Scholars Program

Scholars Faculty and Staff

 

​​​​​​​​Location

Located in the Student Services Center (SSC) 2nd Floor Room 287

Scholars Program
1900 Pico Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90405

Contact

Phone: 310-434-4371
Fax: 310-434-3628
Email: scholars@smc.edu

Hours

Mondays and Wednesdays: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.                                                                              Tuesdays and Thursdays:  8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.                                                                              Fridays: 8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.

*Counseling services are unavailable on Fridays

Scholars Program Faculty

Eric Oifer, Ph.D.
Faculty Leader, Political Science Faculty
S276 310-434-8912​
oifer_eric@smc.edu

Teresa Garcia, M.A.
Program Leader, Counselor
S286 310-434-4106
garcia_teresa@smc.edu

Audra Wells, M.A.
Counselor
S285 310-434-4930
wells_audra@smc.edu

Julie Greenfield, M.A.
Counselor
S​287D 310-434-8661
greenfield_julie@smc.edu

Denise Martinez, M.A.
Counselor
S287D 310-434-8680
martinez_denise@smc.edu

Johanna Quintanilla, M.S.
Counselor
S283 (310)​ 434-8699
quintanilla_johanna@smc.edu

Theary Simon, M.Ed.
Counselor
S283 
simon_kuntheary@smc.edu.


Office Staff

Alexandra Vargas
Student Services Clerk
Front Desk (310)​ 434-4371
scholars@smc.edu

Teaching Faculty

Communication & Media Studies

Sara Brewer, Communication Studies

Nate Brown, Communication Studies

Darryl-Keith Ogata, Communication Studies

Kevin D Coleman, Media Studies

Lauren Movius, Media Studies

Sharyn Obsatz, Media Studies 

Counseling

Jenna Gausman, Counseling  

Earth Science

Ciaran Brewster, Anthropology

Catherine Haradon, Anthropology

Eric Minzenberg, Anthropology

Simon Balm, Astronomy

Ahmed Salama, Astronomy

Jing Liu, Geography

Lisa Collins, Geology

Christyanne Melendez, Geology

English

Diane Arieff

Susan ​​Caggiano

Timothy Cramer

Gordon Dossett

Lawrence Driscoll

Diana Engelmann

Walker ​Griffy

Shannon Herbert

Eleni Hioureas

Everett Legrande

Lula Livanis

​Stefan Mattessich

Erica Onugha

Mario Padilla

Lee Pritchard

Brian Rajski

History

Stephanie Amerian​

Heather Bennett

Leslie Kawaguchi

Marisol Moreno

Life Sciences

Ellen Baker,  Biology

Tom Chen, Biology

Sanjay Jayachandran, Biology

Oriana Kim-Rajab, Biology

Lyle Nichols, Biology

Zorica Scuric, Biology

Alexandra Tower, Biology

Olga Vagin, Biology

Christina Von der Ohe, Biology

Mathematics

Alex Bene​

Gail Edinger

I-Shen Lai

Mario Martinez

Colleen McGraw

Donald Murray

Lucy Odom

Keith Ouellette

Novita Phua

Ernie Ramsey

Brian Rodas

Sam Soleymani

Terry Vendlinski 

Music

James Bergman 

James Cheesman

Brian Driscoll

Frederick Fiddmont

Jeremiah Selvey

Lesa Terry

Shanon Zusman

Philosophy & Social Sciences

Clare Battista, Economics

Samuel Lee, Economics

Amber Urrutia, Economics

Micah Daily, Philosophy

Phildon Huffaker, Philosophy

Paul Klumpe, Philosophy

Ali Mohsen, Philosophy

Eric Oifer, Philosophy / Political Science

Christina Gabler, Political Science​​​​​​​​​

Christine Schultz, Political Science

James Thing, Sociology​

Melanie Klein, Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies / Sociology

Yamissett Westerband, Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies  

Psychology

Erin Cue

Lea Hald

Alex Schwartz

David Shirinyan​