Academic Senate Officers and Members


Academic Senate Officers 2023-2024

Senate Representation 2023-2024

Department senators
Art (10 FT Faculty - 1 Senator) Mark Trujillo (Term Ending Spring 2025)
Business (15 FT Faculty - 2 Senators) Aileen Huang (Term Ending Spring 2024)
Nathan Khalil (Term Ending Spring 2024)
Communications (17 FT Faculty - 2 Senators) Nate Brown (Interim Fall 2024)
Lynn Dickinson (Term Ending Spring 2026

Luis Andrade (On Sabbatical -Term Ending Spring 2025)

Cosmetology (4 FT Faculty - 1 Senator) OPEN
Counseling (35 FT Faculty - 5 Senators)

Vicenta Arrizon (Term Ending Spring 2026)
Laurie Guglielmo (Term Ending Spring 2026)
Beatriz Magallon (Term Ending Spring 2024)
Olivia Vallejo (Term Ending Spring 2024)
Alicia Villalpando (Term Ending Spring 2026)

CSIS (10 FT Faculty - 2 Senators)

Jinan Darwiche (Term Ending Spring 2025)
Gina Jerry (Term Ending Spring 2026)

Dance (5 FT Faculty - 1 Senator)

Jae Lee (Term Ending Spring 2026)

Design Tech. (12 FT Faculty - 2 Senators)

Nicola Vruwink (Term Ending Spring 2026)

Earth Science (9 FT Faculty - 1 Senator)

Brandon Lewis (Term Ending Spring 2025)

Education/ECE (7 FT Faculty - 1 Senator)

Yiching Grace (Term Ending Spring 2025)

English (6 FT Faculty - 4 Senators)

Clay Barham (Term Ending Spring 2024)
Jessica Krug (Term Ending Spring 2025)

ESL (5 FT Faculty - 1 Senator)

Koenig, Lizbeth (Term Ending Spring 2026)

Health Sciences (15 FT Faculty - 2 Senators)

Bonnie Flores (Term Ending Spring 2024)
Poy Yamada (Term Ending Spring 2025)

History (7 FT Faculty - 1 Senator)


Kinesiology/Athletics (8 FT Faculty - 1 Senator)

Matthew Hank (Term Ending Spring 2026)

Library (4 FT Faculty - 1 Senator)

Luz Badillo (Term Ending Spring 2026)

Life Science (19 FT Faculty - 2 Senators)

Chris Grant (Term Ending Spring 2026)

Mathematics (32 FT Faculty - 4 Senators)

Ebrahim Jahangard (Term Ending Spring 2024)
Novita Phua (Term Ending Spring 2025)
Quyen Phung (Term Ending Spring 2025)

Modern Languages (8 FT Faculty - 1 Senator)

Yukiko Tsuboi (Term Ending 2026)

Music (8 FT Faculty - 1 Senator)

Jim Bergman (Term Ending Spring 2026)

Philos./Soc. Sci. (15 FT Faculty - 2 Senators)

Christina Gabler (Term Ending Spring 2025)
Eric Oifer (Term Ending Spring 2024)

Photo-Fashion (8 FT Faculty - 1 Senator)

Ed Mangus (Term Ending Spring 2024)

Physical Science (21 FT Faculty - 2 Senators)

Forouzan Faridian (Term Ending Spring 2024)
Travis Pecorelli (Term Ending Spring 2024)

Psychology (9 FT Faculty - 1 Senator)

Steph Anderson (Term Ending Spring 2024)

Theater Arts (4 FT Faculty - 1 Senator)

Perviz Sawoski (Term Ending Spring 2024)

Adjuncts-at-Large (11 Total serving 1 year terms)

Robin Daniels
Katlyn Greiner
Keith Kurtz
Rostom Sarkissian

Faculty Association Liaison

Peter Morse

Senate Joint and Sub-Committees

Joint committees sub-committees
Career Education Adjunct
Curriculum Decolonizing the Academy
Distance Education Department Chairs
Environmental Affairs Elections & Rules
Global Citizenship Equity & Diversity
Information Services Finance
Institutional Effectiveness Legislative Action
Personnel Policies New Faculty
Professional Development Professional Ethics & Responsibilities
Program Review Social
Sabbaticals & Fellowships  
Student Affairs  
Student Instructional Support  

Other Senate Responsibilities

Honor Council – Greg Brookins

Student Relief Fund– Audra Wells

Participatory Governance Policy

Board Policy 2000, Article 2200, BP 2210:

"Santa Monica College is a community composed of students, faculty, staff, administration and the Board of Trustees who are committed to the implementation of the Participatory Governance Policy (AB 1725). The Board of Trustees honors the concept of participatory governance in all areas defined by State laws and regulations as policy of the Santa Monica Community College District while retaining its own rights and responsibilities as the ultimate authority.

The Board of Trustees has adopted the following participatory governance policies developed by the Academic Senate, Classified Staff, Associated Students, and Management Association."

For more information, read the Participatory Governance Policy adopted by the Board of Trustees.