Professor, Legal Research and Writing Faculty
Fowler School of Law
Abigail specializes in legal analysis and communication and is teaches courses in legal analysis, advocacy, and judicial writing. She is available to support Fowler School of Law faculty by providing teaching resources regarding in-class writing assignments, problem design, and learning styles.
Dr. Cristina M. Giannantonio
Associate Professor of Management
Argyros School of Business and Economics
Cris primarily teaches courses in human resource and business management in the Argyros school. An experienced teacher through case-based presentations, Cris is interested in a variety of real-world presentation methods and has taught in the undergraduate, graduate, and Freshman Foundations program at Chapman.
Dr. Hamidreza Montazeri Aliabadi
Assistant Professor of Pharmaceutics
School of Pharmacy
Hamid was selected as first Chapman University School of Pharmacy (CUSP) Teacher of the Year (awarded by AACP) in 2016 and was appointed as the ambassador representing CUSP in Institute for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (IETL) in the same year. Hamid’s specific areas of teaching interest include advanced delivery systems, targeted delivery, RNA interference, and cancer cell biology.
Dr. Jennifer Waldeck
Associate Professor of Communication
School of Communication
Jennifer specializes in instructional and organizational communication research, with an emphasis on the effective use of new and emerging technologies for learning purposes. She assists faculty in developing their communication skills and has a specific interest in facilitated discussion and community-building in the college classroom, and she is the director of the Graduate Teaching Assistant development program for the School of Communication.
Dr. Jessica M. Walker
Assistant Professor of Psychology, Instructional Faculty
Crean College of Health and Behavioral Sciences
Jessica places a high value on getting students interested in the material and believes the best teacher is one who can convey what is exciting and important about the material in a way that inspires students to learn about it. She supports Crean College faculty in the development of lessons/activities that foster student learning, interest, and engagement; informal peer teaching evaluations; and help with technology.
Professor, Chair, Department of Dance
College of Performing Arts
Julianne has a background in the field of dance as a performer, choreographer, academic leader, and dance educator. Her teaching interests in COPA include somatic practices, history, pedagogy, improvisation, choreography, and arts integration and she is interested in supporting Chapman faculty with approaches to pedagogy that are embodied, integrated, and playful.
Dr. Justine Van Meter
Assistant Professor, Instructional Faculty
Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Justine has been at Chapman since 2006 and was the recipient of the first award for Outstanding Teaching Junior Professorship (2012-2014). She teaches undergraduate and graduate courses and focuses on interdisciplinarity. She is particularly looking forward to supporting Wilkinson faculty members and to exchanging ideas about course development, the use of visual and technological resources in the classroom, the encouragement of class discussions and student engagement, and/or any other teaching interests.
Dr. Mark Maier
Associate Professor, Director, Leadership Studies Program
College of Educational Studies
Mark has been with Chapman University since 1994 and teaches in the Leadership Studies and Leadership Development programs in the College of Educational Studies. He is intrigued by the role of the teacher in society as well as academia, and the relationship between our cognitive focus as educators and the affective means which trigger the motivation to engage that content.
Dr. Matthew D. Gartner
Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Instructional Faculty
Schmid College of Science and Technology
Matt is an assistant professor of chemistry in Schmid College and is interested in utilizing active learning strategies in general/introductory level courses. He supports faculty with the Instructional Video Studio and utilizing pre-class assessment/active learning activities in science courses.
Dr. Nam Lee
Lawrence and Kristina Dodge College of Film and Media Arts
Dr. Nam Lee joined Dodge College in 2008 and has been teaching film history and theory, various Asian cinema courses and graduate thesis workshops. Her research interests include genre and local politics in contemporary Korean cinema, politics and cinema, and film director studies, in particular, women directors. Nam is available to support Dodge faculty with general teaching support as well as exploration and understanding of the dynamics of diversity and inclusion in the classroom and curriculum.