Faculty and Staff

Division of Natural and Mathematical Sciences

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Lisa Hernández, Ph.D.

Professor of Mathematics
Dean, College of Arts and 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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Thomas E. Ferko, Ph.D.

Professor of Chemistry
Associate Dean, Division of Natural and Mathematical Sciences
Office Phone: (951) 343-4399
E-mail: tferko@calbaptist.edu
Office Location: James Building, 454

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

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Ricardo J. Cordero-Soto, Ph.D.

Professor of Mathematics
Chair of the Department of Mathematical Sciences
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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Bruce Prins, Ph.D.

Professor of Biology
Department Chair, Biological Sciences
Director, Graduate Program in Biomedical Sciences
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.

Associate Professor of Biochemistry
Department Chair, Chemical Sciences
Office Phone: (951) 552-8819
E-mail: pschacht@calbaptist.edu
Office Location: James Building, 464

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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Melissa Antonio, Ph.D.

Associate 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/Molecular Virology. Dissertation: Molecular Characterization, and Functional and Phylogenetic Analyses of Genes Involved in Granulovirus Replication and Occlusion University of California, Riverside 1999
M.A. Biological Sciences (Microbiology Emphasis). Thesis: Comparison of Methicillin Resistance in Staphylococcus aureus and Enterococci. California State University, Fullerton 1992
M(CLS)/M(ASCP) Clinical Laboratory Scientist - Clinical Microbiology/Immunology Huntington Memorial Hospital, Department of Clinical Laboratory Medicine, Pasadena, California. 1985-1986
B.A. Biological Sciences 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: jbuchholz@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
Director of Statistical Sciences
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 and Epidemiology 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, 480

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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Anabel Flores Arenas, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Biology
Office Phone: 951-343-4873
E-mail: aflores@calbaptist.edu
Office Location: James 382

Degree Major Emphasis Institution Year
Ph.D. Cell and Molecular Biology University of Michigan 2019
B.S. Biology and Spanish California Baptist University 2010

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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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Ted Grant, Ph.D.

Visiting Professor of Physics
Office Phone: (951) 552-8357
E-mail: tgrant@calbaptist.edu
Office Location: James Building, 468

Degree Major Emphasis Institution Year
Ph.D. Physics / Chemical and Material Physics University of California Irvine 2014
M.S. Physics / Chemical and Material Physics University of California Irvine 2014
B.S. Chemistry University of California Riverside 2008
B.S. Physics University of California Riverside 2008

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Nathanael Heyman, Ph.D.

Professor of Biology
Adjunct Faculty of Physician Assistant Studies
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.

Professor of Chemistry
Office Phone: (951)-552-8634
E-mail: yhu@calbaptist.edu
Office Location: James Building, 482

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

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Steve Kish, D.Min

Lecturer in Mathematics
Office Phone: (951) 343-4825
E-mail: skish@calbaptist.edu
Office Location: James Building, 248

Degree Major Emphasis Institution Year
D.Min Ministry Gateway Seminary of the Southern Baptist Convention 2020
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: James Building 186

Degree Major Emphasis Institution Year
Ph.D. Soil and Water Science/ Environmental 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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Jacob Lanphere, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Environmental Science
Office Phone: (951) 552-8383
E-mail: jlanphere@calbaptist.edu
Office Location: James 184

Degree Major Emphasis Institution Year
Ph.D. Chemical and Environmental Engineering University of California, Riverside 2014
B.S. Environmental Engineering University of California, Riverside 2011

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Esther Lee, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Statistics
Statistician
Office Phone: (951) 343-4942
E-mail: elee@calbaptist.edu
Office Location: James 479

Degree Major Emphasis Institution Year
Ph.D. Economics / Econometrics University of California, Irvine 2010

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Jenifer Nalbandian, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Chemistry
Office Phone: (951) 343-4306
E-mail: jnalbandian@calbaptist.edu
Office Location: James 478

Degree Major Emphasis Institution Year
Ph.D. Organic Chemistry University of California, Riverside
M.S. Chemistry University of California, Riverside
B.S. Chemistry/Biochemistry Emphasis Pepperdine University

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Michelle Nielsen Hernandez, Ph.D.

Associate 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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Hyun-Woo (Andrew) Park, Ph.D.

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

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

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Stephen Runyan, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Biology
Office Phone: (951) 552-8452
E-mail: srunyan@calbaptist.edu
Office Location: Mission Hall 104

Degree Major Emphasis Institution Year
Ph.D. Molecular, Cellular, and Integrative Physiology University of California, Los Angeles 2007
M.S. Physiological Science University of California, Los Angeles 2003
B.S. Physiological Science University of California, Los Angeles 2001

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Alexandra Shin, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Biology
Office Phone: (951) 552 - 8453
E-mail: ashin@calbaptist.edu
Office Location: Mission Hall 103

Degree Major Emphasis Institution Year
Ph.D. Pharmacology Loma Linda University 2015
B.S. Biology George Fox University 2011

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Michael Sill, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Mathematics
Office Phone: (951) 552-8384
E-mail: msill@calbaptist.edu
Office Location: James Building, 473

Degree Major Emphasis Institution Year
Ph.D. Mathematics University of California, Riverside 2012
B.S. Physics Loyola Marymount University 2006
B.S Mathematics Loyola Marymount University 2006

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Kyle Stewart, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Physics
Office Phone: (951) 552-8723
E-mail: kstewart@calbaptist.edu
Office Location: James Building, 471

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.

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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Jones Tsai, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Biochemistry
Office Phone: (951) 552-8368
E-mail: jtsai@calbaptist.edu
Office Location: James 477

Degree Major Emphasis Institution Year
Ph.D. Biomedical Engineering Columbia University 2010
M.S. Biomedical Engineering Columbia University 2004
B.S. Bioengineering: Premedical University of California San Diego 2003

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Robert Willett, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Mathematics
Director of the Graduate Program in Applied Mathematics
Office Phone: 343-4322
E-mail: rwillett@calbaptist.edu
Office Location: James 475

Degree Major Emphasis Institution Year
Ph.D. Mathematics University of California, Riverside 2016
M.S. Mathematics University of California, Riverside 2013
B.S. Mathematics California Baptist University 2011

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Kimberlee Bartholomew

Department Secretary, Mathematical Sciences
Office Phone: (951) 552-8662
E-mail: kbartholomew@calbaptist.edu
Office Location: JAME469

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Matthew Comer

Laboratory Technician, Division of Natural and Mathematical Sciences
Office Phone: (951) 343-4430
E-mail: mcomer@calbaptist.edu

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Cecily Dussell

Laboratory Coordinator, Division of Natural and Mathematical Sciences
Office Phone: (951) 343-4430
E-mail: cdussell@calbaptist.edu

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Allie Floyd

Department Secretary, Biological Sciences
Office Phone: 951-552-8988
E-mail: afloyd@calbaptist.edu
Office Location: James Building, 467

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Christine Hernandez

Purchasing Specialist
Office Phone: (951) 552-8295
Office Location: James Building 248

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Debbie Spala

Administrative Secretary, Division of Natural and Mathematical Sciences
Office Phone: 951-343-4380
E-mail: dspala@calbaptist.edu
Office Location: James 457

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