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Cynthia Anderson, MSN

Assistant Professor, School of Nursing
Office Phone: 951-343-4433
E-mail: ckanderson@calbaptist.edu
Office Location: Nursing Annex 274

Degree Major Emphasis Institution Year
MSN Nursing CSU Dominguez Hills 2007
BSN Nursing Regents College 1999
ADN Nursing Rio Hondo College 1992

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Satara Armstrong, Ph.D.

Professor of Social Work
Director, Social Work Program
Office Phone: 951-552-8442
E-mail: sarmstrong@calbaptist.edu
Office Location: James Building, 106

Degree Major Emphasis Institution Year
Ph.D. Human Services Capella University 2009
MSW Clinical Social Work University of Kansas 1999
B.A. Psychology Baker University 1997

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Deborah Bobst, DNP

Assistant Professor of Nursing
E-mail: dbobst@calbaptist.edu

Degree Major Emphasis Institution Year
DNP Nursing, Administration/Leadership Loma Linda University School of Graduate Nursing 2013
MSN Nursing Administration Norwich University 2009
Bachlors of Nursing Nursing University of Phoenix 2007
Associate Nursing College of the Desert 1981

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Christy Cotner, MSN-FNP

Assistant Professor of Nursing
Director FNP Program
Office Phone: (951) 343-4432
E-mail: ccotner@calbaptist.edu

Degree Major Emphasis Institution Year
MSN-FNP Family nurse practitioner CSUDomigues Hills 2014

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Mark A. Deharo, MHA

Assistant Professor
Director, Radiologic Sciences Program
Office Phone: 951-552-8346
E-mail: mdeharo@calbaptist.edu
Office Location: Health Science Campus H143

Degree Major Emphasis Institution Year
MHA Masters of Health Care Administration University of Phoenix 2008
BS Radiological Science Loma Linda University 2000
AS Radiological Science Loma Linda University 1996

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Jeffrey Gage, PhD

Professor of Nursing
Office Phone: 9513438658
E-mail: jgage@calbaptist.edu
Office Location: Nursing Annex 283

Degree Major Emphasis Institution Year
PhD Nursing Sinclair School of Nursing, University of Missouri 2005
MPH Public Health University of Otago, Christchurch School of Medicine & Health Science, New Zealand 2000
RN Nursing Nursing & Human Services, Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology, Christchurch, New Zealand 1991

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Mikyung Han, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Computing Software Data Sciences
Office Phone: (951) 552-8853
E-mail: mhan@calbaptist.edu
Office Location: POIN 212/ENGR 215F

Degree Major Emphasis Institution Year
Ph.D. Computer Science The University of Texas at Austin 2011
M.S. Computer Science The University of Texas at Austin 2011
B.S. Computer Science KAIST 2005

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Adele Harrison, Ph.D

Professor of Finance
E-mail: aharrison@calbaptist.edu

Degree Major Emphasis Institution Year
Ph.D Educational Administration and Leadership University of Nebraska 2007
MBA Finance Louisiana Tech University 1996
BS Business Administration, emphasis in Finance San Diego State University 1984

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Kyungsoo Im, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Computing, Software, and Data Sciences Department
Office Phone: (951) 552-8851
E-mail: kim@calbaptist.edu
Office Location: POINT 215 & ENGR 215F

Degree Major Emphasis Institution Year
Ph.D. Computer Science Clemson University 2010
M.S. Computer Science Kennesaw State University 2004
B.S. Computer Science Georgia Institute of Technology 2002

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Hector Jimenez, M.M.

Assistant Professor of Music
Office Phone: 951-343-4708
E-mail: hjimenez@calbaptist.edu
Office Location: HMUS 204

Degree Major Emphasis Institution Year
M.M. Commercial Music / Composition California State University Los Angeles 2015
B.A. Music / Music Education California Baptist University 2009

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Michael Kolta, PhD

Assistant Professor of Computer Science
Office Phone: (951) 552-8852
E-mail: mkolta@calbaptist.edu
Office Location: Point A 216

Degree Major Emphasis Institution Year
PhD Computer Science State University of New York at Albany 2009
MS Computer Science State University of New York at Albany 2007
BS Industrial Engineering Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute 1998

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Seong Kong, Ph.D

Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Office Phone: (951)552-8854
E-mail: skong@calbaptist.edu
Office Location: College of Engineering Building, 130B

Degree Major Emphasis Institution Year
Ph.D Materials Science and Engineering University of California, San Diego 2010
MS Chemistry Yonsei University 2002
BS Chemistry Kyunghee University 2000

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Kathleen Kopitzke, M.M.

Visiting Professor of Music
Office Phone: (951) 343-4717
E-mail: kkopitzke@calbaptist.edu
Office Location: 209

Degree Major Emphasis Institution Year
M.M. Conducting California Baptist University 2015
B.M. Music Education California Baptist University 2013

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Lesley Mayne, PhD, CCC-SLP

Professor of Communication Disorders
Office Phone: (951) 552-8345
E-mail: lmayne@calbaptist.edu
Office Location: Health Science Campus, G117

Degree Major Emphasis Institution Year
PhD, CCC-SLP Special Education Claremont Graduate University 12/2010
M.A. Communication Disorders California State University, Fullerton 01/1996
B.A. Communication University of Southern California 05/1989

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Elizabeth A. Morris, Ph.D.

Professor of Education and Mathematics
Associate Provost for Accreditation, Assessment and Curriculum
Office Phone: (951) 343-4507
E-mail: emorris@calbaptist.edu
Office Location: Eugene and Billie Yeager Center

Degree Major Emphasis Institution Year
Ph.D. Education Capella University 2007
M.S. Education California Baptist University 1999
B.S. Liberal Studies California Baptist University 1998

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Bryan Ness, PhD

Associate Professor, Communication Disorders
Office Phone: 951-552-8343
E-mail: bness@calbaptist.edu
Office Location: Health Science Campus G103

Degree Major Emphasis Institution Year
PhD Communication Disorders and Sciences University of Oregon 2009
M.S. Speech Pathology and Audiology University of Nevada, Reno 2002
B.S. Speech Pathology and Audiology University of Nevada, Reno 2000

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Matthew Niermann, Ph.D. , M.S.

Assistant Professor of Architecture
Office Phone: (951) 552-8670
E-mail: mniermann@calbaptist.edu
Office Location: James 478

Degree Major Emphasis Institution Year
Ph.D. Architecture: Design Studies University of Michigan 2017 Projected
M.S. Architecture Design and Research University of Michigan 2015
Th.M. Missiology Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary 2012
M.A. Theology Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary 2011
M.A. Christian Apologetics BIOLA University 2010
M.Arch. Architecture University of Illinois 2008

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Heather Ontiveros, PA-C, MA, ATC

Assistant Professor of Physician Assistant Studies
Clinical Coordinator of Physician Assistant Studies
Office Phone: (951) 552-8504
E-mail: hontiveros@calbaptist.edu
Office Location: Health Science Campus G110

Degree Major Emphasis Institution Year
PA-C Physician Assistant University of California, Davis 2008
MA Kinesiology, Emphasis in Biomechanics and Athletic Training San Diego State University 2004
BS Exercise Science University of California, Davis 1999

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Ashley Parks, MPH

Assistant Professor of Health Science
Assistant Professor of Health Science
Office Phone: 951-552-8347
E-mail: aparks@calbaptist.edu
Office Location: Health Science Campus H139

Degree Major Emphasis Institution Year
MPH Master of Public Health CSU Fresno 05/2008

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Anthony Phillips, MSN

Assistant Professor of Nursing
Office Phone: 951-343-4636
E-mail: aphillips@calbaptist.edu
Office Location: Nursing Annex 281

Degree Major Emphasis Institution Year
MSN Nursing Education Western Governor's University 2014
BSN Nursing, Public Health California State University Dominguez Hills 2005
ADN Nursing Victor Valley College 1992

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Stephen Runyan, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Biology
Office Phone: (951) 552-8452
E-mail: srunyan@calbaptist.edu
Office Location: James Building 477

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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Erik Salley, DPT, OCS, Cert. MDT

Assistant Professor of Exercise Science
Office Phone: (951) 552-8528
E-mail: esalley@calbaptist.edu
Office Location: James Building 65

Degree Major Emphasis Institution Year
DPT Doctor of Physical Therapy A.T. Still University, Mesa, Arizona 2014
MATS Master of Arts in Theological Studies Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Kentucky 2011
MPT Master of Physical Therapy Idaho State University, Pocatello, Idaho 1995
BS Bachelor of Science in Health Science Boise State University May 1992

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Jasmine Schmidt, MSN/MBA

Assistant Professor of Nursing
Director of Clinical Affiliations
Office Phone: 951-343-4538
E-mail: jschmidt@calbaptist.edu
Office Location: Nursing Annex Rm 154

Degree Major Emphasis Institution Year
MSN/MBA Nursing Practice Grand Canyon University Projected 2016
MSN/MBA/HCA Nursing/Business University of Phoenix 2009
BSN Nursing Loma Linda University 1987
ADN Nursing Loma Linda University 1985

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Alexandra Shin, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Biology
Office Phone: (951) 552 - 8453
E-mail: ashin@calbaptist.edu
Office Location: James 481

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

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Caleb Walder, M.Arch

Assistant Professor of Architecture
E-mail: cwalder@calbaptist.edu

Degree Major Emphasis Institution Year
M.Arch Architecture University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign 2008
B.S. Architecture University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign 2006

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Jennifer Zamora, M.P.A.P., PA-C

Assistant Professor
Didactic Coordinator, Physician Assistant Studies
Office Phone: 951-552-8344
E-mail: jzamora@calbaptist.edu
Office Location: Health Science Campus G112

Degree Major Emphasis Institution Year
M.P.A.P. Master of Physician Assistant Practice University of Southern California 2009
B.S. Biological Sciences California State University Fullerton 2004

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Xueyan Zhao, Ph.D

Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering
Office Phone: (951) 552-8855
E-mail: xzhao@calbaptist.edu
Office Location: ENGR 110F

Degree Major Emphasis Institution Year
Ph.D Bioproducts and Biosystems Engineering University of Minnesota 2010
M.S. Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering University of Akron 2006
M.S. Biochemical Engineering Tianjin University 2004
B.S. Chemical Engineering Tianjin University 1999

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