academic Financial Operations
Robert Pankey, B.A.
Assistant Director of Institutional Research
Christopher J. Roach, M.A.
Administrative Assistant to the Vice Provost for Institutional Effectiveness & Faculty Affairs
Stephanie Takemoto, M.A.E.
Academic Software Applications Analyst
Perla Villegas, B.A., B.S.
Senior Administrative Assistant to the Provost