Natural & Mathematical Sciences

College of Arts and Sciences

Department of Natural and Mathematical Sciences Faculty and Staff

Department of Natural and Mathematical Sciences

Arthur G. Cleveland, Ph.D.

Vice President for University Advancement
Professor of Environmental Science
Office Phone: (951) 343-4492
E-mail: acleveland@calbaptist.edu
Office Location: Yeager Center, D210

Degree Major Emphasis Institution Year
Ph.D. Biology University of North Texas 1971
M.A. Biology University of North Texas 1968
B.S. Biology University of Texas at Arlington 1962

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Lisa Hernandez, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Mathematics
Chair, Department of Natural and Mathematical Sciences
Office Phone: (951) 343-4767
E-mail: lihernandez@calbaptist.edu
Office Location: James Building, 459

Degree Major Emphasis Institution Year
Ph.D. Mathematics University of California, Riverside 2006
M.S. Mathematics University of California, Riverside 2002
B.A. Mathematics University of California, Riverside 2000

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Melissa Antonio, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Biology
Office Phone: (951) 552-8629
E-mail: mantonio@calbaptist.edu
Office Location: James Building, 469

Degree Major Emphasis Institution Year
Ph.D. Cell, Molecular, and Developmental Biology University of California, Riverside 2010
B.S. Biological Sciences University of California, Riverside 2005

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Dennis K. Bideshi, Ph.D.

Professor of Biology
Licensed Clinical Laboratory Scientist - Microbiologist: M(CLS), M(ASCP)
Office Phone: (951) 343-4397
E-mail: dbideshi@calbaptist.edu
Office Location: James Building (West), 200

Degree Major Emphasis Institution Year
Ph.D. Genetics University of California, Riverside 1999
M.A. Biology California State University, Fullerton 1992
B.A. Biology California State University, Fullerton 1984

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Jim Buchholz, Ph.D.

Professor of Mathematics and Physics
Office Phone: (951) 343-4359
E-mail: jbuchhol@calbaptist.edu
Office Location: James Building, 138

Degree Major Emphasis Institution Year
Ph.D. Physics University of California, Riverside 1996
M.S. Physics Texas A&M University 1985
B.A. Science Education and Physics Indiana State University 1982

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Linn Carothers, Ph.D.

Professor of Mathematics
Program Director, Math, Applied Statistics and Physics
Office Phone: (951) 343-4961
E-mail: lcarothers@calbaptist.edu
Office Location: James Building, 472

Degree Major Emphasis Institution Year
Ph.D. Educational Psychology and Statistics University of Southern California 1987
M.Sc. Biostatistics California State University, Northridge 1979
B.Sc. Biological Sciences University of Southern California 1973

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J. Alex Chediak, Ph.D.

Professor of Engineering and Physics
Office Phone: (951) 343-4912
E-mail: achediak@calbaptist.edu
Office Location: James Building, 134

Degree Major Emphasis Institution Year
Ph.D. Materials Science and Engineering University of California, Berkeley 2004
M.S. Materials Science and Engineering University of California, Berkeley 2001
B.S. Ceramic Engineering Alfred University 1996

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Ricardo J. Cordero-Soto, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Mathematics
Office Phone: (951) 552-8632
E-mail: rcordero@calbaptist.edu
Office Location: James Building, 470

Degree Major Emphasis Institution Year
Ph.D. Applied Mathematics for Life and Social Sciences Arizona State University 2011
M.A. Mathematics Arizona State University 2008
B.S. Applied Mathematics Universidad Metropolitana-San Juan Puerto Rico 2006

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Thomas E. Ferko, Ph.D.

Professor of Chemistry
Program Director of Chemistry and Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Office Phone: (951) 343-4399
E-mail: tferko@calbaptist.edu
Office Location: James Building, 464

Degree Major Emphasis Institution Year
Ph.D. Analytical Chemistry Purdue University 2001
B.S. Secondary Education / Chemistry Juniata College 1992

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L. Alan Fossett, Ph.D.

Professor of Chemistry
Office Phone: (951) 343-4265
E-mail: afossett@calbaptist.edu
Office Location: James Building, 460

Degree Major Emphasis Institution Year
Ph.D. Chemistry University of California, Davis 1987
B.S. Chemistry Northwest Nazarene College 1982

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Nathanael Heyman, Ph.D.

Assissant Professor of Biology
Office Phone: (951)552-8533
E-mail: nheyman@calbaptist.edu
Office Location: Mission Hall, 102

Degree Major Emphasis Institution Year
Ph.D. Physiological Sciences University of Arizona School of Medicine 2007
B.S. Biology Lee University 1997

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Hannah (Ying) Hu, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Chemistry
Office Phone: 951-552-8634
E-mail: yhu@calbaptist.edu
Office Location: James Building, 467

Degree Major Emphasis Institution Year
Ph.D. Photochemical Sciences Bowling Green State University 2008
B.S. Chemical Engineering Dalian University of Technology, Liaoning CHINA 2002

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Steve Kish, M.Div.

Lecturer in Mathematics
Office Phone: (951) 343-4825
E-mail: skish@calbaptist.edu
Office Location: James Building, 453

Degree Major Emphasis Institution Year
M.Div. Theology Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary 2003
B.A. Mathematics University of California, Riverside 1995

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Bonjun Koo, Ph.D.

Professor of Environmental Science
Office Phone: (951) 343-4621
E-mail: bonjunkoo@calbaptist.edu
Office Location: Mission Hall, 105

Degree Major Emphasis Institution Year
Ph.D. Soil and Water Science/ Enviromental Biogeochemistry University of California, Riverside 2001
M.Sc. Organic Chemistry and Pesticide Konkuk University, Seoul, S. Korea 1993
B.Sc. Agricultural Chemistry Konkuk University, Seoul, S. Korea 1989

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Michelle Nielsen, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Mathematics
Office Phone: (951) 552-8788
E-mail: mnielsen@calbaptist.edu
Office Location: James Building, 476

Degree Major Emphasis Institution Year
Ph.D. Mathematics University of Minnesota 2010
M.S. Mathematics, Statistics Minor University of Minnesota 2009
B.A. Mathematics and Secondary Education Bethel University 2003

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Marilyn Panaro, M.A.

Lecturer in Biology
Office Phone: (951) 343-4764
E-mail: mpanaro@calbaptist.edu
Office Location: James Building, 453

Degree Major Emphasis Institution Year
M.A. Bioethics Trinity International University 2003
B.S. Microbiology and Biophysical Sciences State University of New York at Buffalo 1988

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Frank Pankowski, Ph.D.

Professor of Mathematics
Office Phone: (951) 343-4263
E-mail: fpankows@calbaptist.edu
Office Location: James Building, 468

Degree Major Emphasis Institution Year
Ph.D. Mathematics University of Wroclaw (Poland) 1975
M.S. Mathematics M. Kopernik University, Torun (Poland) 1963

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Hyun-Woo Park, Ph.D.

Professor of Biology
Office Phone: (951) 343-4766
E-mail: hpark@calbaptist.edu
Office Location: James Building, 201

Degree Major Emphasis Institution Year
Ph.D. Entomology/Insect Pathology University of California, Riverside 1999
M.S. Agricultural Sciences/Insect Pathology Seoul National University, Korea 1995
B.S. Agricultural Sciences Seoul National University, Korea 1990

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Bruce Prins, Ph.D.

Professor of Biology
Biology Program Director
Office Phone: (951) 343-4266
E-mail: bprins@calbaptist.edu
Office Location: James Building, 461

Degree Major Emphasis Institution Year
Ph.D. Pharmacology and Toxicology University of California, Irvine 1992
B.A. Biology Point Loma College 1983

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Patrick Schacht, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Biochemistry
Office Phone: (951) 552-8819
E-mail: pschacht@calbaptist.edu
Office Location: James Building, 448

Degree Major Emphasis Institution Year
Ph.D. Genetics, Genomics & Bioinformatics University of California, Riverside 2013
B.S. Biochemistry Biola University 2007

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Kyle Stewart, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Physics
Office Phone: (951) 552-8723
E-mail: kstewart@calbaptist.edu
Office Location: James Building, 136A

Degree Major Emphasis Institution Year
Ph.D. Physics / Astrophysics University of California, Irvine 2009
M.S. Physics / Astrophysics University of California, Irvine 2006
B.S. Astrophysics University of California, Los Angeles 2004

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Satoru Suzuki, Ph.D.

Professor of Chemistry
Office Phone: (951)552-8726
E-mail: ssuzuki@calbaptist.edu
Office Location: James Building, 466

Degree Major Emphasis Institution Year
Ph.D. Chemistry Arizona State University 1996
B.S. Chemistry/Biology Grand Canyon University 1991

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Daniel Szeto, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Biology and Biochemistry
Office Phone: (951) 552-8735
E-mail: dszeto@calbaptist.edu
Office Location: Mission Hall Room 104

Degree Major Emphasis Institution Year
Ph.D. Biomedical Sciences University of California, San Diego 1998
M.S. Molecular Biology San Diego State University 1990
B.S. Bacteriology University of California, Davis 1986

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Bradley Thomas, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Mathematics
Office Phone: (951) 552-8729
E-mail: bthomas@calbaptist.edu
Office Location: James Building, 471

Degree Major Emphasis Institution Year
Ph.D. Mathematics University of California, Riverside 2012
M.A. Mathematics University of California, Riverside 2008
B.A. Mathematics Azusa Pacific University 2006

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Rita Schneider

Natural & Mathematical Sciences Secretary
Office Phone: (951)552-8662
E-mail: rschneider@calbaptist.edu
Office Location: James 454

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Debbie Spala

Natural & Mathematical Sciences Department Secretary
E-mail: dspala@calbaptist.edu

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Joshua van Baarsel

Lab Coordinator
E-mail: jvanbaarsel@calbaptist.edu

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